Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Doesn't matta if yo black or white"

I have a long-standing theory that everything looks better in black and white. Not only do I think that a b&w photo has the ability to tell more of a story than it's color counterpart, but I also believe that when it comes to style the best approach is “less is more.” And maybe, just maybe, my love for all things b&w dates back to my elementary days when I performed a ball routine in my second grade talent show to the song "Black or White" by Michael Jackson. You might ask yourself, what is a ball routine? And I am glad that you asked. In its simplest form, it is 4 girls doing rotations with various bouncing maneuvers. In it’s more complex form, it’s the most random talent show spectacle you might find among young classmates.

I genuinely can’t remember how our talent show glory came about, but I do remember absolutely loving MJ’s song and throwing around the idea of dressing up in our favorite b&w duds. You better believe that we had hair bows to match our white Ked/black sock, black Ked/white sock ensemble - you just betta believe. I still get a little sentimental when I listen to it. And by sentimental, I of course mean hyped.

Ok, so ALL of that to say that I am still a huge fan of the classic combo. One of my all-time favorite beauties (Lauren Hutton) looks stunning in so many of her old b&w photos, and in a lot of ways - cooler.

Another one of my all-time favorites is this Ralph Lauren gown that Debra Messing wore to the Golden Globes in the late 90s (I think). I loved it then, I love it now.

Because, hey – if it’s good enough for Chanel, then it’s good enough for me.


  1. That was probably around the same time that I was doing a routine to Time, Love and Tenderness by Michael Bolton. Tiny trampolines and matching outfits were also involved. Gotta love Elementary school.

  2. Please oh PLEASE tell me there is video evidence of this Talent Show. I would pay a great deal (read: lots of hugs and DC m&m's) to see it.