Friday, October 30, 2009

Shoe Jewels

(And another fun one.)

Hello Cat

On Nov. 1, Hello Kitty turns 35.

For the occasion, Sanrio has teamed up with Royal/T, an exhibition space and cafe in Culver City, Calif., to present “Three Apples,” a show celebrating all things Hello Kitty.

Visitors can enjoy a Kitty-themed tea or lunch in Royal/T’s Maid cafe, where, in a nod to the Japanese cosplay tradition, the servers dress in French maid costumes.

Visitors can also shop in a Sanrio pop-up store that offers Hello Kitty products not previously available in the United States, and see a retrospective exhibition of iconic Hello Kitty merchandise from 1974 to the present, including collaborations with Anna Sui, Dior, Heatherette, Tarina Tarantino and special 35th-anniversary items from Asics and tokidoki.

Old/New Kicks

PRO-Keds’s new Bobbito Royal Flash Mid is available in orange, green and yellow — sorry, no maroon.

The Bobbito Royal Flash Mid goes on sale tomorrow at select stores in the United States, including Goliath in New York (175 East 105th Street; 212-360-7683). The sneakers cost $100.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pattern (Done Right)

Hervé Léger - Bandage Dress (Gone Wrong)

(I did not think it was possible. Way to prove me wrong, LC.)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ms. v. Mr.

The man in me: David Beckham has finally flawed his face. Right?

The woman in me: Wrong.


18" long.


My Hero

"Living for Candy, and Sugar-Coated Goblins"

Published: October 27, 2009

HALLOWEEN always brings bogeymen to terrify children, but this year the bookstore holds its own terrors for parents. “I Shudder,” ($23.95, HarperCollins), the new book by the playwright and humorist Paul Rudnick, reveals a horrible truth no parent wants published: It is possible, it seems, to live on candy.

Mr. Rudnick is the living proof. At 51, 5-foot-10 and an enviably lean 150 pounds, Mr. Rudnick does not square with the inevitable mental image of a man who has barely touched a vegetable other than candy corn in nearly a half-century. Apparently, one can not only live on a dessert island, but can also do it happily and long.

“People always assume I’m lying,” said Mr. Rudnick earlier this month in his West Village apartment packed from ceiling to floor with Gothic ornamentation. “They always say: ‘That can’t be true. You’d be dead. Or huge.’ ”

But as Mr. Rudnick insisted (as he does in “I Shudder,” a collection of short pieces ranging from recollections to screeds), he is not dissembling or diseased. “There was never a time when I was not refined-sugar-centric,” he said flatly. “I was always appalled by almost all other foods; I could not understand why anyone wanted them. I did not like the taste, the smell, the concept.”

At the age of 6 he was even sent to a psychiatrist, who told his parents their son was otherwise well-adjusted, and to let him eat what he wanted and just see what happened.

“His advice was, basically, ‘Just let it go, otherwise, you will have to tie him down, force feed him, and shield your face from the projectile vomit,’ ” he recalled. “I was so dead certain about it, so completely unwilling to entertain any options that they basically had no choice.”

Recalling trick-or-treating as a child in suburban New Jersey, he’s still in awe of people who gave out full-size candy bars, and is still appalled by those people who dared to put apples in trick-or-treaters’ bags. “No,” he said. “Halloween is about free candy, not diet tips.”

For his part, Mr. Rudnick said that his latest blood tests were fine, and that he has had no more dental problems than any nonsugar-fixated members of his family. And, he added, his diet does include some foods, which, if not exactly health foods, do at least have a sugar level that is minor or nil, like Cheerios.

And for those who still think he should be dead from malnourishment, Suzanne Havala Hobbs, a registered dietician and a clinical associate professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, offered a different view.

“Some people defy all odds,” she said. “The body really can adapt to an amazing range of dietary conditions. I remember consulting for a group home, and there was a little girl there I always thought of as an air plant. She only ate white bread and fruit. I followed her for years, and she grew up all right. Somehow she got enough to grow on.”

As for Mr. Rudnick, he does not celebrate the holiday itself. “I’m one of those people who just leaves the basket outside, with the implied imperative: Don’t Knock.”

Which is probably just as well. You don’t want him setting an example.



Master of Disguise Necklace

Necklace is 20 inches long and the mustache is approximately 3 inches wide :)

Price: $14.00

Stylin' and Profilin'

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dumb Kid? Get Your Money Back.

The Walt Disney Company is now offering refunds for all those "Baby Einstein" videos that did not make children into geniuses.


Ms. v. Mr.

The woman in me (and on the chair) doesn't think Lo has a clue as to what she's doing with her needle:

. . . the man in me (and near the table) doesn't think she has a clue as to what she's doing with her life.

White (Gone Wrong)

Calvin & Hobbes

Stylin' and Profilin'

DJ Hero

In stores now.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pearls of Wisdom

From The Office

Pam: Maybe I am overreacting just a little bit...
Jim: Maybe.

Pam: But I really don't think I am.
Jim: You're not.


Block Hot Pink USB Flash Drive 1GB

This 1GB USB Flash Drive is great for storing music, images and files to make data transfer easy :)
Comes with a Key Chain attachment and a Hot Pink, Red and Green caps for protection.
It measures 1 1/4 inch by 1/2 inch

Price: $32.00

Copy Cat(?)


Steven Madden

Alexander McQueen

Gabriella Rocha

Yves Saint Laurent



Samir ChowChow

The Legal Profession Blog reported on Wednesday about a strange disciplinary complaint filed against an Illinois attorney over an ad the lawyer reportedly posted on Craigslist. The attorney at issue, according to the complaint, Samir Chowhan, worked as a solo practitioner in an office with a handful of other solo practitioners.

The post, listed in the “Adult Gigs” section of the site, was entitled: “Loop lawyers hiring secretary/legal assistant.” It read as follows:

Loop law firm looking to hire am [sic] energetic woman for their open secretary/legal assistant position. Duties will include general secretarial work, some paralegal work and additional duties for two lawyers in the firm. No experience required, training will be provided. Generous annual salary and benefits will be provided, including medical, dental, life, disability, 401(k) etc. If interested, please send current resume and a few pictures along with a description of your physical features, including measurements. We look forward to meeting you.

According to the Illinois disciplinary complaint, an applicant shortly thereafter responded to the ad. The next day, the attorney reportedly responded with this email:

As this is posted in the “adult gigs” section, in addition to the legal work, you would be required to have sexual interaction with me and my partner, sometimes together sometimes separate. This part of the job would require sexy dressing and flirtatious interaction with me and my partner, as well as sexual interaction. You will have to be comfortable doing this with us.

If you think you’re comfortable so far, please let me know and we can proceed with the process.

The next step is to set up an interview. When are you available to interview? I am free to interview today. Please let me know what your availability is.

Lastly, we’ve actually hired a couple of girls in the past for this position. But they have not been able to handle the sexual aspect of the job later. We have to be sure you’re comfortable with that aspect, because I don’t want you to do anything that you’re not comfortable with. So since that time, we’ve decided that as part of the interview process you’ll be required to perform for us sexually (i didn’t do this before with the other girls i hired, now i think i have to because they couldn’t handle it). Because that aspect is an integral part of the job, I think it’s necessary to see if you can do that, because it’ll predict future behavior of you being able to handle it when you have the job.

If you’re still okay with everything, let me know what you’re availability is and we can figure out a time for you to come in and interview. Let me know. Thanks for your interest.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Old School

Lil Jon

Pamela Anderson

Marilyn Manson

REALLY old school (see center):

Marilyn Monroe

More Marilyn (Just Because)

Ms. v. Mr.

The woman in me wonders why J.Lo looks like a jailbird:

. . . and yet, the man in me wonders, why Marc looks like he's the one who is trying to escape.

Two-Toned Shoes

(Done Right)

(Gone Wrong)

The Olsen Twins (Gone Wrong/Done Right)