Posts Written On June 2009

What Women What – What to Wear!

What Women Want is this Sunday! Here are some outfit suggestions for all you girls who are ready to wine & dine in a dress… and SHOP! Make sure you say hello to HeyDoYou’s Shay & Bella @ Formula byBella’s booth. She is a vendor this year, make sure you try her delicious amuse-bouche creations. All the best and love from LA, Shannae!


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American Girl Dolls

It has been a long time since I played with dolls. My Barbie dolls have grown up and become American Girl dolls (Also from Mattel). I was wandering around the Grove and couldn’t help but notice how every little girl was carrying either a doll of their likeness and/or an American Girl shopping bag. I had to find out what this was all about and it kind of freaked me out.

Oriental doll

yoga set for your ‘American Girl’ Doll

right out of a scary Hollywood movie – I didn’t see an Yvonne doll

So the dolls can get their hair done…

wait, there’s a line up… is it free or something?

nope, it’s $15-$30 depending on hair type!

What an amazing way to waste money.

Here is the blurb from their own website.
Every girl has her own unique story, her own secrets and dreams, her own talents and aspirations. Just Like You dolls celebrate each girl’s unique story.
Introduced in 1995, American Girl’s Just Like You 18-inch dolls and related accessories celebrate girls of today—showing them that this is their moment in history to shine. Driven by the same spirit and sensibilities that characterize the historical doll line, Just Like You is designed to instill a sense of pride, power, and possibility in today’s girls.
With its selection of more than 20 dolls featuring various combinations of skin tones, facial features, and hair and eye colors, the Just Like You line highlights the individuality and diversity of today’s American girls. Doll-sized clothing and accessories reflect the wide variety of lifestyles and interests of contemporary girls and encourage them to express their own unique style and personality. A few of the girl-friendly themes and activities represented in the product line include friends, sports, hobbies, school, personal care, holidays, and other special occasions.
Each Just Like You doll arrives wearing a contemporary outfit and comes with the Fun with Your Doll book. To further enhance the play experience, a line of stylish Dress Like Your Doll® clothing allows girls to dress like their favorite dolls.

Concept sounds good but do you think this is the root of consumerism?? I thought Barbies were bad. But what about this?? They are paying for everything from getting outfits, to getting their hair done, to going to the hospital, photoshoots??? Wow.

Now I’m really scared.

This girl has $700 of dolls on her bed!

They were recently in the news for the newest Jewish American doll’s arrival.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. – Albert Einstein

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The MMVA’s hit Toronto with a serious vengence lastnight turning Queen Street West into a gallery of frenzy, fans & fanatics!!! Celebrities flooded the city and we all knew about it, the streets were illuminated with lights and covered by people in the masses!
Stars included Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Alexis on Fire, Classified, Jonas Brothers, Kim Kardashian, Nickleback, Drake, Billy Talent…………

Awards were handed out to the finest… here are the winners:
Video of the Year –> Nickleback
Post Production of the Year –> Nickleback
Cinematography of the Year –> Bedouin Soundclash
Director of the Year –> Marianas Trench
Pop Video of the Year –> Danny Fernandes
MUCHLOUD Rock Video of the Year –> Nickleback
MUCHVIBE Hip Hop Video of the Year –> Classified
Videofact Indie Video of the Year –> The Midway State
International Video of the Year –> Lady Gaga
International Video of the Year Group –> Black Eyed Peas
International Video of the Year by a Canadian –> Billy Talent

HeyDoYou hit Century Room for an evening of excitement at Drake’s official MMVA afterparty!

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Los Angeles Street Art

One of my favorite things that I appreciate is street art. It really livens up a neighbourhood, changes a boring metal fence and makes you stop and think about the beauty that surrounds us. Here’s some LA street art I came across the past few days. Enjoy!

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Happy Father’s Day (circa 2001)

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”

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Michael Levine

Wilshire Fine Arts Theater

Since coming to LA, I have had a lot of time to find out what’s really good here. Some of the greatest resources have been Craigslist, LAist and I found out about this seminar and hopped on the 720 Wilshire and got there in less than 30 mins.
Inside the Wilshire Fine Arts Theater

I went to check out the screening of “Sympathy for the Devil” – a documentary of Michael Levine talks at the California State Prison (population 2.1 million) and join them for the Q&A afterwards. The Levine Communcations Office is one of America’s most prominent PR firms. Celeb client lists and always in the company of the ‘best of’s. You can also sign up for his insider e-zine that is designed to influence influencers here. Michael’s story is interesting – he has no formal education, an alcoholic mother and a self taught success story.
Michael Levine during Q&A

What do you all successful people have in common? Michael Levine talks about the 3 magic O’s

1. OBSESSION: Positive addiction to your goals, act if your life depends on it (it does!)
Decide -> What do you want the most and what are you willing to give up to get it?

2. OPTIMISM: Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier
This is true – 4 motivated workers is more efficient than 20 unmotived ones

3. OBLIGATION: A sense of responsibility, accountability and non-flakeyness to oneself
Whether you believe you can or cannot, you are both right.

This game is not fair, this game is not easy but this game is winnable.

More on Michael Levine.

Michael Levine & me, happily inspired!

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