20081030

BOO!-tiful FASHION?

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !





" What to wear...what to wear...?"


What's in the closet..hmmm some skeletons?!


" Wanted to wear this saxay little number...
but I am afraid I might catch a cold! ...parts of the country are
snowing now...crazy autumn weather! So perhaps something a little warmer...
like this perhaps =



...something hot glowy orange! It's fun-fun Halloween babe!
It should be a little creepy-scary...fab?"



" booo... oooh..."


" heehee...don't be scared,
it's just us... Lovin' the fashion so far?...more?! "


" I don't do fashion,
I am fashion..." ~ Coco Chanel


" The difference between style and
fashion is quality...." ~ Giorgio Armani
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" Fashion anticipates, and elegance is
a state of mind..." ~ Oleg Cassini


" I don't design clothes...
I design dreams " ~ Ralph Lauren


" I wish I had invented
blue jeans..." ~Yves Saint Laurent
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... Halloween might be the ‘fun-est’ holiday for kids and adults alike….great opportunity to play ‘dress-up’ …be BOLD and freak anyone out! …looking forward to it all...hee! Every year, it’s a little different sometimes I have too many ideas... There is perhaps a crazy creepy circus going on in my head! So glad there have been a lot of visual cues and inspiration from the fabulous fashion designers…it’s no longer fashion though, but a fun and BOO!-tiful stylish costume! On a serious note; “Do we need to change our expectations and stop being slaves to fashion and consumerism…” The world has become a throwaway culture... I feel sometimes we need to ask some important questions instead of accepting this as part of modern life and fun popular culture/ holiday tradition…POP! A sobering thought I think… BOO!
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- PICS VIA : STYLE.COM, PHOTOBUCKET.COM, ALLOY.COM, FOREVER21.COM, MARTHASTEWART.COM, VANITYFAIR.COM

20081028

HIP-HOT








.... The orange color is synonymous with Halloween, in this country at least... To some it's quite frightful and others think it’s just simply delightful…. a color that you either love or hate. Bold pumpkin orange always casts a bittersweet autumnal glow… it’s hip & hot… It's not just for Halloween… Wonder why orange; such an attention-grabbing color is shunned by so many? Perhaps it's the use of orange that might be quite 'disturbing'…Halloween reminder? ...I'd like to think more of the famous Hermes box instead...hee!
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Trivia: Orange is the color of Halloween because it is associated with the fall harvest festival, the Celtics were given credit for this. Jack o' lanterns pumpkin originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts. In the U.S, Halloween candy sales average about two billion dollars per year! Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday; Christmas is number one...
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- FASHION : GHULMAM SAKINA & PRADA
- FOR MORE FABULOUS SPOOK-TACULAR PUMPKIN ORANGE FASHION VISIT COUTURE CARRIE .

20081027

SPOOKtacular

Dear friends, let's leave 'brown theme' alone for this week and 'uncage' the ORANGE...the SPOOKY creepy colour is OUT to get cha!!!

BE WARNED!
It can be terrifying & SPOOKY... it's almost Halloween afterall...


but don't be afraid... HOPE it can also be fun...
hopefully a SPOOK-tacular treat for all...


to view and smile about... so enjoy the 'horror' this week...


" Let the trickortreat party begin..."
LENORENEVERMORE is wishing you all a
SPOOKtacular week!!!
WELCOME to the scariest fun-est holiday...
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BOO!
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20081025

COPPERY BROWN




" the eye collides in natural order..."

COPPER : a malleable, ductile, metallic element having a characteristic reddish-brown color: used in large quantities as an electrical conductor and in the manufacture of alloys, as brass and bronze...
metallic reddish brown.

- TOP PIC fm JIL SANDER A/W07 - BELLOW PHOTO by COPPI BARBIERI for NEW YORK TIMES.

20081023

BROWNIES




... Ahhh... the smell of leather... Forget smelling for a minute and take a look at Rosa Mosa, a leather collection designed by the Austrian designer Simone Springer and Japanese designer Yuji Mizobuchi. The two designers met when they attended The Cordwainers College in London. Sticking to their design philosophy of converging tradition with innovation, all Rosa Mosa products are made by artisans just outside of Vienna, using time-honored craftsmanship in creating contemporary items.

“We think ourselves as laboratory of playfulness and innovation, therefore we do not treat materials the way they are normally treated. We discard their function and disclaim their memories. What remains are the materials in its purest state, a sort of archetypal module or ‘ tabula rasa.’ From there we begin. Only this way we are able to apply our often unorthodox treatments. The results are multiple mutations, filtered and gathered. We experiment, innovate; we don’t follow fashion – we push forward," the designers explained during an interview with Fashion Window Paris.

They also said that the shoes are a little bit ‘raw’ and that's what makes them beautiful… Their approach is highly conceptual, very contemporary, achieving unusual effects with leathers and tweaking traditional silhouettes for a look that's totally modern... Nice yummy brown leather indeed...
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...ANYONE GETS 'TURN ON' BY THE SMELL OF NEW LEATHER???
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- PICs COURTESY OF ROSA MOSA - BAGS & SHOES AVAILABLE IN OTHER COLORS CLICK HERE FOR THEIR WEBSITE

20081022

BROWN SUGAR




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... Coffee anyone? Coffee BROWN that is… the next color destination for LENORENEVERMORE. When people say something colorful they generally mean the bright primary colors; the blues, yellows, reds - bright rainbow colors - they seldom mean brown - but I'm here to sing praises of that color… (believe me you might not want to hear me sing…I ain’t Diana Ross! …hee!) What springs into our mind when I mention brown? To many people this means a piece of chocolate… dead leaf compost, or if you're being less generous or charitable, the result of something's digestive tract after it's been eaten then flushed? hee!!
Anyhow, hope we can take a look and you'll see the real beauty of brown subtle shades… rich aromatic coffee, exotic tan Tandoori spices, yummy European chocolate, luxurious sable, soft copper, russet auburn and sepia… how about pleasantly-burnt caramel… Personally it’s the olive browns & camel color that I would sing to! Well, well, well…doesn't that sound nicer than just plain brown? …a real beauty without a trace of rainbow on it… Let us embark on this journey and let humble yet rich browns into our life shall we…



- PICs: VINTAGE CARDS ARCHIVE & 'COFFEE' by MARCEL SOUZA

20081021

PINKNOMORE

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" Oh Pink, I’m going to run now… moving away from you...You’ll always have a place here in my heart...remaining there forever,It does not mean my love for you is something in the past, it only means the time has come, It’s something I must do,I know what’s best, time to move on to other colors... And that’s my only reason, I love you still & always will, but It’s time to say goodbye pink… I’m not going to turn back, I’m running, searching for a different color for now… new inspiration...new adventures... " ~LENORENEVERMORE .
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" mmm...but I kinda like the pink thingie...going to miss it...bye-bye pinkie... "

" Oh...hush up little girl! It's about time...I'm kinda sick of it... I'm so glad this drama queen is doing something about it! time to move on babe! "

" Does that mean I can remove & burn this wig now....??? " .
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- PICS COURTESY OF (TOP to BOTTOM) : CAMILA ARKAN FOR HARPER'S BAZAAR, S. PRUITT, UNKNOWN VIA GOOGLE IMAGE, JAMALI ATMYLOT.COM.
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20081016

HELL-ooo.....




...this is a recorded interactive voice response message... who doesn't hate it...it's hell!!! hell-ooo... hee!

" Hello and thank you for calling The State Mental Hospital. Please select from the following options menu :

If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly.
If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you.
If you have multiple personalities, press 3, 4, 5 and 6.
If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want, stay on the line so we can trace your call.
If you are delusional, press 7 and your call will be forwarded to the Mother Ship.
If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press.
If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press, nothing will make you happy anyway.
If you are dyslexic, press 9696969696969696.
If you are bipolar, please leave a message after the beep or before the beep or after the beep. Please wait for the beep.
If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.
If you have low self-esteem, please hang up. Our operators are too busy to talk with you.
If you are menopausal, put the gun down, hang up, turn on the fan, lie down and cry. You won't be crazy forever."


Click!!! WHICH 'number' DO YOU PRESS DEAR???


- ARTWORK : TOP PIC by EMILY MARTIN - MIDDLE PIC by JULIETTE OBER - BOTTOM PIC by SARA NORRIS - SPECIAL THANKS TO DEBz FOR HER FUNNY EMAIL - WRITER UNKNOWN & MYSTERIOUS.

20081015

INTENTION ATTENTION


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... My sister’s life has not been the same since early last year. She is now a breast cancer survivor… Strange as it may sound, but I think her experience somehow helped her view her life differently…It has made her a better person…sister, daughter, mother, wife…friend. Hoping her experience can help someone else. PLEASE ladies do a monthly self-breast exam. PLEASE don’t wait until you are over 40 to have a mammogram… if you suspect something is wrong, or have a family history of breast cancer request one, even if your doctor might say that you are too young or does not feel you need one ( that was what had happened to my dear sister... too young and no family history of breast cancer! ). And we should also know by now that men get breast cancer too… Gentlemen, encourage the women in your life to have their breast-check regularly… Remember that every hour 5 women die from breast cancer and 20 women will be told the horrible news, “ you have breast cancer… ”

Notice the month of October is sprinkled PINK with so many products in many shopping malls and stores, Pink- pink-more pink-ness everywhere, even this blog! …I guess sadly in this world, there are those who might ‘forget’ if not reminded in this way?…It’s about awareness & education…think what people need to do is think before you pink. No, I am not the one who came up with this clever tagline. It belongs to Breast Cancer Action, a grassroots advocacy group at the forefront of the breast cancer activist movement. The point for them is to educate the public about cause marketing, how companies are using cause marketing to exploit the good intentions of the public, and how you can make a difference by shopping wisely. A pink ribbon alone doesn't mean you are helping. We need to make sure we are making educated shopping decisions and choosing only those companies that are actually doing some good. Otherwise we are better off buying a cheaper brand and sending your hard earned money you saved directly to a breast cancer organizations you believe in. Important message is that Breast cancer continues long after the ‘pink ribboned’ products leave the store shelves...

As the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close pretty soon, the pink ribbons and products you see in the stores will fade away and be quickly replaced with the usual reds & greens for the coming Christmas season, which in my humble opinion seems really early, wayyy... too early! Must remind ourselves that even after the pink-ness has disappeared and all gone the terrible disease is definitely NOT ! There's much more to be learned, more to be informed… There's still much work to be done... Shall we... Do you know anyone who has been affected by breast cancer, either personally or through a family member or friend? Unfortunately I do... all of the above......
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SOURCE & INFO : BCACTION.ORG & THINKBEFOREYOUPINK.ORG
TOP PIC - VIA THEATRIALRESIDENT & BELOW PIC - WARNERBROS 'DRACULA'

20081013

THE REVEAL !!!


" TADAHHH... Got milk anyone? "




...This has been so much FUN-FUN indeed! A BIG " Mooo...& Thank you" to those who took part in this 'Guessing-Game'...yay! We should do this again sometimes, shall we... Anyhow, no one guessed it quite right... I thought the SMALL Daisy black-thingie in the top corner of the picture would be a BIG clue ... GUESSED NOT hee!

Since I have this BIG generous spirit (ehm-ehm...) and it's always 'better to give than to receive' motto to live by, LENORENEVERMORE is rewarding the PRIZE to the following = Songy! and Ellie! ...whose answers although not 'specific' (as per game instructions, rules & regulations...read the small fine prints dear...hee!) came very-very close indeed... Well what the heck, like what Yoko Ono always says, "Why? Why NOT!" ...moreover, since I am the judge(power-trip or what! ehm-ehm... Hee!), they deserve the winning prizes... why not!!! So girls, just email me your mailing address & the prize is on your way... (hope you like! Just remember I ain't Miss Oprah...so don't expect a brand spanking new car...hee!).

SONGY of StyleDiscovery SAID/ANSWER =
"it looks very much like skin and vein......dang..."
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EELIE of AphexNation SAID/ANSWER =
"AAAAAH! I cannot wait till you tell us. I'll guess again and say that is a part of an animals body....This is my sneaky answer which i KNOW is true! ...the picture is a picture"

...Well-well, very close enough don't you think?! A BIG Congratulation is in order to the 'SMART' ladies from me, the always ehm-ehm... 'GENEROUS', sweet & lovely...err also gorgeousss ehm-ehm... LENORENEVERMORE.... hee-hee!!! (wooh... how many times did I have to clear my throat here?! ...ehm-ehm!!) Remember; Everyone is always a winner in my eyes...wink-wink!
SHOULD WE PLAY MORE OF THIS 'GUESSING GAME'??? ...LET ME KNOW; YAY OR NEH...

20081012

NYANYANYAAA....


"...as you can see I like colorsss... & love my hot shocking pink! Got a message from LENORENEVERMORE...
none of you got the answer right so far! Nyanyanyanya.... Can't wait for the 'reveal' don cha'..." ~Tatoopinklady



THANK YOU ALL... BUT, SO SORRY TO TELL YOU THIS ...abt 30 SOMETHING ENTRIES RECEIVED FOR THIS 'GAME' SO FAR... LET'S MAKE IT EASIER SHALL WE...THESE ARE ALL THE WRONG ANSWERS... MANY GUESSED = CAKE FROSTING/ICING, ICE CREAM, BUBBLE GUM...& MORE FOOD ITEMS... (WRONG!!!) AND THERE ARE SOME WHO REALLY LIKE HUMAN BODY PARTS...ARM, TORSO, EAR!!! (Heehee...EAR? listen WRONG!!!)...SOME FASHION SAVVY CROWDS WROTE... NAIL POLISH, SWEATER, FABRIC & BOLERO!??? ...THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE QUITE 'INDUSTRIAL' & WROTE RUBBER & PLASTICINE.... Hmmm...WHAT CAN I SAY... WRONG,WRONG....INCORRECT! Nyanyanyanya.... !! YOU MAY RETRY AGAIN IF YOU WISH... WE STILL HAVE LESS THAN 24 HRS TO RETRY/REENTER THE 'GAME'...IF YOU WISH THAT IS... THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A GOOD SPORT... NICE GUESS! HOPE ALL OF YOU HAD A MARVELOUS FANTASTIC WEEKEND... REMEMBER MONDAY NIGHT (MY TIME ZONE) THE REVEAL/RESULT/ANSWER... AND YOU'LL SEE THE FULL MONTY...ERR...I MEAN THE FULL GLORY! SEE YA' SOON... THIS CERTAINLY HAS BEEN FUN-FUN!!!
What do you think of my new 'spokesperson' ; Madame Tatoopinklady...isn't she colorful???