Monday, April 27, 2009
I'm taking two French classes and in one of them (Les arts français), my class and I watch French films. Last week we watched Les Parapluies de Cherbourg. I immediately fell in love with the movie, especially the music. "Oh je t'aime! Ne me quitte pas." I also noticed the incredibly beautiful Catherine Denueve. She reminded me of a blonde, French version of Audrey Hepburn.
Well, since watching the movie, I've decided to watch more films directed by Jacques Demy. So I ended up borrowing Lola, which was made before the Cherbourg film. This film was also very good but I ended up becoming infatuated with Anouk Aimée's under garments. She plays Lola, a single mother who dances in a burlesque type of bar.
During the movie, I couldn't help but notice the similarities between Lola's character and Holly Golightly's character. Both ladies nonchalantly put on pieces of clothing and end up looking quite chic. Their beauty routine is so simple and non-fussy (in the movies). I also believe in the simple routine. I like to get ready in under 30 minutes. Wake up, brush my teeth, wash my face, put on clothes, apply light make-up, and out the door! Often I don't do anything to my hair because I only know how to put it into a bun or have it down.
But this routine of mine, got me thinking about other girls' routines. Do girls or guys still wake up 2 or 3 hours earlier to "get ready"? Or has that turned into a myth? Probably not. It might've just turned too faux pas to even talk about.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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Black is one of my favorite colors to wear, so I got excited when I saw this picture of Kate Moss wearing black and nude (one of the it colors of the season). She looks so rock'n roll! People may think blazers are not for warmer weather, but Ms. Moss pulls it off quite nicely with the cutoff black denim. I wonder how many blazers this women owns! I would love to raid her closet. Her daughter is lucky to have such a stylish mum. Imagine all the wardrobe choices she will have when she is older!
Note to self: look for black cutoff denim.
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Monday, April 20, 2009
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Someone pinch me! First Daria Werbowy is finally back in this Spring '09 ad campaign for Balmain and second, these Jeffrey Campbell Balmain look-a-likes are available online in my size! Payday is in a couple of days. I hope the stock holds up till then.
I hope all of you are having a great week!
It's been way too long since my last post but here are a few pics I took at the Lily Allen concert back on April 6 at the Showbox Sodo. As usual I've been busy with school and looking for a job. I'm in desperate need of some money!
Well enough about money. The Lily concert was f'ing amazing. She is a total British rockstar. Drunk on stage and smoking a cigarette while singing. I was in awe. The high-light of the show was during her song "F*** you". During the chorus, she flipped the bird and everyone in the audience followed suit. I was holding my camera, so it was pretty hard for me to actually do it. Lily is not your typical role model but I really like her "I don't care what you think about me" attitude. After this concert was over, I listened to her CD for 2 weeks nonstop. No joke.
1. F*** you.
3. The fear
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday night a friend and I went to the Travis concert at the Showbox at the Market. To put it simply, it was mesmerizing! I fell in love with Dougie Payne and Fran Healy that night. It's a bit odd that not too many people here know who they are though because they're super famous in the U.K. But I think I need to stop obsessing over married men (i.e. Christian Bale , James McAvoy). I don't think it's a healthy habit.
Back to the concert, the highlight of the evening was when Fran Healy came down to the audience level while performing Falling Down! I was literally less than a foot away from the guy. I could've touched him, but I always get shy when I'm near someone famous. It happened with Lily Allen, Sir Mix-a-lot, and Sung Kang. Well once he came down to our level, he started dancing with a bearded fellow while singing "I've got a kick out of you" to the guy. It was such a surreal moment. A funny surreal moment but the fact that he wasn't afraid to get down into the crowd was quite humbling.
Another characteristic I liked about Fran was the way he said certain words. This may sound strange but it was incredibly attractive when he used profane words like f*** or shite during the show. It must've been the Scottish accent.
Overall, I hope they come back to the Emerald City again. Be sure to check them out in a city near you. I guarantee you'll enjoy their show as much as I did.
As of late, Seattle has been blessed with wonderful weather. I'm enjoying myself and soaking up as much vitamin D as possible (Seattle-lites are deficient in vitamin D). I went to another concert last night, so I will post photos from that concert very soon!
p.s. Have you noticed I'm wearing Russian Red again? Time to wear a different shade!
Forever 21 leather jacket, H&M men's plaid shirt, Trouvé shirt dress, H&M leggings, Miss Sixty open toed booties, M.A.C. lipstick in Russian Red
Sunday, April 5, 2009
So I finally purchased some lipstick! This shade is Russian Red by M.A.C. I also bought Morange. My dad thought Morange was a little too extreme for me, but I told him that I could probably only pull these shades off when I'm young so he didn't say anything else. I have been expressing my mood with nail polish colors but I think I will experiment with lipstick shades now. There's a sense of being more woman-like when wearing lipstick. I used to be strictly a Burt's and Bees chapstick kind of gal but it looks like I'm growing up.
And I totally forgot to take pictures with my new open toe oxfords from Corso Como. I bought one in black and one in brown. I think they're perfect for the warmer weather that has yet to come.
Flea Market cardigan, trouvé dress shirt, H&M leggings and belt, Corso Como oxfords
This week I bought tickets to two concerts! I admit I don't go to enough concerts but couldn't resist Travis and Lily Allen. Travis will be tonight at the Showbox and Lily Allen will be tomorrow! I WILL post photos from the concerts so stay tuned!
On a different note, this new MJ clutch has become my everyday carry item. It's big enough to fit my blackberry, lip gloss, money, and cards. I'm in love... haha
And Seattle has got her head on straight now because the weather today is absolutely beautiful. I can clearly see the Olympic Mountains from my window. I wish Seattle can stay like this forever.
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I blame it on school. I haven't blogged for some weeks but now I'm back! I had a wonderful time in Los Angeles. The weather was the opposite of Seattle and shopping was great. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take as many pictures as I thought I would. Instead I spent most of my time at "dingy" Korean dive bars, eating, and shopping. Pretty awesome. I also visited the Fairfax flea market and picked up some jewelry and an old cardigan with painted Chanel images.
The highlight of my trip had to be the M by MJ store and eating at Joan's on Third. Seriously, I think when I come back down again I'm going to be broke from visiting the MJ store one too many times. I bought a new spiky ring since the old one broke and a studded clutch. I really miss the weather. Seattle has been confused lately. I don't think it knows that it's spring now.
H&M cardigan, BDG skirt, AA deep v, Cynthia Vincent sandals, M by MJ chain clutch purse