Hearst Magazines is shutting down CosmoGirl magazine.The December issue will be the last CosmoGirl. With competition from the Web and celebrity weeklies, more traditional magazines aimed at teenagers have had trouble retaining readers and advertisers. In 2006, Hachette Filipacchi Media closed Elle Girl, though it kept its Web site, and Time Inc. closed Teen People.
BlackBerry with clickable touchscreen ready to take on iPhone
A new touchscreen BlackBerry phone is launched today, ready to battle with the likes of Apple’s iPhone and the new “Google phone” in the run up to Christmas. The BlackBerry Storm aims to blow away its rivals with an “intuitive touchscreen” which can be pressed down like buttons on a keyboard, unlike other touchscreen mobiles where users tap the unresponsive glass.
pic from clearwaste Titi and OVy in front of the composter
At Mr. Sobirin's blog theres a post about Titi DJ and family visited Mr Sob's house in Bandung and learn how to make compost from domestic waste. It turns out that Ovy wants to be an organic farmer and they're both very eager to make their home zerowaste. We love you two more now! Hope this trend spreads!
I just joined Fasity, and found that they have a contest about styling the kebaya, which I really want to participate. I eagerly draw and styled my perfect kebaya girl, to realize then that the contest was closed just a year ago, 12 October 2007, not 2008, damn! But my kebaya girl is done, she is Linda Evangelista (found perfect picture of girl with perfect gesture, turn out to be her).
I styled her with: 1. just plain no fuss Javanese kebaya, no sheer fabric, pleated hem for texture and beauty. The kebaya is not tight at the body, just perfect comfortable fit. ( Because I decided to use that Loubutin shoes, the colour of the kebaya match with it, a pinkish peach). 2. match it with wirued batik sheets. 3. long sheer ombre shawl, wears across body just like old time kebaya. 4. Hair style: Sleek with small bun 5. Dangle earrings, big pink stone ring, Nancy Gonzales clutch and Louboutin satin shoes.
I really want to add big shades over her face, just like old picture of Mrs Fatmawati or Mrs Dewi Soekarno, but I think my girl not going to wear it at the formal gala diner with ambassadors.
I am eager to style my kebaya girl, because I‘m tired with today’s kebaya. Modern kebayas turn to become not everyday thing, its too tight, too sheer, too whorealike, too carnival, too much embellishment, just too much. I miss kebaya as everyday clothes for Indonesian women, I miss kebaya in old pictures, where women wears unshaped kebaya with batik, with sleek buned hair, or flowery kebayas like Mrs Soeharto.
So here it is, my kebaya girl. Her kebaya is old schooled, but styled with todays accessories so it become very chic and graceful (in my opinion). What do you think?
We love Andrew Gn's collection from his Spring Ready to Wear 2009. The Singaporean born designer made his line only for the superrich with clothes that start at $15,000 each. Gobstopper-size crystals—too many of them to count—decorated necklines, waistbands, and hems. Gn's burgeoning costume-jewelry collection got big play, too. The models wore bib necklaces or big drop earrings and matching cuffs on each wrist. pics and news from style