Sunday, November 28, 2010

Can we please talk about Barbra Streisand in Vogue?


Her house... I can't even bear to scan the photos. It's so embarassing.

If someone has the photos to send, I will gladly post.

Discuss.

39 comments:

Concrete Jungle said...

You're back! I'm with you on this one 150%

Mrs. Blandings said...

She has always been cuckoo for coco puffs when it comes to her home. Bizarro-land. I wish I had old images, but I don't. This was way beyond.

Sketch42 said...

Um? When did you come back? I blogged the photos a few weeks ago. Agree - horrible.

Anonymous said...

Her house was also in People magazine. Yuck.

Anonymous said...

Love it when you appear in my reader! Always something to look forward to. You are missed.

Anonymous said...

I believe the style is technically called "I'm not Jewish! Or from Brooklyn! At all!" Regency.

chi said...

Unlurk to say I'm happy to see you pop up my my Reader!

Now I'll sit back and hope that more people who know more than I do discuss!

Kwana said...

Did they double stick the dog's paws to the couch like that?

Vince said...

Barbra reigns. To you haters, STFU. You're not worthy or qualified to lick the soles of her Stuart Weitzman pumps. You are all jealous!

Cote de Texas said...

someone gave me the book for my birthday. ugggh. omg. omg. it's so horrible. all that victorian crap and faux federal and fake barn. the roses and the gardens are beautiful - that's it

the basement is a mall!! it's hysterical. a disneyland mall with stores and doll stores.

it's almost as bad as the book the Jane Seymour put out. is that her name? the actress with the long hair? her house was 10 times worse.

does anyone want the book? free!

Peggy and Fritz said...

Just goes to show all you have to do is be a celebrity and you get published whether it's in good or bad taste. All I have to say is the "litte stores" Please!

Anonymous said...

Yay! You're back!
About Babs: I thought the same thing. Didn't we all?
There's no accounting for taste. My question is, who is the editor that thought this was a good idea?
Maria

janfaw said...

You're back! Just in time for the holidays! Even if it's just for today; it's like an early Christmas gift!

Hope you are well.

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one who felt this way. As the saying goes, her only taste is in her taste buds!

It's great to see you are back posting.

janfaw said...

I can't find the pictures. In what vogue is it?

design citation said...

This has been getting a lot of press because of her new movie " Burlesque". Oh wait - that's a different style icon!

joanny said...

You're back ---this is what I was missing,,,

I can think of a thousand different ways she could have used her money - the Human Society, for starters, it is --tis the season for giving --- maybe she can donate all that stuff when she re-decorates...

joanny

design citation said...

This is getting a lot of press, since her new film came out - "Burlesque". Oh wait - thats' another style icon!

Anonymous said...

baby, don't assume some poor editor did this *willingly*. times are tough. sometimes you just gotta suck it up. a girl (or a guy) has gotta eat.

and yes, i squealed loud enough to set off alarms. rando posts make me so happy. yes and yes.

mary said...

So excited to see you in my mail box--life has been dull without you!! I saw some other photos and I cannot believe that any self -respecting shelter (or other) magazine would published photos of her home. But I guess bad taste seeks out its partner. She has gone shopping with many dealers that I know--difficult to say the least. But I do like the dog.

Penelope Bianchi said...

I just hope this works........No comment on those pictures.......I just cannot.......

Hope this works. I took 4 grandkids to "Magic Mountain" Saturday.......my youngest.......my hero "Tommy" and I rode "devil dive" pretty scary.....but soooo fun. I asked......"How many Granny's do you get a day? " The guy said......."not one in four years!"

http://www.homelogic.com/downloads/avseq02.mpgwww.homelogic.com

I so hope it works!

Crazy Pen

ps if not; try my facebook.......Penelope Bianchi. I have no idea how any of this works.........none.

pps how delighted I was to see your name in my mountain of email............delighted!!!

Penelope Bianchi said...

ps I cancelled my subscription when they had ads for cigarettes......I wish I had waited.........so I could cancel it again........for" public nuisance!!!!"; and "visual pollution!!" can you imagine a poor man has to live in there!?! He must be the kind of a guy......(mercifully there are many.......who just doesn't "see"!!! I hope the dog is colorblind.......and doesn't get hideous. I think she is nice to the dog.

What the hell happened to Vogue.......hope Anna is the next editor to be jettisoned upstairs......or somewhere.........good God!

Penelope Bianchi said...

What the heck is STFU???

I guarantee you I am not jealous..........nope.

Pity. I feel pity. She has a great voice........she just needs a good decorator.

or something.

Penelope

"crazy pen"

tulipfrills said...

What? Early Jewish Renaissance doesn't qualify as a style?

tulipfrills said...

What? You don't appreciate Early Jewish Renaissance????

Pen's Favorite Anon said...

Click HERE to see Pen flying through the air with her granddaughter. All kinds of great!

(Pen: That link was defective.)

Anonymous said...

I am LMFAO reading these comments.... I thought I was the only one who thought Babs is off her rocker!

Newell Turner said...

You're back! As to Barbra's new book, it is what it is...fascinating. Such a revealing look from someone who's usually so private. We have a page on it in the new issue of HB, and we've created a flip book of images from a story we published on her apartment in 1974. I have to admit that it left me kind of mesmerized.

Michele said...

Welcome back.....it's about time. (didn't believe you would disappear)
I had the most interesting experience of being at an auction in LA in 1994/95 of the content of Bab's house in Malibu (she was donating the proceeds to ....? ? the conservancy??). I have to tell you it was the most horrid stuff I have ever seen. Pleather, shiny coffee tables, funky retro 80's stuff that was tacky. It didn't sell well, if at all. I would have been ashamed to put it out into the world.
However, you can look at it a couple of ways.....if you have her voice who cares? or when you get so successful you are surrounded by too many yes people and your taste /life/talent/finances/career just shrivels up and dies. Whatever. She is a voice, and talented. And has poor taste. sigh

Anonymous said...

Her decorator is Vicente Wolf.

Reggie Darling said...

Reggie has found her taste to be appallingly bad ever since he had the delicious, wicked pleasure of seeing a spread of her goddawful, ghastly, tacky house in Malibu many years ago in Architectural Digest, the worst celebrity sucking whore of its day, at least under Paige Rense (we shall see under MR). BS's house was full of a mish-mash of Art Nouveau junk and formica-covered deco tables, and was a train wreck. She may be a vocal genius, and I gotta give her that, but she's a tasteless mess and a nut-job if there ever was one.

Wretched Starling said...

Why is Reggie Darling now referring to himself in the third person?

Tia Zoldan said...

it was like i died and went to chotchkie hell.
glad you are back. xx-T

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are back - hopefully for good.

Anonymous said...

She looks so sad, like she knows it's awful, and knows it's going to get blasted.
She related to Michael Jackson, Elvis, Liberace?

reclamationdesign@yahoo.com said...

Thank you so much. I was wondering if it was just me. But really, she has a legacy of horrible interior design, basically in all of her homes. I mean, really bad.

Anonymous said...

i was in the bookstore and saw a copy. nearly gave myself an asthma attack from laughing so hard. sweet baby jesus that is a massive pile of ugly with a dollop of what the hell. should have just set the money on fire. i don't think i've ever used the word "cloying" to describe decor, but there's a first time for everything...

Anonymous said...

Her taste level is Boca with more money. Tacky

Mr. Matt Finish said...

Welcome back. Damn did I miss you. The best holiday gift of all.

OK, on to Barbra Joan Streisand. And it was in Bazaar, not Vogue.

Have you seen the room that looks as if it was lifted from the White House?
Must remind her of banging Clinton back in the day.

She has always had tremendous talent and shit taste.

Think back to that see-thru Scaasi number at the Oscars back in the 60's.

Nuff said.