September 28, 2009
September 24, 2009
1: Acid Wash Jeans. Why? No one may ever know. It was pretty clear to some twenty years ago what a horrible fashion statement this was, yet now we see today’s fashionistas dressing in them. It is essentially blotted bleach all over your jeans. Why is that cool to wear? Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, Kate Bosworth… put them away.
2: Crimped Hair. Every once in awhile a young star will crimp her hair. Christina Aguilera had that awful poodle afro in the 90s for an award show. It’s unhealthy and damages your hair severely. Avoid at all costs- unless there is a themed 80s party.
3: Neon, in any form.Wendy Williams just wore a blinding green dress to the Daytime Emmy's that made me shake my head. Neon colored jeans is not flattering on any figure! Joe Jonas keeps wearing V-neck neon T-shirts that make me scream. Yes, a bolder color can be a great accent but let’s keep the highlighters to our textbooks please.
4: Leg Warmers. What were we thinking? This has come back to taken many life forms. First, it was just a literal translation which I guess didn’t sit well with consumers (go us!) to then scrunching the sock over the jean and bootie. WHAT? Once again, maybe only works if you are a size0 and 5’9" tall. Then in the fall it was a lot of long, thick socks that peaked out of the boot top. Oh yes, let’s have sock cleavage now. Socks, long or short, should always be an item worn for practicality not fashion.
5: Spandex. I know with the whole “yoga” craze that people wear the lounge pants. However, I am more opposed to the leggings—especially Capri leggings. They are only a trend that skinny, long-legged women can wear which is not the majority of the population. I see so many females trying to wear this trend and I just want to tell them they can’t! Don’t do it!
That's Part 1 of 2. Enjoy folks!
September 8, 2009
Tonight on many major TV stations (i.e. MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central) Obama's team created a 30 minute TV campaign addressing the new school year, called "Get Schooled." It featured 3 young people who are making a name for themselves in a particular field. Latesha who is an Assistant Account Executive for LeBron James' marketing company, LRMR. Jason who is Kelly Clarkson's Musical Director and Sarah who is a speech writer for the President himself. The segment went back and forth between the 3 subjects, first giving an intro, second explaining their job more and showing a challenge they face on the job, and concluding with how they were successful at "overcoming" that obstacle. I put "overcoming" in quotes because Sarah the speechwriter just had to get over writer's block and Latesha wasn't able to get the artist requested by LeBron. Jason was the only one who really took a challenge head on by re-editing one of Kelly's singles. There was a lot of fussing over Obama brainwashing kids before the school year with this program, but I didn't get it. It was tastefully done. Well presented. I thought there would be more of Obama addressing us. It had a inspirational slogan "You have the right to get schooled." Latesha made a good comment about education never ends for someone. Obama ends with some great words himself, which maybe Sarah wrote, about how our nation cannot be successful or move forward without educating our people. It's an important cause that I hope we will become more successful at achieving.
September 1, 2009
That's right... Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Co. has introduced a new flavor called "Hubby Hubby" (cute name) and I couldn't be happier about it! Check out an article at http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/thestew/2009/09/hubba-hubba-hubby-hubby-ice-cream-introduced.html
According to Dan Sinker, founder of Cellstories.net, Amazon has it all wrong. He believes that creating devices like Kindle are not going to last. His website is dedicated to providing short stories to any phone with internet. Check out the article on Publisher's Weekly: http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6687027.html?nid=2286&rid=##CustomerId##&source=link