But these necklaces are more quirky and cute, maybe just because the name comes in different colours and looks more bold? I don't know, but I am so lusting over one of these, and especially in the Helvetica! They look amazing! Although, I am not really a minimalistic type of girl, so I think I would be better off with the cursive. Now the only question is which colour to get? I'm partial to the red, but I think that's only because Miss Twiglet can pull it off so well...
Has anyone got one of the Helpless Romantic necklaces? How do they look?
- Black top from Target
- Vest from Valleygirl
- Jeans from Cotton On
- Earrings from Diva
- Bracelet from Sydney (another present from my sister, lucky me!)
This is me practicing my dance to "Let's Dance to Joy Division"! Now I am boogeying off to get some lunch, get some trashy novels to read on my upcoming trip to Melbourne and Sydney, and to get my uni textbooks for the semester! I'm so excited, I'm such a geek when it comes to new textbooks!
So I am a bit perturbed about Maggie Gyllenhaal's choice of jumpsuit at the Dark Knight premiere. Usually I am a big fan of whatever Miss Gyllenhaal wears/stars in/is related to but I'm a bit unimpressed by this jumpsuit... or am I? I really can't decide.
While I admire the fact that she championed the jumpsuit at a red carpet event without sporting a cameltoe, and can do the plunging neckline without showing her ta-tas, it's a bit shapeless, isn't it? And I cannot STAND pants that aren't taken up properly (probably because I live in a family of talented seamstresses).
What do you think? Does Maggie look fabulous or frumpy? Are jumpsuits even flattering on anyone? When will people learn to TAKE UP THEIR PANTS?
- Coat from Dotti
- Beret from Equip (with very messy caught-in-the-rain hair!)
- Necklace from Diva
- Watch from Singapore (a present from Boy's parents!)
This coat is now my new favourite (especially since I got it at half price!), I'm really into navy blue at the moment for some reason. I think I didn't wear it much before because my primary school uniform was navy blue (even though that was AGES ago), and this coat is so lovely and vintage looking. I really love the necklace, I don't usually wear ones with such long chains because they tend to disappear into my cleavage and go all wonky. But I couldn't resist this one:
Hopefully it is less rainy and horrifying looking outside where you are! (Although truth be told, I don't mind the rain too much!)
This post is inspired by my lovely sister, who bought me a Cat Power limited-release record when she was in Sydney recently. Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, is not only a strong, successful woman, but she also has some rather enviable style (as noticed by Mr Lagerfeld himself). I'm not sure I could really pigeonhole her style (though admittedly, "Chanel-like" would not be my first option), but the elements I admire is that she manages to look effortlessly cool while still giving off the I-just-got-out-of-bed-with-guitar-and-cigarette vibe.
With a Bob Dylan shirt (!! Another one of my favourites) and, ahm.. if I'm not mistaken, forgoing the Brazilian, but still look very rock chick.
Although this is from an editorial so not Chan Marshall's personal style directly, I am in LOVE with the jacket in the second picture. And the shirt. And whatever she has on her wrist.
Another could-be-just-thrown-together-but-still-looks-amazing look. I think it has to do with her hair. A straight fringe (or, bangs, depending what side of the ocean you're from) always seems to raise people's style factor by at least a couple of points.
As said in Not Another Teen Movie (...never thought I would quote that here), "Any chick with a guitar is hot." Even while wearing jeans that even Kurt Cobain might shy away from for being too holey.
For Cat Power style:
- Be outspoken and passionate for what you believe in. Confidence is always sexy.
- Smudge your eyeliner.
- Cut a blunt fringe.
- Learn how to play guitar. (Bonus points for gorgeous husky voice).
- Blazers and jeans are key for an effortlessly chic look.
- Download these songs: "Sea of Love", "Living Proof", and "Rambling (Wo)Man".
- Cat Power fashion collaboration? We can only hope...
- Cat Power official website.
I love these! 50's tattoo styles without having to go through the pain of getting tattooed! I think that jewellery is an excellent way to acknowledge an aesthetic that you love without necessarily wearing head-to-toe of the look. For me, an extremely messy girl who has a Cory Kennedy approach to hair most days, I don't think I would be able to pull of the polished pinup look; I think the most I could achieve would be the poor man's Dita von Teese. But I could definitely see myself rocking a pair of the devil earrings or the rose necklace with a cute pencil skirt and some perfectly applied red lipstick (the secret of every pinup girl).
If you want more:
- 50's movies at Rockabilly Central.
- Which 50's pin up are you? (I was the scholar!)
- How to get rockabilly-style hair.
- Angelique Houtkamp paints gorgeous tattooed pinup girls (such as the one at the start of the story).
On the topic of Disney, a while ago, I read this article about one mother who'd finally had enough of the Disney princess phenomenon being pushed onto her daughter. Although I was a Disney girl through and through, I thought that this article was really interesting, because I guess I'd never thought about just how much the princess theme is forced on little girls. Even if you aren't a fan of the feminist side of the Disney argument, you might be interested to know that according to the University of Maryland, in the early 19th century pink was considered a more masculine colour, because it was seen as a lighter shade of red, and blue more feminine because of its associations with daintiness, constancy and faithfulness. Gin in a Teacup, bringing you useless but interesting information every day.
Most people seem to either love these necklaces or are a little creeped out by them, which one are you?
If you're as obsessed with the show as I am, you'll remember that in season 3 Carrie pimped the hell out of this accessory and designers and chain stores around the world followed suit. I don't mind a cute flower brooch, but Carrie's corsages would take on ridiculous proportions. This was NOT resolved in the movie, in fact the corsage took on Little Shop of Horrors proportions:
Although, yes, Carrie Bradshaw can pull of most things that she wears, in "real life" I doubt anyone could wear this without forgoing the ability to come in close contact with people/eat/move their right arm. However, I admit. I am a fan of the flower and even the corsage has won me over. There are ways of wearing them without looking like a clown, as demonstrated by the painfully stylish people on Facehunter:
Wearing flowers tucked into your hair (or, for extra points, your beret) is a cute way to acknowledge the trend without letting it overpower your look. (But maybe leave the incredibly huge shoes at home - unless you WANT to lounge on the stairs all night.) If you are going to wear your love of corsages on your chest, make sure that it matches the rest of your outfit. Particularly in the third picture, where the red flower matches the red of the belt AND the red of her lipstick, while still complementing the colour scheme of the dress. In the fourth picture I think that the flowers may actually be part of her dress, but it's easy enough to make felt flowers that match a dress you already have. & bonus points to the guy for rocking the trend and pulling it off!