that man closed the show

Last night, on Day 4 of Fashion Week the Man himself closed the show to mulitiple standing ovations.

Ralph Lauren.  Ahem, fellow New Yorker Ralph Lauren.  His show stopping 40th Anniversary Collection left not a dry panty in the house.  Trust.

Here are a few of my favs:

The Man Himself:

And while Ralph Lauren closed the show last night….we still have 4 more days of runway left!  Squee

PlusDeck Ex brings memories back…

Back in 1980’s when I was a kid and there was a limited use of video cameras (cos the video tapes were expensive) our parents used to record me and my brother’s conversations on audio cassettes. Later, in primary school when we got our first HI-FI player and Walkmans we used to play with our friends – record our singing and stories. Even play cassettes from New Kids on the Block or Madonna. There I’ve said it! I’ m sure you did that too but you are to embarrassed to admit it, ;)!

Nowadays we have CD’s, DVD’s, mp3, mp4s players,…Ipod’s and I can’t remember the last time I held a cassette in my hand. I don’t even own a cassette player from, ehmmm… 1996!? Anyway, I would love to listen to those goofy tapes from the 80’s once again.

I saw a cool gadget in the newspaper this morning that combines old and new technology. It is called PlusDeck Ex from Korea’s BTO company.

It allows you to connect to your computer’s USB port and convert your old cassette tapes into MP3, WAV or OGG digital audio files (and vice versa, from computer to cassette tapes – if you still live in the past). It has and AM/FM tuner, blah, blah ecc. It looks cute and luxurious too. I have no idea when it is going to be shipped in Croatia…

My Guitar

When I look at my guitar, I feel a sense of pride because I am able to play this instrument. Not well but just alright. Just plucking the strings warms my heart and gives me peace. Listening to the sound from this beautiful instrument comforts my soul. That’s why whenever I’m feeling down or lonely, my guitar would be my friend. 🙂 That’s how I feel when I’m with my guitar.

Fashion Week

I was not as thrilled with day 2 of Fashion Week as I thought I might be. Miss Sixty — please God no. Color blocking and polka dots — personally I do not find that particularly flattering. Here are my favs from the runway:

Badgley Mischka — I love this one, because every New York woman deserves a Sunny Day Trench

This Karen Walker creation grows on me more and more as I look at the photo. Completely impractical for the City, but it’s megacute

The house that Bill Blass built knows a party dress. Yesterday’s collection is reminescent of a Robert Palmer video

Hopefully something spectacular will jump off the catwalk today.

Venexiana Stole My Heart

I’m not sure whose designs are being reported as stealing the show on Day 1 of Fashion Week, but I can say that Kati Stern did her thing and stole my heart. Here is my Venexiana fav:

and I must shout out Nicole Miller and her consistently feminine design:

and a special thank you to BCBG Max Azria. I was struggling with a paint choice for my living room — I now know that metallic silver and a cocoa brown can work — if the brown is minimized:

Well day 2 of fashion week began about 10 minutes ago — I don’t know about you, but I can not wait to see the designs popping off the runway. Tomorrow night, I will attempt to get into the Cellar — and discreetly photograph — ok, at 5′10″ discreet is not my forte, the fashion goobersnoopers.

Touch Screen iPods Launched

Yeah, we all need another Apple story, right? But it’s new news, breaking news even, we might even be the first blog on this side of the internet to cover this story. The iPod, that luxury item that has a tendency to break after 366 days of usage has been revamped, and relaunched as a touch screen iPod, with wireless access, and a ‘net browser.

How about that you gadget-buying masses? As usual, it’s more than a little pretty. See more here.

The Good Wife’s guide

good-wifes-guideI got this on my e-mail today and I REALLY HOPE IT’S A JOKE. The question is: Is this what men secretly dream about even today?

In 1955 an article called The Good Wife’s guide was published. Here are a few tips:

  • Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a meal ready on time for his return. This way you will let him know that you have been thinking about him and his needs . Most men are hungry when they get home and a delicious meal makes a warm welcome.
  • Prepare yourself. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
  • Minimize all noise. At his arrival, eliminate all noise of household appliances. Encourage the children to be quiet.
  • Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and show desire to please him.
  • Listen to him. You may have important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first – remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
  • Don’t complain if he’s late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Try to understand that he is stressed out from work.
  • In the end, don’t question his actions, judgment or integrity. He is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness.
  • And remember- A good wife knows her place.

Philips Aurea Dazzles

Clever Philips. I just heard about this this morning. This new television set from the Dutch electronics company changes colour while you watch your movies. The surround of the screen changes hues and tones and colour in harmony with the imagery in the scene you’re viewing. I have to say it’s very pretty.

The demo on their site is impressive, it’s a segment from a specially-commissioned short movie from acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai.