I Heart Girls With Style! Pt.2

Beauty+Elegance+Style= Diane Von Furstenberg

A former princess, the woman responsible for putting wrap dresses on the map in 1973,President of the CFDA what more can I say! I love this woman!

Here are a few dresses from her collection that i'd be willing, I must admit, to spend
my rent check on!


PLACES (Chinatown-San Francisco)

Woe is me

Life could be worse of course, but one thing I can say is that I despise Monday mornings. Here it is only 6am and it already feels like it's going to be a long day, or better yet a long week. At least Friday will always be there to look forward to.

Then there's Sunday night which always feels like the end, like last call at a bar. The party's over folks, the celebrations are finished, and here I am facing another Monday morning.......

Louis in Brooklyn

Louis Vuitton Makes Its Brooklyn Debut, Street-Vendor Style!

The Takashi Murakami–Louis Vuitton exhibit kicks off tonight at the Brooklyn Museum with a swanky party and the requisite performance by Kanye West. 

In a courageous statement against counterfeit handbags, real Louis Vuitton handbags and the new Monogramoflauge canvases will be sold on ten tables outside the museum. You know, street-vendor style. "We think that by highlighting it in a happening way and not in a boring way, it will make everybody more aware," Yves Carcelle, chairman and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton told WWD.

So … the idea is that if an unaware tourist tries to buy a bag thinking she can afford it, the cashiers can cry "Ha-ha! Gotcha!" and then give her a pamphlet about the counterfeit industry? There are going to be a lot of embarrassed people in Brooklyn tonight.

Dith Pran

So this posting is to remember the life of Dith Pran.

Dith Pran a New York Times photographer who died over the weekend at 65, used to say: "I'm not a hero - I'm a messenger." That's because he was one of the lucky ones: a tenacious survivor of the 1975-79 Cambodian holocaust, when the communist Khmer Rouge slaughtered 1 million people - nearly a third of the nation's population - while the world looked on.

He devoted the rest of his life to telling the story - best known through the 1984 film "The Killing Fields."

Dith, a translator-photographer for Times correspondent Sydney Schanberg, remained behind after the fall of Phnom Penh to help report the Khmer Rouge takeover. But when Western journalists were forced to leave, Dith became a prisoner, spending three years at forced labor. Dith endured four years of starvation and torture in the Khmer Rouge's forced labor camps before escaping to Thailand in 1979. A photojournalist for the New York Times since 1980, Dith ran the Dith Pran Holocaust Awareness Project. He lost more than fifty relatives to the Khmer Rouge, including his father, three brothers, one sister, and their families.

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