Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SMITTEN! * Google Wave

I admit -- I try to be tech-savvy, but am not. At least not as much as I would like to be. If I were more attached to technology, I would post things when I am SMITTEN or STRICKEN with them, instead of waiting months and then spending hours on this website writing in one long purge.

I recently watched the video for Google Wave. It's a little long, but what they are coming up with could really change the face of internet communication as we know it. Since I am not tech-savvy, I will not bore you with words about it that probably won't make sense -- so just watch the video.

STRICKEN! # Michelle Obama's New Hair


Why is it that when a woman reaches a certain age, position, etc. they feel the need to chop their hair off? To see a picture of Michelle Obama's new 'do -- click HERE.

I take major issue with this. Her hair was fine the way it was. It suited her. She looked pretty, while still looking professional enough to be First Lady. But obviously someone got to her, and now it is short. Like every other "professional" woman of a certain age. I had this same reaction when CBS obviously made Katie Couric cut her hair. Like, making her look more like a man would improve the ratings of the CBS Evening News. Pleeeease.

Personally I cannot EVER see myself going down this road -- on principle, yes -- but also because my hair is fine as f*ck and will just cling to my head if it's short.

Ladies -- can we please stop thinking we need to cut our hair off to play with the big boys?

SMITTEN! * Ript Apparel

I came across this awesome website awhile ago, courtesy of UrbanDaddy -- and I check it every day. So should you.

Here's the deal:

Every day the site features a t-shirt with a new design by a new artist. You have 24 hours to buy the shirt before it gets retired and can never be bought again. Did I mention the art? Really cool designs by emerging artists and designers. Oh, and did I mention the price? Every shirt is always ten bucks. That's right, $10. Doesn't matter how many colors are in the design, who the artist is, nothing. The shirt will always be ten bucks. And since they retire after one day, there's a really low chance of anyone else you know wearing it.

To check out the site and get the shirt of the day (today's is shown above) -- click HERE.

SMITTEN! * Coach Poppy

I can't believe I'm saying this. I think I'm in love with Coach's new line called Poppy. It seems to skew younger (perhaps because it's more affordable? because it's bright?), though I think you can love these items at any age. You just have to be a person who considers themselves design-savvy. And I do. I am especially in love with the Poppy Pop C Spotlight Shoulder Bag (retails for $268 and is shown above).

I don't know what it is, but it is making me forget that I hate Coach. I hate it because it's EVERYWHERE. On the shoulder of every woman I see. Plus, I'm not big into splashy "look at me and how much money I spent!" logo bags. Which is essentially what saved Coach. Don't get me wrong, some of their things are very nice. I just didn't want to shell out a wad of money on something every woman in America already had. I guess that's just the design-savvyness in me.

So what can it be? Why has this new collection changed my mind so rapidly? Maybe that my favorite period of art is Pop? That I love bright colors mixed together? I don't know. I am just so smitten -- and it scares me.