Thursday, August 7, 2008

Handbag Heaven

In my googling today I came across a great forum, simply named The Purse Forum.

While the title of the forum may sound a little bit boring, it couldn't be more applicable - this is a forum devoted to the discussion of designer purses. Members post about bags they've seen, bags they have, bags they want and of course, which shoes would look better with their Fendi, Gucci, Dior, Hermes, Louise Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Prada and......well, you get the picture!

There are also sub forum sections for non-bag items that will still satisfy any fashionista's accessorising quandries, and a "Playground" section that deals with real life stuff, including pregnancy and family, health and fitness, and money problems, as well as more light and fluffy chat about movies, TV and the latest celebrity goings-on. There is also a Purse Blog that critiques the latest bags and fashion accessories which is well worth a look. Also noteworthy are the subsections under each designer thread where members can seek advice about their bag's authenticity which is especially helpful to those buying second hand goods.

With over 127,000 members at the time of writing, web surfing ladies can easily while away more than a few hours in this online fashion community. While the forum threads can be read for free, users who wish to respond must register (at no cost) before they can start posting.

Enjoy, ladies! Pin It

Friday, August 1, 2008

Book review: Stephanie Plum

The Name: Fearless Fourteen
The Writer: Janet Evanovich
The Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Fearless Fourteen is the latest Stephanie Plum offering from comedic crime writer Janet Evanovich. Stephanie accidentally falls into the roll of motherhood as she takes on custody of one of Joe Morelli's distant relatives, thirteen year old Mario, while trying to find his mother, who has been kidnapped and held ransom for ransom, a cool nine million dollars. Collecting her usual gaggle of hangers-on as she tries to find Mario's mother, Stephanie ponders life as a mother and wife, while working security for Ranger, which mostly involves babysitting fading pop star Brenda. Grandma Mazur is up to her usual hijinks as she bonds with Mario, morphing into an emo internet gamer, Moonman is back and vegged out Morelli's couch and Brenda's stalker moves into Morelli's garage. All of this takes place as the residents of Trenton scramble to find the missing nine million, which is supposedly buried somewhere on Morelli's property. There's also a proposal, a booby trapped suitcase and homemade weapons, making it a quick, entertaining read.

In a word: Fun Pin It