Vera Wang Fall Winter Collection Fashion Show 2008
We're backstage at the Karen Walker show right now, talking to the MAC team about the makeup (sweet, blanked out pinks and nudes) and shooting the girls during their run-through and preparations. The atmosphere is very calm, Walker is sitting front row, watching the girls walk the runway, with half finished makeup, combs sticking out of hair. The girls seem especially friendly, everyone's kind of goofing off together while an older woman approaches the microphone and asks them to listen to something they've heard a million times: walk to the end of the runway, turn, walk back. There are a few mom's here, reading books. In the pit the guys are catching up and talking about the shows, some complaints about back pain (we here ya buddy). Overall, a very nice vibe here compared to most. It would make us not want to return to the tents, except, we've Mastroianni to look forward to. Until then.
In their recent January issue, Food & Wine magazine released their annual 100 Tastes to Try. This year the tastes have been broken down into 15 categories ranging from food trips to new ingredients. I took a look through the list and here are some of the ones that are topping my personal list of tastes to try in 2008. I don't know how feasible some of them are, but I know I can cross a few of these off my list.
Earlier this week I shared some of my hot gadget predictions for 2008, some of which were utterly foreseeable (for example the success and hype around the wireless Kindle reader is bound to make eReaders a heavily replicated device) and some were more hopeful (please, please let there be more flash based personal media players!). I want to know: What gadget and technological innovations are you looking forward to in the coming year?
Every year, my family always gives me a new calendar to adorn my walls. This year they surprised me with one made from my own photographs, however I would've been just as happy with one of the many foodie-friendly calendars out there. I love the Play with your Food calendar, as well as Salut! — a weekly planner that features vintage wine posters. Also, who could look past this daily cupcake calendar? You can have a new treat every day or every month, you decide! There are a lot of great photos to choose from, as well as some fantastic vintage ads. I've picked out a few of my favorites, you can see them by scrolling through the list below.
Happy New Year! As we ring in 2008, I'm leaving the Best of 2007 behind me and turning my attention to what movies, music, television shows, and books I'm most looking forward to in the new year. Over the coming days, I'll be sharing some of my thoughts on the most anticipated events of '08.
But first, I'm wondering: What are you most looking forward to, entertainment-wise, for this new year? What actors and actresses would you like to see get better jobs? Which movies do you hope will be hits (or flops)? And which TV shows do you think should get recognition while others fade away?
Here are a few of mine to get you started: I'm looking forward to the end (I hope) of the Hollywood writers' strike, the forthcoming premieres of Lipstick Jungle and Cashmere Mafia, the new crop of films at the Sundance Film Festival, and the May release of the big-screen Sex and the City.
Your turn! What are your biggest entertainment hopes and dreams for 2008?
Aside from the usual go to the gym more, eat more fruits and veggies and get more sleep New Year's resolutions, I've also got a long list of tech resolutions that I'm hoping to achieve in '08. First thing's first. . .Uploading all my holiday pictures to online albums to share with friends and family, as they usually sit on my camera for months after Christmas. After that I'm going to do a major virtual cleaning. . .Delete old emails and put them in appropriate folders, clean up my desktop, organize documents, bookmarks and the biggie—back-up my data. I also want to update the music library on my iPod, create a gadget-charging sanctuary in my apartment as well as give away and recycle old electronics. Have you made any tech-related resolutions for the new year?
After wrapping-up our best of 2007 polls, I've realized that the past twelve months have been filled with incredible new devices, websites, applications, video games and software. Apple proved to be the ultimate mover and shaker in the tech industry with the innovative iPhone, Apple TV, the new MacBook Pro, the widescreen Nano, and the iPod Touch. . .Let's just hope Steve Jobs had a rockin' party last night to match his rockin' year!
Hopefully, you were able to catch The Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop last night on TV or in person. This year, the world-famous event went green as the ball was covered with 672 Waterford crystal triangles and 9,576 state-of-the-art LED bulbs. The new and improved ball was twice as bright as last year's, creating more than sixteen million colors for a muti-colored masterpiece. Here's to a healthy, happy and exciting 2008!