LIFE or death

It's Halloween! The day of betraying the dark under world or pretending to be a familiar character-- wearing make-up, mask and costumes to disguise the face behind the mask. But just because its Halloween doesn't mean you have to continue to betray death after the festive celebration or remain hiding behind the mask.

You have the ability to speak life or death in your life. Choose today to speak LIFE!
Be confident about who you are, if you don't like something, change it for the good.

Fashionable Technology!

High Tech meets High Fashion...

Who would have ever thought technology could look so...well, FASHIONABLE?! Or, shall I say COUTURE. I believe everything has a face lift and the face lift to technology has come in 2009. All praises goes to the surgeons, designer Douglas Little, Dell & Bergdorf Goodman’s senior director of visual presentation, David Hoey, who teamed up to make the croc-skin, Swarovski crystal, luxe trimmings laptops a fashion reality. The collaboration between designer, mogul tech and high-end department store created a limited- edition of opulent Adamo laptop skins, which evoke a meaning “Tales of Technology".

Ultimate Temptation & The Princess and the PC are my favorites, definitely expresses my personal style. See what Little has to say about the inspirations behind the " Tales of Technology". Pretty interesting...

Ultimate Temptation

“This one’s obviously based on Eve, the apple, and the snake,” says Little about the biblically inspired Swarovski serpent. “Michael Schmidt, a costume designer who does Cher, Madonna, and Grace Jones, collaborated with me on this.”

Reshaping Technology

“This is caiman crocodile skin, which we pieced together,” says Little. “We just used its shape to make the corsetry. It’s all hand-stitched and embellished with black-diamond Swarovski crystals.”

The Princess and the PC

“The story of the Princess and the Pea is that the princess is the only one who can feel the pea underneath her mattresses, so this speaks to the idea that this is the slimmest laptop available,” Little reveals about this laser-etched mother-of-pearl design.

Divine Design

“This laptop is about chemical symbolism and the idea of the beginning and the ending; it’s about creation,” says Little. “I wanted to use a primitive concept that had a lot of historical research as the basis but also that felt like a lush brooch and very relevant to what’s currently happening in fashion.” Its accompanying window includes a trio of hoop-skirted mannequins styled after Russian nesting dolls.

Fall Fashion Inspiration: London Mode 60's

I love and appreciate everything old fashion and vintage from cars to clutches, jewelry to music records and most of all FASHION! Some of my clothing pieces are influenced from the pass, or should I say a little nostalgic. Vintage represents my personal style. So, this fall I am going to allow the London Mode 1960's look inspire me. Maybe I will try a new hair cut, with bangs.

If you are inspired by the 1960's Mode Look, visit your local stores such as Banana Republic, Gap, Zara and/or Anthropologie to capture your inspirational pieces.

And, remember, fashion is nostalgic it always seems to come back around from past to present to future.

Royal Highness: The Ashes for Beauty Queen

who: Janet Jackson
what: First Interview after MJ's Death
when: October Issue of Harper's Bazaar
next project: New album due next spring

Snippet from interview with Harper's Bazaar Magazine

...For all her quietness, Janet is acutely aware of image and the power she has, especially with young women. She is completing a book called True You, about diet and self-esteem. "It was originally about weight loss," she says. Famously up and down in weight, Janet shed 60 pounds in four months in 2006. She has been in turn envied and criticized for her figure, which has varied from girlish in Herb Ritts's 1990 "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" video to muscly (2004's infamous Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction") to bigger when she takes time out. "But I wanted it to be more about my triggers. I can be an emotional eater." Her voice lowers. "Of late, I have been doing that, yes. It started when I was very little. My brothers were gone on tour a lot, and I would miss them so much. Certain things in my life would become triggers. I wish I'd had a book like this when I was that young. People forget that everyone has things going on." And with the album, tour, book, and film coming up next year, Janet has a lot going on. "It's still important to face reality, and not that I'm running, but sometimes you just need to get away for a second." [...]