Archive for October, 2007


October 24, 2007

          Victorian EleganceAudrey Hepburn

Quote About My Mother: “In the 1950’s and 1960’s my mother dressed like the women (the fashion models) in Harper’s Bazaar fashion magazine.  She owned (and wore) three mink coats (a mink stroller, a mink stole, and a real leopard skin coat with a real leopard skin hat to match).  She also owned (and wore) real crocodile heels with real crocodile handbag to match.  She also owned (and wore) real diamond jewelry and she owned (and wore) real pearls that came from Mikimoto of Japan.  (And…she smelled good because she wore real french perfume from Paris…”Je Reviens de Worth”….) — Renee Ashley Baker

Harper’s Bazaar is currently celebrating “140 Years of Style”.  (Did you know that the very first issue of Bazaar premiered in 1867 and cost 10 cents ?).

View above:  “1956 Harper’s Bazaar cover featuring the fabulous Audrey Hepburn”…. 



October 23, 2007

The Simpsons Movie 

Movie:  Hey!  That  ‘Spiderpig’  bit was really funny.  Anyway–the public can now Simpsonize’ themselves,  ‘simpsonize’ George Bush, or ‘simpsonize’  just about any god damn body (…thanks Sally!)  Click the “Simpsons” link below and have at it OR SEE PREVIEW OF “Renee’s Favorite Music Videos” Below….

George Bush,Jr

HISTORY MONDAY: Renee’s Favorites

October 23, 2007

Favorite #1 


New Favorite #2 


New Favorite #3 


Legend/Favorite #4 


Legend/Favorite #5

Country Music: On Wednesday, Nov 7, ABC, “The 2007  CMA Awards”


October 22, 2007

              George Smith Patton,Jr

                       George C Scott

Legend:  General George Smith Patton and General George Smith Patton (as played by George C. Scott that is….)


October 18, 2007

                                         Fendi’s Russian Sable Coat

Renee’s Russian Sable Coat by Fendi.  Cost: $181,500

(Thanks  Disney  for  the  $73.5 million ! ! !)

               Lexus IS-F Neiman Marcus

For Him: I’m Dreaming of A Fast Christmas

Above, the Lexus IS-F Special Edition for Neiman Marcus.  This car can go from 0 to 60 in under 4.9 seconds.  It’s interior is black with white accent stitching and  it has a state-of-the-art Mark Levinson CD/DVD  Premium Surround Sound Audio System.  Price: $68,000 

                        Christofle Caviar Server 

for them: Recipes– Renee’s Holiday Picks

above: Christofle caviar server

(lunch salads and apetizers to be added, click link below)

Futuristic Friday: Scratching The Surface

October 18, 2007

Microsoft Surface 2       Microsoft Surface 2          Microsoft Surface 2           Microsoft Surface 2

                  Microsoft 1 

Microsoft Watch:  Above, the “Microsoft Surface Computer” as seen on ABC’s “Good Morning America”.  The  “Surface”  is an interactive digital coffee table with a ‘surface’ that works like the touch phone screen of the “I Phone” .  (And it works like the touch screen technology used by Tom Cruise in “Minority Report”….).  The price of the ‘Microsoft Surface’?    About:  $10,000

To find out more (click link below):


October 18, 2007

Disney’s “Nighmare Before Christmas” watch box                       Disney “Nightmare Before Christmas” watch

Movie Watch:  When asked “What time is it?”  is your  answer that “You don’t know Jack?”….Then– it’s time to get a new watch–for Holloween!  The Disney watch above comes in its own “coffin case”….

(And I’m not jacking you around–er–I mean, no mousing around….Anyway….  

See Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.  It  opens Friday at a theatre near you….

special thanks: Jack (and Disney)

Movie Tuesday: The Darjeeling Limited

October 17, 2007

                    Owen WilsonOwen Wilson & Cate Blanchett

Movie Star: Owen Wilson

Did you know that one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in years is Disney/Touchstone’s “Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”?   Did you know that Jacques Cousteau co-invented (with Emile Gagnan) the “aqua lung” in 1943?   Did you know that Jacques Cousteau’s  son Jean Michelle Cousteau’s “Ocean Adventure” airs every Sunday on PBS?  And….Did you know that Dale Ernhardt said, “It ain’t the one with the fatest car that wins; It’s the one who refuses to lose”….

(See, “The Darjeeling Limited” now playing at a funny theatre near you….)


October 15, 2007

                                                 Nobel Prize 

                                                           Al Gore winner

                                             Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”

Nobel:  Congrats, Al Gore on your Nobel Prize win!

Monday PREVIEW: Renee Most Expensive

October 13, 2007

             Chanel purple                              Bling h20

Francis Coffee Maker Neiman MarcusLouis Vuitton Tribute HandbagDu Casino de Monte Carlo

White Rolls RoyceLighting

Title:  “Renee’s 52 Pick Up”

Why ’52 pick up’ ?… Because –Renee is holding all the cards! 

(Disney will release Renee Baker Studios’ first motion picture in movie theatres worldwide….)

Pictured Above:

$52   Renee’s Bling H20 (bottled drinking water)

$520 Renee’s  Francis coffee maker (sold exclusively at Neiman Marcus)

 $5,200 Renee’s Chanel evening gown by Chanel 

$52,000  Renee’s Louis Vuitton “Tribute”  handbag

$52,000 week  for Renee’s vacation chateau in Monaco, Monte Carlo

$520,000 Renee’s  White Rolls Royce Corniche

$5,200,000 Renee’s Washington DC Manse (Renee’s broker:  Sotheby’s  International Realty )