WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT: Nylon’s New Caught on Tape Clothes!

December 9, 2009

Cassettes get a second life – and you get a new tie.” proudly states the Nylon website featuring a new and bright design.

Vinyl records has just had their comeback and now it’s time for cassettes tapes, well kinda! Brooklyn based artist Alyce Santoro has had a bright idea that cassette tapes can be woven into fabric!

Introducing Sonic Fabric! A new collection made out of onetime mixtapes. Alyce has created banners, sculptures, and tunics out of this nostaglic. But the latest project (and the coolest) are the nectkties! They are create with designer Julio Cesar as a collaboration!

The ties come in two sizes (medium and standard) and three colors (black, gray, and dark brown)–these ties are anything but corporate.

Visit Alyce Santoro’s (& Julio Cesar’s) website Sonic Fabric here!

Not a bad gift idea for those Indie boys you know (& who will appreciate a cassette tape tie)! :)

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SNAPSHOT: NFL love

December 7, 2009

(kinda)

Appearing as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel,  Jake Gyllenhaal (recently starred in the film Brothers, released last Friday, along side of Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire) showed off some love for my Steelers! A lower back tat :)

Thaaaaat’s fake, ha! Image via Pink is the New Blog

Set in Pittsburgh right now filming a movie co-starring with Anne Hatheway called Love and Other Drugs (a movie, he reported on Jimmy Kimmel, that he will be “baring all”), Jake has spent over three months in the city and is now coming down with some team spirit for the Steelers!

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See Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC for online episodes!

TOP TEN: Common Interview Mistakes

December 3, 2009

Ok, time to put on the big girl pants.

1. When you answer, “This is my dream job,” – 69% of recruiters will brush that off as an insincere cliché they’ve heard waaaay too many times. It’s time to leave replies like “I’m a team player,” and “I like to think outside the box,” behind and come up with new and original way to talk yourself up

2. Asking about vacation time – interview might be a bad time to start asking when you can take time off from the job you don’t even have

3. You trash your old boss – Look you left that job for a reason, but just like with a new boyfriend or girlfriend try to be mature about your last. Ninety-five percent of recruiters agree that when you talk smack in an interview–it turns them off too.

4.You play it too cool – This interviewer might end up being your boss, not just some friend so it’s important to be respectful and alert

5. You bring a drink – even if it’s water or coffee, it turns out 79% of recruiters find it irritating and distracting to have you sipping on something during the interview

6. You’re late – It doens’t matter what happened–DO NOT BE LATE

7. Beep beep beep / turn off that cell phone – 91% of recruiters forget about ever hiring you if they hear that embarrassing ringtone. An unexpected call or text message could kill your chance of moving up in your career! Like a movie theater, silence (from your phone) is golden

8. You wear jeans – to the interview. Majority of jobs at a younger age is usually business casual and jeans aren’t a big deal. No matter how lax the dress code is in the office, you’ll get the once-over if you walk in wearing denim. Ninety-five percent of recruiters expect you to don a more formal style for the interview.

9.You Talk Salary – Obviously this is probably the primary reason you are interested in getting a good job, but only 15% of employers think its okay to bring that up. Just wait until the interviewer brings it onto the table.

10. You look hot – Depending on the amount of clothes the actual jobs need, ninety-five percent of recruiters say that dressing too sexy is a major turnoff.

TIP: x2

December 3, 2009

1. To keep motivated to stay in your routine of exercising try making a work-out playlist.

On mine I have…

2. Make a schedule! Recording how far, or how long, or how much every time you work out can really help boost your motivation to keep active. It also shows your improvement!

WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT: I’m Rihanna-ed Out

December 1, 2009

Disclaimer: I have not bought the cd or listened to the entire cd

I’m lazying around, flipping through channels and I land on MTV. As I wait for the actual show to return the commercial is advertising Rihanna’s new album, Rated R, which was released on November 23 featuring her new song “Russian Roulette”. The narrator of the commercial loudly exclaims, “The most highly anticipated album of the year!!”

I’m frowning. Most highly anticipated album of the year? Not likely. The commercial is playing the “Russian Roulette” video as it continues to advertise Rihanna.  “Rated R.” much like the motion picture rating for R meaning containing adult material makes me cringe–another angry girl artist.

^ this picture is then on the screen. Rihanna holding onto a chain while dressed, topless, in a corset wrapped in barbed wire. Her eye aided with an eyepatch and her hair digustingly blong, slicked-back into a mohawk. I blame this new look on Chris Brown. He beat the tortured and “morbid” part of Rihanna to the surface.

Click here for the official “Russian Roulette” music video.

I guess this new video, “Russian Roulette”, with it’s not-so-subtle hint of suicide makes her edgey like Beyonce and Lady Gaga.

I’m not biting. the song would be more bearable if she would’ve actually wrote it herself.

Yes, she should be congratulated for being brave and coming out against Chris Brown. Yes, she should be congratulated for being strong enough to recover and move on with her life and career…but songs like “Russian Roulette” and “Hard” (ugh) instead of making me feel for her, make me just want to stay away from it.

One of her promo shots for this album:

So, honestly, I’m Rihanna-ed out. But on the brighter other side of this breakdown & break-up couple, Chris Brown’s new single “Crawl” (his album Graffiti out December 12th).

TIP: For tea drinkers

December 1, 2009

Fact: Two boxes of Crest WhiteStrips &  two months later teeth are PEARLY WHITE.

Whitestrips Advanced Seal–they stick on super tight, so you can even use ’em at the gym, talking on the phone, anytime! I tried them out a few weeks ago and now, rocking whiter smiles. Yay! Buy them at a drugstore near you–they’re worth it, for sure.

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TOP TEN: My Favorite Winter Fashions

November 24, 2009

I love fall and winter time! Not just for the obvious reason that they have the better holidays and better weather but they have the best clothes! I love being able to bundle up when it’s chilly and windy outside!

Here are my top favies for winter time garments:

Coats! Sweaters! Longsleeves! Fingerless gloves! Hats! Scarves! Leggings! Looooong socks! Boots! Sweatpants!

gotta catch ’em all! :)

(Clothes featured from American Eagle & Forever 21)

TIP: Mind Your Elevator Manners!

November 23, 2009

Am I the only one that gets slightly irritated or anxious when I see that lagger turn the corner and holler for me to hold the elevator? I reach my arm out to stop the doors shutting when really, I’d rather just avoid the human interaction and just hit the close door button? But that is bad elevator manners. I instead laugh awkwardly and keep the door open as the breathless person bumps past me and inside.

Waiting with or for people when it comes to elevators can be really uncomfortable.

I have a few golden rules for my elevator manners:

  • Hold the elevator door – it’s bad karma otherwise
  • Always move to the back – When herding into an elevator it is only common courtesy to press your floor and move to the back of the elevator to create room (and avoid super close contact)
  • Don’t be lazy – This is for the folks that are to floor two (sometimes even three given to how many floors there are). What are you doing? Seriously, we other elevator passengers have serious amounts of stairs to conquer–not just one flight! You shame us.(Obviously, people that are handicapped or have crutches are totally exempt to this rule. )
  • Avoid Awkward Chatter – No talking! No no no talking! There is no need to begin talking about how chilly the weather is or how you have three midterms that day! This is not a support group, your friends, or anyone who cares. This is an elevator–it moves people vertically up and down.I can recollect too many memories of awkwardly waking up in a rush to have some Chatty Cathy trying to have just a normal conversation. I appreciate that you are a way nicer person than me, but it’s okay, you can use your gift of positiveness on another person.
  • Talk on your cell phone – it provides entertainment without me having to engage in it

& finally,

  • DO NOT PRESS ALL THE BUTTONS – the floor lights offered is not meant to light up like a Christmas tree. We all you hate.

TOP TEN: Books that Becomes Movies

November 19, 2009

10. American Psycho – Written by Bret Easton Ellis

9. Memoirs of a Geisha – Written by Arthur Golden

8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Written  by F. Scott Fitzgerald (written as a short story)

7. Da Vinci Code – Written by Dan Brown

6. Forrest Gump – Written by Winston Groom

5.  I Am Legend – Written by Richard Matheson

4. Lords of the Rings  Trilogy – Written by J.R.R. Tolkien

3. The Dark Knight

2. Watchmen – by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

1. Fight Club –  Written by Chuck Palahniuk (I am biased because I love both the movie and book)

Purposely left off: the first of the “saga” Twilight. Poor writing with predictable dialogue and a cliche plot–here’s to hoping New Moon is better than its book.

Child’s Books/Movies: Where the Wild Things Are, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Coraline, Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Harry Potter (great books, good movies)

Of course they are a million more…‘The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx,  The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, Clockwork Orange, Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Confessions of a Shopaholic (not worth watching or reading in my opinion), many Stephen King novels, and Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton’s adaptation which will be released March 2010)

WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT: Leonid Meteor Shower

November 18, 2009

aka biggest meteor shower events of our lifetime.

Yeah, that big. On the 17th of November, Earth will pass through the 1466 stream again, but this time closer to the center.

Based on the number of meteors observed in 2008, Vaubaillon can estimate the strength of the coming display: five hundred or more Leonids per hour. The times provided are optimal view hours for PST, but the Leonid Meteor shower may last up to two days so there may be other times for optimal viewing.

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