Monday, February 28, 2011
I grew up with this cartoon . . . I even have all the action figures!!
I don't know . . . I'm on the fence with the new version . . . I like the old one better?
This takes me back to my childhood! You know, I would role play Cheetarah all day everyday!!!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Since I am in LA and it's the Oscars today . . . and I live like 10 minutes away from the venue . . . I thought I'd see what's all the hype about and wow, people are cued up to get prime seats to see their favorite stars walk the red carpet this afternoon! I couldn't be bothered to wait and see all the hoopla is all about (not really my scene!) . . . but thought I'd give a shout out to all y'all and take this pix any ways . . . I guess, for shits and giggles!
PREDICTIONS: Black Swan to win Best Picture and Natalie Portman for Best Actress! just sayin'
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I don't know if you guys watch tutorials over at youtube . . . but I'm all about it!
I watch these girls, Sam and Nic all day everyday . . . learning about how to apply makeup! They're really good . . . I mean, they are gurus of makeup! I thought I give them a shout out since, I'm always on their channel and watch all their videos!!!
Go check them out! http://www.youtube.com/user/pixiwoo
I'm on the fence with this one . . . initially, I wanted them . . . but now . . . dunno??
I mean, these shoes will cut a betch!!! Maybe, the boots without the horns??
OMG . . . am I loosing my edgyness??? Nah . . . I just don't want to gouge someone's eye out or stab someone inadvertently!!! HELP!!
PS: Asher Levine did a lot of customized outfits for Lady GaGa, Muse, etc . . .
Friday, February 25, 2011
This is just a disclaimer: I'm not really a Ke$ha fan but this video is so right up my alley!!! I mean, besides the french kissing the unicorn (which is somewhat considered beastiality?) the rainbow gun fight with James van der Beek and the unicorns at the bar . . . it's simply amazing!! I guess, watch it without sound . . . you'll be blown away!!!
They became utterly defeminised.
But by whom? Real women started to love their curves long before Christina Hendricks wowed the world in Mad Men with hers. And by all accounts men love them, too.
So who drove this obsession to strip women of their femininity?
It was an edict by the fashion mafia — buyers, trend-setters, photographers, but especially the designers. They decreed that to look good in their creations a model couldn’t look like a woman. She had to be flat-chested, devoid of hips, with collarbones you could hook a clothes hanger on. In fact, she has to look less like a woman and more like a boy.
Size zero turned out to be an apt term as the most feted designers, mostly brilliant gay men, effectively tried to squeeze women out of the fashion equation. And now they have.
Who could have predicted that the ultimate solution to the Size Zero Debate would be Zero Woman. Because that’s exactly what we have with London and New York Fashion Weeks, and Couture Week in Paris.
The new darling of the catwalk is a man. The Serbian-born model of female beauty is an androgynous lad of 19 from Melbourne.
With his long blond hair, huge almond-shaped eyes, Angelina Jolie lips and a body as flat as a surfboard, Andrej Pejic is the toast of women’s high fashion the world over.
A beautiful teenager with the face of a girl and the body of a boy — the perfect expression of beauty for these top fashion designers.
It’s the ultimate in woman hating, to create a half-man, half-woman creature because the girls are simply not up to the job. They’re too, let’s face it boys, womanly, even when they’ve been starved to within an inch of their lives.
What an act of abject misogyny.
This betrayal of women has been brewing in the fashion world for decades now. People point to the Sixties and Twiggy, the skinniest model in the entire universe, but she was a one-off, not a trend-setter.
Most women then would still have wanted the perfect hourglass figures of Ava Gardner or Jane Russell. And so would their men.
No, the obsession with models who looked like boys really took hold in September 2006 when a 22-year-old model collapsed at the Milan shows after stepping off the stage.
For months Uruguayan model Luisel Ramos had fasted and drunk virtually nothing to reach her target weight —she weighed less than 9st at 5ft 9in. She had the body mass index of a teenager ten years younger.
Another model, Brazilian Ana Carolina Reston, died shortly afterwards. The 21-year-old was 5ft 8in and weighed just over 6st when she died.
But like many models, to work and keep the body shape required by the designers and the bookers, Luisel had to fight nature with starvation, with slimming pills, with laxatives — anything and everything to stay skinny.
You would have thought that would have been a wake-up call for the fashion industry but no, the designers wanted them even thinner — as demonstrated this week when Samantha Cameron sat in the front row of the Erdem show at London Fashion Week, watching a pair of chopsticks walking down the catwalk.
Chloe Memisevic, the model, was so thin she did not have an ounce of fat on her body. Caved in cheekbones, arms — if you’ll forgive the analogy — that belonged to a concentration camp survivor.
I was at London Fashion Week and I saw some of the women for myself. In the flesh they look even more hideously gaunt, legs without a defining muscle on them, knees that knock together as they walk, chests devoid of any femininity save the occasional pert nipple.
How did we ever get to the stage where we allowed a small group of designers — however talented — to determine that this is what is beautiful in a woman?
So step by step the elite of mostly gay designers has been creating catwalk designs for pre-pubescent teenagers, and each year wanting models who looked less and less like women.
And the ridiculous thing is no woman can maintain a body mass index of around 18 — which is what a tall woman needs to look like a skeleton — without abusing their body.
The designers were wanting women to look more and more like young men. That, I am afraid, is the uncomfortable truth. So it was not a big step for them to start replacing women with teenage boys then, was it?
And so step forward Andrej Pejic. And in what must be the ultimate misogynist’s in-joke, his explosive arrival on the elite fashion scene was at Couture Week in Paris last month when he was chosen by Jean Paul Gaultier to wear his show-stopping, semi-see-through wedding dress.
The bride with no breasts and a lunchbox was more like the bride of Frankenstein. You’d have thought the one walk-on part a woman could have in a designer’s fantasy was as a blushing bride.Don’t get me wrong. Andrej does not look like some Soho drag queen. Quite the contrary. The 19-year-old Australian is beautiful. He is clever too.
The son of an economist father and lawyer mother, he eventually aims to go into law himself. But he is still a fake. One of his admirers recently commented that he was beloved in the fashion industry because he is ‘so at home in his own skin’.
Nonsense. He’s at home in a woman’s skin.
The truth is, it doesn’t have to be like this. As Andrej was having his Brazilian wax in preparation for his catwalk appearances, the designer Roland Mouret was quietly opening a huge salon at 8 Carlos Place in Mayfair.
It owes its existence to a dress he designed some years ago — the Galaxy. He has been a phenomenal success because he understood that women have curves they can’t do much about and men by and large like them, especially when they can be transformed from a muffin-top waistline into Marilyn Monroe.
And this as Mad Men shoots another series, mainly off the bosom of Hendricks, and Debenhams reports a 225 per cent sales increase in clothes that give women hourglass figures.
Even the original stick insect Victoria Beckham has jumped on the real woman bandwagon and designed her entire range around feminine curves.
It is not all hopeless. I went to the designer Amanda Wakeley’s show and was moved almost to tears (very uncool I’m told) by the most sublimely beautiful clothes unashamedly designed for women.
They nipped in waists, complemented curves and celebrated cleavage. Andrej would have looked a right twit in them. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1360460/Andrej-Pejic-Fashions-ultimate-insult-women-man-dresses-woman.html#ixzz1EzfOWPz4
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The 26th edition of the Hyeres Festival will be held from April 29 to May 2
Among more than 300 cases, 10 young designers were selected by a jury of 11 members including Tim Blanks (Style.com), Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough (Proenza Schouler), Christopher Kane, Cathy Horyn (The New York Times) chaired by Raf Simons.
Past winners were: Romain Kremer, Anthony Vaccarello, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Maxime Simoens, Viktor & Rolf and Gaspard Yurkievich.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
By now you've heard the oft-revived rumor that Stefano Pilati is on the outs with YSL. We started hearing it again before New York Fashion Week and of course it reminded us of our own posts on the subject exactly one Fashion Week ago, in which we detailed the various chain reactions that could take place if the rumor turned out to be true.
Well, our sources are now telling us that, after interviewing everyone from Raf Simons to Olivier Theyskens, YSL execs have indeed found a replacement for Stefano, whose fall 2011 collection will be his last, and it's someone who's already spent time at YSL, before he made his name at Dior Homme: Hedi Slimane. The others mostly likely turned down the job because of Pierre Berge's control-freakish ways, but Pierre and Hedi are old friends. So there you go, the dénouement to the rumors, tied with a bow. But of course nothing is final until the announcement is made.
So why have YSL execs been shopping the position around? Because, say our sources, sales have not just been poor; they're almost nonexistent. And former CEO Valerie Hermann (who we're told didn't just leave her post last week, as reported, but was let go) apparently was a contributing factor. As for that three-year contract Stefano recently signed at YSL? Say our sources: "Contracts are made to be broken."
Here's more juiciness. If Carine Roitfeld doesn't launch Harper's Bazaar in France, she'll most likely work with Hedi at YSL, probably in a consulting capacity.
So where does this leave Stefano? Where will he go? First, don't worry, because he's talented and beloved. And while it may seem like a long shot, consider the possibility that he'd go to Armani, perhaps the plummiest of all jobs. Only when the time is right, of course. --- courtesy of www.hintmag.com
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
My boy crush du jour: ALEX PETTYFER!!!
I just watched I AM NUMBER 4 movie . . . let me just tell you . . . it was AMAZING and Alex is just eye candy for me!!!! LUVS IT!!!
I would die if I get to shoot him for the mag!!!
I guess, I need the proper media outlet to get the word out that I would die to do a photo shoot with him!!!! HELP!!!
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I am Daniel Palillo's biggest fan!!
I found some of his collection being sold at the Weekday store in Stockholm and ever since then . . . I fell in love with his collection!!
I can't wait to get a hold of some of his latest pieces for A/W 11!!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Fluid extract of Coca: 3 drams USP
Citric acid: 3 oz
Caffeine: 1 oz
Sugar: 30 (unclear quantity)
Water: 2.5 gal
Lime juice: 2 pints, 1 quart
Vanilla: 1 oz
Caramel: 1.5 oz or more for color
The secret 7X flavor (use 2 oz of flavor to 5 gals syrup):
Alcohol: 8 oz
Orange oil: 20 drops
Lemon oil: 30 drops
Nutmeg oil: 10 drops
Coriander: 5 drops
Neroli: 10 drops
Cinnamon: 10 drops
Not sure if it's the real thing . . . but you be the judge and do it yourself . . . if not, just buy at your local supermarket . . . but it's fun to experiment and see what you can come up with . . . maybe you'll discover another soft drink????
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I really don't understand the idea of a celebrity stylist. Is it a real job? I know there's unemployment, but frankly the railways need to be fixed too. Elizabeth Taylor was never told what to wear or paid to carry a certain handbag. I was sort of out of the world for 15 years when I was married. And now that I'm back in it, there are all these new things. The power of the stylist is an entirely new concept to me. -- Daphne Guinness
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Thursday February 10, 2011
9:00 AM Nicholas K
9:30-10:30 AM Porter Grey
10:00 AM BCBGMAXAZRIA
11:00 AM Richard Chai
1:00 PM Duckie Brown
3:00 PM Luca Luca
3:30-4:30 PM Mara Hoffman
4:00 PM Tadashi Shoji
6:00 PM Eva Minge
7:00 PM Christian Siriano
8:30-9:30 PM W Hotels Global Glam
9:00 PM Irina Shabayeva
Friday February 11, 2011
9:00 AM Ruffian
9:30-10:30 AM Tess Giberson
11:00 AM Perry Ellis
12:00 PM Farah Angsana
1:30-2:30 PM Buckler
2:00 PM Rebecca Taylor
5:30-6:30 PM Tommy Hilfiger Men’s
6:30-7:30 PM Tommy Hilfiger Men’s
6:00 PM Nicole Miller
6:30-7:30 PM Joy Cioci
7:00 PM Cynthia Rowley
8:00 PM Academy of Art University
9:00 PM Venexiana
Saturday February 12, 2011
10:30-11:30 AM Binetti
11:00 AM Jill Stuart
12:00 PM Prabal Gurung
2:00 PM ADAM
2:30-3:30 PM MANDY COON
3:00 PM Vivienne Tam
4:00 PM Mik Cire
6:00 PM Charlotte Ronson
7:00 PM G-Star RAW
9:00 PM Toni Francesc
Sunday February 13, 2011
10:00 AM Derek Lam
10:30-11:30 AM Timo Weiland
11:00 AM Lela Rose
1:00 PM DKNY
2:00 PM Calvin Klein Collection Men’s
2:15 PM Tory Burch
2:30-3:30 PM Yoana Baraschi
3:00 PM Max Azria
4:00 PM Diane von Furstenberg
5:00 PM CYNTHIA STEFFE
5:00 PM Y-3
6:00 PM Carmen Marc Valvo
7:00 PM Custo Barcelona
7:30-8:30 PM Behnaz Sarafpour
8:00 PM Tommy Hilfiger
9:00 PM Zang Toi
Monday February 14, 2011
9:00 AM Jenny Packham
9:30- 10:30 AM Callula Lillibelle
10:00 AM Carolina Herrera
11:00 AM Carlos Miele
1:00 PM Tracy Reese
2:00 PM Donna Karan New York
3:00 PM Monique Lhuillier
5:00 PM pamella roland
6:00 PM Betsey Johnson
6:00 PM Chado Ralph Rucci
7:00 PM Mackage
Tuesday February 15, 2011
9:00 AM Rebecca Minkoff
9:30-10:30 AM Trias
10:00 AM Badgley Mischka
11:00 AM Vera Wang
1:00 PM Jen Kao
1:00 PM Diesel Black Gold
1:30-3:30 PM Bibhu Mohapatra
2:00 PM Hervé Léger by Max Azria
3:00 PM Dennis Basso
6:00 PM J. Mendel
7:00 PM Tibi
7:30-8:30 PM Frank Tell
8:00 PM Narciso Rodriguez
Wednesday February 16, 2011
9:00 AM Yigal Azrouël
9:30-10:30 AM Domenico Vacca
10:00 AM Michael Kors
11:00 AM Nanette Lepore
1:00 PM Herchcovitch;Alexandre
1:30-2:30 PM Adrienne Vittadini
3:00 PM Milly by Michelle Smith
4:00 PM Helen Yarmak
5:00 PM CHRISTIAN COTA
6:00 PM Anna Sui
6:30-7:30 PM Odd Molly
7:00 PM Elie Tahari
Thursday February 17, 2011
9:00 AM General Idea
10:00 AM Ralph Lauren
11:00 AM Ralph Lauren
1:00 PM Ports 1961
2:00 PM Calvin Klein Collection Women’s
3:00 PM Calvin Klein Collection Women’s
6:00 PM Elene Cassis
7:00 PM Naeem Khan
7:30-8:30 PM LUBLU Kira Plastinina
8:00 PM L.A.M.B.
9:00 PM IVANAhelsinki
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
- ThunderCats Reboot
- Anatomy of Change
- Burberry A/W 11
- Born This Way
- Harry Halim
- Academy Awards 2011
- Gaspard Yurkievich A/W 11
- Fuck Yeah Tumblr
- Phillip Lim A/W 11
- ASHER LEVINE x ALPINESTARS
- Preview: I4E2
- Katie Eary A/W 11
- KTZ A/W 11
- Gender Bender
- Long x Boy London
- Preview: I4E1
- Prada A/W 11
- Le Festival de Hyères
- Hedi Slimane at YSL?
- The Fall
- Alex Pettyfer
- Alexander McQueen Book
- Karen Walker
- NYFW 2011 Highlights!
- Daniel Palillo
- Lea T. on Oprah
- Fun Fact: Coca-Cola
- Rad by Rad Hourani
- MM6 Maison Martin Margiela x Opening Ceremony
- Bernhard Willhelm A/W 2012
- Quote Du Jour
- NYFW 2011 Schedule
- Fur Specs
- Lea T.
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