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Grandma Chic

24/02/2011 4 comments

While Liuzzi is waiting for the final say about driving for HRT, let’s talk about what really matters: what Liuzzi wore to testing.

hmm, it looks rather confused, doesn’t it? While I do like the toggle coat and Liuzzi’s grandmother’s scarf, the cap just doesn’t go well with what he is wearing. Did he get dressed in the dark or something? =X

Anyway, I am quite fond of toggle coats and I will share a few of my favorite ones for men:

At the risk of “one upping” Liuzzi, I think this scarf/stole is a Liuzzi x EJ collaboration:

If you like this scarf, you may purchase it at revolve clothing for about $85 USD (Distinkt Cotton/Cashmere Plaid/Floral scarf). πŸ˜‰

thepitwalk’s picks

Spring (and the start of the F1 season) will be here before we know it. I thought it would be nice to do a sort of “virtual shopping” post for the pretty and fabulous WAGs of F1.

Are you ready? This will be a rather long post as I found tons of cute lil dresses for the lovely ladies. My picks are a combination of: what I think certain WAGs would wear, what I think would look good on certain WAGs, and things I like.

The question for the readers is… can you tell which is which? πŸ˜‰

Instant Eyebrows

17/02/2011 6 comments

I thought I would do an update on the Prada eyebrow sunglasses, since they are for sale near me. They are available in a few colorways: black with red brows, tan with black brows, tan with red brows, and white with black brows. There is also an all black pair in the same exaggerated shape.

I tried them on and I have to say… I don’t look as good as these models do in them. It probably has to do with my bone structure (or lack thereof). Sad to say, they probably look better on those with more of a nose bridge. It’s not that my bridge is non-existent, but it is less generous than say… a Caucasian person. Anyway, the look is a little questionable on me because I have dark brows that peek slightly over the frame, much like the model below:

Of course, everyone is dying to know how much they cost right? Don’t worry, I checked the tag at the store and you can own these for $245 USD! I still don’t know if these were produced or how the store got a hold of them… but yeah. You don’t have to buy on ebay if you love them, they are available at a reputable and upscale department store.

Despite the semi-bizarreness of them… I almost wanted to get a pair for styling photoshoots. I know, it’s a disease. Worry not, I purchased something else instead. hah. -_-;;;

Murder Wears a Friendly Smile

15/02/2011 5 comments

It’s common knowledge that Vitaly Petrov at times looks very much like a hit man, serial killer, or what have you. Maybe not… I’m not quite that influential. πŸ˜‰ But fair is fair and I came across some photos of Petrov at Jerez where he looked *gasp* FRIENDLY!

Wow.

See, it’s not so bad. Like the quiet before the storm … or before he reaches for the concealed gun and shoots you me. =X

Just kidding… Petrov is in the middle of photographing an advertisement campaign*:

How did he do? I think Petrov did a fine job. The watch he wore was the TW Steel Chronograph Tech 45mm Black PVP case TW128, which retails for about $750 USD. I’m not really sure I like the combination of brushed steel and black rubber, but I’m not a man and I don’t “get” men’s watches anyway.

Here are some photos for watch aficionados :

I do think their packaging leaves much to be desired. It’s so… utilitarian. Ick.

images: motorsport.com, google, JR Dunn Jewelers

* Disclaimer: Figuratively speaking (writing?)

Puff the Magic Dragon


image: nextgen-auto

Michael Schumacher seems to have an extraordinary love for dragons. I believe he had dragons on his race shoes last year as well. Anyway, our dear Schumi has been photographed in Jerez wearing this red puffer jacket. Please note the red dragon embroidery as well as the Chinese character for “power” near the dragon’s foot. By the way… I find it interesting that the dragon on Schumi’s jacket only has four claws (or talons?). For those who don’t know, historically only imperial dragons worn by the emperor can have five claws. Just saying… πŸ˜‰

Oh and if you fancy a puffer jacket like this one… I’m not sure where you’d be able to snag one. The overly shiny fabric reminds me of Moncler, but I don’t think they usually do embroideries like this. I could be wrong though, because Moncler is not very common here where I live (it’s not that cold here…).

@MisterPigz found the following images on motorsport.com for everyone’s “viewing pleasure”:

For those feeling a little nostalgic, here’s an old live performance of “Puff the Magic Dragon”

Cartoon Heroes

14/02/2011 8 comments

A long long time ago I ran a contest I called The Sad Nando Face Contest. Readers of the blog (or twitter followers) could submit a photo of themselves making the world famouse Sad Nando Face. But since I knew that some people would not want to post questionably attractive photos of themselves, submitting photos of various drivers/team principals/other F1 staff was also acceptable.

The winner of the contest was @jonnywilde’s daughter and the prize he won was an illustration done by me. Since he is a McLaren lurver, he requested an illustration featuring either of the McLaren drivers. oooooh my. What a tall order! I normally draw feminine looking men. After much thought, I decided to draw Jenson and Jessica since I recalled that @jonnywilde was also a fan of Jessica.

I finally posted the drawing to @jonnywilde in January and it took a whopping 24 days to get to him. ~_~;;; And since he has finally received the prize, I can finally share the illustration with the rest of you!

Here it is… hope you all like it. Unfortunately the scan does not capture all of the details and subtlety of the shading, but here it is :


P.S. Click to enlarge
P.P.S. No, I did not trace a photo of the helmet. It was done completely freehand and it was a pain πŸ˜›

Information for art nerds:
– Illustration done on smooth vellum bristol with Prismacolor color pencils, gouache, discontinued Letraset TRIA markers, and Copic markers.

Young and Dangerous

07/02/2011 2 comments

Someone had to do it. Granted, he’s not particularly young or dangerous*… but Ho Pin Tung’s slicked back hair just screams Nicolas Tse, doesn’t it? I’m not opposed to long hair… but that slicked back look is a little 1990s, no?

As a side note, I find it very odd that Ho Pin Tung is the only one who doesn’t have his name embroidered on his jumpsuit…

I wonder if there is any significance to it… or if it was just an oversight?

images: hopintung.com, google, sidepodcast, nextgen-auto

* OK fine… Nicholas Tse was only in Young and Dangerous: The Prequel (少年叀惑仔之激ι¬₯η·¨) if any HK movie buffs want to get nit picky about it πŸ˜‰