Thursday, 12 November 2009

byo top day

"i had literally starved myself for four months - not a morsel of food - to get into that pair of size 10 calvin klein jeans."
- opera winfrey

it was "byo top day" at ck jeans as creative director, kevin carrigan, decided to focus on the denim and nix anything else so as to remove any hint of distraction at the ss10 presentation. how long can one hold their arms up for though?


luella ceases trading

"i refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. tuna fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock."
- barbara grizzuti

luella bartley on her label's cease in trading due to club 21's decision not to invest further: "this is a very disappointing situation for everyone involved with the brand…. i very much appreciate the support that vsq [club 21's subsidiary] has given me, but it is upsetting not to be able to protect jobs in this difficult economic climate. we have a number of options open to us, and are considering these over the coming months."

the armadillos make an appearance

artistic direction?

"i am happy being able to play roles with people my age because once you do something really mature there is no turning back."
- lindsay lohan

emanuel ungaro on lindsay lohan's first catwalk collection with his namesake brand which was unveiled in paris in october and subsequently panned by the international fashion press: "lindsay lohan's collaboration was a disaster. i am furious but i can't do anything about it. that happens to a lot of designers. we were the creators and patrons, responsible for the creation and destiny of our houses. but when we gave up our houses, we gave up our souls."

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

the skirts have it

"these beads are just a little too plastic. we don't do anything that is at least glass."
- scott tepper

balmain fw09

get your forever21 jezebel beaded skirt for usd27.80 now!!

believe in your product

"i know that you believe you understand what you think i said, but i'm not sure you realise that what you heard is not what i meant."
- robert mccloskey

vitamin guys drinking vitamin water. believe in yourself, believe in your product. way to go, guys.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

non va bene

"what is the definition of a good wine? it should start and end with a smile."
- william sokolin

two girlfriends and i went for dinner at va bene in lan kwai fong on friday night. the food wasn't great - linguine alla vongole a little soft and braised lamb shank a little dry - but it wasn't terrible so we thought "whatever." as the cheese platter was served and we were finishing the last sips of our barolo cannubi 2003 (@hkd1,075), one of us discovered a mystery string of something-something in our glass. though the maître d’ refused to comment on the issue after we questioned him, he did send the BARTENDER over to placate us with: "even though i have never before seen this in my career, it must be residue." and whilst my girlfriends and i are by no means sommeliers, the three of us do have our WSET level one certificates and found this not only unacceptable from a bottle of barolo, but irresponsible on the part of the manager who sent a subordinate in his place. needless to say, the evening did not end in smiles.

lovely lashes!!

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