Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Random Thoughts about the Ladies Olympic Short Program

The Turkey skater, Tugba wore a stunning red and gold dress, very different from what we usually see. Very beautiful. 

Miki Ando's dress also had a unique look about it. I like the longer hemline, very flattering on her. The colors were great and while I usually don't care for uneven hems this I liked. It was tailored nicely to her. 

Kim Yu Na by far had the best outfit. It was stunning-a work of art in itself, I couldn't take my eyes off of it. She gave an equally stunning performance as well. 

I'm looking forward to the long program.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Random thoughts about Olympic men's short program

Plushenko needs an updated hairdo. He has needed on for years. The "pageboy" look is pretty passe. I used to think that Johnny Weir had the worst haircut ever but Plusenko holds that title. Actually, Weir really improved his looks and finally found a haircut that frames his face. No more stringly looking hair.  Nice.

Patrick Chan's outfit was nice. I love the texture. Johnny Weir's outfit, well, I'm not sure what to think of it. It reminds me of a bad antique corset. I like the tassel and the shiny stretch patent leather look though.

I see Kevin Van Der Perrin came to the Olympics dressed for Halloween. What's with the bones outfit?

I really like the boards, it's so colorful and I love the blue-green retro design. Best of all, it's so refreshing to see boards without advertising. I don't think I've seen boards in a rink that nice looking before, it's like a work of art in itself. Way to go Canada!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Random Thoughts about the Olympic pairs short program

Shen and Zhao's outfits were so stunning. They have really improved their style through the years. The black, white, grey and pink color scheme looks fresh and contemporary. Good choice.

Caydee Denney' s hair reflects her youth. The red streaks are totally different. I wonder what does that say about her personality...

Speaking of good color choices, love the turquoise color on the outfits of Langlois & Hay. I also like the electric blue outfits of Volosozhar & Morozov.

The sparkly headband on Yuko Kavaguti was very cute.

One of my favorite outfits of the night was worn by the team that really put their best skate forward, Pang and Tong What a beautiful shade of blue and the jewels on Pang's forehead was a nice touch. Very stunning.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

US Nationals: Ladies Looking Good

The ladies competition at US Nationals featured a dazzling array of fabulous dresses. Emily Hughes looked stunning in a black dress dripping with multicolored jewels. The long sheer sleeves on the dress were an elegant touch. I tend to favor long sleeve skating dresses over the sleeveless ones which can sometimes look like bedazzled one piece swimsuits.

Mirai Nagasu's red and black long program dress was cute but I liked her black and gold short program dress a little better. Alyssa Cisney has always had excellent taste in skating costumes. Her short program sleeveless blue dress was beautiful and proved that you don't have to wear red to skate to Spanish music. She wore a matching blue flower tucked in her bun. Cisney wasn't the only one to adorn her hair with a flowers, Sasha Cohen, Caroline Zhang and Mirai Nagasu also sported flowers.

Rachel Flatt chose a different way to embellish her hair. Her long program outfit featured gold hair jewelry that matched the gold beading on her red dress. The "strapless looking" dress was a gorgeous shade of red but looked unfinished. Maybe the skirt needed to be longer. I think it's time for a makeover too. The hairdo wasn't working for me. I hope she will consider bangs instead poofing the hair up in the front.

Wasn't it great to see Sasha Cohen back at nationals? I have always loved her style on the ice. Her dresses always look polished and sophisticated. This nationals was no exception. She may not of skated away with the gold but she definitely gets my highest points for fashion. Her short program dress was "totally Sasha". Red is her signature color, she wears it better than anyone else on the ice. The sleeveless dress with a lacy design on the bodice showed off her perfect figure without looking too suggestive. The double skirt floated softly with each jump. The long fingerless gloves added a different touch and was a good balance to the sleeveless dress. Cohen's long program dress was also beautiful. I don't recall her wearing that color of blue before but it was a perfect choice to skate to the "Moonlight Sonata". It was also a refreshing change to see a turtleneck, a rare item in skating dresses these days. The high neck gave the whole outfit a more elegant look. In a competition where so many ladies came to Spokane, Washington dressed to win, Sasha Cohen rose to the top and put her best skate forward.