Tune in for the first cycle of Theo is America's Next Top Model, which follows an ambitious aging stuffed bear as he tries to prove he has what it takes to make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of modeling.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Stepping Out with Nanette Lepore

One of the limits of breaking into modeling using my wardrobe exclusively is that there are not many opportunities for a stuffed bear to strut his stuff in designer ("couture") clothing. I am but a simple woman who bristles at paying more than $20 for a pair of jeans, which is the price that I determined was reasonable when I was in 8th grade. (Yes, that was quite some time ago.)

However, I recently had the misfortune of becoming obsessed with a fancy designer, Nanette Lepore, who seems to specialize in really cute outfits for women who lack torsos. This, my friends, is why eBay exists. Through the miracle of online bidding, I was able to obtain a stunning black and turquoise Nanette Lepore dress to wear to my brother-in-law’s engagement party a few weeks back. While I paid a bit more than I really wanted to ($154) and then for no discernable reason the dress was too big and I had to practically sell my plasma to pay to alter it so that I did not look like I was wearing a garbage sack with turquoise embroidery, it gives Theo a chance to do some couture modeling. (Remember, this is about Theo’s modeling career, not me.) Taking the leap from his previous modeling assignment (low quality underwear) to this high fashion frock would be daunting for most amateur stuffed bear models. Theo, however, once again steps up to the challenge. I believe that he looks very regal in it, and yet maintains that elusive haughty air about him that one should cultivate if one is wearing a silk couture dress that supposedly retailed for $495 at Nordstrom’s. Beautifully done!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Theo looks stunning, as always. I had no doubt he would rise to the occasion.

2:54 PM

Blogger monkeygirl said...

I LOVE NANETTE LEPORE LOVE LOVE!!! That dress by the way retailed for around $498 so you still got a deal. We have an Off Saks 5th avenue store here and they always have loads of Nanette Lepore. Although I question whether at 29 years old I should be wearing frilly, lacy, eyelet clothing. Nevertheless THEO is STUNNING!

5:48 PM

Blogger oomm said...

I would have liked to see a little more angle to the jawline here.

4:13 PM


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