Gap x Valentino – the unlikely pair is going to do a collaboration! Unfortunately, the pieces will not be available in the U.S. They will be available in Milan, London and Paris – in time for the opening of the new Gap store in Milan’s Corso Vittorio Emanuele in November, 2010. Coincidentally around the same time as the release of H&M x Lanvin collabo line..? No photos are available but I’ll keep an eye out!
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“H&M was going luxury, rather than Lanvin is going public.”
Both menswear and womenswear will go on sale on the 23rd of November in 200 H&M stores worldwide. I sense people are going to be even more apeshit than when I was at the launch of Comme des Garçons x H&M line. I hope they’d come up with a new fragrance in collaboration with H&M because my Lanvin eau de toilette has run out 😦
Comic Con update part deux.
I apologize for the lack of updates, I have been incredibly occupied with extreme stupidity for the last few weeks.
Maggie Q and Stephen Moyer @ Priest Preview
This film is based on the TokyoPop Korean comic by Hyung Min-woo with the same title. From what I have learnt at the panel, the Vampires in this story have no eyes due to evolution, and Priests are people who are/were there to remove those vampires from this society. I watched the sneak preview in 3D – I’m not a fan of 3D films and even though I was given a good pair of 3D glasses, I think I’d rather watch it in 2D. The animated intro by Genndy Tartakovsky (Star Wars: Clone Wars, Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory, etc) was insane though, which made me think the entire film could have been made into an animated film instead… But, that’s just my opinion.
Casts of The Other Guys
I left right after the preview to go to the True Blood panel… which I waited for over an hour and half to find that it was impossible to get into:
Eventually, I just waited in line for the next panel, which was the TV Guide panel: casts from TV shows including V, Chuck, Dexter and Vampire Diaries where there.
I’m glad I had been lining up earlier because I was able to grab a seat in the front, and as I left, I saw that the entire conference room was packed all the way to the back.
Surprisingly, these two were the only Slave Princess Leias I saw in the entire convention!
SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2010
Unfortunately, I was not able to purchase all four days + preview night tickets for Comic Con, but I managed to purchase Friday and Sunday tickets through the official website about a month prior to the actual Comic-Con weekend. The program of the days were not released until last minute and I had no clue as to what to expect until I actually got to San Diego Thursday night.
While I was on the Amtrak, I did some research on my phone to find that Friday was Star Wars Day!
I attended three Star Wars panels: Star Wars Collectibles Update, Old Republic and Clone Wars panels. To be very honest, I am not familiar with any of those. The only Star Wars licensed merchandise I have is the Ewok PEZ dispenser, I haven’t played the Old Republic games, nor have I watched the Clone Wars series properly (I took the shortcut and watched the film instead). I know, I shouldn’t have even been there. But I feel like if I hadn’t been there, I would have wasted the whole Comic Con experience of being exposed to all kinds of nerdiness. and I mean that with no judgement at all. There was a stereotypical nerdy guy who impersonated a character from Clone Wars – I had no idea who it was but everyone was cheering him on. Lots of kids who looked like they could have been half my age (!) were battling against people double or even triple my age in trivial quizzes in hopes of winning limited edition Stormtrooper figures and helmets. It was just an amazing atmosphere.
I am so glad I wasn’t the only female attendee in the panels. I got to see the development/concept sketches of new products they are coming up with, as well as existing products including the Lightsaber Chopsticks (that I later purchased)! The new Old Republic game is still in development and I am going to look into playing the game as soon as I’m done with this semester. As you can see in the images above, there were some fantastic images of Kamino, which seems like it will be heavily featured in the new season of Clone Wars. The Season 3 preview (now available here) made me want to start watching the show from the beginning.
While I was at the panel, a man from Guinness Book of World Records came up to the front to surprise and award the creators of the show for the Highest Rated Animated Sci-Fi Television Series.
Lesson of the day: go to Comic Con alone if you want to sit in a popular panel. It also allows you to eavesdrop on other people’s nerdy conversations which tends to be pretty interesting.
These two charming men were outside waiting to get into the conference room… ballin’ Boba Fett and Darth Vader… haha
Before I start my Comic Con 2010 update (sorry, I know, a week late!), I thought I should share this video my friend’s friends made of their incredible interpretation of what the book, Start Wars: Death Troopers, would look like if it was to be made into a film:
Yesterday (Saturday, July 24th), there were two men in Hall H who got into a dispute and one of them stabbed the other man in (or close to) the eye over a seat in the center of the room for a series of Comic-turned-film previews. Fortunately, I was unable to acquire the tickets for Saturday so I did not have to witness this craziness…
via City Brights
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I found an interesting website entitled, Paul McCartney Really Is Dead, for the film DVD which will be in stores in September 2010. According to the website, George Harrison was recorded testifying regarding the cover-up of Paul McCartney’s death, and according to him, the REAL Paul McCartney died in a car accident in 1966. The MI6 covered it up because they were afraid offans committing mass suicide, so they replaced him with a double and made The Beatles play along with it. George Harrison believed John Lennon was assassinated after he insisted that the “Paul McCartney” was a fake.
Now, I’m all about conspiracy theories. But I have to ask, how does a hugely famous person like Paul McCartney get replaced by someone… and that person not only looks like him, but sings like him. It’s quite impossible to imitate a man’s singing-voice that well, or is it..? I will have to watch the actual film and see.
Watch the trailer: Paul McCartney Really is Dead