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Some things I saw online today that made me laugh:

Via Presurfer and Geekologie

September 8, 2009 at 11:20 pm Leave a comment

Coco Chanel is Rolling in her Grave

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Perez has made his life criticising others. He’s made a ton of money over making people feel inadequate at what they do (or attempt to do). I won’t pretend I hate him, I was obsessed with his web page not so long ago, but I’m over his new self-promotion antics.  He loves dissing actresses that go into singing and singers that go into acting. He’s tried writing a book (didn’t sell as much as planned), and designing a fashion line (horrible), but his success has been through his gossip blog. If he recognizes that to each his own why is he going into fashion blogging? His new web page Coco Perez, which Perez refers to as “the ultimate destination for where celebrity meets fashion,” is an unnecessary attempt to dive into one of the areas he knows the least about. He knows nothing about fashion (see his own clothes and styling) and I think it’s ridiculous in venturing into this area. I doubt he’ll be feautring anything beside b, c and z list actors and actresses that don’t know how to dress. I wonder if we’ll be seeing any real fashionistas or stylish people there? And no, his obsession  Lady Gaga, doesn’t count as stylish.

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The weirdest thing is his reference to Coco Chanel in his blog title page when I’m sure that if she were alive she’d want nothing to do with him.

Another interesting observation is Gap’s sponsorhsip of this page. It tells how desperate they are to jump into the “hip” and “fashionable” band wagon. I don’t think Perez is the best way to do so. The Sartorialist and other blogs of the like show people in classic, not trend, pieces that look great and might identify more with the Gap brand. Yes, Perez reaches a mass market, but it’s a mass market obsessed with Britney’s comeback, Katie Price and Lilly Allen’s stupid moves. I don’t think this is something that Gap, known for its classic looks, wants to be associated with. Their collaborations with designers was a much better way to get attention.

Though Perez is a media genius and I have to give him props for being able to get virtually unknown singers into everyone’s head and for adding charities into his blog posts, I think he should’ve learned from his past mistakes of venturing outsie his forte, and leave fashion blogging to those who know about it.

Some of my favorite fashion blogs:

  • The Sartorialist - for stlyish street fashion from NY to Milan
  • Easy Fashion – for street styles from Paris
  • The Cut – Ny Magazines fashion blog. Great for info on Brands and
  • Go Fug Yourself – for my dose of celebrity bashing with wit and amazing pop references
  • Sea of Shoes - a sort of edgy fashion diary. so famous she got her own shoe collaboration with uo.
  • Cherry Blossom Girl – a great mix between fashion and photography.
  • Jak and Jil Blog-  amazing pictures of shoes and fashionistas.
  • Who What Wear- celebrities and fashionistas with a unique take on trends.

August 15, 2009 at 8:12 pm 1 comment

Random Things

I know, I’m lazy, but these were piling up and they were too amusing not too share.  Enjoy :)

August 2, 2009 at 6:27 pm 1 comment

All Together Now

Those who know me well know that I usually make fun of these things, but I couldn’t help it. I’m intrigued (and slightly obsessed) with this new Budweiser ad:

and this is what hapenned when I put together a couple of friends, a ton of time, and some beer.

Yes, that’s me and of course you’re allowed to laugh.

July 29, 2009 at 10:16 am 9 comments

Unemployed Fashion

This idea gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘Recessionista.’  For those unemployed with a sense of humor comes these pins and t-shirt by the fellow unemployed Irina Blok who definitely found the bright side to her situation. She created these pins and a Resume Tshirt, my personal favorite for those of you desperate to get your next paycheck.

Check all of them out HERE.

I also found her mini portfolio to be quite impressive, and her adorable swine flu masks.

She definitely knows how to laugh at herself and the world around her.

June 22, 2009 at 2:14 pm Leave a comment

Insight into Milan Fashion Week

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I urge you to read the blog post titled Milan Fashion Week: The Inside Track a fabulous insight on the not-so-fabulous  side of fashion week from the perspective of  an anonymous NYC fashion editor. –Very Gossip Girl of her– Here’s a preview:

It always bloody rains in Milan. And you can guarantee we’ll all be wearing something that doesn’t take kindly to wet. Feathers, silk frocks, suede open toe hooker shoes, vertiginous platforms that have no traction on rain sodden pavements.  But of course there is always the moment when something glorious happens and you get swept away on a tide of extraordinary and beautiful clothing that redefines the craft and you remember why you love your job….

It‘s like a real life Devil Wears Prada.

via Moli

June 18, 2009 at 4:32 pm 2 comments

iNtense

I’m a Mac fan. i wouldn’t go back to PC for anything, and I can’t stand vista. I love my iPod and don’t imagine myself using a Zune, a CD player or any of the other music players in the market, but some things are just too much. I thought this list was full of ridiculous things. An ipod coffee table?! and an iCePod ice-cream?! come on!

1. Cupcakes

iPod cupcake
(image credit: clevercupcakes)

iPhone cupcakes
(image credit: nickbilton)

I’m a cupcake freak. So I’m bias on these. I think they’re cute, and I admire the talent and time put into them.

2. Costumes

iPhone costume
(via: DVICE)

ipod dog costume
(via: DVICE)

The dog one is amazing. Is that a display ipod? I have no idea, but it’s perfect. THe couple might as well have gone as the plug and the outlet. It’s just as cheesy , half as geeky, and would’ve taken less time.
 

3. Doormat

Slide to Unlock doormat
(via: Meninos)

I dont get it.

4. iPad Tower, Dubai

iPad Tower, Dubai
(via: Boing Boing)

It doesn’t look like an ipod to me, just  a very impractical building. 

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June 18, 2009 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

Los Chuflai de Blito

Me sentí súper orgullosa cuando vi los 16 afiches creados por mi amigo Pablo Soler para su colección ‘Chuflai.’  Logra enseñar su talento de una manera inesperada mientras nos hacen reír y pensar ¿ y por qué no se me ocurrió eso? Bueno, por lo menos a mi. Son obras al que la mayoría de los Dominicanos se pueden referir.  En sus propias palabras:

“mis carteles no son más que referencias a la cultura pop y al diario vivir dominicano”, 

Están increíbles y muy detallados. Dominicana al fin, no pude dejar de sonreír cuando los vi. 

para verlos todos ve a: http://loschuflai.blogspot.com

para leer un articulo sobre los Chuflai en Diario Libre ve a : http://www.diariolibre.com/noticias_det.php?id=203875

Los Chuflai estan en exhibicion en el Yokomo de Gazcue desde el 16 de Junio. Pasen por ahí a verlos

Josefa Perdomo esq. Pasteur,  Plaza Pasteur local # 206 ,Gazcue (al lado de Moviemax).

Esta a la venta cada afiche producido en Satinado Mate, 13″x19″ Calibre 100, Full Collor por RD$500. pesos.  

para mas info: loschuflai@gmail.com

Ahhh y  viene en un chuflai!!!!!

 

FELICIDADES BLITO!

June 17, 2009 at 3:03 pm 4 comments

Bad Dog

These ads aren’t your typical dog food ads. There’s no dog wagging it’s tail, growing up healthy or being happily obedient in these ads from Prolam Y&R in Santiago, Chile. These are funny, real and give you a good reason to buy NutriBalance for your puppy: if you’re good to them they’ll be good, if you’re bad to them they’ll be bad. Talk about thinking outside the box. Love them.

My favorite is the one where the woman is caught red-handed having an affair.

via Advertising/Design Goodness

June 17, 2009 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

Top 10 Weird Illnesses

via Listverse

Before starting on the list, I should point out – these are all authentic medical ailments.

1. Art Attack (Stendhal Syndrome)

Dr Graziella Magherini, author of The Stendhal Syndrome, has studied more than 100 tourists in Florence, Italy, who became ill in the presence of great works of art. The symptoms include heart palpitations, dizziness, and stomach pains. The typical sufferer is between the ages of 26 and 40 who rarely leaves home..

Dr Magherini believes the syndrome is a result of jet lag, travel stress, and the shock of an overwhelming sense of the past. She says: “Very often there’s the anguish of death.’ The disorder is named after a nineteenth-century French novelist who was overwhelmed by the frescoes in Florence’s Santa Croce Church.
Particularly upsetting works of art are: Michaelangelo’s statue of David, Caravaggio’s painting of Bacchus, and the concentric circles of the Duomo cupola.

Wikipedia Article

2. Hula-hoop Intestine

On February 26, 1992, Beijing worker Xu Denghai was hospitalised with a twisted intestine after playing excessively with a hula-hoop. His was the third case in the several weeks since a hula-hoop craze had swept China. The Beijing evening news advised people to warm up before playing, and to avoid hula-hooping straight after eating.

[I cannot verify this story]

3. Carrot Addiction

In 1992, the British Journal of Addiction described three unusual cases of carrot dependence. One 40 year old man had replaced cigarettes with carrots. He ate as many as five bunches a day and thought about them obsessively. According to two Czech psychiatrists, when carrots were withdrawn, he and the other patients lapsed into heightened irritability.

American Government site relating a case of carrot addiction and its treatment

4. Cutlery Craving

The desire to eat metal objects is comparatively common. Occasionally there is an extreme case, such as that of 47 year old Englishman Allison Johnson. An alcoholic burglar with a compulsion to eat silverware, Johnson has had 30 operations to remove strange things from his stomach. In 1992, he had eight forks and the metal sections of a mop head lodged in his body. He has been repeatedly jailed and then released, each time going immediately to a restaurant and ordering lavishly. Unable to pay, he would then tell the owner to call the police, and eat cutlery until they arrived. Johnson’s lawyer said of his client, ‘He finds it hard to eat and obviously has difficulty going to the lavatory.”

BBC article with photographs illustrating the mental disorder that leads people to eat metal

5. Dr Strangelove Syndrome

Officially known as Alien Hand Syndrome, this bizarre neurological illness affects thousands of people. It is caused by damage to certain parts of the brain, and causes one of a person’s hands to act independently of the other and of its owner’s wishes. For example, the misbehaving hand may do the opposite of what the normal one is doing: if a person is trying to button a shirt with one hand, the other will follow along and undo the buttons. If one hand pulls up trousers, the other will pull them down. Sometimes the hand may become aggressive – pinching, slapping, or punching the patient. In at least one case, it tried to strangle its owner. Says neurologist Rachelle Doody, ‘Often a patient will sit on the hand, but eventually it gets loose and starts doing everything again.”

Wikipedia article on this mental disorder

6. Mud Wrestlers Rash (Palastaie Limosae)

Twenty-four men and women wrestled in calf-deep mud at the University of Washington. Within 36 hours, 7 wrestlers were covered with patches of pus-filled red bumps similar to pimples, and the rest succumbed later. Bumps were on areas of the skin not covered by bathing-suits – one unlucky wrestler had wrestled in the nude. The dermatitis palastaie limosae, or “muddy wrestling rash”, may have been caused by manure-tainted mud.

The Journal of the American Medical Association article on a study and results about this disease

7. Electric People

According to British paranormalist Hilary Evans, some people are ‘upright human [electric] eels, capable of generating charges strong enough to knock out streetlights and electronic equipment.” Cases of electric people date back to 1786, the most famous of which is that of 14 year old Angelique Cottin, whose presence caused compass needles to gyrate wildly. To further investigate this phenomenon, Evans founded SLIDE, the Street Lamp Interference Data Exchange.

Wikipedia article on this unusual phenomenon

8. Mary Hart Epilepsy

The case of Dianne Neale, 49, appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the much-publicised 1991 event, Neale apparently suffered epileptic seizures at hearing the voice of Entertainment Tonight co-host Mary Hart. Neale experienced an upset stomach, a sense of pressure in her head, and confusion. Laboratory tests confirmed the abnormal electrical discharges in her brain, and Neale had a press conference to insist that she was not crazy. She said she bore no hard feelings toward Hard, who apologised on the air for the situation.

Report on the case as well as a similar case involving Pokemon. Neil suffered a temporal lobe seizure.

9. Foreign Accent Syndrome

There are about 50 recorded cases of Foreign Accent Syndrome, in which people who have suffered strokes or other injuries adopt a new accent. For example, Tiffany Roberts of Florida suffered a stroke and then began speaking with an English accent. She even adopted such Anglicisms as ‘bloody’ and ‘loo’. Ms Roberts had never been to Great Britain, and was not a fan of British television shows.

Perhaps the oddest case concerned a Norwegian woman who had fallen into a coma after being hit by shrapnel during an air raid in 1941. When she woke up, she spoke with a thick German accent. She was then ostracised by her neighbours.

Wikipedia article on Foreign Accent Syndrome

10. Uncombable Hair Syndrome

Also known as hair-felting, this condition causes hair to form a tangled mass. In a case reported in 1993, a 39 year old woman’s hair fell out and was replaced by dry, coarse, curly hair which was so tangled that it was impossible to comb. It lacked knots, kinks, or twists that would explain the tangling. The hairs themselves were strangely shaped: the cross-sections were triangular, grooved, or shaped like kidneys instead of circular.

The unusual solution to the condition is to cut off the solidified mass of hair. In one case, a woman from Indiana wanted to keep her hair, having spent 24 years growing it. After two and a half months of lubricating her hair with olive oil and separating the strands with knitting needles, her hair returned to normal.

US government medical site on this disorder and the DermAtlas photos

I’m glad those were not pandemics.

April 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm 2 comments

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