Archives for June 2009

{iStyle} Newsflash: Holt Renfrew’s Blogger Tribute

By: Jenn Ortiz, guest blogger

Just a little newsflash. Remember how we said that bloggers are becoming more valid and relevant in the fashion world? Case and point, these windows at Holt Renfrew’s are spotlighting a few of the top fashion bloggers. [Read more…]

¡Viva España! I – 10 Tips for the Study Abroad Student


*Note: Rachel is in Spain for the summer studying abroad. The adventures of an American in Spain will be featured here as her trip progresses.

By: Rachel Steinman, guest blogger

Traveling Abroad Part Uno!

Let me first apologize for the lack of posts on my part. I promise to have at least one entry on my Little Pink Book once a week on my trip to Barcelona. This entry mostly deals with the beginnings of traveling abroad. What others and I have learned thus far on our trip. We are still getting our feet into the water when it comes to immersing into Spanish or Catalonian culture. Barcelona is unusual than other parts in Spain by its major influence of Catalan in the culture. The two official languages in Barcelona and the rest of the Catalonia region are not surprisingly Spanish, but also Catalan. Signs all over the city consists of these two languages, NOT English. This can be quite frustrating, but extremely [Read more…]

{Tickled Pink} The unexamined life…

“The unexamined life is
not worth living.”

– Socrates (469 BC – 399 BC), in Plato, Dialogues, Apology


Copyright © 2009 Sasha H. Muradali. All Rights Reserved.

Bon Jovi urges solidarity for #IranElection with song


The month of June welcomes American rock star Jon Bon Jovi, his band Bon Jovi and Andy (a famous Iranian-Armenian Singer) recording a version of Stand by Me in response to the Iranian presidential election and the protests.

Bon Jovi sang some parts in Farsi, the language of Iran.

Check it out: [Read more…]

{Rules of PR no. 12} Bitten by the Hand that Feeds

You know that saying, don’t bite the hand that feeds you? Well, what if it was the opposite way around? What if you were bitten by the hand that fed? Do you bite back, or let it keep biting until the chewing subsides and [Read more…]

Music Monday – An Evening With Il Divo

Friday night, June 26, I had the pleasure of seeing An Evening With Il Divo and it was brilliant.

Consisting of [Read more…]

Baharestan the NEW Tiananmen Square?

With reports filtering in, from the likes of The Atlantic and the Associated Press, about mass brutal attacks on civilians by plain clothes enforcers, stray bullets and protests everyday – I wonder if Iran is the new China.

Is Baharestan the NEW Tiananmen Square?

The “Tiananmen Square Protests” (aka the “Tiananmen Square Massacre”/”June Fourth Incident”) started in the form of [Read more…]

{iStyle} Sorry, Mr. Jackson

By: Jenn Ortiz, guest blogger

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

All controversy aside, Michael Jackson was unforgettable. He carved out his image and his style in a way that was legendary. A single sequined glove, a military style jacket, a fedora, a white shirt, short-hemmed black pants, white ankle socks – all of it became almost inseparable from Jackson’s image. No doubt, he was set to take [Read more…]

Photo Tribute of the Original Pinup, Farrah Fawcett dies at 62

Farrah Fawcett, the best selling poster in the world selling over 12 million copies.

God gave women intuition and femininity.
Used properly, the combination easily jumbles
the brain of any man I’ve ever met.

— Farrah Fawcett

Iconic, for her 1976 pinup poster, Farrah Fawcett died today at age 62 from cancer. Born February 2, 1947 in Texas, Fawcett rose to international star status when she played Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlie’s Angels (created by Aaron Spelling.)

A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, Fawcett was also a Broadway actress, posed for [Read more…]

Thriller: King of Pop, Michael Jackson, dies at 50

R.I.P. King of Pop

Today, Michael Jackson, one of the biggest music stars in the history of the world, passed away at age 50. Influencing fashion, art, music, and dance, Jackson is has now moved on to the land of Legends.

Confirmed by the LA Times, CNN, and other news sources,   [Read more…]