Shoved Down My Throat

375026 02: The cast of "Sex And The City," Season 2 Clockwise from top left: Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall. 1999 Paramount Pictures

Sometime a few years ago, not long after a new episode of Sex in the City, American women were presented with a new representative standard of beauty buzz word:

Brazilian. Brazilian butt lift, Brazilian extensions, Brazilian sugaring, Brazilian keratin treatment, Brazilian threading, Brazilian pedicure, and the infamous Brazilian wax.

Having participated (ahem, visually) in my share of Carnival, I happily agree that Brazilian ladies are lovely, but you know what? A butt lift is a butt lift, no matter what the name.

Just to be different, this weekend I believe I’m going to ask for the Venezuelan pedicure.

Just Another Knickers Entry

We all like to look good, that’s obvious. How deep does looking good gets though? I’m not talking here about so-called inner beauty. Sure personality is important … and actually when I think about it this blog entry perhaps is about personality. To be more precise it is all about keeping up the appearances.

You have your super-expensive shoes (or at least ones that look like they are), ultra fashionable trousers and a beautiful top. But … what do you have underneath? Do you actually care? 


My friend’s mum is a nurse working in an emergency room. She often undresses people who were brought to the hospital after some accidents. What she noticed and mentioned many times were people who had super expensive outfit on the outside … but old and dirty underwear!Why would they bother? Nobody looks at it anyway, right?  

Study shows that people who are self-confident, like and accept themselves often buy pretty underwear and spend more money on it than people who obsessively care about the opinions of others. It’s all about covering up.  

So ladies show me your knickers and I will tell you who you are!

Foundation in 2 seconds

I am a working woman.

I have to look good every day.

I have to be in my office at 7.30 a.m. Way too early for me!

Why? I am one of those people that puts the alarm to snooze 5 times before I wake up.

I don’t wake up at 6 a.m. and I don’t have enough time to go through a slow waking up routine. Why? Cos I LOVE TO SLEEP in the morning!

Instead, I wake up at 7 a.m ( the alarm started ringing from 6.30) I have about 10 – 15 minutes to dress up, brush my teeth, put some make on and RUN out of the house.

Quality make up is important to me but the process of putting it on needs to take 5 minutes top.

I’ll tell you my secret. I use Dior Airfresh -a spray foundation with incredible feeling of freshness that lasts all day. Yes I know it sounds like and adwertisment but I really love it ,:) I need only two seconds to spray it on my face! Before, I used to spend a lot of time putting the foundation on. Not any more.

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!