Archive for March 11th, 2008

more limited edition: serena helps launch laptops and clothing lines in india

March 11, 2008


While in Bangalore, Serena Williams did her part as a spokesperson for HP to launch a line of limited edition notebooks with three designs. The “Verve” imprint will be on the dv2600 Pavilion, “Thrive” will be on the dv6800 Pavilion, and the “Asian Odyssey” (pictured above) will be the imprint on the dv2800. “Asian Odyssey” was the winner of the ‘Take Action. Make Art’ competition hosted by MTV and HP. It also reminds me a little of Bud Collinslaptop.

And based on the three imprints, Indian fashion duo Shantanu & Nikhil have created an exclusive collection for Serena to be unveiled in the fall/winter 2008 Willis India Lifestyle Fashion Week (March 12-16).

Flashback: See what Shantanu & Nikhil did for spring/summer 2008.


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sightings in the stands: sampras and federer’s netjets showdown

March 11, 2008

A few celebrities spent their Monday night at the NetJets Showdown at Madison Square Garden.

Robert, Lynettee, Mirka

Roger Federer‘s parents, Robert and Lynettee, sit next to longtime girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec.

Tiger Woods and Elin

Roger’s besty Tiger Woods watches the match with Elin Nordegren.

Rupert Murdoch, Anna Wintour

Heavyweights: Rupert Murdoch and Anna Wintour.

Not shown: Barry Diller, Donald Trump, Ivan Lendl, Stan Smith, John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe, Chloe Sevigny, etc.

sampras and federer duke it out at the garden

March 11, 2008

Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Billie Jean King

Mano a mono: It’s already in the running for Most Overanalyzed Meaningless Tennis Match in History, but Bonnie D. Ford makes no apologies for chiming in. Roger Federer beat Pete Sampras 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6).

Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, both in Nike

Fashion: We enjoyed the revival of Roger’s tuxedo look (from last year’s U.S. Open), and we were ecstatic that Pete finally came out with a new look. As of Saturday, while playing an exo against Todd Martin in Columbus, he was still wearing a style from 10 months ago.

Tick tock: How appropriate that Roger came out wearing a Rolex (which he has endorsed since 2006). Is he counting down his time at the top?

In case you missed it: Roger’s lackluster play in 2008 (no titles for him so far) was attributed to some food poisoning before Kooyong, and also to mono. He keeps himself relatively injury-free, but you can’t really escape the microscopic things, I guess. (Read a letter from Roger to his fans addressing his illness.)

And perhaps we’re all just suffering from a little too much Roger. (Even fan club prez Anna Wintour was seen with another athlete — gasp! — LeBron James.)

The rest push back: He wasn’t even doing so well with the media, who’ve tried to bait his peers to comment on his observation of Andy Murray‘s game after losing to the Scot in Dubai.

Murray wouldn’t get into it. Nole: “Murray has a great style and talent and knows how to play at any one moment… Roger doesn’t like it when you get a lot of balls back against him.” Nadal:: Murray “is getting very good results with his style and if you are doing well why do you have to change?”

Junior Ore, Dennis Kudla

Warm-up: Jordan and I had a talk the other day about who would be picked to play the warm-up match before the NetJets Showdown. Jordan was hoping Donald Young or someone like that. Instead, the audience got treated to Denis Kudla and Junior Ore. Ore says Marcelo Rios is his idol. That’s pretty awesome; you don’t hear Rios mentioned that much anymore. (Tennis Week via Zoo Tennis)

Pete Sampras - Roger Federer - Press Conference

Another: Here’s a photo from the press conference for the exhibition.

K-Swiss pops up in Santa Monica

March 11, 2008


Everything is limited edition these days: Zac Posen mass-market threads for Target Australia, Ludovic Lefebvre‘s Breadbar, Roger Federer‘s top form — so it comes as no surprise to us (but much to our delight) that K-Swiss is setting up a temporary shop at Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade.

The store, the brand’s first retail “endeavor”, will be open to the public from March 14 through April 3, after which it’ll disappear before popping up in New York City. Alongside the already-popular K-Swiss shoes, the store will also feature performance and lifestyle clothes for both men and women.

Of course, Anna Kournikova will be there to baptize the store (if Tommy Haas weren’t commited to Indian Wells, I’m sure he’d be there, too!), and they’ve slated Samantha Ronson to spin.

Deets: K-Swiss Pop-up store, 1244 Third Street, Santa Monica; visit for a listing of events.

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i want to learn something new today

March 11, 2008

Andy Roddick‘s trophy is a dhow. I don’t know what Feliciano Lopez‘s trophy is of.

It looks like a sword or a canteen, but I’m really not sure. Is there anyone out there who knows the answer?

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