Welcome to America

★ INTERNET : From the country that  brought you Apple, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter , you would think that Mega high-speed would be the norm here ; but NO, it is actually really bad! Check the numbers below, on top of it , it is pretty expensive compared to France …

PHONE : from the country that brought you the iPhone you would expect 4G everywhere, but no !!! Even 3G sucks and it gets worst here, in NYC, where basically your iphone is on EDGE  50% of the time, or worse doesn’t even get signal. To cut it short: your iPhone is a mini iPad, you can make calls when using wi-fi on Skype.

TV ADS: Even if I’m a big fan of Mad Men, advertising here kinda sucks, compared to MTV era , and French commercials I grew up with:

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And one my favorites Etienne Chatilliez for Eram (French Payless shoesource):

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CREDIT CARDS : “There’s a credit card for that” In average, an American owns 4 credit cards, and NONE of them is secured by a Smart Card, just  a signature and a magnetic stripe… Another retarded American move by orchestrated by those A$$hole from Walla Street and the Financial institutions here …, For the story  when I was a kid I wanted to be Roland Moreno , I thought he had the cooolest job ever, and he was always very nice with me letting me draw on MacPaint all day … And now he even put a comment on my blog, and put me in his , that is sharing :)

  • phillyb

    smart cards? thay haven’t even adopted the metric system!!!

    • http://www.rolandmoreno.com roland moreno

      and how do you call those plastic sim cards inside de 90 millions of iPhones Apple allready sold ? Nicely housed in a cute tiny draxer ?

      • http://www.madamelolo.com Madame Lolo

        For the phone , I am talking about the network, Roland, come to nyc , and you will have the worst experience with Phone calls on your iPhone, AT&T is just the worst, the Iphone experience in New York, is just an iPod Touch experience nothing more.

  • http://www.rolandmoreno.com roland moreno

    and how do you call those plastic sim cards inside de 90 millions of iPhones Apple allready sold ? Nicely housed in a cute tiny drawer ?

    • http://www.madamelolo.com Madame Lolo

      Apple is SMART, but none of the fucking American banks are, and I just got once again my credit card hijacked because it is still only use a fucking signature and magnetic stripe…

Hairy legs

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Find out how hairy legs can become your sexiest winter look !

Double Smoking

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Better than a NOSMOKING post, I give you the Double the dose post, the price to pay to stay in (French) Fashion !

Streets as your living room

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New York streets belong to us, and everytime the weather permits it, we are taking the concrete jungle over to make it our own living room, not very Crate & Barelly but Barely our corner

Hat-ever

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Hats are backs ladies! I always loved hats in all shapes, i wish I would wear them more often as it is an easy accessory to add to any look..

Shop And The City

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Welcome to New York the Shopping Mecca ! Here is a short list of shopping spots for the ladies

Euro Blondes

Romy , love the hair style

I must admit that the all American blonde girl, has never done it for me, on the contrary European blondes have this little “je ne sais quoi” that makes the difference

Consistency

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Sometimes in life, you are blessed with serendipity, and it is from my experience that I have the luck to … Read the rest

Madame Lego

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Lego & street art mixed together.

American Beauty

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Here is a short list of what beauty products to buy in New York

La Poule et ses Coqs

Sublime Coq by Roger Excoffon, 1963

The French Bird and Icon, Twitter.fr should change their icon to a proud coq in my opinion

Obsession of the Month

Obsession of the Month

Red Leather Pants, Leopard Jacket, strong Eye Liner & Crazy Sex Hairs, What more can I ask ???

Shopping list

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A quick shopping list of presents to get for Hannukah & Xmas, I am sure I will be adding more to this page in the coming weeks…

Money Island

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Coney Island is just a few stops away from Money Island.

Only in NY

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Some very “cliche” things about living in NYC, that still do the magic trick for me, Only in NY, Kid, Only in NY !

Red, Rouge, Red

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This Fall I want & see everything in ROUGE

Stuff Tourists Like # 3

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Stuff Tourists Like edition 3 : Apple Store

New York Best Kept Secret

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New York’s best kept Secret … click to learn about it

New York Photo Booth

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Where to find Old School Photomaton, PhotoBooth in New YOrk City, I have tried a couple of them and it’s always fun…

Walk on the West Side

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When living in one side of the city, going to the other side is always an expedition, so here is my walk on the West side on a sunday afternoon

$how Me the Money

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A lot of Street Art openings in NYC in the past week, and Street Art nowadays means Dolla Dolla Bill Y’all …

Welcome to America

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Some American myths, when your favorite movie as a kid was War Games…

In the Army

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Khaki is the New Black, get ready ladies

Love Letters

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Love letters for a typographic valentine

Kaiser Karl is in the house

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The Kaiser Lagerfeld dans toute sa splendeur…