Sunday, July 30, 2006

Wrap It Up

So I found an amazing black wrap dress with white polka dots on it that I've basically been living in for the past two months. So of course I have to do a post on my love of wrap dresses in general! And yesterday when I was reading Seventeen they featured some lovely wrap dresses too! That they recommend you wear over leggings or skinny jeans. Seventeen should burn to the ground, I tell you. But it isn't my fault that because my dad used to be a dentist we get free magazines all the time, is it?!


This is basically my dress, only it's green and instead of polka dots it has stripes. You'd be surprised at how incredibly flattering these are to all body types. I bet even my super tall best friend Val would look as great as 5'4 little old me. $44 here at Nordstroms.com. [Yes, I know my mom had an accident at Nordstroms, but I can't help but still want to buy clothes from there!]

But this is really what everyone needs. A versatile black wrap dress that you can do anything with. Just please not with leggings, because that would look silly. What I like to do, is take any one of my tee shirts and wear it over the dress, therefore transforming it to look like a skirt. I must've made 30 plus outfits with mine using the t-shirt method. You can snag one of these here for $68.





Oh, and thoughts on the new banner? I wanted it to kind of look like someone tore stuff out of a magazine and made it into a collage.
And I'm rather pleased with the outcome-but what do you think?


PS-Yes, the Full House quote is for real. Danny said that during yesterday's episode, so I knew I had to include it in here. Besides, Bob Saget is the coolest. This one guy I know, Travis, totally even made up a language in which Bob Saget means God Dammit!

Friday, July 28, 2006

I'd Like A Million of You Over Myself


As I've stated previously, I'm really into kimonos and other Asian inspired things. Mainly kimonos though, because of the simple elegance they seem to bring to anyone who wears them. But unfortunately since I know that I can't go parading around in a traditional long kimono because I would look very silly among my fellow legging clad peers, I think I'd rather just get a nice kimono inspired piece or two. Also, kimonos are supposed to go in and out with different seasons and special occasions which would be kind of hard to coordinate. These two alternatives to hauling out the full kimono experience, are fabulous and they could be dressed down with dark wash jeans and some solid colored ballet flats. Because face it-we would be a little ridiculous to walk around school in a kimono and flats with 43242 different colors all clashing together.


Tops found at Wet Seal and Forever 21

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Where is The Love?

Despite reports that Tori Spelling would inherit millions from her father’s $500 million estate, Us has learned exclusively that the actress, 33, will get just 0.16 % of the Spelling fortune. Tori’s share – a cash inheritance payment of $200,000, combined with approximately $600,000 in private investments her dad set up for her – is a brush-off Aaron Spelling would never have intended for his only daughter, says a family source.

“I believe Candy had a lot to do with what was left for Tori,” the source says of Tori’s mother, who is sole managing executor of the estate. (Candy’s rep had no comment.)

How much will brother Randy inherit? Why are Candy’s interior decorator and manicurist in the will? For more details on this story and Tori’s new modest lifestyle (which includes playing the lotto and shopping at pawnshops), check out the current issue of Us, on newsstands this week.

Source:
US Weekly


Now let me explain-it's very hard for me to admit this but....I'm a SSA.
Secret Spelling Addict.

Shameful, but true. I have been since I was a little girl, even before Tori became 'cool' (ok so she's still not considered cool) with So NoTORIous. You could certainly argue with me that she's just another spoiled little hollywood rich girl who had to rely on Daddy for everything her entire life and is finally getting her wake up call-but I just can't say that about Tori. Don't ask me why-maybe it was all the smashing lifetime movies she was in, or maybe it was the fact that I spent countless hours pondering over her almost mannish looks when she was in her teens to mid twenties. I do not know. But all I do know is that this hurts.

Sure, all that $800,000 is probably more then I'll ever see in my life-but this is just crazy.
Tori is your child, Candy. Your flesh and blood! And THIS IS HOW YOU REPAY HER? BY KEEPING ALL THE MONEY FOR YOURSELF? You're not even funny-Tori is hilarious you wicked cow. Get a grip on your power hungry claws, and give Tori what she deserves. I wonder how much your manicurist and interior decorator are getting?
Hmmm?
My heart really goes out to you, Tori-Godspeed. *salutes*

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Joy of the Father - Hit or Miss Edition


The Kate Spade 'Abigail' Shoe.
Is it a hit or miss?
For me, its a hit for sure. And I'm pretty sure if I was going to Catholic school this coming year, I could get away with wearing it instead of the hideous clodhoppers I strapped on in 7th grade. Too bad its $195 of pure satiny goodness out of my league.
Although, according to the
Zappos customer report, they're not all that cozy comfy.
Well I'll find a way to squeeze my feet into them if it's the last thing I do!

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

The new Aquasuctum Fall 2006 Ready To Wear Collection is up for my favorite fall collection of the season, and my new favorite designer. Plus, there's no hint of nineties grunge to this collection, which is all about pure class and glamour.



This dress is simple, yellow, and most importantly it has an empire waist which is great for hiding those pesky hips you tried to diet away two months ago. Seriously, empire waists are great for those of us who are not a size zero-but I guess they could work for those lucky bitches too.


The jackets in this collection were spectacular, but this one is probably my favorite. The lips and the metallic blue are a sure fire way to set you apart from all the plain janes buying theirs at Banana Republic! Not that I don't love Banana Republic, because I would be lying if I said I didn't. Maybe some people could find it kind of gaudy with the said metallic and lip print, but hell I like a little flamboyance in my wardrobe!

And I'm also spotting a trend in gingham here, which is fabulous because I love gingham. Its really just a simpler plaid, and I like that because plaid can be really busy and make you look flamboyant in a not so fun way.



Yes, a male model-you can all 'ooh' and 'ahh' now.

PS:Has anyone ever read
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Some of those stories had me sad for days.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Danger at Nordstrom-Next on 'Hard Copy'

Here's a little story, because I know how much you all love to hear my fun little tales.

At the mall today, as I walked into Abercrombie and Fitch-I came to a realization.
It has a certain...smell, a stench if you will, of fake Chanel bags and cheap cotton skirts that will expose your cooter at a bad angle.
And when you go into a hospital, there's a stench too. Only this odor is of cafeteria food, and cotton hospital gowns that too, will expose your cooter at a bad angle.

I was actually lucky enough to experience both in a very condensed period of time. [The smells, not the free cooter peepshows.]

But my mom is not lucky, because she slipped on this pink liquid some moron was dripping all through the Nordstrom and pulled her hamstring horribly, hence the visit to the hospital. But she's tough, and she's pulling through.
So check it, if you make a mess in the mall-clean it up, or I'll be forced to hunt you down and kill you for hurting my mother. Also, don't think any bimbo who walks into A&F with a Chanel bag has the real deal. They most likely do not.

But hey, I totally got to ride in an ambulance with my two friends!
We chatted it up with the paramedic, who's friend used to work as a buyer for Abercrombie.
Coincidental? Indubitably, it is!

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Fashion is No Spectator Sport

Not only is the entire Narciso Rodrigues Fall 2006 RTW collection divine, complete with a black and white color scheme-it seems to have brought back the popular 1930s style Spectator Shoes with a heel, and a completely modern look.
You surely won't get mistaken for a prim and proper Catholic
school goer in those babies.
Dynamically fabulous, this collection is. [I don't know why I all of a sudden started typing in 'Yoda'.]

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Shall We Play A Game?

Hit or Miss!
All my hits, are probably your misses.
And vice versa.
Except the Chonga hair.

Hit

Kathy Griffin:My Life on The D-List
HILARIOUS. BITCH. That's all I have to say. This show will make you die of laughter, and I'm not kidding. Unless you have no sense of humor...and you hate gay people. WHERE MY GAYS AT? I can't stop quoting that now.



Miss

The Hills-I don't know why I want to watch some Laguna Beach loser, when I could be watching said Kathy Griffin TV Show. Besides, this show is not funny.
It's a whole lot of nothing, basically.

Hit

The Five Point Vidal Sassoon cut



It's divine, short, and most importantly it's wicked chic. And I wish I had the bone structure to pull it off.

Miss


Chonga Hair

I can't show the persons face, because she would probably hunt me down and skin me alive. AND THEN FEED IT TO HER CAT. *ahem* You have no idea who this is, got it?

Hit
Mary Quant


Miss


Edie Sedgwick
Blah blah Factory Girl. Blah blah style icon. Blah blah Sienna Miller. I cannot stand her, and I never thought she was all that. Mary Quant still owns her-BECAUSE DID EDIE PRACTICALLY CHANGE THE WAY THE FASHION WORLD WORKED, MAKING A BIG CHANGE THAT LASTS TO THIS VERY DAY? I think not. All Edie did was dress in a leopard print coat and boots, and now everyone has slapped her name on some ballet flats.

Hit

Inguna Butane-The woman has a stunning face, and a really classic beauty that stands out in the 'alien' looking models of today[though I do enjoy a good alien beauty]. Her walk is killer, and I ADORE her in editorials.



Miss


Stella Tennant-I think we all already know why. And I just can't seem to like her, anytime I see her. Maybe its because I poisoned my mind with all the Blondie talk.

Hit

Kimonos, or kimono inspired pieces.



Thank you Seraphim Cry @ Livejournal for the scan!

Miss

Huge maxi denim skirts that everyone is saying are 'in' for fall.
If I see anyone prancing down the hallway in a huge skirt like the ones from Marc by Marc Jacobs-I'm going to have to have to knock a bitch out, for real. Or maybe I'll just hope that they trip over the ten yards of fabric that heinous tent is made of.
IT'S NOT THE MOTHER F'ING NINTIES ANYMORE, MARC.
And even if it was-this would be my LEAST favorite trend from then to come back.
Why can't scrunchies come back? THOSE WERE ACTUALLY USEFUL.
Oi vey.




Hit

Gerard Way making funny faces in pictures that I can add to my 'Hilarious Gerard Pictures' Folder


Bob is most always a Hit. Like in this picture.

Miss

Serious Gerard Faces that provide me with no daily 'lolz'

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Friday, July 14, 2006

L.A.M.B-asted

I've noticed quite a trend in the popularity of blogging about L.A.M.B, Gwen Stefani's line. And all I have to say is this-though, some of the clothes are cool, and ridiculously overpriced for stuff I can find at the mall for half the price...is this what you want to promote?


AND WAIT, THERE'S ONE MORE.


HUH? IS IT WORTH IT REALLY??? Come. On.
The second one $220 people. The first ones are basically UGGS with an army green cozy draped over them, for not far behind at $180. As for the second ones...don't even get me started.
It's strange, because I can get these Jessica Simpson boots for less money, and NO COZY.


These are $125 at Nordstroms.com.
Not to say that I'd jump all over these either-but I do like the slouchy effect-and I most likely wouldn't buy them in diarrhea brown.


Then there are these for $78-and wow, they're actually quite nice. Especially to wear for the remainder of summer. I know you can vaguely see the resemblance to the Steve Madden shoe [which I still have not gotten over], but hopefully these are more comfortable. And they look like they have much less of a heel which helps for all of you who can't walk in super high pumps.
You see that? These are a J.Simp creation, and they're actually better looking then the Gwen ones. That's saying a lot, because I despise J.Simp, and Gwen is pretty ok in my book. It seems though, that through the wonders of footwear the tables are turned, and evil has strangely triumphed over good.

PS-Thoughts on the new header?
PSS-WHO WATCHED PROJECT RUNWAY LAST NIGHT??? AND WHO ABOUT DIED FROM LAUGHING AT THAT POOR GUY VINCENT? Seriously, I think that man's head will explode if he doesn't win.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Let's Get Physical

John Galliano has obviously taken inspiration for his Fall 2006 Ready to Wear collection, from Olivia Newton John circa 1982.


Is it wrong that I thoroughly enjoy the leg warmers in this collection?
I swear, its the annoying 80's fan in me, and sometimes I just can't control her. She's also the one that forces me to listen to Tiffany, and to still somewhat love Corey Feldman.
Feldman>Haim. Just sayin' that we all knew who ran that empire.


Besides, how could anyone deny such a sick back drop?
Certainly not I!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Legomania!

My dream wedding ring has almost always been a canary yellow emerald cut diamond ring[assuming of course, that I married a billionaire], or if I'm being realistic, a simple round diamond. Until I found this special little trinket.

Lets all take some time out of our busy schedules and appreciate the sheer creative genius of Jacqueline Sanchez, shall we?
Its a Lego diamond ring.
There really isn't anything else to say about this.
Come on, the black diamond is set in 14 karat yellow gold here people.
Legos are what's up now.
No more diamonds for me-and its considerably cheaper then the canary yellow diamond I wanted at $250. And this way I can look way cooler then the lame soccer moms at my kids' school with their 'He-went-to-Jared!' rings.[Those commercials are so annoying, seriously.]
So if any prospective husbands are reading this right now...
No lego ring, no dice.

And for those of us with who are not looking to get married any time soon, or for a huge credit card bill at the end of the month-you too can get in on the lego action. These adorable lego earrings are only $10 at Pixelgirl Shop, where you can also find the Lego ring and many other extremely unique pieces. No, they don't all have diamonds-but who came up with that lame 'Diamonds are a girls best friend' bit, eh?

Friday, July 07, 2006

Blondie Strikes Again!


Dear Mariacarla/Gerard,
You know, you don't really look like Stella Tennant-and that's a good sign.
And really things could be so much worse.
Ooh, do you remember on Cycle 1 of America's Next Top model when Robyn, aka the crazy bible lady, thought she looked like an albino prostitute?
At least you only look a little albino and I don't see any traces of prostitute here!
Lets just hope you don't start running around telling people you need 'quiet time' to read your bible.

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

All The Better to See You With

Dear Felipe Oliveira Baptista,
This is positively baffling.


You know I'm one for oddly constructed skirts and tops-and for clunky almost strip club-esque platforms, especially in Couture collections...so I can actually appreciate the outfits in your Fall collection.

But the hats?

If I wore one of those puppies outside, I'd walk right into the street and be run over a big yellow Hummer.
And then where would we be?
We'd be down one Dilemma, that's where!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

The Girl With Kalediscope Eyes


A title with a Beatles song lyric? Yes indeed. You may be wondering what I'm up too now. Well you see, there's this person you have to know about, and I once made an icon of her with that lyric and....you don't care, do you? No. I didn't think so.
Anyway, this is dedicated to my love of Canadian model Irina Lazareanu.
She's the girl in my header too-that's the very first shoot I saw her in ages ago in the Livejournal community Foto Decadent. And I featured her in my very first 'Dear...' post
here.
Lately she's been getting very popular, gracing the fall catwalks of desginers such as Anna Sui, Lanvin, and Louis Vuitton-and appearing in the Mulberry editorials with Lily Donaldson.
In other words-she's getting big.
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In my opinion, there's something about her that makes her seem cooler then Gemma, and at least a little less...anemic looking then Vlada[although I do adore Vlada]. In New York she's signed with the Marilyn agency, home to Naomi 'I throw stuff at people' Campbell, which must stand for something if Naomi is there. Even though Naomi has proven more then once that she's a violent, violent woman with a fickle temper to boot. Anyway- I find her look interesting, and very versatile;I've seen her look harsh and cold, but she can look innocent and sweet. She's got a great body for runway standing proud and tall at 5'9 and a half[which might be a slight exaggeration, but you know this is the modeling biz]. And no matter where I see her, I never get tired of her seeing her face. Though, I've encountered many people who find her unattractive, even 'ugly'-it takes a certain kind of person to appreciate a look like Irina's. And there's just something about her that I really freakin' love, and it makes me think she'd be loads of fun to hang out with.

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We're Getting Back To Fashion Now!

Moving on from the hilarious/tragic/oh noezz y? news of Blondie/Stella/Mariacarla-I present you with this important decision. I found the only dress I want to wear throughout the entire school year! [I know school=blech. But I'm excited to start buying clothes, and its never too late to plan!]

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This jumper was practically made for me. Except the grey color of the shirt underneath, I like the entire outfit. Find it here at Delias.com. All the new clothes and shoes are really awesome as well.
Although I must say it really pisses me off that its called the 'Edie' dress, because now all the loser girls who know nothing about Edie Sedgwick [Who in my opinion was not all that stunning. Yes, I know go get your spears and torches prepped and ready.] are going to be all 'omgzz edie is my fashion icon lololzz!' just like they were last year about Twiggy. No offense to Twiggy, but I'm still so bitter at her for replacing Janice on ANTM. Nik would've won if it hadn't been for that British twit....I mean....
....
Just pretend you never saw that.
....
And for footwear, I might have to have these too.

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They come in black and white also, but I adore the red ones mainly because I'm in love with red right now. Wardrobe sensible? I laugh in the face of sense, and having anything to match them with!
They're $32 also at
Delias.com.
Anyway, I'll leave a brief notice for anyone who might be reading;

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If at any time in my life I decide to buy these, put them on, and actually wear them outside-I want you to come and beat me senseless with a Balenciaga/Hermes/Fendi/Any other big bag with lots and lots of buckles.
That is all.

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