Iris rocks!

The name Iris Apfel has been mentioned in previous blogs and if I were allowed only one word to describe the ninety-three-year-old style icon it would be inspiring. Apfel is the subject of a recent documentary as part of the Hot Docs series being shown at the Bloor Cinema in Toronto. Apfel describes herself as a geriatric starlet. The documentary about her late-life celebrity status was made by filmmaker Albert Maysles who died recently at the age of eighty-eight. Iris Apfel's parents were originally in the fabric business and after…

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We’ve been published – again

My recent blog about how much I enjoyed the March issue of ELLE Canada was the result of how relevant and well-written their articles were that month. The March issue was dedicated to feminism which is a subject dear to my heart and I appreciated their coverage. So I wrote them a fan letter—actually I sent them a copy of my blog posting (You can't always judge a magazine by its cover) and they printed an excerpt as their "best" letter on the May 2015 issue. If you subscribe  to…

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You can’t always judge a magazine by its cover

One of my (many) dirty little secrets is that I'm a subscriber to ELLE Canada magazine. I don't advertise this as I wouldn't want anyone to label me as shallow, superficial and materialistic. Subscribing to a seemingly fluff magazine targeted at young, hip fashionistas would certainly lead one to think this is the case, but after reading the March 2015 issue I feel somewhat vindicated. First of all, it's the Canadian edition so I'm supporting Canadian retailers and contributors to the publishing side of the magazine. But it also surprises…

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There was an old woman . . .

The other day as I was listening to a story on the radio about a house fire the announcer wrapped up by saying, "And the elderly woman who lived in the home died in the fire. She was sixty-two." That comment nearly knocked me on my flabby old fanny. Since when did sixty-two become elderly? I'm older than that; most of my friends are older than that and we hardly consider ourselves elderly. In fact, neither did my grandmother when she was well into her nineties. She always respectfully referred…

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I know somebody who knows somebody who’s a somebody

Here's an interview with (allow me to name-drop here) Brad Goreski, my girlfriend MaryAnne's nephew. Brad recently became one of the hosts of TV's Fashion Police bringing his Canadian sensibility (he grew up in Port Perry) and strong stylist credentials to the show. He recently did an interview with the Los Angeles Times. Here's the link: http://www.latimes.com/fashion/la-ig-brad-goreski-interview-20150208-story.html#page=1 And, to read my original blog posting about Brad: http://boomerbroadcast.net/2015/01/11/i-know-somebody-who-knows-somebody-whos-a-somebody/

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And the winner is . . .

Am I the only person on the planet who hates watching award shows?  Now that we have the Golden Globes and a couple of other awards shows under our belt, it won't be long until the big one, the Academy Awards will be upon us. It's not that I'm opposed to the awards themselves and I love the glamour and beautiful dresses associated with the event, I just find the shows themselves to be painful to watch so I prefer to simply check the newspaper the next morning to get…

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