Arts, Entertainment, Living

Bringing Sexy Back

Monday, 10 January 2011 12:00 AM Written by
01slipMy last post about the struggle to find sexy, yet classy and youthful slips had me searching the Internet over the weekend. I was on a mission to find at least one slip that satisfied my desire for lingerie.

My search results landed me at a couple sites that are selling slips right up my alley. Here are my findings:

Anthropologie: What I like about the Intimates section at Anthropologie.com is that there is a lot of lacy and feminine bra/underwear sets. However, there are only a handful of slips to choose from. I listed Anthropologie first on my list because I actually ended up purchasing the Fullproof Half Slip for myself. This slip was the most attractive one I found in all of my results.

Urban Outfitters: On it's website, Urban Outfitters has a large selection of slips that have unique details and flirty patterns. All of the slips sold at UP.com are full slips, meaning that they cover both your chest and legs. Also, there is a handful of rompers to choose from. I like the selection at UO because of the fun and sexy patterns and details. My current favorite on the site is the Double in Brass by The Lake & Stars Chiffon Strappy Slip.

ShopStyle.com: This site is by far one of my favorite website to visit when I am searching for any type of clothing or accessory on the Internet. You simply type in what you are looking for, (ex. "slips"), and the site pulls search results from tons of online stores, including Nordstrom, Asos and Victoria's Secret, to name a few.

Pageboy Salon & Boutique- This Lawrenceville boutique comes from the recommendation from a friend and reader. Pageboy sells authentic vintage wears and I hear carries tons of styles and colors of slips. If you are looking for a unique color or just starting to try out slips, purchasing vintage is the way to go. Typically, you can find vintage slips that are not as expensive as some of the ones in the sites I mentioned above.

Remember ladies, underwear and intimates are the foundation of a good outfit. How you feel in these garments can reflect how you feel in your entire outfit and can set the mood for you day.

What do you think ladies? Are you paying attention to your undergarments as much as you are to what you wear over them?

Be sure to check back on Wednesday for another Clutch post.

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New CD - Tom Principato's "A Part of Me"

Monday, 10 January 2011 12:00 AM Written by

Tom_Principato_CDTom Principato is one of those excellent guitarists who plays great music that just happens to be deeply rooted in the blues, even though it may not always sound like classic blues music.

He's been around for a while, having performed for the past 40 years or so, and with such diverse artists as Big Momma Thornton and Billy Price.

The Washington D.C.-based musician has a new album, "A Part of Me" (Powerhouse Records, due out tomorrow), which brings in great sounds from all over the musical map in eight original songs, from flowing liquid jazz licks to fiery, bluesy solos. He gets considerable help from musicians that he's performed with but never joined on record -- Sonny Landreth, Chuck Leavell, Brian Auger, Willie Weeks and Jim Brock.

He sings with an easy groove that's a cool counterpoint to his warm arrangements, and it all comes together in a package that showcase Principato's songwriting skills and guitar excellence.

If you'd like a change-up from straight blues, you should check this out for its pure musicality and great musicianship.

Here's an interview with Tom about the CD from American Blues News.

Here's a video of one of the tracks - "Down in Lou'siania" --

 

 

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Press tour: 'The Dude Abides' on PBS

Sunday, 09 January 2011 04:59 PM Written by

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jeff_bridgesPASADENA, Calif. -- PBS's "American Masters" turns its gaze on actor Jeff Bridges, known among cult audiences for his role in "The Big Lebowski," for "The Dude Abides," premiering at 8 p.m. Wednesday on WQED-TV.

In the film, Jeff and his brother Beau tell two different versions of a story about what happened in a scene they filmed for "The Fabulous Baker Boys." It involved a "safe word" for a fight scene.

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It's time once again to get your band ready for a shot at representing the Blues Society of Western Pa. in the 2011 International Blues Challenge, with the winners going to finals in Memphis in February, 2012.

Here's the information on how to sign up, from the Blues Society web site.

And here's some info on the IBC from the Blues Foundation.

I've written before about Burgh blues photographer Dusty Scott, and I found him again in the current issue of Blues Revue magazine, where he's always contributing fine photos to illustrate articles. This month, the mag has a nice blurb about Dusty's work and dedication in capturing the blues in action.


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Press tour: PBS revisits 'Upstairs Downstairs'

Saturday, 08 January 2011 02:00 PM Written by

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PASADENA, Calif. -- For its 40th anniversary, PBS's "Masterpiece" revisits one of its biggest hits, "Upstairs Downstairs" (April 10, 17, 24, WQED-TV). Not a remake, the new three-part series is more of a sequel, set six years after the previous series ended. (In the real world it's been more than 30 years since that finale aired.)

Actresses Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins, who did not appear in the original, dreamed up the original series and also originated this reboot. Both appear in the new "Upstairs" with Marsh reprising her role as Rose Buck, a parlormaid, who is now promoted to housekeeper. Ms. Atkins plays the mother of the new patriarch who takes up residence in 165 Eaton Place.

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Schedule changes on WPGH/WPMY

Saturday, 08 January 2011 12:00 AM Written by

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Syndicated tabloid show "TMZ" moves to a better time slot Monday, from 1 a.m. weekdays to 4 p.m. weekdays on WPMY, Channel 22. Other daytime schedule changes are also in the works on Pittsburgh's Sinclair-owned TV stations. Read the full list after the jump. ...

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If you're looking for today's TV Q&A, find it here.

gameofthrones29PASADENA, Calif. -- Thursday night HBO showed TV critics a 15-minute trailer for the fantasy series "Game of Thrones," debuting April 17. The series, based on the novels by George R.R. Martin, looks fantastic, like a TV version of the "Lord of the Rings" saga. Because I have not read the books, I can't speak to its adherence to the story but HBO invited Martin, a co-executive producer on the series who wrote episode eight, to the screening and he was on a panel today to promote the show.

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Press tour: 'Torchwood' takes on death

Friday, 07 January 2011 05:50 PM Written by

torchwood_2011If you're looking for today's TV Q&A, find it here.

PASADENA, Calif. -- The plot of the new season of "Torchwood: Miracle Day," which will air on Starz: What happens when humans stop dying? It's an interesting notion, especially because Captain Jack (John Barrowman) is immortal. Of course, if everyone is immortal, there's going to be food shortages and overpopulation.

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