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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Why Buy What You Cannot Flaunt?

Some people buy ridiculously expensive items that can only be displayed and guarded with heavy security. Do these individuals buy these just for recognition? What else could be gained from owning these items if they cannot be used? I hear of wines that are auctioned for a fortune and when drunk, that's it. I hear of some purchases of paintings and the amount paid makes me scream. The other day I saw an overly expensive diamond encrusted purse that was priced at 3.8 million dollars. Why should a purse be made with as many diamonds as 4,517 and cost as much as 3.8 million dollars? Then there is the gold-plated toilet and the jewel encrusted bikini that cannot be touched by water. What will be my reason to buy such items? I guess it all boils down to the value that the buyer puts on the item. It certainly does not make sense why people would purchase items that they cannot use.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor; mypetjawa.mu.nu - Photo)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Playing Villain is Easier

Is it human nature to be attracted to the negative more than the positive? You hear actors that play villains say they connect more with the character than when they play better people. You also find that Villains have many fans because they find them appealing. But we are expected to be good people. We live and strive for that. We know that being bad comes with consequences that we do not want. We know about the Golden Rule. We have heard about Karma. We have learned about the Ten Commandments. All of these focus on making us better individuals. But why is there an appeal for undesirable things?

Someone once told me that "the law of attraction" could be the answer to this situation. The law of attraction states that like attracts like. Positive and negative thinking produces positive and negative results. Therefore if actors focus on the fact that playing a villain is easier than playing a hero, then it would show in their performances and their willingness to go that route in acting. What are your thoughts? 

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor; postbourgie.com - Photo)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Graphics for the Child

Can parents let their babies be babies? When they grow older they will likely go through the phase where they can done graphic tees that have inappropriate graphics and messages. I just got warmer and a parent saw the opportunity to show off her child's tee shirt that said "Tits for That" with a baby bottle drawn beside the texts. Sure, this can be funny but it can also be inappropriate  for other kids learning to read. What exactly are you going to say to a child that wants to know what tits mean. Another design on a child's tee that gave me a shock was one with a little stick figure pointing a gun at another stick figure saying "Your Mommy or Your Life." Now this is not funny.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor; skreened.com - Photo)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

All That Glitters

The saying "All that glitters isn't gold" is very appropriate for what recently happened to me. I went belt shopping and pretty much had an idea of what I wanted and not caring much about the make or brand. As long as it had a nice buckle, I was going to be fine with it. But as I was shopping, a belt covered with rhinestones caught my attention and there it was on it's way to my home. When I wore it that evening for an event, it caught my lacy top, my bag, and even the table cloth. At the end of the event, five rhinestones were missing on the belt. Guess I should have stuck to my original simple choice!!

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor; boltheadgear.com - Photo)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fashion and Pets: Torture or Comfort?

I have always wondered why people dressed up their pets. I got several answers like "my dog gets cold" to "doesn't this make her look prettier?" Isn't the point of the fur on animals for protection from harm and for the regulation of body temperature? Won't the extra covering be uncomfortable for the animals? 

I have not come across a research that proves that outfits for animals are necessary. In the mean time, why can't we just let them be and focus on dressing ourselves instead.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor, and Zeusexcuse - Photo)

Monday, February 7, 2011

PETA - Okay to Pose Nude?

The other day, Kim Kardashian was crying because of her supposedly exposed skin on the cover of W magazine. Kim was upset because the magazine had promised to cover her body in art but only strips of texts were used to cover some parts of her body. For people who see how Kim dresses and some of her photo shoots, they would wonder why she would be upset. Was the line crossed by W magazine due to a breach in contract?

There have been outrage over some magazines as they are beginning to do less covering and show more skin. But what I'm getting at is that we overlook some nakedness like what Playboy offers. But PETA? This concept of nude photo shoot to emphasize the love of animals is still puzzling to me. If people are okay to pose nude for PETA, then why are they not okay to pose naked for art and fashion? Just saying.

(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor; Drawing by Fineartamerica.com)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fashion Craze

I went browse-shopping to get you to see some crazy fashion ideas. This is definitely not about impressing anyone but the sole need to stand out. Enjoy!

Thanks to Fashionmefabulous.com; hyd-masti.com; Imageshack.us; crazy-picsblog.blogspot.com; Izismile.com; sodahead.com; lindsayalbanese.com; funxone.com; weirdpalace.com; lovelyish.com; and life-is-something-crazy.blogspot.com

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