Fashion is cutthroat, and Philadelphia fashion gurus Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez make no exception in their blog.
Some celebrities might think of the partners in life and at the wildly popular TomAndLorenzo.com as floggers when they pick apart that which is sartorially unsplendid. They do not care because they have no interest in hanging with the people about whom they write.
I shot a startribune.com/video interview with Tom and Lorenzo recently when they were at the Mall of America promoting “Everybody Wants to be Me or Do Me,” a book title that easily led to my first question.
Q: What would your porn names be, since everyone wants to “do you”?
F: First off, gay porn names are absolutely hilarious. I’ve got it: Thrush Rockford.
M: Troy Hung.
Q: Queen Elizabeth is reportedly dispensing fashion advice to Duchess Kate. What’s wrong with that sentence?
F: Specifically, the queen did not like that she was wearing full skirts that blew up when it was windy. That’s why she wanted the below-the-knee skirt. There were a couple of appearances where you almost [eyes rolling, jaws pulsating] saw her panties. It was the end of the British Empire. God bless Betty Windsor, I love her but … I think she’s just trying to secure how the monarchy is going to be as she is exiting it. The ’80s and the ’90s were nothing but an embarrassment for her family. Kate should take Queen Elizabeth’s advice with a grain of salt. At some point there’s not going to be a QEII and Kate will be free to do what she wants.
M: I know. I think she’s doing a fantastic job. She’s always dressed properly and fashionably.
Q: Speaking of panties, should we be shocked to see almost as much of Lady Gaga as her gynecologist does?
F: I don’t want to sound like a prude about it. She should do what she wants. She’s got an audience for it. When she’s on stage and she’s got her ticket buyers, go to town, honey. But sometimes she’ll walk around in public and I’m like, “That is so not right.”
M: I think it’s her thing. She’s a singer. She’s [into] pop culture.
Q: Who is your favorite celebrity to write about on your blog?
F: Chloë Sevigny. She really gets our take on celebrity fashion, not that she reads us. She treats it like a costume and tells a little story every time she gets dressed up. That’s what you should do.