Archive for October 29, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld to launch two new lines next year

Now here’s something to forward to!

According to Yahoo News:

The German multitasker will release two new ranges in January designed to relaunch his namesake brand.

Set to launch during haute couture week in Paris, a 100-piece collection simply named Karl will become available on designer shopping site Net-à-Porter.com. But as opposed to much of the e-store’s usual offerings, the range will retail at affordable prices, ranging from €60 to €300.

Besides designing for Chanel, the designer recently demonstrated his “love for the masses,” collaborating with budget retailers including Macy’s, while putting his own label on hold for a year.

Those prices are very attractive, for a semi-high end line. I’m sure it will sell out like hot cakes on National Free Pancake Day.

Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals

I’m going to swallow my pride and give props where it’s due. The Cardinals deserved to win it this year. The Yankees did not.

Congrats to the team who battled, played with heart and persevered. I know St. Louis must be crazy right now… I was in St. Louis at the start of the series and the excitement in the air was contagious. Literally everyone was talking baseball and so proud of the home team. I feel very excited for them.

Obama Unveils Plan to Ease Burden of Student Loans

Not quite the forgiveness of student loans that the petition floating around the web is calling for, but some relief may be ahead.

 

Highlights.

  • Under the plan, Americans would be able to consolidate and reduce interest rates on their student loans.
  • The start of a program approved by Congress that caps monthly student-loan payments for borrowers with low incomes will be moved from 2014 to 2012.
  • The centerpiece of the plan would allow the estimated 5.8 million people who hold both direct government student loans and government-backed private loans to consolidate their debts into one government loan.
  • Speaking to a largely student crowd at the University of Colorado Denver, Mr. Obama said neither he nor his wife, Michelle, grew up with much money, and when they finished law school, they had about $120,000 in combined student debt.
  • Repayment would be capped. Currently, rules allow graduates to limit payments to 15% of their income, with all debt forgiven after 25 years of payments. Congress has changed the program to allow borrowers in 2014 to pay 10% of income, with loans forgiven after 20 years. Under the changes, the program will start next year, not 2014.
I’m going to wait until this goes in effect first before I pop the celebratory bottle of Apple Cider.

Canon’s new magic machine..

Last week, Canon announced its new EOS-1D X SLR camera. The 1D X is Canon’s top-of-the-line offering, targeting professionals and high-end photographers. The 1D-X is impressive impressive to say the least – 3 DIGIC image processors, a full-frame 18-megapixel CMOS sensor, and shoots at amazingly fast speeds. The ISO range extends from 100 to 51,200 and can be expanded to 201,000. The 1D-X can also shoot full HD video at 1080p or 720p.

All this amazingness comes at a hefty price: $6,800 big ones to be exact.

 

The 1D-X hits the shelf in March 2012.

Who’s buying?

R.I.P Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs.

Genius, innovator, teacher, mentor, trendsetter, visionary, inspiration and much more. We lost a great one today, but his legacy shall always live. Thank you Steve Jobs, for everything you were. You shall greatly be missed.

Rest in perfect peace.