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!