Archive for September 10th, 2007

henin channels her inner rafa

September 10, 2007

….when she should have been channeling her inner Roger.

Get her a stylist!: Someone needs to tell Justine Henin that capri pants and sneakers are no-nos for U.S. Open trophy photo opps. Who does she think she is, Rafa Nadal?

Meanwhile, R-Fed looked good posing outside Times Square. We could’ve done without the barricades, but whatevs…


fashion focus: visors + tennis bags at michael kors

September 10, 2007

We’re lovin’ the visors and tennis bags that Michael Kors whipped out for his Spring 2008 ready-to-wear collection.

Bonus round: You can view the whole show at

>> Michael Kors inspired by Virginia Slims
>> masha covers u.s. open wound with fashion week band-aid

short balls: tenors + fashion week + hotels = glam, glam, glam

September 10, 2007

A stroll down memory lane: A quick video piece on women’s tennis fashion throughout history.

(OT) Sleeping in transit: My buddy Matthew designed a jacket called Excubo which helps create private ‘nap time’ space when you’re out in public. Check out the segment CNN produced on “cutting edge designs” which featured this piece. (photo via gizomodo)

Fashion week sighting: Boris Becker at L.A.M.B. — that’s Gwen Stefani‘s line. NYT‘s Cathy Horyn skewers the collection. Too bad.

Advantage, Tennis: laments the loss of Anna Wintour and Stefano Tonchi to the U.S. Open finals (when they should have been front row at a few fashion shows). Boo hoo?

Virginia Slims at Michael Kors: The latest presentation from Michael Kors harked back to the days of Virginia Slims (think Chrissie Evert and Billie Jean King). The show got great reviews, including one from Suzy Menkes. The models strut out to the Xanadu soundtrack:

“The Kors show was as fast and as direct as a hard hitter on the tennis court. Out came shorts, dresses and then every angle on American sportswear, from a lean safari jacket and pantsuit to trapeze minidresses shaded in a cocktail of mint, lime, orange and peach. They had a tropical vitality, while white served as a symbol of freshness, as it does on the tennis court.”

Pavarotti, R.I.P.: Tennis lost another fan in Luciano Pavarotti, who died this past Thursday at the age of 71. Bud Collins writes a great piece on how the great tenor loved the sport.

Macao != Times Square?: While the folks behind The Venetian Macao — the world’s largest casino — hope that their brand can withstand the shadiness of that Chinese territory, we’re just glad that the stage is set for one of the R-Fed vs. Pistol Pete exos this fall. (UD and IHT)

(OT) Palazzo Versace breaks ground: The Dubai outpost of Palazzo Versace in Dubai has started construction. (spa business)

german loosens roger’s lips

September 10, 2007

After Roger’s most recent U.S. Open win — his 12th Grand Slam title — we check back in with Rene Stauffer, who penned an unofficial biography of Roger Federer entitled Quest for Perfection: The Roger Federer Story. (If you remember, we first talked to him prior to the book’s English-language release).

In the Q&A below, Stauffer comments on Roger’s spicier German-language press conferences, his revolving door of coaches, his absence in Davis Cup ties, and what it’s like to write a biography of someone who is still rewriting tennis history.

Rene Stauffer after the cut…

trophy watch: gibson guitar gets it right + u.s. open

September 10, 2007

You don’t know how happy I am that Todd Martin, who beat John McEnroe to win the inaugural Gibson Guitar Championships, received 50 Gs and and an electric guitar. Because really, who needs to take home yet another crystal vase? Good job, Outback!

And oh yeah: a little tournament called the U.S. Open happened this past fortnight, so they gave away some pretty nice prizes to some contestants, including trophies, a couple of checks on the north side of $1 million, and a Lexus.

Let’s take a look at the trophies. They’re all after the cut…

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