Thursday, December 27, 2007

I Don't See What Anyone Else Can See In Anyone Else, But You.


i hope again that you all had a totally boss holiday and got everything you wanted! but i'm back, and that's really the best christmas present you could ask for, right? well today i've got two little obsessions that i think you'll all enjoy.

if you haven't seen juno yet, get on it. it's hilarious, amazing, dry, clever, cute, <>. really, it's phenomenal. i hope that it wins all the golden globes that it's nominated for because it really deserves it. if you don't know yet, it's about Juno MacGuff, a sixteen year old who accidentally gets pregnant by her best friend Pauly Bleecker (michael cera!!!! :] <3 ) and she has to deal with it by finding a family to adopt the baby once it's born. ugh, i can't even put into words how friggin cute this movie is, and once you see it, you'll probably want to join the facebook group It's My Life Goal to Talk As Cleverly As Juno McGuff (yes, it's there. Thank you me.) because she's got the most out there vocabulary of anyone i've ever even heard of.
(also the soundtrack kicks butt. it's a bunch of those cute folky mellow songs).

if you haven't listened to kate nash's Made of Bricks cd yet, i suggest doing that ASAP. i think she might even be better than lily allen. her lyrics are clever, witty and very truthful but her music is reallllly chill and upbeat when it needs to be (if that even makes sense). if you don't have anything yet i would suggest starting with Foundations, which was at the top of the british charts a lot this year.
killer lyric: you said i must eat so many lemons, cause i am so bitter. i said i'd rather be with your friends, mate, cause they are much fitter.

ok, well. bye then.

Monday, December 24, 2007

So this is Christmas!

well, Christmas is in an hour and fifty four minutes, and as you all may have noticed, my supposed nine days of christmas turned into a one time 2007 summary. but whatever, if you haven't noticed that wheni say i'll update that that's a pretty much guaranteed that i wont, then i dont know if you actually read my blog. but oh well. the holiday season has been super hectic for the last few weeks with work and shopping and family gatherings, but i'll be back with a real post hopefully before the new year! i hope you all have a very very happy christmas :]

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I'm Mrs. Oh My God That Britney's Shameless

helloooo loves! well i kind of missed the boat on the twelve days of christmas (i couldn't really think of twelve categories anyway, let's just be honest. i'm pretty good at alliteration, but you've gotta draw the line somewhere.) so i'm going to modify it to the Ten Days of christmas! Since there are ten days left, here is day number 10.

2007's Ten Most Talked About Trends!
(in no particular order).

From Amy Winehouse's [quite possibly] song of the year to Lindsay Lohan's soul searching journey, everyone has been talking about rehab this year! As posted about over at Discotheque Chic, it ain't never been hotter to check yo'self before you wreck yo'self. And, much thanks to Kate Moss and the negative hype swarming Amy and Pete, coke is soooo 2006.

Going on Strike!
Yes yes, we all miss the Office and all other non-reality shows dearly, and i'm still bummed i didn't get to see Wicked in New York, but good for these workers for standing up for their rights. Writer's and stagehands are as much a part of the show as the actors and actresses and they deserve to be treated like it.

Gone Green... be back soon.
If Barney's uses it as a campaign, I guess you can say that it's pretty trendy, right? The above pictures are the Holiday Barney's giftcards, but if that doesn't sell you on going green, join Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio and even Paris freakin' Hilton in their quests to make the world a better place (JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON PEOPLE)!

Female Singers
This year the chicas rocked the houssssssse, and they're really getting credit for it! Unlike the pop outbreak of the late 90s, these girls are actually talented.... most of them released CDs this year. And yes, you even see britney in that little collage, although she may not be the most respected, the girl knows how to get attention as a female recording 'artist.'

Disney Channel Stars
With Hannah Montana's blowout tour (which i got the chance to see this week... uh... MAZING!) with the Jonas Brothers and her hit TV show drawing in not only seven year olds but people of all ages, and High School Musical 2 and 3 coming out next summer, Disney Channel has never been succesful, and it's never been this hip to be a Disney Star.

Mug Shots!
Who needs photoshoots when you can have this many mugshots? After the first time, you really get a knack for making yourself look good in those crappy pixelated cameras as demonstrated by Paris Hilton. Plus, most of our favorite celebutantes (how i hate the word...) are far beyond their first time anyway...

Knocked Up?
Seriously, between the hilarious movie, the hit Kings of Leon song and all these baby bumps, I don't think I've ever seen this many pregnant people in my life. Baby Boom take 2?

Making an Idiot of Yourself!
I don't think I can count the number of times I've seen a celebrity vagina this year on one hand (well, at least the censor covering it, thank god.). Which is pretty ridiculous. And how many times does it take Paris to realize that someone will be taking pictures of the drunken stripping in public? Seriously girlies, catch on.... all publicity isn't good publicity.

Gossip Girl!
Just in time to pull you out of your Post-OC depression before it got toooo serious! Josh Schwartz is amazing, right? This show is full of ridiculously unrealistic drama, fashion, extravagence... OC style! So maybe there's no Marissa Cooper, but that Serena van der Woodsen seems like a good enough TV persona for me to get emotionally attached too...

Being Victoria Beckham!
I don't think I heard this much about Victoria Beckham when the Spice Girls were a band the first time and I religiously checked their website and bought all those Bookfair books about them.... She gets a lotta slack for being an arm accesory to David Beckham and a fembot and anorexic and whatnot, but I think she's pretty cool... i love her style, and honestly, who doesn't wish they could pull of that hair cut?

i'll hopefully be back with day nine mañana... until then, peace!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Same Old Story With A Different Name.

So you may've seen the new PreFall Collections from Carolina Herrera, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen, Dolce and Gabanna and Chanel on or the immense amount of pictures at Emma Watson at almost every single one of them (the new generation of fembot?)... but was anyone else as disappointed by them as me? there was almost nothing new and original, i swear i'd seen it all before, except Zac Posen, because he never fails. Here's two quick recaps for ya'll.


Worst. Hate. Least Favourite is an understatement:

....uh, that's just gross.


also, i've got a new playlist for you all to enjoy.
It's superlong because I don't plan on changing it for the rest of the year.
What I did was pick my favourite songs of the year that weren't off of my top 10 favourite albums because that's repetitive and you already know that I like the bands that I chose for my top 10 albums. So here it is:

Art Brut - "Pump Up The Volume"
off the album It's A Bit Complicated.
Beck - "Timebomb"
off the album Timebomb - Single
Bright Eyes - "Four Winds"
off the album Cassadaga
Charlotte Gainsbourg - "5:55"
off the album 5:55
CSS - "Alala"
off the album Cansei de Ser Sexy
Every Time I Die - "We'rewolf"
off the album The Big Dirty
Feist - "I Feel It All"
off the album The Reminder
The Hives - "Tick Tick Boom"
off the album The Black and White Album
The Jonas Brothers - "Games"
off the album The Jonas Brothers
Klaxons - "Golden Skans"
off the album Myths of the Near Future
The View - "Skag Trendy"
off the album Hats Off to the Buskers
Tegan and Sara - "Back In Your Head"
off the albums The Con
LCD Soundsystem - "North American Scum"
off the album Sound of Silver
Silverchair - "Straight Lines"
off the album Young Modern
Kanye West - "The Good Life"
off the album Graduation
M.I.A. - "Paper Planes"
off the album Kala
Maroon 5 - "Can't Stop"
off the album It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Maxïmo Park - "Girls Who Play Guitars"
off the album Our Earthly Pleasures
Radiohead - "Weird Fishes/Arpeggio"
off the album In Rainbows
Rooney - "When Did Your Heart Go Missing?"
off the album Calling the World
Shout Out Louds - "Tonight I Have to Leave It"
off the album Our Ill Wills
Spoon - "The Underdog"
off the album Gagagaga


next up will probably my christmas wishlist in books or cds, i'm not really too sure yet.... cheers!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Come On Boys, Let's Make Some Noise.

So here they are, my favourite CDs of '07 in a dependant clause or less (don't act like you're not impressed...)

1. The Films - Don't Dance Rattlesnake
Winning Track: “Call It Off”
Upbeat dancey rock for fans of the Strokes.

2. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Winning Track: “The Bad Thing”
For people who got pleasantly stressed out listening to the brilliant chaos that was “Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not...”

3. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
Winning Track: “My Party”
Not a match for “Aha Shake Heartbreak” or “Youth and Young Manhood,” but a different and exciting [cough, more stadium] Kings sound.

4. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Winning Track: “Intervention”
Innovative, fun and thoughtful, as expected.

5. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
Winning Track: “Cigarettes, Wedding Bells”
Chill and pretty, perfect for relaxing and driving at night.

6. The Virgins - The Virgins EP 07
Winning Track: “One Week of Danger”
If you’ve ever wished that the Strokes would take Andy Gibb in, the Virgins are the band for you.

7. Rilo Kiley - Under the Black Light
Winning Track: “Close Call”
Much less eccentric than previous Rilo albums, but elegant and original.

8. The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
Winning Track: “Turn On Me”
You expected clever lyrics, dreamlike dancey music and a dash of self pity; the Shins delivered.

9. Interpol - Our Love To Admire
Winning Track: “No I In Threesome”
The most refined Interpol album yet.

10. Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
Winning Track: “Lover”
For those freak folk loving modern day hippies.

And this year was definitely my best EVER for concerts. Check out all these that I went to:
- Justin Timberlake + Pink

- John Mayer + Matt Kearney

- Pete Yorn

- High School Musical the Concert (shush, i've got a kid sister)

- Peter Bjorn and John + Au Revoir Simone

- Bright Eyes

- Kings of Leon!!

- Interpol

- The Fratellis + Switches

- Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty and Andre Legacy

- Arctic Monkeys + Voxtrot

- Arcade Fire + LCD Soundsystem

ahh i hope next year is as good as this year was!

Also, i've been tagged by the lovely Modern Marie to share seven facts about myself, so here they are in case you're interested.

1. If you coudn't already tell, I am ridiculously obsessed with music. I have enough songs on my iTunes library to listen to for ten days straight, sans repeats. I've probably got at least 100 cds, not including what I've bought and downloaded. I lovelovelove going to shows, it doesn't even really matter if i like the band that much, I just love the atmosphere. And yes, I'm one of those that knows everything about every band I like, or at least I try to :]

2. I really like to write. Well, I guess this is also semi-obvious because I've got a blog and whatnot. But I also write for my school magazine, the Verve. I've written some pretty cool stuff, I guess you could say. And I've interviewed some awesome bands, like House of Heroes and the Slide Machine. I'm not really that big into creative writing, I do like some realistic fiction though when I can get a good plot created in my head. Usually that takes a lot of work, haha.

3. I have an unhealthy addiction to Urban Outfitters. At least 75% of all of my paychecks go there, I should really just ask them if they'd consider a direct deposit system for me... I try to make a trip at least twice a month, which is both good and bad. Good because I see the new stuff right when they put it out, bad because eventually I run out of money, and sometimes I buy stuff I don't like just because I feel like maybe it would look cool on somebody sometime.

4. I LOVE to read. Seriously. My favorite ones are the classics that we end up reading in english class... My very favorite is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, but we're currently reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Brönte, which I'm also quite fond of already. I also adore The Scarlet Letter, and The Catcher in the Rye. On my list of more modern junk are Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn, Audrey, Wait! (which comes out in April, look for it!), Gossip Girl, Harry Potter, and High Fidelity.

The only place I spend enough time in to even be considered my second home is Starbucks. I go there at least twice a week and just sit and hang out with people for like hours at a time. My favorite thing in the world is the simple non-fat, no-whip Mocha, but this christmas i'm a big fan of the peppermint Hot Chocolate, and Vanilla Lattes and Caramel Macchiatos are a good time as well. Plus, I always leave smelling like good coffee :]

6. I'm kind of obsessed with that whole L.A. Pop Culture thing, like The Cobra Snake and Cory Kennedy and Sarah Morrison (despite the fact that she moved to Philly, oh well.) and the club scene and MICKEY AVALON... you get the picture. I read Nylon and check the Cobra Snake obsessively to keep up on that junk, and I wear my Mickey Ave tshirt weekly... well... triweekly perhaps, but I met him once, and I'm sure when I look back on my life 90 years from now that will be one of the highlights.

7. I like TV and Movies a considerable amount, obviously, who doesn't? I don't really watch that much TV, but I need my Office fix at least a few times a week (thank god for season DVDs) and Gossip Girl. Movie wise, I could watch Almost Famous on repeat for the rest of my life and not complain.... and Josie and the Pussycats, but dont tell anyone about that! haha. But my very FAVORITE television show of the moment is The Mighty Boosh, which we don't get in America, so i've gotta watch it on the internet every day, which I would highly recommend to you, too! If you're anything like me, you'll be searching for Vince Noir Love facebook groups the second the first episode is finished.

and for those of you that iiiiii am going to tag:
-Tango Pirates and Absinthe
-Fashion Smashion
-Ashcan Rantings

cheers to you if you actually read all that, adios!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Best Dressed 007

ps. the double oh seven thing was a joke.

SO GUESS WHAT! Today's the day when you get to read all about my favorite person (well theres two; a dude and a chick, of course!) of the year. Most stylish? Yes. Most tasteful? Yes. Most wearing underwear? Yes. Well you get it, so.... brrrrrrrrrrrrrr (that's a drumroll, morons).

(hence the new header, what do ya think?!)

this girl is a fashion genius, and in my opinion, lifestyle icon. she's great at what she does and she seems very down to earth.

plus, this year she had a super cute (well, unless you're on of thoseeeee johnny borrell haters) boyfriend, who is almost equally as stylish and trendy as miss kirsten herself.

here she exhibits one of the years hottest trends, menswear! gotta respect a girl that can pull off an outfit like that in such a feminine way, yes, i said respect.

kirsten's style seems very comfort oriented, with many comfy sweaters and tights, but she always looks very well put together, never sloppy. (note to self: learn how to achieve this look.)

here proving that your clothes dont have to be skin tight, and how to balance proportions! what a concept. if you wear skinnies on the bottom, wear something bigger to balance it out on top. genius. also wearing a superduper trendy scarf. can we get a scarfcount so far? 3.

this outfit is awesome. a day dress, trenchcoat and cowboy boots. i'm obsessed with boots. scarfcount: 4.

i like this outfit because it's very easily attainable and seems very very realistic to me, but she pulls it off with a personal originality by adding the scarf, wayfarers and vintage bag.

another with johnny, simple. grey sweater, black jeans, black boots. seriously dudes, boots add an originality and sense of toughness to any outfit. they rock the house.

this is one of my favorites of the year: i love the all black with the red plaid peeking out. it looks very chic and nonchalant.

comfy sweater, skinnies, flats, scarf, huge bag. what else does a girl need? oh right, sunglasses.

not only is she stylish, she's also quite clever at hiding herself from the paparazzi.

the ugg boots in this outfit can almost big forgiven thanks to the awesomeness of her jacket. scarfcount? 10.

you can't even really see her outfit in this picture, but she's with Fab Moretti and that's hip enough for me.

i love love love her coat.

ooh, a plaid?! and just LOOK at how unconventionally resourceful she is using something other than a purse for her dog.

more summary for those of you who live in eternal sunshine to take inspiration from: a small skirt and a big top.

another one of my favorites, i love the leather jacket and boots because she's just got such a feminine heir about her... it's not fair.

the girl even celebrates freakin' halloween in an original way.

very simple, very comfy. nuff said.

her jewel tones are nice, despite apparant drunken disorientation.

double baggage?! that's awesome in and of itself. add the boots and you know i'm sold.

wow, kudos for maing that sweatshirt look as un-lazy as possible.

i really love this dress, the pattern is AWESOME! and the blazer over it does functional wonders.

you gotta love a celeb that you see shopping for food more than clothes, right?

and last but certainly not least, my very favorite of the year. those tights are rockin, and the shoes are awesome!

Oh, so now I suppose you want to know all about my most stylish dude of the year too, right. Well fine, this time I'll spare you the mindless drumroll and just come out with it then.


(the bassist of Kings Of Leon). It's not even just that Kings of Leon are my favorite band in the entire world and the fact that I absolutely adore him that biased this decision. The dude's been known for his love of Dior Homme and Chanel Couture for a while now, RESPECT ya'll. (i promise i'll try to stay as on topic as possible for the duration of the rest of this post...)

Jared Fashion Staple Número Uno: White V-Neck and Necklaces. Don't you wish more skinny boys would catch on to this trend?

Sweater and Fedora, all done in a nice, non-creepy-old-dude-who-wore-out-the-tanning-bed-in-Florida kind of way.

Gotta love a dude that can add a hint of rebelliousness to a sweater over a collared shirt. No idea who that dude on the right is, if it's you, HALLA.

Plaid Plaid Plaid Plaid. How clever.

I love the all black ensemble. The coat is cool in all it's pockety detail and... is that... a scarf?!

Gotta love a man that nows how to correctly accessorize.


My favorite of his wardrobe, this coat is awesome. I love the print and the cut and everything.

I love boys in vests... that fit well and are accompanied by a vneck and skinny jeans.... and goodlooking face.

WHOAH how did that get there....

moving along, my favoritist Followill coat. and his anchor necklace is pretty rad as well.

faux-ponytail aside, this is one of my favorite looks. i love the striped shirt that's kind of purposely cut wrong and the vest. of course he wouldn't be a rockstar if he buttoned more than the first two buttons.

my heart skips a beat at this one every time. a dude in purple?! yowza. check the watch, too.

Honorable Mentions
1. Ashley Olsen
2. Keira Knightly
1. Kanye West
2. Jamie Burke

hope you enjoyed! next up will probably be best cds of the year or something, i'm not really sure yet! (oh yeah, thanks for all the feedback on the boots! they've grown on me!)