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PAPER TIGERS

In Life, Think about this on May 9, 2011 at 11:11 pm

read it.

http://nymag.com/print/?/news/features/asian-americans-2011-5/

made even more relevant after all the stir amy chua’s Tiger Moms caused. I think this is the best cultural reflection essay on asian americans I have read to date. seriously. (if you’ve ever read one of those ridiculous out of date, just plain irrelevant cultural reflection essays–like the ones I’ve had to read because my middle school english teacher was really big on diversity and learning about our diverse student body’s cultures–you’ll really appreciate this one just because it’s at least relevant.)

ALMOST SUMMER

In Beautiful, Current Obsession, Life on May 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I was lucky enough today to go home for lunch (actually not that lucky b/c i was running errands) but I got a chance to snag some almost summer tomatoes, cheese, bread, and prosciutto from the market. I had myself a cute little picnic on my fire escape accompanied with soft music and whimsical river breeze flowing over from the charles. The tomatoes were sweet, juicy and just perfect which could only mean that summer is around the corner!!!

summer tomatoes always make me think of picnics and french plein air markets! (tomatoes are summer fruits, yes fruits, and they are mouthwatering. if you don’t believe me pick up a copy of french women for all seasons (written by the author of why french women don’t get fat) she, like me, raves about summer tomatoes 😉

It’s definitely warm enough to do this!!!


….and it will be warm enough to do this soon!!!


BUY BVLGARI, SAVE CHILDREN?!

In Fashion, Life, Think about this on May 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm

BVLGARI has recently pledged 7.5 Mil to Save the Children Fund, and part of this pledge comes from proceeds of BVLGARI Save the Children Ring sales. The ring retails for $370 and for every ring sold, BVLGARI gives $75 to Save the Children. Among 30 high profile bloggers given the opportunity to be an “embassador” (their rings most likely complimentary) to promote awareness (of the fund or the ring?) is seaofshoes & refinery29.

Could this be possibly another ill designed marketing ploy that exploits world issues, children, and people’s emotions? Support a child, shellout $370 for this subtle badge of honor that lets everyone know you’ve saved children while being on trend.

Granted, I’m not much of a BVLGARI fan–if David Yurman were to do a 100% of proceeds go to charity, you would see me pressing my nose against those glass displays at the store–I’m a bit put off by this. Doesn’t it seem a bit unethical? BVLGARI “pledged” 7.5 mil, each ring generates a donation of $75. I’m sure BVLGARI doesn’t plan on selling 100,000 rings (or do they..? scandalous) to uphold the pledge, but they are still pocketing revenue of $295 per ring sold.

Whatever their motivation maybe (or poor planning by their strategist), this campaign would have been astronomically more exciting were BVLGARI donating all proceeds of the rings sold. They have to fill the pledge somehow and it would have been more notable and raised fewer eyebrows with the all proceeds route.

WANT

In Beautiful, Current Obsession, Fashion, Life on May 1, 2011 at 3:42 pm

freshest pop of color i’ve seen to date this season. love love love the manta ray texture, burnished edges, cheeky accents, and the minimal look. designed for both comfort and statement! (pssst! they’re jellies!!!!)

❤ Spring is here!

although i feel like it should have been here two months ago. I love/hate boston springs. It’s absolutely lovely but ephemeral. Summer’s just around the corner so you better enjoy the balmy spring weather before it gets hot and sweaty!

for the sake of efficiency…

In Life on April 29, 2011 at 11:37 am

It takes much less time and much less effort for me to read something interesting and press “share” or “like” than for me to do a post trying to overwork my poor brain to say something witty about it. so you can find out what interesting things i’ve been finding on the internets here.

no worries, this blog will still have uncensored, too fresh, totally original content from me.

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p.s. update on my “about me”
dear my australian, malaysian, and other-countries-I-can’t-remember readers: we can now get reeeal personal, follow me on twitter

UPDATE: let’s face it. our generation is obsessed with documenting everything. we want everyone to know how bored we’re at work/school, how sick we are, how drunk we were, etc. but  don’t entirely buy that this is a mutual relationship. does everyone want to know what I had for lunch where today? –have to admit, there is a select group of ppl who do because I’m really good at picking restaurants ;)  regardless, i’m caving in and making it easier for you to track my every move. peek into my google reader to see what i’ve been reading/liking lately, and follow me on twitter to track my moodswings. one thing i’m not caving into: i refuse to check in to places and let ppl know real time where i am. that’s just creepy. 

SPRING IS HERE!!!!!

In Beautiful, Current Obsession, Fashion, Life on April 11, 2011 at 9:12 pm

She has finally graced us with her presence in Boston! This could only mean….. afternoon tea parties, long sunday brunches, and sundresses!!!!!!! Oh how I longed for thee all winter long ❤

lovely florals from D&G

SAVE EARTH, SAVE YOUR SODA CAN TOPS

In Current Obsession, Fashion, Life on April 11, 2011 at 8:51 pm

 

these fun Maison Martin Margiela 11’s are $360 a pop, but do I smell a sweeet DIY project?!?! (yes. 20 PBR’s later, if sloshed me can find pliers and o rings.) Boston Marathon is this weekend…. who wants to run 26.2 beer miles?!!?

If you’re size 8…

In DEALS, Fashion on April 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

and you’re looking for a blazer or a trench, you’re in incredible luck. check out these babies and snatch ’em up @yoox before anyone else doesssss!!!! (YSL Rive Gauche Fall-Winter line is on crazy sale. I would definitely stock up if they had these lovelies in my sizeeeee)

snag this here
(price after serious slashing? $215. unbelievable that’s like 90% off)

snag this here
($440 after criminal price slashing)

Brief update from the basement lab

In Fashion, Think about this on April 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Life of the sad gradstudent have taken over the life of a happy sue who does grad school as a side gig. Things are getting better, and i wanted to do a quick update on my previous post the coveted before i go on posting more things.

they actually had serious bad pr involving copyright infringement issues with another blog who uses the-coveted.com. so they’ve officially changed their blog to thecoveteur.com. I guess the blogosphere wasn’t too kind to the new kid on the block. kids can be so mean these days.

can’t shake off the bad taste after all this hoopla about how this “high powered” new blog (good connections) was trying to overtake the “little girl next door” blog. it could have gone down soo much nicer: “oh you’ve been using the-coveted.com? sorry, i saw that the domain name thecoveted.com was still avail. i’ll be nice and change my name.” how’s that for good will?

seriously, bloggers need to stop throwing hissy fits.

thecoveteur.com still has beautiful pictures and lets you take a peep inside the coveted closets of fashion insiders!

New kid on the block

In Beautiful, Current Obsession, Fashion on January 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

There is a new kid on the block and this kid’s got the right swagger.

all pictures from THE COVETED

This nascent blog [THE COVETED], proposed to blow up into superblogdom, has been touted as the Selby for your closet. In my opinion, it is still too young/inexperienced to be justly considered a comparable blog to the Selby, but it’s interesting enough for me to add it to my go to blogs during the wee hours of boredom. (scroll down to see what my blog roll looks like)

THE COVETED features a sneak peak into closets of little known fashion darlings (the pr girls, the big time but small name editors, etc). their covet worthy items are juxtaposed against various furnitures and art. It’s up close and personal and you do get a taste of the person behind the clothes which is always nice.

we’ll just have to wait and see if it lives up to the hype.

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and now… for sue’s blogroll

coco + kelley
the cherry blossom girl
sea of shoes
park and cube
jak & jil
the selby
(sometimes garance dore and the sartorialist if i’ve really run out of things to look at… and knight cat)