Archives for September 2011

Missoni Creates Fashion Traffic Jam

Yesterday’s launch of MISSONI for Target created quite the traffic jam on and has lead to some major Ebay action. In less than 24 hours, over 20,000 MISSONI for Target items have been listed on Ebay. A Missoni bike that retails for $399 is up to $1135 on the auction website (according to Fashionista). Target is currently selling 400 Missoni items, but the majority of items seem to be “sold out.” While Twitter was filled with sad @Target mentions from eager buyers who couldn’t seem to purchase the highly coveted Missoni items, it seems Oprah Winfrey had no problem getting her hands on the hot commodity. Wednesday, after attending the company’s national sales meeting, Ms. O tweeted “Spent the day going to and from Minneapolis. Gorgeous CLEAN city.had a fun time meeting our friends at TARGET! Got a MIssoni box!”

Ringer with Sarah Michelle Gellar

Last night brought the return of Sarah Michelle Gellar to television. If you are like me, you grew up with SMG being a constant presence on your television in the form of “Buffy” from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. SMG was fighting vampires long before it was the cool “Twilight-y” thing to do.

Now she’s back and with a new suspenseful show to captivate viewers. RINGER is the story of twin sisters Bridget and Siobhan Kelly. Bridget is a former exotic dancer and on the run after witnessing a murder. Her estranged sister, Siobhan, is living a life of extreme wealth and privilege. When Bridget becomes convinced that her FBI protector is not going to be able to offer her the safety she needs, she devises a plan of her own. She seeks out her sister and the two go sailing to talk about the situation at hand. When Bridget wakes up on the boat, Siobhan is gone and Bridget suspects suicide. So what’s a girl on the run to do? Bridget decides to “hide” in her twin sister’s life. What she could never have expected was the secrets her seemingly perfect sister is hiding.

I have to admit that the first 15 minutes of the show left me empty. I felt SMG was overacting and the plot seemed a bit too contrived, but then things started to get interesting. The opulent life of Siobhan is enjoyable to watch and the secrets she is keeping are enough to keep the viewer hooked.

All in all, SMG’s return to the small screen may just be worth the wait.