The Epitome of "Workin' It."

Monday, September 18, 2006 by
We just had to post this.

How fabulous is this bitch? We especially love the Post-It note carefully placed under the heel to protect the leather on her vintage LV.

Is there anyone who could question our love for this woman?

92 comments:

BigAssBelle said...

she is iconic. i take back everything i've said about the bony perch chest. she defines fabulous. you've won me over, guys. ;-)

eric3000 said...

I LOVE that picture! Laura looks fantastic! It could be a luggage advertisement.

Anonymous said...

"There once was a queen named Laura, who liked to travel to far off lands, like Paris. On what such trip, the court jester, Vincent, managed to stow away, only to reveal himself to her Majesty at the airport. Ever the lady, Queen Laura kept her mouth shut, only to allow the rapport in her head to run wild."

http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y294/MusicalSandrine/?action=view¤t=LauraBennett3.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch1

-Lia

Anonymous said...

OMG! That is the most FABULOUS picture of Laura.
I LOVE this woman.

Bill said...

That is my new favorite picture!

My fantasy urge on seeing it was to picture myself dressed as a skycap, pushing her through the airport and the whole place bursting into a great big MGM-style "Bad Mommy" production number with the airline staff and passersby all joining in.

pc said...

She is my hero.

Anonymous said...

The fact that everyone seems to be missing, is that inside that wonderful luggage, neatly packed away are her children, B/D collars, and her favorite book,"my life as a pale ghost" I am sure her husband was happier than her when she was chosen for the show. He would have time to break out of the hall closet where she keeps him until it's "Baby Time"

Anonymous said...

oh my god - that is is the best picture ever... she is the physical manifestation of fabulousness! i want to be laura when i grow up....

junior_goddess said...

It is not a post-it. It. Is. Toilet. Paper. Stuck to her shoe.


GOOOOO Michael!

Gigi said...

In my next life I hope to be half as fabulous as Mrs. Bennett!

Anonymous said...

I saw the photo yesterday and just about fainted, this is a elegant woman. She looks like she's ready to fly to Monaco and marry the Prince. In the Hollywwod Studio Era, Laura would have been going on auditions with elegant Grace Kelly, then stopping at Cote Basque for a light lunch to discuss their next movie roles. Laura is amazing. After I viewed the photo from Head to Toe, I swear I went and had a pedicure and manicure, I cleaned out my closet, throwing away every colorful old 80's Benneton Sweater I had been saving just to remember those crisp fall days in NY. Oh Well.....I'm restocking my closet with classics now, Laura converted me, to become a grown-up, I just don't know what I'll do once she's not on Project Runway each week, How will I know if I've got my outfit exactly right, without Laura to gaze at. Oh well.....I'm learning, thank you Laura, I'm dressing like a rich b%?$@....not that you are, I'll say I'm dressing like a rich elegant stylish lady ..Already! Thank You Laura for your elegance.

Anonymous said...

I do have to ask, Do you think her husband is glad she's out of the house, away, out of his hair??? Wonder if she nitpicks. I love Laura even if she might say No Wire ....SLAP!!....every now and then to her family!!!! Just joking.

mesewgoodoneday said...

"She's bringin' sexyback....Those other girls they don't know how to act... Take it to the bridge!"

Laura is cooly-cool.

Anonymous said...

I love Laura, and that picture of her is gorgeous!

She can be elegant even while being a potty mouth.

Sis said...

She wasn't kidding when she said she's "fabulously glamorous"! Mamma mia!!

Anonymous said...

Premiere Tonight at Grauman's Chinese:

"Toss It on the Pile: The Laura Bennett Story"
Starring Susan Hayward as Laura &
Jeff Chandler as Tim Gunn

Gowns by Travilla
Directed by Douglas Sirk

*An RKO Radio-First National Picture"

Anonymous said...

She rocks my world.

Anonymous said...

Fergus....I love your casting.
Jeff Chandler was so dreamy.
Susan Hayward love her.
I now have to go play Valley of the Dolls in my VCR.


I'll plant my own tree and I'll make it grow? Susan Hayward......Valley of The Dolls!

Anonymous said...

I bet she's a top! She's certainly tops in my books ... I'd totally switch for her! As long as she would take me shopping.

Brian in KY

Ian said...

BILL, you nailed it. But all the skycaps have to be something out of an F.Scott Fitzgerald book and lithe with those little pillbox hats and double breasted crimson tunics with gold buttons and pinstriped pants. And they have to tap up a storm and juggle their hats and roll them across their shoulders and things.

Melanie said...

That bitch is FABULOUS!

Gorgeous Things said...

She epitomizes classic chic!

Sewhat? said...

Laura has all the soigne, and elan of Jackie O, but with the warmth, humor and "dame-ness" that Jackie never had. It doesn't get any better than this.

Anonymous said...

I understand why you adore La Laura. But, seriously, slap a blonde wig and an Austrian accent on her and VOILA: Eva Gabor, Green Acres.

"New York
is where I'd rather stay!
I get allergic smelling hay
I just adore a penthouse view
Darling, I love you,
but give me Park Avenue."

Anonymous said...

Laura would gossip with Jackie Kennedy at the Russian Tea Room. Quietly talk, laugh, gaze around the room, talk some more. Truman Capote would pull up a chair with some really juicy gossip, all three, Laura,Jackie,Truman Capote ..would howl with laughter, then quietly smile, so elegantly when the whole room looks over at their table.

Anonymous said...

Erm... I meant HUNGARIAN accent. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

What are we to do when the season's over? It'll be like losing a friend.

marniecel said...

We need a Laura show, LIFE With LAURA Show for at least six months.....probably won't happen since she's preggers now and it'll be no chance after the baby comes....oh well.....We'll miss you Laura.

Anonymous said...

I want her to write a style manual -think Mme. Dariaux crossed with Lauren Bacall with foreword by Slim Keith. God, she is such a Dame!I want to be Laura when I grow up except that we're the same age, ugh.
Umm, all you people that think she keeps her hubster in the closet, they actually work together at the same architectural firm in NYC. It is also one of the best world wide at interiors, Shelton-Mindel.

LisaSabatier said...

Laura is from New Orleans, those LV bags are full of beads.

Anonymous said...

LV Luggage full of Beeds ,Needles and Voodoo Vincent and Jeffrey dolls.

Phyllis said...

Now THIS is the proper way to use LV luggage! You should never carry it yourself, it's perfectly proper to use it as a sedan chair, and it must always be transported by a person other than the owner. Otherwise - why bother to have it if you have to schlep it? This is why we have Red Caps.

Anonymous said...

LV Baggage full of Beads,Needles, Voodoo Vincent and Jeffrey dolls.

Anonymous said...

I want to be her when I grow up, only less kids.

Anonymous said...

Me too with no kids!!!

Anonymous said...

Me too, with no Kids!

Anonymous said...

Laura, has a graceful old world elegance about her,proven in this photo. I would travel with her anytime. On that occasion,I would haul out my own vintange LV!

The Project Run Gay guys rule! I would travel with you too, but that would be to a very different destination!
xxoo
Emmett

katiecoo said...

Dang, I just saw the title of this entry and thought it was going to be another front page story on you guys in People Magazine or something with a cover photo of you hugging Tim Gunn like a big gay Oreo cookie or ice cream sandwich.

katiecoo said...

I'd haul all of your bags Emmett and Boys...vintage, Target, LL Bean, paisley 80's style..no matter. I have a strong back. :)

Anonymous said...

Laura Bennett is my fashion icon.
She reminds me of Carole Lombard with the sense of humor and the old movie star elegance.
You keep working it girl!

Anonymous said...

I bet she was Eloise at the Plaza when she was a little girl! Obviously good breeding!

Brian

Anonymous said...

definitely could be a LV ad. they should call her up cus she would be perfect.

Anonymous said...

OMG, she is TOTALLY Eloise! I always wondered what happened to her.

Perfect.

Anonymous said...

Favorite Laura moments this season:
"the full tilt boogie extravaganza of fluff"...Laura

"Careful not to breathe Mommy's air"...PRGayguys (THAT was when I first realized the scope of your genius!)

How on the Every Day Woman episode Joan and Michael Kors took one look around the group and decided Laura and her mother were the only people they would actually be able to speak to without throwing up in their own mouths.

I saw them hanging together an just thought, "Of COURSE"!

stmkent said...

There is only one word strong enough for how I feel about that woman, and that word is "lurve".

Anonymous said...

man....i'll bet she is a hell of a lot of fun at a party with about 3 martinis in her and she has her full tilt boogie on.
thi woman needs to breed just to release more of her gene pool into the world.
a woman like laura could only hook up with a man as remarkable as she. what a wild ride they must be together.
the question is.....cloth or disposable diapers?
rock on laura. ROCK ON!

Anonymous said...

1 hour to pack and get to the airport and she manages 3 suitcases....a woman after my own heart. TEAM LAURA!

cat said...

suzanne:
Re: "Everyday Woman"
I thought the same thing when I saw the epi! In fact, I'll bet that initially Kayne and his Momma sat down with Michael & Joan Kors (thus their need to self-vomit). The Kors' looked at them both without once making eye-contact, quietly picked up their champagne flutes and walked over to a vacant table. Mrs. Kors then probably had a waiter place a "reserved" card on their table and requested that he summon both Laura and her mother to join them, immediately.
End scene.

Chgo_John said...

And to think the woman lost the Jet Set travel challenge. Her sense of style is a throwback to the silver screen icons of the 30's and 40's. She's my hero!

Speaking of heroes, congrats to you both for the very much-deserved recognition. What are we going to do when this season's PR ends?

Anonymous said...

I too worship at the altar of Laura, especially since I have struggled for 11 years as a professional turned stay at home mom and have yet to truly triumph over being a bit slovenly - skipping the makeup, wearing the sweats - she is an absolute inspiration to me and for the first time, I am looking a bit more consistently put together when I leave the house. Bless you, Laura - and where can I buy her clothes?

Anonymous said...

Actually Cat, I was envisioning Vincent and his sister trying to chat up Michael & Joan. Michael making eye contact with Laura. Mouths "help me". Laura and her Mom sweeping in and rescuing them.....

Anonymous said...

"Madamovary"? Love. it.

Anonymous said...

By the way, Michael Kors if you are reading this- and I know you are....(who ISN'T? We know you aren't living under a rcok), no guilt babe. It was a motley crew (well, Robert's sister was cute in a Gloria Estefan sort of way PLUS she lives in Europe so there's THAT to talk about....)and any of us would have gravitated to Laura and her Mom too....

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna grow up to be her one day!!

Anonymous said...

I just saved this pic to put on my inspiration board! I heart Laura sooo much... I also want to be like her when I grow up. There's not a phony bone in this woman's body. She's the real thing! Born regal.

I bow at her feet.. **We're not worthy** **we're not worthy**

TLo said...

Emmett said...

The Project Run Gay guys rule! I would travel with you too, but that would be to a very different destination!
xxoo
Emmett


You can stamp our passport anytime!

Anonymous said...

I have to admit it. For the first few shows Bad Mommy kind of worked my nerves. But now too... I adore her. Maybe it's redhead solidarity?? She is yes utterly fabulous, doesn't take any guff, and watching her with Michael... ooh so cute! That photo is the eptiome of all she stands for. Fantastic.

touran said...

Good grief, she's luscious. The attitude!

Anonymous said...

I've always had a crush on dreamy Emmett. He's another one with movie star looks. Kiss,kiss,smooch!Anyway back to Laura, I think NYCITY should make that photo of Laura a postcard on how to travel. As far as the diapers go..... Laura does not do diapers, that's for the nanny. Her husband has to be a hell of a man, yes sir. Laura's not an easy one to rope down. Ha!!!

marniecel said...

Someone please tell me what did VINCENT mean, when he told LAURA......'Why DON'T YOU GO PUT(or Stick) SOME HARRY WINSTON'S UP YOUR NOSE!"
What was he implying.....I didn't really see it as an insult, because DIAMONDS ARE A GIRLS BEST FRIEND!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We all know what fag hags are. But what about gay men who are hags for women? Even as a gay man I just don't get it. But then I did not care for Marilyn, Barbra, Susan Hayward, Judy, and many of the other "fabulous" women my folk fawn over. Seems like they either have to be someone you can go in drag as or they have to be more masculine than a gay man.

Prgayboys--explain what makes Laura "fabulous" as opposed to a mediocre wannabe designer. Is it just because she is the last fish in the barrel?

TLo said...

Prgayboys--explain what makes Laura "fabulous" as opposed to a mediocre wannabe designer. Is it just because she is the last fish in the barrel?

Sweetie, if you have to ask the question, there's just no way you're going to be satisfied with the answer.

Kelicious said...

I'm sooo Heading to the LV store at Union Square and picking up a set for my next trip!

Anonymous said...

I trust no one who doesn't find Mama fabulous.

Anonymous said...

How on earth could Marilyn Monroe not be seen as feminine, I love Marilyn Monroe,Rita Hayworth and Princess Diana, Susan Hayward, Valley of The Dolls movie, Jacqueline Suzanne. Laura is a dame, class,a mother,a lioness,she has cubs,she's feminine. She's all that and set of LV Luggage. She looks cool, sophisticated,elegant,while pregnant and traveling all the while wearing 4 inch heels, designing building interiors,exteriors and dresses, That's a goddess!

Anonymous said...

anonymous said:
'But then I did not care for Marilyn, Barbra, Susan Hayward, Judy, and many of the other "fabulous" women my folk fawn over...'

Sacrilege! Blasphemy!
You must say 10 "Hail Judy"'s, 20 "Our Barbra"'s, and then watch a "Now, Voyager"/"Auntie Mame" double feature.

Go in peace.

Anonymous said...

"fierce." she is my idol.

Anonymous said...

OMG. I'm a straight woman of nearly 40 and I think I'm in love. Maybe just in "god, I wish I'd never bought sweatpants" envy. My kingdom for style like that (or even the luggage - can I just have the luggage? Drool. Slobber.) Note to self - buy red lipstick. And ditch the sweats.

At this point I don't actually care who wins. We all know Laura needs the $100K about as much as she needs to get knocked up again three months after filming. But I pray she makes the final three just so we get footage of Tim making a housecall to the Bennett inner sanctum. I mean, do we care if we see Miami nice or ATL? Naaah. Do we want to get a glimpse into that Loft - Damn Skippy!

Anonymous said...

Fergus....you are hilarious.

Anonymous said...

talix 18 - thank you so much! come visit me - Love, MadamO.

Anonymous said...

The only way I would love her more is if the luggage was Goyard. Like mine. I so want her to be my Bad Mommy!!!

Anonymous said...

The reason that her own mother didn't know he was pregnant was The only time laura sees her is when mer mother carries her laundry out of the basement, or when she slides her husband's dinner under the closet door.
P.S. 3 of her children really live with her parents!

Gigi said...

You know, I was just joking about going to the beach next week with my 45 spf lotion, humongous panama hat and 45 spf beach umbrella - hey, I'm not feeling quite so unfabulously pasty now! ;-) Will miss you guys a ton when I'm gone - here's hoping my place has Bravo!

Anonymous said...

I don't see the fuss over a painter plaster statue sitting on a luggage cart!

Anonymous said...

The only thing I see in this picture is a woman with serious morning sickness....There should be a cartoon bubble over Laura's head saying "I've got to do something about the way I look. I mean a girl just can't go to Sing Sing with a green face." ~ Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Anonymous said...

God bless the anonymity of the internet.

Anyway, back to what matters...She looks fabulous. In my opinion, she is the most fabulous contestant they've had on the show.
LOVE HER!

Anonymous said...

wonderous!!!

I can hear the two of you panting now...

Anonymous said...

There's no WAY she's going to do the designing in her own house, more's the pity. She'll rent a fabulous studio with windows on all sides. Or maybe her husband's building it as a surprise while she's gone, wouldn't that be cool?

I'd LOVE to see her house. I bet her living room is all white even with all those kids. GOD could I *possibly* be more jealous of her?! I have five kids too, and I can't even get that fabulous in my dreams.

Anne

Anonymous said...

::And to think the woman lost the Jet Set travel challenge.

My thoughts exactly! This is proof that she's a real Jet Setter.

This brings to mind the challenge on America's Next Top Model when the models were sent on a long plane ride and then surprise-snapped in faux paparazzi shots to see whether they could handle the pressure of being on stage all the time. Laura would have won that challenge hands down.

Anonymous said...

'But then I did not care for Marilyn, Barbra, Susan Hayward, Judy, and many of the other "fabulous" women my folk fawn over...'

Sister, I feel ya on the whole Marilyn, Babs and Judy thing (but Susan Hayward was fab) -- especially Babs (WTF?). However, Laura represents a bygone era, when most people made an effort to dress and present themselves well, regardless of the venue. She also has an classic aesthetic that seems effortless and that many a sweatershirted, Dickies-wearing slobs like myself admire and envy because she can pull it off and we can't. And as I've said previously, she could hold her own at swanky cocktail party or at dive bar on the docks. Bad Mommy rules the school!

Anonymous said...

Premiere Tonight at Grauman's Chinese:

"Toss It on the Pile: The Laura Bennett Story"


That is F--kin' hilarious! Just thought I needed to let you know. Does anyone really doubt that this women has won the whole shabang!

Anonymous said...

Premiere Tonight at Grauman's Chinese:

"Toss It on the Pile: The Laura Bennett Story"


That is F--kin' hilarious! Just thought I needed to let you know. Does anyone really doubt that this women has won the whole shabang!

S said...

Nobody loves Laura.

They all want to be Laura.

Anonymous said...

I hate her and I love this. Well done, Miss Laura.

Anonymous said...

anonymous 2:02
Yes, Laura does dress better (less goofy) than the other designers. But bygone era? Laura is more like Grace of Will and Grace than Princess Grace.

fergus
Now Voyager with Bette, Queen of Bitches, I will gladly watch. Mame with Roz or Angela also.

Not every queen is screaming.
Not every gay is a stereotype.

Cynnie said...

Oh lighten up anonymooses!
Laura IS so cool..

But didn't you love the expression she and her Mother had when laura had to fess up that she was preggers again?

Mom was aghast..
Laura was sheepish..

priceless!

Christina said...

She is perhaps my favorite reality contestant of all time -- too fab for TV really. I heart her for several reasons: A) I still totally aspire to be more like her, even if I am technially "grown up." B) I don't want children, but if I ever change my mind, I'm pretty sure I'd adopt her child-rearing philosophy. C) My own mother is bascially Laura with fewer kids and a smaller bank account...right down to the vintage LV luggage and dry wit.

marniecel said...

Cool mom.

Tundrababe said...

God I love her. She's so fabulous it hurts!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh, Laura. She would make anyone with a pulse to do a double take.

To me she is more like Greta Garbo than any other film icon.

Valerie Burks said...

I've fallen in love with Laura!

Anonymous said...

Laura is my Lauren Bacall. Sophisticated, but could kick some serious ass if need be.