Two film projects are in the works about the life and times of Coco Chanel. French actress Audrey Tautou is set to play the young Coco before her rise to fame during her transformation from a young orphan to a fashion original in a $15 million film directed by Anne Fontaine. Award winning actress Marina Hands has been cast by director William Friedkin to star in a film that chronicles the iconic designer’s tumultuous affair with composer Igor Stravinsky called "Coco and Igor". SOURCE
Who said money can't buy love? Sure you can, but you need tons of money to buy "That's Love" collection from Louis Vuitton. From top left: scarf - $195, long scarf - $120, shopping bag - $1650, brooch - $300, cell phone charm - $160.
Emilio Pucci is turning 60 this year and celebrating the occasion with a number of events in its home town of Florence Italy. Company founder Marchese di Barsento Emilio Pucci began his fashion career by designing ski outfits for the Italian national team. He soon branched out into women’s couture and became known for his bold patterns. After his death in 1992 his daughter Laudomia Pucci took over the company which she sold to LVHM in 2000. Designers who have worked at Pucci over the years include Christian Lacroix and Matthew Williamson who still continues on as Creative Director.
In a statement today, Brian Frons, the president of Disney-ABC's Daytime Television Group, said, "We had hoped that Rosie would be with us until the end of her contract three weeks from now, but Rosie has informed us that she would like an early leave. Therefore, we part ways, thank her for her tremendous contribution to 'The View' and wish her well." SOURCE
I'm upset about American Idol last night, here is why, - They're both different, between great vocal (Jordan) and complete package (Blake) - like orange and apple - The song "This is my now" is clearly suited Jordan more than Blake - Paula need to brush her hair - Chris Daughtry wore more eyeliner than my mom
Sadly to say, but I think Jordan will win AI tonight...
Forget the Iraq war, "The View" has a new war between Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, which ironically regarding the war. Normally they argue about their different on politic issues but this morning, thing gets personal. Watch the full clip at TMZ.
Narcissism describes the character trait of self love. The word is derived from a Greek myth. Narcissus was a handsome Greek youth who rejected the desperate advances of the nymph Echo. As punishment, he was doomed to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. Unable to consummate his love, Narcissus pined away and changed into the flower that bears his name, the narcissus. In psychology and psychiatry, excessive narcissism is recognized as a severe personality dysfunction or personality disorder, most characteristically Narcissistic Personality Disorder, also referred to as NPD. Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by extreme focus on oneself, and is a maladaptive, rigid, and persistent condition that may cause significant distress and functional impairment. SOURCE
Another reason to visit Czech Republic. The local firm, Qubus Studio, had a chance to renovate the baroque St. Bartholomew's Church in the Eastern Bohemian village of Chodovice in Czech Republic. The designers, Maxim Velcovsky and Jakub Berdych, replaced the old fashion benches with an "army" of white Verner Panton chairs - with crosses punched into the backs, on the ground are Persian rugs - typically a staple of Muslim shrines. The walls of the central nave are stripped of layers of paint, exposing a rawness intended to reveal the building's history. And the otherwise traditional chandeliers are made of rought-cut crystal. Here is the good way to bring "Gays" back to church. SOURCE
Shu Uemura - I heard that name before I admitted that I'm Gay; back then it was more about cosmetic than the skincare lines. I just had a chance to try their cleansing oil which left me nothing but baby-butt skin. Used on dry face, this two-in-one cleanser and makeup remover helps maintain the skin's integral balance while thoroughly rids skin of impurities. Leaves skin smooth and soft without stripping skin of its natural oils.
There was a time when the designers released 2 collections a year - Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter - and now we have 4 seasons in a year - Resort, Spring, Pre-Fall and Fall. Here are a few eye-candy from Chanel Resort 2008; Brad Koening, Jake and bodyguard turns model - Sebastien.
Just in time for my trip to L.A.; Diesel just opened their flagship store at 8401 Melrose Place. The 3,500-square-foot space was chosen to express Diesel's design aesthetic more freely with exposed wood beams, austere cement floors, moody lighting, and towering Gothic front doors (recovered from a castle) - not to mention a denim wall that's embellished with hardware from the cockpit of an F-16. And, while the area is already a celeb magnet, the store's May 30 opening party promises to increase the star wattage.
Only in San Francisco that "clothing is optional" for the marathoners. I was thinking about doing Bay to Breaker this year but I didn't because I couldn't take time off from work. I haven't run since I did the marathon in Dec'05 and I promise myself I'll start running again this summer. Here are some pics from the event. SOURCE and SOURCE Sad news from the event; one man collapsed and died at the finished line.
The French are the world's whiniest workers, according to a study that ranks the United States fourth. The Irish, are the least likely to moan, with the Thai next to last, says the FDS research group, which looked at 14,000 workers in 23 nations. "It is interesting to note that after France, Britain and Sweden, the world's biggest workplace whingers are Americans, despite their having by far the highest levels of income," said FDS chief Charlotte Cornish. "Compare them to Thai workers: while real levels of income are more than eight times higher in the States, more workers in the US feel their pay is a problem than in Thailand."
The whiniest: 1. French 2. British 3. Swedish 4. American 5. Australian The least: Dutch, Thai and Irish
Remember this episode of "Sex and the City" ? That's "Soho House" New York, the private members club and hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district. The annual fee for membership is $1400, with a registration fee of $200. All application forms go before the committee for approval. Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy use of the club rooms which include a restaurant and bar, drawing room, screening room, spa and roof deck. The Roof is an open-space area with fantastic views over the West Village and the Hudson River. Room rates start at $495 to $1350.