Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Yuppies (update)

In my recent post I forgot to mention this very modest gift: Wally Hermes Yacht.
It's a collaboration between Monaco ship-builders Wally and Hermès. It will only cost you about £90 million.
Maybe an option for the yuppie zillionaires...

I Can't Wait...

Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Yuppies

I am a diagnosed materialist and consumerist. No doubt about it.
But when it comes to Christmas I become a different person, despising the shopping madness and spending spree.
Make no mistake, I love shopping, just not at Christmas. This is a spiritual time. Leave your shopping for the other 364 days of the year.
Having said that, I am aware that most people like to offer or expect to receive beautiful and expensive gifts so here is a list of things I would consider offering.

1. Bladeless fan from Dyson.  Created by James Dyson, the British designer who invented the bagless vacuum. The summer is just around the corner.

2. Limited edition Leica Camera by Hermès. Leica meets Hermès. Could you wish for more?

3. Hermès typewriter. Again, why would you prefer a computer when you could have this classic typewriter? Well, maybe because of gift number 6 below.

4. Chanel snowboard. If you like extreme sports with a touch of class and chic.

5. Gucci/Unicef limited edition "snowman in Africa" bags. You can have an exclusive Gucci bag and still help those who really need your help. Fashion grew a conscience.

6. The Beatles Remastered Catalogue USB. For the modern Beatles lover. Sadly you cannot connect it to the Hermès typewriter.

7. Woolrich USB pen. I'm going through a New Americana phase so, please, bare with me.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

The Gainsbourgs are back!

Father and daughter are back!
The latter with a new album, out now, and this wonderfully freaky collaboration with Mr. Hansen.
In the video, I love Beck's little tribute to the recently "deceased" fashion house Number (N)ine. Can you spot it? And, as always, I'm pretty much in love with all the frames in which Charlotte appears.

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Heaven Can Wait from Charlotte Gainsbourg on Vimeo.

Monsieur Serge isn't back from the grave but will have is biopic out in January.
The trailer looks very promising.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Current Obssession: White for Fall

Photos courtesy of The Sartorialist

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

Yesterday I remained silently hoping for a miracle.

It was the 5th of November and I really wished something would change in our lives.

Nothing happened! What a shocker!!! In these days nothing ever happens.

Life may treat me well but I am the first one seeing that something needs to change.

We are ruled and led by incompetent, corrupt and mediocre people.  The planet is falling apart as are our finances and economy. I see common people and the sad and weary looks on their faces, begging for a change, begging for help. Nothing happens. Nothing changes, well, not for the better, anyway.

I was hoping that someone remembered the 5th of November. That someone evoked Guy Fawkes, rightly said to be the only man to enter the British Parliament with honest intentions.

Maybe next year. Who  knows? We might wake up until then.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Shoes

I’ve recently bought two pairs of suede monkstraps.
A pair of KG by Kurt Geiger Cadfael tan double monkstraps, pictured above and below.

As well as a pair of Fly London Cosh sand single buckle monks.

I had to buy them online because I just could find them anywhere and I haven’t had the opportunity of visiting London recently. But the surprise came when I received the shoes. They were both made in Portugal.

My question is: why can’t I buy these products in Portugal? Especially since Fly London is a Portuguese brand.

You would say that it’s all a marketing and branding thing. I agree, but it’s also a goddamn ridiculous thing.

How can you launch and project Portuguese fashion/design if you don’t start with your home market? Look at all the major Italian and Spanish brands. They started at home first and then proceeded to take over the fashion world.
By the way, the shoes are great. Beautiful and very confortable.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Something for... the Sophisticated Ladies

The new Miu Miu tweed jacket

Brown and cream tweed double-breasted cropped jacket with concealed snap closures on front. Jacket also has a cutaway collar with a snap fastening neck tab, full sleeves, faux flap pockets and is fully lined.

I saw it in RDuJour

Feeling like...

Today I'm feeling a bit like Brian Jones...

...with some Charlie Watts thrown into the mix, whatever the hell that means!?!

It's not the pinstipre suit and suede monks. It's something else...!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Beatles Rockband Ads

Following the last post about The Beatles I had to share these commercial clips for the new videogame "The Beatles Rockband".


The recent reissue of “The Beatles” complete discography, remastered and revamped, caused a little bit of frenzy amongst the fans and general music lovers.

Because “The Beatles” are very dear to me (maybe my all-time favorite band, up there with Brian Wilson’s “The Beach Boys”), it is time to present my own selection of Beatles favorites: albums, tracks and members.

Here are my choices:

Top 5 albums:

1.       The White Album

2.       Rubber Soul

3.       A Hard Day’s Night

4.       Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

5.       Revolver

Top 10 tracks: (this is a difficult one!)

1.       In my life (from “Rubber Soul”)

2.       The long and winding road (from “Let it Be”)

3.       I am the walrus (from “Magical Mystery Tour”)

4.       A day in the life (from “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”)

5.       Here comes the sun (from “Abbey Road”)

6.       Cry baby cry (from “The White Album”)

7.       Eight days a week (from “Beatles for Sale”)

8.       Got to get into my life (from “Revolver”)

9.       I should have known better (from “A Hard Day’s Night”)

10.   Blackbird (from “The White Album”)

Favorite “Beatle”:

1.       John Lennon

2.       Ringo Starr

3.       Stuart Sutcliffe (the 5th “Beatle”)

4.       George Harrison

5.       Paul McCartney