Archive for May 21st, 2011
No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my weekly eBay roundup of top vintage clothing finds.
This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage clothing and accessories caught my discerning eye because of their uniqueness, contemporary feel or highly collectible nature.
As always, buyer beware! Be sure to read the listings closely and contact the sellers with any questions.
Today’s selections include pieces by Jean Muir, Lanvin, YSL and Christian Dior. Be sure to check out the 1930s men’s Edox tank watch (perfect for us ladies, too!) and the 1970s Zandra Rhodes safety pin evening set.
Which item is your favorite? Leave me a comment below to let me know and please take a minute to rate your favorite slides.
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Weekly Roundup of eBay Vintage Clothing Finds (PHOTOS)
Weekly Roundup of eBay Vintage Clothing Finds (PHOTOS)
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I was talking to the young daughter of a friend. She had just earned her MBA from a top school and was about to take a job with a big-name technology company.
I told her: “I have a good friend there. It’s great place for women. She’s president of the Women’s Leadership group.” Whereupon I offered an introduction (continue reading…)
Reactions to President Obama’s speech on developments in the Arab World were a striking reminder of just how deep and troubling the disconnect in the U.S.-Israel-Arab relationship, and how dysfunctional politics in the U.S. have become.
Given the historical setting: dramatic changes taking place across the Arab World; the killing of bin Laden; the floundering Arab-Israeli peace process coming up against the September deadline the President once suggested for the establishment of a Palestinian State; and the Republican Congressional leadership’s invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress–the White House calculated that this was the appropriate time for the President to deliver a speech that framed a comprehensive vision of his Administration’s Middle East policy.
It was an impressive effort, but the questions that gnawed at me as I sat in the State Department’s Benjamin Franklin room listening to the President were “who was the intended audience” and “how would this speech be received by the many audiences who would hear it”?
If directed at an American audience, it was a useful speech. The President’s analysis of the Arab Spring was thoughtful and challenging, as was his resolve to “reset” relations with the broader Middle East in the wake of profound changes occurring in that region (continue reading…)
President Obama speaks for all American when he personally thanks the heroic Navy SEALS and CIA operatives who freed the world from its most hated terrorist. In a world bereft of true heroes, these anonymous patriots certainly fit the bill.
But just days after the Osama bin Laden take-down, 900 people attended a Simon Wiesenthal Center event honoring three people who personified different dimensions of heroism.
Gyongyi Mago is a bespectacled Catholic high school teacher in Kalocsa, a town about 90 miles from Budapest. Some years ago, while looking for a topic for her dissertation, she stumbled across a secret: Some 70 years ago, 20 percent of her town’s population was Jewish (continue reading…)
Allow me to describe Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in the kind of academically technical terms for which I’m famous. It deserves all of the critical acumen implied by a website such as this. Here goes:
This movie sucks. The big one.
I’ll keep this short, which is something producer Jerry Bruckheimer has never done: There is no excuse for this movie (continue reading…)
Like most of us in this online age, I have a Facebook friend whom I have never met, even though she lives only an hour away. About seven months ago, she buried her firstborn child after spending sixteen grueling days helping him fight for his life. I was introduced to her blog, www.team-ewan.com, shortly after her son’s birth, and after a late-night cram session catching up on her archives, I was hooked. I may not have met this woman, but I knew her (continue reading…)
We worry so much about the many dangers to our children, like drugs and pedophiles and violence. But we often take for granted what might very well be the largest danger of all to our kids: the hundreds of billions of dollars spent each year on ads designed to get them hooked on junk food.
That’s why I think it’s important that this week more than 550 health professionals and organizations signed an open letter to McDonald’s, imploring the fast food giant to stop marketing junk food to kids. Many major metropolitan newspapers across the country are running full-page ads featuring the letter.
The letter doesn’t so go far as to ask McDonald’s to stop selling junk food to kids. It only asks them to stop aggressively advertising such foods to children.
Will it make any difference?
Critics say the campaign, organized by the nonprofit watchdog group “Corporate Accountability International,” is just another attempt to undercut consumer freedom, just another effort by the food police to dictate what you and your children can eat (continue reading…)
For many, times are hard. Wealth is something you might have known in the past. But there is less evidence of it now.
What about the innate wealth of an ordinary person? Not their possessions, lifestyle or money in the bank. The wealth of who they are, deep down (continue reading…)
I had the good fortune of studying in Paris for my junior year abroad with Stanford. But I’ll be honest: It wasn’t all serene visions from a Monet or Renoir painting.
I definitely enjoyed the croissants, fresh baguettes and yes, of course, the cheese, but perhaps a bit too much: I put on ten pounds and ballooned to my largest clothing size ever, a 12. In fact, when I tried to shop in the trendy boutiques dotting every street corner, the saleswomen often scowled and said bluntly, “We don’t carry your size.”
I lived with a family on the edge of the city near the railroad tracks, a 15-minute walk from the nearest metro station (continue reading…)
Sure, the ancient yogis found inner bliss by stretching in their yoga poses and sitting on their cushions for hours on end. But we live in the real world — too busy treading water to spare that kind of time! Fortunately, after digesting tons of spiritual books and attending myriad workshops, then experimenting with what works for me, I’ve created my own “Reader’s Digest”-ish shortcut to daily bliss.
My best intention is to practice these steps daily, although I often fall short. Like many spiritual seekers, I have to resist beating myself up when I’m not perfect. But it’s okay to fall off our daily spiritual path — nearly everyone does (continue reading…)
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected US President Barack Obama's call for peace with the Palestinians based on pre-1967 borders.
After tense talks at the White House, a defiant Mr Netanyahu said Israel was prepared to compromise but there could be no peace "based on illusions".
Mr Obama, who formally adopted the principle on Thursday, admitted there were "differences" between the views.
But he said such differences were possible "between friends".
In his speech to the state department on Thursday, Mr Obama stated overtly for the first time that the peace talks should be based on a future Palestinian state within the borders in place before the 1967 Middle East War.
"The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognised borders are established for both states," he said (continue reading…)
I spoke in several communities in New Jersey and New York for Yom Hashoah, the day of remembering the victims of the Holocaust — or the Shoah, which in Hebrew means utter destruction. My talk differed from the usual Yom Hashoah focus. Since the day was inaugurated in 1951, communities worldwide have typically observed the day with public readings of the names of the victims, talks by survivors and prayers. When ceremonies have included World War II veterans who helped to liberate the Nazi concentration camps, it has been to reunite them with survivors of the camps they liberated (continue reading…)
I’d been seeing Kim for over a decade when she called me late one evening. Her voice was barely audible; I’d never heard her sound so low.
“The big presentation I’m supposed to be giving on Friday — instead of preparing for it, I’ve been in bed crying,” she stammered. My mind went back to our last session: she’d been so elated! A new raise, an important promotion and an invitation to present her work at a national conference! When she mentioned her daughter Noreen, her mood dropped. Noreen wasn’t doing well again, but Kim seemed determined not to let Noreen’s eating disorder dictate her life (continue reading…)
Societies have stigmas. These typically vary from country to country and are based on outliers that differ from what a society deems normal. An unusual physical attribute or a mental or physical disability is sometimes enough to generate harsh judgment and alienation from others.
In Morocco, being a known rape victim is so stigmatized that they are often forced to marry their rapists in order to avoid this label. Through marrying their rapists, victims escape this scarlet letter in favor of a typically short and abusive marriage (continue reading…)
Are you brain-healthy? Brain health is one of today’s hottest health topics. There is a steady stream of information almost daily from research showing us ways we can remember better every day and even lower our risk for serious memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. But is it all really true? And what exactly are you supposed to do?
As an expert in brain health, I find that many of us aren’t sure what we should do to boost our brain fitness. Some of the advice we hear may seem surprising, since the suggestions don’t seem at all “brainy,” like doing crossword puzzles (continue reading…)
Independent filmmakers often have to double up on jobs. This might explain why writer-director Chris Ordal couldn’t meet me one-on-one for an interview at the Planet Sub on 75th. Although he’s a University of Kansas alumnus, he’s currently living in Los Angeles and needed to a ride from Lawrence, Kan.. He’d been staying with Brad Roszell, who drove him to our meeting (continue reading…)
Sean Kirkpatrick’s debut film Cost of a Soul is a heavy, dark drama about how crime and drugs make life difficult for two veterans (Chris Kerson, Will Blagrove) returning to north Philadelphia from Iraq. For the 28-year-old rookie director, however, fortune appears to smiling.
The micro-budgeted film opens May 20 on 50 AMC Theatre screens around the United States because Cost of a Soul won Rogue/Relativity Media’s Big Break Movie Contest. The judges for the Contest included Relativity Media president CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, Nikkole Denson-Randolph (Vice President of Specialty and Alternative Content for AMC Theatres) and actress Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush).
Before winning the contest, Kirkpatrick had maxed out credit cards but had been unable to find a distributor. Now thanks to Relativity and the Kansas City-based AMC, his situation has changed drastically (continue reading…)
While Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom sits as favorite for winning the Preakness Stakes, Pimlico Race Course, MD, in what could be a bid for the first Triple Crown sweep in 33 years, second favorite Dialed In also has much to gain.
Dialed In, owned by Robert LaPenta and trained by Nick Zito, entered the Kentucky Derby as favorite but an unfavorable trip left him eighth past the wire. Not as bad as it seems, Dialed In finished strong and game. As winner of the Holy Bull Stakes (G3) and Florida Derby (G1) both held at Gulfstream Park, FL, if Dialed In can pull off a Preakness Stakes victory he will win $6.1 million in purse and bonus money.
The winner’s share of the Preakness purse is $600,000. The bonus is courtesy of MI Developments’ Preakness 5.5 Incentive Program (continue reading…)
Americans turn to their government for all sorts of advice, at times. Most especially during a crisis or natural disaster of epic proportions, citizens want solid information from experts in the government as to what they should and shouldn’t do to keep their families safe. Forward-looking folks will even check out disaster-preparedness information before disaster actually strikes, in order to get their families through such an event, should worse come to worst. And now all Americans can breathe a huge sigh of relief because the Centers for Disease Control (C.D.C.) just posted instructions so we can all adequately prepare for “Zombie Armageddon.”
You just can’t make this stuff up, people.
On a C.D.C (continue reading…)
So many questions here. Bin Laden’s compound wasn’t hooked up to the internet and he apparently communicated with the outside world by saving files onto thumb drives and having couriers send e-mails and download new messages for him from a distant Internet cafe. Were those couriers also in charge of procuring bin Laden’s porn? Awkward. — Foreign Policy Magazine
COURIER: Uh, I’d like to buy some porn.
PETE: Well, you’ve come to the right place (continue reading…)
The US Coast Guard has closed a five-mile stretch of the swollen Mississippi River after three barges sank.
The barges had been pulled by tug boats when they broke loose near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, officials said. A fourth barge broke loose but was captured.
No injuries or pollution was reported, officials said (continue reading…)
Washington, D.C. — The Big Five oil companies — Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Shell, BP and Phillips — may be hoping that the end of the world actually occurs on May 21. Then they can say proudly that they went out bloodied but unbowed. Big Oil kept $40 billion in undeserved tax subsidies, in spite of the unprecedented profits and wealth they reported this quarter (continue reading…)
Most people misunderstand Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. They see Hamlet as indecisive, melancholy and afraid to take action. They see it as a play where the suicidal lead character walks around not doing anything while people around him suffer and die. If we pay the price of a ticket, we usually want the main character to be decisive and bold; even though to take action ‘against a sea of troubles’ will almost certainly be fatal (continue reading…)