Wednesday, May 31, 2006



Anyone besides me notice lately that Courtney Love and Madonna seem on some trajectory to morph into the same person? Egads, heaven help us. Sorry, I haven't posted celebrity snark lately, so I was a bit overdue. Donatella Versace was added by popular demand to complete the trifecta. You could wet Courtney's lips and stick her to the wall.

On a more important note, I've learned that Zappos.com has a couture section, and they carry one of my favorite makers, Robert Clergerie - exquisite hand-made shoes of the very finest quality. I'm loving the crap out of this pair, and these are making me think lovingly of the days when I worked for Neiman-Marcus and got that yummy discount on all shoes, but learned in particular to worship Robert Clergerie. At least Zappos has them half price so they are only $285! Ah, bliss! Too bad I've blown my shoe budget for the time being. Just call me Imelda Marcos. I can dream, can't I?

26 comments:

Vita said...

Oooo. I can see why you like those shoes.

Anonymous said...

Madonna and Courtney are both C-bombs. So I guess you can say that they've already collided.

Tickersoid said...

wow did she get smacked in the mouth?

Ben Heller said...

Courtney Love's lips are in danger of taking over her face I fear. And Madonna's starting to look like the star of one of those gruesome 70's porn films that entailed women inviting Plumbers around to their homes and their clothes accidently falling off.

:P fuzzbox said...

Macourtney? That is a scary thought.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Well called.
A little more fat injected into Madge's lips and a Farrah Fawcett makeover on Courtney's hair, and we're there.

phlegmfatale said...

vita - they are contemporary and yet classic, aren't they? I LOVE putty-colored leather - my original pair of Clergerie are same color, similar heel, only a lace-up oxford. Super-fine leather. I've worn the shit out of those shoes, and rarely do these days - they've been re-soled twice, and they don't have many miles left on them. I'm savoring them.

lightning b's b - Well-put, as usual! *LOL*

tickersoid - YES, smacked in the mouth with an ugly stick

ben heller - Yeah, Courtney is freakish and sad looking. She's finally achieved the degree of abject tragedy her earlier persona alluded to. Yeah, Madonna IS looking very 70s porn - like any minute she'll be ordering lackeys to carry large fake wood paneling and bad lighting around with her everywhere she goes in case she is photographed. Frankly, I think she should quit while she's ahead and before she goes all the way down the stony end.

fuzzbox - Yup, Macourtney, or Courtdonna. Collision course. Nasty.

phlegmfatale said...

barbara - yeah, it's icky, innit?

Twisted Lady said...

LMAO at Ben's comment.

I have one to post tomorrow of Madonna looking scary skinny...

And...

Someone needs to take her curling iron away.

Anonymous said...

There is some strange vibe I could relate to both drama queens. Maybe they will team up for a duet in their twilight years.

I love those shoes, I was not familiar with that designer, but a la Vanity Fair, I love to collect knowledge about designer names I cannot afford. I may not be able to wear them, but when the time comes, I will be ready.
These are beautiful. I think you simply must!

phlegmfatale said...

celebrityrant - yeah, the curling iron has GOT to go! I can't wait for the scary skinny photo. You think the blind gossip item about the aging superstar who obsesses about getting fat and will only eat 700 calories per day was Madonna? I think so. I'd say it was posh spice, but she's never been Super, just a star, yeah?

jacquie - you can get a contact high off my shoe buzz, baby! Well, if I get these I won't be able to do it for , aw, hell, they'll sell out before I can spare the cash for such frivolity. I have a tax bill to get paid. Ugh.
Speaking of Vanity Fair - I certainly hope you posted a hard copy of that letter you wrote them - Graydon Carter has buggered that magazine into the most dull read - it's barely recognizable.

SJ said...

My god are those lips for real??

FatQuarterQuiltFarm said...

Cripe!
One of my biggest fears is that Madonna will NEVER EVER go away.....(did you see the Vanity Fair spread where she feeds chickens whilst wearing a chiffon and cashmere ensemble!!?My Farmgirl Ass was chewing gum!!!!)and will continue to do (among other things) TV cameos well into her 80's .Speaking of such....did you see the episode of Faye Dunaway on CSI?
She looked frighteningly well preserved, but the chompers were a bit overdone...I know you would have noticed THAT......

Anonymous said...

Ech time I've seen CL on TV she looks like she has herpes sores on her mouth. She's a cess pit.

The Mistress said...

Go for the trifecta and add Donatella Versace's pic.

nongirlfriend said...

Cute shoes! I think that would blow my shoe budget for a good long while, Thlegm!

Dick said...

That kind of money for shoes would terrify me, really. I'm a $49.95 guy when it comes to footwear.
As far as the slutsy twins go, I'm fairly certain they've slept with every man in America except for me. Bitches.;)

CP said...

Oh. My. GAWD.

Cute shoes! I'm lovin' them! Did you SEE the Guess handbag I purchased the other day? I am simply having a love affair with it. And Zappos and I? We are like friends with benefits. Once a month I go over there and get royally fucked. Yeah. But it's worth every penny. *LOL*

CP.

phlegmfatale said...

ian - well, those lips are not original manufacturer's equipment, but they certainly exist, courtesy of collagen injections. Ew. Sexy, innit?

schnoobie - We are SO stuck with Madonna - remember - she doesn't want to live off camera. And her feeding chickens in chiffon and angora? Preposterous! Faye Dunaway is still a handsome woman in a way, but she's looking more and more like a burn victim. Scary. Yeah, and those chompers - chiclet teeth should never happen!

leazwell - you're right, CL is a dirtbag. pitiful, really.

mj - I succumbed to your suggestion and posted Donatella - excellent idea

nongirlfriend - well, let's just say I'm listing some crap on ebay and crossing my fingers - really want these shoes, but I need more money coming in...I've vowed not to charge them

dick - Well, I bring in a great deal more cash than I spend on shoes, so technically, I consider the household to be ahead. No lie, I could easily find 4 or 5 pairs of shoes to spend over $2000 on per month, but I consider my wee little habit to be quite under control. Extravagance in shoes is for the times when it's not a hardship, and I know when to pinch it off and have some restraint.
As for those whores of babylon not sleeping with you, I heard the old axiom "A whore will sleep with anyone; a bitch will sleep with everyone but you."


cp - They ARE sweet, aren't they? YES - that is a super-cute handbag. Love it! Zappos is only growing in my estimation since I found their couture branch. Yee haw! Here's to lubricating the wheels of commerce for the sake of yummy accessories! WOO HOO!

Maven said...

Tho Madge and Courtney seem to be on the road to morphing into oneness... Versace actually has a scary quality to her visage... I can't put my finger on it, however, she has a Jocelyn Wildenstein kinda je-ne-sais-quoi about her.

I started to drool over those shoes... went to Zappos and said to myself, "how the hell am I going to afford them?" then I quickly clicked on the sizes to see what's available. Thank God for my oversized hooves, they don't have that shoe in my size.

Close call!

phlegmfatale said...

nugget - yeah, they are all morphing into a big freakish spectacle. Oh, and I'd bet my left breast that Madonna HAS had some work done. She's looking plastic-ish these days - too drawn and tight. Sad.
See? Robert Clergerie is such a delectable shoe maker, and these in particular made my heart go pitter-pat!

Anonymous said...

I love that you added Donatella, since you read my mind again.
I was thinking when I read the post that Courtney and Madonna's morph began when they started hanging with Donatella. Which probably brings us around to Vanity Fair again! Goddamn that Graydon. See my long response to our convo in my comments.

Perplexio said...

If Courtney Love changes her name to Ruth, Rebecca, Mary, or some other Biblical name and starts practicing some weird Judeo-Christian variant then I will see that as a sign of the apocalypse.

What Does It Matter Anyways? said...

Someone is seriously deluded if they think they need to artificialy make their lips appear bigger. It's not appealing/attractive in the least. Don't even want to think what they'd feel like if kissed either. Yuckers!

Heather B said...

There is nothing I love more then the smell of rich, leather handbag ... but a great pair of shoes comes in very close - those are fab!

And WTF is up with Courtney Love, those lips? At least she started off ok, Donatella has always been gross to me.

phlegmfatale said...

jacquie - all your comments on Vanity Fair are spot-on, sadly. I hope they fire him soon - the readership has GOT to be dropping.

perplexio - so true about Courtney - blend her and Madonna and you definitely have the Whore of Babylon. skanky!

what does it matter anyways- I don't get it how some women think that looks attractive. Those trout-pouts look disturbing, not sexy.

heather b - Yeah, nice shoes do it for me every time. I really don't blame Courtney for changing that big ugly honking nose she had (but I would have overlooked it if she'd kept it, ya know, keeping it real), but going the faye dunaway-burn victim route at such a young age really creeps me out to think what she'll look like in 10 or 20 years, if she's still alive. I feel sorry for her daughter.