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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This too funny- 4

Hello my prittis!

So I know this might be a little late, but I have been obsessing over a hilarious video that a friend sent me on Youtube.

It's called Ghetto Whitness. Please take 2 minutes of your life to watch this. This guy is just unreal!

When you are done, watch this Ghetto Whitness Remix.



I think autotune is quite lame and a real shame that everyone is using it, but this song is so catchy and just genious!


P.S. I dare you to get this song out of your head.

Friday, August 27, 2010

pici of the weeki- 6

Hello my prittis! It's time for pici of the weeki. I love this part of the week, because it mean I am off for the weekend! The thing I like most about this picture is how much fun the model is having. It's seems so light and colourful. I also like the use of the lolli. This picture is a little bridal too, so there is something for everyone!
Get inspired this weekend and goodluck to all those summer brides!
This picture is brought to you by Hair & Makeup Couture Inc.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I've got a hunch...

As I have been doing my research in fashion history, I came accross a great blog that talked about what I wanted blog about too... the signature 'haute couture' pose- hands on hips, elbows bent, neck and shoulders forward, with back arched to the front.

If you have seen Carrie B in the SATC movie posing in the Dior wedding gown, you know exactly what pose I am talking about!
This pose has been around for decades thanks to Ms. Dorian Elizabeth Leigh Parker (picture above). Parker was considered one of the first American "supermodels" in fashion history. It is sad that Audrey Hepburn's caracter Holly Golightly was inspired by Dorian herself.
This pose is meant to elongate the neck and torso, while flattering your arms. Don't try to hide it, I have seen many amature models attempt this pose, but I have to say it only works if it's done right. And while it's meant to make you look leaner, it seems to only work on thin people.
The blog I found is called Osteoporosis is the New Black. It's quite witty I have to admit. This article goes on about how the "hunch" is a very common pose in the haute couture fashion industry.

This pose is very commonly use in Christian Dior Haute Models as well.

Do you have other favorite poses?

Do you agree with my comments?

Have you tried this pose?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

j'adore dior

Christian Dior (21 January 1905– 24 October 1957) born in Granville, France, was an influential French fashion designer who founded Christian Dior.

Christian began developing his love for fashion when he started sketching and selling his work at a young age. He joined the army during WW2 and started a line of clothing to dress the wives of Nazi officers.

Dior's designs were known to be more voluptuous, curvy and flowery than boxy, which was used to save on fabric during the war. This really enhanced the silhouette of women, but had some backlash due to the rashionning of materials. This new look was a revolution for fashion in Paris after World War 2.

Dior is now known for its houte couture, shoes, purses, wallets, fragrances, makeup, glasses and much more!
Do you own Dior?
Who is your favorite designer?

Friday, August 20, 2010

pici of the weeki 6

It's Friday today! It not only means that it's TGIF, but it also means that it's time for pici of the weeki!

Here is it folks! Punta Cana 2007. Greatest trip ever!
This pictures not only reminds me of the good times we had, but it also reminds me of the movie "The Beach", which so happens to be one of my favorite books too!

This picture was taken by the resort photographer. It was really expensive to purchase, but I had to buy it!!!

B.T.W- it's really hard to get everyone to jump at the same time, let alone jump really high. The trick is to bend your legs back ;)


Guccio Gucci, me likey

Mr. Guccio Gucci (March 26 1881- January 2 1953), founded The House of Gucci in Florence in 1906, a family owned leather saddlery shop. His reputation for hiring the best craftsman and creating the highest quality goods is what lead to the expansion and success of what we know today as Gucci.
Gucci is now owned and operated by a French company Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR).

It is the largest selling Italian brand in the world and remains in "The Top Global 100 Brands".

In the 1970's, Gucci became what it is today, thanks to icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

Despite the brands success, Gucci had seen it's highs and lows. In the 1980's, Gucci started to fall to an ultra low, when they decided to include cheaper and more affordable accessories to their line like lighters, cosmetic bags, and pens. "By the 1980's Gucci had lost it's appeal and became a tacky airport brand."

Today Gucci is well known for their sunglasses, purses, shoes, watches, clothes, frangrance, belts and much more. We know Gucci as being just plain old unaffordable! We weren't the only ones...hence, why the knockoff was created!
Prego Guiccio! Prego!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fashion is NYCi

So, one idea led to another and now I have this huge burst of inspiration!

To help get us ready for New York City's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Spring 2011): September 9-16 2010, I will be featuring Fashion History 101, where we will explore great icons like Louis Vitton, Thierry Hermes, Mario Prada, Giorgio Armani and much more!
I want to take the time to thank them for giving us what we call today FASHION!

I also want to point out that my birthday is September 16... coincidence, I think not!
Stay tuned, it starts tomorrow!

happi birthday

On this day, August 19 1883, a wonderful woman was born in Saumur, France.

Thank you, Mademoiselle Coco Chanel (Gabrielle Bohneur Chanel).

Thank you for liberating us and embrassing the female form.

Thank you for your beautiful style, comfort, taste and elegance.

Thank you for giving women strength and courage.
Thank you for leading the way for women and fashion.

Thank you for the LBD (little black dress), a must in every woman's closet!
Thank you for making us look faboulous!
xoxo, Bonne Fete Coco

This too funni -3

The funni word is nincompoop. (nin'com-poop)

Doesn't this word just make you want to laugh.

Here are some fun facts.

Google it: If you google image the word "nincompoop" this is the first image that you get! Dead on!

The definition: n. A silly, foolish, or stupid person or a simpleton. (1670-80).
Also used interchangeably with nincompoopery (nin'com-poop'er-y) or the adjective nincompoopish (nin'com-poop'ish).

Unforetunately, the origine and the history of this word remain unknown, but there is specualtion that it may come from "non compos mentis" (insane mentally incompetent- 1607), but ethymologists disagree.

I guess we will never really know where this word came from, but I strongly encourage you to use this word.

"Can I have it in a sentence please?"

Give me your best shot!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

fashion is pritti

I have a problem and I need to know that I am not the only one who does this.

Do you buy clothes even if it's not in your size because you want to own it? I was telling this story to a friend, and she said it "If I can't have this, no one will!". It's so true!

"If I can't have this, no one

I can think of a few things that I bought because either it was on sale or I just really wanted it and they did not have it in my size.

Isn't there a song for that? Oh ya, "Fat guy in a little coat". haha

Anyways, I have been getting better at this, I promise. At least I try to give my clothes to people that I think it will look good on. Of course, I must choose these people and hope that I can wear these clothes vicariously through them!

Make me proud ladies!

Monday, August 16, 2010

pici of the weeki-5

Hello my prittis.
I know it's a little late, but here is my pici of the weeki!
This is my one million dollar shot. This picture is not photoshopped, it's an original, by moi!
Everything was perfect, the lighting, the shiny concrete from the rain, the sun coming out out the clouds. It's the best souvenir I brought back from Paris, that and my Longchamps bag of course :)


Monday, August 9, 2010

me read booki

Hello my prittis,

My friends who know me, know that I don't read. If I am reading a book, it's either funny, shallow or because I'm trying to fall asleep (we call that sleeping disease- when you fall asleep from reading).

Someone gave me a book after a meeting at work the other day. I didn't know this lady, but she said it was a good book... so I believed her.

She was right. I am just flying through this book.
It's called "Outliers, the story of success by Malcom Gladwell".
Since I want to be successful, this book is for me.

It's an A.D.D. book, which is good for me. I don't like long drawn out things. I like different information that is packaged neatly into separate chapters, but all the information is connecting somehow. (Kinda like my blog I guess :S).

It talks about how successful people "had it made", whether they trained for it, were presented with a unique opportunity, timing, had the right upbringing and the brains of course.

Let's see if this book will make me an outlier one day... some day.

Tell me, have you read this book? What book are you reading? Any recommendations?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

me decorate pritti

Hello my prittis.

It's still a work in progress, but here is a glimpse of my living room.

The picture on the left is my favorite spot of the living room. If I had to choose one spot to look at, this would be the perspective I would choose.
- antique table purchased at the Ottawa Antique Show held at Carleton U, from "Brooklin Antique Warehouse" (HWY 12 and HWY 7 905-626-4115). Jeremy is the guys name, he refinishes all the old furniture. He has amazing stuff and is a real treat to deal with.
- lamp purchased at Home Sense, sitting on a stack of cook books.
- blue book Domino, best dual purpose decorating book (to decorate with and to get ideas for decorating)

The next picture is a shot of my entire living room. On the left side I have a huge 10x10 (curtain-less) window. I have to say, people are always looking into my window, maybe they like what they see :)

Oh, and the coffee table is from the same dealer as the side table. They are not a set, but they go well together. See the small table on the right of the couch, that's were I keep my laptop and I usually sit on the right side of the leather couch when I am on my laptop (that's where I am sitting now!). I spend allot time on the couch and on my laptop... :S I am not proud, just keeping busy.

I am not done with this room by any means, and I can't wait to show you the finished product. This project will keep me busy during the cold winter months.

What's your favorite spot in your house?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

me a foodi 4

Let's get creative!

My new routine this summer has been to experiment with my garden vegetables and herbs. I just love whipping up a meal and using the fruits of my labour to make my meal delicious!

I present to you my home made, invented in my kitchen, amazingly delicious...

Zucchini tarragon cranberry cake

It's basically the recipe for banana bread/cake but you replace the banana with 2 regular sized grated zucchini.
Here are some of the ingredients I put together:
  • Zucchini (2 regular size grated)
  • Tarragon (4 sprigs finely chopped)
  • Rosemary (2 sprigs finely chopped)
  • Cinnamon (2 tea spoons)
  • Dried cranberries (1 cup)
Then your regular ingredients...
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 table spoons of melted butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tea spoon of vanilla
  • 1 table spoon of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
I love this recipe, I alter it all the time depending on what I have. I guess I could have added almonds and figs. Maybe I will just keep that as a separate banana cake twist :)

Do you have any quick baking tips of recipes to share? Are you bold enough to change ingredients like I do?

A side note on tarragon: I recently discovered this herb and noticed that it had a very sweet and cinnamon essence to it when I cooked it with chicken. The dish almost smelt like it should have tasted sweet. I decided I would try it in a savory desert, and it worked!

pici of the weeki-4

Hello my prittis.

I've been bad. Really bad. I have neglected you all. I have been busy, and a little uninspired is all. Not to worry. I have the pici of the weeki to push me along.

Moving on. This is my pici of the weeki, brought to you by Stephanie Tudin Photography (Ottawa). You can find her on Facebook. I will let you know if there is a website...

I think this shot is very hip, urban and fresh. It just resinates "cool girl". Sometimes we all have an urge to just fell like we're hot shit. This picture does that for me.

What makes you feel hot and cool?

Don't forget to contact me if you want to be the next pici of the weeki!

Have a great weekend my prittis!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

curious is me- 2

Because of my curious nature, as you can imagine I like to stare at people, allot... particularly on the bus! What else do you think I should be doing?! My iPhone keeps my ears busy, but what is keeping my eyes busy? You guessed it, staring!

So today I noticed a girl at the bus stop fiddling around with something. That something, I kid you not, was a disc man! Really a disc man? No wonder she had a back pack, how else are you supposed to carry back up batteries and all you favorie CDs?!

Did I mention that she was fiddling around with... the batteries, trying to figure out what way to put them in. They must have run out, poor girl.

I guess it was a nice glimps of the past, but the reason why that technology didn't last long was because it was so cumbersome and took so much space, not mention you had to hold it parallel to the ground so it didn't skip. How inconvenient. Unless you own a fancy one that has "Shock absorber" features, you are out of luck my friend!

Then I thought, maybe this girl doesn't have a computer? Maybe she can't afford an MP3? The point is, she looked happy with her mess.

Well, I gotta go take this call on my hands free cell phone, because I am too lazy to take my phone out of my purse and hold the phone to my ear.

"Hello?... Can you hear me now? Oh, I am on my hands free ear set. ... Hang on a sec, let me just take it off.."


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

curious is me

You know how they say curiosity killed the cat. Well... I am that cat, but not dead of course.

Honestly, what is my problem?

If you're gonna tell me you know something I can't know, I am better off not knowing that there is something I can't know. (phiouff...I hope you get that!)

"Come on", I say, "just tell me". I NEED TO KNOW!!

This phenomenon may explain why it's very difficult for me to be surprised. Because of my curiosity, I tend to be very attentive to small details.

The worst thing that can possibly exist is when you hear your name from far... Now my attention is devoted 100% to that conversation, no matter what! Good or bad, I NEED TO KNOW what they are talking about!!!

That's all for now.
Wait... I think I just heard my name! TTYL.