Monday, February 7, 2011

Things that caught my eye

Keeping it classy
I have always been a huge proponent of the old saying, “No glove…no love.” So when I saw these on Refinery29, not only did the advocate in me squeeee but so did the fashionista.


Yup, there’s an app for that too


Finding it hard to find a new way to show your Valentine some love? How about carving their name in a tree?  Not a real tree silly. The iPhone tree. Treemail  $.99 available at iTunes, lets you carve your love’s name into a virtual tree from anywhere.


Barney’s and Prada had a spat

 WSJ reports that Barneys chief executive Mark Lee confirms that the store has dropped all new Prada merchandise except for menswear and shoes — meaning there'll be no Marc Jacobs stole at Barneys for you this spring.

The split came about because the Italian megabrand wanted Barneys to agree to a concession model, under which Prada would lease its floor space and give Barneys a percentage of sales. Lee, who says he wants to move Barneys toward "exclusives," said the decision had been made before he got there last August but he supports it. Barney’s gave Prada their leg up in the US when it introduced us, years ago, to those crazy nylon bags. /via The Cut.


Gisele Bundchen is an idiot


According to Ms Bundchen, sunscreen is an evil, poisonous substance that will never grace her body. Gisele claims she refuses to use the product because of all the chemicals they contain to absorb UVA and UVB light.
As a compromise, Bundchen claims she only exposes herself to the sun before 8am when it is still too weak to do any damage.
Ok. First of all, who the hell gets up, dressed, and out the door before 8 am? If they don’t have to?  Second of all, no way she has that nice tan by hitting the beach before 8 am. She must be under the illusion that fake tans are all natural.


Lilo can’t catch a break


Lindsay Lohan will be charged with felony grand theft in the case of the missing necklace, according to NYP. The boutique from which it was allegedly stolen has surveillance video of Lohan trying on the necklace and paparazzi images of her wearing it without having purchased it. Lindsay claims the necklace was loaned to her by the boutique and that her stylist was responsible for returning it on time. If convicted, she could face a maximum sentence of three years in state prison.


It’s a bird…it’s a plane…

No, it’s just some guy in a cape. Capes have always been a fashion essential for women but Fall 2011 is calling for capes to become mans bff too.

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left to right: Alexander McQueen, Walter van Beirendonac, Iceberg



I want the car. But it has to come with that man inside.



Book I need for this week


8-Feb-11The Iron Witch Karen Mahoney


Carolyn Crane said...

What a fun roundup, and wow, that Iron Witch cover is so compelling. But some of those man capes! What is that guy in the blue cape wearing on his face?

Gigi's Consignment Closet said...

Carolyn-LOL I have no idea. Reminds me of craft time when kidlet was in pre school.

Fit_Cat said...

Is so weird but The Iron Witch was free couple of weeks ago at the Sony Reader Store, I downloaded it but haven't read it yet. I think that would be next read after I finish Green-Eyed Demon.
And about those capes... they are atrocious! The colorful cape looks like a Big Bird wanna be.

Gigi's Consignment Closet said...

Fit_Cat. I know. I thought that was weird too. How funny-Im reading Green Eyed Demon right now too.

LOL Those capes are just...ummm...yea.

Penelope said...

That car ad with Eminem was most excellent.

Fiction Vixen said...

Ok, I liked that car ad. I have issues with the spokes person but darn it, I like the commercial. And I like your new bloggy look!

Gigi's Consignment Closet said...

Penelope-*sigh* yes it was. He's so fine.

FV-Voice over was strange. Thanks sweetie. I'm becoming a grown up. *izskeered*

Pamela {Spaz} said...

Loved the car ad!

That Karen Mahoney cover is awesome.

"Gisele Bundchen is an idiot" - Amen, sister. STFU, Gisele!