Archive for July, 2008

July 30, 2008

Shrooming therapy

Doctors are treating the anxieties of cancer patients with psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushroom sending them on a calming trip.  Listen to NPR’s broadcast of Annie Levy’s story…

July 22, 2008

Ruby Slippers Galore

Judy Garland's ruby slippers

Judy Garland's ruby slippers

The Warner Bros. Studio is pulling together 19 designers for a project to commemorate The Wizard of Oz’s 70th anniversary.  The list of designers will be recreating Dorothy’s ruby slippers and its proceeds will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.  The shoes will officially be revealed in Saks Fifth Avenue September 4th, beginning the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.   The auction for The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection is set to hold in fall 2009.  The nineteen designers:

A. Testoni (design sketched below)

A. Testoni sketch


Alberta Ferretti

Betsey Johnson (sketched below)

Botkier (sketched below)

 Christian Louboutin

Diane von Furstenberg

Giuseppe Zanotti

Jimmy Choo (sketched below)

*these will be soooo sexy*

 L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani (sketch below)

Lisa Pliner

Manolo Blahnik

Moschino (sketch)

Oscar de la Renta

Roger Vivier

Sergio Rossi (sketch below)Stuart Weitzman

Tibi (sketched below)


July 11, 2008

Pilobolus on O’Brien

This is mad cool.  Caught them on on Conan O’Brien last night and was in awe. 

July 11, 2008

Nas- Queens Get That Money


Nas’s untitled album (originally titled Nigger)  will debut July 15.

July 10, 2008


newly discovered love…Victor&Rolf’s Flowerbomb.

Originally, it was introduced in 2004, but a new version came out in 2007 and it smells AMAZINNNGNGNG.  It’s fresh, classy, and gracefully sexy.  It’s long lasting yet isn’t pungent or overly strong.  It’s crazy good.



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