Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Eye Candy...for Everyone!

I'm not actually here. I'm really sitting quietly at my desk, listening to music and reading my outline frantically.

But if I WERE here, I'd say that I wish I looked like Irina Lazareanu in this picture.

Fresh faced, gorgeous, and totally not stressed out. Although...I'm not sure what that emotion is, exactly. But it's definitely better than what I'm feeling. Which is anxiety. Because I'm really studying.

Okay, NOW I'm really studying.

Super Hills Me

So I know at least 2 people who read this thing are in love with the Hills (S included), but these are too funny not to post.

Joel McHale and The Soup

(Mila Kunis = Audrina, James Franco (<3 him!) = Our Nation's Capital, Justin Bobby, Directed by = Judd Apatow)

Kids Can Always Make Me Laugh...

Even when I just want to go to sleep and never wake up.

I love these commercials!

The next next karate kid?

Serious business here.

He was injured. Injured bad.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Odd Finals Behavior

Amidst my subtle, yet very very present panic attacks where I get the most work done (i'm experiencing the tail end of one as we speak), I've observed odd odd finals behavior. Here are 2.

1) People who think it's ok to literally wear PJ pants to school. Yes, this was cute in college. And hey, even sweats and oversized T-shirt, whatev. I'm wearing the same jeans and hoody since two days ago. My only request: if you're wearing PJ pants, or loose sweats, make sure they stay above ass level because I do see your ass crack. I do. I see it right now as we speak, you big big man.

2) 3 1L boys having a quiet push-up competition. giggling (quietly), and doing it all over again. I don't think big big boy realizes that all his friends see his ass crack.

thank you.

T- 23.5 hours to go

23.5 more hours to go til I hit my first final...which will unfortunately be a disaster b/c it is on a topic i do not know. we'll see how much i can learn in that amount of time. Once thursday 10pm comes, I will fee MUCH better, and then imnediately MUCH worse because then I must start studying for Evidence. bah!

anyway, despite all that, I STILL made time to watch the Hills. I know, how does she do it. hahah. The hills needs to be an hour long show. So much happens but it's all just an intro. I feel like I'm watching a preview to a really juicy movie...and then Blip! "Adam Devello" or whatever comes up and it's donezo. Anyway, it needs to be an hour show and they need to stop having monumental things happen at the blink of an eye. last episode, lo, LC and audrina were only talking about getting a house. and bam, they have one and then bam, a housewarming party. and what happened with brody? just...gone. blip. gone.

but HELLLOO Stephen Colletti. Yum. =D

the BF is coming back home tonight after a LOONNNG (4 day) trip to Vancity. Sigh...cannot wait.

As Per Request: Frye Marco Crepe - For Guys

Because I'm a good friend, and I know we have good friends who are of the male persuasion who frequent our humble blog, I did some "shopping" and found these shoes that I think are very cool.

The Frye Marco Crepe. The Frye Company is, according to their website, "the oldest continuously operated shoe company" in the U.S. In the last few years, their popularity has made a comeback with their Engineer Boot and Harness Boot (which I own in black and LOVE) for women when everyone from Rachel Bilson to Keira Knightly to Jessica Alba was seen clomping around in them. (Although native New Yorkers will tell you that the resurgence of these boots started somewhere downtown...)

Rich in color, great worn-in look, and has the right balance of urban cool nonchalance vs. old-school practicality, these ankle boots would look good with jeans, khakis, and possibly casual dress pants.

$210, at Urban Outfitters.

How'd I do on recommending a guy's shoe? Did I pass? Oh, who am I kidding - that's just silly! Of course I passed; I have great taste and these shoes are so awesome that I'd wear them if they made them in smaller sizes.

Coke + Mentos Break Records

What do you get when you have about 1,500 Belgian students, an equal amount of 2L Coke bottles, and an equal amount of Mentos?

...A new world record and a really awesome photograph.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Speaking of Shoes...

My sister, who usually doesn't shop all that much, came home with 4 pairs of all really cute shoes for just under $100! (total). That's pretty awesome. My favorite pair were ones from Forever21, and they are super duper DUPER comfortable. None of that breaking in requirement where your foot will be cut into and scarred for years...and certainly no bleeding involved. Can you believe what we go through?
Anyway, they are like $16 or something to the like. I'm def going to buy a pair to wear with my skinnies and cute skirts!

Old Navy Shoes = Awesome.

YSL Tribute Platform Sandals, $760

I know what you’re thinking. $760?! That is totally insane for some shoes that will probably end up being the cause of your feet deformation. BUT…still kind of hot, right? Yeah, a little bit.

So a few weeks ago, I took a “lunch break” and went shopping. Now, normally I don’t go into Old Navy because of the mess and the lines and the fact that up until recently, ON’s clothes were kind of not pretty. But I was checking out their stuff online and Todd Oldham has done some wonders for the brand in just a few short months of being creative director. (Ditto goes for Patrick Robinson and Gap)

ANYWAYS, point of the story is, I found these amazing shoes that are slightly reminiscent of those crazy YSL platforms, but a) more affordable, and b) I won’t cry if my feet bleed all over them for being so high.

Old Navy Platform Sandals, $19.99 (Sale!)

The picture doesn’t do it justice! The brown is more of a worn luggage brown, and the wood looks expensive. I saw these and instantly saw myself wearing them with skinny jeans and oversized t-shirts a la the Olsens. So what if I normally hate wearing high heels - to look like an Olsen while paying less than 5% of the price is WORTH IT.

Anyways, about a week after I bought them I wore them to a semi-formal (with black tights and grey/brown Zara dress) and they were a) HOT, and b) SO COMFORTABLE. No joke. I am usually a weakling when it comes to heels, but these did not hurt at all, and I wore them for about 4 hours straight. Basically, they are my new favorite shoes, along with a pair of brown platforms also from Old Navy. Who would have ever guessed?

And for those who want a straight-up cheaper copy of the YSL Tributes for $79.95, go here. (Which, in light of the fact that the originals are the price of a laptop, I totally condone.)

Forever 21: Evil Genius or Really Lame?

Forever 21 Mod Patent Clutch, $25

Urbn Large Croco Clutch, $38.00

This was made popular when Lindsay Lohan carried around for awhile, prompting people to think that she was running out of money. (Whereas I, on the other hand, was just thrilled that a celebrity was carrying an affordable and cute accessory for once!)

I mean, come on! That’s either totally nondiscriminatory thievery or pure genius. Stealing something that can’t be protected, is widely popular and successful, and making it even MORE cheap than the original, which is reasonable to begin with?! These people are evil and spectacularly business-savvy.

Brad Paisley - I'm Still A Guy

A song that the BF dedicated to me tonight...

(Radio Version - no official music video yet)

(Live Version)

When you see a deer you see Bambi
And I see antlers up on the wall
When you see a lake you think picnics
And I see a large mouth up under that log
You're probably thinking that you're going to change me
In some ways well maybe you might
Scrub me down, dress me up oh but no matter what
remember I'm still a guy

When you see a priceless French painting
I see a drunk, naked girl
You think that riding a wild bull sounds crazy
And I'd like to give it a whirl
Well love makes a man do some things he ain't proud of
And in a weak moment I might
walk your sissy dog, hold your purse at the mall
But remember, I'm still a guy

I'll pour out my heart
Hold your hand in the car
Write a love song that makes you cry
Then turn right around knock some jerk to the ground
'Cause he copped a feel as you walked by

I can hear you now talking to your friends
Saying, "Yeah girls he's come a long way"
From dragging his knuckles and carrying a club
And building a fire in a cave
But when you say a backrub means only a backrub
Then you swat my hand when I try
Well, now what can I say at the end of the day
Honey, I'm still a guy

And I'll pour out my heart
Hold your hand in the car
Write a love song that makes you cry
Then turn right around knock some jerk to the ground
'Cause he copped a feel as you walked by

These days there's dudes getting facials
Manicured, waxed and botoxed
With deep spray-on tans and creamy lotiony hands
You can't grip a tacklebox

Yeah with all of these men lining up to get neutered
It's hip now to be feminized
I don't highlight my hair
I've still got a pair
Yeah honey, I'm still a guy

Oh my eyebrows ain't plucked
There's a gun in my truck
Oh thank God, I'm still a guy

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Step Up 2 The Streets vs. Miley & Mandy (& Surprise Sexiness!)

The challenge:

The response:

At least watch the 2nd video till the end. There is some serious hotness going on.

For ~S~

Look, it's your bag!

Carolina Pantoliano, Model. Milan Fashion Week -

Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Shot at Love~

So yesterday, I did absolutely nothing and spent 12 hours "pretending" to study with a bunch of gals while talking about boys, love, and boys. obviously, it wasn't so surprising that I only read 20 pages in 12 hours. So today, I woke up with a mini heart attack, called T on my way to school, vented, and dragged my arse to the library. and now I'm here, writing to all of you faithful readers. I think "hamperism" is the only one who comments. Thank you, and thank you.

I'm studying with my friend H, my BFOILS (Best-Friend-Only-In-Law-School...coined by H herself) and we just spent an entire friggin' HOUR talking about Tila Tequila, and her moral values, her psychological background, and her sexual preference.
it was basically about me feeling like Tila comes from a wounded place and what she does is a manifestation of that wound, blah blah, anyway.

So this is a public announcement. Tila, I want my hour back. I want it back and I want to ace my exams. and you could have very well taken that away from me. I may fail my exam b/c I lost that ONE hour talking about your stupid show and your psychological issues. and to think I would have be-friended you. ugh.

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Death of the Dress + That Effortless French Style

Two articles: Long Live the Dress (for Now) and That 'je ne sais quoi'.

One announces that the DRESS - the simple, feminine, versatile dress - is about to see its death as the fashion cycle turns away from Jackie O and back towards androgynous butch-ness, which for some reason makes me think of IT MODEL OF THE MOMENT Agyness Deyn, who, for the record, I think is a fantastic model, but overrated as a style icon.

This fall it's supposed to be all about the PANTS, the TIGHT SHIRTS, and the edgy LEATHER JACKET. (Aka "what Kate Moss has been wearing her whole life")

Sure, it's an interesting look - and on boyish, waifish, gamine figures it looks good. This is why tiny people like Audrey Hepburn could literally wear anything and still be smashing. However, this is not a good look for women of a more curvaceous nature. It just makes us look bunchy and puffy in all the wrong places; in other words, NOT CUTE.

The other article discusses that hard-to-explain way that French women always look so effortlessly chic and amazing. Most interesting to me is when they quote Clémence Poésy (love her!): "It's important to be yourself. What you wear reflects what you are, so you need to be strong enough on the inside to ignore what the fashion gurus say you should wear on the outside."

Oh, HELL-TO-THE-YEAH. So when the fashion elite are telling us Who's In and Who's Out (said in a cute German accent, a la Heidi Klum), the always stylish French women will be laughing at all the robot-people who have suddenly abandoned their dresses in exchange for THE NEW LOOK.

You think JANE BIRKIN, British, but with 2 half-French daughters, all three with super street cred in the world of style, would listen to this crap about how dresses are no longer what's what?

Jane Birkin, with daughter Lou Doillon

The fashion industry can suck it. I love my dresses and I ain't ever giving them up.

Guess What I Bought???

Greetings from beneath a pile of books, papers, and way more highlighters than needed. Ever. For anything.

SO! As some of you faithful readers (and friends who have been harassed with my countless recounts of how much I've been coveting this item) know, I have been eyeing and drooling over the Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr. Q. Groovee bag in Saddle. Drooling. I have seriously been disgustingly obsessed with it and have been back and forth about it for a while. The major hold back was that it was $498, and wayy beyond the means of a simple and broke law student.

At one point, I purchased 2 of it from Saks, in attempt to get the "Buy 2 bags for $1000 and get $400 back" Awesome deal, but I fell $4 short and couldn't cancel my order. So I had 2 unopened MBMJ bags in my room, staring at me in the face, taunting me with the luxe leather and gold hardware.

Anyway, to make a long story short, I ended up getting 25% off both bags, and along with trusty Ebates (see blog below), bought them for $365 each! That's a wowzer of a discount! I am selling the other one on ebay shortly for a discount off of it's original price of $498, since it is sold out on Bloomies, Saks, Nordie, and eLuxury. Hot commodity people! Let me know if you're interested, faithful readers get an even bigger discount!

P.S. Maybe I didn't mention before, but I was eyeing the Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Mini, which is also very gorgeous. I haven't seen it in person yet, but it was a bit more than what I had anticipated spending ($550). Who knows, I may decide differently come summer!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wired Magazine's How To...

So by now you might have figured out that I love magazines and am subscribed to quite a few (Vanity Fair, Nylon, and Wired). Yesterday...or the day before...the days are starting to run together now that finals are approaching, but anyways, I got my new Wired with Steve Carrell on the cover. That will be a post for another day - today is about the insert that came with it.

(Aside to magazines: please package more inserts and free stuff with your issues. They do that in Asia and Europe, and they get things like bathing suits and tote bags and I GET JEALOUS!)

This is what I got this time:

Wired: How To ...

Make a Glowstick...Camp with Less Gear...Acquire Crap Online...Unload Crap Online...Decorate Like a Pro...Get a Boost in the Blogsosphere (I think S and I need this one)...Bribe Someone...Say 3 Essential Sentences, Phonetically, In French, Spanish, and Mandarin...

Spice up a Scene...Diffuse a Flash...Add a Lightsaber to Your Movie...Make Old-Timey Photos...Take a Killer Portrait...Get More Out of Flickr...

Arrange Your Action Figures...Dress Like a Professional (Yes, that's Tim Gunn!)...Use Linkedin...Choose Gifts for Office Parties...

And many more pages of fun/interesting, yet random, tips on how to do stuff. What's a bit curious is that on the bottom of the page, where the page numbers are, it's dated AUGUST 2007. Nice job, Wired. Either that's a big fat typo, or they are recycling old stuff and just being lazy about changing the date. I guess I'm not that upset about it though, because it's new to me.

Lastly is one of MANY pictures of my roommate's dog, Bauer, who, though normally a picture-shy little guy, decided that he wanted to be in the shots and proceeded to sit down on top of the magazine. There were a few more of him rolling around on top of it, but those all came out blurry, so here you go.

Inroducing, His Royal Highness (currently sprawled on the floor of my room like he's sun-bathing), Bauer.

Cute, right?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Taylor Swift

So these aren't new songs or anything, but I love them. Did you know that Taylor Swift is a GIANT? She's 5'11" - what does that even mean? That's like skyscraper tall. That's like, I-can't-even-comprehend tall. That's even-if-I-wore-6-inch-heels-I'd-still-be-at-least-2-inches-shorter tall. (And S, in those same heels, would be like, a foot shorter.)

Our Song

Tim McGraw

Sigh. Country music is truly the best.

That's How She Knows

Ever since a friend requested that I update my Muxtape (see previous post) with songs from Enchanted, I've been watching this video over and over.

What a great movie. Have you seen it yet? As a sidenote, I used to always get James Marsden and James Franco confused before I watched Freaks and Geeks. Now I know that James Marsden is Prince Charming and James Franco is HOT.

And Amy Adams is adorable. And Patrick Dempsey, not so much.

Clémence Poésy

Better known to the world as Fleur Delacour (who sadly, won't be reprising her role in the 6th film...but what about the seventh, Clémence?!) , this girl is one of the new faces of the Chloé perfume.

I kid you not when I say that she's been the feature of many fashion/style blogs, and not without good reason. She's INCREDIBLE! LOOK at her! I want to BE her!

And yeah, I did this at work.

Taiwanese Pop

Don't know who else is interested in Taiwanese pop culture besides me here, but just in case, CHECK OUT THIS BLOG.

Spring/Summer is SO much better than Fall/Winter! Except maybe for the clothes - it's debatable.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

In Honor of Earth Day

"Mottainai Furoshiki, the use of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth as a sustainable alternative to disposable bags."

This video is awesome.

The Hills

It's late. I'm tired. I should be outlining for evidence and chipping away at the massive massive pile of notes that I'm sure I'll never get through but no, oh no, I came home and went straight to to watch the newest episode of The Hills. p.s. I heart MTV for posting their shows RIGHT after they have been aired. Such consideration for their fans!

Usually, as you can see from my previous Hills post, I think Heidi is a friggin' idiot and she's getting more and more pathetic. And of course, without fail, she did it again. Scrounging around for friends, wanting her never occuring "girls night out", but now....well now I just feel really bad for the girl. I wanted to give her a hug. She really just wants to mend things between her and LC and have her normal life back! I mean....she was dating SPENCER! I'm sure she's in need of some normality. btw, why does Spencer always talk in the same tone--a male valley girl. I just don't get it, I would probably slap him after a couple of conversations.

and WHAT is Lo's problem! I thought she was cool but I'm convinced that she is just pure evil! She seems all sweet and cute, but she's so not! Her and LC will be having a private convo, and Audrina will come and Lo'll just be like....layin' it all out! And Audrina....I don't know what to say. She's sweet, she's just really really dumb. She seriously doesn't get it why she's being stupid...going back to the two ppl who were such assholes to her. Her and Hedi were NOT best friends, season 2 Heidi just stopped talking to her even after Audrina tried to make nice.

Anyway. That's all. Time for bed.

Monday, April 21, 2008

COMMENTS About Gossip Girl

Not really spoilers, but just in case, maybe avoid this post:

- I LOVE that Jenny Humphrey carries around the Valentino Pintucked Shopper that is AT LEAST 2.3 grand and yet doesn't know what to hock to get some money.

- Also love the fact that the episode promo'ed the HELL out of Valentino with both the bag and the "one-of-a-kind" red gown.

- Poor Rufus. I would love that kind of a birthday party.

- I NEED all of Serena's leather jackets and amazing boots.

- Strangely, or not so much, I found myself wanting more Chuck. And less of Eric. Was he wearing makeup? Also, need more Nate.

- So now that B is de-throned, minority minions are down to one? Did the Asian girl really go back to Johns Hopkins? Come on now, science over GG?

- And, HOW BAD is Georgina that CHUCK BASS has PITY for Serena?!


Somebody Should Really Tell Her...

I hope Kristin Cavallari reads this. Maybe if I keep typing her name in, she will come upon this site when she googles herself. Kristin Cavallari, . Kristin Cavallari, . Kristin Cavallari. K, 'nuff of that.

What the heck is this chick THINKING! I mean...if I became "famous" solely because my parents are butt ass rich and I happen to live on Laguna Beach and have far more interesting friends, I'd be scared as shiznatch that my 5 mins of fame were up. Therefore, I'd wanna look and dress to the nines at all times...and most def NOT caught lookin' like this:

I mean, I get that she really loves these shoes. I get it. They're Christian Louboutin, anyone in their right mind would go nuts for a pair. Sure. But geez Kristin....let it go! I mean this is a pure issue of Form over Function and guess what....the form ain't lookin' good. Seriously, doesn't this chick have any friends??
Here are what the shoes are SUPPOSED to look like:

Celebrity Sex Scandals...No Big Deal?

This post is prompted from reading about Edison Chen (Hong Kong celebrity known for his role in the original movie "Infernal Affairs," which was the basis for "The Departed"; recently in "The Grudge 2"; and supposedly, according to Wikipedia, going to be in "The Dark Knight" this summer) and his first interview since the INSANELY over-publicized sex video(s)/photos scandal from the beginning of this year.

So my thought is, do you think that because we live in the U.S., we're more jaded of so-called sex scandals? Like, it happens so much that, though my initial reaction is "Really? People haven't learned by now to take better care of their stuff if they're going to DO THIS?", after about a day or so, I'm kind of like...sure...whatever...what else is new.

Also, maybe it's reverse sexist of me (or something), but I also tend to think that the girls are the more dumb ones, because, let's be honest, what guy doesn't LOVE to show off in that area? Whereas females (unless your name starts with a P and rhymes with PARIS...uhh, wait...) are generally more private and don't want those kinds of things floating around these internets.

Of course, these are all generalizations.

Umm, the point of all this? Is that I don't have a problem with these people, as long as they are honest about it. If they're faking modesty or faking promiscuous-ness for publicity, that makes me want to barf. That's all.

And now back to your regularly scheduled program of Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother, plans on becoming famous, and the never-ending shopping. I can physically see S writing another post as I type this in class. Hi, S!

O.M.G. ~!

Guess what's back kittens....
Gossip Girls~!!! AHH!!! I cannot wait! Too bad I'm in effin' con law during those precious, precious hours. Not to mention today is another new episode of The Hills, where Heidi is once again, going to make a complete a-hole of herself and desperately search for "girlfriends." shoulda thought of that BEFORE you were an idiot Heid....

Anyway, this is the email I received from a gf:

[this is in response to her email which said..."Gossip Girls is filming by my house!"--which is ALSO by my house, and at a cafe i've frequented.]

"i saw them film in front of communitea! it was a seen with vanessa and nate (i think they hook up in the new season).i was too chicken to ask chase crawford for a pic, and once i mustered up the courage, a crew member took him away. :(but i did get a pic w/vanessa! she's gorgeous, and incredibly sweet. =)can't wait to watch the new season..."

ugh...did i NOT tell you that I have the worst luck of celebrity almost citings?

Britney to Return to HIMYM

People got an exclusive that Britney will appearing again on How I Met Your Mother!

One more episode, though the studio hasn't confirmed.

I love TV, non-crazy Britney, and HIMYM! And don't forget there is a new episode tonight. (Also new episode of Gossip Girl!!!)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Famous People I Am POSITIVE I Could Be Friends With

In no particular order:

Ashley Olsen (not so sure about MK, but I love her all the same)
Mandy Moore
Blake Lively
Rachel Bilson
Sophia Bush
Reese Witherspoon
Hilary Duff
Leona Lewis
Clemence Poesy
Emma Watson
Mila Kunis
Kirsten Dunst
Carrie Underwood
The entire cast of High School Musical...except maybe Vanessa Hudgens, though she is by far the cutest.

Jason Mraz
Johnny Depp
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jason Castro
Simon Cowell
Christian Siriano
Jack McBrayer (aka Kenneth the Page)
Can you tell I'm not so interested in meeting celebrity men?

And isn't it funny how 5 of the 7 guys have names beginning with J?

I hate S for sparking this idiotic post.

Mission Summer '08: How to Become Famous

I know I just posted, but like I told you...I'm not studying. SO.
T and I briefly discussed this via text midst non study-age, but we have decided that Mission Summer '08 is to become famous.
The way I see it is, we live in the greatest city in the friggin' universe....New York City (in case you guys didn't know.) This means you have a pass to do and meet almost everyone/anyone. I mean, you can eat next to Natalie Portman at Cafe Habana, you can people site Gwynnie Paltrow at Grammercy, and you can speak about Quentin's films, while Quentin in the flesh is eavesdropping over at the table next to you (all true events, none of which have happened to me). I have the worst luck with celebrities. I once told Robbin Williams that I thought he was a football player over the phone, JUST missed a drunken Julia Stiles b/c some stupid stupid boy wanted to "talk" (jerk, you robbed me of a celebrity citing!) and went clubbing to the club NEXT to the one Big from Sex in the City was clubbing at. what. the. eff. My only real claim to fame-dom was an awkward elevator ride with a really high Anna Paquin--lame.
The only "famous" people I've met are magazine editors, semi-famous musicians, and writers and poets. Yes, def. great in it's own right (email partners with Ishle IS a claim to fame I think), but not CELEBRITY status.
so in light of this adventure....I have found this. click HERE to become famous.

will keep you posted.

Random Thoughts

So...I just realized that we have 181 posts to date! wth?? how the heck did that happen and i'm sure 98% of those are from T. Anyway, my brain is friz-ied after spending HOURS thinking about how much work i have to do. Oh believe you me, being overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work and shiz-nitting in ur pants about the impending doom that is called enough to make me not do any work.
Why am i speaking like i'm a suburban raised trying to speak what they think is ebonics? don't worry about it.
SO....speaking of dancing (b/c we were)...guess what's comin' up!
that's right ppls. ABDC is back! this means i MUST try out...have y'all seen my jabbawockeez routine? prob not. except i throw down my gangsta "westlaw" i think i'll call my crew, jabbaflickerz. for those of you who don't know waht "westlaw", it's a legal search engine...'nuff said. way cool. far i've watched 2 movies, cooked a huge dinner, posted, listened to a lot of country music thanks to "T" and her "Woah Dang!"-ness. and now....i guess now i should start studying. and i will do that by watching more law and order.

p.s. you must forgive me during finals time...i become really really ridiculously ridiculous.

Friday, April 18, 2008

False Advertising

I hate when the picture on the main page of the website is amazing, but then the outfit isn't available for sale. I feel cheated! But luckily, Bluefly isn't like that.

Can't you see me wearing this?!

I need to get off the internet.

Kinokuniya Bookstore

So I don't know why I've never gone in before, but Kinokuniya is AWESOME.

It used to be located at Rockefeller Center, but with it's recent opening across the street from Bryant Park, it's a lot more accessible to ME. And that is what is important.

What's the most exciting is that they stock my favorite Japanese magazine, ViVi!

All pictures, very few articles, helpful how-tos for hair and makeup, and CLOTHES EVERYWHERE. Best magazine ever.

For more information, read this NYTimes article from last year.

Balenciaga to Open Online Store!

I'm in love with Nicolas Ghesquière, Balenciaga, and all that they emcompass. Gladiator studded crazy high killer heels? Armor-fit floral dress? Sexxxxaayyy motorcycle bags? Delicious. The clean lines, the classic styles, the edgy twists, all of it - makes me swoon. It's an obsession.

Now WWD is reporting that the brand is planning on joining these modern times and offering its accessories up for sale online. Some might say that this move will cause Balenciaga to lose its exclusivity appeal, but I'm willing to bet that it's not like they are going to put up all of their inventory, so people can still go to the stores to get the harder to find pieces. I think this is a brilliant move because this will give access to the brand to those who live in areas without a retailer and probably increase its popularity.

Either way, on May 15 you can bet your butt I'll be stalking that page like it's my job.

Singer22 Coupon Code That WORKS?!

Um, kind of freaking out right now because after typing in TOTALLY RANDOM codes for Singer22 (and even some codes for other websites), turns out that SALE20 works for things OTHER than just sale items.



I have a moleskine (actually, more like 4), S has a moleskine, you probably have a moleskine, and the next person who walks through that door probably has a moleskine somewhere, too.

Who doesn't love them?

Famously known for being used by Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, and Andre Breton, these are the notebooks to have if you're an artist, creative thinker, or super poser (me).

Now you can go to ' to post your works or get inspired from other moleskine aficionados around the world.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Christian Siriano on Ugly Betty!

Yeah, that's right. That's a lot of fierceness for one hour of tv.

First look on

P.S. I love Becki Newton, aka the Princess of Fierce as dubbed by mister Project Runway winner himself.

P.P.S. Oh and Nina Garcia will be there too. Whatever.

Catch up on what's been happening on Ugly Betty with the fashion insider with all the scoops from the show itself, Suzuki St. Pierre!

Dawson to Guest Star on HIMYM

Do you watch How I Met Your Mother? If not, then you need to get on that ASAP or our friendship will be over before it could begin. The premise is that a father is telling his children in the future the story of how he met their mother...the whole story. Including girlfriends before, the stories of their Aunt Lily and Uncle Marshall, Aunt Robin, and Uncle Barney (DOOGIE!). Anyways, shenanigans occur and hilarity ensues.

And as many people have heard, unless you live under a rock and don't go online EVER, Miss Britney herself had a small guest role on the show a few weeks ago, in which she played a doctor's receptionist who falls for Ted, our protaganist. It was good stuff.

Now, and this may be old news to you gossip-savvy folks, but Dawson will be making a stop back on the small screen on the show soon.

JAMES VAN DER BEEK will be guest starring as a Canadian Pop star...this means the comeback of ROBIN SPARKLES!!! (Who, by the way, has a real Myspace page!)

Point is, I love this show, and I can't wait.

For a preview of the Dawson + Robin Sparkles goodness coming up THIS MONDAY:

Sandcastles in the Sand

Stella McCartney for LeSportsac Laptop Sleeve

Don't know if you guys can see the detailing, but there are flowers stitched onto the sleeve, giving it a cute quilted look. I saw this at Bloomingdale's and was strangely drawn to it. I love purple and pink (yes, I was a Barbie girl) and this color is just super girly and pretty, but not too loudly purple/pink.

The pocket goes really deep too, so you can fit your adapter, power cord, mouse, etc., and it's not tiny and un-functional.

Too bad it's $120. That's just highway robbery for a laptop sleeve, no matter how cute and covetable. I think I'll just wait for it to go on sale.

Ikea Trollsta

First of all, anyone who knows me, knows I love Ikea.

Second of all, "Trollsta" is probably the greatest name ever. Like a combination of troll and gangsta. I don't know what it might mean...maybe that something was so ugly that it was awesome. I have a lot of things like that (again, something to which people who know me can attest).

Third of all, I'm loving this new set of furniture. LOVE IT! It's kinda TROLLSTA, don't you think? (I totally am going to work that word into my vocabulary!)

Maybe it's time to start thinking about redecorating. Again.

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Offer expires April 27th! That is 10 days, so abuse it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Barneys New York Loves Target!

Or at least Julie Gilhart, the store's fashion director, does. She somehow managed to convince Target (like it was that hard to persuade a megastore to partner with a high-end retailer - publicity? Hello?) to launch it's next GO International collection Rogan for Target at the flagship Barneys in New York and LA before Target actually releases it. That's Rogan Gregory, ex-Gap designer who won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award for 2008 for his ethical and organic t-shirts and jeans (which are, coincidentally, also sold at Barneys).

Nylon has a first look at the collection here.

Kind of a big deal.

The pieces will be in stock for 5 days only, starting May 8 and 15 for New York and LA, respectively. Rogan for Target will be available at Target, if I'm not mistaken, on May 18.


My question is.

Is it really that exciting and worth it to rampage Barney's Co-Op for these clothes when if you just wait ONE WEEK you can a) order it online, or b) go to Target? The prices will be the same, so I guess if you wanted to get the thrill of paying less than $100 for something at Barneys for the first time in your life, then it might be something to think about. Seriously.

Fashion is crazy.

Daniel Desario for Gucci?!

WWD reports that Gucci has supposedly signed James Franco as the face of the new Gucci by Gucci men's fragrance.


In the article they refer to him as "actor James Franco, of Spiderman fame." I'm sorry, but did no one watch FREAKS AND GEEKS?!

Daniel Desario is the quintessential bad boy - even watching it in my twenties, I felt a flutter of teenage butterflies every time he graced the screen. He gives me the shivers.


I love Gucci for doing this. I can't wait to see his face plastered all over billboards and magazine ads.

And, yeah, you're welcome.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Walgreens Giving 15 Free Photos TODAY ONLY!

Use the code TAXDAY and get up to 15 photos printed for FREE.

Offer applies until 1:59PM Central Time / 2:59PM Eastern Time. SO GET TO IT!

You only save $3, but whatever. It's FREE! I heart Walgreens.

Monday, April 14, 2008

ShopBop Wants You to Spend Your Tax Money

I think this is pretty self-explanatory. (Thanks MJ!)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Vanity Fair and the Target Reusable Bag!

I got my Vanity Fair in the mail yesterday, and I finally got around to opening it up. First things first, Madonna is EVERYWHERE. You can't get away from her. It's a little frightening.

Anyways, in this month's package, there was a really fun surprise!

Doesn't it look just like a BAGGU?! I love it! Target is smart. Smart and Green! Not the color, the concept.