Just half dead =P I promise to resume blogging once this craziness has stopped, which I know wont, so at least PAUSED. In the meantime…

So I’ve vanished from the blog-o-sphere for about 2 months. Sort of my fault, sort of not. The not bit being my laptop getting taken away from me (long story =P) and the yes bit being that I just haven’t really seen anything that inspires me, coupled with plain laziness and my increasingly lack of time in the time when I thought I’d have endless amounts of time to do nothing. Ah well. Well, I’m pleased to say “I’MMMM BBACCCCKK!!” with a new job too! Eek!! I’m so so sooo excited! It’s for Myer working at the Benefit beauty counter in Chadstone and Bourke st stores as a “beauty advisor” (love the title). I can’t wait! Woopie!

fireworks

Moving on, it’s 2008!! And borrowing Lite ‘n’ Easy’s catch phrase, “new year, new you!” I can’t wait! I’ve finally finished high school *tear*, turned 18 and hopefully, starting uni this year! However, instead of making the usual new years resolution that I will have forgotten what it was even about by mid-January, I’ve decided to come up with 5 goals that I would like to achieve by the end of this year. In no particular order…

1) Save up $3000.
2) Achieve a credit or distinction average in uni.
3) Get my driver’s liscene by June! (P’s)
4) Be more consistent with my blog posts and improve my writing.
5) Lose 5 kilos, tone up and preferably have some sort of work-out/training/getting fit program thing in place.

I know, most of them do sound a little outrageous, but hey? I won’t know if I can do it if I don’t try right? Hmm, wish me luck!

One last thing, happy new year everyone! I hope you all have an awesome year filled with everything that you could ever wish for and want!

Christian Dior, the French fashion house that has been not only around for decades, but has also been noted for its extravagance and beauty time and time again, have put out a video that shows the haute couture runway shows from the years gone by. When the runway compilation fends we meet John Gilliano, who talks us through his favourite Couture dresses – some his own designs and some from the days of Christian Dior himself.

I love Christian Dior. It has been one of, if not, my favourite haute couture design houses. Especially with their dramatic runway shows, elaborate designs and Gilliano as their head designer, we’ve seen Dior go from strength to strength.

Hello Kitty condoms

So tell me, what do you think these Hello Kitty things are? Lollies? Nope. Lollipops? Nope. Blow up balloons? You could say so. THEY ARE FREAKING CONDOMS!! LOLOLOLLL!!!

Who the hell? What the hell? Never mind my own innate hate for Hello Kitty and all things Hello Kitty related-which doesn’t really make sense because I’m Asian, but let’s not get sidetracked, but whhhhattt??

I mean come on guys, I know all Hello Kitty fanatics are all a bit “in the head” anyway, and when it comes to thinking rationally and logically, they aren’t particularly well known for it, but HELLO KITTY CONDOMS?! ROFL

These are obviously quite disturbing. Imagine coming home with these, “Hooonneyy! I’m hoooommmee!! And look what the kitty dragged in? ;)” err…not cool. Imagine that, in the heat of the moment, your partner -female or male- pulls out a Hello Kitty  condom and enthusiastically puts it on. Um..the last place I would like to see Hello Kitty staring up at me is down there.

Another thing, just how unmanly would it be to have Hello Kitty down there, with your female counterpart giving you compliments on just how “cute that is!!” Then having to stop in the middle of doing it multiple times because the Hello Kitty fanatic wants to see “how cute it is” again and again would pretty much take the joy and pleasure out of the evening. Not to mention the “feel of the moment”.

And last but not least, when a guy puts a condom on, he pretty much has a single thought on his mind. This does not include putting on different Hello Kitty condoms as if it were a fashion show.

*shudders*

TO HELL WITH HELLO KITTY!!! …I never liked the damn freaky-ass-kitten-looking-thing anyway…

It seems as though the shift from the normal catwalks to something a bit “different” has taken a step further.

After the stunning Fendi Spring/Summer 08 show presented by Karl Lagerfeld on the Great Wall of China, which had a total of 88 models who were wearing a mixture of new items and clothes from the Spring/Summer collection walked along an 88 meter runway (the number 8 is extremely lucky in China), Pierre Cardin has staged his collection at his own bigger and more exotic location on the Gobi Desert.

At Fendi, the Kaiser had 500 guests climbed the steep stone steps to the wall to watch the amazing show. Guests included Thandie Newton, Ziyi Zhang, Kate Bosworth and James Rousseau. “I think it’s the first fashion show visible from the moon,” Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. The incredibly ambitious project highlights the growing importance of China as a place where “things are happening”. The show was not linked to any boutique openings although China can already boast ten Fendi stores. [Source: WWD]

Fendi great wall

The 4,000 mile long wall was perfect for the show. Lagerfeld commented, “In fact, this wall was built like a runway…Can you imagine the physical difficulty in building something like this in those days?”

And then Pierre Cardin comes along and decides to try and out-do the Kaiser with his very own fashion spectacular!
“I’ve been on a lot of voyages,” Cardin told WWD. “But this one was very special for me. The light and the emptiness and the color of the sand against the blue sky — it was like showing fashion on the edge of infinity.”

Pierre Cardin

The show was thought of as a prelude to a musical production for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing which Chinese officials have invited Cardin to stage. I wonder what his designs will be like in Beijing… [Source: WWD, Trendhunter Magazine]

LAME! I know, condemn me. =P

Anyway, here’s the latest of the Spice phenomenon to hit our universe.

It’s the advert for Tesco’s Christmas campaign. In the ad, the Spice Girls all shop for Christmas gifts for one another at the store and then try to hide from each other as they are buying things for one another from that store. It’s kind of weird and looks really staged, but because it’s the SPICE GIRLS, I love it hahahaha :D

It seems like every celebrity these days are getting into the fashion business. Though it makes sense, do we really want to buy something that the likes of Paris Hilton and co. have designed or endorsed? Judging by their fashion choices alone, I’d say no.
However, one American designer handbag and small leathergoods company in particular who seems to really have taken on the concept of celebrity endorsements and has now developed it as far as to have current “It” girl Hayden Panettiere design her own “it” bag is Donney & Bourke. Having already had celebrity spokespeople such as Mischa Barton and Lindsay Lohan to front their advertising campaigns and Emma Roberts (Julia Roberts’ niece) co-design a bag, they’ve now decided to up the anty with Miss Panettiere designing her very own ‘dream bag’ in collaboration with Peter Dooney.

Hayden and Dooney & Bourke

“I wanted to do something people haven’t seen from Dooney & Burke before, so my bag is red patent leather,” Hayden said.

The designing process began with Hayden describing to Dooney just what she envisioned: a large leather shoulder bag with puffy pleats, a buckle closure and great style. Sketches were drawn by the design team, then Dooney transformed her ideas into prototypes at Dooney & Bourke’s design studio in Florence, Italy. After a few changes from Hayden, we have the “HP” bag.

The “dream bag” will go on sale December and retail for $500. No, you wont be paying $500 for patent leather, you’ll be paying $500 for the 18k gold accents. Also it is available in black, brown, red and white.

Seems like the “Emma” from Donney & Bourke weren’t enough. Neither are the ever exclusive and forever loved classic “Kelly” and “Birkin” bags that Vicky B seems to have an endless supply of.

I want a bag to be named after me. The “Daniella” …has a nice ring to it :D

The following questions and answers were collated from recent British GCSE exams (16 year-olds). [Source- Spress Student Newspapers]

EARTH SCIENCE:
Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q: What is a planet?
A: A body of earth surrounded by sky.

SOCIOLOGY
Q: What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on?
A: If you are buying a house, they will insist that you are well endowed.

Q: In a democratic society, how important are elections?
A: Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election.

BIOLOGY
Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A: He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.

Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A: Premature death.

Q: What is artificial insemination?
A: When the farmer foes it to the bull instead of the cow.

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: What is the most common form of birth control?
A: Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condomimium.

Q: Give the meaning of the term Caesarean Section.
A: The caesarean section is a district in Rome.

Q: What is a terminal illness?
A: When you are sick at the airport.

TECHNOLOGY
Q: What is a turbine?
A: Something an Arab wears on his head.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Q: What is a Hindu?
A: It lays eggs.

LOLLLLL!!!! hahahahahha!! Classic…and I thought I wrote really stupid answers to my psychology exam paper today. This makes me feel a whole lot better =D

EVERY BOY, EVERY GIRL! SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!!! AHHHHHHHH…!! SLAM IT TO THE LEFT, IF YOU’RE HAVING A GOOD TIME….

Spice Girls are bbbaaackkk!! And here’s a sneak peek at their new video for their single “Headlines (Friendships Never End)”.


Personally, I think that it sucks. Come on girls! Where’s the “girl power” gone? The peace signs? The hyper jumping around, sporty spice kicking and scary spice growling?!! All I see in this video is posing, posing, more posing and showing off of your body parts while you croon about headlines. I want action! I want energy!! Not a song that I will fall asleep to and an equally boring video!! But damn girls, milfs much? Posh spice is 33, Scary spice is 32, Baby spice is 31, Sporty is 33 and Ginger is 35. What the? When I’m that age, I hope I look like them. :P

However, having said that, I STILL AND WILL ALWAYS LOVE THE SPICE GIRLS!! (and I do admit that I’m falling in love with this song, it’s growing on me. Shame about the video though).

SOOOOO TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOU REALLY REALLY WANNNNTT. I’LL TELL YOU WHAT I WANT WHAT I REALLY REALLY WANT….

for making you guys think I’m dead or something. Though I AM partially dead right now, and will be until the 19th November. Why? BECAUSE I HAVE EXAMS!! *sighs* So to make up for the lack of posts and whatnot, here’s a beautiful commercial that I’m in love with.

It makes me want the product soooo bad, even more than usual! Which is saying something :P

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