Nov 30, 2009

Mirror, Mirror, on My Feet



Okay, these Thakoon mirror mosaic ankle boots and strappy sandals are definitely cool-looking...but does anyone else see the problem inherent in putting mirrors on one's feet? Hmm? That's what I thought. Better break out the decorative (and full-coverage) underwear, ladies. Or just save your money and stick to non-reflective shoes.

Via NOTCOUTURE.

Nov 25, 2009

Muppets + Queen = Win

I know it's been all over the interwebs for the last few days, but, just in case you missed it, here it is again. Presenting the Muppets version of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. And yes, this is one of those times when it is appropriate to use the word epic.

Nov 24, 2009

Bedazzled Boobies



Should you have a spare $3,000,000 lying around this holiday season, you can snap up the Harlequin Fantasy Bra, this year's ridiculously extravagant, one-of-a-kind offering from Victoria's Secret. Not my favorite ever (yeah, why the hell can't I have opinions on astronomically expensive diamond-encrusted bras?), but I don't think I'd say no if it showed up in my stocking (obviously through some error).

Should you want closeups of the bra (or—be honest—Marisa Miller's boobs), check out the video:

Nov 20, 2009

Wearing the Light Fantastic

This dress is made of pure magic. Or technology. Hell, isn't technology magical sometimes? Anyway, the GalaxyDress is made by the London-based fashion design company CuteCircuit and it's amazing.

Nov 19, 2009

Tasty Turkey Treats

We had a harvest potluck at work today, so the subject of delicious food is naturally on my mind (and in my very full stomach). One coworker made mini turkeys out of candy, then another found some more recipes for similar desserts. I shall now share the cutest with you all. Behold:



And here is the recipe. Now go forth, create, and nom the edible cuteness.

Nov 18, 2009

Sidney, the Baby Otter

If you watch one insanely cute video today, make it this one:

Nov 17, 2009

Is That a Girl Around Your Neck...?



As I've previously mentioned, I love the comic Cat and Girl. (Largely—let's face it—for how much it makes fun of hipsters.) As a Cat and Girl fan who sometimes does feel like she's wasting her life, I am clearly the target demographic for this scarf. I just have two requests:

1. Couldn't it come in other colors?
2. Put Cat on it, too!

Thank you. That is all.

Nov 16, 2009

The Most Expensive Book I'll Want This Year



Whilst flipping through a recent Barbie Collector catalog—don't you judge me!—I saw something that I thought would make a great gift. (For myself, of course.) A big, pink Barbie 50th Anniversary boxed book. Looked like a coffee table book of glossy photos. Sounded like an excellent addition to my Barbie library...until I saw the price. $500 in the catalog, and none available for less than $250 via Amazon.

In summation, this would be an awesome book to peruse next time you're in a schmancy bookstore. Sadly, that's where "my" copy is going to stay.

Nov 13, 2009

Nothing But Too Much

Too much to do, nothing to post in the 30 seconds of free time I've stolen. Sad story, innit? Have a spiffy weekend, if at all possible.

Nov 11, 2009

Un-Supervised



Yesterday I discovered the amazing work of Berlin-based photographer Kerstin Zu Pan. They're lovely, disconcerting, quirky...hell, I could throw any number of adjectives at you. Best to just take a look yourself. Some are NSFW and involve rainbow pubic hair (see Supervision).



Via If It's Hip, It's Here.

Nov 10, 2009

A Coat of Cute



As long as I'm on the subject of cute clothing, I might as well mention the Olga coat by designer Tatyana Merenyuk. Her Etsy shop contains creations that range from adorable to a bit too twee, but she definitely shows promise. In my opinion, of course, the coat is the clear standout of the collection.

Via NOTCOUTURE.

Nov 9, 2009

The Last Summer Dress of the Year

Last week's dearth of posts was deplorable. As it seems that my life isn't going to get any less busy in the near future, I think I just need to suck it up and carve out some blogging time. I suppose I could—gasp!—start taking lunch breaks. Though it's a well-known fact that lunch breaks are for errands.

On to the real post. Based on the recent weather (it was 70 degrees out yesterday, and in the mid-60s today), you could still get a bunch of wear out of this dress. The detailing is lovely, the cut flattering, and the price not too steep. Add a pair of thickish tights and a toasty cardi, and you're set for the rest of fall and into winter. Am very tempted, personally.

Nov 6, 2009

Shoes (Red and Retail)

So I'm not the only person out there still buying shoes, even in this craptacular economy. (Only when it's a good sale, though, I swear! And only occasionally.) According to the Times, shoe sales are on the rise. I'll buy it. Not that I would have expected it, but it doesn't seem out of left field. Here's the part that does seem out of left field:

Among the more curious explanations proffered for the relative strength of shoe sales is that women—who make up the lion’s share of the American shoe market—get an emotional lift from shoe shopping in a way they do not when trying on jeans and cocktail dresses.

“Shoes democratize fashion,” said Kathryn Finney, who writes the Budget Fashionista blog. “You probably can’t buy a Zac Posen dress if you wear a size 14, but you can buy a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes.”


Of course shoe shopping is more fun than trying on jeans! Or practically any other wearable item. Yep, it largely is the size thing, plus the not having to wait in line for a damn fitting room, the fact that you can probably afford a pair of good shoes when you can't necessarily afford a dress of the same quality, and...well, any number of reasons. So why would this Times writer consider it a "curious explanation"? My guess was that the writer's a man. Nope. Stephanie Rosenbloom. She's not a man. She's just thin enough that jean shopping probably isn't an ordeal. I hate her already.

And now for the good news, related only in that it pertains to shoes: The Red Shoes has been restored and is showing at Film Forum. Go see it. That's my plan.

Nov 5, 2009

Apologies for Deliquency

I know, this week has been a total wash in terms of posts. Too busy, both at work and at home. I gotta remember to write up a bunch of entries in advance and post at my leisure. Leisure being a relative term.

So here's something to keep you briefly amused (and not a little horrified). Bear with it for a couple of minutes—you think you see the fail right off the bat, but wait! There's more fail coming.



Via FAIL Blog.

Nov 1, 2009

This Was Halloween



Sadly, this means that yet another year has passed during which I didn't manage to carve a Death Star pumpkin. Disappointed in myself I am.

If you're curious about how my Halloween went, check out my new post on Kaitland.