Thursday, June 4, 2009

TLo, The Arbiters of Fashion

Speaking of TLo, I started reading that blog about a month ago. Originally started by Tom and Lorenzo to do hilarious, catty commentary on Project Runway (and formerly named Project Rungay), it's morphed into one of the go-to blogs about all things fashion and beauty. Like Go Fug Yourself, once you start reading, you can't stop.

So I love The Boys. They're funny and they love fashion. They actually recognize every woman featured in this post, which is more than I can say for myself. I mean, who the hell is Jenna Dewan and why is she dressed like a space girl from the original Star Trek series? "Brain? Brain? What is brain?"

Because I like to comment on the blogs I visit, the attitudes of other commenters matter to me. Most of them are almost as smart and funny as The Boys. There's a real camaraderie among them, and, unlike some of the food blogs I go to (Michael Ruhlman sycophants, I'm looking right at you), TLo's followers aren't desperate to impress their leaders. Like Tom and Lorenzo, and girls everywhere, they just want to have fun.

My only complaint is Tom and Lorenzo seem to think that "bitch" and "woman" are synonyms. If you read the post I linked to my last entry, you saw that they think it's OK to refer to someone as awesome as Cate Blanchett as "bitch". Yeah, not so much. Call her girl, dame, broad, skirt, chick, tomato. I don't care. Just stop with the "bitch", please.

You have to care a lot about fashion to care about TLo. (I'm sure Joe will be mesmerized.) And you need a high "catty queen" tolerance. The readers are called "ladies", except when we're called "poodles" or "kittens", the last being my favorite. But if you love fashion, kittens, you must check out The Boys. They're faaabulous.


  1. I'm not a big fan of "bitch" either, but somehow knowing that Tom and Lorenzo have a lot of male readers too makes it more tolerable. Poodles is my favorite too...


  2. I wish Blogger would notify me when I get a comment. Bah.

    I get what you're saying, suz. I know the boys use it in the most benign way possible, and mean no offense. "Bitch" is just a pet peeve.

    My biggest complaint about TLo is I love their site so much, I end up spending way too much time there.

  3. If you think having a sense of aesthetics is a burden, try having one and being a straight male. "Rectum? Damn near killed 'em!" ;)