read my lips

today, burberry launched a genius marketing campaign called “burberry kisses” in collaboration with google to promote their lipsticks. the microsite forces you to download and use google chrome, where you can choose from stock “quick kisses” or create a personal smooch using a web cam to capture your own lips. you then choose your city and send a personalized message to someone in another city, sealed with a kiss. you can choose to have your smooch in a burberry lip color, then you watch a video of the message soaring to its recipient using google earth and street view technology. there’s also a geo map that shows “the world of kisses”, both live and all.

i must admit that it’s not great at accurately capturing the lip shape…maybe i need better lighting.

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the burberry kisses microsite

capturing my lips

capturing my lips

my lips are ready

my lips are ready

mystery recipient

the voyage as it’s mailed to different parts of the world…

that's my high school!!

that’s my high school!!

reflection of the space needle for seattle

reflection of the space needle for seattle

i guess this is somewhere?

i guess this is somewhere?

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soaring thru the clouds

past the space needle

past the space needle

hello, manhattan

hello, manhattan

and los angeles

and los angeles

this generic park seems to be ending them all

this generic park seems to be ending them all

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email confirmation that your kiss was delivered, complete with lip color

world of kisses – all

world of kisses - live

world of kisses – live

super cool stuff.  for more info, check out the article on wwd.

i die!

i was eating with friends and staring blankly at the tv screen as linsanity reached the lakers.  as the game breaked for a commercial, i saw the back of his head and the words “adrien brody!” came sputtering out of my mouth along with pizza bits.

for me, what could be better than a stylish adrien brody starring in a commercial?  well, if he used the razor to shave off all his facial hair for one thing.  but no, that’s not what i meant–andre 3000!  a commercial featuring 3 stylish men and 2 of them are my heartthrobs??  #idie!!!  gael’s not bad either, haha.

 

um, one of my favorite commercials now?  OH YES.

ok, i haven’t watched these videos of them talking about style yet but you can bet your ass that i will!

 

 

 

#endswooning

mischief is in the details

my picks from jason wu for target

well done, target…another designer collection i can get excited about.  in other related news, target is getting rid of their go international collection. i’m really loving the ads so far.  jason wu’s inspiration for the collection is this black cat named “milu”…isn’t she so mischievous?

ok, i could’ve sworn i saw a better scan of this yesterday but this is all i can find now…sorry.

here are the pieces i like so far:

navy poplin dress, $39.99

white sheer blouse with ribbon, $34.99; black circle skirt, $29.99

cream flared dress with belt, $59.99

black lace clutch, $29.99

cream front-flap straw bag, $39.99

milu black cat scarf, $19.99

navy wheel scarf, $19.99

to see the rest of the first look of the collection, with pricing, check out new york magazine’s the cut.  and keep your eyes peeled for when the collection hits stores february 5th.

jason wu shot to fame at the young age of 29 when first lady michelle obama wore one of his gowns for her husband’s inauguration ball.

just. wow.

kelly wearstler’s accomplished quite a bit–playboy “playmate of the month”  turned big time interior designer and now, fashion designer as of spring 2011.  of course, being married to brad korzen of viceroy hotel group doesn’t hurt either.  my company has worked with her studio on a few viceroy properties and i’m especially a fan of the the 7th floor of department store bergdorf goodman.  i forgot to visit the last time i was in nyc, but i will make sure to go this february when i’m there.

she’s really translated her hallmark whimsical style into fashion apparel successfully.  but her marketing team especially is doing a fantastic job.  the  upcoming look book shot by jamie beck of from me to you fame featuring kelly framel of the glamourai notoriety in malibu is just stunning.

i apologize for the many photos, but there are a lot.  and there are so many good ones.  and what would a nod to jamie beck be without a cinemagraph?

shot on pacific coast highway

and speaking of jamie, how cute is this post on her other half?

think different

too good not to share

i wish wired hadn't taken this down, it took me forever to find this

design your own life

words of wisdom

real artists ship

thomas bangalter does fashion

the cooler half of daft punk, thomas bangalter, directed a short film for luxury fashion brand co starring his wife elodie bouchez for their spring/summer 2012 collection.

daft punk is no stranger to directing as they released a full length film called electroma before.  they should stick to making music…not that this one was bad.

the missoni for target nightmare

so after much anticipation, the missoni for target collection is finally here.  i’ve been eagerly looking forward to and posting about this for some time now and have been at the ready to pounce for today’s launch.  the target style social media team previously said it would go live online to shop at midnight but at the last minute changed it to searchable by 4 am est and shoppable by 8 am est (whatever that means).  i had planned to hit up the brick & mortar store when it opened but when i found out that online would have the most selection and what was being carried at the stories would vary, i quickly changed my strategy.  as of 11 pm pst 9/12 i had been checking in repeatedly and it was discovered you could buy about 11 items though the target mobile site.  nothing i had wanted and with some mob mentality i waited it out until 2 am after a reassuring tweet it would take hours i thought it’d be safe to sleep–or nap rather.  i woke up at 4:30 am only to find that the entire collection was not only already up, but some of my most coveted items, like the loop toss pillow, were already sold out.  i browsed like mad and added anything that remotely interested me into my cart.  unfortunately, it was now about 5 am, or 8 am est, when everyone was expecting the site to go live and the servers crashed.  with 23 items in my cart and not having seen everything, i was locked out.  my friend had been smart and checked out a few times but she had also started earlier.  in my 2 measly hours of sleep, i had missed out.

i waited and waited, watching the facebook and twitter pages like a hawk and constantly refreshed my cart waiting for the site to come back up.  over 3 hours later and still nothing.  finally when the site came back, i made 2 massive orders but it was still a waste of time.  i could’ve slept a full night, gone to work and bought everything i did today without any of the sacrifice i had done.  the items that i wanted that were sold out, had sold out when i had napped, and weren’t back in stock.  and i don’t think anything in my cart had sold out.  i’m sure i’ll be returning a lot later (well, i better be…i spent over $1,000), but i’m happy i got most of the things i had blogged about before, like the martini glasses and tumblers, scarves, and framed art prints.  there was way more online than what was shown in their supposedly complete look book and now as i blog, i realize i didn’t check out the stationery items at all.  i didn’t see a category for it.

anyways, onto the gains and losses.  not shown in the look book, but my very favorite purchase so far (i hope saying that doesn’t jinx me and get it canceled):

isn't it gorgeous?! ::swoon::

i bought this quickly as i didn’t want the site to crash again and thought it was pretty cute.  after i finished checking out, i was able to look at the detail photo and i’m blown away but how nice it looks.  i really hope it comes with everything pictured and is as nice as it looks in the photo.

this is the best photo i could find since target crashed again.  i’ll update it later. ETA: UPDATED!

and here are the shaker and pillows i wanted but failed to get:

martini shaker.

toss pillow in colore loop. i want you so bad!

multi pillow set in red medallion. online only.

ok, seeing as how i only got 2 hrs of sleep and am pretty pathetic, i’m going to bed now.

slide, slide, slippity slide

this looks so incredibly fun.  my favorite thing to do when jet skiing is speeding over wakes created from boats and flying off and falling into the water and this seems like it’d be pretty similar.  i do feel a little old since this specific clip seems to be targeting the spring breaking, “jackass”-watching college kid crowd but whatever, i want to play!

of course it looks kinda dangerous too, but that kinda adds to the fun factor i guess.

i was supposed to be writing 8 essays over this long weekend.  it’s the end of the 3rd day and i have written 0 essays. #fail

evolution of style + dance

how cute is this westfield stratford ad?  it combines a bunch of things i like: fashion, dance, couples (i guess?), and videography.

it chronicles 100 years of east london style from the 1910’s until present times.

when i saw this, it totally reminded me of the evolution of dance video (and i wasn’t alone):

and while we’re on the subject of dance…how amazing is david elsewhere?  an oldie but goodie, i can’t help but smile when i watch this:

he’s one of the silhouettes in my favorite ipod ad (break dancing + daft punk? yes, please!):

it’s a shame he never got to perform with michael jackson; they were collaborating for “this is it”…

dancing is one of the (many) things i really wish i was good at.  funny how this turned from a fashion post to dance.

have a great labor day weekend!  i’ll be spending it churning out 8 essays.