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Oh Lawd !!!Q-tip +Ms Badu=New Trace Issue

19 March 2008, 16.26 | Posted in Books | No comments »

oh lawd Oh Lawd !!!Q tip +Ms Badu=New Trace Issue

Yes It’s the Legendary Q-tip and Eryka Badu on the latest Cover of Trace magazine that you can Download Here For Free  !!!!!

I Rediscovered Q-tip  about two years ago when my friend enjay was ranting and raving about him and Then I saw him spinning with Mark Ronson( Great Duo!!) and I was a fan..

And Miss Badu an Irreverent style setter who changed the destiny of any Boy or man Named Tyrone for ever with her  famous Hit..

I have to share My fave Q-tip song ..to all the Ladies out there ..Vivrant Thang!!!!

Enjoy..SgP

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LaBron & Tom Brady’s Woman on Cover of Vogue

14 March 2008, 12.37 | Posted in Books | No comments »

LaBron LaBron & Tom Bradys Woman on Cover of Vogue

LeBron, as you can see, is on this month’s cover of Vogue. The photograph is arresting, I’ll give the man behind the camera that, but other than that there’s definitely shit about this image that irritates me, but rather than climb up on top of a soapbox (it’s way too early for that!), I’m gonna break this thing down like a report card:

Vogue’s willingness to put a black model on the cover even when the male subject is a brother: F (Though maybe this should be a “C” since this is very typical, come-to-be-expected kind of shit out of Vogue.)

Level of stertotypical poking at race relationships by pairing the hulking black man with the frail white chick: C

Hilariousness of dumb-ass/ignorant comments made by fashion bloggers attempting to comment on either LeBron or the game of hoops: B+

Wrongness of pairing Picasso-face (that would be Gisele) with LeBron when she already has an extremely high-profile relationship with a very famous– albeit not nearly as hulking–professional athlete (that would be frat-boy archtypeTom Brady): C+

Ickiness of being Gisele knowing that your boyfriend once had a semi-serious relationship with Tara Reid: A++++

Cheers!

Lois: HighSnobette at Hotmail dot com
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Lucky Girl

07 March 2008, 18.00 | Posted in Books, Other | No comments »

Every month I receive Lucky magazine and every month I browse through and end up feeling vaguely annoyed. Yes, every issues features some cute items, but for some reason the mag’s tone just bugs the shit out of me. The editors try to act like they don’t sit sharp-elbow-to-elbow in the Condenast cateriea with those fashionista lunatics from Vogue, but we all know they’re counting their croutons just as carefully, ‘cept they’re all quirky/cutesie/making jokes about about  it, like, “Isn’t the whole obsession with dress size just nutty??” At least the Vogue girls are straight-up-no-chaser about their weight issues.

Anyway, now that THAT rant is out of the way, in this month’s issue editor-in-chief Kim France in her editor’s letter highlighted a staffer, Cat Marnell, who, we have to admit is every bit as cute as France makes her out to be. Granted, her name is over-the-top hip (and, well, I was gonna make some comment about her being a trusty, but even if she is–and that would be quite the assumption, it’s not her fault she landed in a life in which money was thrown at her from day one), her beauty tips are right on.

LuckyGirl Lucky Girl

^^Cat: Proving that hair and makeup is a lot like sauce, it’s better when it’s had a day to marinate.

“If you want hair like mine, all you have to do is fry it. It’s totally damanged from years of coloring. And because I’m so worried about the damage, I’ll do anything to avoid washing it and have a whole arsenal of products to help me avoid doing so, which include hair fragrance, dry shampoo and hairspray. The is probably where I get all that texture. Also, I find that chanding your part can work wonders.

Re: makeup, she says, “I come into the office in the morning with just undereye concealer and mascara. Then I wait for the bags of makeup to come in. I try everything–especially dark brown and black eyeliner–so at the end of the day I’m wearing tons of eyeliner, nine coats of mascara, and a lipcolor that I will never be able to replicate, even if it’s really great, because it’s like seven different nude shades”

Now granted, I don’t quite buy the story in totality and this type of beauty regime would make the average person look like a homeless loon, but because she’s such a kewpie doll cutie and has a talent for telling a good self-depracating yarn, I’m will to let the details slide.

Besos!

Lois: HighSnobette at Hotmail dot com
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Carine Roitfeld: Mon Damn Dieu!

27 February 2008, 18.01 | Posted in Books | 1 comment »

So much for thinking that Carine Roitfeld, big cheese of French Vogue, was the cool version of Anna Wintour. In a New York mag article last week, she comes off as just as big of a jerk as The Devil, albeit wrapped in a French package. In other words, her shitty attitude is more subtle and less in your face and as such takes longer to be exposed to the light of day. End of day, they’re still both peas in a mink-lined pod.  

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^^Not as successful as Anna, but much, much skinnier!

Here were some of her quotes:

“I will never be a business girl, but I will say, for Anna Wintour, I respect successful people, I like things that are success. But this is really American.” (Yeah, yeah, yeah, the usual tired stereotypes about how Americans only care about success and $$$. The reality is, Europeans find the fact that we talk so much about money boorish ’cause there, you either have it or you don’t and if you don’t, TOO BAD, peasant, you never will so stop whining!)

“I have [a scale] in my office so people always say that I weigh my staff, and it is totally wrong. All my girls are very thin and very chic and very beautiful. And if they’re not beautiful, well, then they are very charming. So people always say I weigh them, but no. I don’t weigh my girls.” (No scale, but you’re either a toothpick or a fat, funny girl. Even Anna has never said anything this gross. She thinks it no doubt, but at least she has the brains to keep her trap shut about it.)

Remarking on an assistant, she states, “Doesn’t she look like Nicole Kidman? I told you all the girls who work at French Vogue vewy skinny and beautiful.” (The token fat, charming girl got fired last week apparently.)

On on recent vacation to Thailand, she comments, “You think this will be so glamorous. You have this idea in your mind and then you get there and the people in the hotel…there were lots of people there who were fat and like that.” (Poor Carine, having to rub shoulders with commoners–fat ones no less!)

And she doesn’t know how to use a computer (lame) and “her girls” are not allowed to wear sneakers in the office (also lame, shows no appreciation for streetwear trends). Though she’s also banned Uggs, which, hey, no one’s entirely evil!

Je T’embrasse!

Lois: HighSnobette at Hotmail.com

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Gucci: Frida & Elle Put It Down!

18 February 2008, 20.38 | Posted in Books, Fashion | No comments »

Elle magazine has been killing it for a while now. That it’s not considered to be the premiere mainstream U.S. fashion mag–hands down over Vogue–is something I do not get at all. Or maybe Ms. Wintour is working some mojo that is beyond my realm of understanding. Heh, B prolly sold her damn soul to the devil is what it is.

Anyway, great feature on the new sheriffette at Gucci, Frida Giannini. ‘Member not very long ago when folks were freaking OUT when Tom Ford left, predicting all sorts of doom and gloom? Well, they aint sweating his departure any more are they? In fact, what in the hell is he doing these days anyway? Fine as ole Tom may be, shoot, Santino’s getting more play than him these days.

Here’s a sampling of some images from the Gucci shoot I liked. (Though, on a side note, fashion-smashion, let it be known that the VAST majority of $$$ this company makes is from bag sales. The clothing isn’t a significant money maker.)

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^^Say hello to Frida. She says: “The Gucci woman now can wear high heels but she doesn’t want to die in them.” Whatever that means!

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^^Another leather jacket, modeled by actress Clemence Poesy.

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^^Smoking hot Gucci bikini, modeled by r&b artist Cassie.

Kisses!

Lois: HighSnobette at Hotmail dot com (Yes’m, it’s a new email address!)

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Arkitip Issue 44 Boxset – Magazine + 3D Viewer

04 February 2008, 17.03 | Posted in Art, Books | No comments »

RTEmagicC arkitip issue44 1.jpg Arkitip Issue 44 Boxset   Magazine + 3D Viewer

For the first time ever Arkitip handed the design responsibilities for the issue edition to an outside source. That source being the design trio Wood Wood. Their 44th issue edition also served as the working catalog for the HIGHMATH exhibition that took place last week at the Pool Gallery in Berlin.

Artists that participated in the exhibition were Andrew Schoultz, Chris Lindig, Ed Templeton, Evan Hecox, Cody Hudson, CR Stecyk III, Eric Elms, Gary Benzel, Geoff McFetridge, Jo Jackson, José Parlá, Josh Petherick, Kaws, Killpixie, Michael Leon, Kevin Lyons, Michael Perry, Parra, Phil Frost, Perks, Peter Beste, Peter Sutherland, Richard Colman, Ryan Waller, Shepard Fairey, Todd St. John & Steven Harrington. If you could not make it yet, the exhibition is still running, so go check it out.

For the occasion Arkitip did not only release their latest issue. It actually came in a box set, which consisted of the magazine and also a 3D Viewer with slides of all the artwork that was also presented at the exhibition. The box set is now on sale for 45 USD here.

After the jump more pictures.
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Arkitip x Parra x Loomstate Released

19 November 2007, 17.33 | Posted in Books | No comments »

akitip parra Arkitip x Parra x Loomstate Released

Arkitip Issue 043, in collaboration with artist Parra and Loomstate has been released. an Arkitip + Parra + Loomstate Organics reusable tote bag has been produced exclusively for this issue. Inside the issue you find the works of Parra, Robin Cameron, Nieves Pick, Rasmus Norlander and many others. Once again an outstanding issue, limited to 1500 copies. Grab it now here.
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