Thursday, February 14, 2008


$3,000 for a bra?? Even Victoria's Secrets' "Most Wanted Bras" don't go for that much...
Shakira has auctioned off one of her bras for $3,000. Now, it would seem to me that this is the perfect way to set up oneself as the ideal stalker target. Whoever pays three grand for a pop star's bra would have to be several preservatives short of a twinkie. And, I would think, totally capable of believing that said bra simply isn't enough and that a bigger piece of the person should be the next item to attain. But, the bra was sold in a charity auction so let's hope this transaction remains the stuff of good intentions.
All the money goes to Shakira's Bare Feet Foundation which is raising funds for a school for disadvantaged children in Colombia. Check out the blurb below for more on the woman who brought back the wonder bra:

MEXICO CITY - Ever paid $3,000 for a bra? That's what one fan forked over for one of Shakira's bras. Another admirer shelled out $14,000 for the privilege of meeting the pop sensation and receiving front-row seats at a future show in Toronto. The two bids were among the highest offered for 40 items that Shakira donated to an Internet auction for her Bare Feet Foundation, which is building a school for impoverished children in northern Colombia. Another popular item: a shiny lavender skirt with turquoise-and-coral beading that she wore while singing "Hips Don't Lie," which fetched more than $1,000. The items were from Shakira's 2007 "Oral Fixation" tour. Still up for grabs until Sunday: an electric Fender guitar and an acoustic Taylor guitar, both bearing the 31-year-old singer's autograph. The auction has raised $76,000. "It was a phenomenal success," Eric Gazin, president of Auction Cause, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday. "We had bidders from 10 countries." (Thanks)

Good on Shakira! Personally, I'm not a fan of her music ... her voice has always sounded like she's gargling hot potatoes to my ears. But, her foundation has been around for over 10 years and appears to be doing good work. There's still a couple of guitars available in the auction so if you're interested, click on this
And, for old times sake, let's take a look back at one entry in the Canadian WonderBra television commercial campaign from 1979. I actually remember seeing this ad on the tube - guess that's why I still think of it as the boob tube:

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