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Nico is #2…?

what do you mean im not top model

Ever since I knew about the Hamilton-Rosberg pairing at Mercedes I had been hailing it as the best looking team in F1. As a result, I was extremely pleased when Simon Lazenby made a similar announcement on Sky Sports’ F1 coverage awhile back. Unfortunately I can’t remember exactly which race that was… as my brain is a mush at the moment. I was even conceited enough to think that perhaps he had drawn this “inspirational” comment from somewhere (you know… like this blog). LOL. Indeed, how conceited of me. Apparently Lazenby got this idea from his wife… and well, I do have to say it isn’t an overly original idea. Although I have been saying this ever since last year… so at least I was first? LOL.

Anyhoo, Nico is indeed #2 Top Model at Mercedes. I will admit that I have a Lewis bias, but I think it is quite fair to say that Lewis is far more photogenic. 😉 But perhaps you Nico fans out there think otherwise? If that’s the case, do find an unflattering photo of Lewis for me to laugh at. Drop me a line via twitter @thepitwalk or in the comments. 😉

P.S. Less rubbish posts to follow 😛

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Oh Georgie…

25/09/2012 11 comments

Georgie Thompson’s role in the Sky Sports Sky Pad is probably to serve as “eye candy” for the male viewers. Cause she doesn’t really add any valuable comments or insights. In fact most of her comments are so meaningless I might as well be up there with Anthony Davidson. However “eye candy” is relative and I don’t find Georgie to be eye candy at all. Don’t get me wrong, Georgie isn’t ugly, her clothes are ugly.

Seriously.

I mean it.

That woman needs a stylist stat (me, perhaps? ;)). Let’s take a look at what she wore at Monza on race day:

As I’ve pointed out on my screen cap, there are many things wrong with Georgie’s look. First of all, her hair was HORRIBLE. Don’t they have hair stylists over there at Sky Sports? Come on, Lee McKenzie would never appear on the BBC looking so haphazard. It was just a mess and Georgie looked like she rolled out of bed 15 minutes ago, freaked out, grabbed the nearest hair tie (which happened to be YELLOW by the way), put her hair up and ran to the studio.

I’m pretty sure both men and women can agree that Georgie’s dress was simply horrible on many levels. The cutout bodice was sort of strange. While the cutout does drew the eye to her bust, the shape was reminiscent of a “no sign.” Such as NO SMOKING. Or NO PARKING. Basically any sort of sign with a slash through it. In other words, please do not replicate this look. Ever. Just don’t do it. And the dress was too tight. WAY too tight. It was so tight, Georgie’s muffin top was bursting through (gross, I know…).

Remember my previous post about the history of clothing sizes? Today I shall illustrate an example of poor fit with Georgie Thompson’s help. -_-;

Some people do not know what constitutes good and poor fit. Let me tell you, you don’t need a clothes whisperer or anything. Your clothes can “talk”… you just have to be able to understand what they are saying. Once you do, you will realize they may be screaming at you “HEY IT DOESN’T FIT! HELP ME!!!”… such is the case below:

Wrinkling and ripples in clothing are key indicators of poor fit. It means the clothes are too small for your body in a certain area. Sometimes the clothes will pull in such a way that it will look like arrows, pointing to the area of poor fit (such as the crotch!). In Georgie’s case, all of the ripple action is happening at the waist and hips. While the dress fits at the bust, it is pretty much saying “Georgie your waist/hips are too big for me.” The reason why the dress ripples is because the dress is shifting up to accomodate Georgie’s waist/hips. Does that make sense? If her hips were smaller, the dress would be able to hang straight and there would be no wrinkling.

Here is another illustration from a side view:

Remember the show Are you being served?? One of their favorite lines was “Don’t worry, it will ride up with wear.” Unfortunately, clothes do ride up with wear, especially ill fitting ones! In Georgie’s case, take a look at all the fabric bunching up at the waist. Sure, I see the lump for the microphone. But the fabric is also bunching at the side seams and underarms. Poor Georgie’s dress is crying out for help. “Help me… her butt is a little big for me… I don’t have any choice but to go up!”

Let’s all learn a lesson from Georgie here. Please remember, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. That is to say, just because you can squeeze your body into a certain size, doesn’t mean it fits. Afterall, looking like a sausage is never a good look, and it certainly isn’t sexy! I’m never one for fashion rules, because afterall, rules are fun to break! 😉 But it is true that for most people, absolutely skintight dresses are not the most flattering. Body skimming clothes tend to be more flattering and leaving a little something to the imagination never hurt either, right? 😉

I shall end this post with a bit of humor. I swear Georgie looks massive next to Anthony… and I always compare the size of their arms whenever they are on screen:

These shoes were made for… driving?

10/08/2012 2 comments

Here’s a question for the drivers/car owners out there:

Now, “driving shoes” don’t have to be as P.R.O as what F1 drivers wear, nor do they have to be those leather slipper-like driving shoes with rubber nubs on the bottom. It is good enough (for the purpose of my question) to have a pair of shoes, flip flops, slippers etc that is designated for day-to-day driving. I am purposely ignoring real racing shoes/boots as most people do not drive their cars competitively. 😉

For most people, driving shoes are probably not a necessity (but do participate in the poll perhaps I am wrong? hehe). However, they are a “nice to have” item for a couple of reasons:

1. Assuming that the driving shoes are only used for driving (and not walking about), the car interior will be kept cleaner. Muddy or sandy shoes could be placed in a bag in the boot (or passenger seat).

2. For the high heel wearing folk, driving shoes make things infinitely easier. The seat will not have to be adjusted to accommodate the heel and subsequently lengthened leg. I don’t know about others, but I have found it quite necessary to adjust the seat when wearing platforms or a heel that exceeds 3 inches in height.

3. Your “nice” shoes will be thankful, especially suede and patent leather shoes. By wearing driving shoes, your nice shoes will be saved from scuff marks.

4. Assuming the shoe has a thin enough sole, better pedal feel. (Although I don’t know how many “average drivers” care about this…)

Which brings me to the meat of this post (AT LAST. Praise the Lord, I am long winded today)… a Tod’s x Ferrari collaboration has come to my attention. These have actually been out for quite awhile, YEARS in fact. Forgive me, but I don’t really pay attention to Ferrari products (quelle horreur~) nor Tod’s shoes.

The Tod’s x Ferrari driving shoes range in price depending on the material ($365USD – $428USD on ferrari.com). They are also available in a small selection of colors including obnoxious Ferrari Red.

The insoles are also Ferrari inspired, though the inspiration varies from model to model.

The prancing horse emblem is also present on some models. I guess if you like Ferrari or horses, it could be considered a bit cute? Or perhaps it’s just a tad ridiculous…

Let me know what you think about driving shoes in general and these Ferrari babies as well. 😉 For those that do wear “driving shoes”, what do you think about them? Would you consider designer or racing ones?

As for me, I am far too lazy for driving shoes. Despite having a pair of beater flat shoes in the boot, I usually drive in whatever shoes I am wearing that day (including heels). And yes… some of my shoes are worn from wearing them whilst driving. A perfect excuse to go shopping for another pair perhaps? 😉

Whitmarsh sets the tone for McLaren

Whitmarsh is certainly no Ron Dennis. Yes, obviously. Under Whitmarsh’s leadership, McLaren is leading the way in the F1 Top Model Championship. Whitmarsh shows us that team principals can also model:

It appears that Whitmarsh has mastered the fashion blogger pose:

One hand on the waist
Head pointed slightly down whilst eyes are looking up
Uneven weight distribution on the legs

Oh my! It’s the infamous “Little Tea Pot” pose. Oh Whitmarsh, you amaze me. 😉

Looks like Big Daddy D (aka Stefano Domenicali) needs to step up his game. Afterall, there can be only one Team Principal Top Model.

Get the London Look

22/03/2012 4 comments

Umm.. I mean the McLaren look. Now you can get the look of the McLaren boys… well, if you’re willing to part with some cash and wear the shades that is. 😉

Jenson was seen wearing a pair of decidely retro shades in Melbourne:

I believe Jenson was wearing the Oliver Peoples Sheldrake model, which will set you back $385-$405 USD at reputable retail stores (Nordstrom, Barneys, etc).

The Sheldrake is a unisex model, the right girl could also rock it:

If you prefer a more modern sporty look, you could try to emulate Lewis Hamilton:

Now you might be thinking “There’s a weird metal bar thing in the center of those glasses.” There is also another metal bar on the temple:

These metal ‘bars’ actually serve a purpose: they are in fact hinges. Yes, that’s right. These sunglasses are foldable. The range for women has been marketed as “Folding in Love.”

This foldable range of Prada sunglasses is quite new, they debuted for men in the A/W 2011. The retail on these is about $375 USD:

The range has also carried over into the S/S 2012 season:

What do you think about these sunglasses? As for me, I think Jenson has also beat his teammate this time round in Melbourne… 😉

What happened to Wolfman???

22/03/2012 3 comments

Apparently he turned into a wolf. I’m not sure going to join 5 Live F1 was such a good thing then… I miss the adorable Wolfman. :/ The one good thing about this photo is that I can now direct people to it when they ask me, “Why do you call Jaime Algersuari WOLFMAN of all things?” Simple. He looks like one… or a werewolf…

Fresh cuts

Grooming is a favorite topic here at the pitwalk. Some may wonder why I am particularly obsessed with it despite admitting that there are times when I do not even comb my hair*. The answer is, it is just the way I have been raised. Some members of my family are known to be quite particular about appearances and will not hesitate to tell me that I look sloppy.

I still remember an uncle asking my cousin if he had brushed his teeth one day. My cousin glibly replied, “Yes uncle, I have. My teeth are just yellow.” Oh boy, I had to restrain myself from laughing, because we were actually at a cemetery paying our respects.

It was a good thing I didn’t laugh either because that same uncle then turned to me and asked, “Did you comb your hair this morning? It looks a bit messy. When is the last time you had a haircut?” Ouch, it was my turn…

Because of my grooming fixation, I am always pleased when I see someone looking tidy or with a new look. I had considered doing a feature on the Best 2012 Haircuts. But when it came down to it… I couldn’t genuinely say I liked more than one haircut. This (dubious) honor goes to Heikki Kovalainen. Heikki’s new haircut isn’t terribly different from what he had before, it’s just shorter. While Heikki’s hair looks fine styled with gel, I think I prefer it without the gel. I think it’s more flattering and makes him look more approachable.

*In my defense, I have long hair, so I do not get bedhead. My workplace is also located in a windy part of town, so even if I did comb it at home, I have to recomb at my cubicle. And yes, I have been known to do so at my cube. Just sayin’.