Archive for September 24th, 2007

masha as a eurotrash hooker, nyt shoe review, tennis and track produce a lovechild, etc.

September 24, 2007

Have you ever seen Stardoll? It’s this bopper “paper doll dress-up community”, and they have a section where users can dress up their favorite celebrities. The website seems to get “looks” right: a post-Jordan Catalano Jared Leto is all eyelinered out (and dresses like a rocker), Amanda Bynes is girly, and the Olsen twins are total fashionistas.

But poor Maria Sharapova got the short shrift when they put her outfits together.

What I assembled (from left to right): next year’s U.S. Open evening dress (watch out for the press conference for this one), her track suit for walking Dolce in Manhattan Beach, and her as a eurotrash hooker.

First TSF contest?: Wanna take a stab at being Masha’s Stardoll stylist? Visit the site and give it a shot. E-mail us what you come up with. I have a Roger Federer tumbler from Wilson for the best outfit (with caption).

(from Fashion Week Daily)

Shoes: Journalist Stephen Krcmar reviews tennis shoes in the latest issue of Play, the NYT sports magazine. Performance-wise, top marks go to Nike‘s Air Max Breathe Cage. And TSF throws our support to the adidas Climacool Divine (above), with its Swarovski-trimmed eyelets.

Fashion contagion’s next victim?: Track and field athlete Tasha Danvers-Smith showed up for this week’s IAAF World Athletics Final in Stuttgart dressed in a Polo Ralph Lauren tennis dress which she bought at Queen’s Club for £50. She also came to the competition with a gold strand in her hair, green spiked shoes, and lots of jewelry: earrings, a stud in her lower lip, rings, and anklets on both her ankles.

While the dress might have been a detriment to her performance (Danvers finished seventh in the Hurdles), there was no question about whether she was allowed to wear this not-so-aerodynamic outfit. “I am not sponsored so I could go out there in an Eskimo suit if I wanted to… As I don’t have the restriction of having to wear a specific uniform, I can do what I want, so why not do this?”

When designers tire of making outfits for tennis players, now they know the track stars are waiting…

(via IAAF)

(photos via Stardoll, NYT)

trophy watch: sunfeast is in the running

September 24, 2007

Congrats to the Sunfeast Open for being in the running for Most Innovative Trophy of 2007. Winner Maria Kirilenko received this traditional Indian painting (unveiled last week by Sania Mirza). Runner-up Mariya Koryttseva received her doorstop. The scoreline: 6-0, 6-2.

But the cabal behind all these stuffed tournament mascots needs to take a break. Don’t overdo it, people. Calcutta had the yellow sun, and Beijing had its own lime green version below…

In doubles, Vania King and Alla Kudryavtseva beat Koryttseva and Alberta Brianti 6-1, 6-4.

At the China Open, Jelena Jankovic got a little karmic lecture when she lost in the finals to current hot potato Agnes Szavay (again dressed in her cute Marta Makany outfit). Szavay came from behind to defeat Jankovic 5-7(7), 7-5, 6-2.

As you may remember, Jankovic took out Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-5 in the semis and accidentally hit her with a ball. How funny that it was Lindsay who bore the brunt, since she channeled her fair share of Eeyore back in the day.

And on the other side of the world, Tatiana Golovin gets back to being match tough by winning against Katarina Srebotnik 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 in Slovenia. I love the orange Lacoste skirt!

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sa watch: harshin’ my melo

September 24, 2007

Bah. Marcelo Melo received a two-month doping ban after the ITF determined he tested positive for isometheptene at Queen’s Club earlier this spring.

The ban is usually two years long, but was reduced because Melo didn’t take the substance to enhance his sporting performance.

He’ll forfeit prize money and rankings points. Which is sad, since he and partner Andre Sa had a decent run, making the doubles semis at Wimbledon and the quarters at the U.S. Open.

(AP via ESPN)

davis cup: russia downs germany

September 24, 2007

The Davis Cup tie between Russia and Germany (in Moscow) ended up 3-2 in favor of the home team. (See full results here.)

Davydenko wore Airness in his straight-set loss to Philipp Kohlschreiber. Kolya’s probably still distracted by the match-fixing scandal that emerged at the Polish Open. (Investigators were scheduled to talk to him next week.)

That’s a photo of Kohlschreiber and his gorgeous lips; German team captain Patrik Kuhnen wears the German-themed wristband that we love. Awesome.

Mikhail Youzhny, in adidas, does his traditional post-win salute after beatng Davis Cup rookie Philipp Petzschner 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Youzhny redeemed his loss in the doubles rubber (with teammate Dmitry Tursunov). Look at that… Fila and the three stripes of adidas sync up for a nice doubles look.

Igor Andreev, in his new style from Under Armour, clinched the win by beating Kohlschreiber 6-3, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.

“It’s an amazing feeling playing here in Moscow and it’s the second time I won the deciding point … it’s great,” said Andreev. “I like this feeling of adrenaline in your body before going on the court, it’s so exciting to play here and it’s great for our country to reach the Davis Cup Final for the second year in a row.” (source)

The final will be played against the U.S. on American soil.

And here’s Marat Safin, fresh (stale?) from his trek up the mountain, knowing how important it is to cheer on his teammates.


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