Thursday, March 22, 2007

Movin' on up

A quick trip to the Bloomie's website today proved to be delightfully suprising. Prominently gracing the front page is a full page photo of Maggie Q. For those not in sync with Asian cinematic news, Maggie is of Polish-Irish (Father) and Vietnamese (Mother) descent and bears a striking resemblance to our equally freckled Lucy Liu. While relatively unknown in parts American, she is a bonafide Hong Kong filmstar. Maggie also posseses the enviable delight of dating the equally gorgeous Eurasian actor Daniel Henney.

Kudos to Ms. Q and her promotional team for landing her in such a high-profile promotional tie in as Bloomingdale's face for Summer 2007 contemporary wear. Hopefully her small part in "Live Free and Die Hard" starring Bruce Willis will live up to expectations.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Bag of bags

I love the concept of recycling gone hip. I'm not referring to restyling a Good Will find either. With all of the options available in the market these days, it's very easy to fill an eco-friendly closet with recycled sweaters (cut and repieced), sustainable apparel (bamboo is the fastest growing vegetation on earth), and organic clothing that doesn't harm the earth (it takes one-third of a pound of chemicals to grow enough cotton for just one T-shirt).

While searching for the perfect summer pool tote, I unearthed this particularly clever find which should be very easy for my DIY friends to whip up. This very chic little bag is hand crocheted out of those pesky plastic grocery bags that we all have floating around. The end result is a easily storable waterproof tote that's cool enough to go anywhere.
Thanks to Marlo for her creative recycling.