Friday, November 20, 2009

Books: Paris Immortal

Santa came early this year and gave me a pre-Christmas present. I’d been meaning to have S. Roit’s Paris Immortal trilogy shipped through Amazon since we don’t have the book available yet here in Pinas. But, it was very sweet of B to get it and surprised me just this afternoon (aww).

A friend from work introduced me to the novel and managed to send me a PDF file. I’ve initially read a few chapters, yet as a book lover nothing still compares to flipping pages and the scent of a newly opened book. Not to mention it’s quite cumbersome to bring my ‘laftaf’ or even a kindle inside the bathroom, where I usually do most of my reading. The rest of the things I do inside will be left to you imagination. *wink wink*

Well, the book can be categorized under the ‘Not Another Vampire Novel’ section of your favourite local bookstore. Yet what made it interesting enough for me is that, first, setting is in La Paris, one favourite city in the whole wide world. Yes, even after the displacement of 2012! Second, it’s venture out of the norms (vamp norms) and looks at the homoerotic coexistent of mortals and the un-dead. Ok, that really sounded very geeky. And third, the book has few conversations in French, which I’m trying to master at the moment. Oui!


S. Roit or Sherry Roit currently resides in Seattle, Washington with two cats and the twenty or so people in her head she insists are real enough, with stories to tell.

I’m still at the first few chapters of book 1- A Vampire Tale. So far so good, yet, I strongly suggest you read a few more reviews of the novel and check it out for yourself if it is something worth reading and buying. Costs of the actual trilogy plus shipping don’t come cheap.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hermes + Leica = One Hot Camera!

My jaw dropped from the 27th floor of my building down to the basement when I saw this chic beauty. With an announcement looming and apparently set for today (Monday), here are some looks into the latest Leica special edition camera designed by luxury fashion house Hermes. Using the film-format M7 as its base, the camera features a bold orange with silver body as well as an orange strap.

It’s like having the best of both worlds. The two things close to my heart, fashion and photography materialized in a stunning tangible form. Not to be carried away much, we just have to stay tuned for more details including pricing hopefully within the week. And I’m pretty sure it won’t come cheap… the word does not even exist in the high fashion world.