You’ve probably never heard of it, but the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award has been given to rising fashion stars since 2001. Today, WWD announced the winners of the 8th annual Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation (EDFF) Award and don’t be surprised if you don’t know some of the names, but you will. Lucky recipients of the $25,000 award are Lyn Devon, Matthew Ames, Cushnie et Ochs by Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, and Ohne Titel by Alexa Adams and Flora Gill in the women’s design category. Corpus, by Jerrod Cornish and Keith Richardson won for men’s design, and jeweler Monique Péan won for accessories. The foundation’s inaugural award for sustainable design went to Bodkin Brooklyn designers Eviana Hartman and Samantha Pleet. More »
Okay not exactly what I would call fashionable but to each their own right? As if! Whoever decided to mutilate these poor consoles should be shot in the face.
A video game themed fashion/lifestyle magazine in France called Amusement is flourished with various “fashionable” console photos and typical gaming scenes. While I’m a bit concerned over the NDS and Wii in the photo, the ideas for the photo shoots make me LOL. More »
Basically, it’s a blog of cute little inspirational illustrations by a young woman named Joanna Alberti. The name puns on her main character’s name Sophie. Her main business is a line of greeting cards featured around Sophie and her fun, entrepreneurial, and distinctly girly life. The illustrations that go up on the blog, however, are a good way to get a dose of the inspiration without having to buy the cards ;) One of my favorites is featured here.
Since Joanna is a young woman entrepreneur herself, I’m sure Sophie must be somewhat autobiographical. According to the philoSophie website, Sophie is… You! “Witty, confident, compassionate and fun! You love being yourself and true to your values.” I would add that Sophie is a can-do business savvy girl who is doing things Cashmere Mafia style (RIP).
Last night over coffee/tea/dessert, Ningin Blogger Mia put me onto the cutest, most colorful and cheap (!) eyeshadow I’ve seen in a while. Now I consider myself a bit knowledgeable on cheapie makeup (that is actual quality makeup), because besides the fact that I’m a broke college student, spending over 10 bucks for some lip gloss is retarded to me. Especially since I’m prone to lose things. Anywho, yes, Mia brought these cute little L.A. Colors loose shimmer shadows to my attention, and I’m now on a sworn mission to find a place in the Bronx that sells them because I WANT EVERY COLOR!
If you live in NYC, you learn that you ALWAYS need to carry an umbrella. As an NYC newbie I got caught in more than one freak thunderstorm and wound up drenched and looking more like a wet dog than a fashionista. So, now I carry a mini umbrella with me wherever I go. However, my pint size umbrella is nothing compared to these sexed up fashion forward full size umbrellas. These babies are worthy of Ms. Umbrella-Ella-Ella herself, Rihanna, if she didn’t already have her own umbrella line. But these Guy de Jean designed umbrellas are so sexy, I might be a little more excited for a downpour. Guy de Jean is a French umbrella company that designs for Jean Paul Gaultier, Chantall Thomass, and other top designers. Check them out at www.guydejean.com. Now just turn up “Here Comes The Rain Again” by the Eurythmics, or the obvious “Umbrella” by Rihanna, and stomp through those puddles in style. More »
Lumberjack is in vogue, baby.
Who would have ever thought looking like a bum would become so stylish as of late?
After scouring the racks of my go to cheapie store (the beloved Forever21), I find myself simultaneously horrified and in awe. More than 21 plus variations of plaid can be found in the dressy tops section of the site alone.
This is an ongoing series of plaid gone wrong. My mission is to find the best, better, and worst versions of the classic slacker/British metrosexual man trend. I will look far and wide in order to bring you some of the worst sins in fashion (and no hipster will be spared, intentional or not).
Let’s start off with some of the good. Wait, I can only find one I like. Uh oh. More »
I like to think I’m a musical person, and to an extent, I am. For six years, I’ve played the alto saxophone in band. I had an on and off relationship with the piano since first grade. I can blast about four notes on the trumpet and baritone. I crash and slam the percussion “toys”, and I sort of can play the beginning chords of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on Water” on the guitar. While I love to play instruments, I love hearing other people perform more, especially if they are really good at the instruments to the point of being professional. Here are my favourite instrument to listen to while I’m being “serenaded”. More »
Not exactly a necklace but it’s as good as it’ll get for some people.
Blizzard has recently released the official WoW MMO Gaming mouse. It pretty much looks like a metallic cockroach but it can do a lot more than a regular mouse. There are 13 easily programmable buttons in addition to a LED glow that I find quite attractive. Kotaku seemed to love the mouse; however, the awkward build of the mouse is uncomfortable in addition to it only being designed for WoW.
I don’t know if I’ve blogged this yet, as I’m sure I may have; considering the amount of youtube posts I’ve done this past year, but I’m in love with this girl’s handiwork. Her name is Lauren aka Panacea81, she’s from the UK and she’s one of the most loveable, adorable, and talented makeup artists I’ve ever seen on youtube. I was linked to one of her videos by a good friend of mine, and since then I’ve been hooked to her videos. She is AMAZING! Mind you, with practically no formal training in cosmetology, she’s a master at creating the most dynamic and beautiful eye art that can rival the best in the industry.
Everquest 2 did a survey on their players to figure out the sexual preference of their users. No idea why but let’s just say Everquest’s surveys in the past haven’t been reliable.
This study states that the majority of women who play MMOs (massive multiplayer online games) are bisexual. Uh…what? In all my experience of playing games, I’ve rarely ever met a girl who wasn’t straight (I can only think of 1 that was Bi). While there are probably Bi’s in the gaming world, the majority of female avatars in MMOs are males pretending to be females. It’s no wonder they’re Bi.
If you think fashion is all about glitz, glamour, serious models, gorgeous clothes and accessories, well you’re wrong. Sometimes it’s ugly, sick, stupid, or just plain funny-as-hell. You’ve probably seen the Sex and The City Episode where Carrie Bradshaw face-plants it on the runway of the charity fashion show, but have you seen it in real life? Well watch this video, it’s frickin’ hilarious! Ouch! This is why you don’t walk the runway directly after the Shaolin Monks. Best Fashion Show Ever
It’s a dog! It’s a bag! It’s dogbag! Seriously, LV, you had nothing better to waste your money on? So wrong it might bite you on the ass. More »
Want to play God….again? You’ll have the chance to do starting Feburary 20th, as the highly anticipated Sims 3 launches.
The highly popular Sims franchise has awed gamers for years - one of the most well known and successful game franchises, spin offs have been made for all gaming platforms to date.
Main changes in the new upcoming Sims include one seamless neighborhood (no more load times!), more in depth character attributes, and a lifetime want and need system overhaul.
Excited? I sure am. Countless errands and essays have been gleefully ignored as I guide my Sim family through life.
You thought making friends in previous Sims was too much of a task. The developers heard these complaints and changed that. You thought that it was extremely limiting having your Sim bound to their home with non syncing time changes. They heard that too. You thought…you get what I’m saying. More »
Well the year is already a day old, and like everyone else on the planet, I’ve got some goals that I want to achieve this year. The thing is though, that I’m not really good with keeping these resolutions. LOL They usually fade into oblivion by March. I think that happens because I always have this ambitious laundry list of things that I want to accomplish and in the end, I’m just overwhelmed with how much I “need” to do, and end up either half assing it, or putting it off until never. Yeah, I said until never. Down with Procratination!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, geeky is the new romantic. Remember all those lovey-dovey stories of guys proposing to their girls via games? Well now they’ve made an easy solution so that you can get the geeky proposal of your dreams.
The application is a homebrew DS game called The Search Master. It’s a mini game where you can customize the proposal in the end and after the bride completes the short tile matching game, the proposal will appear and BAM happy ending.
I’m a bit annoyed they’ve made something instead of having the guy put in the effort but still a neat idea.