Posts Tagged ‘Tom Ford’

Very Special Boots

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Tom Ford patchwork fur boots 3775


Look at these stunning over-the-knee boots made of patchwork fur by the always sexy and repellent Tom Ford.

“Purple tone-on-tone dyed astrakhan (Afghan origin) and dyed calf hair (New Zealand origin.)”  Here’s a close up:

tom ford close-up


If you’re wondering what astrakhan is, designer Dennis Basso says you’re not.

“Women who want something beautiful are only interested in the final product,” he said. “She’s buying fashion. She’s not going into Prada and asking, ‘Where did this come from?’ It’s like when somebody goes and buys a diamond. They’re not asking what mine it came from either.”

But I’ll tell you anyway. Most astrakhan lambs, according to the fur industry, are killed within days or weeks of their birth because as they age, the quality of their wool quickly changes from tightly curled rows to a more coarse and wiry pelt. Oh well, too bad for those lambs, they should be honored to serve Tom Ford’s vision.

I wish Neiman Marcus offered styling advice like Net-a-Porter does, but you’ll have to wing it on your own.


Tom Ford’s Baby

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008


Finally, we can expect the ‘It’ baby to arrive in 2008, courtesy of Tom Ford, onetime ‘It’ designer turned fragrance monger, who divulged his plans to Fantastic Man magazine.

Tom’s partner Richard Buckley doesn’t want a kid, but too bad for him, Tom says. “It’s going to give his life new meaning,” Tom states ominously. Furthermore, the baby will be Tom’s biological child.

Elsewhere in the interview, Tom notes: “I don’t find a guy’s cock or a  woman’s vagina  offensive.” That’s a relief!

Ironically enough, I find that statement offensive. I’m not sure why. Is it because he assigned a gender to the cock and vagina, to  clarify that he doesn’t like a woman’s cock or a man’s vagina? Or is it because he pairs a clinical word with a slang word?

In any case, Tom’s cock and someone’s vagina will undoubtedly play their respective roles in producing the ‘It’ baby, whose name will take its place with Suri, Zahara, Apple and the rest of them. If Shiloh is the Birkin bag of babies, what will Tom’s offspring be? Maybe this Mulberry  Bayswater.