Let’s just get one thing out of the way. Sean Avery is a prick. As a huge hockey fan (go Canucks!), there have been more than a few times that I wanted to reach into the TV and punch his smirking face. For those who are unfamiliar with hockey, let’s just say he doesn’t ever keep his mouth shut and is known in the National Hockey League as a “pest”. Off the ice, he doesn’t have the most pristine reputation either, particularly since he was recently busted as a client of the brothel, Maison de L’Amour. Apparently, his name and number were in Madame Kristin Davis’ little black book under the $500 client category. Dirty boy.
However, I have to admit that I’m kind of intrigued at his sudden interest in fashion. It’s a little laughable but you have to admire his effort. At least he’s not out there chasing young Hollywood starlets (ex’s include Rachel Hunter, Elisha Cuthbert, and Mary-Kate Olsen), hoping to get more papparazzi lenses on him… well, he’s probably still doing that but at least he’s got a day job during hockey’s off season!
I am pretty jealous that he gets to go to ALL the couture shows next week in Paris – not the standard treatment for regular Vogue interns. When style.com spoke to him about the trip, he said, “It looks like I’m going to all of them. Which is exciting. It doesn’t get bigger or better than the Paris couture, right? … The Chanel Show. From what I’m told, that’s the show that gets the most ridiculous.”
Click here for Vogue‘s slideshow of Sean in all his intern glory.
Click here for Sean’s blog on everything from where to get the “best shave in town” to how he’d “be lost” without Alexander McQueen.