Monthly Archives: October 2008

Dear Christina Hendricks:

Marry me. That is all.

Also, look how qt she was at the AMC & Heineken’s “Mad Men” second season wrap party!

Sorry Deschanel, you’ve been replaced.

P.S. I think I have a thing for female redheads. MARCIA CROSS, omg.

What I Wore Today

Just a quick What I Wore Today post before I dash off to get my brains utterly smashed in by the Gods of Academia

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Here’s to hoping all goes well! :/

TV Books

I was reading the latest issue of Vman this morning and one of the articles was about this charming little independent publishing house, TV Books. They have gorgeous books… These are some of my favourite scans:





I love books like these. They make me happy.

On a side note: Does anyone else think Vman has a really boring layout? Perhaps it was just that one issue (I don’t read it normally) but all their fonts/headers/etc were the same and the whole thing got monotonous after a while. I’m all for uniformity, but seriously…… page after page after page of the same old, same old. I wasn’t tired before reading it despite sleeping so little but the monotony of the whole thing got to me.

What Ever Happened to Austin Scarlett?

I don’t know about you guys, but I absolutely fell in love with the flamboyant and androgynous Austin Scarlett when he was in Project Runway Season 1.

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His designs were deliciously impractical and out of touch with the common minimalist modern designs of this era. Instead they celebrated the female form. His designs alternated between soft vintage inspired details, to even softer draping. I fell in love. Unfortunately however, he ended up 3rd runner up and didn’t win the show, and like most reality television stars – he faded away from the public eye.

Yesterday however, feeling before after reading about the Bermuda Triangle, I googled his name and was pleasantly surprised to find that he had joined Kenneth Pool – a bridal design line – as chief designer. The bridal designs are both muted yet feminine at the same time, and I especially love how he integrated delicate details into the fabric of the dresses. Vera Wang is in for some stiff competition from the Bridezilla market.

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(almost)Perfect

I think I’m in love:

Every time I see that post, I swoon a little. Add a pair of glasses and he’s my Mr. Perfect.

Coats!

When someone says ‘coat’, images of the typical generic black belted trenches typcially spring to mind, like of this happy looking lady in her black coat.

blackwoolcoat

While there is nothing wrong with having a simple black coat for cold weather (and for that matter, everyone should invest in such a versatile and utilitarian coat!) which is classy and fits in every situation, after a while it gets a little boring. It becomes too generic. If everyone is equally ‘classy’ and ‘stylish’, doesn’t it mean that the boundaries for achieving such accolades would shift to demand more? This is why for the person who daring enough to try something different (with extra cash to spare too) there is Modcloth! (and it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of that website if I haven’t said so before).

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First off there is the gorgeous Amber Coat which I seriously considered getting. I love how the large buttons are made of wood and the collar has a scarf like detailing. Then there is the cut of the coat, how it manages to look feminine and not like some amorphous asexual blob (though sometimes androgyny is sexy) even though winter is all about covering up.

greycoat

Another coat is the same vein is the Grey Expectations Coat (yes you can facepalm at the corniness of that name) which is a little more simplier, yet still manages to stand out with it’s unique grey colour and black button detailing.

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For the last of the neutral toned coats, we have the nicely named Grace Kelly coat which matches perfectly with the namesake actress. I can imagine her, with her softly curled long hair loose, wearing the coat. The short bell sleeves add a nice, if a little impractical touch. The white pearly buttons also nice touch, making the coat look more refined and classy in a vintage way. This coat practically screams ’30s too.

For all lovers of colour who have been despairing over my past few choices, there coats ought to make your eyes pop by the sheer bold palettes used. If nothing else, the colour alone will make you stand out on a gloomy winter’s day (WHY WHY WHY DON’T WE HAVE WINTER IN SINGAPORE ): ) on some random London street.
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The Marne Coat channels a real British high street tone to me. The military like details, the belting and the unique neck line all give the coat an odd sort of punk vibe. The bright unconventional colour also goes some way to adding to such a perception. Modcloth used to carry the coat in yellow too, but I suppose it got sold out.
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This coat reminds me of Mary Poppins. I think this is partly because it was called the Supercalifragalisticexpaladocious coat before they renamed it. Besides the obvious colour, the neckline of the coat is rather unique. The use of a doll like wide collar give the coat a very soft and vintage feel. There’s also the added bonus of the feminine cut of the coat.

Finally to round up this random post on coats, there’s the coat that doesn’t look like a coat at all – the Astor Coat:
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I find myself enthralled by this coat because it really reminds me of the Victorian style of dressing. From the high straight neckline, the round medium sized buttons from throat down, the gathered sleeve tops, the buttoned cuffs to the waist sash – it absolutely shouts I’M VICTORIAN! in a soft ladylike Victorian sort of way. This is really the coat that inspired this post – and it costs a sweet USD 99.99.

I don’t suppose anyone is interested in hiring a literature reviewer who moonlights for a fashion blog? Pretty please?

‘I Kissed A Boy’ and other annoyingly catchy songs

Judge me if you will, I can’t stop listening to these tracks. They aren’t “good” music or whatever but YOU CAN’T DENY THAT THEY AREN’T CATCHY AS HELL.


1. ‘I Kissed a Boy’ by Cobra Starship (download!): It’s probably not common knowledge that I like what is their most well-known song – Snakes On a Plane (Bring It), but I do! It’s shitty but it’s undeniably fun. This is a cover/parody of Katy Perry’s very well-known, slightly ~controversial~ (omg lesbianzzzz) and frankly kind of awful-sounding, I Kissed a Girl. I’m probably just biased but, ugh, it’s so annoying.


2. ‘Shake It’ by Metro Station (download!): Yes, godammit, they are a shitty band led by possibly one of the ugliest men on the planet, but, despite this song being pure pop trash, it is just TOO CATCHY and, yes, I WILL CONFESS THAT I LOVE IT. The guitar riffs and the beats are fun. Come on, even the most ~elite~ of listeners have to admit that.


3. ‘See You Again’ by Miley Cyrus (download!): Okay, this one I’m embarrassed about. I won’t even attempt to explain myself here. You may judge me for this, I know she’s terrible. Also, I can’t stand her face. BUT. AHHHH. TOO. CATCHY.

Other annoying songs I kind of like but have not been listening to recently: Nelly Furtado’s Maneater, Kylie Minogue’s 2 Hearts (Kish Mauve Remix), Madonna’s Hung Up, ABBA’s Mamma Mia, Christina Aguilera’s Candyman

Also, I don’t know why but Damaged by Danity Kane is growing on me.

Yeah, my music tastes are questionable. I’ve been in a poppy mood these days. Britney Spears’ Womanizer? A-ha’s Take On Me and other corny 80s songs? And now this?

Somebody save me quick! I’m going down.

P.S. If you’re curious, here’s my last.fm. I swear I don’t always listen to silly pop…..