Thursday, 21 April 2011


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Love, Christian

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

.016 / Mary Katrantzou FW11 : nostalgic yet stylish

The vivid printed Greek designer, Mary Katrantzou is her Fall Winter 2011 collection which is inspired by the late interior paintings of the 19th century French painters Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard. The prints are nostalgic with a sense of elegance. It is patently obvious that Mary finished her work after months of toil.

Some praise the collection is a combination of the elects from the fashion photography and fine art industry. I just cannot take my eyes off those dazzling paints which are so eye-catching indeed. What an engrossing collection it is. It is beyond dispute that Mary has tried her every endeavour the make the collection as better as it can be and it completely reveals Mary's calibre of matching different colours and paints together.

To match the luxurious collectibles that inspired these prints, Katrantzou borrowed silhouettes from the haute couture wardrobes of their imagined owners. (The names of legendary style icons like Diana Vreeland, Babe Paley, and the Duchess of Windsor were bandied around, though there was a bucket skirt shape that could have been in Armani's last Couture collection.) But, to be honest, the artificiality of these shapes scarcely felt like a remove from Spring's lamp shades.
- By Tim Blanks @

Mary Katrantzou FW 2011 collection
Exclusive photographic portfolio by Erik Madigan Heck
Photographs by Erik Madigan Heck
Styling by Heidi Bivens
Hair by Weasley O’Meara
Make-Up by Deanna Melluso
Model: Janice at Ford
Set Design by Shaun Kato Samuel
Post-Production by Michael dos Santos
and Andrew Bennett for Versatile Studios
Clothing by Mary Katrantzou
Additional Jewelry by Candace Ang.

.015 / every man should fold a pocket square

It is manifest to everyone that men with shirts are so ''seductive'' and sexy. However, not every man knows how to wear the shirt in a proper way, not to mention do they know how to light up the total look by folding a pocket square. I often see men with very handsome look but wear the shirt in a pretty awful way. For example, the shirts are not fit, not tailor made to be exact. I, however, am not saying that tailor-made goods must be good. I cannot stress enough the importance of getting a shirt that actually fits well. You can manage to squeeze into a variety of sizes, but without the proper fit, the sleeves will leave your wrists exposed if they're too short or will bunch up if they're too long. Moreover, a tight collar will look bad and choke you when you wear a tie. A loose collar will look ridiculous. Make sure the sleeves and collar are the right size to fit comfortably and look sleek. Here comes the way how can you be smarten up by doing a thing, pocket square.

In case you still cannot figure out the proper way on how to fold a pocket square. You can follow the method in the following video.

If you doubt if it is so important to dress in such a formal way? Then it's a high time for you to know about the importance of men’s business shirts.

For a man, the choice of shirt is often one of the most noticeable dress items. Some people say that a business shirt, or dress shirt as they say in the states is the first alphabet of a man’s body language. If you happen to buy the wrong shirt… well the first impression you leave may not always be the best. A careful selection of suitable and matching dress shirt is very important, (sometimes it could be a good idea to get your girlfriend’s advice if this isn’t your strong point!). It’s always important to take into consideration the below six dimensions if you’d dressing to impress; occasion, design, colour, dimension, collar and fabric.


Good luck. I hope you can always make a good impression after reading this entry.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

.014 / Lady Gaga : an interview with Derek Blasberg

The recent provocative act by Lady Gaga is her makeup or prosthetics to her face and arms? Press claim that Lady Gaga has had plastic surgery. This, however, is not the truth. The truth has been revealed in her interview with Derek Blasberg.

It's artistic expression," Gaga says. "It's a performance-art piece. I have never, ever encouraged my fans or anyone to harm themselves, nor do I romanticize masochism. Body modification is part of the overarching analysis of 'Born This Way.' In the video, we use Rico, who is tattooed head to toe [including a skull on his face]. He was born that way. Although he wasn't born with tattoos, it was his ultimate destiny to become the man he is today."

Lady Gaga talks about Rica, the one with tattoos all over his body in Lady Gaga's music video, <<Born This Way>> , in the interview. Lady Gaga uses Rico as an example to further explain the her ideas about ''Born This Way''.

"I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification." Lady Gaga says.


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Here is the new song by Lady Gaga, Judas

Gaga is one of the few people in the "music" industry who can actually sing, i can hardly listen to the radio since all these "singers" are just using auto tone. I think she is the only one who gives credibility to the music industry right now.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

.013 / film review of The Shopaholics

the cover of the movie, Shopaholics, a Hong Kong movie

Will you feel that you are bound to buy ''something'' back home when you go out to shopping? How much money do you spend on buying things per month? Do you think that you are a shopaholic? I just watched a film called Shopaholics, talking about the life of a girl who are a shopaholic and her love life with two millionaires.

In hopes to help you having a better understanding of the term, shopaholic, here comes the definition of it by Wikipedia.
Shopaholic is a term used to describe individual who consider themselves as addicted to shopping. Shopaholic can also refer to:
A slang term for Compulsive Shopping also known as Compulsive buying disorder
Shopaholic (novels), a series of books written by Sophie Kinsella
Confessions of a Shopaholic (film), a 2009 film adaptation of the The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, the first book in the Shopaholic novels series
Shopaholic (TV series), a Norwegian television series broadcast by TV3
The Shopaholics, a 2006 Hong Kong film *(the film I just watched)

I really feel so sorry for those having compulsive shopping. They hold firm to their beliefs that they will feel better when they go shopping. This, however, will just worsen the situation. We have to find the root of this problem in order to solve it thoroughly. I do some research on it. I have copied some from the website. You are read the details on the website.

How do I prevent shopping binges?
Pay for purchases by cash, check, debit card. Make a shopping list and only buy what is on the list. Destroy all credit cards except one to be used for emergency only. Avoid discount warehouses. Allocate only a certain amount of cash to be spent if you do visit one. "Window shop" only after stores have closed. If you do "look" during the day, leave your wallet at home. Avoid phoning in catalog orders and don't watch TV shopping channels. If you're traveling to visit friends or reltives, have your gifts wrapped and call the project finished; people tend to make more extraneous purchases when they shop outside their own communities. Take a walk or exercise when the urge to shop comes on. If you feel out of control, you probably are. Seek counseling or a support group such as Debtors Anonymous.
If you have already being treated by your doctor, I do have something to remind you which I learn from this funny movie.
Do not mix up Prozac with Buspar lest the situation may deteriorate.

As one may say, '' More haste, less speed''. Do not be worried if you are a shopaholic. With collective efforts, I am sure the problem can be solved. Good luck!

.012 / be a seductive gal with Topshop

Girls can now try their every endeavour on matching different fashion items ranging from bags, shoes, dresses to accessories. Girl who loves to play mix and match can look at the poster sale in the UK Topshop stores in spring 2011 women's new bar, heroic piece breeches, ladies' nude color shirts, jeans, british lunfan stars and stripes pattern of warm weather, to name but a few.
Dressing up with different kinds of colours are the key to success in the latest season. Be dare to try different colours and it helps you to stand out from the other people and thus becoming the diva in the clubs.

.011 / Reading and reading

Recently I immerse myself in reading. As James Russell Lowell says,''Books are bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another.'' I love reading and listening to my iPod on the way to tutorial lessons. I can improve my English standard by doing so and I enjoy myself in it.

Room is one of the books that I want to buy recently. It's written by Emma Donoghue from a view of a 5-year-old boy, Jack. Jack isn't a typical child as he and his mom is merely living in a single room. It's all about a dreadful plight and an ordeal of these two.

Here comes the Review to help you gain an insight on this book.
In many ways, Jack is a typical 5-year-old. He likes to read books, watch TV, and play games with his Ma. But Jack is different in a big way--he has lived his entire life in a single room, sharing the tiny space with only his mother and an unnerving nighttime visitor known as Old Nick. For Jack, Room is the only world he knows, but for Ma, it is a prison in which she has tried to craft a normal life for her son. When their insular world suddenly expands beyond the confines of their four walls, the consequences are piercing and extraordinary. Despite its profoundly disturbing premise, Emma Donoghue's Room is rife with moments of hope and beauty, and the dogged determination to live, even in the most desolate circumstances. A stunning and original novel of survival in captivity, readers who enter Room will leave staggered, as though, like Jack, they are seeing the world for the very first time. --Lynette Mong
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