Monday, April 26, 2010

Fertile ground for ugly funny guys


Thanks Nury Vittachi

For a few days once a month, women prefer funny guys to rich, handsome ones, scientists have discovered. Wit counts more than security – but only briefly.

Scientists at the University of California showed 41 women pictures of two types of men, a creative but penniless group, and a wealthy, successful group. Who would you date?
If they were asked when they were ovulating, the women preferred the cheeky-but-poor guys.
I often complain about scientists wasting public money, but in this instance, this is a study so important that it should instantly be given the entire research budget of every university on earth.

Why do women like witty guys during their fertile period? Christine Nicholson, contributing editor of Scientific American, explained in a commentary: "Humour is a sign of creativity and intelligence and, hence, an indicator of high-quality genes."
Another finding: men and women both list "sense of humour" in their list of essential characteristics for the perfect date. But they mean opposite things.

Women mean: "I want a guy who makes me laugh."
Men mean: "I want a woman who laughs at my jokes."
Of course, it all made sense. I showed this to Sandy Gandhi, a female comedian who is cute and funny but complains about not getting dates.

"So, that’s why I’m still single," she sighed. Guys weren’t charmed by her humour because they were waiting for her to be charmed by theirs.
"All the men I’ve gone out with had that certain something, which I call the X factor," she grumbled. "Every one of them became quickly an ‘ex’."
I told her the scientific reason: women are the choosier sex. So the guy has to show off his brains, while women naturally take the role of judging panel.
This also resonated with Sandy. She said that a girlfriend once told her: "There are only three words to describe a woman of your beauty and talent who is still single: picky, picky, picky."
Anyway, these scientific discoveries are interesting, but tough to apply.
I mean, how do you find out if a woman is ovulating when you haven’t even got to the dating part yet? Can you just slide it into the conversation and hope she doesn’t think you’re weird?
"Hi, what’s your name? Are you an ovulating Scorpio by any chance?"

It would be better if one could make a general announcement at the nightclub. "Calling all ladies who are in the fertile part of their monthly cycle – kindly line up next to the guys who are poor and ugly but kind of funny."
The day after I read about this study, I got an invitation to speak to a women’s group. I was a bit wary about speaking to an all-female audience. But who knows, they might like me.
"May I ask a question? Will they be ovulating?" I asked.

There was a long pause. The agent asked: "I don’t know. Is that an issue?" I told him that it might be.
He said that he would contact the event organiser and see if he could find out. He never called back.
I’m guessing members of the audience were in the wrong part of the cycle. Phew, I had a narrow escape.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mixed Feelings

My current favourite song from Jason Castro- Let's Just Fall in Love again

Let's Just Fall In Love Again

Lets pretend baby
That you've just met me
And Ive never seen you before
Ill tell all my friends
That I think you're staring
And you say the same to yours

And oh, well dance around it all night
And then Ill follow you outside
And try to open up my mouth
And nothing comes out right

And I wanna fall in love with you again
I don't have to try
Its so easy
Who needs to pretend?
But because its so funny
Lets just think about it, honey
Lets just fall in love again

I'll call you in three days
Not too soon, not too late
And Ill ask your roommate if you're home
You call me on Thursday
And well hang out all day
Then fall asleep on the phone

And oh, Ill hold your hand when we drive
And well lose track of all the time
And well tell everyone
That we ain't never felt so alive

And I wanna fall in love with you again
I don't have to try
Its so easy
Who needs to pretend?
But because its so funny
Lets just think about it, honey
Lets just fall in love again

Well fall disgustingly fast
And well stop hanging out with friends
And they'll be so offended

And I wanna fall in love with you again
I don't have to try
Its so easy
Who needs to pretend?
But because its so funny
Lets just think about it, honey
Lets just fall in love again
Lets just fall in love again

Friday, February 12, 2010

You'll be missed, Alexander McQueen

I was so hurt when i woke up and saw the breaking news titled-Remembering Alexander McQueen..what? he’s gone? Hey, he's just 40, he just way too young to die? I just can't believe it and i was speechless while googling his name all over to find out whether the news is true. At the end, yes it was:( What a Truly shocking news to wake up to.Alexander Mc Queen, the genius in turning art into fashion-in fact, his designs were like art-A living Art that walks on the runway…I'm so speechless...
I always looked forward his amazing runway shows..I was influenced and spirited by his and Galliano's designs when I created eccentric designs like the ones I did during my last fashion show. He did inspired me.Now the mother of all goth fashion designer is gone.. Could anyone succeed him? Isn’t there any room for someone like this on earth? We never know. The other designer that I love is Galliano. As we all are, I’m in shock. I find the words written by Sarah Jessica Parker and Tavi here are comforting and beautiful. In respect for his family and friends, my greatest condolence to them. I’m terribly missed you Lee McQueen..

You've inspired me a lot!

Some of my previous entries that included some of the wonderful works from Lee McQ:

The Veiled Splendor of Goth and Zhivago Fashion Styles

Shoe Trends for 2010

Autumn Winter 2009/2010 Hottest Bag Styles

From Paris Spring 2010 Ready to Wear Fashion Week: Office and Formal Wear ideas

Sarah Jessica Parker: "I am shocked and overcome with grief upon learning about the untimely death of the quiet genius Alexander McQueen. My heart goes out to his family and all those who worked for and with him. In his atelier, his showroom, his stores and various business interests that were so rapidly growing, he was beloved. By all of them. He was talented well beyond his years and the seriousness and unrivaled talent which he applied to his work is in bountiful display year after year and collection after collection. Every single inspired, original, lofty, whimsical, stunning, brilliant and jaw dropping detail was Alexander Mcqueen. There has never been anyone like him. And there simply never will be. What is more devastating is that despite all his success thus far, creatively, critically and commercially, his greatest achievements lay ahead of him. The future would be whatever he hoped to make of it. His independence, his skill, his quiet fortitude, his devotion, his love of his work, family and friends will be an unthinkable loss. And the vigilance with which he protected his work and those he loved was both incredibly powerful and quietly heart rending. In my brief but honored time spent with him I learned he would never let even the tiniest and seemingly inconsequential detail be unfinished. That's why his death is so haunting. God speed Lee. It has been a privilege for all of us to know you. You will be indescribably missed."

He consistently delivered collections of extravagant creativity, the type of stuff where you just look at it and try to absorb it and you can't believe a person made this. Being lucky enough to gaze at a glimpse into such an artist's vision, and knowing that you can't even imagine everything that was put into making it, and suddenly feeling so happy and joyful about humanity, and life, because, Jesus, a person made incredibly uplifting. Very rarely are we blessed with a talent so strong and unparalleled and a passion so pure and driven.
It's taken me an hour to write these few sentences, and it seems like all I've been able to do since hearing the news is cry. But now it's time to go back in the archives, in my magazines, to every photo I've collaged and tacked on my wall, and appreciate everything he poured his life into.
So thank you, Alexander McQueen. Rest in peace.Tavi

Runway scene that we won't ever forget-- This happens to be one of our favorite McQueen shows from the Spring/Summer 1999 where he took a white dress and then splattered it w/ paint from 2 robot arms . Brilliant!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Latest Bag trends Pre-Fall 2010

Hand bags are forever in style, ultimate in luxury and the best arm candy that women can get under the sky. The bags are in vogue all through the year and can match any trend that's in fashion at that point of time....whether you want them to be just as fashion accessories or made to load things, ...these are some of the bags that have their own style statement during the Pre-Fall 2010...

Above left : Vionnet clear studded clutch
Above right : Versace Navajo print girl bag

Above left : VBH karung shiny batik swinger bag
Above right : Stella McCartney pleated faux leather clutch

Above left : Mulberry cheetah haircalf Bayswater bag
Above right : Miu Miu leather cat bag

Above left : Giambattista Valli leopard print clutch
Above right : Diane von Furstenberg woven leather Stephanie bag

Above left : Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily bag
Above right : Dolce & Gabbana Miss Helen bag

Above left : Chanel country handbag
Above right : Bruno Frisoni leopard bag


Accessories : 2010 Trends

New Year means new accessories! And it’s time when every woman wants to look the most fabulous.
When you’ve found the perfect dress and a matching pair of shoes, all you need to do is to add a few finishing touches, like accessories.
Accessories are important as they make your entire look different, more glamorous and sophisticated. Therefore you should be very careful when choosing the pieces to complement your image.
Here are some stylish accessories from the Pre-Fall 2010 ....

Above left : LV metal bracelets
Above right : Viktor & Rolf Zipper bracelets

Above left : Tom Binns Silver lace cuff
Above right : Tom Binns Blue Crystal necklace

Above left : Stella McCartney brass serpent necklace with resin pearl details
Above right : Proenza Scholer rope and chain link bracelet with rainbow finish

Above left : Philippe Ferrandis Swarovski crystal capri necklace
Above right : Hermes enamel bangles

Above left : Erickson Beamon Paradise Lost necklace
Above right : Eddie Borgo Quartz Cone bracelet

Above left : Delfina Delettrez gold,sapphire and diamond Sabbah ring
Above right : Delfina Delettrez gold rubies and cognac diamond Anthropomorphous earings

Above left : Delfina Delettrez Gold diamond and black diamond Stonehand bracelet
Above right : Delfina Delettrez gold and black diamond secret hands rings

Above left : Aurelie Bidermann silver Trefle necklace
Above right : Alexander McQueen brass sea urchin cuff