Everyone has their own Facebook style. Are you a commenter?? A tagger? A constant Facebook status updater? Or the best, a chronic Facebook wall poster. Everyone likes a quality wallpost.
Before school starts in a week and a half, I've decided to give myself some much needed chill time. A.K.A. sleeping until around 2 p.m., catching up on T.V. I didn't get a chance to watch over the summer and then showering after that stressful day before night time boozin. What can I say, it's a great Welcome Week and it's even better when I can revisit some of my favorite shows from my childhood.
Besides Frida Kahlo being known for those tightly wound locks on her head, she's also known as the only woman with a mustache and unibrow who had men and women lusting after her and her artwork. Now that's some kind of sex appeal I will never know.
Remember years ago when Gavin Rossdale, Gwen Stefani's delicious British boy-toy, was accused of having a secret love child even from before the times of No Doubt or Bush? I heard about it around the days when I still wore a Catholic School uniform to represent my "style" and didn't believe it was true. Then I never heard about it again. Until now.
As you may have come to notice, I seem to have an affinity towards style icons that dress like they're a little peeved about something. And Taylor Momsen is the queen of the peeve. While 17-year-old Jenny Humphrey on Gossip Girl has a few things to be angry about (namely, playing second fiddle to her perfect brother and bombshell step-sister), I'm not exactly sure what's getting Taylor's panties (when she wears them, that is) in a bunch.
I'm sure a lot of you have been waiting for this. If you don't already know who Nicole Richie is, excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor. OK, now let's move on. A few years back, there was a show starring two insanely spoiled socialites that had to "live simply" under one roof with some folks from rural America. Yeah, I never watched it in fear of losing some serious brain cells, but one of those two spoiled heiresses was Nicole Richie.
Jul 21, 2010
Emma Watson isn't just that charming Brit that plays that one chick in that Harry Potter flick. She's grown before our eyes from the awkward 11-year-old Hermione to the classy, well-mannered face of Burberry with a personal style that, thankfully, doesn't resemble anything you'd see in the halls of Hogwarts.
Jul 14, 2010
At one point in my life, there was a time when I did think Sarah Silverman was absolutely high-larious on her show, The Sarah Silverman Program. Unfortunately, those days have long since passed, but I'm still left with something about her that I admire. No, it's not her ability to rock a mustache. Yes, surprisingly, it's her style.
Jun 30, 2010
If you haven't seen The Virgin Suicides, go see it! RIGHT NOW! Directed by Sofia Coppola, another style icon, you can see how the 5 Lisbon sisters' lives unfold in this dreamy and mysterious (and true) story. Originally based on the book by Jeffery Eugenides, the story is set in the 1970s in a town about 15 minutes away from where I live.
Before the days of dating the super delicious Jason Momoa, or the days before she birthed the naturally stylish daughter Zoe with her then-husband LENNY KRAVITZ (her taste in men is impeccable to say the least), Lisa Bonet was simply Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show.
Sometimes in this (awesome) summer heat, the last thing on our minds isn't what else we can add to an outfit to showcase our style, but how many layers we can remove without flashing too much skin or, worse, a nipple. And if I had to name one person who balances this all out perfectly, it's Sanoe Lake.
Diablo Cody is one cool lady. Not just because she has a wicked awesome tattoo on her arm of a pinup girl, the fact that she won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Juno, her previous profession of being a talented "clothing-remover," or the fact that her name means "devil" in Spanish.
In Annie Hall, Annie and Alvy attempt a relationship. They break up. They get back together. The process repeats, blah blah blah. It was a great movie no doubt, but half the time I was watching, I was more focused on how I can dress like a women trying to dress like a man without looking like a man. Does that make sense? Let's hope so.
Many know her as the one-name, Blondie. As I was growing up, I knew her as the one other woman my dad probably loved besides my ma. But was Paola (my mother's 2nd name after "Mom") ever jealous? Hells to the nah. She idolized her too! Debbie Harry has been turning heads since our parents were our age (before the days of Ke$ha-style auto tune and daily Facebook creepage).
I saw Scarface once. Yes, one time and I was barely paying attention. Typically movies about Cuban drug lords and mafia crime in Miami don't exactly thrill a Midwestern girl like me. It's a little difficult to relate to Tony Montana's lifestyle choices, but Elvria, on the other hand, well that's a whole other story.
Sometimes I will find myself enjoying things that clash in a good way. Things like dipping tortilla chips in hummus, or writing an article about fashion inspiration while listening to the Red Wings hockey game in the background. But if there's one clash that I find myself diggin' this week, it's that between Willa Holland's real-life style and her on-set style.
know, I know - blast from the freakin' past, right? I think we all remember sitting in front of the boob tube as a '90s kid watching Nickelodeon like it was our job (well, it kind of was besides sandboxes and swing sets). I didn't know it then, but those childhood TV shows I was unknowingly obsessed with, like Clarissa Explains It All, would later serve as my style inspiration as a college kid.
Not gonna lie, I could literally write an entire book of how I think everything Sofia Coppola does is the coolest shizz ever. No big deal, she was only the director of some of my favorite movies, like The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette. She's just the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, the director of The Godfather, besides being related to some of the coolest people in Hollywood.
If you don't know who Zooey Deschanel is, please kindly let me remove the rock that you've been living under to do a little educating. This girl acts in movies. This girl sings in her band, She & Him. This girl sings in her movies she acts in.
Alexa Chung is more than just your average British socialite it-girl sitting front row for every designer during London's Fashion Week. She's actually doing pretty cool things! All over the place! When she isn't busy being a model, the contributing editor of British Vogue, or supporting numerous charities, she's working on her TV career with her most notable MTV show from this past summer (that you probably didn't watch) called, It's On with Alexa Chung.
So, you may not know this, but I'm a teensy obsessed with world history. The fact that I'd rather watch a movie like "300" over a movie like "Legally Blonde" makes it's safe to say that I am a history nerd raised to the 10th power. But while the battles and the coups and the whole mummy thing interests me, what really gets me riled up is what everyone was wearing.
Being an Italian-American myself, I've always been drawn to things that rep' my ethnicity, whether its contributions like calzones, or "contributions" like The Jersey Shore. But if there's one thing Italiano that I could never take my eyes off of, it was a little show called The Sopranos.
he Royal Tenenbaums is one of Wes Anderson's many dysfunctional-family masterpieces he is infamous for. Besides portraying one of the strangest and most awkward families known to humanity, the main characters in The Royal Tenenbaums each have an extremely specific style, much like cartoons, that they hardly ever drift from.
Although today she is synonymous with drugs, alcohol, plastic surgery and being an all around hot mess, let's rewind about 18 years back to the days when Courtney Love was in her prime. In the '90s, Courtney Love was one of the few women who represented the grunge music genre.
I'm going to be completely honest with err-body in the club gettin' tipsy. I've watched Mad Men maybe one time (or less) during Christmas break and wasn't exactly its number one fan. But for some reason I couldn't take my eyes off of Joan Holloway's style and attitude on the show. And that's probably the only reason I lasted as long as I did...
Describing Chloe Sevigny's style in one word would be like attempting to describe color to a blind man: Impossible. She is a wild child with a wild style. It's vintage-meets-designer, quirky, eccentric and European chic with just the perfect hint of grunge. It doesn't sound like it would turn out well, but somehow Chloe works it.
Edie Sedgwick, best known for being one of Andy Warhol's muses, is my muse for this week. In addition to being a quadruple threat (actress, model, heiress and socialite), she was also known to be a major style icon. Although she is no longer with us today, her style still continues to appear as fashion inspiration from runways to sidewalks.
DJ Leigh and her Misshapes posse like to bump electronica and indie rock. They are also known to attract the Hispter crowd, but I try to stay open-minded to the boundary-pushing that she, and her party-mates, tend to inspire people with. I just love their sound. I also find Leigh Lezark incredibly chic, cool and mysterious with her all-black ensembles, signature jet-black bob and aversion to ever smiling in a photograph.
I’ve seen a lot of movies in my 19 and a half years on this Earth, and no character has ever inspired me like Kate Hudson’s in Almost Famous. (If you haven't seen it, you must. Right now!) This movie is based off of the rock and roll music scene of the early 1970s and Penny Lane, the leading lady/groupie, represents this era with her free-spirited, eclectic-yet-chic bohemian wardrobe.
Khloe Kardashian is notorious for being the loud, outspoken baby sister of the Kardashian kclan. I guess you gotta have that personality when your one older sister just popped out a baby and the other is famous for a sex tape. But while her personality makes a bold statement, its her fashion choices that speak the loudest.
First, every television set in America goes digital, and now TV is going 3D? Yes, people, the future is here. According to MSNBC, ESPN will be the first network to go 3D this June, dubbing their new station ESPN 3D (rather original) and fulfilling every sports fanatic’s wet dream for a decade.
It looks like those New Jersey Italians aren't the only ones with prosciutto beef about MTV's latest trainwreck, Jersey Shore. Another MTV "star" has his boxers in a bunch about the newest reality series to sweep America off its feet. Yes, everyone's favorite ass-hat, Spencer Pratt, isn't so happy with all the attention those overly tanned guidos have been getting.
College is stressful. And stress makes us do some pretty crazy things for the sake of a good grade, such as harming our bodies without even knowing it. Don't know what I'm talking about? Let me break it down.
Now that all my Christmas shopping is done, I've realized that there are a few people I forgot about this year. They may not be my closest family or friends, but they have made 2009 a memorable year for me. And for that, they deserve the world.
As you may or may not know, there's a lot going down in Washington right now in regards to our health and bodies. Not only is there major debate about Obama's health care plan, but Capitol Hill has been buzzin' about Botox. Namely, the idea to put a tax (nicknamed "Bo-tax") on it and other cosmetic surgeries.
There’s an unspoken rule that makes it allowable for you see your best friend's (or guy friend’s) bare ass in certain situations: a dare, a (drunken) hookup, a music festival, or on amateur night at a strip bar. But in the shower? That might be going a little too far, and one Green Mountain College student agrees.