Wednesday, January 26, 2011

We're It!

It was bound to happen again, sooner or later; we've been sprinkled with fairy dust by that paragon of WASP breeding and taste, Reggie Darling! We must say, it's quite an honor to be considered for the Stylish Blogger Award by the redoubtable Reggie Darling. Also, we must admit to having a moment of complete and utter stupidity when, a few weeks ago, Frl. Irene Palfy of All That Glitters is Not Old commented on one of our posts that she had "nominated" us for this same award. At the time, we thought, How nice just to be nominated! We wonder when the winner will be announced! We didn't realize that we had been one of her chosen winners, and we deeply apologize for inadvertently not accepting our award the first time around. We hope that some gracious person accepted on our behalf!

Of course, as with all of these memes, a bit of work is involved for the recipient. Here are the rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person(s) who awarded you.

2. Share seven things about yourself.

3. Award ten other bloggers.

4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about the award.

We've taken care of #1; now on to that loathesome second rule! In no order of importance, here are seven facts about us. Gather 'round, darlings:

  • The only food we absolutely refuse to eat is brains. (And, by food, we mean food that one could reasonably find on a New York City menu -- not tarantulas or yak penis or insects.) We're in love with escargot; we adore tripe; we're sweet on sweetbreads; kidneys are keen; liver in all of its preparations is lovely -- but we draw the line at brains.
  • We don't perspire discreetly; we sweat. We are therefore forever indebted to Certain Dri® Anti-Perspirant and Brooks Brothers' cotton handkerchiefs, available by the baker's dozen.
  • We've been mugged twice: the combined booty for the culprits tallies up to a Louis Vuitton clutch; a Cartier pen; two Cartier watches; a Cartier cigarette lighter; an alligator cigarette case; alligator gloves; cash.
  • We travel much lighter these days.
  • We once had a fabulous collection of vintage glass cocktail shakers from the 1930's, which was smashed to smithereens in a move.
  • We harbor a secret desire to sing.
  • We had no idea, until recently, that a person's chin could be used erotically.

Now, we have a (more or less) annual tradition of highlighting some of our favorite blogs and bloggers. Since we have shone the spotlight on nearly all of our favorites at one point or another, any list of 10 other Stylish Blogs would be repetitive. Therefore, we are cheating a bit and only nominating one site, which has only been up and running for a few months: MattAdore, a Tumblr by our very good friend, the fabulous MC! We're not entirely familiar with the Tumblr format, so we're not even sure if MC will be able to "accept" his award in this traditional fashion; but, regardless, we want to draw your attention to his amazing site. Far from being a random collection, MattAdore is a sly, witty, ever-evolving collage of carefully chosen images which all have a connecting theme: sometimes subtle, sometimes wicked, always clever. We absolutely love it, and adore MC!

Our other favorite MattAdore.

We're thrilled to have SSUWAT recognized in such a way, and we hope that we continue to amuse and entertain you, in a stylish manner! As always, thank you for continuing to visit us; and Reggie Darling, thank you for the honor.


  1. YAY! Well deserved!

    Sorry about the mugging, but that's Tater Tots® compared to the tragic loss of those vintage cocktail shakers. Did you go through all the stages of grief?

  2. Organ meats, eh? (insert off-colour remark here.)

    Reggie chose well when he selected you.

    As for MattAdore, I visit him from time to time but must make a point to drop by more often.

  3. Isn't that Marilyn Van Derbur, Miss America 1958?

  4. If you ever mop your sweaty brow with that Schiaparelli, so help me, I'll...

  5. As far as Reggie's being a WASP, I must reiterate what my father (bless his Catholic heart) once told me. There are no black Anglo-Saxons, so the correct label should be ASP. I concur and adore the whiff of Cleopatra the acronym evokes.

    Second, whoever had the gall to mug you at least had good taste. I'm surprised he (or she) didn't take you home.

    Regarding your organ recital: Try heart. Much tastier than brains.

    Whose chin were you necking with? Max Headroom's? Reminds me of a story about my chin and beard-burn and Samuel Barber, all of which will have to wait until we meet again (but not this time by chance) on the streets of Manhattan.

    And thanks for MattAdore. I love Tumblr and that is one of the cleverest sites I've yet encountered. I have a Tumblr account but don't know how to use it!



  6. CONGRATULATIONS MY LOVE AND WELL DESERVED! Yours is one of my favorites! I come by every single day!


  7. I can't think of a more deserving blog for this award - you are indeed stylish, and fabulous. Cheers, darlings! *raising a martini for you...* |--<|

  8. Hip Hip Hooray! Your blog is just like reading the electronic version of those luxuriously huge old magazines because your pics are so big. Congratulations!

  9. I have enjoyed finding your blog via REGGIE DARLING and going back to see all your fabulous posts. And then I went on to check out your blogroll to discover MATTADORE; I totally agree with your assessment. Congratulations on your recognition, and please, do keep up the good work. __ The Devoted Classicist

  10. I love a good list. Thank you for yours.

  11. I say, I am the one who should thank you for being the most worthy subject of such an award. I meant every word I wrote about you, and I am happy to have introduced those of my readers who hadn't been aware of you beforehand. Now that the error has been corrected, proceed! You are most welcome. RD

  12. Thank you for all of your nice comments! And Reggie, thank you for instigating all of it, you scamp.


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