R.E.Load Baggage

I’m liking the Green Wheelie Sm. Civilian, as they call their mouthful, from R.E.Load. A small five-person business split between Seattle and Philadelphia, their bags are handmade, and tend to favour the cyclists out there (not I!)… but I do travel on two wheels, so I count!

The one I like above (in green) isn’t exactly cheap at US$216, but the look is so now, the size at 13″H x 15″W x 6″D is just right, and I appreciate that it’s a small business that cares about the quality of its product. A thumbs-up from me.

Orange Creamsicle

creamsicleAs August nears an end the New York tans are getting deeper, a testament to the weekends spent in the Hamptons, barbeques along the Palisades, the required kiddie trips to Florida or the 24-hour convenience of tanning beds.

So imagine the horror I felt when I noticed a fellow commuter on the uptown #1 whose face was colored like this:

A dayglow orange creamsicle. Obviously a tan like this was neither a creation of the sun nor tanning bed. This is what happens when you decided the bronzer at Sephora is too damn expensive and buy, oh, I don’t know, Jergen’s body self-tanner and slather it on your face like it was antioxidant cream.

*Obviously the picture is not the woman I saw on the train — but the color is exactly the same. Can anyone tell who this face belongs to?

Fashion Quotes # 1 Oscar Wilde

Comment by Trinity

August 31, 2007 @ 10:36 am

Of all the things you wear, expression is the most important..

Can’t remember who said that, but I’ve always liked that quote. And of course, I truly believe that fashion is what one adopts when one does not know who they are! One can buy fashion, it’s individually and style that really stand out 🙂

Crocs-a Fashion Disaster

A few months ago I was walking down the street in Iceland. A women passed by me wearing the wierdest pair of shoes I had ever seen. They were orange, goofy looking and well… not nice. Not nice at all.

I just felt sorry for the poor women, surely she was a nice lady, just lacking fashion sense…or what???

During the next days and weeks I saw more and more people wearing them, pink, blue, purple, black, white, red, you name it, they have all the colours. And it wasn’t just in Iceland. No, that thing had made it’s way to Barcelona too. After a while I started to realise that people actually liked them. They told me that they are sooo comfortable and not THAT ugly.

I think they ARE ugly, and I just don’t understand how people can actually leave the house with those on, or just put them on to begin with.

And now they even have crocs bling-bling to try to make them look nicer!!!

Well, a newsflash for you; it’s not working. It’s a mission impossible. So people, please stop wearing these monsters.

The Scent of a Man

envy-for-menI just walked into the duplicating center of the law firm where I am employed. My friend was putting on his ‘business’ shirt as I entered the room and I was able to get a delicious whiff of his intoxicant and I had to ask…

What are you wearing?

With a knowing smile he replied…Envy for Men

As soon as I walked back to my office I googled it: fragrances notes are Opoponax, Incense, Patchouli, Amber, Musk, Cedarwood, Cardamom, Anise, Ginger, Nutmeg and Pimiento

Yes that seems about right ’cause I could have definitely could have taken a few bites. It looks like Gucci figured out how to put sex back in the bottle.

What’s your scent today?

Sweet Love

Comment by Trinity

August 29, 2007 @ 8:09 pm

Depends on the ‘colour’ the flower you send and of course the flower. Most guys wouldn’t get that anyway. If you want to say ‘I miss you’ send an orange rose (it also sort of hints at desire as well and that you want to get to know them better) . My favourite it the blue rose (very hard to get!) as it’s mysterious. If you give a blue rose it is a symbol of the rarity of your partner. If they are more of a friend, white roses are the biz but avoid the flush on the petal tips as that’s a hint of desire and lust! :)Deep Pink is usually a ‘thank you’ Avoid the light pink unless it’s a funeral! and somewhere in between you got the happiness aspect 🙂

To be more creative, send a mixture to send several messages at once, par example… lavender and orange to say that you are falling in love with them and want to get to know them better.. Yellow and white to signify friendship to let them know that you care and are there for them.

Red..just too cliche!

In the absence of flowers, the ole box of Jaffa Cakes might do the trick!

Did I Give You A Card Yet?

I just discovered these cards from lala dex press. They’re simple and straight to the point- my kind of card. Bonus: the artist printed them in norwegian as well. Love it. You can pick up a set of 3 postcards here for $5. Unfortunately its sold out at the moment, BUT that just proves how cool it is, doesnt it?

Designers #1 Giuseppe Zanotti

Comment by margretgisladottir

August 30, 2007 @ 3:52 pm

I never EVER throw my shoes away. They are my babies and you don’t throw your kids away do you?

Anyways, fashion goes in circles doesn’t it? So surely you can wear them again in the future or pass them on to your children or grand children.

I just have to convince my hubbie to buy a big house to store all of them 🙂

City Train Fashion

There is an over-crowded train which connects East London with the City. I have a doubtful pleasure to take this train twice a day, everyday for 6 minutes. There is also a bizarre phenomenon which occurs on this train only. When you look around most of the people are dressed very smart as most of them work in the offices of the financial district. When you look around the floor, as much as you can look around the floor in this crowd, you will notice that most of them wear sneakers. It is not a manifest of some new city fashion; it’s just a very practical approach towards commuting in an over-populated city.

a). high heels can hurt your co-passengers due to the very limited space each of us have, b). Your new, shiny shoes you spent a fortune on will get wasted before the end of the journey. Therefore it is much a better idea to put those shoes on no sooner than when you reach the office.

Maybe this habit sounds slightly excessive but that’s London and you cannot get more London than that!