Friday, November 30, 2007

VISIONAIRE # 53

Visionaire # 53 - SOUND will consist of five 12-inch vinyl records, imprinted with images (picture discs), containing approximately 100 minutes of sound content featuring audio experiments, unreleased songs, samples, and spoken word pieces. The 5 records are packaged inside a domed case that also houses a custom-made MINI Clubman “Vinyl Killer” Record Player: a battery-operated toy car containing speakers and a needle. As the little car drives along the record’s groove, it plays each track, acting as a fully portable record player and sound system. The issue also includes 2 CD’s with all the sound content, and a booklet of credits and instructions. SOUND is a limited edition of 4,000 numbered copies, order now.

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Birkin 101

I already told my friends that I need to own a piece of Birkin in my lifetime. Why not now? It's still too expensive for me and looks a little too old. But it doesn't hurt to have a little knowledge about this dream bag.

" Birkins come in sizes 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45cm. The 45 is a travel Birkin with slightly longer straps. There is also a similar bag called a Haut au Courries (sp?) (means High Belts in French) that is slightly taller with shorter straps. These come in sizes 27, 32 and, I believe 37. People still call this a Birkin.

For leather, there are texured and smooth varieties. The most popular leather for Birkins right now is Togo, a scratch resistant textured calf leather. You can also get smooth leathers, and goat leathers, as well as exotics. Some leathers -Togo, Clemence, Natural Barenia, Chevre - (goat,) Box (very smooth and shiny) Chamonix, are always around. Other leathers are produced for awhile, then get discontinued (Veau Graine Lisse, Courcheval for example.) These are usually the pressed leathers with a bit of texture and sheen.

Then, there is the hardware. You can get 24K plated gold, silver palladium, a more burnished ruthenium and one I LOVE called guilloche. This is palladium hw with a diamond cut pattern on it. Fabulous and rare!!

Then there are colors. More than you can imagine. Reds, greens, oranges, browns, yellow... the most popular Birkin colors are Gold (really a rich tan color,) black and Blue Jean (a sky blue - gorgeous.) "

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Wish List...

The limited edition Christian LaCroix for Evian; pinnacle glass carafe and Merry Cou Cou bottle - $1,400 and $12.50 each.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Quote of The Day

"I drink too much.
The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it."


- Rodney Dangerfield -

Word of the Day

What is the difference between a pit and a seed? I asked my American friends and got different answers until I looked up on Yahoo! Answers.
Here we go, "certain fruits have a pit, such as peach, appricot, plum,and the seed is inside. The pit protects the seed till it gets to conditions that are right for it to start growing. Other fruits have just seeds such as apple, grapes, pear, berries. These will grow with the right conditions. The fruit itself is the ovary where the seed develops.The fruit develops after fertilization in the flower."

Thank you...

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My Wish List...

Keeping me warm this winter, $16,000 Badgley Mischka's chincilla bolero.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Clips of the Day...

Promo videos from C-in2 by Steven Klein.



Quote of The Day

" The hottest love has the coldest end. "

- Socrates -

Brand Named Safari

When the rich and famous want to go safari, god forbid them not to have non-designer utilities. Luggage collection from Fendi - $4,820-$5,860; folding camp bed from Bottega Veneta - price upon request; messenger bag from Prada - $1,495; and bicycle from Gucci.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me...


" And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years. "


- Abraham Lincoln -

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Quote of The Day

" Burgundy makes you think silly things;
Bordeaux makes you talk about them;
and Champagne makes you do them. "

- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin -

Happy Thanksgiving

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. This harvest meal has become a symbol of cooperation and interaction between English colonists and Native Americans. Although this feast is considered by many to the very first Thanksgiving celebration, it was actually in keeping with a long tradition of celebrating the harvest and giving thanks for a successful bounty of crops. Native American groups throughout the Americas, including the Pueblo, Cherokee, Creek and many others organized harvest festivals, ceremonial dances, and other celebrations of thanks for centuries before the arrival of Europeans in North America. SOURCE

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Quote of The Day

" It's always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting. "

- Jean Paul Gaultier -

LV Won Lawsuit Agaist Britney's Video

A Paris civil court ordered Sony BMG and MTV Online to stop broadcasting or marketing music video of Britney Spears' "Do Something" in any form and fined them 80,000 euros ($117,000) apiece. In the opening scenes of the video (about :40 sec), Spears appears in the driver's seat of a hot pink Hummer floating on make-believe clouds. One shot shows fingers drumming on a dashboard covered with what looks like Vuitton's "Cherry Blossoms" design: dark pink blossoms on a pale pink, weblike background, embossed with the "LV" logo. SOURCE

My Wish List...

Prada is taking money clip literally. Available at select Prada boutiques for $150

Cover Boy

Vincent Gough for new issue DNA magazine # 95 by Pedro Virgil.


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Quote of The Day

" You got to look on the bright side,
even if there ain't one. "

- Dashiell Hammett -

Unveil The Falcon

Today is a big day at work, we're going to unveil the new falcon, à la "Maltese Falcon." A replica of the bird was stolen in February. When a $25,000 reward failed to get the bird back, restaurateur John Konstin commissioned the sculptors at the nearby Academy of Art San Francisco to make him a new one. The new falcon will be made of bronze, weigh 150 pounds. This new falcon will be placed in a new, reinforced display case protected by a video camera that will stand guard 24 hours a day. "It's a fake of a fake of a fake," acknowledged Konstin, "but people come from all over the world to see it. A lot of people moved to San Francisco because of that movie."

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Trailer: "Awake"

Every year, one in 700 people wake up during surgery. Can you imagine if you're one of those ?

Pretty (Wo)Men

Tanyarat Jirapatpakon, a Thai student at the Kasetsart University was crowned Miss International Queen 2007 with the first prize of $ 10,000. Second Place went to Miss Aleika from Brazil who won $2,000 and in thirds place was Miss Chanel from the Philippines who won $1,500.

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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2007

The Spice Girls are set to perform at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show tonight which will be aired on December 4th. This will be their first television appearance since reuniting. And they'll be sharing the stage with Seal (which there may be a duet between him and Heidi.) Kanye West was due to perform but has canceled his appearance because his mother recently passed away due to complications in cosmetic surgery.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Project Runway, Sort of...

Thakoon Panichgul, one of New York's brightest fashion stars, is looking for one inspired design to adorn his elegant ruffle-sleeve t-shirt. Download the provided template, create and submit a graphic, and enter to win a "virtual mentorship" with Thakoon, plus have your t-shirt design sold at the famously chic Kirna Zabete boutique in NYC, Tokyo and online. The winner will receive a $1,000 shopping spree at Kirna Zabete, their t-shirt design sold at Kirna Zabete in NY, Tokyo, and online, a feature in ELLE Magazine plus a “virtual mentorship” with Thakoon. The contest starts now until Dec 15.

My Wish List...

$88 Game Cards from Louis Vuitton

Thai Spotting

Patrick Ribbsaeter - a Thai-Swedish male model born on the east coast Stockholm. You can also read his blog here.

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