Archive for May 21st, 2008

Trophy watch: UCLA women take the title

May 21, 2008

Pats on the backs of the UCLA Bruins for taking this year’s NCAA women’s title — the school’s first — over Cal (UC Berkeley). On the men’s side, the Isner-less Georgia Bulldogs successfully defended their team title with a 4-2 win over the Texas Longhorns.

More: Read Colette Lewis‘ coverage at ZooTennis.

(photo by Getty Images)


when in rome…

May 21, 2008

If you’re Maria Sharapova, there is really only one way to announce your withdrawal from the Italian Open in Rome:

First, you wear a tank designed by your gal pal Camilla Belle in collaboration with Brazilian designer Carlos Miele to benefit Rainforest Foundation US. FYI, the shirt reads “The death of the forest is the end of our life,” a quote by environmental activist Sister Dorothy Stang.

You round that out by carrying a Large Muse Two from Yves Saint Laurent.

Buy: The YSL bag, with croc-embossed leather and beige canvas, is available for $1,895 at

You can pick up the rainforest tee here (the tank version is also available). The pieces, along with those designed by actress Scarlett Johansson and model Caroline Trentini, are also for sale at Carlos Miele boutiques.

More: Learn more about Rainforest Foundation US.

(photo by Getty Images; additional info by The Purse Blog)

davydenko keeps his pants on

May 21, 2008

The ATP tapped our favorite albino Nikolay Davydenko to blog from this week’s tour stop in Portschach. Things we learned: his mom is an Energizer bunny, his dad is more chill, and he doesn’t like getting naked in the crazy, coed, clothing-eschewing spas of Austria. (The Russian baths, apparently, welcome the demure.)

The snapshot above is Kolya trying on his dad’s red spectacles. Long live geek chic!

(photo via ATP)

Update: Why Janko?

May 21, 2008

TSF had a very Janko-centric trip in NYC, with the folks at Fila giving us a peek into what the eccentric Serbian will be wearing on the terre battue of Roland Garros (hint: thumbprints) — more on that later — and Men’s Vogue delighting us with a short profile.

So when we met with an editor at MV yesterday, we had to ask: why Janko? We understand why they wrote up Roger (because Anna‘s a fan) and Nole (because he’s a ham), but Janko, save for a thrilling five-setter at the Australian Open, has barely made a blip (is he even in the top 40?).

The answer isn’t so complicated: apparently, there are times when form comes before function. In the case of this magazine, which doesn’t use models for their fashion layouts, they were simply into Tipsy’s good looks and wanted to show it off. No complaints here.

If that’s the case (and at the risk of making MV too tennis-focused), I’d also like to suggest that they use Marat and Juanqui for a layout or two. What do you think?

(More: See all the scans here)

(scan of MV via DTL)

Ashley Harkleroad in Playboy‘s August issue?

May 21, 2008

Hey there — back from NYC in one piece. I had lots of fun while I was away and I’ll definitely fill you in about what I did. In the meantime…

I’ve heard word that American darling Ashley Harkleroad will be appearing in the August issue of Playboy. But before you get your panties in a bunch (or try to mentally bunch up her panties), it’s not what you think: they’re just doing a profile on Ashley to coincide with her participation in the Beijing Olympics. No nudies here.

You can use this as an excuse to pick up the magazine just to read an article.

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