Lovers & Rags

Vivienne Tam Edition HP mini

Posted in Design, Fashion, Gadgets / Gear by Michelle on September 2, 2010

I went to B&H Photo and Video to do some research. Recently, I’ve been really wanting a PC netbook. I’m a MacBook user but it’s a bit  heavy. I’m too lazy to lug it around with me – to the living room that is… among other places. At the moment, Apple does not offer a cute little netbook, which is such a bummer. So, I figure that a PC netbook is my best bet. I’ve been researching for weeks on best battery life, processor speed, webcam, video quality, etc. Then, I came upon the Vivienne Tam HP mini and its’ specs sheet…

– 2 gHz… uh-huh.
– 2 Gb Ram… oooooo, nice.
– 250 Gb memory… just what I need.
– 3-cell battery… eh, I can always replace that, I guess.
– Matching Vivienne Tam sleeve… perfect!

I looked around. The specs looked great against the basic HP minis. I stood there for a very long time, playing around with it. Examining. Everytime I walked away and tried other netbooks, I always came back to the Vivienne Tam HP mini. Despite my aversion to butterflies, I was convinced that I had to buy this adorable netbook. I think it was the well-designed gold keyboard that did it for me. I’m kind’ve in love with gold machinery. Just read my previous posts. And the mini is so streamlined and pleasing to the eye, reminiscent to Apple’s product designs – something that I don’t want to give up.

I really miss the Mac OS X, though. I downloaded Safari, iTunes, and Quicktime through Apple’s website. It totally helps. I used Internet Explorer for the first 10 min and just looking at it gave me anxiety – way too much going on. I uninstalled some preloaded programs for the same reason…  But, overall I’m definitely enjoying my pretty new toy.

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Anti-Paparazzi Clutch Bag

Posted in Accessories, Bags, Fashion, Gadgets / Gear, Structure & Form by Michelle on May 11, 2010

Thanks to Chris for showing me this. My brother has been urging me to see the light on how technology can be successfully integrated with accessories. I totally believe it now with this anti-paparazzi purse!

Upon a flash from paparazzi bulbs, the clutch automatically emits a counter flash to obscure the photo being taken. Check out the details at AH Projects >> Anti-Paparazzi Clutch, developed by Adam Harvey.

Estee Lauder helps you with your Facebook

Posted in Events by Michelle on October 13, 2009

“Estée Lauder will help you with your Facebook photo. They’ll be holding events around the country where you can meet with a professional makeup artist who will give you a makeover designed for the site you have in mind, ie: LinkedIn, OKCupid, MySpace. Then a professional photographer will take your profile picture. This idea is hilarious, and we’re surprised no one has thought of it before. They’ll be at Bloomingdales in New York on October 16. It’s really time we updated that Orkut page.” [Style.com]

Is that both Bloomingdale’s locations?