Archive for July, 2009

hot ticket: lady gaga in oslo

Okay, well maybe I don’t have sex every day. But when my fans scream, it’s like a series of teeny tiny orgasms.

Lady Gaga, Sentrum Scene, Oslo, 30.07.09

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This week was a big concert week for me and Knut. And for Oslo too, where last night Madonna, Lady Gaga and Metallica held their concerts all over the city at the same time.

After Tuesday’s unforgettable Madonna Sticky & Sweet Concert, we went to see Lady Gaga for the Oslo leg of her 2009 World Tour. The venue, Sentrum Scene, was packed with an estimated 1,700-strong audience. Knut and I have been eagearly awaiting Lady Gaga’s concert since we missed the first time she was in Oslo late last year. We found a good spot, not too close to the stage and quite elevated with a better view. The house was thundering as the crowd cheered on Lady Gaga’s name even before she started. The lights went down and a movie vignette called “Who Shot Candy Warhol” started rolling. This segued to Lady Gaga breaking into the opening song “Paparazzi” as she comes out of a box wearing a disco-ball inspired dress and a Venetian mask.

And what followed was an hour-long concert filled with an electrifying slew of monster hits such as “Just Dance” and “Love Game”, a motley series of fiercely fabulous costume changes, feverish audience engagement, a song dedicated to the gay boys of Norway (“Boys, Boys, Boys”, haha!), and the now trademark piano rendition of “Poker Face” (the other slow song she did was “Brown Eyes”), before climaxing into the album version of the Billboard-breaking hit where everyone just went gaga.

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Here are some videos I’ve taken during the concert, courtesy of my kick-ass HD-quality video recording Panasonic DMC TZ7.

Lady Gaga – Paparazzi

Lady Gaga – Beautiful Dirty Rich

Lady Gaga – Just Dance

Lady Gaga – Poker Face on the piano, part 1

Lady Gaga – Poker Face on the piano, part 2

Lady Gaga – Poker Face

We love Lady Gaga!

bagaholicboy’s bagtastic 2nd anniversary!

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Good friend and blogger superstar Bagaholicboy’s highly popular website turns two today! And that boy knows how to celebrate. He’s giving away 11 fantastic bags to his fans and readers! Yes, eleven! Now how can you top that? For more information and your celebratory wishes, visit Bagaholicboy. Like NOW! And good luck to everyone.

Congratulations A! Here’s to more bagaholic years to come!

hot ticket: madonna sticky & sweet in oslo

Just one of those things when everything is incredible, and all is beautiful…

– Madonna, Incredible. Valle Hovin, Oslo, 28.07.09

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There are no words to describe the experience of watching Madonna perform live for the first time. I never thought a day like this would come, but there we were, Knut and I, in the front row of Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Concert in Oslo this evening. She is truly one of the world’s greatest artists! We danced, we jumped, we sang, we screamed, we got dazed and lost in the Madonna magic. Truly, truly incredible! And I’m glad I got to experience all of it with my sticky and sweet. Haha! And I will never forget this for the rest of my life.

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back to basics

After my playful parlay with some colorful pairs (here and here) and a recent serving of classics (here and here), it’s back to the basics once again in the shoe front. In this time of grey financial climate, we do not necessarily stop spending. We spend wisely. We spend on things whose value or use we see stretched out for longer periods of time. Getting more bang for your buck so to speak. And what could stand the test of time other than the classics?

And thankfully, YOOX is an eager ally for some investment shopping, where past season designer pieces could be had for a fraction of the initial asking price. With a keen eye, you’ll find key wardrobe items here and there that are within your spending reach. Like these two that arrived last Friday, thanks to YOOX’s speedy and secure delivery.

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What could they be? Let’s open box no. 1 shall we?

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These laced shoes from Prada are so clean in construction that they practically embody the word “classic.” Made with smooth polished leather and rubber soles, this pair also features a square toe and discreet logo detailing on the heel. I like the diamond grid pattern across the soles, giving that unmistakable Prada edge on this rather sombre pair. Now on to box no. 2.

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After having bought my first Ferragamo pair, I knew I had to get another one. I swear by the comfort of wearing one and the styles offered by the illustrious Florentine shoe brand are gentlemanly elegant. Such as this laced pair in delicious dark brown color. It has soles made of leather and laser cut perforation detailing on the toe and across the body. I find it very handsome and a perfect candidate for pairing with my future bag (here). Lol.

Both shoes will work on a pair of jeans or work pants, proving that they’re limitless in terms of use. This also means that I will not wear out each pair (in addition to the first Ferragamo moccasins) as quickly as I would by wearing only one pair over and over again. As one of the golden rules for shoe care, never wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row.

And that’s the day’s Shoe Lessons 101.

the eagle has landed

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On schedule as per the usual, this has landed in my office today. Yoox-hoo!

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The Monogram Macassar Soft Briefcase is on the top of my list at the moment. Every time I see it, it takes my breath away. Seriously.

The classic monogram is paired with black calf leather trim and silver hardware to achieve this handsome bag. I just hope it comes with the leather strap and not the textile one that’s also been appearing on the web.

I can’t wait!

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