Thursday, September 2, 2010

Behind the Velvet Ropes

Does anyone remember that show? Back when the Style Network actually had shows about fashion.

I am not sure what it is about host Lauren Ezersky that I love, maybe it's her offbeat style and personality or maybe that crazy Alexandra Cabot hair.  I do know however I don't get phased by celebrity very often, I mean I hung out with Joey Ramone once and thought nothing of it.  BUT when I ran into Lauren in NYC many years ago I was struck dumb, gobblity-gook came out of mouth, I choked...  I wanted to say just the right thing that would make her think I was so "FAH-bulous" that she would want to be my best friend and take me behind the scenes at all the best fashion shows....yeah....didn't quite work out that way, apparently my imagination doesn't translate well into reality.

Below isn't a clip from Behind the Velvet Ropes, but is one of my favorite interviews she did with Bestey Johnson. Doesn't Betsey's decor make you swoony and schizophrenic all at the same time? Love it.

Don't know about you, but I'm feeling like starting a letter writing campaign to the Stle Network to bring the fashion back! I want my Velvet Ropes and Fashion File back!


  1. I remember Lauren Ezersky and her fun hair! That was a great show. I just read her bio from your link and she apparently got her start when she went on Oprah to get help for her compulsive shopping problem!

  2. oh my gosh, i have not thought about her in AGES, in years! she's like such a fantastic caricature of her own self (that exaggerated voice i wonder how long it took to reallly develop that), you gotta love it.

    and of course those vintage delicates deteriorate "right on the hanger"! sitting in the sun, resting on 100 year old lace shoulders, duh! get those in a drawer man!


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