Category Archives: Fashion Commentary
Living in the same city as your mother-in-law can be taxing. Luckily for me, the only taxing part comes at the end of our shopping bill. Not sure if you’ve heard of it, but there’s a little thing known as “Christmas” currently providing us with a solid 2 month excuse to cover up our shopping frenzy. It was no different this past Friday as we landed foot in the local Kohl’s relishing in the presence of J.Lo (or her cardboard cut out) and an extra 30% off coupon. Don’t judge.
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I could go over and over all the sucky things that happen in your 20s. I can also go over and over all the amazing things that happen in your 20s. Just like every life stage there are the goods and the bads, but that doesn’t mean we should wish, dress, or botox our way to another age. We’ve seen that road called BRAVO tv, and it’s not so pretty!
Just by hearing the name Willow Smith, automatically starts the re-run of “I Whip My Hair Back and Forth” through my head, and it won’t leave for a solid 5 hours.
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The interesting thing about growing up in a close knit family is figuring out later in life that what you thought was normal…. actually doesn’t occur in other peoples homes. I mean why would I think it wasn’t normal that my younger brother DVR’ed the weather channel or that dad’s across the U.S. didn’t listen to their scanners in the shower, right?
So it’s possible my obsession with weather isn’t umm…normal, but at least you all know why. Because one day my kids will probably think “normal” involves checking a weather app 5 times a day, watching Wake Up with Al, and actually getting excited when someone does ask about the weather.
Dear Fashion Dictator,
Just when I was getting used to this cold and bitter winter “you” have been telling me Spring has Sprung! It’s all over department stores, websites, and magazine spreads that read “Spring Fashion 2011″. Photos of patterned skirts with no tights, light weight tank tops, and bright colors. Don’t you know?? I can look out my Northeastern window and clearly see that spring has not sprung, bounced, hippety hopped, or done any other verb.
Upon first glance of this photo, I thought it would it be another informative article about how models have gotten too skinny and a negative review about the brand Nycked designed by Lorenzo Martone and Jules Kim. However, on second glance I realized that no one had even mentioned anything about how sickly and skinny the model looks. In fact, the article was promoting the brand and holding a casting call for anyone including (gasp) non-models to attend.
To be fair I hardly know anything about Nycked, the brand featured, nor have I bought a swimsuit from them. But as a person who I believe would be considered a consumer and who at least has the power to hit the Like button on Facebook I am highly offended!
It’s not even one mistaken picture, it’s an entire LOOKBOOK!!
I suppose I get the fascination with celebrities. They are often styled to perfection, attend glamorous parties, and have flawless make-up and/or some really good botox! It’s like a fantasy land to most everyone else. So when seeing celebrities do “normal” things such as grocery shop, stuffing their face, or laying out on the beach it brings them back to being “human like”. It’s kind of like seeing your first grade teacher for the first time outside of school and suddenly realizing not only do they have another life but also a first name.
However, there is one thing that I cannot grasp at all! That is the fascination of wanting to smell like a celebrity as if only celebrities smell good! Maybe it’s some sort of right of passage that once you cross over into the Land of Celebrity you must let your smell be known and by this I mean… come up with a super cheesy name and a scent that resembles some sort of flower or ridiculous sexual fantasy!
Is it me or is this hot August weather making everyone a little off-pudding?!
First, it was the man who stepped onto the sleepy and quiet bus after the 3rd stop this morning and proceeded to yell at everyone for having their I-pods up too loud all while placing giant Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones over his head. It took everything not to say “Excuse me Sir Crazy, while you’re landing a plane let the rest of us ride in peace.” Did I mention that he chose to sit next to me?
Did you know that people are actually paid to make women look beautiful(Sarcasm)?? Yea, me either! And according to photographer Nicholas Routzen that’s just what he did!
(Excerpt from NYMag The Cut)Photographer Nicholas Routzen explained that Crystal looks the way she does because the photos were “…taken from a higher angle with a wider lens.” But he also added, “I shaped her…I did nothing that I wouldn’t do to anyone. I’m paid to make women look beautiful.”]
As if being a beautiful woman is only attainable by the infamous ways of Photoshopping! Or instead of beautiful maybe he should of just stated, “I’m paid to make women look PERFECT?!” So once again another industry mishap shows up everywhere in the blogosphere and internet.
Okay ladies and gents, it’s official the end of an era is coming. While it started way back when in Laguna and even spun off to The City, The HILLS will be officially over Tuesday on MTV. And though I’m sure we’ve had better things to do with our time, somehow we always found ourselves watching last weeks episode, this weeks episode, and The Hills after show…leaving only a miracle if any studying or productivity actually happened on Tuesday nights.
15. When real people go to jail it’s frowned upon. When celebrities go to jail it’s unfair and too harsh of a sentence.
14. Eating healthy, results in cooking something healthy. Eating healthy results in your chef cooking something healthy.
13. When people take pictures of you they’re tagged on Facebook. When people take pictures of you they’re tagged on PEOPLE.