Friday, November 30, 2012

Wheels Fall Off Greek Bailout Plan

Unsurprisingly the wheels have fallen off the Greek bailout plan.

For why?

Eurozone banks do not want to take the losses that will arise from the Greek bond buyback plan.

The IMF will not release the next tranche of bailout money until the Eurozone delivers on the bond buyback plan.

See the problem?


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happy, happy ....

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On today's menu i'm serving you these lovely cupcakes made by me, cause its my birthday! ;)
So, happy, happy to me!
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Greece - The Never Ending Story

Despite Eurozone hyperbole that the Greek crisis has been "solved", via a debt write down, bond buyback and probable gifting of the next tranche of bailout money, it appears that this is not the end of the story.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has in fact warned that Greece may need additional help.

As per ekathimerini.com, Euro-area governments may provide additional funding through the European Union structural fund and further interest payment reduction as long as Greece meets all its obligations under the agreement.

In other words there is an open ended commitment to prop Greece up.

Ain't nobody's business ...


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                                                                                             boots: zara,
                                                                                             pants: pull&bear,
                                                                                             t-shirt: new yorker,
                                                                                             cardigan: non branded,
                                                                                             blazer: thanks to Sheinside (here),
                                                                                             pashmina: bought in Turkey,
                                                                                             bag: parfois,
                                                                                             sunglasses: thanks to Raen,
                                                                                             watch: michael kors,
                                                                                             ph. Masa

Flat boots, faux leather pants and a little bit of studs would definitely be one of my autumn suggestions! Black + burgundy = matchy matchy outfit,  worked fine for me! ;)



p.s. i need your opinion about these Oasap booties, should I get them or not? :)

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

It's All At The Co-op Now!

Simon Gompertz writes that as a result of an order from our European overlords (requiring Lloyds to hive off a large number of branches) 3.5 million customers of Lloyds TSB will start receiving letters from the bank from tomorrow, informing them that their accounts will be moved to a new bank (TSB) owned by the Co-op.

New in 'Michael Kors' ...

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Today, i wanna introduce you to my new baby - Michael Kors mid size Showstopper chronograph watch (MK5610) which i got thanks to the collaboration with the B:PM company! Soon, i will be able to show you what we were doing, and 'till then ... ;)
See ya!



 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mark Carney Named As Governor of The Bank of England

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of Canada, has been named the new Governor of the Bank of England.

He will take over from Sir Mervyn King next June.

D Day For Greece?

Another day, and other summit to "resolve" the Greek crisis. In theory Eurozone finance ministers will meet in Brussels today to discuss Greece's debt problems. However, it is possible that given there is no likelihood of any tangible outcome that the meeting will be delayed until December.

Despite the certainty of failure, the Eurorcrats continue to spout the "party line" that a solution needs to be/will be found. ECB vice president Vitor Constancio says that he expects a deal on Greece to be reached today.

However, EU Commissioner Olli Rehn is a little more "Delphic" and according to the Telegraph has stated that a decision must be taken on the next tranche of aid to "get rid of uncertainty hanging over Greece".

That of course is true, but uncertainty can be ended in two ways:

1 Give Greece more money, or

2 Cut Greece off and force it to default and exit the Eurozone.

Either way the uncertainty is ended!

She Wolf ...

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                                                                                              boots: alberto guardiani,
                                                                                              jeans: bershka,
                                                                                              bag: zara,
                                                                                              t-shirt: new yorker,
                                                                                              cape: p.s. fashion,
                                                                                              ph. Olja


Last week i purchased a couple of great t-shirts in New Yorker, and today im showing you one of them - the one with mr. Wolf!  Most of the tees were on sale, so im pretty satisfied with the price. Comfy and easy to match they instantly became my autumn favorites. :)
Tell me, what do you think about the overall look?

Happy Monday!




p.s. the Giveaway winner is:

Congrats! Thank you all for participating!
 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New in " Ruby Woo" ...

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My b-day is just around the corner, and the gifts are arriving slowly. How nice is that? ;) You already saw the first one, the gorgeous green Zara necklace, which i got from my aunt, and today i wanted to share this special lipstick color with u. Ruby woo matte, by M.A.C came to me finally thanks to my beloved Olja who exactly knew what im craving for! Even we dont have any m.a.c store here in Serbia, she managed to find someone who will bring it from other country, so i gotta say thanks to Tanja, too! :)
Should I say how perfect it is? With the nicest scent ever, there is no fear that you will dye your teeth at all!
Now i`m off ...
Enjoy in the evening!


p.s. i will announce the Giveaway winner in the next post, soon as i clean double and spam comments!

Friday, November 23, 2012

EU Budget Summit Cancelled

Unsurprisingly the EU budget summit has been cancelled.

A waste of time, effort and money (our money!).

EU Draft Budget Proposal Leaked

Courtesy of Open Europe a draft of the latest HermanVan Rompuy (HvR) proposal for the EU budget has been published.

The headline spending figure remains broadly unchanged in the new proposal, standing at €1,014BN (a €4BN increase), but more is spent on farm subsidies and structural funds, in a move designed to appease France, Poland, Italy and Spain.

Thus the budget in its present form will not pass, as the UK will veto it.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Eurozone Imploding At Alarming Pace

Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit is quoted by the Telegraph as saying that the Eurozone is deteriorating at an "alarming pace".

Meanwhile the "Gnomes of Brussels" continue to demand an increase in their bloated budget.

This will not end well for the hapless citizens of the Eurozone.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Of Mice and Men - Samaras Cancels Begging Bowl Qatar Trip

Lats Friday I wrote of  a begging bowl trip by Greek PM to Qatar (and possibly Asia Pacific and Russia) that was "definitely" going ahead:
"In the meantime, hoping to delay the arrival of the fat lady, Antonis Samaras Greece's PM is to go on a tour of the Middle East, China and Russia to try to attract investment.

However, whilst the trip to Qatar is
definitely going ahead the other ports of call have yet to be confirmed; not everyone likes people turning up on their doorstep begging for money."
Less than a week later and it seems that the "definite" trip has been cancelled.

As per Zerohedge:
"Greek Premier Cancels Planned Visit to Qatar on Nov. 26: Office. So much for that bailout plan."
As I noted last Friday, not everyone likes people turning up on their doorstep begging for money.

The Troika's Stark Choice

Despite Greece's doom laden warnings that it would run out of cash by 16 November,  as at the time of writing this article it hasn't.

In other unsurprising news Eurozone finance ministers, the IMF and the ECB (aka the Troika) have failed, for the second week running, to reach an agreement as to how/whether to bail Greece out again.

The bottom line is that Greece's debt is unsustainable.

The Troika face a stark choice, either the debt is written off or Greece is written off.

Troublemaker ...

 
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                                                                                                 sneakers: converse,
                                                                                                 jeans: zara,
                                                                                                 t-shirt: stradivarius,
                                                                                                 sweatshirt: zara,
                                                                                                 jacket: terranova,
                                                                                                 hat: primark,
                                                                                                 sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                                 bracelets: stradivarius, milk&honey,
                                                                                                 bag: thanks to Oasap (here),
                                                                                                 ph. Masa


November is pretty hectic month for me, and i'm not complaining at all! Lots of photoshoots, meetings and other interesting things! And i can't wait to show you!
Regarding my outfit, i was wearing old skinny jeans and winter sneakers with oversized sweatshirt and biker jacket! Hat and bracelets were cherry on a top!
What are your thoughts?


p.s. i visit my hairdresser last week, so here are the results! ;)
  
p.p.s. one more promotion today for all Romwe fans! They are having a huge sale, so be sure to check their website! Click here!


 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

UBS Banker Kweku Adoboli Guilty of Fraud

A former UBS banker, Kweku Adoboli, has been found guilty of fraud after losing the bank $2.3BN in unauthorised trading.

Ooh La La Moody's Downgrades France

Moody's has downgraded France from AAA to Aa1.

Moody's rationale for the downgrade being that France’s long-term economic growth has been hit by its inflexible labour market and low levels of innovation eroding its competitiveness and industrial base.

It also cited France's exposure to the ongoing Eurozone crisis.

Moody’s is quoted by the Telegraph:
Further shocks to sovereign and bank credit markets would further undermine financial and economic stability in France as well as in other euro area countries. 

The impact of such shocks would be expected to be felt disproportionately by more highly indebted governments such as France.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bizu, bizu ...

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                                                                                            ph. me

Lately we are having some silly habit to gather, visit some restaurant and have brunch! Last weekend i was with my parents out of country for a one day, so i missed it, but yesterday i managed to arrived on time! Some of my blogger girls and I were at Bizu sushi restaurant! Even im not a fan of this world wide famous Japanese dish, i was there to capture every single detail! But i enjoyed in delicious cakes! ;) The girls were delightful about the taste of sushi and i trust them! :)
If you wanna see more photos, check other blogs too!
And the girls are : Jelena, Zorana, Anastasija, Jelena and our host for that day Jovana!
I was dressed more than casually so do not look at my funny face! ;)

p.s. for Choies.com fans, here are the great news! For all the details about huge sale, click here!





Barclays Purges Thought Crimes



Echoing an Orwellian dictatorship, Barclays is attempting to "cleanse" the minds of its executives of their aggressive money making thoughts.

The Mail reports that Antony Jenkins, the CEO of Barclays, has ordered more than 100 of the bank's most senior executives to attend a two-day re-education event.

The process is designed to cleanse their minds of the aggressive culture instilled by his predecessor Bob Diamond.

The re-education event, to be held in North London, is part of a drive by Jenkins to win back the trust of customers and regulators by making a decisive break with the Diamond era.

The attendees will participate in a series of seminars and bonding exercises aimed at instilling ethical values. The executives will then be expected to act as evangelists for the new culture throughout the organisation. During the two days they will be immersed in sessions including history lessons on the bank’s heritage as a Quaker institution.

They will also be subjected to ‘360 degree feedback’ on their performance, with people both above and below them contributing to their bonus assessments. The process is designed to penalise self-serving or unethical behaviour.

Let's see how that goes then!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lagarde and Greece Wait For The Fat Lady

Christine Lagarde (CEO of the IMF) is quoted by the Telegraph wrt a possible deal being brokered for Greece next week:
"You know, it's not over until the fat lady sings, as the saying goes.

It's a question of working hard, putting our mind to it, making sure that we focus on the same objective, which is that... Greece can operate on a sustainable basis, can recover, can get back on its feet, can re-access markets as early as possible.
That is what is driving the IMF's determination."
In the meantime, hoping to delay the arrival of the fat lady, Antonis Samaras Greece's PM is to go on a tour of the Middle East, China and Russia to try to attract investment.

However, whilst the trip to Qatar is definitely going ahead the other ports of call have yet to be confirmed; not everyone likes people turning up on their doorstep begging for money.

Sheinside Giveaway ....

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Thanks to Sheinside.com we are running a new giveaway!
You have a chance to win one of these great coats/jackets!
Here are the rules:
1. you should follow my blog in the most easiest way for you ( GFC, Bloglovin` or Facebook page);
2. register on the Sheinside.com (if you already have account, you can skip this step);
3. leave a comment here with the same email address that you registered on the Sheinside.com and tell which coat/jacket is your favorite 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 .
And that`s it!
We are playing until next Friday, 23th of the November!
Good luck! 

p.s. we will have one lucky winner, it`s worldwide open!

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Potrebno je da:
1. pratite moj blog na vama najlakši način (GFC- sa desne strane bloga, preko Bloglovin`-a ili da lajkujete Facebook stranicu),
2. registrujete se na Sheinside.com sajtu (ukoliko već imate profil ne morate ponavljati ovaj korak),
3. ostavite komentar ispod ovog posta sa email adresom koju ste koristili pri registraciji i napišete koji vam se komad najviše dopada 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ili 6!

Igramo se do sledećeg petka, 23.11.2012.!

Želim svima puno sreće! :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Eurozone Driven Into Recession Again

The Eurozone has fallen back into recession again.

As per Eurostat:
"GDP fell by 0.1% in the euro area1 (EA17) and increased by 0.1% in the EU271 during the third quarter of 2012, compared with the previous quarter, according to flash estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2012, growth rates were -0.2% in both zones.

Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, seasonally adjusted GDP fell by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU27 in the third quarter of 2012, after -0.4% and -0.3% respectively in the previous quarter.


During the third quarter of 2012, GDP increased by 0.5% in the United States compared with the previous quarter (after +0.3% in the second quarter of 2012) and fell by 0.9% in Japan (after +0.1%).

Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, GDP rose by 2.3% in the United States (after +2.1% in the previous quarter) and by 0.2% in Japan (after +3.4%).
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Could it be that the dogmatic policy of austerity, being pursued by unelected bureaucrats and vainglorious politicians, is driving the Eurozone onto the rocks?

Surely not?!

Home working areas ...

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                                                                                             ph.via pinterest



As a blogger for more than two years now, i was spending so much time indoor building this little place where i'm sharing all the things that i like and do with you. Slowly i've become opssesed with home working areas, and i start collecting the photos which i stored of course on my beloved Pinterest profile! Here is the board with the originals links to these photos!
It can be a true inspiration for all of you who are working a lot from your homes! Light or dark walls, faux fur acrross the chairs, great quotes on the wall, baroque wallpapers, moodboards lovely candles etc ...
I will definitely use this ideas in the future!

p.s. i will visit my hairdresser today, and my first thoughts were to repeat the last year haircut, if you have any suggestion, feel free to leave me a link to certain photo! :) Thanks!