Uncap my lens

For Toni Braxton’s birthday — she’s forty-seven today — we have a couple of shots, one carefully staged, one not so much. This is the cover art to her late-2009 single “Yesterday,” released before the Pulse album:

Toni Braxton on the Yesterday sleeve

And this is a less-than-entirely-graceful exit from the back seat, earlier this year:

Toni Braxton arrives for dinner

Oh, the heck with that. Let’s go back to “Yesterday”:

Does this really require an Underwear Warning?



  1. fillyjonk »

    7 October 2014 · 5:47 pm

    It’s just fundamentally difficult to exit a car gracefully wearing a short skirt. I don’t go as short as she’s gone in that photo, but I’ve done the exact same move to prevent the world from maybe getting a view of my knickers.

  2. McGehee »

    7 October 2014 · 6:52 pm

    I think it can be done if the vehicle is just the right height, but if the vehicle is tall enough to require a step bar the height is definitely not right.

  3. CGHill »

    7 October 2014 · 6:59 pm

    Judging by the story whence that picture came, this was a last-minute adjustment after discovering she’d been a trifle too open, so to speak.

  4. McGehee »

    7 October 2014 · 9:51 pm

    That would explain the Dan-Quayle-in-the-headlights expression on her face.

  5. Roger Green »

    8 October 2014 · 5:49 am

    unsurprisingly, I was listening to her 1st album yesterday…

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