Saturday, September 23, 2006

Black Star

The best clothing line to debut in Canada so far is Joe Fresh Style. It sells at Superstore, and I have to admit I've bought quite a few things already. They're cheap to being with, but when they have clearance sales, the prices are craaazy. I got basic cotton tshirts for $3 a piece and a tank top with shell decoration for $2. I also just bought these pj pants with the most adorable print ever:

I guess they're good enough to replace my old pjs which have ripped in the butt. I loved that print dearly- it was sleeping cats who had little dream bubbles that said "40 winks".

Little Piggy

Blog for Beauty came up with this genius idea of taking pictures of all your makeup and sharing it with readers. Who doesn't love talking about themselves? And, who doesn't like snooping through other people's stuff?

But when I went to go take a picture of the makeup I use, I realized that I had almost none. Basically, I do the 3-step face washing thing, and go. Sometimes, when I'm feeling adventurous, I put on mascara/eyeliner, blush, and lip gloss. is my makeup:

But, being the shopaholic that I am, I also have a whole bunch of other makeup that I NEVER use. First of all, wearing eyeshadow does not work because I wear contacts, and they get really irksome as soon as ANY eyeshadow gets in my eyes. I am horrible at applying concealer and have yet to find one that matches my skin tone. I got most of this makeup really cheap or for free, though, so I don't feel guilty for not using it.

So, there it is. Not too exciting, I know, but less is more, I suppose?

(Fade Out)

Is it just me, or are the models for S/S even thinner than usual? Perhaps that is a testament as to why super volumnious shapes won't work for the general public, if even MODELS are afraid of looking fat.

Tatiana Lyadockrina for Jason Wu

Yevgeniya Kedrova for Tuleh

Even my old pal Irina looks sickly. Her thigh looks about the size of my upper arm. Hmmph. (Zac Posen)

Anyways, I haven't had much time to look through the collections, but from what I've seen, the major "trends" next spring are going to be:

1) Pastelly washed out colours: pale yellow and blue seem to be the "it" colours, along with lilacy greys, off-whites, and khakis

2) Small-ish volume: not sure if I'll try this one

3) Feminine details: bows, pleats, ruffles

I can't wait.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

How do you?

Gah. This may be the most disturbing thing I've seen ever. I know I am forever prejudiced against leggings, have to admit that this just does not work. Even though this individual has shapely calves, small hips and thighs, leggings are just not for them. Which proves that leggings are not for anybody.

From facehunter, by the way. (you can also check out some pleasanter styles there to heal thy burning eyeballs)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Standing on the edge

Model o' the day/week goes to Elyse Sewell of ANTM, cycle 1. She's my favourite contestant of all time on that show, and even though she didn't win, she has one of the best modelling careers out of all the contestants. Here she is on the cover of the Asian Harpar's Bazaar:

And this is one of her best photos from the show:

ANTM is starting very soon, but I'm not sure if I'll watch it this year since the quality of modelling has gone down each year. Some of my other all-time favourite contestants include:

Adrianne from cycle 1 (Playboy, The Surreal World, not so much modelling...)

Catie from cycle 2 (signed with L.A models, some acting)

Kahlen from cycle 4 (still bartending, some minor modelling gigs)

Doesn't she look like Carmen Kass?

Joanie from cycle 6 (signed with NOUS models)

Saturday, September 16, 2006

In Limbo

I never knew Elisha Cuthbert could look this good, even with mega-uber-airbrushing. I love how they digitally changed her eye colour to green and matched the title colour to them. And I also love her dress.

I never knew Janet Jackson was this ugly. Did they airbrush her to make her look even freakier? She looks like...I dunno...Micheal in drag?

Most of September's magazine covers were just very blah

Tacky dress, tacky colour, tacky hair, tacky smile, tacky pose.

Ehh...? Emmy looks like she's trying to hold in a fart while smiling

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Talks in Maths-update

So...the dreaded first week of school has passed, and it was just as bad as I thought it would be. Homework galore, boring classes, vapid people with poor fashion sense.

The dreaded leggings+miniskirt combo has been popping up here and there like a nasty lurking pimple...while abercrombie/hollister/tna hoodies rule once again. A few of the girls have taken on skinny jeans, but bootcut still prevails.

By the way, I didn't end up wearing any of the outfits I had planned, since the first day of school turned out to be super hot.

School is super stinky, and I can't look forward to summer again.

P.S Favourite 'upcoming trend' of spring/summer 07? PASTELLY PALE COLOURS!!!!! YAY! No more gold lamé leggings à la American Outfitters, please!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Let Down

The Ugly

I've been doing a lot of window shopping lately at the mall, and it's always interesting to note what the stores are doing for fall. What caught my eye the most was the Gap, and, more specifically, their blatant misuse of Audrey Hepburn's face (and body).

Sure, Audrey looks great in "the skinny pant", but will the average mall-rat know that the pants she's wearing in that poster were designed and made by Givenchy, not by the Gap? Not only is this latest attempt to appeal to the younger generation revolting, their earlier ads were just as bad. Since when was the Gap obsessed with trends? Audrey would be very disappointed. Boycott, I say. (Besides, I went into the Gap and the clothes don't look even half as good as they do online)

The Bad

Old Navy (owned by the Gap, incidently) is doing the whole tacky " get your fash'on" thing, which is just as vomit-inducing as their earlier ads. However, this time, I'm not impressed with the clothes either. Old Navy has been great for the past few seasons, but their fall collection is just only kind of so-so.

The Good

Zara has some AMAZING coats this season. My mouth actually watered at the sight of them (my eyes watered as well when I realized I could not afford any of them, even though they are quite "affordable" (i am just quite impoverished)) Also amazing are their flats, even though they show a little bit too much toe-cleavage for my liking, and their skirts. The sweaters, shirts, and pants? Meh.