After a Fashion

Stephen ranks the top trends, events, and train wrecks of 2007

Best National Headline on the death of Ike Turner from the New York Post: "Ike 'Beats' Tina to Death"


TOP 10 CELEB TRAIN WRECKS

1) Astro-nut Lisa Nowack

2) Michael Vick

3) Kim Kardashian

4) Alec Baldwin

5) Britney Spears

6) Heather Mills

7) Pamela Anderson

8) Jamie Lynn Spears

9) Larry Birkhead

10) Lindsay Lohan

(Note to readers: For the second year in a row, my editor has made me remove "the Hoff.")

Dishonorable mention: Owen Wilson, Amy Winehouse, the late Anna Nicole Smith

Honorable mention for all future celeb train wrecks: Suri Cruise, Dannielynn Birkhead, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Shiloh Pitt, and any child bearing the last name "Spears"


AUSTIN HEROES WE WILL MISS

Rollo Banks
Rollo Banks

Lady Bird Johnson, Karen Kuykendall, Rollo Banks


TOP 10 CANCER MOVIES

1) Terms of Endearment

2) Sunshine

3) Love Story

4) Muriel's Wedding

5) Evita

6) Calendar Girls

7) Dark Victory

8) One True Thing

9) Brian's Song

10) The Family Stone


TOP 5 WORST LOCAL TRENDS

1) Bottle-service clubs. They'll all be gay bars in six months.

2) Chain stores on South Congress. Can we look forward to the SoCo Wal-Mart soon?

3) Too much new retail. The existing new stores are dropping like flies.

4) Too little Downtown parking. If you want us to go Downtown, give us a place to park.

5) The axing of longtime radio personalities.


TOP 10 AUSTIN STYLE EVENTS

1) Hospice Austin's the Beauty of Life

2) Neiman Marcus' preopening fashion show

3) Dennis Quaid Charity Weekend's Lights, Camera ... Fashion! 5

4) Project Transition's Top Drawer Couture

5) UT-Austin's annual senior fashion show

6) Stitch Fashion Show

7) Heart House's Runway to Heaven fashion show

8) Get Involved fashion show for UNICEF

9) Pineapple Culture's A Community of Culture Fashion Show

10) Dévushka fashion show

Honorable Mention: Austin Humane Society's Rags to Wags fashion show


TOP 10 THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT AUSTIN

1) KMFA's Festival of Carols

The annual production of Zach Scott's <i>Rockin' Christmas Party</i>  is unquestionably among the best in Austin holiday fare.
The annual production of Zach Scott's Rockin' Christmas Party is unquestionably among the best in Austin holiday fare. (Photo by Seabrook Jones/juicythis.com)

2) Zach Scott Theatre's spellbinding productions

3) Hey Cupcake!

4) Dim Sum Saturday at Chinatown

5) Blackmail's ever-changing windows

6) Balcones Drive

7) Hardcore Country at the Broken Spoke

8) When all the lights are green on 15th Street

9) The Goddess of Liberty (perched atop the Capitol dome)

10) Migas

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