'"A literary man--WITH a wooden leg--and all Print is open to him!" That's what I thought to myself, that morning,' pursued Mr Boffin, leaning forward to describe, uncramped by the clotheshorse
, as large an arc as his right arm could make; '"all Print is open to him!" And it is, ain't it?'
Indian designers Ankur and Priyanka Modi behind the label AM:PM haven't shied away from using Bollywood stars as clotheshorses
, but they are confident that their brand identity isn't defined by celebrities.
For some, like British model Ruth Bell, who has modelled for the likes of Saint Laurent and currently appears (along with her long-haired twin sister May) in Dior's latest campaign, shaving her waist-length hair for an Alexander McQueen advert is what made her a cut above other clotheshorses
in the eyes of designers - quite literally.
that with undersized, sullenfaced clotheshorses
Beckham sent catwalk.
If your image of models is 'a bit air-headed' or 'just clotheshorses
', ' prepare to eat your words.
Iris likens assembling the elements of her signature "looks"--eclectic mixes of exotic fabrics and outlandish costume jewelry--to jazz improvisation, and certainly nobody sounds a false note in this thoroughly enjoyable riff, which should charm clotheshorses
and nudists alike.
And babe is most definitely the word for them because where Europe knocks out hollow-eyed teenage clotheshorses
that look like they would snap in a strong breeze, when designers are looking for the sort of long-limbed, buxom, Amazonian goddesses that make men drive their cars into underwear ad billboards, it is to Brazil they turn their attention.
In unpicking Dynamo Kiev 4-1, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and other stars recruited by Paris Saint-Germain in an estimated e1/4260 million splurge since June 2011 started to prove that they are more than just clotheshorses
for brand Qatar.
Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton have often been photographed indulging in the same.
There will also be a few thoroughbreds doing laps of the racecourse but the seasoned racegoer knows that the real competition is between the clotheshorses
in the stands.
Touching on the same issues as the summer's big "chick flick" this is a movie that doesn't reduce its characters to sex-crazed clotheshorses
. Yes, they all dress to the nines, but they don't lose sight of the important stuff.
AFTER WRITING July's column on corporate bribery (the laugh riot "What Have You Done for Me Lately?") and August's on the nature of corporate name-branding ("Capital Ideas"), I realized I needed to make an important counterpoint: corporate clotheshorses
Take a look at some of today's sports stars and it is easy to conclude they are vain, overpaid clotheshorses
who spend more time worrying about how they look than how they perform.
But those of you who watch Desperate Clotheshorses
just to pick up fashion tips from Susan "Two Vests" Mayer and her friends, are strongly advised not to copy Edie's pillar-box red hot pants and matching bustier top.
If you're still looking for a little celebrity action, forget overpaid clotheshorses
, and head to the haunt of a true talent.