Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Juicy Couture Spring Collection!

So I hope I haven't totally bored all of you fashion lovers who are here for clothes with movie reviews. Trust me, I will satiate your appetite for style today.

Today I got in the mail the Juicy Couture Spring Catalog ("Spring for Some Couture")! It's pretty cool. They totally changed their look! For those of you who don't receive their catalogs, the last one they sent out, the winter one, was all Juicy Pink. You know, that light pink color that they dump on everything? Well, I love it, but it was AWOL in the Spring Collection.

So I'll sum up the Juicy Spring Style:
The Look: Sophisticated, bohemian with a dash of preppy, bright colors and fun prints
The Clothes: Dresses, tunics, jewelery (beads, metals, bracelets, necklaces), gladiator sandals, summery jersey dresses, trench coats, shorts, bathing suits (to die for!)

It was unexpected, and not the girly princess style we all have come to know and love. But it's a good change, and cute all the same. Vibrant and fresh for spring.

In other news: several fashion crimes committed at New York Fashion Week (Shenae Grimes, Aubrey O'Day...), the new Clique book is out, and Louis Vuitton is newly expanded at Bloomingdale's in NYC.

Until next time...


Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Movie I LOVE

Happy Valentine's Day, all! Ahh... love. Okay, not really. There is zero love flying around me this V-day. But it's still good.

Anyway, in honor of this lovely occasion (hahaha...) I would like to discuss a wonderful romantic comedy that came out exactly two years ago - Valentine's Day, 2007.
Yes- Music and Lyrics. Also known as my new all-time favorite romantic comedy - and those are my favorite types of movies, too!

Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant have adorable chemistry in this movie. I would describe the plot, but you can find that out at http://musicandlyrics.warnerbros.com/ or somewhere else on the web. The plot is carried out so well in this movie- it's progressive and not predictable at all - in most romantic comedies it takes about 3 scenes for the protagonists to fall in love. This movie does it in a slow, natural way that is sweet and just darling. There are little backstories to each of the characters, and their personas have a lot more depth to them. The supporting characters are hilarious, and there is funny banter between the two stars, too. The lines are clever, and the characters both have quirks that make them less than perfect, but more like real people.
The soundtrack is also great, with cute '80s-style songs and wonderful love ballads (and yes, with great music and lyrics).

And Hugh Grant is hot.

Overall, I love the movie! If you haven't seen it yet, you need to.

And I hope my readers don't mind that most of the movies I review are kind of ... old. Haha. I want to see Confessions of a Shopaholic, of course, but it doesn't look that great. The timing, of course, is terrible. The middle of a huge economic recession, and they spit out a movie about a girl addicted to spending, with no concept of srimping or saving? Great.

Anyway, hope you all have/had a good Valentine's day!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

For Your Beauty Toolbelt...

Hey, I haven't posted in a while, have I? Well, sorry about that, if you've been concerned. Hm, maybe I should do it more regularly, like a certain day every week. Maybe, I'll think about it.

Anyway, today I would like to talk to you about a grave issue in our society: EYELASH CURLERS.
Okay, so it's not a grave issue. But it's still important. You see the thing is, they are AWESOME.

I pledge allegiance to the eyelash curlers of the United States of America
And to all the ones in other lands,
One eye,
At a time,
For lashes that aren't invisible,
With curled eyelashes for all

(I don't know if I have any non-American readers, but for those of you who don't get it at ALL, it's a reference to the Pledge of Allegiance...)

Point being, I love my eyelash curler like I love Harry Potter: A LOT.
I use it every morning, although, and this may surprise some of you, I hardly ever wear any makeup. A lot of people wear a little mascara, but I don't. I have dark, black lashes, and when I curl them, people actually think I'm wearing mascara. And then they don't believe me when I say I'm not! Hahaha.
It's way quicker and easier than mascara, but just as good, if not better (no clumpiness, but I suppose it's not as great if you have light or blonde lashes).

That's about it, for now


PS: I'd like to give a shout-out to my one and only follower... Kicking Couture! I don't know you, but you are very dear to my heart. Rest of you - check out Kicking Couture's awesome blog at... kickingcouture.blogspot.com