Sunday, April 30, 2006

Quote of the day

Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got.

Sophia Loren

Nice tattoo

His name is Austin Drage, British actor/singer.

The 10 Commandments of Style

1. Honor thy tailor

Even the best suits need altering. You should always buy your correct size, but you then need to have a tailor customize it to your body. It’s the difference between being appropriately dressed and being stylishly dressed.

2. Thou shalt wear sneakers made for a man

It’s fine to own crosstrainers and running shoes and hightops. But save them for the gym. When you’re on the street, keep your sneakers simple and classic.

3. Thou shalt invest in the right timepiece

Buy a high-quality stainless-steel watch. It looks as right with jeans as it does with your best blazer.

4. Thou shalt match your socks with your suit

When choosing socks, the basic rule is to consider the suit instead of the shoe—in other words, if you’re wearing a navy suit with black shoes, reach for navy socks. And when wearing a light suit, make sure the socks are darker than the suit but a shade or so lighter than the shoes.

5. Thou shalt not wear a tie that is too slim

Unless you’re a hard-core fashion guy who favors a superskinny tie, stick with one that measures about three inches at its widest point. It will be narrower than traditional ties, but not by too much. Tie one on and you’ll look modern and sophisticated.

6. Thou shalt put your wallet on a diet

Buy an elegant, slim leather credit card holder and stock it with your essential cards. Then, fold your cash in a money clip. All that other nonsense can go in your desk drawer.

7. Thou shalt wear the right tie with the right tux

Two points to remember: (1) A bow tie goes best with a peak-lapel tuxedo, while a straight tie works better with a notch lapel. (2) Regardless of what kind of tie you’re wearing, make sure the fabric matches the lapel. If your lapel is grosgrain, your tie should be grosgrain. If your lapel is satin, your tie should be satin. And one more thing: Your tie (no matter its shape) should be black. Colored ties are for the prom.

8. Thou shalt wear brown shoes—with nearly everything

Black dress shoes are easy—they’re understated and tasteful. Brown dress shoes up the style factor. They go best with gray, khaki, or navy. Dark brown shoes are easier to pull off than light brown ones.

9. Thou shalt learn when to cuff ‘em

If you’re wearing a trim, modern suit with flat-front pants, you should not cuff your pants. However, if you’re a guy who likes a classic suit with a single pleat, go for a cuff—but not more than one and a half inches deep.

10. Remember thy undershirt

This one’s tricky. If you’re wearing a conventional white broadcloth dress shirt (which means it’s fairly see-through), you have two options: Skip the undershirt and you’ll look clean and stylish. Or, if you’re a hairy guy who perspires a lot and you feel safer in an undershirt, wear a crewneck. The lines of a V-neck or tank top will be visible beneath your shirt and tie and you’ll look cheesy. If you prefer a V-neck or tank top, you might consider other dress shirts. Go for ones with checks or stripes, which make an undershirt less visible. Or opt for hardier fabrics, like an oxford cloth, which make undershirts all but invisible.

America Next Top Model: Thailand

I'm not really a fan of the show because I think the girls are not unique enough to be supermodel and they're too dramatic. But I have to write about this because the current episode, they are in Thailand for (weird) photo shoot.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Mark your calender

From May 5 to 14, Kartell will mark down overstock items by 50 percent. The Mademoiselle chair (left) will be $358.50; Louis Ghost chairs will be $167.New pieces ordered during the sale will be 10 percent off. The sale is in Kartell stores only.

My wish list...

A glass case with curlicues and Roman numerals showcases the battery-operated works of the Ghost Clock, a modern interpretation of a 19th-century carriage clock. It measures 15 by 10 inches; $125 at the MoMA Design Store or online at

Friday, April 28, 2006

Trailer: Sketches of Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry, a famous architect, has garnered both critical acclaim and popular recognition. His designs dramatically blur the line between art and architecture; his sketches and models are the basis for dynamic structures and unpredictable interiors. Limited released May 12th, 2006 (NY/LA)
Watch the trailer

Cool Ads

TV commercial for Axe boxer short.

Me and my Balanciaga

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Opposites Attract

No, it's not Paula Abdul's song. According to neuroscientist Simon LeVay “Some degree of difference between same-sex partners is probably necessary for the establishment and maintenance of loving sexual relationships. With a man and a woman, this essential difference is supplied automatically by the very fact that the union crosses the sex divide. Differences between that, in age, race and so forth, may tend to overload a couple’s capacity for mutual understanding, or may provoke social intolerance, which would explain why most stable heterosexual partnerships are between fairly similar people.” SOURCE


The construction of NY's Freedom Tower begins today, 4 1/2 years after WTC were attacked. The tower rises from its cubic base, its square edges are chamfered back, transforming the square into eight tall isosceles triangles in elevation. At its middle, the tower forms a perfect octagon in plan and then culminates in an observation deck and glass parapet (elevation 1,362 feet and 1,368 feet – the heights of the original Twin Towers) whose plan is a square, rotated 45 degrees from the base. A mast containing an antenna for the Metropolitan Television Alliance (MTVA) rises from a circular support ring, similar to Liberty’s torch, to a height of 1,776 feet.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Trend reports

From Paris Fall ready-to-wear 2006 collections, platform heels are everywhere; from Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton (clockwise).

More Idol's news

Here is the unofficial AI result.
Taylor Hicks 26
Chris 25.9
Elliott 23.7
Katharine 22.4
Kellie 19.4
Paris 17.3

The Day of Silence

Today is the 10th national Day of Silence. The Day of Silence, a project of GLSEN in collaboration with the United States Student Association (USSA), is a student-led day of action where those who support making anti-LGBT bias unacceptable in schools by participating in activities to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment – in effect the silencing – experienced by LGBT students and their allies. Across the country last year an estimated 450,000 students in over 3,000 K-12 schools and over 600 colleges took part in the Day of Silence.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

New couple alerts: Denise & Richie Sambora

Denise Richard has moved on to Richie Sambora who recently just seperate from Heather Locklear who is Denise's BFF, or should I say - former BFF, and was a co-star with Charlie Sheen in Spin City.
SOURCE: HollywoodTuna, USmagazine, People

New Downtown Los Angeles

The $750 million project By Frank Gehry, which includes the first high-rises he has ever designed for his hometown, is the first phase of a $1.8 billion development plan by the Related Companies that will remake Grand Avenue as a pedestrian-based gathering point. "When we talk about L.A. having a downtown, it's a stretch, because L.A. is so spread out as a city. Our downtown probably is a linear one — Wilshire Boulevard or Sunset Boulevard." Mr. Gehry said. "You don't have a downtown. This is an attempt to find one." SOURCE

Monday, April 24, 2006

Please check before re-gifting

On his 37th birthday, Brett Ratner, X-Men3 director, received a $900 Hermes blanket from his pal, jewelry heiress Zeta Graff. As a joke, Graff had included a photo of herself in a bikini with a note attached that read, "For when I'm not there to keep you warm." Later that evening, Ratner, who never saw the picture, gave the blanket to Lindsay Lohan - with whom he's been romantically linked, although both have denied it - during a private tour of his home. Lohan was said to be "shocked" when she unwrapped the blanket and found Graff's photo. SOURCE

Remember "Take That" ??

For those of you who are in my age group (30s), remember when we used to be in love with British boys band called "Take That". Recently they have reunion concerts in UK; all bandmates - Gary, Howard, Jason and Mark - were there, except Robbie Williams who showed up in hologram version. click here for more pics. SOURCE

Celebrity endorsments

Supermodels have been replaced by celebrities in advertising, from cellphone to high-end fashions. Here is the top 10 most expensive A-list celebrity endorsments.

Catherine Zeta-Jones/T-Mobile
$20 million for two-year contract with T-Mobile.

Angelina Jolie/St. John $4 million a year for three years.

Nicole Kidman/Chanel No. 5 $4 million a year for a three-year global TV and print campaign for Chanel No. 5.

Jessica Simpson/Guthy-Renker $7.5 million for three years contract.

Gwyneth Paltrow/Estee Lauder $3 million a year.

Charlize Theron/Dior $2 million a year under a three-year contract with Dior's J'Adore fragrance. She's also earning about $2.5 million to appear in global print, Internet and point-of-sale ads in Raymond Weil window and in-store displays.

Julia Roberts/Gianfranco Ferre
$5 million for a campaign that's print-only (limited to fashion magazines and storefront ads).

Brad Pitt/Heineken
Pitt's $4 million to $4.5 million contract was for one spot only-not to mention a one-time airing in the U.S. (during the 2005 Super Bowl).

Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz/L'Oreal
Both actresses are earning about $2 million a year to represent L'Oreal.

I'm Going to Tell You a Secret - DVD

Re-Invention Tour Documentary 'I'm Going To Tell You A Secret' will be released on June 6, 2006, just in time for Madonna's 'Confessions Tour'. You can pre-order now. According to some rumours, there's a good chance that the DVD will also include an Audio CD of a 're-Invention Tour' show but this is so far not confirmed.

Clip of the day

I'm going to be political a little bit. Here is Pink performed "Dear Mr. President" live.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Bulgari Resort - Bali

The Bulgari Resort - Bali, a secluded all villa cliffside retreat, will be opened in Spring 2006. The 59-villa resort is located on the southern tip of the Jimbaran Peninsula, an exclusive and intimate setting for guests seeking the ultimate in privacy and luxury. The resort will reflect the traditional Balinese architecture combined with a sophisticated contemporary design, using indigenous stones, native wood finishes and refined craft-made fabrics exclusively created for the Bulgari Resort.

Elegant Wind Turbine

An elegant vertical-axis wind turbine, quietrevolution has been designed and developed by XCO2, an established low-carbon energy consultancy and engineering practice. Virtually silent and vibration free, quietrevolution is ideally suited to both urban sites and exposed locations.

Quietrevolution is also available in a unique model capable of creating a striking visual display that is part illuminated billboard, part artwork, part renewable energy device. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) embedded in each of its three S-shaped blades fire in sequence as the blades rotate, painting a video screen that appears to hang in the air. This full colour and motion image is clearly visible day and night.

Graffiti on Air Force One ??

Apparently, it was a hoax. The pranksters responsible for the grainy, two-minute Web video revealed Friday how they pulled it off: a rented 747 in California painted to look almost exactly like Air Force One. "I wanted to do something culturally significant, wanted to create a real pop-culture moment," said Marc Ecko of Marc Ecko Enterprises. "It's this completely irreverent, over-the-top thing that could really never happen: this five-dollar can of paint putting a pimple on this Goliath."

Friday, April 21, 2006

Me and my Balanciaga

Champagne Haute Couture part II

Karl Lagerfeld 1998 Dom Perignon. Of course, it's limited-edition and 1998 isn't just the vintage, it's also the price. Karl Lagerfeld 1998 Dom Perignon, $1998, will be available in the US mid-May.

previous post: Champagne Haute Couture

Thursday, April 20, 2006

More Idol's news

Who's the biggest Diva of the show? Ace Young and Chris Daughtry are the most difficult contestants for producers to handle. Once source called Ace and Chris, who are roommates, "constant complainers." They complain about everything from song selections to shopping. As one source said: "If either one of them got kicked off the show, the producers would be very happy." SOURCE

Clip of the day

Not so interesting video but with interesting subject.
"Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly (Fond of Each Other) - by Willie Nelson"

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Ultimate Label Queen

You're not the Ultimate Label Queen until you own Fendi bedsheet, 300 thread count in signature Zucca pattern. It goes very well with your new $9,450 "Spy" bag.

Oh my Lourdes...

Madonna's children Rocco and Lourdes have decorated handbags for fashion house "Celine" that will be auctioned off for charity next month. The fashion company asked 19 celebrities' kids to customise its canvas Poulbot bag. The proceeds from the sale will go to actress/singer Vanessa Paradis' charity "Reves", which helps sick children realise their dreams. Paradis' children with actor Johnny Depp, Jack and Lily-Rose, have also designed bags for the cause. Lourdes, 9 years old, covered her bag with red lips, while Rocco, 5 years old, sketched colourful drawings of small animals on his bag. The bags will be auctioned off at a dinner at the Hotel Bristol in Paris, France, on May 30.

Bye bye...Ace

Ace Young was voted off tonight - as we expected. He has the weakest voice and always pick bad songs. Now I have to cheer my second choice - everybody's favorite - Mr. Taylor Hicks.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Baby news

Brooke Shields has given birth to a baby girl named "Grier Hammond Henchy" Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds and measured 20 inches long.
Coincidently, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes also had a baby girl named "Suri" Tuesday afternoon, weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Nice tattoo

My Guilty Pleasure

It's a new show on VH1 - "So NoTORIous" starring, who else, Tori Spelling who's not afraid to make fun of herself. Now we can laugh at her, with her.

San Francisco Earthquake Centennial

At 5:12 AM, April 18, 1906 the magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit San Francisco. Today marks the centennial of the great earthquake; a handful of centenarians who survived that devastation joined hundreds of residents for a moment of silence and a memorial ceremony to remember one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Cast your vote

Cher, Barbra, Judy or Madonna, who is #1 Gay Icon ?

PRADA from the "Waist Down"

On April 18 at Prada epicenter SoHo, NYC; there will be an exhibition "Waist Down: Skirts by Miuccia Prada" which will be a party for over 1,000 guests. The show, which coincides with the reopening of the store after a five-alarm fire closed it on January 21, will then be on view to the public from April 19 to May 31.

Madonna: Confession Tour 06 - Update

Let's have a closer look at the unique design of the Confessions Tour as appears on the seating charts of the North American venues.
The main stage is approximatively 19 metres wide with a center circular area with a 14 meters diameter. The main catwalk is 18 meters in length and ends in front of Row 25 on the floor area. The two smaller catwalks extend to Row 6 on the Floor with the stages at the end of each being 12x12 in size, and they go about 5-6 rows into the stands. The main stage is approximatively 1,70 metres high from the floor, the runway goes down to 1,55 and the side platforms at the end of the stage rise up to 2,80 meters from the floor.
The show director - Jamie King said in an interview a few weeks ago that Madonna will be "as close to her people - her fans, her dancers, her fellow supporters - as possible".

SOURCE: Madonna Tribe

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Madonna: Confession Tour 06 - Update

Click here to bid on Madonna's concert tickets from "Music Rising Auctions" program, a campaign to bring the music back to New Orleans and the Central Gulf Coast. Founded by U2's The Edge, legendary music producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz - Music Rising replaces the musical instruments and gear that were lost in hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Friday, April 14, 2006

My wish list...

Long known as the accessory of choice for gentlemen in the "waste-management" business, the gold watch has been showing up on some surprisingly fashionable wrists lately, designer Tom Ford's included. Of course, you'll need a fashion kingpin's income to experience most of these gilty pleasures. But if $27,000 for this Dior timepiece feels like a bit too much to pay, don't despair: That's why God invented Casio.

BWE Blog: Photoshop Contest

BestWeekEver blog is holding "Tom Cruise: You Complete Me" Photoshop Contest in honor of the soon to be baby Tomkat. The favorite photos will be posted every day next week, until the baby is born.

Pet Shop Boys - "I'm with Stupid"

Money can't buy taste

When Mariah Carey will start dressing her own age/size ?

Don't shoot the messenger

  • Paris Hilton "Years ago, I asked my dad for a boob job and he said it would cheapen my image."
  • Robbie Williams will join "Take That" on their reunion tour

Me and my Balanciaga

7 Wonders of the World

This website offers you the opportunity to participate in the first-ever global vote to elect the New 7 Wonders of the World. This vote will culminate with a live, worldwide, telecast on 1st of January 2007 to announce the New 7 Wonders of the World.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Private "Versace" jet

What's better than having a private jet; having a private Versace jet...
The TAG Group, a Luxembourg company that owns TAG Aeronautics in Montreal, asked Versace to put its gloss on its $50 million Bombardier jet planes. The interior has white leather upholstery, black rabbit fur pillows and a Versace logo in the upholstery; the logo also appears on the exterior, top. The company prefers this sober scheme, but if customers "want it pink and blue, no problem."

More Idol's news

According to John Avello, director of race & sports operations for Wynn Las Vegas; he has given open odds to win the 2006 season of "Idol" as follows:

#8 Bucky: 35/1
#7 Taylor: 25/1
#6 Kellie: 15/1
#5 Elliott: 12/1
#4 Paris: 10/1
#3 Katharine: 8/1
#2 Ace: 5/1
#1 Chris: 4/1

Quote of the day

"How can you get to the future if your past is present"

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Next American Idol

Who do you think will be voted out tonight for American Idol? It breaks my heart to predict that it'll be "Ace Young". He was not good of picking the songs for most of his live performances.

Update: I was wrong, Bucky was voted off.

Clip of the day

Steph & Alek @ Oh la la Paris introduced us to French singer - Zazie who released a hot video a couple years ago called "Un point c'est toi". Watch for youself and see how openminded about sex in France because this is the same version they played on TV.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Madonna: Confession Tour 06 - Update

I got tickets, yeah....

Don't shoot the messenger

  • Lance Bass' new boyfriend.
  • Cher to be replace Celine Dion at Caesar's Palace with $60 million deal. Didn't she just have her 3-years-farewell-tour last year.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow earned $3.6 million for 3 minutes cameo.
  • Another Gwyneth's news, she named her son "Moses".
  • Barbra Striesand will be duet with Christina Aguilera.
  • Dior decided not to use Julia Robert for their new purfume ads.

Naomi for LV

First, Chanel, then Louis Vuitton; Lindsay Lohan has been dropped (again) by Louis Vuitton bosses to make her the new face of the label and going for Naomi Campbell instead. A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "Marc is great friends with Lindsay and she loves his clothes so it was no surprise rumours were flying that he was pushing his French bosses to get her to star in their campaign. But they thought Lindsay was too American for their global brand." Next time L Lo should keep her mouth shut until she really got the job.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Madonna: Confession Tour 06 - Update

  • Jean Paul Gaultier will design the costumes for Madonna's world tour. The 47-year-old singer has vowed to "turn the world into one big dance floor" with the Confessions tour.
  • Ticket for San Francisco will be on sale Apr 10, with top price $305

Friday, April 07, 2006

Spring hues

New RAZR V3i is now available in dark blue, maroon, and violet.

Louis Vuitton also came out with new colors, fuchsia and green for the Monogram Denim collection.