Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Where The Little Bumble Bee Roams...

Let's just say I have never been a big fan of bugs, in fact I run every time I see one. However, these little bugs, I was drawn to them, kind of like a moth to a candle flame. You see these little bugs don't bite, don't sting nor do they buzz around you head all day. These are more of the shimmering diamond type of bug.

Jack Barouh, the owner of Michele watches, in a collaboration with his wife have created a little bit of serenity in their Garden Party Collection. It focuses on three common bugs {the ladybug, bumble bee and the snail} to help bring this serene afternoon to life. The watches are crafted elegantly utilizing diamonds and enamel to paint the picture of a quiet afternoon in the garden while an alligator wristband holds it all together. However, this is a limited edition series and will be around for only a short time.

Hair Envy

**Image courtesy of Toni & Guy Salons

If I were to talk to some psychiatrist, she {or he} would probably tell me that I have some type of issue with commitment which is why I can't commit to a certain hair color and sticking to it. Ever since my mother allowed me to get my hair dyed in high school, I have never stopped. I have just about every shade you can think of, with the exception of red {I refuse to go there, nah-uh}. Considering it's spring and the perfect time to reinvent oneself, I'm thinking of a totally new hair color. I could choose to stay at my present shade {a combination of blonds and browns that look similar to Beyonce} or I could go for the pure brunette again. But for the most part I am thinking that I will just go black, midnight black to be precise. My only concern it that I will come out looking completely washed out and like Elvira... Hmmm... Does anyone have any suggestions? Opinions? Comments?

Chie Mihara Shoes

There's just no use ranting and raving about these shoes. They're hand-made and they're well worth it. Oh and they're stylish too. Chie Mihara shoes. They have some really neat styles so I'll show them to you.

Name of shoe: CHIWAWA

Dublie Orange and Cream, Grainy and matt upper leather, Very soft leather lining, Rounded toe sandal, Padded insole, Leather sole with anti-slippering rubber piece on bottom

Name of shoe: VILMA

Soya Multicolours, Nude, grey and black colours, Rounded toe shape, Padded insole, Leather sole with anti-slippering rubber piece on bottom, Plain upper leather, Very soft leather lining

Name of Shoe: DURA

Fancy Cream and Dublie Pistacho, Cream and pistacho colours, Soft upper leather, Very soft leather lining, Rounded toe shape sandal, Padded insole,"wooden" platform, Pistacho colour toplift, Leather sole with anti-slippering rubber piece on bottom

Name of Shoe: JAIMA

Ante Carbon, Greyish brown colour, Soft upper leather,Very soft leather lining, Rounded toe sandal, Leather insole

"The source of all abundance is not outside of you. It is part of who you are…It's a universal law. Both abundance and scarcity are inner states that manifest as your reality."--- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Power

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WTF!?!?! Of The Day: Fahreal? Heidi Outselling Posh

Here at The F*Word, we see a lot of things. Some totally unbelievable {like LC's clothing line}, some utterly wonderful {see new Louboutins}, and some that just make us scratch our head in confusion and utter disbelief {let's try Keith Richards for Louis Vuitton}. But just when we thought it was safe to breathe a sigh of relief after the whole Miley Cyrus issue, we come across reports like these, that allege Heidi's trashy line is out selling Posh's crappy line {seriously, who would buy this stuff}.

Apparently, Heidiwood has sold out at Kitson's Robertson Blvd location, while Posh's dVb line has been placed on the sale rack at Loehmann's for a mere $69, that's about 75% off of the original $250 price tag. But thankfully as of late all of dVb on sale racks at Loehmann's has finally sold out {Geeze, just think, it only took 9 months to do so}.

Butterfly Monocles - Uma Thurman for Another Magazine

Actress Uma Thurman was recently featured in an editorial spread as well as in an interviewed by Another Magazine. I love photography by Craig McDean, particularly the butterfly motif as a symbol of rebirth symbol. The way McDean featured it as an imitation monocle is quite beautiful.
The theme, and title, of the feature is “Uma, Taking Risks.” The 38-year-old actress has established herself well in Hollywood, having staring roles in movies like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vol 1 and 2 and The Producers under her belt.
"The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us..." -- Morihei Ueshiba
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Funky Little Shoes

Sometimes you feel like going off the beaten path. Like not even following any fashion trends, just downright rebellious. Then there are those times when change is good. I don't know exactly how I was feeling but you get my drift, it wasn't normal. So here we go. And yes, it does have something to do with shoes. It goes a little like this:

Too cute!
By: Joy Chen
Name of shoe: "Mollie"
This unique looking design combines caramel tan patent leather with natural linen along the straps, a linen-wrapped 3 1/2" chunky round heel, and a 1/2" linen-wrapped platform under the footbed. Tortoise colored round buckles. This shoe runs about 1/2 a size large.

By: Melissa
Name os shoe: "Yourself"
Green, Martini olive foam wedge with shiny matching straps, this shoe really rises to the occasion!

By: Bolo
Name of shoe: "Simone"
Bolo comfort, Bolo style, in spicy red patent leather! Perfect for the sizzling summer season, this wedge slip-on will surely heat things up. 3" heel, true to size.

By: Modern Vintage
Name of shoe: "Diva"
Dark blue textured fabric on the wedge heel, with blue leather and white stitching over the toe.

By: Accessoire
Name of shoe: "Domino"
Russell Crowe could have have totally been the king of Rome if he had been wearing these electric blue rock 'n' roll Gladiator sandals. 3" wedge heel, and a 3/4" platform at the toe. True to size.

By: Modern Vintage
Name of shoe: "Tony"
Sassy black patent leather wedge sandal with a blocky 4" architectural heel. Leather footbed wraps around and underneath, true to size.
All shoes available at: Clementines
"Your ideas, visions and dreams, whatever they may be, are the prophecies of what you shall one day become and achieve. You can predict your outer life tomorrow by looking at your inner self today. You can change your tomorrow by changing your inner self today."---Anonymous

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Help the Honey Bees - Haagen Dazs Promotes New Cause

Luxe ice cream manufacturer Haagen Dazs has developed an elaborate public awareness campaign to the help save the honey bees. Alarmingly “more than 25% of the Western honey bee population has disappeared over the last several winters.”
The ad is an operatic video by the Goodby Silverstein & Partners agency. It is poignant and heartbreaking. Then there is the interactive “Help the Honey Bees” web site. This ‘sweet’ site is extremely informative and well presented.
You can even make your own custom animated honey bee to send the “save the honey bee” message to all you friends. To help spread awareness the company has also produced a new ice cream flavour ‘Vanilla Honey Bee’ as a “tribute to these essential creatures.”
"To be ambitious for wealth and yet expecting to be poor; to be always doubting your ability to get what you long for, is like trying to reach east by traveling west. There is no philosophy which will help man to succeed when he is always doubting his ability to do so, and thus attracting failure." --Charles Bandouin
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Glowing Heels - LED Alina Shoes

While the top of these shoes have ordinary black sandal straps, the LED Alina Shoes have a clear Cinderella heel that glows in brilliant colours.
They come in different heel shapes, from wedges to stilettos, and each pair is capable of glowing in red, green or blue as each shoe has three LEDs. Best of all, they start as low as $30!

"Vision is not enough unless combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps unless we also step up the stairs." ---Vance Havner
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Gossip Girl: Desperately Seeking Serena

**Photo courtesy of Jenny's new toy

Here's the dish: We open to five high school juniors grappling with a sh*t load of stress and depression upon their impending SAT examination. Blair using her maid, Dan's dad has went from art museum owner to ancient roman sundial. After this chaotic mess we rejoin Chuck and Serena at Constance Billard {their high school}. Chuck has researched the whereabouts the ubiquitous Georgina{played by Michelle Trachtenberg, we haven't seen here in 20 years}, a former friend of Serena, whose supposed to be in Switzerland hold-up with a prince. Also taking place within the halls of Constance Billard, Blair invites the girls to SAT prep minus Jenny because she's too young {OUCH! I bet that hurt little J}. We later rejoin Serena on her way about the campus, when SURPRISE!Georgina shows up in the courtyard.

After being ousted from the group for the week, Jenny speaking with another minion decides that she needs a king to put her back on top of the carbon food chain that is their existence and its upon her mulling this thought over she runs into a handsome teenager walking dogs. But, Jenny quickly dismisses him as a loyal servant as he introduces himself as Asher and tells her to give him a call.
{Now, can someone remind me when Jenny became too good to date a dog walker, oh yea, when she stole the couture Valentino dress} Then we quickly shoot out to Brooklyn where Vanessa is helping Dan study for the SAT. Nate just so happens to walk in and offers up some of his study material to Dan and Vanessa obligingly scourges him.

Meanwhile Serena promised Dan that she would meet him in Brooklyn

for a play study date. However she's actually at the bar with Georgina knocking
down cosmo's when things turn sour because Georgie {as she is affectionately called} asks her to take something right before they dance with two barflys.
Serena gets unnerved by this, I guess remembering party's past, and goes off in
the back to call her beloved soon to be step-bro Chuck for help {do I smell an ugly alliance brewing}. Chuck agrees to help and calls Dan to inform him that Serena will not be able to make their study date due to food poisoning {I've had that before and it sucks, not something to play with}. But Dan can smell Chuck's devils brew from a mile away.

The next day back at Constance Prep, Dan immediately confronts Chuck and
tells him to leave Serena alone. Just as things look tense Serena shows and busted... In a little white lie that is quickly retracted when Chuck and Serena can't get a migraine and food poisoning right. Always the good girl with the mean streak, Blair and
the three drawers go full steam with their plan to find something to use to
knock uber student Nelly Yuki off her pedestal. Breeze past to lunch hours and we Jenny sees her dog walker again, this time handing his dogs off to the actual walker. And Jenny decides that Asher Hornsby, who attend Utica, is precisely the prince she needs to squash Blair under her foot. Back in Brooklyn we see Vanessa and Nate
having a cup of coffee after he's returned visiting with his dad at the rehab center. Vanessa tells Nate that she was moved by his essay about "being trapped in between two parents." And then just as we get settled into the idea that Nate might like Vanessa, Georgie gives Serena a real life multiple choice question.

We cut to Jenny and Dan in Brooklyn at the Casa de Humphrey. Dan studying while worrying about Serena. Then their dad walks in and surprises
Jenny with a new sewing machine but tells her that she is still grounded and can't
spend time with the tall mysterio Asher tomorrow for lunch. It's here that we are wondering where in the world is Serena... Then we catch Blair and the
three drawves again with Nelly Yuki having a girls night in with smoothies and
masseuses. B somehow has befriended Nelly and ironically her ex comes by and want to
talk with her {suprimo timing B}. Finally we see Georgie and Serena out for dinner and talking. Georgie seemingly interested in Dan and Serena's new life asks to hear all about it. Then we splice over to Nate and Vanessa walking through Brooklyn talking. When Nate and Vanessa arrive at the boutique where she goes to get her notebook, Nate decides to go for it and kiss her {things just got tougher for B}. We then go back to Serena stepping away from the table to call Dan when Georgie slips a clear substance in Serena's diet coke.

The morning of the SAT, Serena wakes up in Georgie's apartment not
having a clue about the previous nights actions. Serena is of course suspicious that something is a miff, but yet she continues to head for the door so she can make it to SAT. But on her way out she calls Chuck to ask him to hold the door for her. At the SAT site, Blair runs into Nelly looking like she hasn't slept in days. And she informs Blair that her and Tom, the bf, fought all night about the same thing and they still haven't reunited. She drops her calculator and then Blair reveals upon Nelly leaving that she took the batteries out of her calculator. Therefore sabotaging her shot at good SAT scores. Next We Dan and Blair, both in line for seating are wondering where is Serena and Dan stumbling upon a redhead saying that she was Serena. Somehow in the midst of all of this drama, we cut to Nate outside of Vanessa's job at the coffeehouse in Brooklyn. He tells her that he wants to take her somewhere. After she mulls about it for a second she decides to get in and he takes her to where the SAT is at. He tells her that he is sure that her parents aren't going to get mad about her following here own path and convinces her to go inside with the other students and take the SAT.

While everyone is at the SAT, Jenny and talking and he's still being a hardass about Jenny seeing Asher. Then we scoot back over to the SAT's where Dan and Blair catch Nate and Vanessa talking right after the SAT. Later on, Dan shows up at Chucks
apartment to talk to Serena. Desperately trying to reach his girlfriend. Dan
then tells Serena that he knows that she paid some redhead to take the SAT for
her. Serena looks at Chuck and tells him that he took it too far. Serena
promises him that she will call him later and tell him all about it. {you know things are bad when even Chuck gets suspicious}Chuck asks Serena what did she do that was so bad that she can't even tell him. Serena leaves Chuck's place and shows up at Georgie's place telling her to stay out of her life. In between that Georgie starts muttering something about last year and how Serena "was there just like her when he walked in on..." And then they both agree to stay out of each other lives. Then we see Dan sitting on the bench in the park looking a out at the water. When all of a
sudden a ball comes in his direction along with a beautiful golden retriever and Georgie following the dog and introducing herself to Dan under the name Sara. Meanwhile in Brooklyn, Ahser shows up at her door with a bag if hot dogs. He said well since she couldn't come to them that he would bring them to her. While Rufus is
sitting in the door looking at all of this Ahser says that he wishes more of
his friends parents would punish them when they are out of line. And then Rufus tells him to come on in....

WTF!?!?! Of The ENTIRE Week

For starters, has anyone noticed for the past few months the people over at Condé Nast are really starting to get under people's skin? I mean first it was LeBron and Gisele and Gweneth in Vogue. Now for June, we have Miley Cyrus and Vanity Fair. I personally feel that all of the hullabaloo is totally unwarranted and unnecessary.


I would like to say to you that as an artist of a younger generation you have a moral standard to uphold. In addition to this, there is nothing artistically wrong with your pictures. Your father was there with you at the shoot and you were perfectly fine and comfortable then. Now, a few of your fans get upset and you start to think, "well this might hurt my reputation, which in turn hurts my profits" So you decide to apologize for doing nothing wrong. You took back a statement that you originally meant to put out there about there being a serenity and innocence that is present in you that has been lost with the recent events of fellow celebutaunts. I think it takes great cowardice to respond to such backlash from a few photos as distancing yourself from them. Again, for the record, you did nothing wrong. You are fifteen. You are developing into a woman before the eyes of millions. You wore a drape over yourself to protect the innocence that still exists within you. I can't tell you much about the world, but I can tell you one thing for sure, by not standing behind something that you originally found artistic, you have probably ruined you shot at ever being on the cover of Vanity Fair or any other Condé Nast publication for quite sometime. But I still think you are a wonderful role model for little boys and girls everywhere and honestly, you're probably the one raising majority of the kids anyway.

Now back to the issue. I think that people should let this young woman be free to be herself. I highly doubt your twelve year old is looking at a Vanity Fair magazine understanding the social consciousness and awareness about global warming and politics, let alone seeing her on the cover. Seriously people let's all be a little bit more realistic, by the time your child is 4 years old, they've heard about sex, caught someone having sex or someone in the school yard has said to them "i'll show you mine, if you show me yours." This is a major WTF!?!?

**Image courtesy of Condé Nast Publications
***The above letter is a reflection of the authors position and does not neccessairly represent those of the entire F*Word staff.

Monday, April 28, 2008


Thinkin' about takin' a vacation? I'm waaayyy overdue for one. Why do they call them vacations anyway? Why not call the ESCAPES. Seriously I NEED, not just want, an escape. No Blackberry, nobody I know, ABSOLUTELY NO RESPONSIBILITY, no thinkin' about anything for a good 2 weeks (or more). Seriously, on some near deserted island, and I don't even want the fish to swim to loud! So I am picking out luggage because I'm going to make my escape real soon.

Whaaattt??? I didn't even know that Samosonite had stepped their game up this far. But then again I really wasn't keeping score. Samsonite made me pay attention with this "Fashionaire Collection," from the Samsonite Black Label. There's the shopping bag, the suitcase and the overnight case.
After the success of 2006's Signat Attaché re-edition, creative director Quentin Mackay set his sights on the definitive range of luggage from the 1960s; Fashionaire. Defined at the time as 'individual fashion', Fashionaire was one of the hottest travel collections of that decade, meaning that for the first time, luggage could also be fashionable, as well as functional.
Today, the re-interpretation of this 60s collection is a celebration of the flower-power generation made fresh for the 21st Century in a range of vintage styles and thoroughly modern shapes for the fashionable world traveler. The 2007 introduction is a limited edition release available in the original iconic black-on-white floral print, as well as a contemporary update in white-on-black. All the bags have the orange interior to them. It really makes them pop!
Their Wheeled Upright is functional yet fashionable. With only 600 wheeled uprights made, this piece is sure to become a collector's item. This modern interpretation of the 1960s collection bears the modern conveniences of wheels, push button locking handle and a TSA combination lock. Bold, tone-on-tone orange lining adds even more pop to this piece. And it's still available at Samsonite Black Label.
American Tourister has some pieces worth investigating. You know I'm still in Love with anything Louis Vuitton when it comes to luggage. His luggage is first class!

"What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step." --Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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Gypsies, Tramps & Theives

I swear I hear that song in my head every single time I hear, or see, or smell, or relayed a message about something pertaining to Heidi from "The Hills." But here's the difference, you toss Spencer into that equation and... Well let's just say that there is no language on the face of this earth that has cultivated the words I need to describe him. So imagine my shock when I opened my AOL only to see his very cheesy face glaring back at me from a Getty Images photo. Apparently, people loathe Spencer so much until the point where he made the Top Ten list of AOL's most searched reality celebs. {OMFG, WHY!?!?!} People let's not search for him because if we do, that only makes him think that we want him around more. And if he's around more, he'll continue taxiing Heidi around from shop to shop playing her song in his car, just so people will hear that she sings just as well {meaning HORRIBLY bad} as she designs clothing. Ok, well maybe I am being too harsh on them. I mean people love them enough to watch them in a Newlyweds-esque show upon the demise of "The Hills," right?

**We're asking our readers to sound off... Do you love or loathe Spencer, Heidi or both?

Gone To The Dogs

I must admit I have turned into a proud parent these days. Considering that Hollywood celebs {and everyone else I know} have recently brought new meaning to the words "Baby Boom" I figured I should actually start showing some pride of my own. Sadly, I am not talking about the joy of carrying a child, rather that of getting a puppy. {I can hear the spinster comments coming} It took me months to figure out the type of dog I wanted to follow up my beloved toy poodle Tasha with and I finally settled on a Doberman. Now, the mother is pregnant and I can't wait for her to give birth to my baby. {ok, her baby but it will be mine soon} I've even gone to the lengths of trying to plan a puppy shower. {one that my friends have expressed they would not condone my insanity} I guess it's true then, my life really has gone to the dogs.

Shop Your Favorite Magazine Spread

Remember those shoes that you saw in Harper's Bazaar two months ago that would have been great for that number you wore to dinner, but you searched endlessly for them to no avail? How about the time you read that spread in Vogue that saw the perfect dress to wear to your friends wedding? Well a few of my favorite online boutiques are making it a little easier to shop your favorite magazine spreads. {and big sigh of relief.... NOW} With the world housing more fashion designers than you can remember and just as many accessory designers, it can be hard to navigate your favorite articles in Vogue & NYLON in the "Where To Buy" sections just to find out that the item is sold out or was never there in the first place. Well if you have Internet access {and a working computer} that dress and those shoes just might be one mouse click away. Besides, let's face it, not all of us can sit front row at fashion week and then go back stage to chit chat with Donetella, then she send us our very own version of the runway dress a week later. {Now, if I could only get the stylists at Gossip Girl to do the same thing with their wardrobe}

Browns Fashion
{They've managed to put together these colorful spreads that look like they were ripped right from the pages of Harper's Bazaar}

{Net-A-Porter has always been one step ahead of the game. They decided to actually produce a weekly magazine called Notes, seen above, to showcase all of the looks they have from the runway and regular RTW collections in addition to doling out latest trends and tips}

Bright Duffel Bags and Satchels Hot This Spring - Fergie Promotes Kipling Bags

Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie has joined Belgian brand Kipling for a second time to promote a new Spring collection of totes, duffel bags and satchels that “express Fergie’s subversive style” says
The bags are made of bright patent leather with multicolor kaleidoscopic neon prints. It is quite an ensemble. I like the wine and black patent leather bag and accompanying tote. Available at:

"The reality of life is that your perceptions - right or wrong - influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place." --Roger Birkman

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Mother's Day iPod

Apple is offering customized iPods for Mother’s day! In an era of personalization and more ad-hoc products, Apple started to leverage on an asset that would seem pretty common but that very frew brands are allowed to do: offer product customization.
Some other brands (e.g. Nike, Smirnoff, Absolut, etc.) have been doing this in some of their campaigns, howeve,r none of those brands have a product that is on a day-to-day basis like an iPod. Now Mom can have her own version with a personalized tribute to her on it.

"The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order." ---Henry Miller
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GG Central

As we mentioned last week that the CW has decided to stop online streaming of GG in order to give a mass exodus from laptop to Flatscreen TV in order to boost the networks ever-tanking ratings and we are one of the only places giving you a in detail recap of each show until the season finale. So stay tuned to our blog for the latest recap information from Gossip Girl on Tuesday Morning.

{Yes, I did just do a shameless plug}

Dress Of The Day

Our dress of the day comes from none other than 3.1 Phillip Lim's Spring collection. This is a perfect mint green Grecian styled dress. Although I have never been a big fan of mint green Lim pulls it off in this creation. I would wear this dress to about ten events before I would let it go. It's so pretty.

Five bucks says that someone will wear this one out on the red carpet to a premiere. Only question is who will it be? {My money is on J. Lo, she loves this style}

Friday, April 25, 2008


Look what I found! A couple of cute things. We'll, okay, more than a couple but I have to show you a few today and a few some other time.

Fendi has created the ultimate way to let your inner artist out: The Artist Baguette allows you to paint your purse in any way you fancy.
It comes with the markers to have it your way!
Available at Fendi, Neiman Marcus and other fine retailers.I told you, you can be creative, now here we see a designer asking you to be creative with their product! Let's just wait and see how many other designers will follow suit.

Valentino caught my eye with this "Fluer Metallic Rose Bag." Which I was actually going to show to you on Monday but for some reason or another it kept getting swept aside. But no more! It's available at Valentino, Neiman Marcus, and other fine stores.

"Crystal S Shaped Sandal"
All I can say is Wow! They are available at Christian Louboutin, Bergdorf Goodman, and other fine retailers.

"Don't count things you do, do the things that count."-Author Unknown
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My Challenge To You

I challenge you to flip the switch in your mind. What was the lowest point in your life? The thing that happened that made you terribly sad. The set of circumstances that hurt you the most. The thing that you thought that you'd never get over. Just think, now that you're reading this, YOU KNOW that you are meant to be equally as happy. Yep, you are meant to be happy TO THE SAME EXTREME AND DEGREE that someone or something made you sad, angry, upset, etc. CHOOSE to be happy. Embrace the situation whatever it is. Go ahead and accept it, and see the situation for whatever it is. I'm not saying don't be sad angry or upset about whatever. Being human dictates that you are going to feel these things. But you know what makes it all good is the fact that you have a CHOICE. Anything beyond your initial moment of realizing that this thing happened to you is totally up to you. And anyway you feel about the situation is totally up to you. CHOOSE to learn the lesson, feel the sadness or pain and move on. Then CHOOSE to be GRATEFUL FOR THAT EXPERIENCE. You can pull the good out of any situation, the worst of situations, I know you can and I know you will. Just flip the switch in your mind and things will get a whole lot better. I had a stroke at a time when everything seemed to be finally going my way. I was conscious all the time while I was having the stroke and I remember everything that was going on around me. I also remembered my daughter and it was my thoughts of her that helped me to hold on. A cousin of mine who shall remain nameless, came to visit me and she immediately wanted to take my daughter out of state to live with her. (She was a very negative person and she had a strong motive) I remember telling her that "I HAD THE STROKE, THE STROKE DIDN'T HAVE ME." I didn''t realize it at that time but I had "Flipped The Proverbial Switch." My prognosis wasn't good, the doctors said I'd never be able to walk, talk, or anything else and my sheer ability to see the situation for what it was helped me to survive. By the time I left the rehab facility I was walking, not good but never the less I was walking and talking. They gave me a wheel chair and I told them once they got me home with it to take the wheelchair back because I wouldn't be needing it anymore. I crawled up my stairs until I could walk and I refuse to use a cane because to me those were things designed to make me lean on them. I wanted to lean on my own weight. Today I'm walking, talking, typing, researching, working from home and learning new things everyday and I'm grateful for it. That's only part of the miracle. Another part is that I was able to finish sending my daughter to a private Catholic School and while it meant some sacrificing on my behalf it was doable and it was done. When life hands you lemons, give it back lemonade that you made SWEET. Why?, because you you've got the sugar and YOU CAN DO THAT! Don't let ANYTHING OR ANYONE HOLD YOU BACK FROM EXPERIENCING ALL THE GOOD THAT LIFE HAS FOR YOU. FLIP THE SWITCH!

Absence of consciousness is ego. Whenever the ego is absent, God is present." ---Osho

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Sandals from Old Jeans

Next time your jeans look like they’ve had too much wear and tear to keep in your wardrobe, hold on to them. Thanks to, you can now have your favourite denim pieces remade into chic sandals. A great idea sure to delight tree huggers the world over!
Recycling jeans into footwear is “A great way of personalising your recycling whilst helping to preserve the Earth’s atmosphere,” says
I really believe this is a wonderfully useful idea. And it doesn’t sound ridiculously expensive. Softwalker’s speciality has become ultra-comfortable soft, springy shoes which are approved by podiatrists." We have developed several innovative new products including the Kalahari comfort sandal for women who want to improve their general posture and foot health. The sandals have a unique foot support which mimics walking barefoot on soft ground. Denim Kalahari sandals are what you get from your recycled jeans, but if you don’t have a pair to recycle don’t worry we have other sources of recycled denim so you can just order an “off the rack” pair.
"Perseverance is a great element of success; if you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody."---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Bamboo Sunglasses

Why should nature lovers shy away from the fashion scene? To be green chic, here’s exactly the accessory you’ll need, especially when hanging out in the sun during that protest rally.
These iWood sunglasses from The Green Loop are hand-made from sustainable harvested bamboo. However, the $350 price tag might just make you think twice about whether its better to get those cheaper plastic ones and donate the rest to a green charity."Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything."---Napoleon Hill

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Typography Rugs - John Pour Home

Your front entrance helps largely to shape the first impression people get of your home, and your rug plays a role in what you reflect. To show you’re not just an average Joe, let your personality come out with one of these John Pour Home rugs. Instead of having a message printed on them, their shape is the message!
John Pour Home rugs come in shapes like a skull, dragon or flowers, or in words such as, “Make Yourself at Home,” “MiCasa SuCasa” and “Das Rug.”
The hip rugs are the creation of graphic designer/artist John Agelii whose background is in fashion advertising.
“Right now what I want to show you is how I plan to challenge the way we think of rugs,” Agelii says.
“These rugs are made of felt and communicate more directly to visitors and guests than ordinary rugs do. The use of typography and symbols let you create a dialog on the floor of your house. I see them as accessories or little gems to spice up the house.”
“Inspiration to the name John Pour Home is taken from the perfume world and I´ve simply removed an ‘m’ in Pour Homme.”
“Design and art need a twist. John Pour Home is my contribution.”

"To understand the magical nature of the mind is to acquire awesome power." ~Deepak Chopra

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Edible Dishes - Biodegradable Picnic Ware

Thinking Green?

The perfect cutlery for nature lovers, this four-piece set is made from 100% biodegradable cassava. The set comprises cassava plates, bowls and cups plus wooden spoons, forks and knives. The crockery is re-usable if washed with care, but will disintegrate within a week if left standing in water, or decompose in a few months if left on a compost pile. And if you are really keen on disposing it, the Picnic ware is edible too as it is made of cassava.
You can find them at: Your Guide To Green (under Large Eco-Picnic Bundle)

"You have the power to create. Your power is so strong that whatever you believe comes true." ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
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Retro Magazine Clutches

The return of retro continues to be strong in the fashion industry, and it’s exciting to see old styles make themselves available for purchase again. One of the most delicious comebacks is that of the 1970s Magazine Clutch!
They’re plastic-coated and made to look like folded magazines. There’s a good chance you’d actually be able to fool some people into thinking you were carrying a copy of Vogue, and not your precious wallet, keys and iPhone. The clasp at the top of the bag, along with the sealed sides, keep your content safe and secure, while letting you display your sartorial savvy.
A chic vintage fashion cover is the best way to flaunt your impeccable flare for knowing how to revive a good thing!
A bunch of designers have recreated these bags, including Patricia Field, an American Academy Award-nominated fashion designer and the costume director of Sex and the City, among other Hollywood projects.
Retro Magazine
"To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life." ~ Chogyam Trungpa

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Branded TV Shows-Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy TV is the new online television station launched by Tommy Hilfiger and Sony BMG.
When I read first the news, I thought “Well, well, well, how much of a brand worshipper do you have to be in order to watch TV created by your favourite brand?” But after that, I realized that it could be a great idea.
So why Tommy TV? Because the web TV station is an extension to Hilfiger Sessions which features high profile artists playing in selected venues around the world.
Tommy TV features live recordings from the Hilfiger Sessions as well as interviews and backstage materials with the featured stars. As CEO of Tommy Hilfiger Fred Gehring says, music and fashion go hand in hand.
When you check out the new website, you will see that the artist selection is quite impressive. Fans will have a wide choice which will reinforce the brand appeal to younger buyers as well as adults.
They’re serious about this music business as the line up contains DJ Krush, Faithless, Good Charlotte, Incubus, INXS but also Michael Jackson or Luther Vandross!

"There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them. "--- Phyllis Battome

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Biome-An Eco-Friendly Company

An excellent company is Biome. This company has all kinds of information on their website concerning the environment and our relationship to it. They have all sorts of neat little products too. Like 100% Cotton Sheets, Hemp Products, Bees Wax Candles, Natural Hair Care Products, Natural Skin Care, Natural Makeup, Bokashi and Compost, they even have the little Antique Kimono Zaishu (Stool) it features rare patterns from 16th century Edo period Japan.(pictured here) They have a section designed to educate you on everything Bio-Friendly. So when you get an opportunity go by their website and maybe even shop a little!

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it" ~Alan Kay
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It Doens't Have To Look Organic?

**Zooey and Love & Eight "Think Green Be Cool" Hoodie made of Bamboo and Cotton

It's one thing to change all of the light bulbs in the house to those really cute swirly ones that save a tons of energy {by changing one you can save $61 and 812lbs of CO2 emissions annually}, but when you start asking fashionistas and fashionisto's alike to start giving up their Marc Jacobs and Louboutins you're crossing into totally new territory. Sort of like asking the jock in the locker room to quit being a jock type territory. Which got me to thinking, all of the organic and eco-friendly clothing that I have seen in the past years makes me want to change everything in my house and refrigerator to eco-friendly just so I can keep my compulsive shopping habit at Neimans with their plethora of leather pumps, in-organically dyed dresses and pure baby-soft cotton. So I took upon the task of finding clothing that is not only stylish but sustainable and wearable. Because as we have seen, just because it's organic and sustainable doesn't necessarily means its wearable.