Friday, June 5, 2009
Having seen the insane boots on Judy's awesome blog, Atlantis Home, I became obsessed. I was not sure if these boots would look high fashion, or Puss in Boots from Shrek on someone of my meager stature, but they were driving me crazy anyway. I set out in search of them, or something similar. Sadly, I think at times the whole world is reading the same blogs I do, and run out and buy up all the things I start craving before I get around to buying them :) I searched high and low, having exhausted every online shoe vendor known to me, until the light bulb went on - Amazon! A few clicks, and I found surprisingly similar-looking boots made by Pleaser USA - figures - a stripper shop! They claimed even to be made from leather - $98. Hmmm... Now that they arrived, I'm not completely convinced they are leather, but I'll take the label's word for it. They look and feel surprisingly good. Stripper shoes strike again.
Top - Judy's Givenchys; bottom - Pleaser USA
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Ray-Ban is a manufacturer of sunglasses, founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb. They were introduced for the United States Army Air Corps. In 1999, Bausch & Lomb sold the brand to the Italian Luxottica Group for a reported 1.2 billion dollars.
Ray-Bans were initially created in 1937 after Lieutenant John MacCready had returned from a balloon flying adventure in 1920. He complained that the sun had done permanent damage to his eyes. He contacted Bausch & Lomb asking them to create a type of sunglasses that would not only provide superb protection, but also look elegant. On May 7, 1937, Bausch & Lomb officially took out the patent. The prototype, known as Anti-Glare, consisted of an extremely light frame weighing 150 grams. They were made of gold-plated metal with two green lenses made of mineral glass to filter out infrared and ultraviolet rays. Pilots in the United States Army Air Corps immediately adopted the sunglasses. The Ray-Ban Aviator became a well-known style of sunglasses when General Douglas MacArthur landed on the beach in the Philippines in World War II, and photographers snapped several pictures of him wearing them.
Quoted from Wikipedia
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Being a product of the 80's, I find I share some tastes with Ms. Moss with whom we are close in age and who always gets it right.
Shirt & Pants - Express; Belt - Calvin Klein; Scarf - vintage YSL; Shoes - Corso Como; Sunnies - RayBan; Amber Ring - Ebay
Thursday, May 21, 2009
To commemorate Adam Lambert's defeat on American Idol last night (as much as I hate to admit watching this past season), here's a little playlist, all from the soundtrack of Velvet Goldmine minus a few songs:
- Brian Eno: "Needle In The Camel's Eye"
- Shudder To Think: "Hot One"
- Placebo: "20th Century Boy"
- Shudder To Think: "Ballad of Maxwell Demon"
- Grant Lee Buffalo: "The Whole Shebang"
- Pulp: "We Are The Boys"
- Roxy Music: "Virginia Plain"
- Teenage Fanclub & Donna Matthews: "Personality Crisis"
- Lou Reed: "Satellite Of Love" (Lou Reed)
- T.Rex: "Diamond Meadows" (Marc Bolan)
- Paul Kimble & Andy Mackay: "Bitter's End"
- Iggy Pop (vocals by Ewan McGregor): "Gimme Danger"
- Venus in Furs (vocals by Thom Yorke): "Bitter-Sweet"
- Venus in Furs (vocals by Jonathan Rhys Meyers): "Tumbling Down"
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Dress - Roberto Cavalli; Shoes - Guiseppe Zanotti; Clutch - Peeptoe Shoes; Earrings - Forever21