Monthly Archives: October 2009

Not Rosie and Kelli!

If you’ve ever sat down and watched All Aboard, you’ll have no doubt noticed how much Kelli Carpenter and Rosie O’Donnell loved each other and their kids on that cruise. I did, and it made me have faith in lesbian relationships and two-mom families which is why it is so devastating to hear that their relationship is officially on the rocks!

Although they haven’t officially confirmed the separation Rosie did say: “We’re a family, we remain a family and we’re working on the issues,” noting that there are four children whose well-being comes before anything.  The couple married in San Francisco in 2004 and have three adopted children — Parker, 14, Chelsea, 12 and Blake, 9, as well as Vivienne (“Vivi”), 6, whom Carpenter carried.

“They’re adorable and wonderful and they are by far a priority,” O’Donnell said. “Kelli and I love each other very much and we are working on our issues. Those are the only words I am ever going to say. Ever. And that is something that has been agreed upon by all parties,” she said, tears collecting in her eyes. “But everything’s fine and everybody’s good and we’re still both raising them together. We will both continue to parent them and we’re friendly and everything’s all right.”

Rosie and Kelli on their wedding day.. awww!

Rosie and Kelli on their wedding day.. awww!

White and vintage, just how I like them

I love white shoes. I buy a lot of white shoes. I know they get dirty easily but I don’t care! I also love all things vintage, which is why I’m more than a little bit excited about these brand new white Nike Blazer Hi sneakers that have just been release as part of the Nike Vintage collection.

They’re a high-cut design and all-white leather upper, midsole and shoe laces, and the only color on the shoe is the Nike swoosh. They come in vintage black and vintage red and in an attempt to annoy every masculine basketball player in the world I’m going finish by saying I think they’re really, really pretty!!

Nike Blazer Hi Vintage in black and red

Nike Blazer Hi Vintage in black and red

Get your Nike Blazer Hi from Superkix.

New lesbian drama for BBC

BBC3’s brand new six-part lesbian drama, Lip Service, has begun filming in Glasgow and the network has just announced who we can expect to see filling our screens with lesbian goodness when the show premieres early next year.

The three female lead roles will be played by Laura Fraser (Florence Nightingale, Casanova, The Boys Are Back), Ruta Gedmintas (The Tudors) and Fiona Button (The Palace).

Gedmintas plays Frankie, described as an “irreverent and provocative photographer”.

Ruta Gedmintas to play Frankie in Lip Service

Ruta Gedmintas to play Frankie in Lip Service

Laura Fraser plays Cat – Frankie’s former lover, who may not be as immune to Frankie’s charms as she professes to be…

Lauara Fraser to play Frankie's ex, Cat

Lauara Fraser to play Frankie's ex, Cat

And Fiona Button plays Tess – Cat’s best friend and flatmate who is struggling to meet Ms Right.

Fiona Button to play Tess, Cat's best friend

Fiona Button to play Tess, Cat's best friend

Major female supporting roles in Lip Service will be taken up by Roxanne McKee (Hollyoaks) and Heather Peace (The Chase, Blue Murder).

Writer and creator Harriet Braun says: “All of these characters are very close to my heart, so to have found such a great cast who bring them to life so fantastically is very exciting.

“Based on my own experiences and those of my friends, I wanted to write a sexy, funny and irreverent drama that reflects what it is to be a young gay woman living in Britain today.

“I loved The L Word but it’s high time we saw some contemporary British lesbians, with all the bad weather, trips to the pub and repressed emotions that go with that. It will be as funny as it is pathos-filled, because in my experience that’s how life is.”

To our UK friends, please keep an eye out for Lip Service and let us know what you think!

Two words for Ruby Rose

F*CK YES!

Ruby Rose goes platinum blonde

Ruby Rose goes platinum blonde

Steal Tegan & Sara’s look

With the release of Tegan & Sara’s new album, Sainthood, there’s a bunch of new photos of the twinsome emerging, and with the new photos comes a slew of conversation around what they’re wearing. I found this photo, below, on a T&S forum where discussion was raging about their outfits and their make-up. Some people are loving it, some people not.
Tegan & Sara: understated sophistication

Tegan & Sara: understated sophistication

I think they both look great in this photo! Their maturity and femininity really shines through and they prove they can make simple look really stylish. I love that they’re wearing make-up, and fitted jeans and tailored jackets. As someone who would happily change outfits 5 times a day, I love seeing my favorite lesbians mixing things up and moving beyond jeans and t-shirts.
If you love the look Tegan & Sara have got going on above, I’ve tracked down a few websites that can help you steal their look for yourself!
If, like Tegan, you enjoy a good blazer you can’t go past this beautiful TopShop Kate Moss Grosgrain Blazer available for $160. A good black jacket never, ever goes out of style so pay a little more and invest in one that will look good after a lot of wear and quite a few trips to the dry cleaners.
TopShop Kate Moss Grosgrain Blazer - $160

TopShop Kate Moss Grosgrain Blazer - $160

In this photo, Sara has jazzed up the check shirt with jeans combo and made it look more girly by tucking her shirt into her mid-rise jeans and bringing it all together with  brown belt. It’s a super-simple look to pull together, and you can have it for only $120 for the whole outfit.

Start off with a long (easier to tuck!) black and white check shirt, like this one from Dorothy Perkins which you can pick up for only $40.

Dorothy Perkins black and white check shirt, $40

Dorothy Perkins black and white check shirt, $40

Add these Levi’s Eco Mid Rise Boot 553 available for only $69.50.

Levi's Eco Mid Rise Boot 553

Levi's Eco Mid Rise Boot 553

And finally, pick up one of these awesome vintage brown belts from Etsy to finish it off.

Brown imitation reptile skin belt $6.50

Replica snake skin belt

Replica snake skin belt

Etsy brown woven belt – $10

Brown woven belt

Brown woven belt

Et voila!

Ruby Rose getting replaced?

Well this is one rumor I really, really, really hope isn’t true! Word on the street is that Australian MTV hostess-with-the-mostess Ruby Rose, might be getting replaced by Miss Universe contestant, Erin McNaught. Rumor has it that Ruby ruffled some feathers with MTV’s major sponsor Vodafone when she went to the US for the Video Music Awards and to film the special, Ruby Rocks New York. But she has denied the rumors, saying this is the first she’s heard of any change and that she expects to stay with MTV well into next year.

As Ruby is easily the hottest MTV VJ in history, I think they’ll be making a HUGE mistake if they let her go. But with her looks, style and absolute zzzexiness in front of the camera, she’ll be a star no matter where she ends up!

MTV would be insane to let Ruby Rose go!

MTV would be insane to let Ruby Rose go!

Steal this: Samantha Ronson’s shoes

She’s got the look… and now you can too! If you love Samantha Ronson’s style, she recently revealed where she bought the boots she’s rockin’ in the pic below. I couldn’t find a website for them but the boots are from a store called BES on Lafayette St in NYC. If you know the one, let me know their web address or phone number so I can share it!

Samantha Ronson in bots bought at BES, NYC

Samantha Ronson in bots bought at BES, NYC