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Paris Fall 2014 Couture: Loris Azarro

The reboot of the Loris Azarro brand after three decades dormant continued this couture season. Designers Alvaro Castejon and Arnaud Maillard aimed to bring the look of Azarro into the 21st century without losing any of the traditional house codes.

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Luckily those house codes are slithery, sexy and shimmery. All things that a red carpet goer in this century is looking for just as much as they were in the 1980s when this brand was last active.

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On Jon Snow’s Mother

Game of Thrones has been off the air for just over a month now. In that time we’ve discussed everything we know for season five. We’ve looked at the large rash of Dornishmen that are coming and the changes to the book storyline that’s going to bring. We’ve discussed what is cut. We’ve also discussed the merits of Cersei being the first one allowed to have flashbacks and full prophecies inserted into her storyline. (We did not for the record, discuss her Walk of Shame through the city, though Lena Hedley says it is not cut, and she expects it to happen this coming season.)

But there is one thing we have not discussed. Partly because the show has been–so far–unable to transfer it from book to screen. In fact, it’s been so dormant, those who have not read the books have probably forgotten all about it, if they ever knew it was a thing.

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I’m talking about The Mystery of Jon Snow’s Mother. Does it not occur to anyone else that when people call Jon Snow’s character dull, it’s because they don’t realize he has a whole Mystery History the show’s accidentally dropped?

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Paris Fall 2014 Couture: Julien Fournie

Julien Fournie arrived on the scene as a playful designer, full of whimsy, if not the most high fashion of notions. Since being invited to the couture circuit, he’s been slowly working his way to something more refined and respectable.

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That respectability came through in the first outfit. The Little Black Dress, though eye-catching, is also very safe. But it will sell to high-end clients.

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Moffat Says Doctor Who No Longer A FairyTale

After three seasons of insisting that the Doctor Who story is a modern fairytale, this week, Moffat abruptly did an about face on the subject. Turns out we didn’t really want a bunch of magical handwaving and “the power of love saves the world.” Whodathunk it?

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Apparently to Moffat, it’s a whole new concept.

“One of the watchwords we have this year is there are consequences for choosing to live like this. It’s not a fairytale. If you have people back home, if you run away it’s going to have an effect on them. And it’s not necessarily always going to be lovely. And does the Doctor make you better?

“We want to make it feel that these adventures can hurt…”

I love how makes sure to use that same word, “fairytale,” that he did when he first took over as showrunner. Funny, I feel like this description of the show reminds me of a Doctor Who I used to know…. The one where leaving Earth to run away with an alien was actually dangerous, and if you didn’t keep your wits about you, you ended up with an advanced computer interface port in your head that you have to hide for the rest of your life, like Adam Mitchell. Or you ended up dead, like Adric.

So what Moffat is saying is having screwed with the formula for a couple of seasons, to louder and louder complaints, he’s going to go back to….what works?

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