Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bottega Veneta or Vogue, learn how to translate! or Just have less.

Bottega Veneta Knot Clutch. I don't have a preference, I'll take whatever.

I like Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier.  His profile in one of the latest New Yorker issues is extremely well written, he seems like a very straightforward kind of guy.

Listen to what he says about the It bag.

"The It Bag is a totally marketed bullshit crap. You make a bag, you put all the components in it that you think could work, you send it out to a couple of celebrities, you get the paparazzi to shoot just when they walk out of their house. You sell that to the cheap tabloids, and you say in a magazine that there's a waiting list. And you run an ad campaign at the same time. I don't believe that's how you make something that's lasting — that becomes iconic as a design."

How can you not like him... because we all know the truth but nobody says it.

I was reading/researching the last issue of Vogue Collections. At the Bottega Veneta page, we have a quote from Tomas Maier. 

Quote from the magazine:
""I don't like making clothes for real life events." said designer Tomas Maier. "I like real life". And so, for his S/S 2011 collection he focuses on..."

Wait, what??? What does this mean? I reread the sentence and it still doesn't make sense. He seemed pretty articulate in The New Yorker. He couldn't have possibly said that. It makes no sense.

Minutes later, I decide to read the french paragraph. It starts like this:
"Je n'aime pas creer pour le tapis rouge. J'aime la vraie vie."
Ok, even somebody that is not fluent in French would know that "tapis rouge" means "red carpet". That's all you need to know to understand the correct meaning of the sentence that was lost in the English translation. 
"I don't like making clothes for the red carpet. I like real life" is a little bit different from "I don't like making clothes for real life events. I like real life."
I just wonder, such a prestigious magazine as Vogue can't afford a better translator. Are they using google translate too?
I mean, really, do I have to do everybody's work?

The New Yorker profile ends like this.

"He's also anti-materialism: "I'm not somebody who likes to possess. I'm not the person who has six hundred suits. I want to have two suits. Actually, I want to have one suit, and I replace it." He applies that feeling to how people should shop, insisting that Bottega's goods are not beyond the reach of the middle class, which has been trained to want too many things. "Anyone, he said, could afford one $550 hand-painted cashmere scarf,"  "'Just have less,'" he said.""


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Valentino Spring Couture 2011

I will wear this to a picnic...
and this one goes with my chocolate...
and this one with my caffe frappe
and this one... maybe goes to a ball .
this one... kind of short... maybe wear it around the house.

All images from

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Black and White

I can't decide if I like my hair up or not.
Who cares? Good that we have color photographs. And Macs to make them black and white.

Fact of the Day~this picture is the world’s first photograph called "View from the Window at Le Gras" (circa 1826), taken and developed by French photographer pioneer Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. He called this process "heliography" or sun drawing – it certainly was a long process: the exposure time was about 8 hours.~

Quote of the Day~Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.~Jacques Henri Lartigue

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Disney Hall and more

Disney Hall
Main Concert Hall
Designed by Frank Gehry

These pictures were taken by me with my iphone. Anyway, made me look him up and find his other buildings to post here.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
Dancing Building, Prague
Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA

Fact of the Day:~It all started with him deconstructing his own home in Santa Monica. On the 22nd Street. I will go there and take a photograph myself.~

Quote of the Day:~Architecture should speak of its time and place,but yearn for timelessness.~

Monday, January 24, 2011


 Millions of calories. Paradise.Happiness.
No, no, no, please don't make me eat this.
They are evil sweets and I don't want them around me.

 I taste so good, I was made after a french recipe. I melt in your mouth.
 No, thank you.
 Eating me will change your life.
 How many calories do you have?
 Are you aware, Eclair, that I will have to walk one hour on the treadmill just to have the pleasure of eating you?
 I am worth it. Or, as they say, "L'Eclair. Because you're worth it."
 I don't know about that.
 As they say in France, La Joie de Vivre. Obviously you don't have this in the US. Fine, I will go offer myself somewhere else.
 He starts walking away.
 Wait, wait, wait! Don't go. I'll eat you!

               Fact of the Day~ Europe was    introduced to chocolate when Christopher Columbus brought back cocoa beans from the Caribbean islands from his 1502 voyage.

               Quote of the Day~ I can resist anything but temptation~ Oscar Wilde

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Downtown LA. MOCA.

Here we are ready for another adventure.
Me ready for the adventure. I am not sure about this color. Ochre. The pigment is one of the earliest ones used by mankind, derived from natural tinted clay. I guess it would work for the day... I feel pre-historic after this find. 
MOCA Entrance
Alberto Giacometti sculpures
Robert Rauschenberg

You can observe here the ancient Ochre color brought together with a modern art steel piece. 

Fact of the Day~Early museums began as the private collections of wealthy individuals, families or institutions of art and rare or curious natural objects and artifacts. These were often displayed in so-called wonder rooms or cabinets of curiosities. Public access was often possible for the "respectable", especially to private art collections, but at the whim of the owner and his staff.~

Quote of the Day~All the sculptures of today, like those of the past, will end one day in pieces... So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life. ~ Alberto Giacometti

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Test Your Shoe IQ

Is the title of an actual article in Marie Claire magazine.
Image from 

I am not saying that we all should be a member of Mensa. But to test my shoe IQ is one of the most ridiculous concepts I have ever heard. Do some magazines have a task of making us dumber and dumber in every issue? I know it is just fashion, so let's just play along...? If I am paying $5 for a magazine I want something in return, even if the magazine I am buying is not The New Scientist. Is it too much to ask that aside from looking at ads  I would like to learn something?
Not to rip Marie Claire off... it is just the one that came my way, I am sure you can find dumb-ing articles in almost any women's magazine.
But, just clicking on their website takes me to these titles, on their very main page.
"Should dumping happen fast or slow?"
"Would you marry a robot?"
"Do you have a smelly belly?"

Getting ready to take the Shoe IQ test. I hope I will pass. 

Fact of the Day ( so you won't leave this blog learning nothing)

~Shoes all over the world were identical until the nineteenth century, when left- and right-footed shoes were first made in Philadelphia.~

Quote of the Day

~Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.~ Marilyn Monroe

After I pass the IQ test I will debate how it is to be married with a robot.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Golden Globes

It seems that nobody could identify these two dresses. I had to actually make an account with Huffington Post to give them a clue. This is good, now I have an account and I can complain every time I see something wrong.  
This dress is Lorena Sarbu Beverly Hills
And this dress is Lorena Sarbu Beverly Hills also.
She is a Romanian girl that is my FB friend, and I am nice and I promote my facebook friends. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Riddle Riddle

We have this world famous brand. It all started with a woman from France.
See,  it wasn't that hard. Everything in this picture is Chanel.
Only one object in this picture is Chanel.
That One object doesn't appear in this picture.

Riddle 1: What is the missing object?

Riddle 2: Who is the designer of this wonderful dress?

Riddle 3: What goes around the world but stays in a corner?

The person who will give the correct answers is going to: win the dress/ win a day trip at the Biggest Loser camp, at Calamigos Ranch located in the Malibu Canyon. I will provide the lunch.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Of sunsets

This was yesterday,
one of the most memorable sunsets.
I will happily wear colors if they come in this print.
Somebody please paint this for me.

Of colors

    The dress that didn't get to go to the party

As I am slowly but surely working on my clothing line, I keep thinking about colors. What colors should I use? Do I even like colors? Do other people like colors?I love bright colors when other people are wearing them… When I wear something bright, I feel like I have a huge flash light on me, right above my head, at any given time. So I prefer wearing neutrals and at least being able to make the decision that I want attention or that I want to be invisible.
For example, I was getting ready going to this party in Beverly Hills the other night.
Red Dress— Do I really want to take the attention off the host? Red Dress—Out.
Green sequins top— Am I too shiny? Will I be the only one wearing green? Will I blend with the plants? Green top—Out.
Yellow dress, Blue Dress—Out and Out.
Jeans—to casual for the event. Even they are my saviors in any given moment.
I ended up wearing beige and black.
“So boring!” you think.
“But not at all.” I say.
Because none of the people at the party had any of these thoughts cross their mind. So there was a bright red dress, and green, yellow and so on, shine on… so, I ended up being the exception… and simplicity is never boring, I think. As Leonardo says “ Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Da Vinci, not Di Caprio.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Maison Martin Margiela Glass Slippers
You can buy them as a pair
Or one at the time.

The price is $2,580, which I think includes the prince.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

To be or not to be

at Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach, CA filming CSY Miami. I guess to be.
Miami Wall.
I have an important crime to solve.
Just kidding. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Should I or shouldn't I
go to sleep?
Please observe the beautiful necklace that I am wearing. 
The dress is Vivienne Westwood.
The necklace was on some Sports Illustrated cover...I mean, there are so many chains, you can go to Ralphs and buy sushi just wearing that and you'll be fine. That's what I wore today.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

So we are going for a walk

In between gym and a walk, I will always choose the walk. And if the walk turns into this, well, that is even better. What you need: walking shoes or no shoes, working out clothes or a bikini, a camera or a phone and Malibu. The rest is free.
So, you start your walk...
The tide is low, so there's plenty of room...
You see some Christmas trees... or wanna be...
Birds too...
Is that Diego?
Bahamas flag-shirt in Malibu. 
Sunset already?
And it's dark.
Hmm, I really enjoyed my walk. Great iphone pictures, by the way.