Friday, July 8, 2011

Rest in Peace Betty Ford

Today, we lost one of the most courageous and outspoken people this country has ever seen. Betty Ford, who was not only a first lady but a breast cancer survivor, who battled, addiction to both drugs and alcohol and in the 1970's. Ford, stood up for issues people, even her husband (President Gerald Ford) were opposed to and were afraid to speak of. She famously said "Having babies is a blessing, not a duty," referring to a woman's right to choose, an issue her husband famously opposed. Ford firmly believed that couples should live together before marriage, which was at that time was extremely controversial. She wanted women to be drafted into the military if men were.

This former first lady created the well known Betty Ford Center in 1982 and helped not only celebrities but over 90,000 people get a new lease on life. Today we lost a woman who understood women of all races and ages no matter what they've been through. R.I.P Former First Lady Elizabeth Ford, your courage and the path you paved will forever live on. Betty Ford died at the age of 93.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fashionista News: Couture Crazy!

Here are some highlights of the Couture Fall/Winter 2011 shows:





Banana Sandwich: Packing Heat? No, Packing Beauty!

Let me start off by saying I hate guns, however Dutch jewelry designer Ted Noten has created this one of a kind pistol that every fashionista and beautynista must have. Entitled "Seven Necessities", this hand crafted 'gun' contains lip gloss, a toothpick, a hairpin, a conceal a 4GB thumb drive, various pills in the loading chamber and a small vial of perfume. It's everything a girl (and some boys) might need for a night out! If your thinking, this seems like something I would like to have well, it can be yours for just $11,500 for the Dior pistol and $17,000 for the Chanel. I know what will be on my Christmas list this year.

Here are a few other creation from the strange mind of Ted Noten, enjoy!

Fashionista News: Chanel Continues to be Fabulous!

Shot by the designer himself, Karl Lagerfeld, the highly talked about Chanel Fall/Winter ad's featuring the stunning Freja Beha Erichsen have finally been released! Styled by former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld, this photo booth themed ad is not only fun and fresh but also memorable. Oh, Mr. Lagerfeld you've done it again!