Monday, August 27, 2012

Lebanese Blonde - Thievery Corporation #MusicMonday

I present Lebanese Blonde by electronica duo Thievery Corporation as this week's #MusicMonday feature:

According to a comment on YouTube,

the title is in reference to a particularly potent strain of hashish from Lebanon. the color is a light shade(blonde, not black/tar colored). no doubt they were really baked when they made this tune :)"

However, the instrumentation features a sitar, which is distinctly Indian.  If they wanted authentic Middle Eastern instrumentation, they would have chosen an oud (lute) - not to be confused with the fragrance :-)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bobby Short for Charlie #MusicMonday

Following on my last #MusicMonday feature Mel Tormé for Charlie #MusicMonday, I present Bobby Short for Charlie.  Bobby Short was a fixture at New York's Carlyle Hotel.  In 1980, heiress-turned-jeans mogul Gloria Vanderbilt (now perhaps better known as Anderson Cooper's mom) charged that a co-op wouldn't sell to her because of her friendship with Bobby Short.

Once again, the video features an effervescent Shelley Hack with her confident long strides:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Four months her senior

Happy birthday Madonna

Now you know.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mel Tormé for Charlie #MusicMonday

If Giorgio was the signature fragrance of the 1980s, if Calvin Klein Escape was the signature fragrance of the early 1990s, and if Chanel No. 5 is the forever classic fragrance, then Charlie by Revlon was the signature fragrance of the 1970s.  A lot of Charlie's appeal came from its TV commercials featuring a confident, carefree and full of joie de vivre Shelley Hack. Here's Mel Tormé aka "The Velvet Fog" for Charlie:

That was when songs for TV commercials were tuneful, memorable, and original.

Fun fact: did you know that Mel Tormé penned The Christmas Song ("Chestnuts roasting on an open fire ...")?

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Exclusive discount with The Skinny flash sale site

First, our exclusive discount with gloss48. Next, our giveaway of 3 Bésame lip color sets, in conjunction with gloss48.  Now The Style Page is running a promotion with members-only beauty flash sale site The Skinny, which re-launches today.

The Skinny members (no invitation needed, just register) get access to high-end skin care products at up to 65% off.  If they are skin care newbies, acne sufferers, or have questions about their skin, The Skinny has educational videos and personalized recommendations to help them find the perfect products.

The Skinny has featured products from brands like Perricone MD, Lisa Hoffman Beauty, 100% Pure, International Orange, and Organic Apoteke, as well as cosmetic services like Botox from renowned dermatologists... all at affordable prices.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Giveaway of Bésame lip color sets with gloss48

The Style Page is delighted to partner with gloss48 on a giveaway of Bésame lip color sets for three lucky winners. Makeup-wise, there's nothing as glamorous as opaque lipstick with a creamy to demi-matte finish. And then there's Bésame's vintage-inspired packaging: Bésame founder/CEO Gabriela Hernandez has had the distinction of having her products featured on Mad Men and the Oscar award winning film The Artist.

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Monday, August 06, 2012

Positively 4th Street #MusicMonday

Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña and Richard Fariña by David Hajdu
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Positively 4th Street
A better for Positively 4th Street might be Positively 4th Street: The Lives, Loves and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña and Richard Fariña. It chronicles Bob Dylan and Joan Baez's romance and the causes of its dissolution.

More interesting, however, are the life, loves and times of Richard Fariña, who tragically died in a motorcycle accident, on the day of the 21th birthday party he threw for his wife Mimi Baez Fariña (Joan's younger sister).   Why there isn't a cult surrounding Richard Fariña, I don't know. I came away wanting to know more, read Richard's one novel Been Down So Long It Looks Up to Me, and discover the recordings by Richard and Mimi Farina.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

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The Style Page is partnering with gloss48 to bring our readers a special promotion.   gloss48 is a new beauty flash sale site dedicated to new and cult beauty brands. It brings beauty lovers a daily dose of new, exciting, and cult brands at the best prices online. It combines brand stories, product demos, editorial reviews, and limited time sales.   gloss48 founders Laura and Jill like to think of themselves as Daily Candy meets Gilt Groupe for beauty.

As my tweet indicates, you need to register with to take advantage of this offer.

Also, watch The Style Page for an upcoming giveaway with gloss48 for not one, not two, but three Bésame lip color sets (Bésame means "kiss me" in Spanish).  Makeup-wise, there's nothing as glamorous as opaque lipstick with a creamy to demi-matte finish.  And then there's Bésame's vintage-inspired packaging: Bésame founder/CEO Gabriela has the distinction of having her products featured on Mad Men and the Oscar award winning film The Artist.