Jolly Rogered

Stern bag

As a sideline to his gig as a professional quidnunc, Jared Paul Stern also happens to be the creator of the “punk-preppy” clothing line Skull & Bones. If only taste could be criminalized…

Stern in spectators

A gossip columnist wearing spectator shoes? Oh, the irony.

11 Responses to “Jolly Rogered”

  1. Never teh Bride April 11, 2006 at 6:38 pm #

    Did he actually glue a pink skull and crossbones cutout onto a real LV bag?

  2. la petite chou chou April 11, 2006 at 7:37 pm #

    That’s what it looks like. Indeed.

    I want to start calling you “teh.” It’s short and funny.

  3. Jeff the Baptist April 17, 2006 at 3:20 pm #

    I’m sorry but in those outfits he looks like one of the lesser incarnations of Dr. Who. Colin Baker perhaps?


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