Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Paris Vogue ---what the hell?

I must start out this post by saying that I LOVE Paris Vogue. I have always loved Paris Vogue. I have a friendly working relationship with Paris Vogue. I love it...for reals.

BUT--What the hell?

I have had the Novemeber issue for a few weeks now, but I have been reticent to say anything because really, I do not know what to think.

I love the front cover shot of Carolyn Murphy and Andre J. Andre can work a bootie, and his legs are to. die. for. I also love that it is The Special BRUCE WEBER Issue. Although Bruce is somewhat controversial, I happen to see the beauty in his photos.....they are mostly of nude males though-HA!
The reason I am flummoxed by this issue of one of my favorite magazines is because of THIS:
WHAT. THE. HELL? There are eleven pages of photos and literature about Dog The Freaking Bounty Hunter and his family. THIS IS PARIS VOGUE --NOT GUNS AND AMMO.
I am not fluent in French, so I am not sure exactly what the article says, but what could it possibly say? He has a show that no one watches, he was caught on tape spouting racial slurs, he is not stylish or relevent at all....what the hell? The above photo is a cut of his wife in her shorty shorts, her cowboy boots and her long French white tips. Jesus.

This is Dog shaking his tail feather on the street with some models. Work it Dog.

Anyone know what is tied around his thigh? Please God do not let it be a bandana.

Oh and this is a Dog and Family collage. Let's just say for the sake of argument that maybe Dog and his family are lovely, but seriously--Paris Vogue worthy? Eleven pages worthy? Is the article a farce?

Does this confuse anyone else? Please, someone with this magazine make sense of the Dog story for me so I can finally get a good night sleep and my faith in humankind and all things Vogue can be restored.

Has the world gone crazy?

HA--have a great day!

(photos from Paris Vogue November 2007)

*EDITED TO ADD-- This blog is for entertainment purposes only (mostly my own entertainment). This blog is silly and full of satire. I am a trained comedic writer. It is what I do. I never mean any malice to anyone--Chapman family included. Since posting this yesterday, apparently I have offended a few people at a site by and or dedicated to Duane Chapman's son Leland. My apologies, but please--your family is colorful and public and if you did not want people to talk about you, then you would not have such a public life. I did not mean to offend, but come on, Paris Vogue? I stand by my post.


Blogger Fightin' Mad Mary said...

Now I know why the French hate up so much!

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is hilarious. I have to know what the article says.
Have you ever watched his show?

I hope he does not read this then come after you. He is a bounty hunter you know?
I am sure he is laying low after that tape broke of his slurs.

People want TV shows then they forget that with that comes public scrutiny. When you have your own show, you leave yourself at the mercy of the media (and fashion blog writers obv.) If you do not want to be talked about, then do not have a TV show. Simple.

The pic of him dancing is priceless. I think his wife may be ok, but dang the shorts and boots, what is Vogue thinking?

Really funny stuff Monkey.

3:53 AM  
Blogger Pia said...

I don't see the reason nor the interest in why French Vogue featured D Chapman in their issue. Perhaps it was because of the recent spotlight on him over those comments he made a couple of months ago. He apologized for what he said, he sounded very sincere and I believe he was. Still, I cringe every time I see photos of him and his family. I don't want to be mean,but almost all of the photos are tasteless to me. Is showing those photos really worth the publicity?

Jen,where can I read this article? I can try to translate it. I can read french although not as fluently as I used to years ago when I lived in Montreal. That is where I spent my chidhood.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Parisjasmal said...

*Hi Mary-

HA. I wish I were fluent so I could read the article.

*Hola Heartmason-
Thanks. No I have never watched his show, but I do watch A&E a lot so I have seen tons of promos and commercials. HA-I was not sure if he were a REAL bounty hunter or if his job was embellished for the show. I
I agree with you. Some people are upset about this post, but I have a right to my opinion and if they did not want people to have an opinion they would not be on TV.

*Hi Pia-
I totally agree with you about him being sincere in his apologies. We have all said things that we wish we could take back and that we FOR SURE would not want public.
His family has their own style and genre, but it does not seem to jive with Paris Vogue is all I am saying.
I am not sure where you can read this article. It is the November 2007 Paris Vogue. I do believe there is a French Website where it can be found. I will look into it.
I love Quebec!

Lovely day to all.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Pia said...

You are a comedic writer? I knew you did something having to do with comedy! You are always so funny! So, who is that Gulman guy I have seen and heard about? Is he a comedian?

Mr. Chapman and his family- J,I'm sorry that some people were offended by our blogs. I am sure that the Chapman family is good people, but the publicity they make for themselves leaves them exposed to all kinds of criticism. They must be aware of that. My question is,how did they get to be on French Vogue? I'm sure the family approved of it,the article and all of the photos. The one heading on the Vogue page that shows photos of them says' Trash is Captivating'. That's not good. I have not seen the magazine in person so I am not sure who or what that was meant for.

Your blog is purely for entertainment purposes, and everyone knows that,so not to worry.

Have a wonderful day and keep warm dear ParisJ. How is your dear gran? I hope she's ok.

8:19 AM  
Blogger TessaJ said...

Your blog is for ENTERTAINMENT purposes? Really??? Say it ain't so. A blog? Entertainment?


I'm not fluent enough in French to be able to translate something like that. Too bad!

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I concur. Dog does not belong in French Vogue.
You do not have to defend your post at all. You do have every right to your own opinion. If Dog's family or friends do not like it they can stuff it.
When you wear shorts and shirts that are 3 sizes too small you ASK for it.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Swirl Girl said...

Seriously?? You offended people? Geez is right. I'm no Vogue, but I'm closer than the Dog and White-tips. Did they run out of normal Vogue-ish material? Their clothing (or lack of) alone should be like the anti-Christ for the French fashion experts.

French Vogue, my asphalt. Maybe Stench Vogue...

10:32 AM  
Blogger Water Into Wine said...

Moi, j'adore "Chien".

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the hell is right. That lady looks awful. Women over a certain age should not wear "shorty shorts" and women of a certain weight should not wear them either. Yuck.
Does he have dreadlox and a mullet all in one? eeeks

I hope you do not make Paris Voge mad, but you sure made me laugh.
You go with your comedy writing.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can find blog inspiration in just about anything.
What a funy post. Really eleven pages?
How do you even get Paris Vogue?
Most bloggers would be clamoring to kiss Vogue's ass, but kudos to you for just laying it on the line.
What the hell is right.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Pia said...

Did you gals and guys notice the naked man in the backgound of the photo of D Chapman's wife? It really adds taste to her photo. Geez.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


That is seriously hilarious. I'm lol-ing myself to death over here. First because Dog the Bounty Hunter in Paris Vogue.... it's like Eminem's girlfriend/wife Kim starring on Masterpiece Theater. Just... no. Second, because you've actually OFFENDED people with this post? It's way too much. WAY. Hope you're having a faboo weekend!


4:57 PM  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...


To think that the French are fasinated with dog, and would devote 11 pages to a story about him!

That explains everything.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sweet J,

From temps to temps over the years,when puzzled by just this sort of thing,I simply consider the gallic adulation of Jerry Lewis....and my puzzled mind grows still."Ca Plan Pour Moi!"


4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is his wife actually spraying his mullet with aerosol hairspray in the collage? I have seen it all.
That is just gross.

Was Nov. a slow month for Paris Vogue? Did they have nothing better to print? I would actually rather see more Amy Winehouse articles than Dog the BowWownty Hunter. Amy Winehouse is all European magazines seem to care about lately.

P.S. I am so sick of Amy Winehouse and her drugging that I cannot see straight.

Great Post.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Parisjasmal said...

*Hello Pia-

Yes I do comedic writing. Thanks for saying I am funny. Gary Gulman is a gorgeous stand up comic. I do not write stand up material, more along the lines of sketch comedy like MAD TV or Saturday Night Live.
"Trash is Captivating"--that is hilarious!!!
My Grandma is doing well--thanks so much for asking!
Have a great day Dear Pia!

*Hi Tessa-
So good to see you here. Thanks for visiting.
I know, right--my blog is silly and goofy and for entertainment. Some people take things WAY too seriously.
Hope you are well! Happy Holidays to you!

*Hello Anon-
Thanks for you validation and for telling me I do not have to defend my post--you are right. If someone does not like my content, they can chose to go elsewhere.

*Hi C-
STENCH VOGUE!!!!!!! Priceless!
Girl you are all Vogue all the way. I agree--they should be considered the anti christ for French experts!
Love you girl!

*Water into Wine-
I know you love him and you want his wardrobe so you can be in French Vogue with the other francophiles.

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, there are some trends that very few people can pull off--shorty shorts is one of them.
I hope I did not make Paris Vogue made either, but que sara que sara !
Have a lovely day!

11:52 AM  
Blogger Parisjasmal said...

**Hi Anon-
Yes, I am very easily entertained and can find blog inspiration anywhere-HA!
Yes, ELEVEN pages!
I get Paris Vogue from Conde Nast.
I do not clamor to kiss anyone's ass...well not today at least!

EWWWW....I did not even notice the naked man until you pointed it out. What the heck is going on with a naked man on the street in the background. STRANGE!!!!!

**Hi Fab!
How are you doll? ROFL about Kim Mathers on Masterpiece Theater--PERFECT ANALOGY! You are genius!
And yes, I am the great offender. Leland and his minions are going to kick my arse! HA

** Hi Barb-
Lovely to speak with you this morning.
I know--I am so befuddled by this article. I just do not get it!

I am honored that you have visited my humble blog! Yes, tis true they were very much in love with Jerry Lewis??!! I am just so confused-HA.
Hope you are enjoying the Holiday Season--and THANKS for visiting!
Big hugs dear Pirate!


11:59 AM  
Blogger Fightin' Mad Mary said...

First, I meant write "I know why the French hate US so much"...ooppps

Second, Who knew the Monkey Posh would stir up so much contriversy!

9:12 AM  
Blogger k said...

quoi le fou?!

10:16 PM  

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