"I go through life like a Karate Kid." - Britney Spears when asked how she avoids pitfalls.

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"I choose to be a happy person," Britney says, "That's how I choose to be."

This documentary is surprisingly inspirational.
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Am totally sucked into the Britney interview and documentary on MTV.

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The Wombats cover Leona Lewis' Bleeding Love

Jamie Scott & The Town cover Bleeding Love:

Me and Gracie

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Wills

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Karl Lagerfeld gives Britney Spears an award. Worlds collide.

Shabu Shabu with Hello Kitty fishballs.


At Shabu Shabu, if you sit at the bar, use the touchscreen to order

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Shabu shabu tonight at what appears to be the Hearst Tower of Flushing

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Hero in my coat. My brother washes the dog with Kerastase.

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Turabbid

Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches at Walgreens Times Square

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On the Good Day NY set

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Watch Fox 5's Good Day NY at 7:15 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday)

I'll be on your teevee doing a segment on post-Thanksgiving shopping.

Mr. Blobby, blobby blobby blobby

Helmut Lang, Rag and Bone Sample Sale

A Harley Davidson pen vending machine in the basement of 1849

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Goat / 1849

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Tonnie's Minis

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Mr. Jones yakitori speakeasy.

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Fish @ Mr. Jones

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La Perla Sample Sale

Melissa Shoes Sample Sale

Florida Water soap

Blue canvas binder

I went to Staples, the stationery store down the street, and to Rite Aid and no one had any blue canvas binders. Sigh. I wonder why they phased them out. Instead, I wound up getting a black plastic binder (8.5" x 5.5") that I'm sure will peel apart in a few days' time, a bunch of college-ruled loose-leaf that looks like it's from the 70s, and some (this I'm actually kind of excited about) clear, non-colored tab dividers with gold reinforced edges. Also I got Hawaiian Punch juice boxes, three for 99 cents!

Do you remember those blue canvas three-ring binders we used to use in the 80s and 90s?

I've been looking for one, 6" x 9", but can't find them anywhere. When did they get phased out in favor of these nylon zipper contraptions?

Andre Leon Talley on knowledge (from mediabistrro):

"The one thing when you get to be older is, you wonder about the futility of knowledge -- when you die, the knowledge goes with you."

Amazing passage in Lee Tulloch's "Fabulous Nobodies"

From Chapter 1:
"Some people have no idea what fabulous is. Some people think fabulous is a sequined frock with plunging neckline they've seen on a deodorant commercial on television. They think fabulous is a maroon leather jacket with shoulder pads that go all the way to Ohio and a pair of baggy jeans with pockets down the legs. They think fabulous is a three-piece pinstripe suit from Brooks Brothers with matching red suspenders, tie, and pocket handkerchief. They think fabulous is a patchwork jacket with lambskin trim or a silk blouse with a pussy bow at the neck or a sweater with appliqued sailing boats all over it. Some people think sneakers with socks scrunched down over them are fabulous. Some people go for jackets with the sleeves pushed up past the elbow or lavender sweat shirts cut off at the midriff. It's deeply disturbing that people can get to be like this. They're sick."

This is very cute: USB Hub Man

Driving cross country

Clinique's Comfort on Call relief cream

When this product arrived on our desks, Raakhee was like, "I can already tell I'm going to love this." And I was like, "I don't know." Mostly because I have a hard time with face creams that claim to be ultra-moisturizing -- even though I have dry skin, only certain ultra-moisturizers work on me (for example, I adore adore adore Clarins' climate-based line, especially the Hydra-Quench cream for cold climates -- totally changes the appearance of my skin overnight, blows my mind every time) but others just leave an oily goopy mess on my skin.

But then the cold started and the heat went on. And sleeping at night with the radiator on KILLS my eyelids -- they get really dry and irritated and red. Not pretty. When they're like this, I can't even use traditional eye creams because they sting, make my eyes water, which makes the eye cream run into my eyes, which makes my eyes red -- bad scene. So I went rummaging through my beauty trough and gave Clinique's Comfor On Call a whirl and it's AMAZING. No fragrance, no irritation, I bet I could stick it in my eye and it wouldn't irritate (not that I'd do that...), and the calming moisturizing effect is instant. Plus it comes in a matte white jar, points for aesthetics. And at only $39.50 a pop? What a steal.

Maxine gave me Guitar Hero for the DS. I'm not gonna lie, it's really fun, though I played through all the songs in a few hours...

Oh my god! The sausage and sauce are inside the baguette!!!! This is delicious.

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My modular dinner at Dogmatic

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Making my sausage at Dogmatic

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Pit stop on the way home, so popcorn and lollipops aren't all I eat today

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I have a massive headache

It's probably because all I've had today is a large Diet Coke, a bag of popcorn, and five lollipops.

Victoria's Secret models luurve Havaianas

Look at all the Victoria's Secret girls wearing Havaianas flip-flops backstage at the show!

Pati Dubroff and the Dior Show Makeup Artists

WHO: Dior will take over the cosmetic floor at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street for an exclusive backstage beauty event featuring Celebrity Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff and her top notch DiorShow Artist Team. Dubroff, who creates the red carpet looks for Hollywood’s most famous faces, will share her industry insider tips and tricks.

WHAT: Get the latest DIOR runway looks and learn the fashion house’s backstage beauty secrets coveted by celebrities and models.

WHERE: Bloomingdale’s 59th Street - THE DIOR Beauty Counter
59th Street and Lexington Avenue - New York, NY 10022

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3rd through Saturday, December 6th
Backstage Beauty Sessions with the DiorShow Artist Team
Thursday, December 4th

Three special master class sessions with Celebrity Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff (12 pm to 2 pm, 3 pm to 5 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm).

P.S. Call 212.705.2000 to book your beauty session!

Tonight I was sitting next to Dawn from Danity Kane at the benefit

Obviously, since I am the WORST CELEBRITY SPOTTER EVER, I didn't know it was Dawn from Danity Kane of Making the Band -- a show I used to watch religiously every week. Anyway, we talked for like a minute, and I said to her, "You look so familiar, are you friends with Susan? Do you work in media?" She was lovely, but it wasn't until five minutes later that I realized who she was and by that time there was no graceful way to interject that into a conversation. Sigh.

We even ate the centrepiece

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Pom centrepiece

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Ami double fisting dessert

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Snarf snarf snarf

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The ceiling at Capitale

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Somaly Mam speaking at Boys Town Gala

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Yigal Azrouel Sample Sale

Today's Haute List

Dear RCN: What fresh hell is this?

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Tonight I went to the Alex & Ani studio where I met a seer who told me to open my heart.

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West Broadway at night

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At the Alex and Ani showroom

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Ports 1961 Sample Sale

Sale at Auto / 30 percent off

20% Off at the Bliss Spa Sale

Save 15% at CB2

Cacharel Sample Sale Nov. 20

Cacharel sample sale Wednesday, November 19 9:30 – 6:30 pm

And Thursday, November 20 11am – 1pm

CASH ONLY

Women’s Men’s, Infants (3mos) and children’s (4-12 years)

230 West 39th Street, 16th Floor

This is so cool: Steven Meisel 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle


All yours for the low low price of $750.

Having a bad day, but Chris sent me this picture he took under the green strobe light at Le Cud and it made me smile.

Nicholas K Sample Sale

"Observe Everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you." — from Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn