Thursday, July 31, 2008

Quote of the Day

" In Massachusetts equal means equal.
Today by repealing the nearly century old law,
we affirm the right of same-sex couples from out of state to marry in Massachusetts; to enjoy all of the protections of our good laws.
Today by repealing this law
we continue to lead the way as a national leader.
Today by repealing this law
we have affirmed the Democratic principle that
all people come before their government as equals. "

- Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick -

Then and Now

It was a year 1956 that the first computer hard drive - IBM 350, Consists of 50 disks, each 24 inches in diameter - was invented. Now, be a part of the new wave of inspiring luxurious design in professional storage. The LaCie Golden Disk adds a daring uniqueness to your work environment. Its distinctive, golden wave design, created for LaCie by the world-renowned designer Ora-Ïto, brings a liquid-motion look to your digital life. With Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface, this cross-platform hard drive can be used with your PC or Mac. It's available in 2 versions: 500GB for $128.69 and 1TB for $379.99. This website has the super fast shipping. I ordered it yesterday and I already got mine this morning. Superb...

My Wish List...

$625 - Lanvin's T-shirt with mini face print. A lovely white t-shirt with mini face print. Chiffon trimmed round neck and short sleeves. A beige chiffon flower sits to the left of the neckline. Sooooo, cute !!!!


If you're calling yourself a true fashionista, you don't want to pronounce the brand "Hermès" as Her-mez. Here is a guide how to pronounce the designer names correctly.

Bottega Veneta: Bo-tega Ven-e-ta
Bulgari: Ball-gah-ree
Burberry Prorsum: Bur-bur-ree Pror-some
Carolina Herrera: Caro-leena Hair-era
Christian Louboutin: Loo-boo-tin
Givenchy: Jhee-von-shee
Hedi Slimane: Eddy Sli-mahn
Hermès: Air-mez
Hervé Léger: Air-vay Lay-jay
Lanvin: Lon-vin

But the
list doesn't include the most popular and innovative brand of the moment - BALENCIAGA. Here we go...

buh-len-see-ah-guh; Sp. bah-len-thyah-gah

Are You "That Guy" ?

Are you "that guy" ? You roll your eyes at him everyday. But who knows, you may be one of them. Just take a poll here and you'll know how annoying you are. I've got "hot" but I really don't quite understand what my result means.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Idiom of the Day

Let bygones be bygones:

- something that you say in order to tell someone to forget about unpleasant things that have happened in the past.

i.e. Why can't you put all that bad feeling behind you and let bygones be bygones

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quote of the Day

" Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves
- regret for the past and fear of the future. "

- Fulton Oursler -

My Wish List...

$1,395 - Maison Martin Margiela peacoat. " No one's wardrobe is complete without a peacoat, with its timeless, classic silhouette. "

Gift With Purchase

Neiman Marcus is having the Fall 2008 trend event, which takes place from Friday, August 15 to Saturday, August 23, the company will reveal the big ideas behind the season's clothes. For women, the store will focus on berry colors, satin, high-vamp shoes, lace, sleek shapes, romantic blouses, and statement jewelry. Menswear looks will involve shades of gray, peak lapels, peacoats, cardigans, vests, and exotics. Bonus: Any customer who spends $250 anywhere in the store will be gifted an exclusive Neiman Marcus PDA/mobile phone cover.

Low Rider

No LV for 3G

Bad news for iPhone owners who are LV lovers !!!
Apparently, the new iPhone 3G is slightly too big for any of LV cases that are available right now. I stopped by the store yesterday to get one for my friend and SA told me the cases are for the old version of iPhone (even the not yet released Damier Graphite, what a bummer !!!) Then, he told me the story of one customer brought in 3G to try on and got stuck. That SA had to cut the case open to get the iPhone out.

Then and Now

Then: Young Chris Whelan for A&F catalog, and now..Which look do you like? I love his bad boy look...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Frida at SF MOMA

I've been talking to my friend about going to see Frida Kahlo exhibit at SFMOMA this week. The exhibition will be showing until September 28. The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo began painting in 1926, while recovering from a near-fatal bus accident, and soon became captivated by the medium's expressive possibilities. This exhibition, commemorating the centennial of the artist's birth, brings together paintings that span her career, along with a selection of her own collection of photographs, most of which have never been on public display.

Being Too NICE ?

Nice guys finish last...Is it true ? Is it bad for being too NICE ? From this article, the answer is "YES."

According to the author, April Masini: "nice" equates with boring and predictable. Look up "nice" in the dictionary and you find: pleasant; agreeable; satisfactory. In other words, average - not exceptional, not exciting, and not sexy. The nice guy cares too much, too soon (Hello, that's me.) He has made the woman too important and too valuable (me again.) He is too available, too eager to please, too accommodating, and he gives too much (and me.) By doing so, he has made himself appear desperate, insecure, needy of this woman's attention, affection, and approval (OMG, me, me and me.) After all, if he's already doing and giving everything, without her doing or giving anything - why would she value him? She won't. She is not going to value him any more than he values himself. What she is going to do is look for someone else, someone who she perceives as being more worthy, more confident, and more valuable.


Catch of the Day

The next big thing - Fabio Cimi - shot by Didio. Look at the pictures and you know why.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Flash Back

Sometimes, some incident happened and make you think about the past...especially, the good part (hint: previous post)

How Deep Is Your Love - Take That

" And when you rise in the morning sun
I feel you touch my hand in the pouring rain
And the moment that you wander far from me
I wanna feel you in my arms again

And you come to me on a summer breeze
Keep me warm in your love
Then you softly leave
And it's me you need to show

How deep is your love?
How deep is your love?
I really meant to learn
Cos we're living in a world of fools
Breaking us down when they
All should let us be
we belong to you and me

I believe in you
You know the door to my very soul
You're the light in my deepest, darkest hour
My savior when I fall

And you may not think I care for you
When you know down inside
That I really do. "

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Quote of the Day

" Life is short,
don't waste time worrying about
what people think of you hold on to the ones that care,
in the end
they will be the only ones there. "

- Anonymous -

My Wish List...

$565 - Camera pendant in metal from LV Fall/Winter 2008-2009 catalog.

You Got Linked

Someone actually read my blog...
Kevin at My MANy Bags loves my post on Hermès Jypsière Bag.