Posts Tagged ‘Wall Street Journal’

Blahnik Rules: Briggs Clueless

November 29, 2008

Dave Briggs, like his predecessor Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Greg Kelly, is an oblivious chap when it comes to women’s footwear and its affect on the male libido. Today after a segment on free flip-flops from British bobbies for besotted beauties, Dave daftly asked [co-anchor Alisyn Camerota], “Why don’t you all just wear more comfortable shoes? We don’t really care that much if you wear the high heels?” To which Aly answered, “No, that’s not an option.”

Whether Dave knows it or not, high heels enhance the distaff aesthetic by creating the perception of a longer leg and a sleeker silhouette. Fashion designers and boudoir photogs have long known this secret. Strangely, the common man responds reflexively to this truth without a conscious comprehension thereof.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the sale of women’s footwear with heels of 3 inches and higher has increased from approximately 1/5 to 1/4 of women’s fashion footwear sold at retail stores in the last two years. Designers have taken notice. Hollywood fave Manolo Blahnik added a hot 6-inch heel this year to his line after two decades of adhering to a 5-inch limit. Parisian shoe auteur extraordinaire Christian Louboutin is offering an 8-inch version of his sexy red-soled stillettos next year.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122394215518830965.html

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1731871,00.html

Kiran Coming Back?

May 15, 2008

In answer to the comment (3.) of a blog reader to “CNN Weaning Kiran’s Fans?,” this author thought that an additional post might be helpful. He basically indicated that the “off the cuff” remarks of Kiran Chetry, John Roberts, and Kyra Phillips as to the length of Kiran’s maternity leave were in jest; that Kiran was in hog heaven with greater news resources at CNN vis-a-vis FNC; and that Kiran would rather be at work with “adults” than stay at home with her children.

Generally, “off the cuff” remarks tend to reveal the truth. Kiran told John Roberts that she would be back before he had a chance to miss her (maybe, a few days) after Roberts told the viewer that it would be about two weeks. Later, Kyra Phillips, Kiran’s sub, mentioned that she would be there for about two months. Now that a month has elapsed and no mention of Kyra filling in for Kiran Chetry has been made in the last three days (as Kyra or John did usually), it is no stretch to wonder if Kiran has reconsidered and decided to stay at home with her beautiful children for the near future. As to news resources, FNC can compete ably with CNN with its network of partners, such as SKY and WSJ. In re rather being at work, Kiran is a genuine family person and the allure of her two children must be strong. (For some conspiracy theorists, Kiran’s Sparty hosted by CNN/US prez Jonathan Klein’s wife and her high profile features in InStyle and OK! Magazine could be seen as a secret sendoff.)

Link: https://jakeho.wordpress.com/2008/05/14/cnn-weaning-kiran-fans/