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Top Gear

by Moe - 0 Comment(s)

Not many series can stand the test of time like Top Gear has. This British series has remained at the top of its game for 21 seasons and shows no signs of slowing down. It is the most popular car show in the world.

Join the highly knowledgeable and thoroughly engaging hosts Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May as they explore 'everything car' and I do mean everything. Smart, fast paced, and often just hilarious, this BBC series has it all. They are joined by a steady stream of A-listers who drop by to try their luck on the test course and talk about their favorite cars.

Among some of their better stunts: contraptions they make themselves like a limo so long it requires a rope and pulley to get to the back end; their own versions of "Bond" cars with rocket launchers and flame throwers; being the only people to successfully drive to the magnetic North Pole.

You'll learn things you never thought you needed to know about cars, you'll gasp at some of the prices, and you'll laugh often at the absurdity of their stunts. What's not to like?

Behind the Scenes Fashion

by Melanie - 0 Comment(s)

Since you liked Diana Vreeland so much, here are some more fashion documentaries to inspire:

Lagerfeld Confidential

Controversial? Yes, but I still have to give credit to the man who invented a perfume that smells like books. Also who can rework the same core inspiration pieces and make something new every season? Karl can. Watch him in action.

Valentino, The Last Emperor

Follow Valentino Garavani, one of the last of the big 20th century couturier's, in this DVD which covers a season about 10 year ago and compare it to today.

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorfs

Founded in 1899, Bergdorf Goodman is one of Fifth Avenue New York's famed fashion hawkers. Enjoy this documentary glimpse at its comings and goings, including the window displays.

L'Amour Fou

Yves St. Laurent's elegant, streamlined work has enjoyed a resurgence lately. Witness sheer blouses, and tuxedo dressing for women. The DVD is in French, but this is un pays bilingue, n'est pas? If your crazy love for fashion requires, English subtitles are available.

You will also enjoy The September Issue, and Bill Cunningham New York, reviewed earlier.