Monthly Archives: February 2009

Sucker for good marketing

Advertising companies prey on people like me! I haven’t craved a pair of sneakers, since the Adidas Superstar craze when I was a teenager. But one of the pairs below is a definite prospect for my summer sneaker. Why is it always … Continue reading

Posted in Fashion, Playlist | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The District Ep. 4: Team Barack World Tour

Team Barack take on the world and visit their BFFs (Japan, South Korea), frenemies (China) and bromance (Canada). This episode also features cameos from the cast of The Hills and The City, so random. Check out the stare-down between Hillary and Chairman Kim … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Mirrors and Smoke Screens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Human Trafficking PSA with Emma Thompson

This is a really powerful video. Emma Thompson is astounding in it. I realise that I’ve been posting about human trafficking quite a bit and that’s because a friend and I are putting on a photography exhibition/ charity fundraiser for the … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Fair, Current Affairs | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Playlist: The Fear

Lily’s back! The Fear is on par with the songs of her Myspace hay-day. Despite her angry run-ins with the paparazzis and the media frenzy that surrounds her daily, I think she’s a great artist. She’s very candid, doesn’t take herself too seriously and can make … Continue reading

Posted in Playlist | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

And the Oscar went to…

Slumdog Millionaire cleaned out the Oscar trophy cabinet just as I had hoped. It won 8 Oscars including the Best Picture. Congratulations! I attached the list of winners below.  — Motion Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire.” — Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk.” — Actress: … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Mirrors and Smoke Screens, People | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Human traffickers continue to win big

The Academy Awards took place night and it was such a great night. In honour of the night istoptraffic.com created a video of the 3rd Annual Exploitation Awards. Note: this is not a criticism of the Academy Awards at all, … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rooting for Slumdog Millionaire

Tonight it’s the Oscars! I’m rooting for Slumdog Millionaire to clean up on awards. Can’t wait to see what the Academy’s verdict is tomorrow morning.  Good luck! Maame x

Posted in Mirrors and Smoke Screens | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Marc Jacobs by Marc by Marc Jacobs by Marc…

The fashion world’s collective breath is always bated in anticipation of what Marc Jacobs will show during New York fashion week. And this year Mr. Jacobs did not disappoint. Both of his collections, Marc Jacobs and the little sister line Marc … Continue reading

Posted in Fashion | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The District Ep. 3: They’re just not that into me

Episode 3 of The District and economic stimulus package has Barack feeling like Washington and the media are just not that into him anymore. Don’t worry Barack, it’s not you – it’s them. Btws – I did see Michelle on the … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

CNN on Human trafficking: Sex trade and forced labour

This article was recently on CNN.com about human trafficking and the UN’s ‘Global Report on Trafficking in Persons’. The article isn’t very long, but I’ll comment on some of the key points that struck me. According to a new UN report … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | Leave a comment