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Fashion with Chris

February 28, 2011

After a lot of work, here they are: my final words on the Elvis Invitational.

 

Elvis Invitational Wrap-Up

 

” A bold addition to the classic splashy white jumpsuit is multiple old glory scarves (hey, where’s the blue?) & … a moustache?! Elvis as gigolo!!! The movie he forgot to make!”

"Back view of Robert (no bad sides on this guy!)"

“Torso of ultra (23 years) pro Robert Washington. THIS is how ya do it!”

 

 

"Mike D. fronts the Graceland Five. Enough said."

 

"Fringe & a determined sneer are de rigeur!"

 

"Jim Dever shows off the Stay Puft Marshmelvis look!!!"

 

 

"Add B-Side Elvis & you got a black- clad stingin' good time!!"

 



" If the only costume ya gots is a t-shirt, make sure to have a phalanx of dancin' cuties!"

 

"The ultimate accoutrement! Peter "The Colonel" Verbrugge holds up the champ's belt. Ronnie Porter wears it this year."

 

Thank y’all very much…

Photos by Carl Nelson

"Emily Cappel as Money Honey, a show unto herself"

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Fashion with Chris

February 23, 2011

Editor’s Note:  A lot of you have been getting upset about our lapsed coverage of the Elvis Invitationals.  Sorry!  We had to interrupt our coverage for breaking news.  But here is the denouement you’ve all been waiting for…  Except that first we want to post a bit of the dress standard for the event.  Start planning! those of you who are planning to attend next year’s event.

Elvis Invitational Audience Dress Standards

A Bit of Haute Coutre Showed Up

Formal Attire

Eclectic Goth Rockabilly

The Well-Heeled Were There

Everyone Wanted to Touch These to See If The Little Black Things Were Bumpy

Meow!

Court Jester to The King

And finally: Let's Give It Up for the Lone Star State!

Photos by Carl Nelson

Fashion with Chris

February 18, 2011
Chris Has Agreed to Offer His Fashion Services

Time Limited Offer:

Editor’s Note:  Chris is a bit tired from the Holidays and has decided to forgo the New York to Paris to Milan fashion tour this year.  Instead, he thinks what is really needed is to focus more, and to buy more local home-grown fashion.  And to kick the thing off, he is offering his services – in this time-limited offer – to the first ten people who come forward to have their ‘looks’ adjusted, perhaps brought a little more up to date or maybe add some edge.  Or, maybe you are one of those people who wants to toss it all up! and get something a little more out of the box.  Chris can help you there too.

We discussed the price:

Carl Nelson What I WILL do… I was going to offer your ‘fashion services’ @ $29.99/hour plus travel costs on by blog. What do you think? (more – or less?)
21 hours ago ·
  • Chris Mathews Sounds reasonable.Make it 30 dollars.
    20 hours ago ·
  • Carl Nelson Really? We’re asking for travel costs already.
    20 hours ago ·
  • Chris Mathews The penny off thing is a scam.
    19 hours ago ·
  • Carl Nelson Sounds as though you think it would be a ‘shady business practice’ to charge one cent less? Sounds… counter-intuitive! But, I can go with it. 
  • Editor (me again – this blog tech thing sometimes overwhelms me):  Anyway, there it is!  First in line of course will have more luck dictating the times of their appointments.
  • Photo by Carl Nelson
  • Fashion with Chris

    February 2, 2011

    Chris Was Sent These Images Over the Internet

    Chris Takes a Hard Look At What Passes For Elvis NowADays

    Editor’s Note:  Though there is an obvious ‘conflict of interest’, as our own Chris Mathews WAS one of the contestants – we don’t care.  (Well, actually, Chris might care a little but I pooh-poohed his concerns.  “For goodness sakes,” I said, “we pride ourselves on being a tabloid… and therefore somewhat irresponsible.  C’mon.  It’ll be fun.”)

    "Blue was not a color Elvis wore much (but he was hugely BLUES-influenced), but Mike "Blue Calcutta" Weber pulls it off here, complete with exposed chest."

    "Mike Dippery chooses the superhero look, complete with big ol' belt & cape (& adoring damsels)"

    "Or you could do like Tor & opt for the simple ice cream suit with skinny tie. So many choices!"

    “Host Jim Dever shows us the most garish choices: bad wig, big shades & mucho glitz!!! “

    Photos by Carl Nelson

    Fashion with Chris

    January 30, 2011

    Pool Fashion

    Editor’s Note:  We caught Chris on his day off in this furtive video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihItBHbPY3E

    Fashion with Chris

    December 24, 2010

    The fashion word of the week is brendy (trendy, but also flexible enough to withstand seasonal changes)…

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

    Photos by Carl Nelson

    Fashion with Chris

    December 18, 2010

    The Fall Layered Look 

    Photos by Carl Nelson

    " The U.S. Constitution guarantees your right to "BARE ARMS". And with "guns" like these, who needs bullets?!"

     

    " To accentuate the indoor effect of your camo-pants FLEX your manly tummy muscles!!!"

     

    ” Whip AWAY from the face if you opt to perch your glasses jauntily atop your egg noggin!!!”
    ” Protective glasses are a fashion “DO” when brandishing a sassy “whip”!”

    Fashion with Chris

    December 18, 2010

    Outdoors with Chris   (Continued…)

    " Is that a pumpkin in my lap or am I just glad to see you? Right on both counts!! "

    Photos by Carl Nelson

    ” No, the sky isn’t falling! It’s merely colrful aAutumnal leavery!! (And I AM wearing pants! It’s just the fall camouflage at work!!”

     

    "How do I look, Ma? GREET? (A forced Magritte pun. I should be ashamed! But I'm NOT!!!) "

    Fashion with Chris

    December 18, 2010

    Editor’s Note:  We’re dashing through Fall to get ahead of the Christmas rush, here.  But these fashions should hold true, at least until the first signs of Spring.  (Photos by Carl Nelson)

    The FALL Line-up:

     

     

    Fashion test: does the outfit still work even if the model is anonymous???"

    " Proof positive the the Autumn camo pants DO work!!!"

    " On the run from the Fashion Police? Best to remain somewhat out of focus... "

     

    Fashion with Chris

    December 14, 2010
    Editor’s Note:  What do artists do when they finally break through the clutter and achieve recognition and success?  More importantly, for this column, what do they wear?  Well, as the movie offers and deals pour forth in the wake of the response to  Chris’ two most recent film premieres
     and Mochasexuals) Chris reconsiders ‘the suit’:

    "This modern day Ebeneezer Scrooge says: BAH! HUMBUG!!" to boring fashion in this smart black & silver ensemble. And if you don't agree, he'll toss Ichabod Crane's flaming head at ya!!! "

    " Lost in the woods, or merely searching for Mother Nature? This brave businessman is covered by his trusty bumbershoot, & his loyal laptop will get him out of any sticky situation!!! "

     

    

    Photos by Carl Nelson


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