So this is what I did the other day. I was bored. But I was and still am incredibly excited for my vacation to Mexico!
I love drawing but I'm not very good. I'm great at imitation, especially when it comes to lettering, abstract images, and shapes but awful at doing real life. Here's the progression of what I was doing to kill time:
NYMag just posted a slideshow of 25 upcoming pilots for the 2011-12 season and I'm looking forward to a whole bunch of them (the usual police procedurals). One of these pilots titled Playboy stars Amber Heard and it looks cheeky albeit a little bit cheesy. Here's how NYMag describes it:
"Mad Men–era setting + premium-cable risqué content (the actors have nudity clauses in their contracts) + mainstream-appealing plot twists (murder by stiletto) = entertainment."
Since it's on network television (NBC), it doesn't have the opportunity to be nearly as smart and sexy as it could be. I have a feeling it will just be a lot of kitsch an glamour and not a lot of substance but I will tune in in the fall nonetheless. I love Amber Heard and want to see what she brings to her character.
And just look at how adorable she is in her bunny costume! She's as cute as a button!
I love Leighton Meester. Well, I love her on Gossip Girl at least. I'm not sure if I'm a big fan of her other movies and her musical pursuits but I think she plays a mean queen bee. I just think she's classically gorgeous and that she has the unadulterated beauty of a young Ava Gardner or a Lauren Bacall. They all have stunning faces that emote so much. (Everyone who watches Gossip Girl knows that Blair Waldorf's glassy eyes and lip quivers are the shows principle moments of acting gravitas).
I think I'm someone who should love Nylon: it's cheeky, it's edgy, it doesn't take itself as seriously as other fashion magazines, and it celebrates non-mainstream culture in addition to clothes - so basically, it's hipster-bait - but I never got into it. I think it might've been because I found it too cool for me, like Purple Magazine or something.
I want to see this! (The quality is better than the video I've posted after the jump)
I hate romantic comedies (the Katherine Heigl/Jennifer Aniston/Kate Hudson/Drew Barrymore types) but love the quirky quasi-indie ones like Sidewalks of New York, some Woody Allen films and A Fish Called Wanda (although I wouldn't really classify the last one as a romantic comedy). Crazy Stupid Love looks like a funny but cute rom-com that I think I'd like. I love Emma Stone, plus it's got an A+ cast. I'm not a Ryan Gosling fan but he looks pretty sexy. I love a man in a suit.
Speaking of indie rom-coms, I'm also looking forward to The Oranges.
PS. I lied. There is ONE Drew Barrymore rom-com I like, and that's Going the Distance. It's super raunchy and actually funny though.
I just bought these Prada flats off Ebay the other day! They're super cute but they're a little bit big. I already knew that Prada shoes fit a little big and I also anticipated them being stretched out since they were used but my 35.5 shoes make my feet look like clown feet. Oh well...they're not as bad as my Louboutin 36 flats that needed an elastic strap installed just so they could stay on my feet.
I love pink and orange!
They're from the Resort 2007 collection. I also really love those royal blue peep-toe d'Orsay flats in the ad. Hopefully I'll get lucky on Ebay again.
Remember this lucite clutch from Fendi's Spring 2010 collection?
I fell in love with it but I could never pull it off. You should see the interior of my purse: it's a mess. I don't know how one would pull of a transparent clutch elegantly especially when the contents are entirely visible. Here are other ways to adopt the transparent trend without going overboard.
Fendi did Lucite heels for Spring 2010 as well but they look like your standard stripper heel (you know, with the transparent platform?) I love Chloé's version. The body of the shoe is this very classy and traditional pump while the clear heel adds a bit of sauciness to it.
I love when fashion resembles art: architectural fabrics, gesso-like textures, whirlwind colours and optical illusions. So of course, I'm loving the water colour trend right now. These items look as if they've had the gentle touch of a paint brush glide over them as if the fabric were a canvas.
And the trend continues on into Fall! I just love Erdem's prints. Erdem is truly the most artsy-fartsy of all designer brands out there. Some of the prints look like they belong on a canvas at The Met.
The Matthew Williamson number is from awhile back but it just looks so gorgeous on Thandie Newton that I thought I'd include it with this post. Also check out Giles' water colour-inspired looks from Resort 2010. I suppose the lesson is that you just can never go wrong with painterly brights.
It's spring and I want to look like I could belong in one of Carmen Miranda's hats!
I like blacks and neutrals even though if you were to look in my closet, you would see a cornucopia of electric hues and crazy-ass prints. I stick to a simple colour palette but I just love colour and collecting pretty clothes and Ebay is a mecca for colour. Seriously, I love how I can type so many permutations of one colour and get so many results.
Take pink, for instance. You know how when you go into a store and you're looking for something specific but whatever you find just isn't quite the exact colour you want? When I do a pink search on Ebay, I usually do pink, coral pink, salmon, blush, fuchsia pink, neon pink, bright pink, rose pink and dusty rose. That way, no matter how specific my colour is, I'm sure to pass something that suits my meticulous pink needs.
Anyway, here are a bunch of cool bright-coloured items I've stumbled upon over the past few weeks, some of which are still up for auction.
I wish I could buy EVERYTHING but I'm going on vacation in May and I'm trying to be good and save my moolah. Money will come in handy when I want a massage on the beach or take a day-trip to the Mayan ruins.
At first I thought the medium was actual vomit and I was immediately unimpressed. I don't understand society's obsession with scatology as somehow being avant-garde. I do not think that shit or urine or any other bodily excretion automatically equals "art" or boundary-pushing art, for that matter.
(Side note: I was writing my Master's thesis on scatology and shit in literature - don't call me a hypocrite yet - but my point was that stuff like poo and pee are specifically NOT radical and innovative. Scatology is a trope for the basest and most banal modes of human expression)
Instead, the artist, Millie Brown, sips coloured milk and regurgitates them back onto a canvas, creating bright, asymmetrical Rorschach-like paintings. She also videotapes the process, transforming the static painting into a dynamic performance art piece. (Do you buy it?)