Okay, real quick, did anyone else HATE Marc’s Fall 2012 runway? I never thought those words would ever come out of my mouth, but I actually mean them.
The runway itself was the best part of the show for me:
But I couldn’t get over those ridiculous hats (that were on EVERY model)…and pilgrim shoes…. and I don’t actually love a single piece of clothing.
Glamour.com (where the above images hail from) used the headline:
Marc Jacobs Fall 2012: Pimp Hats, Pilgrim Shoes, And Sparkling Granny Chic
Sounds like shit to me. Am I going against some kind of weird Kim Kardashian-esq. rule where I’m not allowed to say anything negative about Marc Jacobs?
The best part was the hair, which you couldn’t even see because someone wanted to revisit the ugliest trend from the 90′s:
Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie is available on demand today. That is what I’m doing tonight.
I WANNA EAT THEIR HEARTS!
Onto the lust list:
I figured because it’s close to Valentines day I’d include some pretty little things:
1. This Spun Gold Bra and Pantie set from Anthropologie:
2. This lace triangle bralette from Sandmaiden Sleepwear on Etsy
3. Between the Sheets Airplay Knickers available at Faire Frou Frou ($40 ain’t too shabby):
4. ALL of the Claudette pieces available at Faire Frou Frou:
5. A nice silky teddy to sleep in from Target:
Other non-lingerie items on my brain-
I still want this American Gold dress:
Available at Spanish Moss, I have loved this dress which has probably been on the site for close to a year..which I guess means I’m not the only one who cannot justify spending the $228…Actually I could probably make something like this for under $20.
Karen Walker Sunglasses:
Especially those last ones. Karen Walker’s sunglasses typically run about $180. I found them HERE for $55, buuuut shipping is $35 because they come from China. So while I can get them half off, if they wind up looking stupid on me (which ALL sunglasses do because I have a stupid small face) I’ll be stuck with them…or I could ebay them? Clearly I’m torn. (I’ll probably buy them after I’m half way through my second glass of wine tonight) Screw it, I’m buying them now.
LAST BUT MOST AWESOME, THIS SWEATSHIRT!!!!
Yeah Right Sweatshirt from Topshop…if this was around the $45 price point I’d go for it, but at $56..I don’t know. I’ll hang off and see if it goes on sale
I love this because it reminds me of this skateboarding video I love that Spike Jonze directed:
Anyone else remember this? 2003? Anyone?
Have a great weekend
amanda sayfried blue suit, dolce and gabbana pasta jewelry, drew barrymore, essie go overboard, february 2012 instyle magazine, florence welch in givenchy, Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B., instyle magazine, ke$ha looks like shit, macaroni bracelet, solange knowles
FIRST OF ALL, I should’ve blacked out today – but I feel that signing this petition is more important:
Oppose SOPA and PIPA. It’s serious. Please take the 2 seconds to sign it.
I’m in a terrible mood, so this should be hilarious.
February’s In Style magazine features Drew Barrymore on the cover:
First of all, does anyone else think she sort of looks like shit? She looks tired as hell here, and I really wish she had bothered to dye her hair. More importantly – get this fucking ombre hair trend out of my face, already. When people do this to their hair (and actually pay lots of money to have it done) this is what runs through my mind; it looks like they hit an all time low in their life… they are the butt of a country song’s joke. Their own dog won’t talk to them anymore. Everything has gone to shit. They barely have enough money to pick up Cup a’ Soup for dinner let alone a box of hair dye
(on a completely off-topic note: the next time you step out into public just pay attention to all the women who dye their hair blond. It is SCARY.)
moving on with everything that is horrible about this cover:
What. is. this? Is this a MACARONI BRACELET?
This piece of shit bracelet is Dolce and Gabbana. 0_0 seriously. Who is in charge of creating this piece of bullshit? PASTA JEWELRY? You’re going to take something 2 year olds are forced to do at school and charge $$$$bank$$$$$ for it? I don’t get it, is this supposed to be ironic? Art? I feel sorry for a woman who has so much disposable income she spends it on a fucking PASTA BRACELET. Whoever made this should be fired, but I’m sure they’re being praised as a genius as we speak, for “being ahead of the curve” and “avant garde” You know what, if some poor woman made this and tried to sell it on Etsy, she’d be a joke most likely to appear on Regretsy. Here’s more:
Onto the rest of this glorious publication:
^Here is the D&G I know and love
^I hate this outfit. Her hair somehow looks even worse here.
^These look like some earrings I made a year or so ago – except mine were black and gray ombre and had some chains. I’m sure these are around $1000 mine were like, $10.
What’s up with the jewelry that looks like someone’s first craft project lately? Someone wrapped a bungee cord with some thread and attached what looks literally like nuts & bolts, and some beads to it. Solange Knowles? Who gives a shit. I am tired of celebrities getting all sorts of real-person/creative jobs when they have no place in them (one word: kardashian) These dumb asses should be spending their billions on independent designers/lesser known people who pour all of their blood, sweat, money, and tears into their work instead of having an ignorant mentality of “I like to buy clothes, therefore I should design them”. Get the fuck out of here.
^What’s going on with Ke$ha here? It’s such a shame to see a pretty girl do this to herself
^Givenchy was made for Florence Welch
^Gwen Forever! I think my very first post here was about L.A.M.B.
How Amanda Seyfried really looks in that outfit:
^ While I really appreciate the different ideas of how to take a piece of your wardrobe across the seasons, something irks me about them sometimes. Mainly the fact that in a lot of the country it’s just too cold to wear high-healed gold strappy sandals in the winter.
Essie is KILLING IT lately. I can’t wait to get my hands on “go overboard” and I am super obsessed with their advertising format lately. It’s damn good. I even wrote a segment of a final paper analysing them. A+ work
Reminds me of some fabric I found:
from sitara fabric and trims on etsy
And then there’s the best/weirdest part of this whole magazine; Drew’s spread:
Okay I see, she’s the “Queen of Cool” so naturally she’s in a skate park. What is she wearing? Drew is a punk rock kind of girl. She can be scrappy, and she can definitely hang. While we know and can appreciate that she can clean up nice, how does dressing her all lady-like and prim perpetuate the theme of this spread? It’s like, ”Oh, I think I’ll just step out of my cubicle for a bit and head on down to the skate park. Get my grind on, drop in and you know-olly all over that shit.”
HAHAHAHA OH HELLLLOOOOO…
This image to me is wrong on multiple levels. I’m still wondering about the appropriateness of this look but more importantly, what is going on here? I guess this wouldn’t be so awkward looking if she weren’t doing that with her finger. Is she tracing the skate ramp like a flirtatious old lady? Is she flirting with this teenager?
Drew: “Brad, you’re so silly. You’re not going to tell anyone about that stuff I just tried to do with you…(whispering voice) it’s our little secret.”
Brad: (nervous laughter)
Actually this is the best part of the magazine:
A HEART SHAPED PIZZA?! Now that’s romance.
Let’s do this again next month
Ahhhhh the New Year…so much hope, so much ambition, and so much drive…for the first couple of weeks. You bought a new calender, you wrote things on it, you might even have put stickers on special dates. You’re going to buy a new wardrobe. You’re going to eat better, and subsequently tighten that ass up. You will finish all of those projects you’ve started. Basically for those first magical two-three weeks, your life is Vogue and you are Anna Wintour.
What happens after that magic wears off?
I think that New Years resolutions are great – having goals to aim for always are- but don’t set yourself up for failure. Keep it simple and realistic.
I love this list of beauty related resolutions I found on the beauty department:
I vow to:
Find my signature scent.
Exfoliate my face and body at least once a week.
Wear SPF 30 every single day. And I will not forget to cover my ears, neck, décolleté and hands.
Never, ever smoke a cigarette.
Only faux-glow from now on. But not to the point where I’m denying the fact that I’m orange.
Not pick at any pimples I should (hopefully not) get.
Always wash off my makeup before bed.
Find the perfect red lipstick because it will give me an extra dose of sassiness.
Learn to apply my daytime makeup routine in 10 minutes or less.
Throw out all of my expired makeup. If I can’t remember when I bought it, it’s too old.
Clean my makeup brushes every week.
Experiment with styles (in the privacy of your bathroom) that I never thought I could pull off.
Stop over plucking my eyebrows.
Sleep on a satin pillowcase to protect my hair.
Not abuse my flat iron, curling iron, blow dryer or any other hot tool.
Love my natural hair texture.
Stop nibbling on my nails.
Sleep 6-8 hours a night.
Drink lots of water for a healthy body.
Take a multivitamin every day. They even make gummy vitamins for grownups so I have no excuse.
Have better posture.
Donate my time and/or money to a charity I am passionate about.
Tell myself that I am beautiful every. single. day.
I like all of these.
*Always wash off my makeup before bed*
I am guilty of this. Whatever, I get lazy. So I did myself a favor and picked up a ton of these:
$5 – any rite aid, cvs, target, walmart, harmon – everywhere. So I can still be a bit lazy.
*Find the perfect red lipstick because it will give me an extra dose of sassiness.*
I’ve struggled with this one. I always felt like I’m just not the right shade of flesh for red lipstick. Needless to say, I would not accept that as my fate. You just have to find the right shade and hue of red that works for you
I wanted to do that orange trend, and I wanted to go Gwen Stefani red (who doesn’t?) but the result was clownish – and a bit scary…I looked like a bit of a working girl. After going through the whole red-spectrum, I’ve finally learned that I look normal in daaark shades of red – burgundy, wine, and even almost plum hues complement my untanned, fair-skinned complexion the best.
I came to this scientific conclusion by buying those .99 cent lipsticks from shop right or rite aid (like “Wet n’ Wild” or “N.Y.C”) until I found the perfect shade. If you fall in love with one of those cheapies you can take it to Sephora or MAC or whoever else sells “big girl” lipstick and the very lovely sales ladies will match it for you. (even if it’s not exactly the same shade, as long as it’s in the same color family it will definitely look good on you)
Wet N’ Wild “Just Garnet” – $.99
Wet N’ Wild “Red Wine” – $.99
N.Y.C “Plum Rum” – $1.99
MAC – In Media
Bobbi Brown Reds
*Clean my makeup brushes every week.*
Why did I just start doing this? (Maybe because I finally upgraded from my finger to actual brushes.) Brushes you use on your eyes shooouuullllddd probably be cleaned every day. I clean my face makeup brush once a week because it takes longer to dry. Cleaning it keeps it soft, and makes it able to grab onto more makeup.
Seriously all I do is rinse them in warm water, and put a little bit of hand soap in my palm and wiggle the brush in it. Rinse thoroughly, reshape if necessary, and LAY FLAT TO DRY on a towel. Drying them bristle side up can cause the excess water to drop down into the brush and loosen the glue that’s holding the bristles.
*Experiment with styles (in the privacy of your bathroom) that I never thought I could pull off.*
No, it’s not corny. How else are you going to find out what looks good on you? I need to do this more. I’m the moron who tries a new look that ultimately doesn’t work, needs to be taken off with new makeup re-applied ten minutes before I have to be somewhere important where I’ll be getting my photo taken, like a wedding. I will be late, and I will look like I’ve been crying because I was furiously wiping off my shitty job. This also applies to hair.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Head on over to Blame in on the Boogie for the rest – which includes many image and video tutorials.
*Sleep on a satin pillowcase to protect my hair.*
Okay, I knew satin pillowcases were good for your skin because..something about how a cotton pillowcase can further irritate dry skin..oh and you don’t wake up with wrinkles on your face. But being good for you hair is news to me. It makes sense though (read this) I’ll sum it up for you – less bedhead.
I like these because they’re not that ultra shiny shit you’d find in like, a pimp’s room or something
*Drink lots of water for a healthy body.
Take a multivitamin every day. They even make gummy vitamins for grownups so I have no excuse.*
These go hand in hand and are kind of no-brainers, but seriously DRINK LOTS OF WATER. It visibly does wonders for your skin. This is my #1 resolution (see, just keep it simple)
*Tell myself that I am beautiful every. single. day.*
Mmmmm k, realistically this won’t happen, because we are women and some days no matter what, we feel like we look like absolute hell.
Here’s a tip for if you have to stay out until 2am drinking when you have work early the next morning: Wear some shiny ass jewelry to work. I’m serious! For some reason it makes you look put together – hung over people aren’t shiny in the morning, so it will throw everyone off your trail. Don’t go crazy, just wear a pair of earings and you’ll feel upgraded. Keep it simple and classy
Basically the lowdown is if you feel like you look like shit, you’re going to feel like shit too. It’s a slippery slope. So, one of my other resolutions has been try to put together a decent work outfit the night before. Not only will I be able to get a little bit more sleep out of it, but there are honestly some days where I’m rushing to find something that looks good on me, and wind up having to head out the door in something I’m not 100% feelin…which results in me being self conscious and feeling like I look a mess all day. Which will result in me giving up, and binge eating cheese while I watch Rupaul’s Drag Race on Netflix all night, instead of working out and being productive.
I’m talkin about a certain fashion and beauty website that millions of people follow. When I read that this certain site was doing a “month of beauty” with a new beauty idea every single day, I got a little exited.
The month is almost over and I have to say I am a little disappointed. Actually, really disappointed and pretty surprised. So many women look to this certain site for inspiration and fashion advice, and whatever else which lead me to believe that an ENTIRE months’ worth of beauty ideas - HOLIDAY BEAUTY IDEAS, mind you - would have to be incredible. However, it is anything but.
Here are some of the looks I find particularly…. 0_0
Like no one has EVER thought to use metallic eyeshadow for the Holidays before.
A metallic turban? Really? The turban trend is sooo over (thank god)
Here’s a brilliant idea – scare the shit out of your boyfriend/date by wearing two different colors of lipstick. Don’t drink anything. Don’t eat anything. And breath out of your mouth all night so your lips never touch. People will definitely be talking about how weird you are.
”A New Way to Wear Cat-Eye Liner” is actually just to wear eye-shadow with it? Green eyeshadow? ….oh okay.
I love this makeup look. UNFORTUNATELY this day’s tip is to part your hair to the side AND FUCKING CURL IT.
AND I can’t even buy that lipstick because they fail to mention WHO FUCKING MAKES IT
December 20th and 22nd’s brilliant beauty tips? Wear lipstick.
Okay, okay – they are suggesting specific shades, but you can at least pick out a couple of each for us. Aren’t these people getting paid to do this?
YUP. I am going to wear confetti stars all over my face because I am either
A) Bailing on your holiday party to attend a RAVE
B) Rainbow Brite
C) 5 years old
Cooooome ON. Show me some actual tutorials instead of a tiny blurb with ONE photograph. Show me outfits and accessories. If you’re suggesting a certain shade of lipstick or eyeshadow – show me a few different variations. How lazy can you be? How do 111,310 people “like” this? HOW MUCH MONEY DID SOMEONE MAKE ON THIS PIECE OF SHIT? Step it up for cryin’ out loud.
I CAN’T BE TALKING ABOUT SHIT I WANT TO SPEND MY MONEY ON EVERY WEEK. THIS WEEK WE’LL SWITCH IT UP AND TALK ABOUT SOME SUPER RELEVANT, CURRENT EVENTS. I REALIZED CAPS IS ON TO LATE, BUT LIKED THE WAY IT LOOKED SO I’M GOING WITH IT. WE’RE DOING THIS. wHAT’S BEEN GOING DOWN THIS WEEK? SPILL THAT TEA, GRR
FIRST OF ALL, THERE’S THIS SONG
(IF YOU’RE IN AN AREA WHERE PEOPLE WON’T APPRECIATE YOUR DANCE MOVES, DO NOT PRESS PLAY)
UP NEXT, LET’S TALK ABOUT TRASHY TELEVISION WE ALL LOVE:
DID WE ALL WATCH THE SEASON PREMIERE OF TODDLERS & TIARAS? HOW MUCH DO WE LOOOOOOVE BOB AND HIS RAT TAIL?
THIS IS PRETTY AWESOME TOO:
EVERYONE SHOULD TAKE INSPIRATION FROM RU RU.
IN A WAY I FEEL BAD FOR BOB BECAUSE HE’S PROBABLY GOING TO GET PICKED ON AND BE MISUNDERSTOOD FOR PRETTY MUCH HIS ENTIRE LIFE. BUT BOB WILL NOT GIVE A SHIT. BOB WILL GO ON BEING BOB AND DOING WHATEVER THE FUCK HE WANTS. HE’LL GO TO AN ART SCHOOL TO BECOME A PAINTING MAJOR, AND PROBABLY WON’T EVEN DRINK OR DO ANY DRUGS, AND HE WILL GET SO MANY GIRLS.
WHAT’S NOT SO INCREDIBLE IS THAT HIS MOM ACTUAL STATED SHE HAD CHILDREN TO PUT THEM IN PAGEANTS.
BECAUSE THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING CREEPY ABOUT THEM AT ALL
SPEAKING OF RUPAUL
WHEN IS DRAG RACE COMING BACK?
THIS IS PROBABLY MY FAVORITE SHOW OF ALL TIME. I LOVE RUPAUL - I’VE EVEN READ THAT BITCH’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY. I’M GETTING A TEE SHIRT MADE THAT SAYS “RUPAUL FOR PRESIDENT”
THERE IS NOTHING MORE ENTERTAINING IN THE WORLD TO ME THAN THESE CRAZY BITCHES
LOOOOVE MANILLA LUZON! (is she some sort of pot-monster here? LOVE her!!!)
HOLD UP – I JUST FOUND MY NEW FAVORITE WEBSITE:
^That’s miss Carmen Carrera in W magazine
Cannot wait for season 4!!! (btw, it starts in January)
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This month’s BEAUTY CALL is a good one. A Banger. And to keep it in the theme of the holidays, these items also double over as superb gift ideas for your sisters, friends, cousins, girlfriends, ponies. Or ef that,
Number one item of the month goes to:
(photo care of my instagram - follow me:)
What you need to know:
- 96 eye shadow shades
- 84 shiny lip glosses
- 6 cream eyeliners
- 2 eyeliner pencils
- 3 blushes
- 1 bronzer
- 1 mascara
- 4 applicators
Every November Sephora puts out a new one of these, and yet, somehow, it doesn’t have a decent name yet. They can’t just go with Blockbuster, or anything “box” really because they carry the brand “smash box”. They should go with a one or two-word name. Something simple and memorable like “the cube” of the “Sephora Special” (there are no bad ideas in brain storming).
There are more colors than you will know what to do with. You go ahead and just toss the mascara - clump city. Also, if you don’t already own some basic brushes I’d pick up a couple so you can really enjoy this – the applicators provided are disposable.
Who wouldn’t love this Sephora Hello Kitty Brush Set? ($49) A monster, that’s who.
I want to take every color and put it on my face at one time
Item Number Dos:
EVERY scent is amazing. And the packaging is the most beautiful shit I’ve ever seen.
My favorite (I don’t know, it’s pretty hard to pick a favorite though..) is their new scent, Calm
If you’re like me, and can’t pick just one you can buy a set of 6 tiny GORGEOUS glass bottles of fragrance.
$54 on the Lollia site. I checked Amazon and Ebay for you already – that is the best price. These bottles are so decorative they will look good on your vanity even when they’re empty.
I can’t even imagine how perfect these bubble baths are – $34 each. Oh look, fuggin’ OPRAH loves it.
I’ll take one of everything.
Osis Dust it hair magnifying powder. $10 on Amazon
You want cray cray volume in your hair?
Sprinkle some of this in the crown of your hair and tease a little. You’ll look like a bombshell. Because it’s a powder, you can almost use it as a dry shampoo. This is great for 3-day hair that has a little bit of a grease sheen going on.
Does your skin get shitty dry this time of year too? Our water kind of adds to this lovely seasonal issue: I step out of the shower and feel like my face is expanding through the skin or something. I would imagine it’s what getting work done to your face feels like – must. not. show. no. emotion.
It might be a good idea to switch to some gentler skin-care products for the winter
Clarins toner is gentle, and soothing. Hence toner/lotion. Toning Lotion with Camomile: $20 ignore the part where is says “texture: lotion” whoever thinks lotion is a liquid is special.
Bliss Clog Dissolving Cleansing Milk: $28 (you can apparently get 20% off right now, coupon code TAKE20)
If you’re super dried out Queen Helene makes a super cheap ($5), super effective Olive Oil Mask that you can pick up at any Harmon, Rite Aid, CVS, etc.
BEAUTY CALL COMPLETE
YUUUUUUP. Another Holiday post -
Aaaaannnddd, we’re going to talk about nail polish again
Here are the colors I’m feelin:
-Metallic Reds/Dark Reds
-Half Moon Manicures
Deborah Lippmann : Bitches Brew
We know I love Dita. Her red (and gold?) Half moon manicure is gorgeous. Here’s how:
I love this look of glitter tips on a nude nail. Tutorial here
Deborah Lippmann: Bad Romance
Deborah Lippmann: Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?
Milani Jewel FX (I think I picked up the gold one at a CVS or Rite Aid for cheap. Here they’re $3.99) One coat looks great over any color, or layer 3 coats for a total sparkle manicure. Oh yea, good luck getting it off, though…
Cute mini Set. Sephora by O.P.I, here
Nail Rock Wraps. Get them at Urban for $10.00, here
For more glitter see my most recent Weekly Lust List