I saw this YouTube video a few days ago and I could not stop laughing about it. I can say that everyone in my family and group of friends has always asked me “what do you actually do?”. I usually get them all confused with my definition of this job title and end up just telling them that “I pimp up the store!” and the … Continue reading I Work In Fashion Merchandising
For years now I’ve been talking with my friends to go back to Italy where we all met for the first time during a university abroad program in a little town called Siena. After hearing about the launch of 500 by Gucci during the Milan Fashion Week, I think I have more reasons to make that trip sooner than later. I would love to give this car a try because the first family car related memories that I have is from our little red Fiat 128, another reason is that it would be fun to zip through all the narrow streets in Siena with the 500 and lets face it, this car is super stylish and adorable!
500 by Gucci is a collaboration between the Italian car maker and Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini to celebrate Gucci’s 90th anniversary. The 500 by Gucci will initially be available from April 1st to June 30th (in Italy), exclusively by pre-order online at www.500bygucci.com, starting from 17,000 euros or about $24,000. But if that’s a big price tag for a limited edition Fiat, you can buy one of the pieces from the exclusive 500 by Gucci collection: travel accessories, small leather goods, tracksuits, bombers, driving gloves, glasses and a watch for both men and women, available from April in select Gucci stores and online at www.gucci.com. I can’t wait to see the 500 in person whenever it hits the North American market, I think it would be a cool car to test out!
After watching the highly anticipated Academy Awards Show last night, I was left a bit confused and underwhelmed. I can’t remember the last time I watched the Oscars and didn’t wish for Billy Crystal or Steve Martin to be the hosts for the evening. Anne Hathaway and James Franco were appointed the job of being the hosts for the night to bring in some life and lets say youth to the show and sadly they did not deliver.
I don’t want to sound mean or judgemental but I thought besides a few moments during the show ( I enjoyed the Anne vs Hugh Jackman moment!), some of the presenters actually outshined the hosts. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law’s banter about the BatGirl hooker incident, or Sandra Bullock calling Jeff Bridges “dude”, even Kirk Douglas was funny when he was audible during his speech.
Why was Franco even part of the show? After the first hour of the show, I can’t even remember him saying anything of importance or adding to the Oscar show experience. He looked bored out of his mind. During the pre-show interviews, his respond to the question “are you excited to be hosting the show” was a passive “It’s alright”. I expected a young talented actor to have more “POW!” effect in situations like this, but I guess I was wrong. So James I FAIL you on your hosting gig!
Anne on the other hand seemed more excited (read: nervous) about her hosting job and tried her best to be a lively and fun host. Unfortunately I think her nerves and lack of enthusiasm by her hosting partner got the best of her. Half way through the show I realized she is reminding me of a child staging a one-man show for their family while playing dress up. In Hathaway’s case, super expensive custom-made dress up. So a C for her efforts.
Now, I wonder, how these two kids going to learn from their experience and how their attempt at hosting the Oscars will affect their careers. Will the Academy go back to the old ways of doing things and bring in TV hosts and comedians back on the stage to host the shows. What did you guys think about the show, do you think it was a success or a big crash and burn?