Thursday, September 29, 2011

do i covet the crazy hats seen at balenciaga this fashion week?

Why yes, yes I do. Those boots are hideous though (and I don't really like how much of the collection is styled in general, but the HATS).

i watched pan am!

And I'm gonna say it again: It's not Mad Men. It's not even trying to be (unlike The Playboy Club that almost ripped off scenes shot for shot. It's creepy). Pan Am is pretty, and light and fluffy and fun, and very, very stylish. I like all the characters, and it turns out it is a secret girl power show, because they're more like "stewardesses are the independent women of the future!" (which was true to some extent) instead of focusing on how oppressive the job can be (although they do still show the weigh ins and the girdle checks, which were all very, very real). So if you're looking to drool over some clothes and cheesy sets and not have to use your brain too much, add it to your TV roster. If not, stay far, far away and wait until March (!?) for Mad Men to come back.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

lena headey at the emmys

I meant to post this last week, but life has been pretty busy. I may or may not be posting this in class when I'm supposed to be doing something else.
But anyway, I love Lena Headey. I would marry her if she would be down with that. So of course I loved her Emmy look. BUT, and listen carefully other TV starlets: You cannot work this look. Only Lena Headey can. So please, don't even try, because you cannot beat the queen of the Seven Kingdoms when it comes to fierceness.
Also, I kind of love her hair.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

new show bonanza!

So I watched some of the new fall shows, and wanted to give a rundown.

I managed to catch New Girl online when they released the pilot early last week, and while it suffered from the typical comedy pilot curse of having had all the good bits blasted in our faces during summer promos, it shows great promise. Potential is kind of what you have to look for when watching new comedies, because often it takes a few episodes for a series to really get into its groove (examples: Community, Parks and Rec). And New Girl definitely had that. Zooey Deschanel was really funny, I love her character's little songs (and that the theme song for the show actually is the theme song she makes up), and the dude roommates are funny. Even her model friend was pretty funny. Plus bonus points for lots of cute dresses and glasses on Zooey's part. So I will keep watching.

I also watched Ringer because OMG SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR IS BACK!! And of course if anyone's new show deserves a go, it's Buffy. And, aside from that weird cheap looking boat scene, it's a fairly polished and enjoyable show. It's like Gossip Girl's batshit big sister. So yes, really soapy and crazy, but in a good way. And since SMG's character is pretending to be super rich (or is super rich) the clothes are pretty good times. Plus: CUTE BOYS.
I am a huugggge Will Arnett fan, AND a huge Christina Applegate fan, AND a huge 30 Rock fan, so of course I was on board for Up All Night as soon as I heard that Lorne Michaels was producing this show with these two. I would watch them paint a room together, but their show is actually really good. Arnett is not playing GOB Bluth, Maya Rudolph is pretty hilarious, the jokes are solid, and I like that the show portrays a more realistic set of parents who actually seem to have a really good relationship with each other.

I also watched Free Agents (Because OMG GILES!!! Apparently this season is like, let's bring back everyone from Buffy. Although I kind of wish Anya was in something, because she was kind of my favourite), and this is one I didn't really like. It was trying waaaaay too hard to slick and funny and cool (I mean c'mon, TWO Black Keys songs in one episode?). And I just didn't find it all that funny either. I might give the British show it's based off a go (because apparently Anthony Stewart Head is also the boss in that one too), but I've heard it's far from perfect either.

And finally, I gave The Secret Circle a shot. Full disclosure: I actually quite like The Vampire Diaries (although I always catch up either mid or postseason because my Thursday nights are pretty full, and this show is based on books by the same author. Andddddd I kind of like this too. The heroine is kind of cool in the same way that I find Nina Dobrev's character in Diaries kind of cool because they are not dumb. And they are just kind of like "whoa hey whoa supernatural shit, no". Of course they get sucked in anyway, but still. I appreciate the instinct. This girl is literally like "STAY AWAY FROM ME CRAZY WITCHES" which makes sense, because ONE OF THE GIRLS ALMOST BLOWS HER UP IN HER CAR. As a "test of her powers". Girl, I would not want to hang with them either. But one of them is Thomas Dekker (John Connor!!!), so I will at least watch another episode or so and see if the storyline goes anywhere interesting. Plus I have serious bedroom envy like I did for Sabrina the Teenaged Witch, so that is kind of a good sign.

That is probably a drop in the bucket of the new shows that are coming out this year, but really the only other one I'm thinking about (For fall anyway, I think everything else I've been interested is coming out midseason) is Two Broke Girls, which I always want to call Two Drunk Girls for some reason. I'm not usually hugely into the Chuck Lorre machine that is CBS, but is it worth giving it a shot?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

parks and recreation ladies represent on the emmy red carpet

Lookit how cute and sophisticated Aubrey Plaza looks! Look at how great a dress/colour Amy is wearing! WORK IT GIRLS. Also Parks and Rec better bring home some Emmys, because it totally deserves them.

Friday, September 16, 2011

ralph lauren s/s 2012

I always love Ralph Lauren for his retro influences, and for his spring/summer collection he didn't disappoint yet again. It's a lot of pastel and white (and pastels are shaping up to be a really big trend for spring again next year, although a lot of them are a bit more saturated than the pastels in the past, so they're a bit more forgiving to wear), which I usually don't associated with Ralph Lauren, but it's all so chic and breezy. And he always accessorized impeccably. That hat! That bag! The little scarf! I want them all. But especially the hat.
See the complete collection at NY Mag.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

rodarte s/s 2012

Full disclosure: I didn't used to be much of a fan of Rodarte. I appreciated the craftsmanship and references of their collections, but I never really saw anything that I could see myself wearing. This has slowly changed over the past few seasons as they have refined and streamlined their look. This collection might be my favourite so far. I love the fabrics, the blues, greens, purples, and golds. This dress in particular is GORGEOUS.
I am not super fond of how they styled it (that hair! so much eyeliner!) but I can look past that. See the complete collection here at New York Magazine.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

more from nyfw

Vivienne Tam s/s 2012

Prabal Gurung s/s 2012

The Row s/s 2012

Vivienne Tam has probably been my favourite collection in New York so far. Love her detailing, and colour choices, and patterns, and that there's lots of really great dresses AND separates. And Prabal Gurung's purple collection of course I loved because purple is one of my favourite colours. Although he used some sort of plasticy fabric which I'm not so sure about. The Row's spring collection is entirely white, but I love this take on the kimono. It definitely stood out. I really like Jason Wu's collection as well, but there wasn't just one look that really stood out.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

a couple of favourite looks from new york fashion week

Ruffian s/s 2012

Suno s/s 2012

New York Fashion week started the other day, meaning I am awash in the new spring runways. SO MANY. So, I'm trying to boil it down by looks that really caught my eye as opposed to whole collections. So far I really loved Suno's show, for the yellows and prints and stripes. Kind of all of my favourite things in one collection. And Ruffian wins for best bright colours. Although satin + brights was kind of not doing it for me. But this bright yellow and cobalt blue together is kind of one of my favourite colour combos.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

anne hathaway on the set of the new batman flick

OK, so I am not sure how I feel about her as Catwoman still. But that outfit? TO DIE. Especially the hat. So if this is the calibre of outfit I can look forward to, then I am kind of down with it now? Shallow, I know.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

breaking bad 4.08: jesse's shirt

So, Jesse Pinkman wasn't in this week's Breaking Bad that much, but dang, did he make an impression. THAT SHIRT. It was distracting guys. I can't even remember what he said, that thing is so mesmerizing. And in searching for that picture (which took FOREVER) the quote was there, and he said some pretty great things about douchebags.
Also I found out there is a Breaking Bad fashion blog, which I find hilarious because Walt literally has the worst shoes ever.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

craziest sentence in vogue: august 2011 edition

I would also like to point out how hilariously pageanty this cover photo is

This blog may be called "Vogue Made Me Do It" but the reality of this is it's only really recommending sweet period dramas (Downton Abbey!), movies, and books to me. In terms of like, real life advice, Vogue is off in it's super rich fantasy world, which results in some pretty hilarious articles. Since August's issue was the Age Issue, it was of course LOADED with doozies (for example, an article about botoxing your ears, because apparently they get old looking?). This is probably my favourite sentence(s) of the lot though:

"...she orders quiche and salad, I order croque monsieur and salad. No woman wants to outeat her lunch companion, so our chosen dishes arae pleasingly equable as to grossness (animal fats) and healthiness (leaves)...Then she eats a third of the quiche and half the salad." (p. 198)

Clearly, neither of these women have ever eaten lunch with me. I'm pretty sure they'd be appalled. But seriously though, does anyone in their right mind eat THAT LITTLE in a meal? I mean, I can't even get my mind around it. I'm going to assume she had a three course breakfast.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

GQ made me do it (again)!