Tuesday, December 30, 2008

new year's eve is a humbug.

For the school I'm applying for, I had to schedule an interview with an alumnus from the school. Let's call him Peter Smith. Here's how this epic phonecall failure went:

Little Kid: Hello?
Me: Hi, may I please speak to Mr. Smith?
Little Kid: uh-huh
Mrs Smith: Hello?
Me: Err...hi. Mr Smith? Mr Smith please?
Mrs: Yes?
Me: No, could I please speak to Mr Smith? Mr Smith? Mr....Peter! Peter Smith, please?
Mrs: He's not here right now.

Wow. So I left a message with his wife & he called me back like 10 seconds later. It was so humiliating. I honestly hate talking on the phone with an intense passion. After that someone else called & I agreed to babysit for their kids on New Year's Eve. You see, I've never really got the big deal with New Years....it's just a date change. Besides, until I'm old enough to legally drink, I have no reason to celebrate it. Humbug.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Male Model Spotlight: Guntars Asmanis

One of my favourite male models at the moment is Guntars Asmanis from Latvia. At 6'1.5" and 20 years of age, he admits to disliking modelling & plans to quit after making 1 million.

Guntars has the absolutely most perfect face! There's just something about that face that really gets me.

"Chicks dig models."

"The longer you are a model, the less you care about common things, like, what do people around think of you and such"

"I love snowboarding in winter, relaxing in summer, photography too and drinking beer. I love practising my DJing at the moment."

He's very vampiric, I think, with the smooth skin, full lips, and big eyes.

"[The] first time I had [make-up] done at those shoots, that was weird. After the 15th time you get used to it."

Guntars is so gorgeous! I cannot wait to see more of him in the future. He is signed with DNA in New York (and Dandy in Latvia) & has done ad campaigns for Acne Jenes and Hugo Boss. Thanks to http://www.thefashionspot.com/ for some of the photos!

Friday, December 26, 2008

8 Movies That Changed My Life (Part 1 of 2)

As 2008 winds down, I wanted to shed light on 8 different films, which I watched this year, that changed my life or greatly affected me in some way. I strongly suggest that all readers check some of these movies out. These are not in any particular order. (This post is part one of two posts)

Gus Van Sant's 2003 film, Elephant is one of the most powerful and chilling films I have ever seen. The film follows a number of students throughout the halls of their high school for roughly 10 minutes each, and as each character's life intertwines with each other, you get closer and closer to the student. Though the kids fall into their own stereotypical groups - jocks, outcasts, nerds, artists - they all meet the same fate when two students arrive at school fully armed and begin to senselessly murder any student who comes across their path. Although gruesome and creepy, Elephant is dynamic and beautiful, and is unquestionably a film that will make you think.
A 1998 movie which was panned by critics and viewers alike, The Object of My Affection was a truly touching movie. The movie really takes off when George, a gay school teacher, moves in with Nina, a social worker, after he is dumped by his then-boyfriend. When Nina finds out she is pregnant, instead of asking the baby's father to marry her, she asks George if he would be the father. The relationship between Nina & George is truly from the heart and it remains one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever seen. To avoid giving everything away, let me just say this - the ending is unexpected but thoughtful, the struggle that Nina faces is an honest result of impossible love, and the film in its entirety is non-traditional and touching. It gives me a whole new look on the power of love & friendship.

Two wonderful French actors, Romain Duris & Louis Garrel, star in 2006's indie Dans Paris from director Christophe Honore. Dans Paris (Inside Paris) starts with Paul, who, after splitting up with his girlfriend, moves back in with his father and brother, Johnathon, and continues to slip roughly into a deep depression. Johnathon, a lazy and unclean part time student, full time womanizer spends his time sleeping around and unsuccessfully cheering up his brother. The entire family is equally affected by the previous suicide of their sister Claire on top of all else they have to deal with. After each brother jumps off a bridge, witnesses a visit from their mother, and reconnect with some old friends, they come to a realization about human struggle and coping with loss. Dans Paris is an extroadinary tragic-comedy with terrific acting and an insightful, in depth look at human frailty, family bonds, and dealing with what life throws at you.

Say hello to two of the most quotable people of all time: Little Edie & Big Edie. The only documentary to grace this list, Grey Gardens follows the typical day in the life of this mother-daughter team. "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale was Jackie Kennedy Onassis's aunt, and "Little Edie"Bouvier Beale was her cousin. They lived in a crumbling mansion in New York which was overrun by cats and underwent a series of inspections, which brought these two women into the public eye. A tad eccentric, these women dance and sing their way throughout the documentary and you can't help but feel a connection. The two Edies can teach you so much about life and are a great reminder that it's okay to be a little bit, uh, out there.

Part two of this series will be coming soon, along with a new series of my favourite male models.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Christmas Spirit

Christmas is my very favourite holiday. It means so much - the birth of Jesus, a time for everyone to celebrate the joy of what God has given us. But during the past few years, I just haven't been able to get into the Christmas spirit. I feel like Christmas isn't quite what it used to be...for anyone. However, this year I've achieved a very Christmas-y spirit & I would like to share it with everyone! So, I have made a to do list for if you're out of the spirit.

1. Listen to Owl City's 'The Christmas Song'

2. Watch those really old, politically incorrect Christmas cartoons from the '30s-'50s while making fudge, decorating the tree, or icing cookies.

3. Wear a ridiculously ugly (Christmas) sweater.

4. If you're fortunate enough to get snow (like me!) go sledding with all of your friends, then go home and make hot chocolate.

5. Read 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens - a very short, lovely book, which is a classic.

6. Watch any selection of Chloe approved Christmas movies from the following list: Love Actually, Eloise at Christmastime, Home Alone, Jingle All the Way, The Santa Clause, Elf, It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story

7. Attend the Christmas Eve service at church and sing all the songs as loud as you can.

I really do want everyone who celebrates to enjoy this time of year! We always get caught up with the commercial side of it. I'm not saying that some of those movies aren't in support of a commercial Christmas, but you don't need presents and you don't need to believe in Santa Claus to have a good Christmas. I've had absolutely dreadful Christmases for the last 4 years, since my grandmother died, and this year I'm all caught up in the happiness & I truly hope everyone else can be as well.

*sigh* Well that was odd for me to lecture everyone on religion and holidays, but....right. I made a Flickr account & have some of my photography up! Click here to view my profile or here to view my photostream! I'll be updating again soon. It's weird, because everyone is taking a blogging break for the holidays & I just have all these ideas for blogs......

Saturday, December 20, 2008

suspended over rainbows

I've never worn this shirt before, despite the fact I bought it several months ago at that way-too-expensive-for-secondhand store in the village. It reminds me of pajamas and has these wonderful shirt tails that I had to tuck in for the suspenders to work. Pity.

It's cold here! The past week has been 16 degrees and below. Right now there are pretty pretty snowflakes falling all around. Snow is glorious. I watched 4 Christmas movies in the last 24 hours (Elf, The Santa Clause, Eloise at Christmastime, & Surviving Christmas). I love when we have White Christmases. It's only right.

Christmas is coming very soon! I don't have a wishlist. I don't really want anything. I like surprises & consider myself someone who's fairly easy to buy for. I still have a few people to buy for, though. That's stressful.

I'll be posting again very soon. This was my first 'fashion' oritented post in a while, and it still wasn't very in depth. I'll be doing a post about movies soon.

p.s. I got my ticket for the Owl City concert! Ahhh! That's so exciting.

Monday, December 15, 2008

10 things that make me smile

I've been having an incredibley bad week/month. I got the bum part of the little boy with no lines in the school play (last year I was the little boy, too, but he was lead). I wore a hat when I went sledding on Friday, had an allergic reaction to the fabric, and within 24 hours developed full blown acne on my (formerly) surprisingly clear forehead. I realized Christmas is only 10 days away and I'm so out of the Christmas spirit, it's terrible. My essays for boarding school are due in before January 5th and I have accomplished nothing after working on them for 2 months. I scheduled my SSAT testing for the same day that I have to do this huge thing for church which regards my confirmation (which I've been working towards for the past 3.5 years). I've been unemployed for nearly 3 months and have $40 to buy 5 different people Christmas presents.
So, because I'm having such a horrible life right now, I wanted everyone (including myself) to make a list of 10 things that make them smile, or laugh, or just be plain happy. I'll start!

002. Conan O'Brien
003. Big Edie & Little Edie Bouvier of Grey Gardens
004. Snow Days
005. day dreaming
006. Gilmore Girls
007. Two guys named Soren & Peter
008. 'Princess' by Vera Wang
009. Peter Max
010. Teen Vogue

You can leave your list as a comment, or post it at your own blog & leave a link back so I can go read it!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I put a tack on everything, it lets me know just where I've been

I have made the potential mistake of trying out for the One Act play at school. I got tangled up in it last year when the director gave me the script and asked me to 'think about being lead'. Apparently my agreement to consider the opportunity meant "Yes! I'll do it!" It's for a state competition and since I got into it late in the game last time, I hardly had time to memorize my lines. Needless to say, we did terribly. Oh, plus the underlying message of the play was something about masturbation, so that left me slightly bitter. I'm way to easily convinced. It's such an inconvenience.

Also, today I added 20-some Christmas movies to my Blockbuster Online queue. I'm not quite into the spirit yet, so I figured some movies would cheer me up. It snowed a few inches this morning, so all I need is some sledding, hot chocolate, and Christmas movies! What are some of your favourites?

I'll leave this blog with a video from Delay's single (off their newest album, Everything's the Rush). I sort of love this song and it's all cheerful and nice. Come on, who isn't cheered up by cheerleaders running around with cardboard boxes?

Sunday, November 30, 2008

the things we did; a day in the life

Five Things I Did Today

1. Sneezed all over my keyboard and was too lazy to clean it off.
2. Sneezed all over my mirror. After reflecting on the gross-ness of not cleaning the keyboard, I cleaned the mirror.
3. Watched Love Actually for about the hundredth time & got a Bay City Roller's song stuck in my head. It is simeltaneously playing with an Electric Light Orchestra song.
4. At approximately 4:14 looked into the mirror and noticed that my white tee shirt was see through. Couldn't bother to change, though.
5. Employed my favourite French phrase "hyper cool" to describe the snow. It smells so lovely & looks very pretty out....

The Last 24 Hours in Numbers

-Movies watched: 3 (The Object of My Affection, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Love Actually)
-Hours spent playing the Sims 2: a pathetic & large number (addictive!)
-Chocolate covered almonds consumed: too many to count
-Blogs read: 12
-Boarding school application essays written: 0 out of 2

Friday, November 28, 2008

have you taken the trash out yet?

This vintage dress is from ModCloth and I sort of like it. But I also sort of think it's hideous. The sleeves are sort of gross, but it might just be the armless mannequin. The fabric looks like a garbage bag, but it might just be the picture. It reminds me of the 80s, though, and that is highly intriguing. But you see, the reason I mention this is because it would sort of fit me perfectly. So I need your opinion.

On another note, I'm trying to find some spandex leggings because those are amazing & I would sort of like some. I think I could be banished from Minnesota for ever wearing them, though. Also, I haven't had a job in a while & the holidays are coming up & I'm major broke so I basically have no money to spend....on leggings or the dress. Life has tendencies to be a fiasco. I think it's time to sell some stuff on eBay. Like that old Game Boy I have tucked away in my basement somewhere.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

here comes the human

So I did end up seeing Twilight last night. It is sort of a guilty pleasure, I've decided. It was absolutely dreadful but beyond pleasing at the same time. For your convenience, I've decided to make a list of the best parts & the worst parts.
Best Parts
When Eddy & Emmett are playing baseball & they crash in the air and the lightning flashes behind them
Jasper's one face expression
Edward climbing up the tree with Bella on his back. And then flying from tree to tree
When Jacob Black appears from within the forest at prom
Edward & Billy Black having a staredown from seperate cars
Edward Cullen's glittery skin
When Bella walks in front of the fan and Edward goes all funny
Bella's fantasy of the Edward/Bella vampire porno
The flashback when the Cullens are dressed up like explorers in the jungle
When the Cullens are making Bella Italian food
Bella's pepper spray
The flashback when Carlisle is sucking Edward's blood (Eddy's face)
The entire baseball scene
When they accidentally touch hands and Bella freaks out
Bella's writhing on the floor at the ballet studio sounding like a dying pig
Every scene with Charlie - most notably when he's cleaning his gun
Bella & Edwards face expressions
Worst Parts
When Eddy & Emmett are playing baseball & they crash in the air and the lightning flashes behind them
Jasper's one face expression
Edward climbing up the tree with Bella on his back. And then flying from tree to tree
When Jacob Black appears from within the forest at prom
Jacob Black's hair
Edward Cullen's glittery skin
When Bella walks in front of the fan and Edward goes all funny
Bella's fantasy of the Edward/Bella vampire porno
The flashback when the Cullens are dressed up like explorers in the jungle

The flashback when Carlisle is sucking Edward's blood (Eddy's face)
The entire baseball scene
When they accidentally touch hands and Bella freaks out
Bella's writhing on the floor at the ballet studio sounding like a dying pig
The beginning when Eddy is hunting the little deer
Victoria at prom
Bella & Edwards face expressions
Stephanie Meyer's random cameo appearance
So there you have it. If you have plans to go, watch out. I was crying during the movie because I was trying so so so hard not to laugh (at the parts that were not to be laughed at). I will for sure be buying this when it comes to DVD, no question. p.s. Billy Burke was amazing. I had high hopes for him. The Cullens weren't bad either, especially Kellan Lutz as Emmett.

Friday, November 21, 2008

we love the familiar because it's all we know

1. I've worn nothing of interest (aka my uniform) for the past 2 weeks.

2. I finished reading The Catcher in the Rye, which I adore, but kept realizing how similar Holden is to this character named Soren in a novel I'm writing. In fact, during class discussions I would be like "and S-Sor-S....uhhhhh...S-...gosh, what's his......Holden". It was very embarassing and made me feel like one of those spacey girls who are so far out there.

3. What is the current Yen to American dollar exchange rate?

4. I might go see Twilight tomorrow. I just don't really want to look like one of those obsessed fans who think it's the greatest book ever written. But I am curious. I very much liked the plot of the book, but the writing killed me. And so did the other 3 parts of the series.

5. My entire life has suddenly become focused on getting into this very prestigious boarding school I mentioned in my last blog. So please excuse me while I go fill out the insane amount of applications, schedule an interview, and both hand write & type two seperate essays.....just to even be considered as part of the 20% of applicants who are accepted. Good bye.

Monday, November 10, 2008

boarding school & jackets

There's a 99% chance that I am applying for boarding school on the east coast (and then praying to God that my A's & A-'s are good enough grades to get in). They're recruiting kids from my school & it sounds like an amazing opportunity. I'm trying to convince my friends to at least go to the meeting to learn more about it (I don't really want to go alone!).

I went vintage shopping with my friends yesterday. All the shops are mega expensive & it really bugs me. I found this little sports jacket in the men's section that was like heaven & fit perfectly. Except it was $60! Who the heck has $60 to spend on a ragged little used jacket?? 'Twas true insanity.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

god blessed america....at last.

Thank the Lord.
At last America did something right.
....though only for a brief moment.
In California, over 11,000 gay married couples are no longer considered married because Prop 8 was passed, a proposition that bans gay marriage in the state. Gay marriage was made legal only last May.
In Florida, a ban on gay marriage passed with 62% approval.
In Arizona, a ban on gay marriage was passed with 56% approval.
In Arkansas, a ban on same sex couples adopting or fostering children passed with 57% approval. How disgusting.

“Christians here and around the nation consider this a great victory for the institution of marriage. We had to stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough.'"
Rod Parsley, pastor of World Harvest Church in Columbus, Ohio

People disgust me. That above statement makes me ashamed to be a Christian. "Enough is enough"? Yeah, like gay people had so much power already. Like they were ruining your life. Give me a break, Rod Parsley.

I'm so frustrated, disappointed, and disgusted right now....I don't even want to begin. Proposition 8 & all bans on gay marriage should be against the law because it violates Constitutional/Amendment rights. Also, for all those religious conservatives out there, the bible says not to be selfish and not to judge. Hm...isn't it a bit selfish to take away someone's right to love, marriage, & even children?

"Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law." Romans 13:8

"Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law." Romans 13:10

Also, isn't it a bit judgmental to just assume that Gay people are filling the heads of children with sinful ideas and that (yes, I did actually hear this) that gay people are ruining the economy. Leave the judging to God, please.

"Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God." Romans 14:10

I usually don't pull out the bible verses, but since I feel strongly about this issue & it's directly connected with religion, I feel it's important to back it up with religion. I apologize to those who are not religious & do not want to hear the words of God.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

ModCloth November

Since it's the school week & I'm forced to wear my drag uniform everyday, I haven't had much to blog about. But I was browsing ModCloth & came across some amazing items. ModCloth is the type of webstore where I love almost everything they stock, but I've never ordered anything because of the price or out of laziness. Since some of the items are truly notable pieces of art, I'll proceed to feature some. Now, please turn your attention to exhibit A:

I love cloche hats, especially this one! The feathers are amazing with the blue. I have a cloche hat but it is only white. Of course I got it vintage, so maybe an actual flapper once wore it which could be a plus, depending on how you look at it. Anyways, maybe this will be the next thing I buy? Just kidding. It' $134.
Hi, look at how cool this trench is! I don't have much to say actually. It's just very classy & reminds me of Amelia Earhart (who I used to have an unexplainable obsession with....I suppose because she represented woman power. I'm so not a feminist, though). These knee socks have bicycles on them! How amazing! I love the green, too, for some reason...even though I typically hate the colour green. I've been eyeing these for so long.
ModCloth has brilliant tights & shoes, too. They used to have these killer Le Petit Prince flats. I dreamed about those at night. Unfortunately they didn't come for my size 4 feet. Their blog ModLife also can be fairly interesting. They did a few segments on how to tie different types of scarves, once. Aw man, I gotta go do homework and cheer on Barack & Al Franken. I promise my blog will get more interesting in the future.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I want you to be the first to meet....

I want you to be the first to meet my new boyfriend. My sweater.
It radiates Screech-ness.
My sweater >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> your sweater
Actually, Screech is jealous of my sweater.
Your sweater wishes it was as cool as my sweater.
I'm done bragging about my sweater. It's in the wash right now.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

8 year old boy

buhhhhh....I'm getting sick. that's my sick noise (buhhhhh). I cannot breath and my head hurts and my throat hurts and my whole body is sore and my stomach is killing me. however, my $30 Doc Martens *cheer cheer* are making me feel better and my Batman sweater is rather cozy.

fun fact about me: according to H&M, I am the size of an 8 year old boy.

If you're feeling bored, join this way awesome site called Lookbook. It's quite literally brimming with awesomeness (okay, so maybe I was emailed asking to plug the site on my blog [which gets 0 readers], but it's still an amazing site). It's really fashion-ly inspirational and it's neat to get feedback on your outfits. I have a link for it over in my sidebar. Just send for an invite & you'll probably get one (I just said that people in Minnesota only wear Hollister and I would like to see other fashions from around the world before my head explodes - sane, right?). If not, leave your email & I'll send you an invite. ;]

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

let's start a rave

belt - target, star wars shirt - junk food, grey collared shirt - urban outfitters, silver bow tie - garage sale, starry knock off vans slip ons - target, black skinnys - delias.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

my room hasn't changed much...

shirt - heritage 1981, skinnys - pac sun, suspenders - ???, riding boots - steve madden

My friend & I were supposed to go thrifting today, though she isn't answering her phone. Blah. However, we have a break in school coming up in a few days & I'm going shopping to the Mall of America with my mum. I'm also going to try to persuade some friends to go vintage shopping with me to all the little clothes stores along University Avenue.

I'm in this horrible little class at school called "French Culture" which is supposed to be about the French & their culture. So far I've learned nothing of substance. However, we spent the last two days learning about french cheese. I honestly never knew there were so many rules about cheese making & eating & cutting. I spent most of my time learning about Brie. The reading mentioned something about having a "cheese party" with friends, so now my friend Nathan & I have plans for a cheese party. Including berets, Orangina, and croissants. We're very excited.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


pacsun skinnies, thrifted little boy's dress shoes, hand-me-down volcom belt, delia's thermal, little racoon panda hat, random necklace

It's really cold and rainy out today. Minnesota. So instead of attempting to be fashionable, I've simply decided to dress weather-&-church-&-study appropriate. On another note, I've decided that my prom experience won't be complete unless they play "If You Leave" by Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark. Uhm yeah, as in the song they play in Pretty in Pink when she goes to prom.

Next weekend I have a few jeans & tee shirt DIY projects set up which I'll post about later. In two weeks I'm going shopping with my mum. And right now I'm going to go watch a movie and work on this drawing that I've been working on for 3 weeks. It's a giant drawing of myself. I love it, besides the fact that it is of me (it had to be - school assignment).

Sunday, September 28, 2008

a cause de yelle

Today is one of those days when I just want to put on a hugely oversized tee shirt & a pair of tights and then curl up on the couch and watch '90s movies all day. Which reminds me, the French singer Yelle is my new fashion inspiration. Will try to channel her in my outfits for a bit time because my fashion needs some refreshing. Need to go shopping asap. Next weekend.

Today it's quite cold out so am wearing three layers of shirts including a button down and this huge, bulky sweater. I don't look so great, but at least I'm warm & comfy & can concentrate on homework (okay, well that statement started off true....).

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Best Dressed Male: Liam Aiken at "Kids for Kids"

Oh boy, I almost forgot to update about Liam Aiken & this amazing new outfit. He was at the "Kids for Kids" AIDS Carnival in New York last Saturday. Boots again! And some freaky skinny jeans....they're sort of yellow, but I like them. Most of all I love his hat, though, it looks so cute. I've come to realize that my wardrobe is missing one very vital piece: a plain black sweater (cardigan? - I hate that word). Will have to buy one & then walk around radiating Liam-ness. ps. how does one, who lives in Minnesota, not have a plain black sweater?

Mister Clark Kent

Sometimes I wish I had a boyfriend so that I could buy him tons & tons of clothes. Oh wow, the life of a single girl. I wonder if I could pull off this Clark Kent shirt? ($30, Fred Flare - they got a ton of new stuff in, including some fierce winter knits!)

Has everyone seen the new penny? I'm so excited to go to Starbucks, get a hot chocolate, and have then give me a new penny. I've come to realize that I get most of my change from Starbucks.

I've been creating my fall/winter clothing-items-to-purchase list (including yellow rain boots, red plaid flannel shirt, & Doc Martens, not to mention a few uniform pieces for school) & my mum mentioned to me a pair of Doc Martens I had as a kid that I had totally forgotten about! They had lady bugs on them and were my absolute favourite boots - I wore them all the time! Apparently she found them for $15. Oh gosh, if only I could find a size 5 pair for that cheap. In other news, I found these killer pumps for $45 at DSW in a size 5.5 that fit like a glove. I almost cried when I had to leave the store without them.

ps. I've made note to myself to take more photos of my actual outfits for this blog, since it currently sucks & gets no readers.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Inspired by Pac Man

So despite the semi-tacky Pac Man helmets, I actually really liked Giles Deacon's Spring 2009 line. His dresses are very refreshing. I especially like the above pink dress. There's something great about how the fabric looks. Also, the sleeves are absolutely beautiful and I love the shiny waist band thing (ack! lacking proper term!).
On another note, my prayers go out to Travis Barker, DJ AM, & the 4 people who did not make it out alive from the airplane crash. Travis & DJ AM are incredibely lucky to have survived such an event and I wish them both a successful recovery.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Best Dressed Male: Liam Aiken at 'Igor' Premiere

So Liam Aiken is who I consider to be one of the best dressed male actors. He showed up at the Hollywood premiere of Igor last Saturday looking absolutely stellar.

Red skinny jeans. Black v-neck cardigan. Skinny black & white vertical striped tie. Black tie-up dress shoes with a huge white stripe. I'm going to faint, his outfit is so perfect.

Also, just to plug his music: Click here
ps. you might remember Liam from movies like 'A Series of Unfortunate Events', 'Sweet November', 'Stepmom', or 'Road to Perdition'

Friday, September 12, 2008

I want that teddy bear & I almost wish I was kidding.

Unfortunately, I genuinely would like to own a Karl Lagerfeld Teddy Bear.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Emma Watson looks like an angel

Emma Watson always looks so elegant & mature in all those white dresses she's been wearing lately - I love her. And I'm loving the simple makeup that makes her features pop (innocently so). She achieved the whole angelic look again last night at the National Movie Awards. I love the touch of the ball-and-chain Chanel purse with the billowy Alexander McQueen dress which is to die for. I believe she's wearing Alexander McQueen peep-toe pumps, too. I love her star earrings - they make up for her killer posture that actually causes me pain.

However, I guess the dress wasn't closing right & when she went to present an award, the back unbuttoned and could not be fixed. For the after party she switched into this adorable outfit. It looks so cozy! Apparently Em got the note that fringe boots are "in style" this season. Huh. I love the cardigan and wrapped up scarf with the printed shorts, though. Why is it that she looks good in almost everything?

Sunday, September 7, 2008

scary taylor

Okay, so I know that I blog about Taylor Momsen a lot, but I honestly (used to?) really, really love her and her fashion. But is it just me, or is she headed in the majorly wrong direction? She is 15! 1-5!
Let's start with the makeup & hair. Whoever did her makeup should be shot. She looks like 25 cents a dance. The lip colour is gross - a weird glittery nude colour. Her eye makeup (black again - surprise!) is literally smeared across her eyes (raccoon, anyone?). It makes her look like a stoned drug addict. The fact that she never smiles anymore makes it worse & adds to the whole hung-over-look. Her hair! I loved her hair before....a lot! But what's up with the freaky Bangles-inspired mullet? It's really....creepy. But then again, it's a mullet, how is it not creepy?

I love her dress! The wrap-body and black skirt with a bit of a pouf. But it should be so much longer. Taylor always wears short dresses, I know, but this is just too much for me. Plus, she's so skinny! There were some very disturbing side shots of her where her back and shoulders were quite literally skin stretched over bones. Quickly losing respect for Taylor, sorry kid.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Could fall come sooner?

I went to the Minnesota State Fair (where they have some 500 foods on a stick, including chocolate dipped bacon - gross) the other day with my friend. After we ate some halfways respectable food (gator fries, deep fried mac&cheese on a stick, unfrozen grapes on a stick, cotton candy, chocolate belgian waffle on a stick, etc.) we sat and watched people. I honestly wish I had my camera with me because of some of the priceless outfits you see there. However, almost every girl under the age of 25 seemed to be wearing flip flops, way to short Abercrombie&Fitch shorts, and a Hollister top.

So, ignoring the fact that I was just wearing skinny jeans, a Hurley beater, & my kick ass blue Nikes, I ask what the hecccckkkk? I'm sorry but for serious, what is happening? I felt sick after a while just seeing all these girls dressed exactly the same. And let me just say that not all of them could pull the short shorts off well. And the idea of wearing flip flops to the nasty old state fair is sickening.

Finally this adorable girl skipped by in beaten converse, skinny skinny jeans and a beater (very much like I was wearing, but she looked better). But the most fetching part of her outfit was that she had a bandana in her hair, like a funky headband. That just looked way to stellar for words and I must now pull out my random blue bandana & figure out how she did that.

On another note, school starts in a matter of days and summer has finally decided to start heating up now, right in time for 100-some kids to pack together into a hallway wearing these hugely thick, scratchy polo shirts. Thanks old man summer, way to go. Anyways, just needed to mini-vent about the state fair & the grossness of our uniform shirts in the heat. Lets hope for fall & the cute clothes that come with it!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I'm sorry, but whaaaa?

I'm sorry, but what the heccckkk was Taylor thinking? I love - seriously LOVE - this girl's fashion...most of the time. But this outfit, ensemble, entire look is just....ugh. Let's start at the top:

1. Her hair: She looks bloody gorgeous with it parted to the side. The middle part just makes your head look funky.

2. Her makeup: Drop all that dark eye shadow, please! Lighten up on the foundation and SMILE. Black nail polish can add a funky-rocker edge, but with this particular outfit it's like, blaaah.

3. The jewelry: With a sparkly top and all that black, HUGE diamond necklaces just look tacky and out of place. Replace with something smaller and more innocent.

4. The jacket: Okay, I'll admit that I like the jacket & the popped collar. Just not with that shirt or those pants.

5. The shirt: I like the shirt, too, just not with the jacket or those pants. I've always had a thing for sequins.

6. The...pants?: weird, stretchy, skinny....pants? They're like ski pants. I am utterly confused.

7. The shoes: complete the tackiness of this outfit.

Overall, it's like those 5th graders when they go through the awkward goth phase, except she looks like an old woman while doing it. This outfit makes me want to gag. I will just push it out of my mind and pretend that Taylor still has excellent taste.

Friday, August 15, 2008

fairly proud of this outfit

So I'm actually fairly proud of this ensemble. I hadn't really planned on modeling, but I was playing with the light for a different photoshoot & wanted to see how movement of hair came out - pretty damn good.

Anyways, so I love suspenders with simple outfits & I was finally able to break out the plaid $5 jacket from H&M because I was finally wearing something plain. Now I just need suspenders that fit. Yeah, those are working for me thanks to safety pins, but in the back the criss-cross is between my shoulder blades. stretchy.

In other news I cannot wait for fall. No, not because of uniforms (die), but because I can finally break out the jackets & blazers, cozy hats, and -drum roll- my new Steve Madden riding boots! They are very similar to wearing a dead cow strapped around your feet, but are absolutely gorgeous & were on sale....oh plus, the size 6 fit my size 4 feet wonderfully. =D

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

tennis top!

Why did I have to find this? Why? Now I'm just consistently obsessing about how much I want it and wish that the bust/waist was just a few inches smaller. It's not even like it's an amazing piece of clothing or anything....I don't quite understand why I'm infatuated with it so much. But I am. But my bust is only 32", my waist only 26". damnit. This would've been mine by now, otherwise. Axella's Vintage Clothing, $15.95

Saturday, August 9, 2008

emma watson: soccer mum

Don't get me wrong, I love Emma Watson - she's so cute. Her hair & her fashion are (typically) superb. But I must ask: what was she thinking?

This outfit screams stay-at-home soccer mum! I'm not even sure how to best react.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

new flash: good bye khaki!

My ridiculous school might let us where black bottoms next year! Yes, as in not khaki every single day. This is terrific because I'm not sure how many more pairs of khaki skinny jeans I can find. Of course they'll have rules on the fitting and such, but I'm still thrilled.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

suspenders are not dead

Usually, I don't pay attention to things like suspenders. I love them because they add a nice touch, but I just don't know how to wear them! But then I was flipping through some photos from the TCA & saw Miranda Cosgrove's outfit. I've been dying ever since I saw it. Although it's not exactly the type of event I would've worn the outfit at, those suspenders are just too perfect!
I'm thinking of giving suspenders another go. Anyone know of a store that sells funky suspenders? I have a pair of black ones, but I thought I'd go for something a bit different.
Oh & I was flipping through a magazine (InStyle or Lucky, I believe) & there was this great DIY jeans shorts with suspenders. I want to try that out - they were too cool.