Monday, 31 May 2010

A Mistake

After spending a weekend in the glorious Montauk area, I finally got to see Sex and the City 2 (SATC 2) with two of my friends. Although many of my other friends have expressed their discontent with the sequel, we still wanted to see it...and almost wanted to leave. It was absolutely terrible: the plot was...well there was no plot, the characterization of our favorite four was completely off (since when does Charlotte get CRAZY obsessive and Miranda is the peppy one? WRONG),majority of it wasn't even in the City (Sex and ...the Desert?) it was all too cheesy and didn't have that sophisticated wit we all know and love. WHAT IS THIS?! But you would think that this terrible TERRIBLE movie would have AMAZING clothes that we aspiring fashionistas would toss and turn over...I mean... Pat Field is a genius when it comes to costuming Carrie, Charolette, Samantha, and Miranda, right? WRONG! WHAT HAPPENED, PATTY POO?! Everything was either TOO basic or just TOO ugly. Of course, Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, had the best fashionista opportunities - they were all really boring. And that stupid clover necklace she always wore pissed me off TOO MUCH. Usually, Pat Fields dresses the ladies up in sophisticated, unique, AND classy ways I saw NONE of this in the movie: everything was expected, boring, or ugly! I envied nothing. And that's what bothered me MOST about the movie. So instead of HATING Sex and the City ... let's remember the good times...or we can try.

xx

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Minnelli: "Losing My Mind"...are you really?

Along with the rest of the female population, I am VERY excited for Sex and the City 2: I wish I could go to the midnight showing but Saturday is the big day (so a blog about it will OBVIOUSLY follow). I just am anticipating everything: the fashion, the plot, the fashion, the characters, the fashion, the return of Aidan (one of my favorite boys, OBVI), the fashion...I'm really excited for the fashion if you couldn't guess. Of course there are many celebrities who make fun cameos in the sequel: Miley Cyrus, Tim Gunn....and....Liza Minnelli. While the first two are credited with a keen sense of style and usually impeccable choices, Liza Minnelli- thanks to the picture you currently avoiding like the plague- does not. My question is...WHERE'S PAT FIELD TO SAVE THE DAY?! THAT WOMAN HAS REMARKABLE STYLING STRATEGIES, WHY COULDN'T YOU HAVE WORKED YOUR MAGIC ON MS. MINNELLI?! I am completely honest when I say that my jaw dropped and I was SPEECHLESS when I saw this. I think it's very funny that Daily Mail mentioned who other celebrities were wearing but NOT Minnelli! Coincidence? I think not!! The only word I can use to describe this is AWFUL. So bad. It's as if she wanted to be in Mama Mia but failed. Although fashion's beauty is in the eye of the beholder, this borderlines social decency...just kidding...it passes that line...There is no excuse for this. Cover up, Minnelli.

xx

Monday, 24 May 2010

Breaking out the Band

So today I premiered a new headband (please view your left): my mom and I saw this a few weeks ago and decided that it was imperative that I owned it. It was so fun, unique, and springy. I was very excited, a wee bit nervous, to wear this headband to school: my jean vest combination could've made me easily mistaken for a Carrie Bradshaw 1980's wanna-be or a trailer home momma. But I loved it. For the record, I don't believe I resembled that scary model. I'm not going to lie, I did get some really odd looks. One man today at work said that he liked "the thing on my head" in a mocking tone. I was not really feeling it...but I assumed that they were all just jealous. Doesn't everyone want to had an amazing headband to rock? I think so... To me, a headband is the perfect accessory to have: it's not as outfit-consuming as a hat but it can solve a bad hair day. Also, they're so much fun: girly but edgy enough to make a statement. I could go on and on about Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf and all of her headbands, but I am personally traumatized by last week's season finale and she went a little toooo overboard with the headbands.I believe the key is to accessorize with pragmatism. That being said, here are some fun headbands for all types of girls!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson...



So me and two of my friends have been on a movie marathon frenzy lately. Every Saturday for two, almost three, weeks have been filled with movies, laughs, and the inevitable trip to the diner. This past Saturday, we all cozied up together and watched The Graduate. None of us have ever seen it, but we were curious and felt it was quite necessary. I really did like it!! The era, the concept, the famous "Mrs. Robinson" song by Simon & Garfunkel- so fabulous and so revolutionary!! My favorite part of the movie you ask? Mrs. Robinson. This movie actually made me want to become a cougar in my future. She was completely in control: she knew what she wanted and she so went for it! Although she seemed to be self- conscious when her daughter got in Ben's life, it is obvious that her "I am the shit" attitude exudes confidence. Love her. AND HER STYLE (here's the tie-in, folks) was awesome! She dresses magnificently. I don't want to annoy anyone with all of the occasions she dressed magnificently, so just see the movie. IT WAS JUST AWESOME! As I frequently reflect on her style, I realized that her style is not far off from things many people wear today. Black, fur coats, more black- TIMELESS CLASSICS. She's sexy, glamorous, and classy. Isn't that what we all want? ...I think so...


I gathered some pieces from my closet that I though best portrayed this cinematic legend. Yves Saint Laurent, Aqua, Victoria's Secret...anyone can become the next Mrs. Robinson! Just look for a young, sexy boy to seduce...

xx

Friday, 14 May 2010

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Aaaaaaaannnnnd Cut.

Although I occasionally like the technology boom, the nostalgic in me gets upset with the way things used to be before Facebook, iTunes, and DVD players. Things were so simple and so carefree. Unfortunately, the fashion world is taking a turn for the technological advanced. Now, look books have turned into video clips. While I find the artistic collaboration of film and fashion quite interesting, I personally don't like it as a look book. I personally find a look book's prime purpose is to show off a designer's collection. I think that these films are a great way to advertise a film director and collection, but this SHOULDN'T be the first "how-do-you-do"!! Yes, it tells a story buuut the story contains 60% of scenic or up close and personal shots, as seen in Dace Fall Winter 2010. I mean I liked the very Tim Burton feminine eerie vibe I got from "Spell"... I don't know, this just isn't my thing. I love creativity but, call me old-fashioned, I think a look book should remain true to it's roots. But then again...maybe I need to start seeing things through a more artistic lens. Or maybe they should be more like Dace Spring Summer 2010: artistic and pragmatic. I guess it's not so much of me disliking them, it's more of me having mixed opinions. But that's the thing about fashion: it is a heterogenous blend of emotions and feelings.

xx

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Chanel Resort.


In regards to change in my daily life, I am absolutely not a fan. I tend to be a very nostalgic person, constantly craving the "good 'ol days". But to my surprise, I was actually content with Chanel's 2011 Resort Show. Whenever I, and I'm sure many other aspiring fashionistas, think of Chanel, a very set image comes to mind: tiny jackets, tweed, some lace, pearls, and a lot of Chanel necklaces. This show, however, was NOTHING like that! Well...maybe I over exaggerated when saying NOTHING, but really- it was so different!! There was such a Boho chic vibe from this runway: bright colors, paisley, loose fitting gear...WHAT IS THIS?! When thinking about Chanel's resort show, I kind of thought that it would be a kind of edgy nautical look throughout the show. This is NOT the Fashion House created by the one and only Coco...is it? But oddly enough, I did really like it: I'm a very indecisive person and what could be better than a slightly indecisive line? I don't think it was a cohesive collection (shear paisley shirts and plaid pink dresses don't seem to be uberly unified), but, and this is where it gets odd, I think it represented a woman's closet. A real person wouldn't have clothes filled with the same pattern, piping, and material (unless you're Arnold from "Hey Arnold"...completely different situation)! What I liked most about this collection was that not everything in here looked Chanel. Sure there were a good amount of tweed jackets, but the simplicity of the white belted outfits shouted a different designer's name, I was thinking maybe Calvin Klein or Donna Karan? Without trying to sound too cliche, I easily wanted everything in this collection. Ever since I saw the movie Nine, I've been infatuated with the whole psychedelic/mod look, thanks to Kate Hudon's "Cinema Italiano" and am ultimately trying to, slowly but surely, infuse that into my own look. As I finished looking through the collection, I learned that change can actually good; I was really glad that Chanel broke away from its prim and proper reputation and lived life on the psychedelic side!

xx

Sunday, 9 May 2010

My Mommy :)

As probably everyone knows, today is Mother's Day. I hope that everybody spends a wonderful day honoring one of the most important people in their lives: their mother. While my plans are not set in stone with my own, I hope that we go shopping. That sounds really selfish on my part, but shopping is one of the many reasons my mom and I are so close. Before she had me and my sister (the picture is of me, my mother, and Stephanie back in our glamourous youth), my mom was quite the fashionista! She worked at Macy's in New York City as a personal shopper. My mom also helped style movies; in my youth, I'd always brag about how my mom saw Robert DiNero in his undies...but what's to brag about that? Even though she is a wee bit older, her style and influence on me is timeless. We always go shopping together. And when we do, we form a power team: this mother-daughter duo can find good sales and good clothes. Although my style is on its way to becoming edgier and hers will always remain classic, our taste level still has so much in common. This blog is really doing her no justice: she's honestly the best and I really couldn't ask for a better mother, or shopping partner.

xx

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The Cocoon.

Chanel is without a doubt one of the greatest fashion houses of our time. Although it's rare, even the chicest people can commit a fashion crime. And Chanel did it with this bag from the Cocoon Collection. This collection contains a bunch of "sleek" handbags that are also reservable, ultimately sticking to Coco's original theory of interior and exterior luxury. What is so luxurious about this? Once upon a time, when I was obsessed with materialistic and unflattering Lacoste polos, I had a UGG bag that looked a little too much like this. I loved it back then because I thought it matched my UGG boots well...a little too well. I finally let go of that bag because, let's face it, it was ugly. I don't care if this has the Chanel logo, this is is NOT chic and NOT pretty. Personally, I feel like this is just some kind of scheme to get money, no offense Chanel. I don't care if Chanel deems this chic, I am not falling for it! If Chanel jumped off a bridge, would you? Stupid question...because we ALL would. But not for this bag!

xx

Monday, 3 May 2010

MET Ball 2010

I believe it is pretty safe to say that the MET Ball is one of the primer fashion events of the year. Although the "main focus" is the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity", the haute fashions is what I pay attention to. Personally, I think this red carpet is not about wearing something "pretty" but wearing amazing couture pieces: it is about wearing art. This is not the red carpet to play it safe. On the contrary, this is the carpet to do something zany and creative. Of course when there's a major red carpet ordeal, I need to share my opinion.Overall, I think that some played it a bit safe (Zoe Saldana, you should've worn theGivenchy to this). So readers, welcome to my MET Ball 2010 Best&Worst Dressed List.


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THE WORST
  • Anna Wintour: Am I allowed to think this? I feel like a hex is going to be placed on me but I just really didn't like it! Honestly, Bee Shaffer, her daughter, looked so much better! She usually dresses amazing but I hated the ruched dress, such a classy lady shouldn't be wearing that!
  • Diane Kruger: Diane's been doing me wrong lately. The Oscars were so-so and now this?! I hate minimalist looks and this was the epitome of that.
  • Blake Lively: With the dreadful color repeat aside (last year, anyone?) this was not a flattering dress. The detailing was interesting but it made her look chunky and not sexy.
  • Kristen Stewart: The shear skirting. Enough Said.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker: I HATE PUTTING YOU ON THIS LIST! In my mind, Sarah Jessica Parker is such a style icon but this outfit was doing her no justice!
  • Jessica Biel: Did we time warp? Are you back in 7th Heaven? I don't see how this is chic.
  • Taylor Swift: White looks good on her, but I feel like I've seen this before. This ball is the perfect time to praise creativity and originality. But this was just boring.
  • Janet Jackson: Boob fest 2010. I know you should shake what your mama gave you, but not for the Costume Institute Gala!
  • Vera Farmiga: It honestly looked like stole Granny Farmiga's bedding! She's such a beautiful woman, but she needs to realize how sexy a tight evening gown would look!
THE BEST (I, myself, am extremely surprised to have more Best Dressed than Worst Dressed, but that's a good thing, right?)
  • Claire Danes: The brocade and the structured bodice gave me a medieval vibe, which I was liking! It was traditional but a wee bit edgy at the same time.
  • Oprah Winfrey: As a co-chair for the event, I thought she look beautiful. The navy looked amazing with her skin tone and the dress was so flattering! And it didn't hurt to have Mr. de la Renta by your side!
  • Emma Watson: There are two things I love: Grecian inspired dresses (I suppose it's not Grecian inspired but I instantly thought of Greece when I looked at this dress) and Emma Watson. She always look so fresh, youthful, and sophisticated at the same time!
  • Katy Perry: Say what you will but, as I said before, this gala is about creativity and avant garde outfits. The LED lights were zany but so cool that I was in awe! And best of all, Katy still embodied her Betty Boop look!
  • Jennifer Lopez: Jenny from the Block has been doing it so right lately! The silhouette was gorgeous and I loved the sparkles! She's being the glamour diva that the media has built her up to be!
  • Sienna Miller (Pictured): FAVORITE! Everything was so right: hair, makeup, the color of the dress, the silhouette, the shoes, EVERYTHING. I love you, Sienna Miller.
  • Kate Hudson: The sparkles at sexy silt made for something unusual without being too weird.
  • Nicole Riche: This isn't that special, but I secretly have a little crush on Nicole Riche's style...and I love sparkles!
  • Anne Hathaway: Although I wish the color was bit better, I did love this! The hints of sequins made me so happy and regardless of "fashion forwardness", I love a good tulle ball gown!
  • Brooke Shields: Ugh this woman is so beautiful. All of the time. Although this Michael Kors dress wasn't risque, I think it's timeless quality mixed with the shimmery gold mixed with the timeless beauty of Brooke Shields created something special!
  • Chloe Sevigny: What I like about this outfit is the fusion of old and young: a fresh color, lace, a high neckline, a mini length. Genius.
  • Mila Kunis: The Vera Wang gown was a juxtaposition of a princess ball gown and a gothic vibe, which I loved. Also, the midsection had smart embellishments! And she looked absolutely radiant!
  • Elizabeth Banks: I've never seen her like this, but she looked so cool! I loved the idea of lace tights and feathers! It was so edgy, so chic. She made black look cooler than it has in a while!
  • Tina Fey: I like the idea of a playsuit and the risque zipper in the front: she's trying, guys!
xx

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Biggest Mess Award.


Yesterday, I was laughing uncontrollably with my mom because, after calling for me a plethora of times, I finally responded to something that was not my name: Kesha. I find it so funny because I am nothing like the unworthy popstar. I'm sorry if anyone who reads this is obsessed with Kesha...but she's the biggest mess currently on the planet. Brushing your teeth with a bottle of Jack? You have a problem. But then I was thinking about her outfits and I can't express my hatred. Of course, I will try in this blog post. Way back at the 2010 Grammy Awards, she looked like a drunken Native American in that disgusting fringe dress (and I usually like fringe). There are some fashion forward elements that she incorporates into her outfits- fur, fringe, and sparkles- but she wears them wrong, even though fashion doesn't have a rule book set in stone. So if there are in fact no rules, how can she mess it up so badly? Consequently, Kesha, you proudly win the biggest mess award. I almost feel like she's a Gaga wannabe, which is almost shameful. She wears skeevy zebra unitards (please look above...if you dare), but it just looks so bad. Gaga can do it right because, as unique as she is, she is not messy. Also, she exudes confidence. Kesha exudes a bad hangover...THAT WILL NEVER EVER EVER EVER END. It's not even mess, it's more like dirt and grime. It's gross. And she's even carrying her OWN disco-stick around?!? TOO MUCH, KESHA. Although fashion essentially has no rules,I think there are two things that's just common sense: confidence and cleanliness.Keep those two in mind, when you wake up feeling like P.Diddy, and maybe you'll get it right one day.

xx