Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Arrive in Style...

with the perfect car that is fashionable and eco-friendly...
Toile H limited edition by Hermes for Smart Car

The ultra fashionable micro car is perfect for anyone who wants to shrink their carbon footprint, but still look totally fashionable while doing it -- while also dropping a boatload of cash on a car that barely seats two average humans.

These eco-conscious luxury rides will come equipped with leather-wrapped steering wheels and gear-shift covers, along with an interior decked out in Hermes' signature canvas "toile." The interior, upholstered by Hermes, is available in 10 colors including gold, fuschia pink, sky blue, lime, indigo, ebony, charcoal, red, H red, and orange. It even holds its own Hermes umbrella.

Available in Paris at about $48,500. I imagine that super cute ride will make the desired statement -for both fashion and mother earth. This is the pluperfect car for running errands in your Hermes scarf and Birkin bag.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Right Here Waiting.

You're a part time lover, by now...
Wanna make it full-time?

I know it's all very frightening.

The truth is:
We'll never feel thoroughly safe in a relationship.
There's always a chance, no matter how slight is, for everything to fall apart.
But I've conquered my fear.
I did one of the most dangerous thing when I said "I love you" and it was worth it.
Now, are you brave enough to conquer your fear?

I should wait a little more while for your answer,
I'll be right here waiting,
or else I should close my heart for you forever.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Clooney will always be Clooney

He is dashing, and charming; his hair glistens; his dark, soupy, saloon-singer eyes shine. He is thinking and saying just the right thing at just the right moment. He is against the war and for the people and stands up to the bullies.

It’s not just his looks, or fabulous gift for bullshit, but his political stands, evident in the movies he makes. He was at the awards for Syriana, a Stephen Gaghan picture in which Clooney played (get this) a conscience-ridden C.I.A. agent lost in a hall of mirrors. He got fat to play the role, and acted up a storm, and cast down his eyes, and let himself be tortured. He got the award for that one—best supporting. That's the sparkling actor we see on screen.

It can and has been argued that Clooney is the last of the old-time movie stars, a throwback to Jimmy Stewart or Gregory Peck, or the master himself, Cary Grant, the only American actor who radiates a calming sense of adulthood, the only grown-up in the room. It’s this persona—the decent man in a cockeyed world gone wrong—that he carries from role to role and that makes you cheer him the way the studio audience used to cheer every time Fonzie came on the set. Maybe he’s a doctor, maybe he’s a convict, but Clooney is always Clooney the way Gable was always Gable.

Off screen, Gorge Clooney lives in Studio City, just over the ridge from Beverly Hills. To get there, you drive on big roads and small, and, for a time, hug the rocks along Mulholland, the world spread below, all those neighborhoods and fields glowing beneath a chemical fog. It feels as if you are ascending, higher and higher, up to a Shangri-la, where the master, sits cross-legged and drinks herbal tea...

Pictures via Vanity Fair

Monday, 21 June 2010

So Young

is short-term lease,

Make the most of it while it lasts.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

The View from Our Kingdom

Get the bedding and the pillows.
Get a mattress too.
We're going to build a fort.

And it's only going to be big enough, for just me and you.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

The TeenVogue Handbook

Fashionistas, you'll want to drop everything you're doing NOW and log onto amazon.com orBarnes & Noble to pre-order a copy of Teen Vogue's first book, The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Careers in the Fashion Industry.

Teen Vogue grants budding stylistas an all-access pass into the high-profile and glamorous world of fashion in the book. With superb photos, interviews with industry icons such as Marc Jacobs, Bruce Weber, and Patrick Demarchelier, and six sections that include information from editors and assistants, the handbook serves as a link between the style-conscious girl and the seemingly impenetrable fashion world. Just like these featured below:

And still a lot more, such the like of:
Fashion Designer, Karl Lagerfeld says, "Ask yourself, Are you sure this world is for you? And are you sure you are the right person to survive in this world--the world of fashion, a world with no rules, no laws?"

Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour says, "Do your homework, go online, visit every museum, and intern. You just need to have a love for what you're doing. It's not about thinking that it's the cool thing; it's about really believing in it."

For more advice and anecdotes, as well as behind-the-scenes secrets about industry stars, pick up the book. A must-read for anyone interested in fashion.

Friday, 18 June 2010

LOVE never fails.

There are times when we all think,
"I'm going under for the last time! I'm about to sink!"

No matter how deep you are, LOVE is there;
it can pull you out of the deepest waters.

No matter what problem you have, LOVE is deeper than your problem.
You may be in deep despair, deep trouble, under deep stress.
Yet, LOVE is deeper still.

Drop into the arms of LOVE.
Let LOVE catch and support you when you have nowhere else to go.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Balenciaga, Behind the Scene

Founded in 1918 by the Basque designer Cristobal Balenciaga, the house emerged as one of the great design establishments in the early decades of the twentieth century, and re-emerged around the turn of the new millennium as one of the greats of the twenty-first. Championed alike by actual queens (of Spain and Belgium) and the queens of café society and Hollywood (Babe Paley, Gloria Guinness, Marlene Dietrich), Balenciaga did nothing less than redefine the female silhouette.

Throughout the mid-century years, he introduced forms that at first looked awkward or simply unattractive, but, as the eye adjusted, became the latest word in chic: the sack, the baby doll, the balloon skirt, the bracelet sleeve (a 7/8 length that hit just shy of the wrist).

Balenciaga was the son of a seamstress from a small fishing village. At the urging of a prominent patron, he attended tailoring school in Madrid, and soon opened boutiques in the country. The Spanish Civil War forced him to relocate to Paris in 1937—a tragic turn of events that had a silver lining: The greater stage of Paris gave him a chance to expland his clientele and solidify his reputation as the "couturier of couturiers."

The operation, then exclusively couture, closed in 1968, an event that caused Countess Mona von Bismarck to lock herself indoors for three days. Balenciaga died in 1972.

In 1987, the name was revived as a prêt-à-porter label, but it wasn't until 1997, when the youthful French designer Nicolas Ghesquière came onboard as creative director, that the house began to regain its former prominence. Giving concepts from the rich Balenciaga archives an intriguing rethink, the instinctively progressive Ghesquière was dubbed a new messiah by the press.

In 2001, the Gucci Group added Balenciaga to its stable of luxury brands. These days, tabloid images of the princesses of Hollywood wearing—and carrying—Balenciaga keep the knockoff factories churning.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

# Carla Bruni, La Vie en Rose

Sarkozy and Bruni put l’amour in glamour when they married, in 2008. The sharply handsome (if short of stature) president of France divorced his second wife and quickly became involved with Bruni, a singer and former model whose iconic beauty has been beheld by the likes of Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and countless other famous men.

But Bruni, a multi-lingual Italian heiress, proved she would not become a joke in politics, stepping right into the fray by embracing causes for education and aids (teaming up with Michelle Obama on the latter).

Yet, one time or another,
Even the most perfect composure cracks.

{"The only time I see Carla's perfect confidence crack a little,
is when I ask her about all the comparisons made
between her and Sarkozy's previous wife."
-quoted from her Vanity Fair interview}

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Kate Bosworth, Wows with CK

The actress stepped out in LA last night to attend the Calvin Klein Men's And Women's Spring 2010 Collections Preview Benefit. And she looked amazing. Dressed in a sherbert pink dress - by Calvin Klein Collection, naturally - teamed with minimal accessories, she had us all wanting to look just like her.

Monday, 14 June 2010

New Trench, New Trend

Over the decades the trench has evolved into a favorite fashion piece for women, which has an air of sexiness and a hint of mystery attached to it. Given its humble beginnings the trench has managed to outlast every trend and has won over every new generation. With 2010’s take on the mini trench fashionistas and trendy teens are sure to embrace it once again.

The trench’s modern makeover includes fancy styling, with fuller skirts, draping, ruching and ruffles. Designers have played with sleeve lengths and proportions and have modified or done away with some of the traditional trench attributes. Gone is the traditional gabardine in favor of lighter more malleable fashion-friendly fabrics like linen, suede and silk.

The quickest way to update 2010's spring summer wardrobe is to invest in a trench coat, but make it short — a hemline that finishes just above the knee. This perennial fashion staple has been given a new lease-of-life, but still keeps its timeless and ageless appeal and easy glamor. Foxy knee-length crop styles in dramatic hues of pillar-box red, coral, fuchsia pink, yellow and teal are combined with bold patterns and prints.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

{The Next Vest Thing}

Denim is going to be everywhere spring / summer 2010. The denim vest trend just keeps showing itself off whenever the warmer months peeks around the corner. But that's because it looks so darn cute yet cool and casual with your summer dress, black pants or just a plain tee or tank top!

On the spotlight, there's this 80s-looking vest that basically resembles a denim jacket with the arms cut off. Its shape is boxier and bit looser. It's a great casual piece for the summer. Try them with a looser fit flowery top or short dress. Style this look with middle part for hair and a flowy, natural hairstyle. Think Alanis Morisette a la Jagged Little Pill.

The '80s staple make a stylish comeback on Ashley Tisdale, Kate Bosworth and Sienna Miller.

Picture via People Magazine

Saturday, 12 June 2010

The Nearness of You

Song Title The Nearness of You
Singer Norah Jones
Songwriter Hoagy Carmichael
Album Come Away with You

It's not the pale moon that excites me, that thrills and delights me.
Oh no, it's just the nearness of you
It isn't your sweet conversation that brings this sensation
Oh no, it's just the nearness of you

When youre in my arms and I feel you so close to me,
all my wildest dreams come true
I need no soft lights to enchant me,
if you'll only grant me the right to hold you ever so tight.
And to feel in the night the nearness of you.

Friday, 11 June 2010

*The Curious Case...


For what it’s worth:
It’s never too late,
to be whoever you want to be.
There’s no time limit.

You can change or stay the same.
There are no rules to this thing.

We can make the best
or the worst of it.

I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you.
I hope you feel things you never felt before.
I hope you meet people with a different point of view.
I hope you live a life you’re proud of.
If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

Adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, so begins a beautifully daunting movie.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Cruising Back to Happy Days!

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months
over-analyzing a situation;
trying to put the pieces together,
justifying what could've, should've, would've happened.
Or you can leave the pieces on the floor

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


You said you just wanted to make sure that I’m alright.
No, I’m not alright, OK? Are you satisfied?
I’m not alright

And now you’re looking at me.
Stop looking at me.
You are looking at me.
And you watch me.

And I’ve got plans other than you.
And I like my plans.
They’re perfect for me.

And I’m really trying here to be happy.
And I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe with you looking at me like that.
So just STOP.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

The Melting of Glaciers

And while he looked deep into my eyes and spoke,
My very conscience and reason turned traitors against me.
And charged me with crime in resisting him.
They spoke as loud as feeling, that clamored so wildly.

This was true:
I tried so hard after they left to make my heart hard.
And now you have undone all my hard work.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Me Time

For a while, it's been about

I've forgotten a little bit about JUST BEING ME.
And having fun with it.
I'm taking a break.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

So this is how it's gonna work...

The truth is, you know what?
We are the problem...

I've been trying so hard, so unbelievably hard, to be polite and perfect
in order for us to have something in common.
But, I am done trying, I'M DONE.

I don't give a crap about how to build a boat.
And I hate nature, I hate it.
If you think I am ever, ever, ever going to hike again,
you're out of your freaking mind.


Thursday, 3 June 2010

Prada Fantasy Lookbook

Lookbook PRADA
Season Spring Summer 2010
Production Rem Koolhaas, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli both at AMO
Artwork Jeroen Koolhaas, Lok Jansen both at AMO
Photography Philip Meech
Website www.prada.com

PRADA one of the most enduring fashion houses, releases their Spring Summer 2010 Fantasy Lookbook, once again shaped into artwork by AMO. Design and research studio AMO is the counterpart to famed architectural practice OMA, who created the Prada Epicenter in New York and the Prada Transformer. AMO is involved with Prada projects since 2007.

Pictures via Design Scene