Thursday, May 15, 2008

Spring Bags In Color

When we talk about Spring we think of vibrant colors. Exciting colors. With the flowers blooming and everything pointing towards that favorite time of the year, Summer. I say bring it on...As much color as I can stand! I say Bravo!, to the Italians, Bravo!, because no one can make a Bag like you!

The genius of Laura Biagiotti shines through in this Purple Flowered Bag with her designers initials.

Cesare Paciotti
This IS a nice bag! Show stoppin red. With it's tassel to the is side and it drawstring closure, this bag is HOT!

Gianfranco Ferre
This is as stylish as it is investment piece. I notice this style of bag is becoming more and more popular. With the tassel off to one side in snakeskin this bag says Yes to spring!

'The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."---Frank Loyd Wright

Lovin Life, Truth Is

How About A Snake With That Sake?

**Image courtesy of Thailand Unique

I have always been a person to mildly flirt with danger. Thats probably because I don't have to courage to go meters about the earth to bungee jump or sky dive. Majority of bugs give me the creeps and let's not even talk about how I react to the mere mention of the word spider {I'm literally shivering now}. But due to my keen sense of animals and reptilian, I seem to love to flirt with snakes, especially the really poisonous ones that can kill a person in a matter of minutes, like long before you get a chance to find the antivenin. Which brings me to my point, while reading the latest issue of Maxim, I happen to come across an article discussing the five most deadliest creatures in North America. At the end of this article, it went in to detail about a cocktail that includes rice wine {or whiskey}, venom... ohh and a previously living snake. Better known as Cobra wine or common referred to as Asian Snake Wine.

As I did some research I learned that this wonderful concoction has long been thought to be an aphrodisiac in Southeast Asian countries, as well as being used for medicinal purposes. {Although I really don't recommend it for drinking or anything else}. The wine can be created several ways, one including putting a live snake in a glass jar along with a smaller snake, usually a tree snake of some sort with the later addition of distilled rice/ grain alcohol. Since, I am an admired of cool things, I might just go buy a bottle from Asian Snake Wine Co or Thailand Unique but I can 100% guarantee you this is something that I will use for show more than tell. Besides, if you have a creepy stalker or spiteful ex, send them a bottle of this five bucks you'll never hear from them again.

Doritos: The Quest

I think I have secretly bought stock in the company. It's the one snack I gotta have! Doritos are engaging consumers once again with Mystery flavors. Last year Doritos launched an all black bag named X-13D that tasted like… wait for it… cheeseburger.
Well this year Doritos has a new black mystery bag out called ”The Quest”.
The package directs consumers to go online if they think they can guess the flavor. The site lets you play a series of puzzles for a chance to win $100,000 in gold (or the cash value).
I say take the gold, it’s a better investment. From what I can tell, players have to solve a series of flash puzzles that aren’t too difficult. The first three people to solve everything will be sent to a secret city for a live event to compete for the $100,000. Hey! Don't hate on my Doritos Man!

"We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory."---Cicero

Lovin Life, Truth Is

Solar Panel Bra

It's able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Charge your cell phone and iPod! AND... It can reduce your carbon footprint on the earth! IT'S THE SOLAR PANEL BRA! {Sorry, I just couldn't resist it} Lingerie maker Triumph International Japan unveiled its environmentally friendly "Solar Power Bra" concept on Wednesday in Tokyo. The green shag colored, high-quality cotton bra features a waist-mounted solar panel that powers a small, chest-mounted electronic billboard or any other electronic device you choose to connect. A pair of reusable drink containers attach to the bra cups, allowing the wearer to reduce consumption of aluminum cans and plastic bottles while increasing bust size. When not in use, the containers can be collapsed and stored in small pockets in the cups {talk about multitasking}. The concept bra will not be in stores anytime soon, said Triumph spokeswoman Yoshiko Masuda, as "people usually can not go outside without wearing clothes over it -But it does send the message of how lingerie could possibly save the planet- and the bra should not be washed or sunned on a rainy day to avoid damaging it." Masuda

Triumph International feels the "Solar Energy Bra" follows the other eco-friendly themed undergarments that include a bra that turns into a reusable shopping bag {good in the event that you left your normal one at home} and one that featured metal chopsticks to promote the use of reusable chopsticks. Triumph feels the concept bra's are a good way to be eco-friendly and promote the use of clean energy within society.

**Images courtesy of the Associated Press & Reuters

YOU WANNA BE ON TOP?!?! {Dooo-dooo dooo-ooop}

Due to my most recent obsession with Gossip Girl and a slew of other shows that just aren't compatible with one another, I have slacked on my rantings and ravings about ANTM. Honestly, I've only seen four of this cycle's episodes which include two from the very beginning, one from the middle before they went overseas and tonight's {last night's} finale. However, I always get a little emotional because it marks the end and then it's one less thing me and my friends have to debate about next week. Now, from the beginning I was rooting for Dominique & Whitney {before you all start scream NEXT} and let me explain why. I was rooting for Dominique just because she was amusing to watch. There I said it. However, I rooted for Whitney because she's considered the plus sized model and we all know that the plus size models never really make it to the end of the competition. In addition to all of that every time I hear the word plus size I see Jennifer Hudson in my head {no pun intended} not someone the size of Whitney. I consider her to be a more realistic size girl.


OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! Versace!!! Donetella!!! I can't believe it! This is the first time that I've seen a notable designer on here for the finale. Seriously... BTW: Someone slap Paulina for her "ham" comment about Whitney.

AND THE WINNER IS: WHITNEY {Realistically, its about damn time and no, this does not count as Tyra's contribution to the "waif like/ heroin chic model" controversy}.