Saturday, March 31, 2012

mad men season 5

It's here! And my main takeaway from the first episode is the above picture. Those sleeves! Love her or hate her, she is one fabulous woman, and is going to give us lots and lots of sartorial tidbits to talk about this season.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

april is an embarassment of TV riches

For some strange reason, almost no new shows premiered this winter season (at least, nothing that I was really interested). But after 3 months of TV boredom, all my favourites (and new shows that I have been interested since their announcement) are coming! I like to think it's all for my birthday, because I'm self centred like that, so thank you cable!

First of all, Game of Thrones! April 1st!! Yaaaaaay! HBO has released like, a trailer a week for the past two months, building the hype, but here's the latest one. Also: I saw Melisandre's costume guys! It was AWESOME!

Next up, premiering on April 6th, is Starz's Magic City. It's their take on a midcentury period piece, a la Mad Men. But it's starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (who is amazing), is more of a crime drama, and takes place in 1950s Miami, so I think it's going to be a very different show. If it can stand up to Mad Men, which is back this Sunday (!!!) though, remains to be seen.

The Borgias also comes back on April 6th! I love The Borgias, second hottest cast on TV after GoT! And this season looks to be even more action packed than the last!

From Tiny Furniture Writer and Director Lena Dunham, and producer Judd Apatow, this is cable's answer to the trend of 20-something young women sitcoms. And as a twenty something young women, I appreciate being represented. I don't know if anyone else noticed this, but for a really long time most shows starring women were either about teenage girls or women who are 35+! I think the only show with a twenty something was Ugly Betty (remember Ugly Betty?).

Veep is another HBO show, from Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci. It also stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus AND Tony Hale (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT REUNION!!!) so I am THERE with bells on. It premieres April 22.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

bigbang's fantastic baby video

The clothes are even awesomer than usual in K-Pop's biggest boyband's latest video. Not to mention the lip tattoo things!! Keep doing your thing guys, because I love it. We won't even go into how many movies, comics and anime this thing is referencing. Cuz it is a lot.

Monday, March 5, 2012

paris fashion week: balenciaga, what were you thinking!?

Seriously. Is it 1988? HAVE WE GONE BACK IN TIME!? WHAT THE F*&^%!?

paris fashion week: exuberant pattern capes and spaceship coasts at comme des garcons

One thing's for sure, Rei Kawakubo is never boring. In the sea of Paris fashion week photos that I am belatedly catching up on, her exuberants patterns, colours and crazy cuts stand out in a sea of dark colours and furs. I love the spaceship coats, they are HILARIOUS. It's everything fashion should be -- FUN!!
See the full collection here.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

alison brie @ global green's pre-oscar party

I love you so much Brie that I am going to give it you straight: NO. Just no.
I am super excited for Community to come back in a couple of weeks though. And I guess your legs look pretty good.

milan fashion week: moschino is my jam

Super bright colours and graphic black and white prints, all with a '60s mod sensibility make the Moschino fall/winter 2012 collection one of my favourites of the season.

See the full collection here.