Tag: Kim Kardashian

My Heroine!

Lifestyle August 31, 2012


If you haven’t yet realized, Audrey Hepburn is a personal hero of mine.  Her style, grace, and presence are attributes many women today should strive to emulate.  But sadly, long gone are the days of the caring genteel starlette.  Nope, now little burgeoning ladies look up to Kim K and Snookie.  Image

Such a shame when we have such women of formidable character available.  Love Audrey.


$inful $tat!

Advice, Lifestyle December 27, 2011

I am a stats junkie and found a simply $inful stat from 2011 in the Harvard Business Review  This stat states that people who cohabit-live with one anther before their eternal vows-then get married, end up amassing a fortune double those who never cohabitated.  Hmmm maybe those Kardashians are on to something.

The Reality Show Divorce Curse!

Celebrity, TV November 2, 2011

Why do reality couples break up?  From Nick and Jessica to Kris and Kim reality shows seem to be the kiss of death for any relationship. Have you ever wondered why?

  • External appraisals of private moments
  • Perception of infidelity
  • Financial increase
  • Cosmetic surgery

The media plays a huge role in breaking up these not so lovely couples.  Magazines, tabloids, and blogs can take private moments out of context and create the illusion of infidelity or bitter turmoil.  Even if these allegations aren’t true adding doubt into the mind of a spouse is all it takes to cause a rift.  These tiny tears are added to by the old rapper adage “mo money mo problems.”  Also a random fact of divorces, many  are proceeded by at least one spouse obtaining a cosmetic procedure.  This piece is short and sweet but if you want more info email me and I’ll see if I can put an article together.  The cosmetic surgery stuff is really interesting!


Let’s Be Real!

Advice, Fashion, TV August 18, 2011

In today’s celeb obsessed world, it seems as if everyone wants to be famous just for the sake of being famous.  There are less and less people willing to work hard to become something amazing, I guess it’s just easier to be on Bad Girls Club or Jersey Shore.  In the wake of the recent tragedy suffered by  TAYLOR Armstrong of Real Housewife of Beverly Hills,  we need to give our reality obsession a second glance.  Post-reality show life is not quite as idyllic as many reality show watchers assume.  Having all of your mistakes and comments misinterpreted in the media and constant judgments from people you know and don’t know begins to weigh heavy on the soul resulting in some pretty negative behaviors.  This is not a phenomena exclusive to reality shows; studies of school bullying also show suicidal thought and substance abuse in bullied children.  Even Danielle Staub, also of Real Housewife fame, mentioned suicidal thoughts after her show aired.  To all the youngsters considering a future in reality TV, think twice and think for your future.  It’s not always fun to have others think of you as a perpetual joke.  Please take yourself seriously or you may be the only one that does.


The Passing of Grace

Beauty, Celebrity, Fashion March 23, 2011

As most of us TV watching news reading people know the glorious Elizabeth Taylor passed away today.  But we may not all know that her and Zsa Zsa Gabor were very close and when Zsa Zsa heard the news she was readmitted to the UCLA Medical Center.  The day of the starlet is dying and all we are left with is Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian.  What a shame!!!  Therefore, Cigarsandcupcakes pays homage to the epitome of style, elegance, and grace.  Good bye Elizabeth Taylor…good bye and God speed.