Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Nicole confirms pregnancy

Nicole Richie has finally confirmed pregnancy rumors in an interview with Diane Sawyer to air on Good Morning America on Thursday and Friday of this week, as well as on 20/20 on Friday night. "Yes, I am. We are. I'm almost four months," Richie tells Sawyer, with boyfriend Joel Madden at her side. The diminutive star also speaks candidly about why young Hollywood are so badly behaved, her arrest and upcoming jail time, and how she thinks her actions might have affected young girls who look up to her. "I have a responsibility and it's something that I did wrong, and if I could personally apologize to every single person that has lost a loved one from drunk driving I would," Richie says. "And unfortunately I can't, but this is my way of paying my dues and taking responsibility and being an adult."

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Katie and Suri take Berlin - Just Jared

Frugal-Fashionista does Eva Mendes

Britney's boys cry for help - Dlisted

Kirsten Dunst upsets her new neighbors - ICYDK

Li'l Kim shoes L-Lo some love - Popbytes

Usher insists his wedding is still on - Us mag

Cindy Crawford's daughter is a total mini-me - Popsugar

Courtney Love is working worse and worse - I'm Not Obsessed

Bobbi Brown Nail Polish SS07

Last weekend while the makeup lady at MAC was trying on loads of eye shadow colours on my sister, I wondered over to the Bobbi Brown counter and fell in love with the BB salesgirl's makeup. She had a 'light' (as in not as dramatic as most of MAC's salespeople's makeup,) smokey eye. She proceeded to try it on me but they were out of a certain shimmery, creamy eye shadow base so the eye shadow didn't look at all impressive on me, (or maybe it's just that the salesgirl was really pretty herself -that is so unfair!)

Next I noticed her nails and loved the colour. They were a lovely milky, white-ish, pinkish, champagne colour. They were exactly what I was looking for -something milky, but not plain white or pink. But I didn't realise Bobbi Brown made nail polishes at that point so I didn't ask her where she got her nail polish from. Later on, a friend told me Bobbi Brown did actually make nail polish so I decided to head to another Bobbi Brown counter in the hopes that the salesgirl's nail polish was from BB. After looking through the six shades, half of which were already out of stock, I guessed it was Tutu.

Since I have zero skills in painting nails, I got someone to do it for me while getting a facial. The results were... a bit more pink than I anticipated. Now that I've had time to accustome myself to painted nails, I suppose they don't look as pink as they first looked. Actually I think I may be starting to like the colour! (Haha sorry, this is my 28 hours of thoughts after getting my nails done.)

The one really big thing I must complain however is that BB nail polish seems to chip REALLY easily. Admittedly, I've got three layers on because I wanted the colour to completely cover up my nails so maybe the polish on my nails is really thick. But I've been pretty careful about using my fingers in the past day and it's not like I'm doing any nail-polish-chipping activities. (Although did you know msn-ing people is terrible for your nail polish? Too much constant typing!) BG justifies the chipping to me as "Bobbi Brown isn't exactly known for their nail polish". I know but still, I expected more from the brand and the price! Oh well.

Nail-painting is such an irritating and time-consuming activity, who know? No wonder I only ever experiment with nail polish during school holidays! Please let me know what other nail polish brands chip or scratch easily so we can all avoid them!

Image credit: www.bobbibrown.co.uk

Ryan and Sandra to co-star

Canadian hottie Ryan Reynolds is reportedly in final talks to co-star with Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy called The Proposal. Bullock will play a demanding boss who is suddenly facing deportation to Canada and makes a deal to "wed" her young assistant (Reynolds).

Jake and Reese: still on?

Maybe the romance between Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon isn't over after all. A photographer snapped this shot of the supercute couple outside Gyllenhaal's Hollywood Hills home this week.

Star finally admits to gastric bypass

Star Jones Reynolds is finally admitting to having gastric bypass surgery - nearly four years after the fact. In the September issue of Glamour, Jones Reynolds says she chose only to admit she'd undergone a "medical intervention" because, says says, "First, I didn't know if the surgery would work. I had spent my entire adult life telling everyone I was fine with the way I looked. I never thought I'd have to explain it. But the complete truth is, I was scared of what people might think of me." In a first-person essay begun on August 19, 2003, Jones Reynolds writes, "I was so angry. How had I allowed myself to get to 307 pounds? Whenever I felt lonely, a Double Whopper with cheese became my friend. If I felt sad, six strips of bacon made me feel better... Even though I claimed to be just fine with my weight, I saw how other women [colleagues] were treated like the girlfriend, while I was treated like the good friend. To compensate for my insecurities, I spoke louder and ate more." Since the surgery, Jones Reynolds says she is working on having a positive self-image. "Every day I am learning to let go of my insecurities and acknowledge that I don't have all the answers, which is okay."

Nicole's CHANEL bags

Pe langa gentile Hermes si Balenciaga, pe care le are in diverse culori, Nicole Richie adora Chanel.

Victoria in Pucci

Pentru o plimbare in Los Angeles cu cei trei baieti, Victoria a ales o rochie Pucci, Hermes Birkin bag si ochelari din colectia proprie. Inca o tinuta impecabila, 100% Posh style.

Monday, July 30, 2007

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does Kate Hudson

Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox hit the beach - I'm Not Obsessed

ICYDK has some unflattering pics of Britney

...and so does Just Jared

Angie Everheart and Joe Pesci engaged !??! - Dlisted

Christie Turlington does V mag - Popbytes

Britney's attorney fears she may be the target of kidnappers - TMZ

Mary-Kate Olsen on the set of Weeds - Popsugar

Jenna Elfman welcomes baby boy

Jenna Elfman and her husband became proud parents of a son last week in LA. Story Elias Elfman was born on July 23 at 7 lbs, 2 oz, and is already a fan of "classical music, a clean diaper, mom's boobs and long naps," says Elfman's rep. "Story wants to give big props to his mom for all the hard work."

Spederline to officially divorce today

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline will finalize their divorce today. Lawyers for KFed and the popstar are in court to get an LA County Superior Court judge to sign off on their settlement. Spears's lawyer will make a motion to keep the custody and support arrangements secret. According to TMZ, however, Federline is receiving $15,000 a month in child support from Spears, plus $20,000 a month in spousal support - although according to the prenup, all payments will cease in November. Custody is expected to be 50/50, but TMZ reports that neither party is happy with this arrangement and could return to court to ask for a change.

Gwen to helm new mag?

Will Gwen Stefani be the next celeb to have a magazine attached to her name? Rumor is that the popstar is coupling with Jane mag founder Jane Pratt to develop a new glossy for teens and 20-somethings. When Jane folded, Pratt alluded to a new project though didn't mention Stefani, but the L.A.M.B. designer may just be the perfect muse for the project.

TSL canceled

The Simple Life has officially been canceled, according to a source at the E! network. Overexposure is reportedly to blame for the end of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie's "reality" show. "We felt like the real life drama of their lives overshadowed anything happening on the show," says the insider. "Viewers would see Paris all day long on the news about her going to jail, so they didn't care about seeing her camping with kids. It just was too played out." Richie also became difficult to work with, adds the source: "Paris carried the show. She was the one willing to do anything. Nicole was the diva."

Depp to resume Hunter S. Thompson role

Seven years after the project was announced, Johnny Depp may soon begin production on Hunter S. Thompson's autobiographical novel The Rum Diary. Depp would resume his Fear and Loathing role in the flick, loosely based on gonzo author Thompson's experiences working as a freelance journalist in Puerto Rico in the late 1950s. The Oscar-winning producer of The Departed has acquired the rights to the film, and a rep for his production company said it was hoped production will begin shortly after principle photography is completed on Depp's next film, Shantaram.

Office Fashion: Suits I

Ah work clothes. I must say, I've always somewhat dreaded wearing it before- especially business formal. I always thought that it looked more like a uniform, and since my high school uniform, which resembled a prisoner's outfit, I never want to go back to wearing them again. But alas, the real world beckons. So lets take a look into office fashion and start with suit jackets.
Suits. The first thing that pops to mind is Giorgio Armani. As I always say when I write runway reviews about them, these are the things that makes me want to work hard. Don't they just look so sexy and stylish? (Left: Giorgio Armani, Right: Ralph Lauren)
But of course, in the real world, suits are not that sexy. For my first suit, I followed my best friend's lead, and went for the Theory, Hayward (left)(and no, I did not deliberately choose the same cutting, but I found that it fitted me best). Theory isn't Armani, but its pretty good. And the fit is quite good too. But still, for the first few times I wore it, I still felt very conscious of myself, uncomfortable and old. Like I was a poser, pretending to look professional when I'm not. But this summer, having worn it more often (almost like an uniform- changing the shirt of course- such a good investment!), I'm actually feeling much more comfortable in it (maybe I've aged too!). My friend once said that wearing a suit makes her feel sexy and I was confused- now I get it!
Just witness Calista Flockheart in Brothers and Sisters. Doesn't look like an uniform at all! She just looks very chic and put together.
I think the trick to looking good in suits is the fit. So try until you find the right one. Typically, I find one button suit jackets fit the best- for me anyway(note how this whole post is filled with one button suits). They also look slightly more casual, giving it a younger and chic look. (left: Elie Tahari, right: BCBG). My only problem is that my chest is small, so I have to be careful that I don't find an one button suit that is too loose in the chest- disaster! Some cheaper options, from Express (left) and J Crew (right). Who knew J Crew HAD suits? Turns out they have a pretty good selection, so go check it out.
Besides black, I also got one (very cheap from a local store in HK) with very thin stripes. Not quite as bold as these ones from Max Studio (left) and Express (right), but these are quite nice and sharp too. Next I'm looking to get a suit in grey (not sure dark or soft yet!) and beige/white (for summer)....wow, its like a whole new door of fashion has opened up- but all this will probably be when I actually get a real full time job.

Image Credit: Elle, BCBG, Express, Nordstrom, Max Studio and Brothers and Sisters

Amerie's shirt dress

Amerie, la Londra, a purtat o rochie camasa de la GAP, pantofi bej Christian Louboutin si Balenciaga motorcycle bag.

Paulina Rubio

Paulina arata cool imbracata in pantaloni scurti, top largut, bolero. Tinuta este completata de accesoriile albe - palarie, geanta, ochelari, care ii dau un aer fresh.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

A few weekend pics

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Ali Larter, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jessica Alba at Comic Con

Kirsten Dunst shopping in Saint Germain

Mandy Moore, Petra Nemcova and Christie Turlington at the OCRF Super Saturday benefit

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Steve Martin weds

Steve Martin wed Anne Stringfield, a 35-year-old former writer for the New Yorker, in front of 75 guests at his LA home yesterday. SNL creator Lorne Michaels served as best man at the event, for which Martin was sporting an Inspector Clouseau moustache (for the upcoming sequel to the Pink Panther remake). The guests, who included Tom Hanks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy and Carl Reiner, were told only that they were invited to Martin's house for a "party" - the wedding was a complete surprise.


Christina cancels 2 concerts

An expectant Christina Aguilera has had to cancel two concerts in Melbourne, Australia, on the recommendation of doctors. Aguilera has been prescribed complete bed rest for the next few days as a result of a viral upper respiratory tract infection with a high fever and abnormal coughing. "I want to personally apologize to all of my fans for having to cancel my last two shows here in Melbourne," the singer said in a message. "Unfortunately, I have fallen ill with a bad flu virus." A number of tour staffers have also caught the flu bug.

Eddie Murphy engaged

New baby daddy Eddie Murphy popped the question to girlfriend Tracey Edmonds last week. The Shrek star reportedly presented Edmonds with a massive yellow diamond engagement ring. The couple are planning "a private wedding," a friend told OK! mag. "Something low key and very romantic." Murphy previously wed Nicole Mitchell in a lavish $1.5 million bash in 1993.


Summer Shoes by Devotte

Don't miss the summer sale at acclaimed Brooklyn boutique Bird. There are some amazing finds and they offer a great online selection as well. Owner Jennifer Mankins has exquisite taste and always knows the best labels. These adorable shoes by Devotte are marked down from $265 to $139.

Hilary's fashion obsessions

In numarul din august al revistei "Seventeen" Hilary Duff vorbeste despre obsesiile ei in materie de vestimentatie.

6 Common Tips for Male Accessories

As a business or working class associates, you would want to make sure that every aspect of your look is carefully put together. Therefore, this quick primer on what your accessories should be to ensure you look totally coordinated when you present yourself in important office meeting, special client meeting, ballroom function, seminars and so on.
  • Make sure you keep everything in complementary colours. Therefore, if your suit is brown, donot wear a tie that clashes. Keeping shoes, ties and cravats in coordinated shades makes you look immediately put together with a great deal of thought.
  • You can always add a dash of colour with your tie or a shawl (if you're wearing ethnic). Make sure these don't contrast too loudly with.
  • Do invest few good pair of cufflinks.
  • Your handkerchiefs should be monogrammed with your initials, it always adds a touch of class.
  • Your belt should be a pure leather belt, and avoid the flashy buckle. Save it for your casual outing and hang around. you need to look suave and polished in these environment.
  • Do get a dress watch. This may not be gold or diamond number, but a dress watch will automatically upgrade your look.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

2007 Trend: The Slogan Tees

80's styled, bright-coloured slogan tees are 'in' this year. This unfortunate trend was started by House of Holland, which basically makes loads of this kind of tees. I suppose one of the reasons why it caught people's attention was the cheeky slogans about other designers and models, (such as "Do Me Daily Christopher Bailey" and "Wham Bam Thank You Stam" or somthing like that.) I really didn't mind this trend back when the only people I saw wearing the tees were in magazines and websites. Unfortunately, my local department store has recently started selling them and now I'm actually seeing the tees worn on people and featured in local magazines around me! Bleh, I'm obviously no fan of this look.

And thanks to rising model Agyness Deyn, who is claimed to be 'cool and hip' by various magazines, House of Holland tees are now also considered to be 'cool and hip'. Uh, tacky colours much? (And I mean both Aggy's makeup and the tee, or maybe it's the combination of both.)

If you simply can't resist this trend, consider these very affordable choices by Urban Outfitters (left) and Top Shop (right.) Just because I don't like this trend doesn't mean I'm going to stop you from experimenting. Afterall, fashion's meant to be fun too and I'm sure lots of people out there love this trend!

So ok, I still don't completely get why so many people and supposedly classy magazines like Vogue are crazy for these tees. They're just so... unclassy and flashy. But I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Plus, trends pass by so quickly these days, so why not? What does everyone think about this trend?

Photo credit: http://www.style.com/, http://www.topshop.com/, http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/