Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Magic Mike, Portugal v Spain, and Mailmen...

Okay okay-- Just as a warning: this is going to be my more of a lifestyle blog post for all you fashionistas out there.

Magic Mike
I can disclose I will not go see Magic Mike. I can also disclose that talking about it sends me traffic.
 -BUTT- this is definitely a smart move by Warner Brothers
Why, you ask? Well, simply think about the target demographic. The statistics have been out for some time now that shows that Women are the spenders and have more buying power than men. So that is the NUMBER ONE smartest move out there to make: make (older) women your target audience. A nod to all the single ladies and the one's that run the world too. Women are high value customers because once they join your brand, and are happy, they are likely to stay loyal to you. With regards to the film industry: women talk. They talk about what they like and they talk about what they don’t like, and I think for as long as their have been movies with naked chicks-- women have wanted to turn the tables.  Word of mouth via online or not-- still a high value and from what I see Magic Mike is on the to-do list for all the C-Tates, that True Blood guy, Mcconaughey, and the other dude's fans out there (men included-- sorry Phil, but you are awkwardly enough a C-tates-aholic!) Anyway, enough talking about potentially awful movies.


Portugal v Spain
Debating on if I could take today off as a mental health day-- it will be such a stressful game for us Coastal Iberians! Alas, I can not. So, here is my official VIVA PORTUGAL endorsement! Don't let Spain push you around! As I live stream the game from work, I hope I can keep my shouting to a minimum. I'm going to be sitting on the edge of my cubicle  all day!

...and Mailmen
Have you ever wondered how mailmen get into your apartment building. You know, your building that has two doors with a code AND key needed... AND how they can open everyone in the city's locked mailbox. For instance, when I order something online, I wonder how even the Fedex guy can get in my building to drop it off. Does he have to wait for someone to leave, so he can have the door held open and pop in? I immediately fret that he will just leave it on the street. This still gets me every time. I contemplate the intricate key systems they probably have in place to do all this as promptly as they can each everyday. No sweat for the mailmen. Come on, don't tell me you never wondered how you would get your package if they couldn't get in the building!

On a lighter note: New Video coming soon!

-Kristine

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ch-Ch-Ch-Czech, Czech it Out!


Anyone else excited for a rousing game of Futebol com Cristiano? Live streaming here we go!



-Kristine

Friday, June 8, 2012

LADY LUXE Video Feature & GIVEAWAY

Welcome to LADY LUXE. Oh, haven't heard of it yet? Well, it's TOPS in Boston Vintage.
The owners are all fashionistas by trade and are absolutely brilliant with their research and the unique finds that they bring into their boutique! It's actually SUCH A GREAT Vintage Shop that I was actually allowed to make them a fun Video Feature for my Blog and Host a $25 Giveaway!


Before we get to the Giveaway, I have to show you a couple really historical pieces that they have there!

This Black Sequined piece below was the concert dress of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Pianist from the1920s.

This parasol is from the Victorian Era and is so authentic that the hand and top spindle is actually made with real ivory.


AND, of course, the best finds that I spotted on my last visit are RIGHT HERE! 

White Vintage Prada Purse in white (perfect for the summer!) and actually at a reasonable price! I couldn't believe it!


This Beijo Purse is just under $30 I think, and it a really nice steal for a cross-body clutch!

So this color block shirt below caught my eye right away and looks FABULOUS on me even though I don't like short sleeves. It was a whopping $20, but I absolutely loved it the color, pattern and fit!




I've also been gushing about Summer Scarves lately... they are more like handkerchiefs, but I got the these two at Lady Luxe and they are beautiful. I probably wear them more than I should! I don't have to tell you that the best thing about buying accessories at a Vintage Store is that (unlike any mass produced accessory at the mall)--- these are so much more UNIQUE!

Take a look at my mint colored belt that I got-- Mint is THE COLOR this Summer! Sorry for the color of the picture!

There was also a mutitude of awesome dresses and hats-- as you can see in my Video Feature for Lady Luxe!

Finally, THE GIVEAWAY!
One LUCKY WINNER will be getting $25

Giveaway Rules:

The contest is open for ONE WEEK from 
6/5/2012 and ends 6/13/2012



-RULES TO ENTER TO WIN A $25.00 LADY LUXE $25 GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY-

1. Must be 18 or older. If not, please ask guardian permission to enter! 

2. US Only, sorry Canada!
3. Every entry counts, so do one of following or all if you want for multiple entries:


(You CAN DO each of the above at least ONCE a day for MORE CHANCES TO WIN-- U IZ Competive?)


Winners will selected at random and be announced on my YouTube Channel 6/20/2012!
you can't win if you don't enter! (:



And if you don't win--- either check out their Etsy items here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LadyLuxeVintage
or GO VISIT THEIR STORE.


31 Belmont Street

Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 491-1000


GOOD LUCK BEAUTIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers,
Kristine


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Monday, June 4, 2012

Portuguese Tifo: The first to get TECH-SAVVY!


Fans of Deadspin? I stumbled upon this awesome story (http://ow.ly/blTj9.) Being ethnocentric and PROUD, I think this is going to start setting the bar pretty high for new trends with team Supporters! VIVA PORTUGAL!




I wonder if The Rebellion will be conjuring up something crazy The New England Revolution next!

-Kristine



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