Out of their "L"ement
The L Word is back on Showtime and since Miss Caroline hasn't weighed in on this season, let me be the one to say it's better than ever.
Shane's hair looks good again, there's a hot new Latina to called Papi (a name usually reserved for the gay hombres) and Alice is wilder and funnier than she's ever been.
The show is no Sex and the City fashion-wise, but apparently it's become quite the trend-o-rama with straight and gay women alike lovin' the looks. So much so that now there's an L Word collection of clothes and accessories. Creator Ilene Chaiken keeps plugging it after each episode, so I finally went onto the website to check out the merch.
Proceeds from the line go to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, but unfortunately, there's nothing terribly exciting to buy. Embellished jeans, studded tanks and jackets, dogtag like pendants… It's all very minimalist butch with a bit of Beverly Hills glam. Stuff that Shane might wear if she raided the closet of her old lover Cherie (played by Rosanna Arquette). Pieces inspired by Alice's vintage boho look or Bette's classy cool suits or even Jenny's weird kinderwhore ensembles would have been so much more interesting. Check out the virtual fashion show for yourself here and see the stuff outside of cyberspace at Global 61 in WeHo, a shop which carries men's apparel.