Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
As I said, Prada doesn't make phones but Prada does have wealthy clients. There are people out there who are Prada fans and would buy anything Prada. LG was smart enough to secure the license to the brand and stamp it on their phones. Of course, they probably paid a hefty sum. Prada probably makes a cut of the sales as well. It all comes down to money and ultimately the 'poor' consumer suffers for it.
How is this different from buying a Prada bag or any other designer ware, you ask? Well, the difference is that when you buy, let's say, a Prada bag, you're paying for a Prada bag - you're paying Prada dollars for a Prada item. When you buy the LG Prada phone, it's almost like your paying Prada dollars for a Coach bag. Now, does that seem right to you?
LG Prada Phone, $799.00
Monday, September 24, 2007
|You Are a Mai Tai|
You aren't a big drinker, but you'll drink if the atmosphere is festive.
And when you're drunk, watch out! You're easily carried away.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Still, all week long, I pondered what it would be like to be in that environment. A little stale fashion-wise perhaps, but I was intrigued. I do own a couple of suits but they're boring. The "corporate look" has always been boring to me. Suits in drab colors, hair in a bun...not fun. I think this is part of the reason why I have never ventured into an industry that required "corporate dress".
Nonetheless, here is my attempt at "corporate fashion". I created three looks around a black blazer. I think I can liven these outfits with more colorful tops but neutral is a safe bet (until you've worked at the place long enough to figure out loopholes in their dress code, lol). I think if you pick outfits in neutral colors, you might be able to punch it up with a bold bag or bold shoes (closed-toe of course). Jewelry must be kept minimal and a Blackberry is a must.
In my opinion, belts are a tough accessory to pull off. A belt can be the focal point of an outfit simply by it's location, your center. It can cinch your waist and show off your lovely curves or it can be worn on the hip to break up an outfit. So with that, it can either make an outfit or break it.
I am a firm believer that one should "wear the clothes and don't let the clothes wear you." This doesn't mean that one has to own designer (expensive) clothing. It simply means that one should own the outfit...wear it with confidence and finesse. That's tough to pull off with a belt, especially a bold one.
So, until I figure out how to "wear" the belt, I haven't bought any. I have been checking some out online. I even bought a dress with its own cumberband and it looks great. I also bought a dress that would look great with a black belt. Now, what type of black belt you ask, as of yet, I have no clue.
(L-R, Contrast Cumberband*, $198; Skinny Two Buckle Patent Leather Belt*, $297; Suede Large Bucke Belt*, $330)
*All by Elegantly Waisted, all from www.shopbop.com
Thursday, September 20, 2007
For those of you who know me well, I'm known for holding grudges. My pride can get the better of me sometimes but it's time I grow up and just let it go. And you know what? I feel great. I'm no longer sad, mopey or angry. We even joke around now, and sometimes we have lunch together. No, I'm not going down that path with him again. I don't know what the future holds for us but at this time, I'm temporarily going to close the doors to my heart. I'm taking the time to enjoy being single again. I don't want to rush into another relationship because I know I'm not ready yet. I have issues I need to sort out and I need to sort them out alone. Some people get over relationships by starting a new one. I try to figure out what went wrong so I can fix it or I'm at least aware of it. That way, I don't repeat the same mistakes twice (or more than that in the case of others).
Intimate relationships are hard and they don't get easier the older you get. I thought I'd have it all figured out by now. I haven't. But I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing. Relationships help us grow and learn more about ourselves. I've learn a lot about myself in the two and a half years I was with my ex and that's very important to me. The learning process and the growth process that I went through in our now-failed relationship is a very important part of my life. I will always cherish the memories that we shared and he'll always have a special place in my heart.
"If he ain't gonna love you
the way you should
then let it go.
If he ain't gonna treat you
the way you should
then let it go."-Keyshia Cole
Gisele has been the face of many advertising campaigns including major houses such as Christian Dior, Chloe, Balenciaga, Versace, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbanna, and Louis Vuitton. Earlier this year, Gisele opted not to extend her multi-million dollar contract with Victoria's Secret ending her long and fruitful relationship with the brand.
Here's an ad for her Brazilian shoe line. She's wearing water!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Over the years, her famous black dress took many forms and been since embellished and reincarnated. However many forms its taken, it's still a timeless classic, still black and still elegant. The three dresses below are three very different takes on the LBD.
This silk charmeuse number is for the budget-conscious. A great silhouette in a light fabric that is elegant enough to wear to a cocktail party and fun enough to wear for a night with the girls.
(Eliza J Charmeuse Shift Dress, $118)
The ruffles add femininity to this satin dress from Vera Wang. A great addition to any closet, this dress can wow your date with the right accessories and with pearls, is somber enough for a funeral.
(Lavender by Vera Wang, $395)
I adore this Valentino creation! The ruffled neckline is utterly feminine. The empire waist accentuates your curves. What more can a woman ask for? Practical enough for work, yet subtly sexy for that next big date with Mr. Right.
(Valentino Roma Ruffled Wool Dress, $1395)
Sunday, September 16, 2007
This year, jewel tones seemed to dominate the red carpet. For best-dressed, my pick goes to these ladies:
As always, the supermodel mom looks gorgeous (except for the hair). With her Dior gown, Heidi Klum glamorously shows off her long legs.
Rebecca Gayheart looked stunning in an indigo Carlos Miele off-the-shoulder satin gown. The color of her dress brought out the color of her eyes.
Heroes' star Ali Larter looked every bit of a bombshell heroine in her red Reem Acra satin dress. Ever the laid-back beauty, Larter paired her dress with a long and loose hairstyle.
What makes these ladies stand apart is the way they combined such attention-grabbing jewel-toned dresses with minimal accessories. By minimizing the focus of the eyes, we are drawn to how the dresses play up their natural beauty. Great job ladies (as well as to your stylists and to the designers)! 'Til the next award show!
Friday, September 14, 2007
I'd like to give props to my friend JJ for encouraging me to purchase these lovelies (she actually has a pair of these exact same shoes). I haven't exactly worn these out yet but I'll be parading these babies soon. For a preview on how they look on, see below (forgive the blue nail polish, I haven't had the time for a pedicure):
Thursday, September 13, 2007
|You Are 59% Ready for Marriage|
You aren't quite ready for marriage, but you're getting close.
You still have a few relationship issues to work out - whether it's with your current partner or someone new.
For those who like the classic schoolgirl look, Chloe has the mary janes for you, the Chloe T-Strap Mary Jane Pumps. Although I think this shoe is cute, I’d never buy it! It reminds me too much of my Catholic school days. Lol! This shoe is for those who are into the whole sexy school girl look (I think I’m a tad bit old for that look, maybe for Halloween).
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Click here to purchase this dress from BananaRepublic.com.
The arrival of the sweater dress in stores signals the beginning of fall for avid shoppers like me. A definite fall must-have, the sweater dress can be worn to work with simple pumps and can also be worn for a night out with flashier shoes and accessories.
I've been scouring the web for the ultimate sweater dress and I think I've found it. This gray (another fall must!) number by Rebecca Taylor has a more structured and feminine silhouette than the usual sweater dress. The semi-sheer ribbing also adds a certain sexy appeal to the dress. I especially love that it's on the shorter side (those who know me best know that I have a penchant for anything short) and I think it would look really sexy with my new Louboutins (check back for a post about them).
Click here to puchase this dress from Shopbop.com.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Now that I'm newly inspired and motivated, what should I write about? That my friends, is a question for the ages...'til the next blog entry...
PS. To view JJ's blog, click here.