Thursday, October 3, 2013

8 Commonly Mistaken Halloween Costumes

It's the MOST wonderful time of the year.

AND you just want THE BEST halloween costume. You need something better than the year before, clever yet not trying TOO hard to be thought-provoking, and just the right amount of spandex. BUT it's not that easy. There is always the issue that everyone faces: doing a costume you've always wanted to do and having people (obviously less nerdy than you) know who you are. Especially: 1. if you can't execute it well 2. if you are a female v. male. and 3. what your plans are for the evening.

Here are some examples of ideas that either I have done in the past and faced the consequences or some that I wish I could do, but know I will have to take the 5 extra minutes to explain myself (20 if both parties are drunk.)

1.  Artie, The Strongest Man in the WORLD v. Where's Waldo

Anyone who knows Pete and Pete (and you all should) would have no problem distinguishing them. It's CLEARLY visible. But... sigh... we know the condescending reactions you'd get from your average James Markle Jr., "Oh were you trying to be Where's Waldo?" -_-
The ONLY appropriate reply is 7 words and then you can run away. No explanation.

OR if you are feeling spry, "Damn, you know what, I was going for the USMNT."

2. Bruce Lee v. Kill Bill

Bruce Lee's character in his final film Game of Death wore this iconic number during his fight scene in the pagoda. That is also where Tarantino is said to have selected it and other themes in the Kill Bill series. Now, as a girl attempting this costume, the first thing someone would say to me, "oh, sweet, Kill Bill, but where's your sword and blonde hair?" I could Kung Fu them in the face to reinforce my character... or just find a sword because I love Kill Bill too. #RulesoftheInternet63

3. Link v. Peter Pan

I approached a slutty Peter Pan whilst at college Halloween party once and to my dismay it wasn't link and she did NOT want 10 rupees for her spandex short shorts.

4. April O'Neil v. Breaking Bad

Not that you would ever chose April over Leonardo, but if you even TRIED( this year in particular) be prepared, "BITCH."

5. Samus v. Transformer

Everybody likes a little Metroid, right? Oh... just a small select and prestigious percentile?... well then, for all others who are mildly aware, you are probably now just some background bot from a Michael Bay movie. Know you metals people!

6. Robocop v. Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk)

Now that everyone and their mom thinks they are Daft Punk fans... don't even TRY being Robocop* this year.                   *especially in a suit.

7. Khal Drogo v. Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)

Similarly, going into Season 3, Game of Thrones is the mega-series (book or tube) that has changed the way we serve bread and salt. Don't think you can be Shang Tsung (obscure MK character  without also knowing some key phrases in Dothraki. You know you are going to be asked. 
*PS: Props on the rippling muscles and sexy beard.

8. Daenerys Targaryen v. Shakira

AND as if this didn't happen to me last year... Just when you think you are the Mother of Dragons, everyone wants to see if your hips don't lie. DRACARYS!!!

Other costume confusions if you are either with the wrong people or are bad at making costumes:
  • The Native American from the VIllage People v. Pocahontas (if you are female)
  • Eddy Gordo v. Cool Runnings
  • Hall & Oates v. Double Dragon
  • Shao Kahn v. Shredder
  • E.Honda v. Yoko Zuna
  • Petunia (Little Pete's Tattoo) v. Jessica Rabbit
  • Edward Grimley v. Pee Wee Herman 
  • Poison Ivy v. The Little Mermaid
Good luck to you and the untrained eye.


Friday, December 28, 2012

Loveless on New Years

No - I'm not talking about MEN haha. I am talking about what to wear. I'll be heading to Essex in NYC for New Years with some pretty fly kids, so I figured I would go to a local shop last night to scope out some options. Needless to say I was not feeling anything and I can be pretty imaginative with fashion. These two were the only ones I tried on: 1. I thought was neat because it reminded me of Mork and Mindy. 2. I'm sick of sequin and just liked the 60's vibe and the zippers! However, both of these are not anything interesting enough and clearly don't have enough pleather.

I will give it another go - or come up with some combination of something I already have. I'm totally under-prepared this Holiday Season!


Friday, November 30, 2012

Outer Space, or something like it

Hey guys,

Not necessarily outer space, but I just stumbled upon this sweet article on ThatstheHookup! They've shed light on a photograph's work of  "All Of Your Possessions In One Photo" where you take all of your possesions outside of your space and put it outside. AND I think it's awesome!

"Photographer Huang Qingjun spent nearly 10 years traveling remote areas of China with his camera for a project titled “Jiadang”, or “Family Stuff”.  Qingjun asked a number of families to drag all of their stuff outside their house and pose with it.  The photos display the lives of his countrymen through their posessions.   The resulting portraits are both awe-inspiring and humbling."

What would yours look like?
Just GOOGLE and you can see so many more!! ->MoarrrR!

Thanks to that's the Hookup posting about this awesome series of photos!


Friday, November 23, 2012

How soon is now?

It's been so long since I have heard, "How soon is now" by The Smiths (and coincidently the theme song to Charmed, every girl's favorite TriQuetra!)

Well, as I tend to do, I search the internetz for information so I can know everything about everything. This when I stumbled upon a great snippet from the musical depths of time:

Interviewer: Did you hear t.A.T.u's version of 'How Soon Is Now'?
Morrissey: Yes, it was magnificent. Absolutely. Again, I don't know much about them.
Interviewer: They're the teenage Russian lesbians.
Morrissey: Well, aren't we all?

Thank you Morrissey, that is all.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Yadda yadda "high fashion"

So, I've always heard about Chanel, the woman who influenced fashion as we know it, but I had never done my homework. I don't own anything that costs more than like $20, but I DO love French actress Audrey Tautoo though and so a few years ago I made sure I saw Coco Before Chanel the BioPic and now I can be honest and say I totally get this chick. Making herself wear what was more masculine garb at the time. Chanel as a historical figure is pretty neat.

So, back to the announcement... A few weeks ago Chanel announced that it won’t launch eCommerce site for another 5 years — if EVER! Chanel's CEO Bruno Pavlosky gave a very frank response regarding the anticipation for a Chanel eCommerce site.  I wonder if he knows that you can buy just about anything on any third party eCommerce site... Have you heard of eBay, Mr. Pavol's Dogs!

 He stated that the physical experience of quality as imperative to brand:
It’s a strategic choice. It’s a choice to say, ‘Guys, you can see whatever you want on the internet, but we want you to come to the boutique, because we feel that in the boutique we can give you the right understanding of the brand.’ So, yes we could sell handbags on the internet. But my feeling is that it’s not qualitative enough and it’s not the kind of service that we want to give to our customers — at the moment.
It is "cool" that he is PURPOSELY missing out on millions of dollars of sales (quantitative) just so he can retain his notion of the consumer's (qualitative) experience of his goods? Totally a unorthodox move, right?


Thursday, November 15, 2012

The End Of UGGs


Have you seen the evidence that the famed shearling boots are on the way out--for good?,default,pg.html?source=ggl_ppc&s_kwcid=TC%7C6895%7Cugg%7C%7CS%7Ce%7C15940545780&gclid=CIGQtpehzbMCFQWe4AodImsAmQ
Love them or ---> hate them, UGG boots have been a mainstay of the market for several years now.  You've seen them on every street, in every super market, and even on your friends. This may be the only shoe to share both a “Best Selling” and “Most Hated” title is (finally) on the decline.

Shares of parent company Deckers Outdoor Corp. dropped 16% last week, reaching a 3-year low.

Although the holiday season should be a surge for them, for years they've created increased prices for new collections which turned off their normal Walking Dead, I mean consumer.

As an anti-UGGER, I'm happy, but for my friends who are big fans-- don't be sad. Their parent company plans to react to their downward slope of sales BY ROLLING BACK PRICES! So, go forth, and buy your UGGs for cheaper than usual until they become as extinct as your beloved unicorns.

Boot talk is funny because in New England it's been super mild, and as I write that tonight's temperature's DROP to freezing!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Winter is coming

Winter IS coming and I love taking a moment to point out awesome or awkward ads that get served to me.

Case 1:
I love that Mango new men's line is doing so well, but I guess if I am going to be served a Men's ad then I am happy that it is CLEARLY alludes to my love for GAME OF THRONES. Damn straight #WinterIsComing MANGO Marketing Department, kudos for ty-wining that one into your campaign!

Case 2:
So I can not say that this ad was technically served to me, but it was either Geotargeted to me by a Groupon email system or targeted me by some other criteria. REAL LIFE POKEMONS. I am totally going to buy these Pokemon balls, I've never owned my own Pokemon, but I am really pumped to see if instead of fighting they will do work for me instead.

Case 3:
Slutty Halloween costumes. If Facebook did it's job it would have noticed that I already did Ninja Turtles for Halloween 4 years ago, iz all over my photo albums. AND MIGHT I ADD- We did it 100x better then the one see you being sold today! Raphael totally didn't wear a plastic skirt! I was Leonardo and it was probably the most fun I had making that costume!

One day the Facebook Targeted Ads' algorithm won't serve you things that appear in your photos, as you already have them ;)


That is all.