Nov 26, 2011

have a merry net-a-porter-y xmas

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my xmas present is somewhere on this collage...loosely speaking. WHOOOOooooooo
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but right now the main priority? Passing the Bar. -_-

Nov 24, 2011

Christopher Kane x J Brand: NEON


Denim-philes be warned!!! The latest designer collaboration to hit the shelves in time for Xmas? Christopher Kane x J brand. these neon wash pieces are part of the 2012 resort collection. Very nu-rave chic...though i will admit you wont be seeing me in any of these pieces!

Mind you, they don't come cheap. The Martini flare denim jean is about US$300; $285 to be exact. And while I'm all for investing in superior quality denim, these neon brites are unlikely to be a wardrobe staple the way your black or grey skinnies will be. Still, nice to look at!

Available at barneys.com and net-a-porter.

Nov 18, 2011

ricky martin & nicki minaj for MAC viva glam

MAC's done it again.
Having always somehow favoured gay-friendly celebs for their VIVA GLAM campaign, its no surprise that the Puerto Rican outed father-of-2 Ricky Martin and current catwalk-music chart-rap empress Nicki Minaj have been chosen to front this year's campaign. Shot by none other than the legendary David La Chapelle, the ad is consistent with the loud, pink-saturated camp previous campaigns have established. The giant pink lippie is just the icing on the cake. As is that cute detail of the bony hand "lifting" Nicki's skirt hem at the slit.

My favourite part about VIVA GLAM is that 100% of the proceeds go to charity. NOT a percentage, NOT 100% of the profits, but 100% of the SALES. everything goes towards a good cause, benefitting the VIVA GLAM campaign that has raised $224 million for HIV/AIDS related causes since its 1994 launch. AMAZING!!!

Viva Glam Nicki and Viva Glam Ricky (just realized they rhyme...) will go on sale next February. Get ready to paint your lips for a good cause. And remember to have safe sex to begin with.

xx

Nov 10, 2011

Erosion

I sit in the harbour that is my heart,

Waters shifting, heaving, unstill.

I watch the waves come in to shore

My eyes mere pools threatening to spill—

q

Over:

Is what I thought, hoped, willed;

The cavernous hole you left remains.

Wash over me, I plead, let love be lost

But the tepid ocean feels no pain.

q

I brim, as does the sea out there,

Yet your stony self is resolute.

Me, the now-arch, swept over by

Sea-motion, emotion, absolute.

q

As moons are birthed and then die

So do the waters slowly erode—

Cave, arch, then eventually still

The stack,

then stump;

q

The same ocean drinking, sweeping,

Holding, keeping,

Endlessly:

All of me, my constitution, as

Worn-down pebbles of pity, regret;

q

Swishing and washing, over and

Over, and over. Take me,

Whole: cave, arch, stack, stump,

And until we move as one

q

I sit in the harbour that is my heart.

q

(I hope you find what you’re looking for/So your heart is warm/Forevermore.)

f

this is for you, and you, both people whom ive lost in some sense of the word. i miss you both.