Tuesday, April 19, 2011

super official prom fashion stuff

Prom season is here! So, I put together some outfits that applies to every type of Prom-goer. Remember that blog entry I posted earlier about "your new true style?" I'm going to be using those styles from now on, soooooooo have fun and get ready to shop! Note: This isn't based on financial reality. This is like, "If I were super rich I would buy..."

Fierce Feminine Fashionista: Prom

Fierce Feminine Fashionista
Dress -- Suzannah
Clutch -- Valentino
Earrings -- Betsey Johnson
Necklace -- Papaya Clothing
Ring -- Forzieri
Cuff -- Nordstrom
Celeb -- Freida Pinto

Sleek Siren: Prom

Sleek Siren
Dress -- Frockaholics
Earrings -- Club Manhattan
Bracelets -- Lisa Stewart
Celeb -- Eva Mendes

Vintage Visionary: Prom

Vintage Visionary
Dress -- Modcloth
Shoes -- Lanvin
Clutch -- Moschino
Earrings -- Kate Spade
Necklace -- Charm and Chain
Bracelet -- Omiru
Celeb -- Katy Perry

Miss Minimalist: Prom

Miss Minimalist
Dress -- Michael Kors
Shoes -- Aldo
Clutch -- Valextra
Earrings -- Topshop
Necklace -- Max and Chloe
Bracelets -- MaxMara
Rings -- The Corner
Celeb -- Ginnifer Goodwin

Bohemian Bombshell: Prom

Bohemian Bombshell
Dress -- Marc Jacobs
Shoes -- Sam Edelman
Clutch -- Aldo
Earrings -- Forever 21
Bracelets -- Top Shop
Ring -- Top Shop
Celeb -- Nicole Richie

Trailblazing Trendsetter: Prom

Trailblazing Trendsetter
Dress -- Warehouse
Earrings -- Linda Macdonald
Necklace -- Ted Baker
Bracelets -- Nordstrom
Ring -- Debenhams
Celeb -- Heidi Klum

avant garde artiste: prom

Avant Garde Artiste
Dress -- Alexander McQueen
Clutch -- D&G
Earrings -- Charm and Chain
Bracelets -- Forever 21
Knuckle Ring -- Erin Wasson
Celeb -- Rihanna

urban glamazon: prom

Urban Glamazon
Dress -- Herve Leger
Shoes -- Ruthie Davis
Clutch -- Lulu Guinness
Necklace -- Charm and Chain
Bracelet -- Topshop
Rings -- Topshop
Celeb -- Nicki Minaj

Bad Ass Beauty: Prom

Bad Ass Beauty
Dress -- Herve Leger
Earrings -- Iosselliani
Necklace -- Kabiri
Bracelet -- Topshop
Celeb -- January Jones

Casually Chic: Prom

Casually Chic
Dress -- A.L.C.
Shoes -- Valentino
Clutch -- Dorothy Perkins
Earrings -- Anita Ko
Bracelet -- Fashion Conscience
Ring -- Topman
Celeb -- Jennifer Lopez

Hope you had fun looking at all this cool prom stuff. :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

i just missed your heart

In just the past couple of weeks I have seen a few movies, so I thought, "Hey, maybe I should blog about them." So I did. And you're reading my reviews right now.

If you think that Rango is just another kid's movie, it isn't. This is partly due to the fact that most kids movies that are available right now are, well, mediocre. You probably also believe that if a kids movie isn't Disney or Pixar, it must be stupid and not "magical." Well you, my friend, are completely wrong. Rango definitely exceeding my expectations when it came to humor, action, cinematography, and originality. Even though a lot of computer animated characters are somewhat non-believable, Rango certainly wasn't.
One of the elements that I loved but other critics didn't enjoy was the use of adult jokes that were almost "slipped in" during the dialogue. Think back to when you were a little kid and you used to watch Looney Tunes, Spongebob, etc. If you watched them now, you would notice a lot of inconspicuous jokes that would just pass over your head as a kid. There are several of those type of jokes throughout the movie, which added to the genuine humor of the movie. So basically, it's fun for all ages. :)

(This is just for you, Imani)

One day I was looking at what was playing on HBO and I saw Diary of a Wimpy Kid was one of my choices. Naturally I thought, "Ummmmmmmm nope," but then I remembered my dear friend Imani loved the series so I decided to watch it. Halfway through the film, I thought, "Hmm, this isn't as bad as I thought it would be." So by the end of the movie, I kinda really enjoyed it. I could definitely see the influence that John Hughes' famous teen movies had on Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and yet it still had a very different style.
A couple weeks later I went to go see the sequel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules) at the theater, and, of course, it was pretty awesome, like the original. However, I wouldn't recommend seeing the second film without seeing the first one.

On a completely darker note, last Saturday I went to the movies (again) to go see Hanna, which is about the daughter of a secret agent and her fight for survival. See, I knew that it was going to be somewhat violent, but not nearly as intense as it turned out to be. Now I won't reveal too much about the movie, but I will say that if you can handle as much violence as there was in Kick-Ass, then you could watch Hanna. Besides the obvious violence, the film really does deliver with its acting, cinematography, and visual-extravagance. If you love the Bourne series, then I strongly recommend this movie for you.

So, I hope you enjoyed these few movie reviews! Please check out my other blog posts. :)

television, television

In television news, the end of one of the many TV shows that I religiously watch came to an end on March 20th. That show was Big Love. There is no doubt that I will miss the notoriously disfunctional family that is the Henricksons. Even though the last episode did show a little bit of the family's life after the death of patriarch Bill, I would have love to seen even more. Farewell, Big Love. :(

"Game over man, game over."

Now if you love British television as much as I do, then you must watch Being Human and Doctor Who. If you do indeed watch these shows, you HAVE to know that Being Human just had its finale and Doctor Who will be returning on April 23rd. So basically, if you watch those shows but didn't know the previous information there is something seriously wrong with you.

Now if you do not watch Doctor Who or Being Human there is something even more wrong with you. You can't really understand how great these shows are if you don't watch them. It's like saying that you don't like a certain food, but you haven't even tried it; you may indeed like that food. So I urge you to please consider watching these shows.

Let's see... What else has been happening in television...

There's a new adorable couple on The Office! Well actually, they've been quite cute every since they first fell in love, but everything just got a whole lot crazier in the hit comedy. That's right, Michael Scott and Holly Flax are engaged! Ok, we still all love Jim, Pam, and baby Cece, but it has been about time that Michael finally starts a family of his own. You can see the proposal here:
Cute ain't it?

So who's going to be the new Scranton Regional Manager? None other than Will Ferrell! This should be nothing less of pure insanity.
Personally, I can't wait to see what happens on these awesome TV shows. We'll just have to wait and see. :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

your new true style

In most teen fashion magazines, they provide a few styles with clothing that represent the title. For example, a "romantic" style would include a floral, flowy dress with some pale shoes and pastel accessories, while an "edgy" style would have some ripped jeans, a tank top with a faded union jack on it, and some combat boots.
Now, when I look these magazines, I always think to myself that none of those styles really encompass who I am. Fashion and style is suppose to reflect who you are as an individual, not just a style of clothing.
That is why I have decided to make up a few different styles that can truly portray a personality through clothing. Also, notice that all of these styles may apply to you, or maybe even none of them! (Hopefully not) Here are the styles I came up with. Have fun and figure out your style!
Urban Glamazon
This fierce fashionista isn't afraid of bold, bright colors and loves her high-tops, as well as her pumps. She tends to choose pieces that show she isn't afraid to try new things and step outside of her comfort zone. She's independent and pure fun.
People: Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, M.I.A., Willow Smith, Katy Perry, Rhianna, Mette Lindberg, Katie White, Alicia Keys, Dita Von Teese
Brands: Kidrobot, Harajuku Lovers, Tokidoki, Iron Fist Clothing, Tillys, Stephen Sprouse, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
Bad Ass Beauty

Bad Ass Beauty
This girl knows her assets, as well as how to flaunt them. Like the Urban Glamazon, she's an independent, strong woman. She can't resist a bit of leather in her wardrobe, as well as some rock-n-roll in her iTunes music library.
People: Ke$ha, Georgia May Jagger, Beyonce, Halle Berry, Heidi Klum, Anna Paquin, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Mette Lindberg, Katie White, Karen O, Hayley Williams
Brands: Wonder Woman, Alexander McQueen, Burberry Prorsum, Iron Fist Clothing, Tillys, Stephen Sprouse, Lanvin
Casually Chic

Casually Chic
Comfortablility is an important aspect when choosing clothing for this style of girl. Her closet is filled with cute and fashionable sweaters, cardigans, jeans, and lots of ballet flats. She always looks lovely in her casual, yet chic outfits.
People: Kate Moss, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Kate Hudson, Blake Lively, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Obama, Zooey Deschanel, Hayley Williams
Brands: Tillys, H&MUrban OutfittersModcloth, Gap, Burberry, AnthropologieForever 21

Sleek Siren
This sexy, yet sophisticated woman loves her treasured swimsuit, as well as her classic wardrobe pieces. She commands attention from all the boys, but is wise with her decisions, which goes for clothing too. She always channels that inner '60s bombshell perfectly.
People: Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, Heidi Klum, Katy Perry, Halle Berry, Fergie, Ginnifer Goodwin, Alicia Keys, Penelope Cruz, Sofia Vergara, Freida Pinto, Dita Von Teese
Brands: Heartbreaker Fashion, Yves Saint Laurent, Michael Kors, Christian Dior, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein

Avant Garde Artiste
While this style is hard to pull off, this girl knows how to flaunt it and makes heads turn. Some people may not understand her fashion decisions, but she knows how important it is to be herself. She is artsy, as well as gutsy, with her clothing choices.
People: Lady Gaga, Guo Pei, Drew Barrymore, Grace Jones, Chloe Sevigny, Rhianna, Nicki Minaj, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anna Paquin, Karen O
Brands: Alexander McQueenHussein ChalayanGucci, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Fierce Feminine Fashionista
Whether she's wearing her favorite pair of chic flats or a beloved sundress, this girl loves showing her girly side. While her closet may be a little muted in color, she also enjoys a pop of bright color at times. Sophistication and femininity are her fortes.
People: Hailee Steinfeld, Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel, Lea Michele, Ginnifer Goodwin, Penelope Cruz, Freida Pinto, Dita Von Teese
Brands:  ChanelForever 21, Anthropologie, Michael Kors, Christian Dior, Valentino

Trailblazing Trendsetter
This girl is always keeping up with the latest trends right off the runway. She knows the difference between "trend" and "fad," which can be difficult for other people. Her wardrobe is full of classic, yet modern pieces.
People: Blake Lively, Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port, the Olsen Twins, Gwen Stefani, Leighton Meester, Rachel Zoe, Nicole Richie, Vanessa Hudgens, Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Katie Holmes
Brands: H&M, Urban Outfitters, Michael Kors, Forever 21, Tillys, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin
Vintage Visionary
This girl loves finding quirky pieces for her wardrobe by shopping at thrift stores. She also loves nostalgia from all time periods. Whether she is channeling the '50s or the '80s, this girl knows her fashion trend history.
People: Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Brigette Bardot, Sophia Loren, Miss Li, Zooey Deschanel, Dita Von Teese
Brands: Heartbreaker Fashion, HermesModcloth, Gucci, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana

Bohemian Bombshell
Even though she is known for her maxi skirts and statement jewelry, this girl loves to channel mother nature through clothing. A unique pair of sandals and an adorable loose dress are must-haves for her wardrobe. She feels beautiful in any outfit.
People: Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Rachel Zoe, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Bosworth, Karen O
Brands: Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Anthropologie, H&M

Miss Minimalist
Color-blocking and simple clothing is this girl's forte. While some may think her style is too plain for their tastes, she loves the simple chic-ness of a shift dress. She also loves incorporating art into her wardrobe.
People: Kate Bosworth, Audrey Hepburn, Rachel Zoe, the Olsen Twins, Chloe Sevigny, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ginnifer Goodwin, Michelle Williams, Freida Pinto
Brands: Michael Kors, Chanel, Hussein Chalayan, Gap, Jil Sander, Jonathan Saunders, Calvin Klein

So, what are your favorite styles? Feel free to leave a comment or tweet about it on Twitter! :)