Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Because Everybody Likes Jewelry.

Of course everybody likes jewelry, and if you don't, I seriously question your sanity. And what's even better than plain old jewelry? Free jewelry. Interested in winning $200 worth of Lushae Jewelry? Well Jewelry Art Designs is holding a contest where you can do exactly that! It's very simple, really; all you have to do is copy and paste a badge from their website onto a blog, a profile, or any kind of website you own like so:


Promise Rings


Then enter your name, email, and blog address in the entry form here and that's it, you're entered to win!

Any questions? Drop the people at Jewelry Art Designs a line!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Model Ruslana Korshunova dies in fall from NYC Building

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A model who walked runways around the world and graced the covers of fashion magazines fell from a Manhattan building Saturday in an apparent suicide, New York City police said.

Ruslana Korshunova, known for her distinctive long hair and green eyes, was apparently killed in the fall at 2:30 p.m. onto busy Water Street outside the Financial District condo building where she lived.

It appeared she fell from the balcony of her ninth-floor apartment, police said, where a large hole was visible in construction netting hanging on the front of the 12-story building.

Investigators were still examining the scene late Saturday, but a police source said there was no sign of a struggle in the apartment. It was unclear if anyone else was in the apartment at the time of the fall or if a suicide note was found. The city medical examiner is to determine the cause of death.

You can read the rest of the article at the source.

Honestly, she was one of my first favorite models when I first started getting into fashion, so this really shook me up.

RIP RUSLANA

Monday, June 09, 2008

A MESSAGE FROM THE MOUSE SHOES

The shoes have spoken.

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Hello there all! As you may or may not know, we are Dilemma's precious MBMJ mouse shoes. We're here because that lazy ass is too busy sitting around rewatching gory zombie movies and flipping through stacks and stacks of magazines to want to notify her readers (if they still exist) that she is not, in fact, dead.

Rude!

So we thought we'd take it upon ourselves to update, and let me tell you that it is pretty hard typing when you have no hands. We will be happily accompanying her on a family trip next week, but after that I'm pretty sure we've heard her talking about actually blogging again after she returns. And we hope to God that her sudden burst of productivity will motivate her to start cleaning her room; this place is a pig-sty, and thus completely unsuitable for our fabulousity to be chillin' in. You know?

Anyway, we can safely assure you that Dilemma is hoping that you're all having a wonderful and relaxing summer so far. We're sure glad that school is over because man, did we hate being gawked at everytime Dilemma wore us into class. Those bitches know they're just jealous of our beauty.


xoxo
The Mouse Flats

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

History Lesson!

Here's a bit of Civil War trivia for you History buffs:




Did you know that the reason the Confederate soldiers were going to Gettysburg was because they were in search of shoes? And that in search of their 3 inch strappy mules manly work boots, they spotted the Union soldiers and all hell broke loose?

Shoes: in ur Gettysburg, causing ur bloodiest battle in United States history.




Yes, that is a screen cap from my very own personal copy of Marie Antoinette. It's become one of my favorite sources of mindless entertainment (and I found that if you watch it in French, Kiki Dunst is much less annoying). Oh how times have changed.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Caroline's A Victim

I am enraged. I have to wait until 10:00 to watch the new ANTM episode because of some Phillies game. WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE WORLD?

So I decided to do a post on two things I want to love, but can't be too sure about.

I.


Kate Nash is my new favorite musician. A post soon to follow on her sartorial choices to follow, but until then, I felt the need to share her video for Caroline's a Victim.

Do we love it? Do we hate it? Is the girl dancing around in shutter shades and lurking myspace too much scene to handle?

It's catchy. I want all of Kate Nash's clothes. And maybe Caroline's room. I'm seriously planning on a mega-post of things that are inspiring me, and Kate Nash is number one on that list.

II. Do you think that this clip from Party Monster,
How To Be Fabulous, directly influenced the decision making process behind wanting these (faux) snakeskin platforms?



They just look like they belong there, amongst the gold lame pants/leggings and glittery jacket that Seth Green is wearing. That's reason enough for me to wear my lame leggings proudly! But the shoes...to put it in Tim Gunn terms-they worry me.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Misadventures of Dilemma and The Black Skirt

For years and years, I've been in possession of a skirt. The skirt in question is black and puffy, bought on sale at Anthropologie for about $20. It is clearly meant to be worn as a hip hugging skirt, and me + poofy hip hugging skirt that hits mid-knee = no good. I look positively stumpy, and who wants that?

Sometimes when I'm running out of things to wear, and I'm standing all frazzled at the base of my closet with piles of clothes on the floor, I find myself gawking at it in disgust. Why did I ever buy such an unflattering and hideous piece of clothing?

Poor black skirt - all too soon I was getting ready to give up on it and send it in a Hefty bag down the river (to the nearest Goodwill). That is until tonight in a stroke of something I can only describe as the most clear headed moment of my life, when I realized with the help of a fabulous gold and white skinny belt, that it can transform into my dream skirt! I've successfully transformed and tamed it into being a high waisted (and with a tug here and there "paper bag" waisted) skirt that I've always desired! Yes!



Pink Slip - Came with this Forever 21 dress
Black Skirt - need I reiterate?
Belt - Thrifted
White Shirt - H&M

Pose wise and picture wise, I can sum it up simply:
The FashBot, I am not.

My face often resembles that of the old woman who crawls out of the bathtub in the Shining (or better yet, Dominique from this cycle's ANTM) when photographed. Somehow my favorite outfits become lumpy and shapeless. What's a non photogenic girl with a terrible camera to do?

As Tyra would say, in the midst of all the crappy, over posed, "this is not high fashion AND I WOULD KNOW BECAUSE I'M TYRA BANKS BITCH" photos (cough cough cough), there always has to be a money shot.


Team Smile With Your Eyes, out!

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Sunday, March 09, 2008

My Heart, Oh My Heart

Shoes that are inspiring me for this Spring/Summer




Yes, I cheated a bit because the Rodarte shoes and the Agatha Ruiz De La Prada shoes are for F/W 08 and not spring, but how can you blame me? Those Rodarte shoes are so hot. They look like fetish wear, and the heel looks spikey enough to be perfect for pulling a Single White Female-esque stab in the eye.

The hearts on the Agatha Ruiz De La Prada shoes liven up an otherwise plain black/brown leather boot. Not that there's anything wrong with the latter, I have more plain black boots then I care to count.

The Anthropologie shoes have been haunting me ever since I received the catalog in the mail and promptly glued them into my fashion journal. The carved heel is reminiscent of the Miu Miu Carved Heels from a few seasons ago. They make me want to wear long bohemian flowing skirts or paisley mini dresses, tuck flowers in my long wavy hair, and dance around in a field like a hippie. Not that I really know anything about true hippies, but Hollywood has told me all I need to know about the fake hollywood-idealized concept of a hippie, didn't they?

Belinda Heels-Bakers.com. Jeffrey Campbell Boots-Urban Outfitters.

Here are some shoes I actually own that I can't wait to play around with for spring.



Side Note: The Urban gold jazz shoes get compliments from everyone, everywhere I go. Even the guys at my school thought they were fierce as hell, which is unusual. It just goes to show you that everyone is a sucker for a gold shoe, even 14/15/16 year old boys who talk incessantly about death metal, Spongebob, and "banging" a copious amount of girls(which I refuse to believe because some of them seem to have barely hit puberty for Prada's sake!).



Now this is so much like me it's scary. I knew there was a reason I chose to write about Rodarte for a school paper. Laura and Kate Mulleavy, god bless you and your wonderfully unwearable collections.

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Friday, February 29, 2008

The End is Nigh....

Reason number one? No it's not that pesky global warming, it's the fact that there are 27 bids on a $35.00 pair of Cory Kennedy's dirty socks that apparently "smell like redbull".



I guess "Redbull" must be a new synonym for "rotting flesh."
Another invaluable lesson learned, brought to us by the gracious folks of the Cobra Crew.

To the future owner of Cory Kennedy's used socks: have fun with that AIDS!

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