Archive for August, 2008

I’ve always known on top of all the fabulous shoes that Kenneth Cole is known for, his involvement in social issues have always made the statement. But I never really paid any attention to their outreach. I was shopping in Kenneth Cole the other day on 5th Avenue and came across their business card that said, “Publicly expose yourself. www.awearnessblog.com.” Check it out! It has some great articles about what is going on around us.

We all walk in different shoes campaign courtesy www.fashionforbreakfast.com

We all walk in different shoes campaign courtesy http://www.fashionforbreakfast.com

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A discussion about music with my friends led to the fact that many of the best bands come from the most prestigious schools. Take the band Weezer from Harvard and Vampire Weekend from Columbia. This led to the quirky and facetious Maxwell Drummey and D.A. Wallach who make up Chester French who have been mingling with the likes of Kanye West and Pharrell Williams.

Chester French

Chester French courtesy http://kothelegend.wordpress.com

In an article in Fashion Rocks Magazine, Jacob Brown writes, “Wallach and Drummey shy away from their Ivy Laeague pedigree, avoiding intellectual or elitist conversation and, of course, any mention of Cape Cod. The guys aim for simple melodies and lyrics that express simple ideas – namley, girls and good times.”

“The Jimmy Choo’s”

Sign me up for a guy who has intellect without being narcissistic, has the confidence to wear Thom Browne, and can kill the guitar.

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A friend around?

I’m not alone, I wish I was
‘Cause then I’d know I was down because
I couldn’t find a friend around
To love me like they do right now
They do right now

Something’s missing
And I don’t know how to fix it
Something’s missing
And I don’t know what it is
No I don’t know what it is
At all

John Mayer

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On Thursday night my friend Sun and I went to watch the new Woody Allen film entitled, Vicky Cristina Barcelona starring Penelope Cruz, his muse Scarlett Johansson, and Javier Bardem. Allen, in his creative portrayal of scenery always captures the romantic views of each city he films in. In this case Barcelona, filled with the strange and colorful architecture of Gaudi. Providing visual stimulation and the sounds of the classical Spanish guitar of Paco de Lucia. Oh how I wanted to fly to Spain and walk the steps of Southern Catalonia. Here is the trailer for the movie that I highly recommend. Enjoy!

Also in the NYTimes’ T Magazine there is a screentest by Lynn Hirschberg interviewing Penelope Cruz and her passion for cinema.

Here is Paco de Lucia’s Entre dos aguas. Amazing…

Chao mis amores I’m off for some coffee and to meet up with an old friend.

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A blog of ideas.

I’ve always been the kind of person to be interested in a little bit of this and a little bit of that. This might explain why I am not exactly very good at one particular thing, as I like to dabble into everything. I love anything from architecture to technology and reading anything from Dostoevsky to Perez. So it wasn’t surprising that a blog about random ideas caught my eye. This one post about, “The Anthropology of Makeup” is interesting and I found myself curiously lured to the makeup counter at Sephora and purchasing a tube of Bad Lash by Benefit

The Anthropology of Makeup

Science | The anthropologist behind “Love Signals” says mascara on women attracts men because men have darker, more uniform complexions. So, “a pronounced contrast between the eye area and the skin is a symbol of femininity.” [Psychology Today]

““Ideas” is a daily blog by Tom Kuntz and other editors of the Week in Review featuring brief posts on interesting articles and other stuff we’ve come across lately on the Web, in print and elsewhere. We’re generalists, so think of this as a grazing buffet for omnivores. Equally important, “Ideas” is a conversation, so please post your comments and e-mail us your suggestions.”

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Some cool blogs I found while reading the NYTimes this morning. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

T Teens | Too Cool for School

Fashion Robot blogger Stephanie, 16, is featured in the new issue of T Magazine.

Meet our best friends forever: Stephanie, Tavi and Arabelle. These young fashion bloggers, all under 16, are featured in the new fall issue of T Magazine. The writer, Elizabeth Spiridakis, tips her hat to these prodigies for their amazing, age-defying style and their ability to interpret high-fashion looks with nothing but their parents’ closet and the local H&M. (Though some of our own preteen style choices might not have been fashion-magazine-worthy — hello, flower-print leggings? — these girls look right at home in the pages of T.) Check out their blogs, Fashion Robot, Style Rookie and Fashion Pirates, to read their reactions to appearing in T. We’re guessing that having 1.5 million shoutouts for your personal style is a pretty good way to start the school year.

Updated: Oops, we almost forgot about our other new best friend, Camille of Childhood Flames!

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One of my favorite colors to dress up in is black, if you even consider that to be a color. It’s so classic and easy that I can never resist purchasing another lbd. To update my fall wardrobe I’ve been looking into jewel toned accessories and key pieces to give me a little pop.

Jewel toned ballerina flats in Soho with my friend Alpesh

Jewel toned ballarina flats in Soho with my friend Alpesh

These red satin ballerina flats are from Old Navy for $20 and come in all different fun colors like purple, red, and silver.

Old Navy ballerina flats for $20.

Old Navy ballerina flats for $20.

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