Archive for March 9th, 2007

fashion flashback: chanel spring 2004

March 9, 2007

Karl Lagerfeld took the public’s fascination with Chanel logos and slapped them across the face with it, showing that only the fashion house itself — under his wing — could turn anything and everything (from from Rubik’s cubes, to vinyl records, to billiard balls) into something fabulous. So move over, crocheted piece of shit, and make way for the Tennis Court Pump:

Tennis Court Pump - Chanel - Spring RTW, 2004

That is amazing. And is fanning the flames of my faggotry.

via style.com

the aussie edition

March 9, 2007

Patrick Rafter at the Salem Open in Hong Kong
As you may already know, Mark Philippoussis aka the Scud gave up surfing — along with his digs in Carlsbad — to concentrate on his tennis. (His base is now Las Vegas).

So Patrick Rafter yesterday took the steps to fill the void as the country’s tennis player/surfer. He entered a competition at the Noosa Festival of Surfing. You can see a photo of Rafter hanging ten on the Sunshine Coast Daily website.

He placed third, and attributed his lack of poise to decades of playing tennis:

“I’ve got to stick my arse back in – I sort of stick it out too far when I surf – sort of a balance thing you know. It’s like I’m returning serve,” the Eumundi-raised Davis Cup hero said with his usual candour.

We’ll keep you posted of his future surfing activities.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on this:

athens - mark philippoussis

Yeah experience the height of visual gluttony with this photo taken from the ITF website. That’s what Australia made their athletes wear to the Olympic ceremonies in ATHENS?

abuzz about murray

March 9, 2007

murray-abuzzed.jpg
via andymurray.com

More pictures of the haircut that Andy Murray debuted at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells here.

Sister Andrea Jaeger

March 9, 2007

andrea jaeger
from sporting-heroes.net

The Associated Press sent out an article about Andrea Jaeger — how she recently became a Dominican Anglican nun, and continues to run the Little Star, a charity that helps children battling cancer (which she founded).

The tennis world didn’t welcome her philantropy:

“I don’t think anyone understood the mind-set of someone who wasn’t committed to being No. 1 in the world,” said Jaeger, who reached No. 2, but conceded she tanked matches precisely to avoid the top spot. “To me, it was, when I’m on the tennis court, I’ll swing a racket back and forth and chase a few balls. When I’m not on the court, I’m going to do what I feel God has called me to do, and I’m going to be a kid. If that’s the worst thing they can say about me, then hats off to them.

“They didn’t get it then. Now, they do.”

They get it well enough that everyone — from Agassi, to Anna Kournikova, to the Croatians — regularly participate in charity matches.

via The Gadsden Times

Supplemental reading: SI.com’s Richard Dietsch did a Q&A with Jaeger back in December.

1970’s gucci

March 9, 2007

Now HERE’s how gucci tennis is done:

tennis racket case - gucci - coquette
from Coquette

gucci and billie jean king

March 9, 2007

31 Corn Lane - Billie Jean King - Gucci

I’m not in love with this Billie Jean King- and Gucci-inspired collection by 31 Corn Lane as the gal over at fashioninc, but A for effort. Love the sunglasses case.

via fashioninc

puma: French 77 and Heatherette’s Lydia Bag

March 9, 2007

The Guillermo Vilas fun doesn’t stop.

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A new Puma line called French 77, inspired by the wardrobe of the playboy, will launch in April. From Businesswire:

The PUMA Lydia Bag by Heatherette comes in three colors: “Delicate,” “Night” and “Wild.” Only 100 bags will be made, with most bags given to personal friends of Hearst. A very limited number of bags will be available exclusively at The PUMA Black Stores in New York City’s Meatpacking District and Tokyo beginning in May. Hearst will also auction the PUMA Lydia Bag by Heatherette at the Designers for Darfur Charity on February 9th during an event in which Hearst serves as the co-chair.

Picture of the Lydia Bag, and the French 77 line, after the cut.

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