Clockwise from left: Computador Notebook ($6); Icon Notebook ($10); Quattro Giga Notebook with 4GB USB ($52); H the Happy Robot notepad ($12); LobotoME MEpad ($10); Two's Company Recycling is Key Notebook ($14).
It's back-to-school time here on GeekSugar, and although we won't be hitting the books ourselves, we've definitely been bitten by the shopping bug. Toting a laptop to class this semester (or just want a new bag for your machine this Fall)? Then consider picking up one of these chic-but-inexpensive bags to tote along. I'm particularly partial to the lush materials of the Kirra Laptop Bag ($30) and the Chevron Computer Briefcase ($26) that come with some wallet-friendly price tags. Of course, if you already have a bag and just need a stylish case, The Limited is offering up a Laptop Sleeve ($19) that is easy on the eyes and won't cost a fortune (even though it looks like it does). Keep your color palette neutral with the white Krria Front Laptop Bag ($33), the BDG Wool Laptop Sleeve ($28), and the brown Little Stud Laptop Bag ($50), all of which can work their way into your Fall and Winter wardrobes without a hitch. Want more details on all the products you see above? Click on the pics, and shop away! Who knew savings could be so stylish?
There are certain pieces that automatically remind you of something else. Like when I discovered these Nine West Mohawk Sandals ($90), images of Givenchy — particularly the Fall '09 Haute Couture collection — came to mind. So if you can't afford the real thing, might as well go for these gorgeous chain-embellished beauties. They'll go with everything from casual tank dresses to cool denim cutoffs to sexy skirts.
Tuesday means it's time to rev up your entertainment engine with new releases in music and new DVDs to add to your Netflix queue. I've checked out today's movie offerings and have some recommendations for the movies that are worth your rental time below.
This Summer's hit from Pixar is as tear-jerking as it is funny and light, and equally entertaining for kids and adults. Up is a story about an old man, voiced by Ed Asner, who attaches his home to balloons to escape his rapidly changing neighborhood.
I loved the emotional and original story, and wouldn't be surprised to see it nab a Best Picture nomination. The DVD has a ton of fun extras like cartoon shorts Partly Cloudy and Dug's Special Mission, and the expected making-of featurettes.
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Ashton Kutcher wrapped things up at the TCAs in LA and headed to Las Vegas, where he walked the red carpet at another premiere for Spread last night. He struck a pose with Anne Heche before sharing a gaze with his wife Demi, of whom he recently sweetly said, "She becomes more beautiful to me by the minute, and I don't know what it is. She's got the magic thing." Ashton was in leading-man mode yesterday, but he's got his hands full as a producer of The Beautiful Life. Mischa Barton has been in headlines for her problems, but apparently Elle Macpherson's lack of acting experience is causing the most trouble on set.
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Ashton Kutcher had two ladies, Demi Moore and Rumer Willis, on his arm last night at the LA premiere of Spread. He spent a few months last year working on the movie, which has him starring as a womanizing man about town. He was also joined by his female costars, Margarita Levieva and Anne Heche, for the stroll down the red carpet before the movie's Aug. 14 release. This morning Ashton was up bright and early to bring The Beautiful Life to the TCAs, where he responded to questions about Mischa, saying she "never missed a day of work" and acts as a guide for the younger cast members. More on all that later.
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Ashton Kutcher's new movie, Spread, got a lot of attention at Sundance because, well, Ashton Kutcher's in it. It's an interesting move for the actor, who usually hangs out in big-budget comedies, to take a stab at a smaller, dramatic role in an indie film. I'm curious to see how it works.
The good news is that if ever there were a dramatic role meant for Kutcher, this just might be it. His character is a young stud who lands in LA and quickly understands that his good looks and suave way with the ladies will get him far. Gigolo is probably too strong a word . . . but it's not far off. Of course, just as he's bedded a hot 40-something lawyer (Anne Heche) who gives him everything he wants, he meets and falls for a poor waitress. From the looks of the trailer, I'm guessing he has to choose between sex for money and sex for love.
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We just had to wait until after Valentine's Day to say this--we're thinking red is the hot color for Fall 2009. Not only have head-to-toe red looks come together from Lyn Devon and 6119 Ilana Sunderland, but, last night, Ruffian sent their red-clad models down a matching runway. Combine the monochromatic examples with the glimpses of it at Rag & Bone (and color is hard to come by with those gents), the transparent instances at Verrier, and the ruby prints at Karen Walker, and you've got yourself a pretty strong case for the color.
Available at almost every price point, versatile enough to wear them from February through July, we just can't see what's not to like about tapered silk trousers. Oh, did we mention that they're quite flattering? That you can wear them to work, a cocktail party, or grocery shopping just the same? Our favorites, from under one hundred to over one thousand dollars, above.
Recession or no, it's pretty obvious that those nipped-in waists from Marc Jacobs' Spring 2009 collection will influence the waistline of a fall collection or two. What better way is there, after all, to tidy a mixture of patterns or layers of separates? So far, we've seen eye-catching examples at the Stockholm and Copenhagen shows. Our favorites, above.