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Precious : Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire is the story of a young girl named Precious living in Harlem who has been impregnated twice by her father and abused relentlessly by her mother. The story unfolds as we learn that Precious has made it to the ninth grade successfully without the ability to read or write. When this fact is discovered, Precious is given the chance to go to an alternative school and finally has a place to escape. The film premiered in January of 2009 at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Drama, as well as a Special Jury Prize for best supporting actress, Mo-Nique. The film also features Mariah Carey (who, according to recent reviews, has redeemed herself since Glitter), Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe and Paula Patton. See preview below. Try to watch this without tearing up at least once.
Inspired by African prints Mary Meyer's Fall '09 collection has us ready for the leaves to turn. This time around she's got over-sized tees, cropped tops, dresses and one-pieces, all in a red, blue and grey color scheme and adorned with her Mary-esque recognizable patterns. Plus, from start to finish the collection is entirely designed, printed and made in Brooklyn. Support local! Collection become available online tomorrow. See the collection below.
UNIQLO has hopped in bed with Paris and colette. Having opened a SOHO location the Japanese retailer UNIQLO is now opening a flagship store in Paris. In addition to this Paris operation, they have decided to work with Colette on an shop-in-shop where everyone can get a preview. This shop-in-shop will provide all exclusive items for a limited time only. If you happen to be in the area, make sure to pass by... items will be sure to sell out. UNIQLO X colette- Shop-In-Shop 213 Rue Saint-Honor√© 75001 Paris, France Event Date: August 31st - September 26th
If you're a make-up addict, you can pretty much spend an entire day roaming the isles of Duane Reade, Sephora or any cosmetics department for that matter. With hours lost, the mission is never ending--on the search for the perfect miracle product that actually works, smells pretty (in some cases) and is good value for money. It‚Äôs possible to get lost in the masses of new cosmetic products, but there will always be products that have stood the test of time. Not only are some of them the originals, but all of them work as brilliantly as the day they turned up fresh on the store shelf. Here are five beauty products that are totally old school but compete with the best. And also, some old ad campaigns to enjoy. Revlon Nail Enamel First released in the 1930‚Äôs, the formula is chip-resistant with the help of proteins. Complete coverage with one coat, the range comes in over 60 shades today. Chanel No.5 eau de parfum One of the top selling fragrances in the world today, it was first introduced in 1921. You can‚Äôt go wrong if you want a piece of sophistication without falling behind on rent. A classy and timeless scent. Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara Still a true make-up artist favorite, this little gem first came out in 1971. It‚Äôs blacker than a lot high-end mascaras. For hygiene reasons, mascara should be replaced every 6 months.
Elizabeth Arden, kicking it old school.Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Vaseline on steroids. This life saver came out in 1932 and helped Sir Edmund Hillary combat wind burn when he climbed Mount Everest in 1953. True story. Helps flaky skin, dry lips and elbows and awesome for an airplane beauty treatment.
Vintage Bourjois write-up.
Bourjois Blushes come with a cute brush!Bourjois Blush Super fresh looking blush that smells amazing. Alexander Napoleon Bourjois wanted to up the blush game by creating the first powder blush and having ladies move into the future and leave behind the berries in the fruit salad way back in 1863.
We'd rock this Supreme Mickey Raglan pullover. And we're sure your boyfriend will be into the rest of the collection too. You can check out the Supreme Fall/Winter '09 selection here. Collection will be available September 3 in NY/LA and September 5 in Japan. September 10, online for everyone else. Ok, yeah get us the tee as well!
When Karen Carpenter gets a little too "real" for you and the Muppets' soundtracks sound a little like Prozac tastes, its time to dust off the 'ol Case Logic and slip these cd's on the player. Here are five artists who write very strange lyrics (and sometimes take it to far). 1. Roky Erickson (of Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators and Roky Erickson and the Aliens) Roky writes about demons and walking with zombies, well, because he is legally insane and believes in them. He thinks most of them are good though, so with the exception of a few songs like Bloody Hammer, most tunes are happy. Here's an accoustic version of one of his otherwise otherwise fist-pumping songs. 2. John Phillips When John Phillip John, The Wolf King of L.A. debuted, the 1970's public couldn't handle his completely damaged and pseudo-autobiographical lyrics, and the album sunk. John moved to London and started shooting heroin every 15 minutes (fact) and making a couple other attempts at a solo career. But Wolf King remains the strongest of the bunch for two reasons: because no one wants to reach for some saccharine off-Broadway musical fluff written by a washed up heroin addict and because sometimes you want to feel dark, but still want to tap your foot. With Wolf King, that's just what you get. Try the song Let it Bleed, Genevieve, a catchy little tune about cheating on a girl who is having a miscarriage. Is it any coincidence that his real life girlfriend-turned-wife was named Genevieve? We think not... 3. Warren Zevon Who spends a Halloween without listening to Werewolves of London at least once? Famous for his wacky lyrics, Warren Zevon carved out a clever little niche for himself in the music industry. Another good song of his: Excitable Boy. 4. Charles Manson Clearly a lunatic, Charles Manson and The Family band stands out as a testament that anything goes in Los Angeles. It's no secret of his involvement with The Beach Boys, and his songs have been covered by the likes of Guns 'n Roses and Psychic TV, so what's stopping you from going out and listening to the originals? Bop your head to Garbage Dump, Look at Your Game Girl, and many more obscenely strange songs about cult life and acid. 5. Boomtown Rats (for the song I Don't Like Mondays) While visiting America, the Boomtown Rats found a story about a girl who dosed herself with PCP, grabbed her gun--which her dad gifted to her--went to school and shot down little kids. As she was being arrested, the police asked why she did it. Her answer is the title of the song. Now watch the video. Much more deranged than before you knew the story, right? These may not be songs to play when you want to get pumped before the big game, but they have their own place in any well-rounded music collection. Perhaps you'll be driving down the road right before twilight, and you find yourself thinking, "Why do they call it a garbage dump? Manson may be legit..." and so it begins. Honorable mentions go to Frank Zappa, Kim Fowley, Butthole Surfers, and Weird Al Yankovic.