Archive | August, 2009

Heidi’s Workout Plan

8 Aug


Click above to see the workout video site!
In this day and age, I think it’s amazing how Hills characters Mr. & Mrs. Pratt are still famous for, well, being famous. Now Heidi’s got a workout plan (channeling Kim Kardashian a bit?).

I don’t know about this one you guys. Let’s hope it doesn’t turn out like her 80’s workout themed music video “Overdosin”.

…then again Mrs. Pratt does have an amazingly fit bod.
If any of you try it, please send me a review!



The Jean Jacket Story

8 Aug

…a love hate relationship we have. See you have to understand, in high school I loathed seeing the typical LVLX jean jacket on my latina sisters. Although I loved them so, I secretly wished that they would burn their jackets. Their distressed. cropped. and/or. full lengthed. jean jacket. I wanted to burn them all. Nowadays, I see myself taking a turn for the better. I no longer get quezzy when I see a vintage levi or new-aged jean jackets donning folks in the mall. In fact, I tried on a couple on in Zara the other day and felt not one pang of loathing in my soul. Times have changed and I’m loving the jean jacket.

One of my favorite fashion bloggers Karla from Karla’s Closest has a couple nice ones in rotation. Also Kanye and his mistress always seem to style their jj’s just right. Lastly, I must give a shoutout to my friend Claire that has an oversized one that is just adorablé!



Personally, although I love the vintage-y jj’s, mine has got to be a bit edgy and savage á la Rihanna. Throw in a Balmain acid wash and I’d don it like no other. Nonetheless, I’m loving the come back jean jackets are making this season.


Alice in 3D you say?

8 Aug

Set to debut March 5th 2010, the 7 year old sweet Alice we once knew as kids is no longer. Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” casts 19 year old Mia Wasikowska (from HBO’s ‘In Treatment’) to act as Alice in her teen years at 17. The plot follows that she is invited to a party only to find out, to her dismay, that she is about to be proposed to in front of a bunch of “snooty society types”. She runs off into the forests to begin the same adventure she has forgotten 10 years ago as a young girl. Check out the trailer!

Tim Burton, producer of Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas among many other award winning films, has put his usual goth accent to the movie (of which I would usually pass). However, he promises that this will be a movie to see “for little people and people who read it when they were little 50 years ago”. I think I’m going to catch this one with my mini-me little sister – perks for her include the super 3D cinematic elements. For me, you ask? Definitely Johnny Depp in action as the Mad Hatter himself!


“Everthing that glitters is not gold”

8 Aug
Uh, are you sure about that?
These Miu-Miu glitter peep-toe gals seem to prove otherwise – I’m almost sure they’re at least 20k solid before that opulent layer of glittering glitz!


Street Glam Fashion Event

6 Aug

Silver Spring, Maryland The Street Glam Fashion Event will take over Downtown Silver Spring’s Ellsworth Drive on Saturday, August 15, 2009, from 4-8:30pm. The event will feature a fashion expo, two runway shows, and a VIP Fashion Bash from 9pm to 12am.

The outdoor fashion expo will include designer exhibits, live mannequins, and fashion art displays. Following the expo, two European-style runway shows titled “Street” and “Glam” will commence with designs from internationally recognized retailers and haute couture designers. The grand finale will feature GWFCC member Kustom Looks Clothier.

The VIP Fashion Bash will begin after the runway show at 924 Ellsworth Drive. From 9pm to midnight, fashionistas will enjoy photo-ops and meet-and-greets with designers and models, fashion industry networking, a silent auction, music, and refreshments.

The fashion expo and runway show viewing areas are free to the public. Tickets for seats surrounding the runway will be sold for $75. Tickets for seats plus VIP admission will be sold for $125. For more information, contact Lillian Buie at or call 301-455-5620. In the event of rain, the runway show will be held at 924 Ellsworth Drive.


Any takers want to come with?

Joojeh in downtown Silver Spring!

6 Aug
I’ve only been back in the Mary-land for 3 days – yet twice in the past two days I’ve been to Moby’s. I’ve always been a big fan of Persian food and have long sought out the best traditional Persian cuisine restaurants in the DMV. However, no other spots have compared to Moby’s where the bread is freshly baked and the Joojeh is juicy! If you haven’t been there, take your next date to their Silver Spring location in the heart of downtown on Ellsworth Drive. Fellas, I can guarantee the special lady would appreciate it!

Shoutout to my Kevin Carter for Wednesday night’s special trip to my favorite Persian fast food joint!


Blow a fuse here…

6 Aug

Gmail delivered this lovely email today:

Dear Nichole:

Gilt Fuse is nearly here!

Just like Gilt, there’ll be a whole new lineup of fashion, just for women. And here’s the difference: the prices will be much lower and we’ll feature a wider range of styles to mix and match. Dress the way you feel: edgy today, boho tomorrow and preppy the day after.

It’s your style, Gilt Fuse lets you express it.

Our debut sale features stunning styles from:
Kova T
Modern Amusement

Only our members are invited to access Gilt Fuse before it has a wider release in the fall. That’s why we need you to tell us what you love and what you just like.

Click below for a hint of Gilt Fuse, before Wednesday, August 12.


See you there,

Alexis and Alexandra

Gilt Groupe’s latest venture, Gilt Fuse will feature contemporary brands at lower price points than older sister Gilt Groupe. The first brands to debut the site will be sold at prices up to 70% off retail! If you are net yet a member of, act fast so that you can take advantage of these major sales!

The site will be launched at 12:00pm on August 12 at

By the way, have you visited lately? I’ve never seen Elizabeth and James price points that low!