Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Grande Dame of the Week

Some southern heat and beauty.....The Goddess Raven.

The Goddess Raven hails from the heat of the south from Atlanta ,Georgia. I have seen Raven perform several times, and I must say has to be one of the most incredible dancers I have laid my eyes on, all while doing it with very large wardrobe pieces. And speaking of costumes, Raven has hands down some of the most elaborate, elegant, and over the top costumes I have seen from queens! Talk about a entrance! I have seen her many a time, but mostly at the now defunct show, Charlie Brown's Cabaret, which used to be at Backstreet in Atlanta. Raven is also always up for some good ole charity shows to help the community and was even given the prestigious title, Entertainer of the Year several years ago. I wonder what she does with her costumes when she's done with them. Raven, contact me when your thru with them , would you? Thanks. Tootles!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Pucker Lips!

Well another weekend has come and gone and the Mistress was pretty busy with some extra house chores. Changing out all the candles to more of a fall scent, and adding some old fashioned cast iron pumpkins around for the coming of fall. Then there was my favorite- cleaning of the windows. I hate doing it, but after the spring and summer seasons it was time to get it done for fall. I usually hate when summer ends,, as I'm a summer person, but I have to admit I'm ready for the season to change now as that means more hearty cooking ahead with the likes of London broils, New England pot roasts ,and potatoes cooked every which way. Last night for instance the house was lit with candles for the Boy-Toy's birthday where I made him his favorite dish- Stuffed Peppers! And with that we had some red wine given to us as a gift some time ago. And boy, did our lips ever pucker!

You know the look. Was it ever so sweet. And when you twirled the wine in the glass it just clung to the sides without coming down the sides of the glass, which means a very heavy sugar content. It reminded me of the stuff my Dad use to drink!

Now I don't know about y'all but the Mistress lover herself a nice dry to extra dry wine. White or red. But I think the real problem is when Kailyn took us to the Sonoma and Napa Valley's for wine tasting this past summer. Viansa Winery, I believe has us spoiled!!! Tootles!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Shut Up Already and Go Away

Would someone please tell this one.....

and this one...

to please kindly shut their traps and take all their childish, drama, and selfishness and finally be gone, before the Mistress has to slap them silly with a Manolo Blahnik heel! I don't watch either of these shows, but just the nightmarish previews is all one needs to lose ones appetite! Begone. Disappear already. Am I the only one these two grate the nerves of?

Happy Birthday...You Chicken ?

Happy Birthday Boy-Toy! Yes, today is the Boy-Toy's birthday. And since he isn't big on cake I figured this guy with candles would do! The Boy-Toy is now two years past his previous chicken status. It seems like only yesterday he was flapping around the yard with the others. He's lucky though, as he still looks like a young chicken, and it works to his advantage, most of the time. Anyway, we went out last night with a good friend for dinner up in Washington's Crossing where he was in heaven as he could see the Penn State game on a really big screen. Today the Mistress will make his favorite dinner for the little pip-squeak and give him his gift. And now Aunt Barbra will sing to you for your birthday, unless of cousre,you want moi to sing it for you, in my best Ethel Merman? HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

More Creations

I know the Mistress has been very absent of late. It has been a very busy time with so much going on at work. Last week we wrapped up one of our biggest events of the year in addition to some trunk shows we had for two designers. Then it was all about our huge visit this past Tuesday where the top five brass of the company come for their yearly visit. And I'm happy to report we had a wonderful visit, one of the best I think we have ever had! The list was so minimal of changes we can get these thing done and corrected in one day! Then it was off to the yearly prototype in White Plains New York to set the whole store with our holiday trim and spectacular moments with fashion and trends. These usually have to be WOWS! We also set up all the gift giving tables and little "shops" like trim-a-home and candy shops. Why so early? Well, we do this because after were done with our work, the top brass come thru to check out everything too see. Provided they like it it then get photographed and made into a directive book and then sent to stores. All the other stores don't set Christmas till the mid -November range. Anyho, the Mistress did set up some of her visual moments I did at my own store. The first is a mannequin rigged in the YES department showcasing party dresses. They wanted over the top, so they literary got over the top!

The second is a huge wall to the entrance of dresses to showcase a gray dress. I choose to use red as a pop color. The frames really add some drama to the look.

The next pictures are not my creations. All I did was the outfit planning and styling of the wardrobe. I love my co-worker who thought to do a tie in with the show Madmen. It is one of our trends right now showcasing men's suits and trench coats.

And the last picture is a set up I came up with to highlight the Juicy Couture gift giving set-up of jewelry charms and jewelry pieces.

We also visited the Rootstein manniquin showroom. I will do a post soon to show y'all some real over the top fashion and looks. So- after such hard work and many hours on the road I'm happy to report I'm off for a lovely four day weekend now. Wonderful. Toodles!


My dear Howard sent this to me in a email the other day and I just had to share it with y'all. I laughed so hard I swear, I almost had a accident. Thanks Howard for the hardy laugh! Also be sure to check out Howard's blog Soundtrack to My Day in my blog roll.

From the Candy Shop

Kevin Ashlee is a 24 year old model and actor who is currently living in New York City. This handsome model is very versatile with his pictures. I just love the sports cup pictures!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dressed and Heeled

The Mistress was recently asked in a email what women I thought were well dressed and always looked good. I really had to think about this. I love a well dressed woman. Put together from head to toe. Some of the women I used to work with looked a fright. I always told them to put on some make-up, get their hair did, and put on some heels and a lovely outfit before they step outside their door. Otherwise it's a insult to every delicacie to my nature! So, Batina, here you go.

1-Anna Wintour

Enough said.

2-Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi always looks cool and confident in her power suits while fighting it out in the US House. Other female politicians should take notes on how to represent their districts with some flair. And not in a suit with sneakers.

3-Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Willians is a dream come true. Fresh, elegant, and at times, over the top and still manages to pull it off. She wear the right things, the right colors and is always flawless.

4- Carolina Herrera

This ultra luxe European designer always looks relaxed, chic, and well put together, while still being elegant and stately. Carolina looks and dresses very appropriate for her age. Classic and timeless.

5-Victoria Beckman

I know I may be a minority on this one. Victoria can pull just about anything off with confidence and elegance. This look above is just so chic! She is always put together, and sort of reminds me of a modern day Holly Golighty. And her best accessory is that hot husband of hers. She can wear whose glasses too, and most of the time always wears what is good for her.

6-Sophia Loren

This Italian goddess was always a favorite of mine since I met her once at a boutique opening yeas ago. She was and still is well put together. I like her style. While being sex kitten with fish nets and high heels, she can give the tramp a twist with a elegant, classic touch. And those wide brimmed hats!!! Hell, lets face it, she can make a slip and pearls elegant.

7- Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is always flawless and put together before stepping outside her door. While being earthy, she still looks elegant and chic. Always a favorite, and classic.

8-Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie always like flawless whether she is in a gown or a St.John suit.Hell, for that matter even a asymmetrical tee shirt and jean looks good on her. She has really came along way.

9-Georgette Mosbacher

Georgette Mosbacher, who is the CEO of Borghese Cosmetics and a New York socialite, after all these years, can still throw on a power suit and manage to add some drama with a little color or texture to a suit. And girl can wear a gown.

10-Ivanka Trump

Ivanka for her young age in this these times always looks put together and confident, and can be sexy while not looking like a whore like her famous counter parts. She looks like her mother Ivana, but only she got it right.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Grande Dame of the Week

The colorful Empress Fontaine!

The Empress Fontaine hails from Toledo, Ohio and has been doing her diva duties entertaining the masses for quite some time. The Empress has her work cut out for her as she is one of the few queens in an area where there isn't all that many queens. And she has made quite the name for herself out there in the Ohio and Michigan areas. The Empress Fontaine is always up for a show to raise a few dollars for the local charities and the gay community. She also came close to being a final dragtestant on the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race. I guess we'll have to see if she ends up on the show as a producers pick!

A Change of Heart!

This past weekend when the Mistress and the Boy-Toy arrived back home, we relaxed mostly as the Mistress had a crazy week coming up. So I actually watched some football, but not to long ,but did indeed watch some. And that's when I saw him. Christian Ponder that is!

I have never been a sports enthusiasts, but if the players look like this I may have to have a change of heart. Now if I could learn how many innings and what they are actually running all over the field for I'd be in good shape! Tootles!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Taking A Powder

Exhausted! That is how the Mistress is. I must apologise for my lack of commenting on all your lovely blogs this week and I miss them. It has been a very busy week. I have been working longer hours getting the store ready for a HUGE top VIP visit on Tuesday, wrapping up our HOT event at the store, and visually enhancing two trunk shows and one fashion show and then there's our kick-off meeting for our fall fashions! And next week is our holiday pro-type! That's fine by me, this queen can handle alot! I have in the past "handled" two guys at the same time while smoking a cigar and mixing a gin and tonic, opps,I meant, I can multi-task just fine! Yea that's it! So it has been just insane this week and when the Boy-Toy gets home, we are leaving for a impromptu trip to Harrisburg to say goodnight to my friend Sherman who passed away last Sunday and stay overnight with the Mother. So I will be back next week. Till then I'll just take a quick powder and cock-a-tail till the Boy-Toy gets home. Tootles!

Some Sensual Sexiness

I just love a strong man in sexy underwear... or nothing at all. I couldn't pick just one, although I am fond of number two. Which is your favorite?