December 22, 2011 § 1 Comment
So the holidays are near, and I’m actually pretty ready for it this year. All of my purchases are made and I only need to wrap two more gifts! Speaking of wrapping… the reason we are here. To show off my artistic gift wrap idea. I am subscribed to both Vanity Fair and Interview magazine, neither of which I like to throw away because I have attachment issues to good art and attractive people. So I hold on to the magazines and pile them up on a creative shelf to make me look more cultured. Do you hate me yet? Yeah me too. This year I decided to “go green” and use those beautiful magazines to cover the boxes I am giving my loved ones this year. The final result?
Fully wrapped with ads and photoshoots and finished with a solid black satin ribbon. There is no way I’m letting anyone open their gifts this year. They’re just too pretty! Such a great idea for anyone looking to wrap a gift but exercise their creative hand as well.
To label each gift, I added the receiver’s celebrity crush and photos that fit their personality. Got a health nut in the fam? Grab Women’s Health or Men’s Fitness and cover the box with photos of bikes and sneakers and apples. When in doubt, grab the nearest magazine and rip out all the ads with pretty colors once they’re all together, it’ll look fantastic. My family loves cinema and fashion and attractive people (you wondered where I got it from, huh?) so the magazines I owned were perfect.
Well now that I’m on break, and my professors have demanded we don’t do any thinking and get drunk all the time (I’m not kidding about that) I’m planning on updating like it’s my job. I will watch movies and trailers and talk about all the awesome things happening in pop culture.
But maybe not till after the holidays… I’m the worst.
April 7, 2011 § 2 Comments
Zooey Deschanel is everything I wish I could be. She sings as the “she” in the band “She & Him”. Check them out, they are great. She acts: perfectly adorable in every role she plays; I’d be happy being one of her characters. She has fantastic fashion sense: I plan to steal her entire wardrobe. Ever see that commercial for Cotton? Splendidity (yes, I did just make “splendid” a noun). Finally, she is married to the love of my life, Ben Gibbard. Not a very attractive man, but definitely one of my favorite musicians.
Zoeey, stop hogging up all the awesome and spread the love.
April 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
Just found out that about 75% of my hits are from my dear friend Krista. She locked herself out of Facebook for awhile and has desperately wanting an update from my blog. So I’d like to dedicate this post update to you, Krista.
If you know me, you know that I have a
mild large obsession with Audrey Hepburn. She’s been such an inspiration to my life as an independent woman, strong actress, fashion icon, and philanthropist. All you ladies are probably familiar with Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I feel so cliche choosing this movie to spotlight because everyone knows about it. But do you know why it’s such a famous and influential film? Doubt it. I’ve been reading Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson which tells the story of the making of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Audrey Hepburn. It reads like a novel so it’s a very interesting read – if you’re into this kind of topic I definitely recommend the book.
Audrey Hepburn plays a call girl, Holly Golightly, living in New York trying to find a place where she belongs. This character paved the way for women, fashion, and film. A woman living on her own, a call girl even, providing for herself was absolutely unheard of in the late fifties and early sixties. Women got married and catered to their husbands. That’s how it was. But when women saw Holly Golightly on the silver screen and strangely wanted to be like her, things changed. She blazed the way for the independent woman.
Everyone’s heard of the little black dress – fashion experts recommend every female closet to contain a little black dress. In the 1920s, women took the look of black from a meaning of mourning to a meaning of modernism. “It was hip to be square”. But as the decades went on the look of everyday black went out of style. It was more of a man’s look. This is where Audrey comes in. In the movie, Holly wears a little black dress most of the film. She made black look practical and classy again. Women working “in the man’s world” started to wearing black more often, putting off a stronger vibe. Thus, the little black dress is born.
Sex in movies? We see it everyday. It’s so normal these days. But during the time of Breakfast at Tiffany’s it was such a taboo topic. So having a hooker as the leading woman in a movie was completely unheard of. But they did it. And people loved her. The public responded so well to the movie it changed the way film makers produced movies. It opened an entirely new side of cinema.
I highly recommend you to pick up the book Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. if you want to know more about this. I’m sure you all will be reading plenty more on Audrey Hepburn from me, considering I’m in love with her. Check out some of her other films like Roman Holiday, Funny Face, and How to Steal a Million
January 17, 2011 § Leave a comment
Indeed, a blog post analyzing the Golden Globes of 2011. Original, am I right? I’ll certainly do my best to keep you interested with some new perspective on this event. This year was all about the sequens and the shoulders. Not my favorite look so I won’t be putting up any of the celebs that donned these looks. I was very impressed with four young ladies and their gowns.
Let’s talk fashion:
Firstly, Hailee Steinfeld wore a beautiful white gown designedperfectly for her age; didn’t look to old, wasn’t too revealing, wasn’t too juvenile. Stunning with a simple slicked ponytail, Hailee definitely makes the best dressed list.
Emma Stone wore a very simple Calvin Klein dress that accented her new blonde hair (which is actually her natural hair color). The picture does do this girl justice; her entire back is bare making the dress not look over bearing. Although Emma looks stunning and well put together, she needs to go back to the red locks.
Sofia Vergara, one of my favorite “funny girls” of modern television, showed up in a lovely red dress that fit perfectly over her curves. Having the worst time finding a gown at all that she could fit into, I think she did a pretty good job. With a lot of chest to work with she doesn’t look shoved into a gown, accentuated the right parts of her body perfectly, just looks elegant and classy.
My vote for best dressed: Eva Longoria. Perfectly cut, slinky and sexy without being sleezy (how’s that for alliteration?), simply stunning this woman. As I was searching for pictures to put into this blog I found her on a worst dressed list. Excuse me? A very vintage feel, beautiful neck line. You just can’t go wrong with a dress like this
Now let’s talk awards:
As predicted (and hoped) The Social Network sweeps up going home with 4 awards, out of the 6 in which it was nominated. It deserved every single one. A few others that went home with a couple trophies in hand include The Kids Are All Alright and Glee. Successful evening – congratulations to all of this year’s winners.
Let’s talk Ricky:
Ricky Gervais. Oh, Ricky Gervais. If you’ve read some headlines or heard the news I’m sure you’ve heard some things about this fellow and the jokes he chose to use while hosting this year’s awards. Ridiculing everyone in the room and introducing each presenter with his or her own special taunt, Ricky Gervais gave a brilliantly funny performance.