Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Warren Cuccurullo's Video

Anyone remember Warren Cuccurullo ? He was the guitarist of Duran Duran but mostly known from nude photo spreads for G magazine in 2000 (left). Now he has a solo (jack off) video which shows more than what you asked for, definitely NSFW.

Quote of the Day

" I'd like to welcome President Clinton. ...
And I see she's brought her husband. "

Mick Jagger to the audiences (which included Bill & Hillary) at 60th-birthday concert for Bill Clinton at the beacon theater.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Reese & Ryan Separated !!

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe have separated. The couple's rep released a statement to TMZ Monday morning that says "We are saddened to announce that Reese & Ryan have decided to formally separate. They remain committed to their family and we ask that you please respect their privacy and the safety of their children at this time." Sad news for the couple, good news for me.

My Wish List...

Trompe l'oeil lace-print duffle bag for Target, $39.99, from New York designer Behnaz Sarafpour. The collection will be available on November 1.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Queen Of The Queens

Last night Miss Mexico was crowned new "Miss International Queen 2006" which took place in Pattaya, Thailand. The first and second runner-up were Miss Philippines and Miss Thailand. The contest, offers an international competition for transvestites/transgende around the world, had been a great success in co-operation with the Tiffany‘s Show Pattaya Co., Ltd - one of the most famous all-male cabaret theaters, Pattaya City and Tourism Authority of Thailand. Contestants for this year were different nationalities including Malaysia, Egypt, Philippine, Mexico, Australia, USA, and Japan.
Watch the video of last year's contest
(which Miss USA won) on CNN.

Previous post: American Beauty

For Your Convenience

Louis Vuitton opened another space at Bloomingdale's San Francisco which is part of newly extended Westfield Centre. This new space, which carries only bags and eyewears, is the third store in the city following the main store on Union Square - 233 Geary Street, and the one in Neiman Marcus. To give you the idea, each stores are about 1-2 blocks away from each other. Louis Vuitton always accommodates you people who need more bags and too lazy to walk...

Remember "Take That" ?

If you lived in other countries beside America and in my age group (30-35 years old), at one point, you were crazy of British boy band called "Take That". The boys are back. Recently they had a reunion tour and, with my finger cross, they're in the process of making new album.

Quote of the Day

" The higher the hair, the closer to God "


Saturday, October 28, 2006

My Wish List...

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iconic Smythson fashion diary, the company asked Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen (above), Giambattista Valli and Missoni to design limited edition diaries this year and a percentage of the sales will go towards Breast Cancer Care. Get your own diary here for $405.

Not Enough Gucci

New special limited edition book featuring a black guccissima slipcase from Gucci called, whatelse, “Gucci by Gucci”. The book celebrates the brand through a visual exploration of the extraordinary relationship between its products and icons and the people who have identified with them. With more than 450 pages, the book offers the first public view of the private Gucci archive.

Christmas Shopping Starts......Now

Freda Giannini, creative director of Gucci designed new collections for Christmas which included green and red leather with an enamel holly charm and new gold color Gucci-embossed range of accessories, all featuring the same enamel holly berries. Plus, if you shop between November 21 and December 31, 20% of the sale of these items will go towards Gucci's UNICEF program that is being fronted by Jennifer Connelly. Launched last year in Malawi, the initiative this year will provide lifesaving education, health services, clean water and protection to children in Mozambique, where more than 600,000 children are affected by HIV and AIDS.

Is Plastic Surgery Gone Too Far ?

First, Demi Moore's $10,000 knees lift; now eyelash transplants. These people should consider doing brain-transplant before doing the eyelash.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Must See TV

Yesterday I watch "Joan Rivers: Before Melissa Pulls the Plug" on Bravo which is part of the Bravo's Funny Girls special. She was pushing the envelope and very harsh, as usual, but also very funny. Check your local listing or you can watch the show online here.

Are You Ready ?

Halloween is only 4 days away, are you ready ??

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Price Upon Request

I love when designers listed their products as "price upon request." If you ask "how much?", it means you can't afford them. Here are the example - above:
Burberry Prorsum fox-trim leather jacket and Chanel calfskin trolley case; below: Zac Posen for Pologeorgis mink shrug, Fendi weasel-and-fox bag with water-snake trim, Louis Vuitton mink hobo bag, and J. Mendel broadtail coat with fox trim.

Let's Move To New Jersey

I couldn't believe I said that... New Jersey is following Massachusetts to legalize Same-Sex Marriage. New Jersey’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that gay couples are entitled to the same legal rights and financial benefits as heterosexual couples, but ordered the Legislature to decide whether their unions must be called marriage or could be known by another name.

Brad on Babel

Babel is an interesting movie starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Gael Garcia Bernal. The movie begins with a tragedy striking a married couple on vacation which set in Morocco, Tunisia, Mexico and Japan. Babel refers to the "Tower of Babel", which was - according to the Old Testament (see Gen. 11:1-9) - a tower erected on the plain of Shinar in Babylonia by descendants of Noah. The builders intended the tower to reach to heaven.

Double Standard

Here's a hypothetical: if while on the set of their hit television series Grey's Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey, with his hands around the throat of a co-star, had said in reference to Isaiah Washington “I'm not your little n***** like Isaiah,” would there be an uproar in the mainstream media? But the reality was Washington put his hands around Dempsey's throat and saying, “I'm not your little faggot like ...” which referred to the costar, T. R. Knight whom later came out to People Magazine. Washington later apologize but I'm sure it'll not be forgiven. Your true self - bigotry - came out when you're angry or drunk, case in point - Mel Gibson.

Updated: Isaiah scheduled to appear on Ellen DeGeneres Show but cancelled last minutes due to the "schedule conflict", yeah right...

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

My Wish List...

Stephen bag from Louis Vuitton - $3,500

Madona on Oprah...via Satellite

Madonna speaks out on Oprah today about the adoption controversy. " I wouldn't say I'm hurt by it, but I would say I'm disappointed," she says. "I understand that gossip and telling negative stories sells newspapers. But I think for me, I'm disappointed because it discourages other people from doing the same thing—for anybody who had the idea that they, too, would like to open their home and give a life to a child living in an orphanage who might possibly not live past the age of 5. Anybody who had that idea would be discouraged from doing it. For me, that's what disappoints me the most. I feel like the media is doing a great disservice to all the orphans of Africa, period, not just Malawi, by turning it into such a negative thing. " SOURCE

"One Vote" Spot

All stars join together for "One" campaign.


Sorry for the light post this week due to the extremely busy schedule and yet nothing interesting enough to be written in my blog...

Monday, October 23, 2006

Pick One...

Which condom will you choose ?


House Cleaning Never Look This Hot

Hetero has "French Maid", Homo has "Cleaning Hunk". I don't know what they're trying to sell here but I'm sure what demography they're aiming to....The Gays...

Previous post:
Cleaning Hunk

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Saturday, October 21, 2006

CFDA Awards' Finalists

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund makes annual awards to up-and-coming designers to enable and encourage the recipients to pursue their business plans. Previous winners include Proenza Schouler and Trovata. This year's finalists are
  1. 3.1 Phillip Lim
  2. Costello Tagliapietra
  3. Devi Kroell
  4. Doo.Ri
  5. Jovovich-Hawk
  6. Marchesa
  7. Rag & Bone
  8. Rodarte
  9. Subversive Jewelry
  10. Thakoon (yeah...)

Catch Of The Day

John Cena, 6'1 and 240 lbs., is 29 yrs old pro-wrestler turns actor. He has a new movie out called "The Marine", which is so typical Van Damme-ish movie. The movie looks kinda lame but already made over $7 million in the opening week. Not bad for the new cross over...

Friday, October 20, 2006

Let Them Eat Cake...(or Something Like That)

The famous line of the notorious Marie Antoinette which the historians correct that she didn't say "cake", she said "brioche". The movie is in the theater today, and got mix reviews about it. It got booed in Cannes, may be because Sophia Coppola focus only the good parts of Marie Antoinette. The reasons for me to see is the extravaganza of the costumes and Manolo Blahnik shoes.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Quote of the Day

When I'm feeling like there's no love coming to me...
And I have no love to give...
When I'm feeling separated from the world...
And cut off from myself...
When I'm feeling annoyed by every little thing...
Because I'm not getting what I want...
I'll remember that there is an infinite amount of love available to me.
And I'll see it in you.
I'll remember that I am complete within myself...
So I'll never have to look to you to complete me.
And most of all, I'll remember that everything I really need I already have, and whatever I don't have will come to me when I'm ready to receive it.

- Will & Grace -

World Premiere: Christina Aguilera's Hurt

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

An Open Letter from Madonna

One question I'd like to ask; why it's OK for everyone else to adopt a child but it's not OK for Madonna ? The media made it such a big deal and always think that she did it for the publicity. The following is the text of the letter Madonna sent news agencies, titled "An Open Letter from Madonna":

My husband and I began the adoption process many months prior to our trip to Malawi. I did not wish to disclose my intentions to the world prior to the adoption happening as this is a private family matter. After learning that there were over one million orphans in Malawi, it was my wish to open up our home and help one child escape an extreme life of hardship, poverty and in many cases death, as well as expand our family.

Nevertheless, we have gone about the adoption procedure according to the law like anyone else who adopts a child. Reports to the contrary are totally inaccurate. The procedure includes an l8 month evaluation period after which time we hope to make this adoption permanent. This was not a decision or commitment that my family or I take lightly.

I am overwhelmed and inspired by my trip to Malawi and hope that it helps bring attention to how much more the world needs to do to help the children of Africa.

My heartfelt thanks for all the good wishes I have received and I hope the press will allow my family some room for us to experience the joy we feel to have David home.

Madonna Ritchie
October 17, 2006
London, England


It's All In The Gene

When Ingrid Bergman is your grandmother and Isabella Rossellini is your mom, you're guarantee that you’ll be blessed with model looks. Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann has landed the job that made her mother into an icon, as the face of Lancôme. "When Elettra told me she had signed with Lancôme, I felt as if I had reunited with a dear friend," says Isabella Rossellini, who posed for the house for 14 years. Elettra, daughter of Rossellini and Jon Wiedemann, began modelling three years ago when she landed a contract with Abercrombie & Fitch.

New Designer for Chloé

Paulo Melim Andersson is the new Creative Director for Chloé. He was the Design Director at Marni. He is expected to unveil his first collection for the fashion house for autumn/winter 2007-8. British designer Phoebe Philo quit last year saying she had enough of the stress of designing for a major international label.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Quotes of the Day

ON MADONNA: "I just think she's a vile, hideous, horrible human being with no redeeming qualities. There's nothing nice about her. I've never heard anyone say anything nice about her at all."

ON ROBBIE WILLIAMS: "He could use my help. The last album was terrible. He's at that point where he's just throwing anything out. He needs another 'Angels' or something really classy."

ON ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: "[People] always go on about 'theatre is a dying art form and we must save it', and then we just put on another Andrew Lloyd Webber re-run. It's tragic."

ON ELTON JOHN (after a hotel lift failed on him): "Imagine if that was Elton John, the drama that would have ensued? David Furnish would be spitting feathers right now."

- Boy George -

Note: Somebody is turning to be a bitter queen.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Quote of the Day

" The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco. "

- Mark Twain -

Furry Bags For Fall

Fur is always in for Fall, but this year the designers go beyond the clothes. Here are some fabulous furry handbags for you to hold against your body.
(clockwise from top left) Ram-fur bag, Prada - price upon request; Wool, mink, and goatskin tote, Salvatore Ferragamo - $1,590; Leather-and-fur-trim bag, Prada - $2,480; Goatskin bag, Marc Jacobs - $1,750.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

More Than Just The Bags, They're "Icon"

If you go to Paris and haven't been to Louis Vuitton’s flagship store on the Champs-Elysées, it means you're not in Paris yet. And if you're there between now and Dec 31, please go to the 7th floor for the "Icon" exhibition. Icons is the third exhibition to take place at Espace Louis Vuitton since its opening in January 2006, and in some ways goes the furthest to underline the brand’s ties with the world of art. The brainchild of Artistic Director Marc Jacobs, the show features nine works, by nine creative talents, based on nine iconic Louis Vuitton bags.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Bag Fetish

Here are the bags for those of you who can't be apart from your handbags. These can also do double work as your sextoys ;) Gucci suede clutch with mirrored details and wristlet, $2,995 and Moschino Cheap and Chic satin handcuff bag, $780.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Demi for Helena Rubinstein

Demi Moore has signed to be the new face of Helena Rubinstein and she is currently thought to be shooting the ads in the UK. L'Oreal Paris bought the beauty company five years ago and wants to reintroduce it into the North American market. The Rubenstein brand is over a hundred years old and though it has had its ups and downs it has always been known for quality and innovation. Patricia Turck Paquelier, international brand president of L'Oréal's prestige and collections division, said "She has this charisma, a life that a lot of women aspire to".

Not Your Father's Cardigan

Cardigan (which was named after the seventh Earl of Cardigan, James Thomas Brudenell, familiar to historians as the quarrelsome, vain British general who led the disastrous charge of the Light Brigade in Balaclava in 1854) is used to be the choice of outfit by your dad or some nerds at your school. But this Fall, cardigan is back and more trendy than you think. As shown above from left to right: Thom Browne, Dsquared and Hugo Boss.

Quote of the Day

" Why do people have to die ? "
" To make life important "

- Six Feet Under -

Movies Day

Seems like Oct 20 is the big day for releasing the movies and there are many for everyone: for guys - flag of our father; for girls & gays - Marie Antoinette, 20 centimetres (which I posted awhile back); and for all - running with scissors (below).

300 Million Americans

The population of the United States will hit the 300-million mark at about 7:46 a.m. EDT on Tuesday October 17 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau reached the 300-million figure by calculating there is one birth in the country every 7 seconds, 1 death every 13 seconds and 1 addition to the United States through immigration every 31 seconds. That means the U.S. population increases by 1 person every 11 seconds. The U.S. population hit 100 million in 1915 and 200 million in 1967. The country's first census, in 1790, set the number of residents at 3,929,214.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

National Coming Out Day

Today October 11 is the National Coming Out Day according to Human Right Campaign Foundation. the theme of this year will be “Talk About It”. Coming out and living openly as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or as a straight-supportive person is an act of bravery and authenticity. Whether it’s for the first time ever, or for the first time today, coming out may be most important thing you will do all day. The Human Rights Campaign and Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) also present a first of its kind guide to GLBT Americans written for straight people. The guide walks people through the emotional spectrum that people typically feel after someone comes out to them, outlines myths and facts about GLBT people, and gives easy ways for straight people to learn more and demonstrate their support for GLBT Americans. Download the guide here.

Madonna and Child

Sun magazine recently reported that Madonna just adopted a 13-months old boy from Malawi. I'm not sure whether this is true or not because it comes from the tabloid. We have to wait and see...
Updated: Madonna filed adoption paper.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Man Bag from McQueen

Here comes the first generation of male-Novak bag by Alexander McQueen for £1110. Hurry up before it's sold out...

LVMH Museum

I'm not talking about Kimora Lee Simmons' closet...
Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH, announced his plan to open an LVMH cultural foundation in Paris at the Louis Vuitton show on Sunday night. The building will be designed by the famous architect, Frank Gehry, in the Jardin d'Acclimatation, on the northern side of the Bois de Boulogne. It would provide space for exhibitions as well as other cultural activities and would be run in collaboration with the French government and the city of Paris.

My Wish List...

Would you still have a nightmare if you're sleeping in this "RL1 Cube" bed from Ralph Lauren Home ? I hope not... A high-tech look for both titans and tykes is a metropolitan mix of brushed aluminum and polished leather, available at rlhome.polo.com for $ 44,995.