Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Have you ever seen that bag? Chances are that this is your first time. The above bag in a Maison Goyard bag. They are becoming more and more popular because of what Maison Goyard means. Say, when you think of someone rich, you think they have Louis Vuitton luggage. If you know you are rich, and you don't give a damn if people realize it or not, you have Maison Goyard luggage. Maison Goyard is the epitome of luxury, and unfortunately, people are catching on. Every day, there are more and more people purchasing knock offs of these bags. The only positive thing from that is the fact that the overused Louis Vuitton knock off just might be put to rest!
The low-down on Maison Goyard: Maison Goyard was founded in 1853, and is known for the clientelle and their monograms. Their clientelle includes the Grand Duke of Russia, Madonna, the Maharaja de Kapurthala, and Karl Lagerfeld. Have fun trying to find a store that sells Goyards because there are less than 15 in the world.
Hopefully, anyway. Last night marked the start of the new year, which I was very happy to embrace. 2007 was a very difficult year. It was full of challenges in school, relationships, everything. I am very happy to say it is over, and to start over with a clean slate.
'08 marks the start of more to come in regards to fashion. What will be in? What will be out? Only a few will be able to say. So in the hopes of educating myself, I bought the January Vogue. According to Vogue, femininity is back in full swing. Gone are the days of oxfords and tailored menswear. Welcome full skirts, anything flowy, pops of coral, yellow, and purple, and patterns galore.
So me, I am very excited for spring. When you are walking along the streets and you stop and stare and the gorgeous girl wearing bright flats, a sun dress, and a graphic cardi, you can come back here and comment on this post and say 'Hey! I saw you walking down the street today!'. I plan to be wearing many more dresses, matte lipstick, bright nails, and vintage rings that I found in my mother's drawer.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
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Monday, December 3, 2007
With events such as shaving her hair off, losing custody of her children, and getting married and annulled in 48 hours, Britney Spears’ personal life causes us to forget that she made and broke musical records with her singles and albums.
Her latest release, “Blackout,” is no different. Spears provides her fans and her curious onlookers with fast beats and tantalizing messages that no one can get out of their heads.
“Gimme More”, the single from her latest album, sets the scene for tracks to come. Produced by Danja, Gimme More is a compilation of clubbing beats and a highly synthesized voice.
Spears’ voice sounds processed by a computer, however, that works for the song. ‘I just can’t control myself/ They want more? / Well I’ll give them more’. Gimme More is a song with an ulterior motive. It is Spears’ way of saying that she knows that she is getting bad publicity, but, hey, if the fans want it, she will deliver. Overall, it was a very good single because it is something that no one can get out of his or her heads.
The second single on “Blackout”, “Piece of Me”, is Spears’ ode to the paparazzi with more up-tempo beats and over processed vocal track. ‘I'm Mrs. 'Most likely to get on TV for stripping on the streets/ When getting the groceries/ No, for real/ Are you kidding me?’
Spears is smarter than she lets on since she does agree that all of this publicity is pointless. However, she taunts the paparazzi continuously during this song by constantly repeating ‘Do you want a piece of me?’ Overall, this song was one of the best songs on the album, and arguably the most fun to listen to Spears’ mocking of the paparazzi.
“Radar’s” heavy beats are not the only things that make this song get under your skin. Britney’s voice in this track stands out more than any other: It is pure and simple, and there is a perfect balance between hip-swaying beats and the sultry lyrics. It is a very easy song to listen to, and ridiculously fun to dance to.
“Heaven on Earth” has a ridiculous amount of potential at the beginning of the song: with the synthesizer pumping, and Britney’s faint whisper, “Heaven on Earth” could have been the ultimate dance song. However, less than a minute into the song, the mood changes, and Spears starts sounding like Paris Hilton on Hilton’s Track “Nothing in this World”.
There is no use in describing what Get Naked (I Got a Plan) is about, because it is all in the title. Now, this song title may make it sound like the next Toxic, but it doesn’t have lyrics that are worthy enough to be stuck in your head for weeks on end. The only positive from this track is the bass in the background of the dirty lyrics. It was the worst song on the album, which is very disappointing because the beginning of the album set the bar extremely high.
One of the better songs on “Blackout” is “Freakshow”, which starts off with Spears doing a slight rap. This song is guaranteed to get anyone pumped up to stand and dance to lyrics like ‘Don't stop it let it flow/ Let your inhibitions go/ It's a crazy night/ Let's make a freakshow’. It was well composed and is sure to be a hit in clubs all around the world.
“Toy Soldier” is guaranteed to be the next hit single. Spears’ taunting voice tells her fans that ‘This time I need a soldier/ I'm sick of toy soldiers/ A boy that knows how to take care of me/ Won't be just coming over...’ This connects to the fans because they all know about Spears and Kevin Federline’s relationship, marriages, and divorce. This hit is sure to be the epitome of a break up song. Did Spears write this song based on experience with Federline?
“Hot as Ice” is slightly controversial for all critics for the fact it has been said how Spears is trashy and needs to lose weight. In this song, Spears says that she still has sex appeal. ‘I'm just a girl with the ability to drive a man crazy/ Make him call me mama/ Make him my new baby’.
The last track on “Blackout”, “Why Should I Be Sad” is the only song like a ballad. The music sounds a lot like something Justin Timberlake’s What Goes Around Comes Around and the entire vibe of Promise by Ciara. The lyrics are dripping with regret and remorse about both her marriage with Federline, and her marriage to her childhood friend. ‘My friends said you would play me/ But I just said they're crazy/ While I was crying, praying/ Was it true?’
Although most wouldn’t sympathize with Spears, this track seems to be something to make the fans feel for her.
Blackout opened on the Billboard 200 as number two, so it is obvious many people were curious about what the final outcome would be.
Blackout is a great album when it comes to clubbing/rave beats and the collaborations on the tracks. However, if robotic sounding lead singers and trashy lyrics cause someone a headache, then this album should be a pass.
It is a HUGE book (over 500 pages) but I finished it in 2 days because Hopkins writes in stanzas. Although the kinds of 'poems' (for lack of a better term) are not as creative as Crank, it still was a stunning read.
If you don't read this, I will be incredibly dissappointed in you.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Someone just said eloquence and grace to me and I felt like it rolled off the tongue.
THE MOST VERSATILE THING EVER
Ahhh you know you want it.... But I am going to be obnoxious and tell you that it is mine... na na na na boo boo. I bought it on adorevintage.com, but i hasn't come yet. But anyways, I think that every single girl needs a little lace and tulle to bring out the 3 year old ballerina in you. It also looks extremely European. But nevertheless, it must go on my favorite things list because it is drool worthy.
I cannot stop raving about this book. If anyone has read Kite Runner, I must assure you that this is 5 million times better. It is about two women forced into a marriage in Afganistan, and it is full of hate, love, and the inferiority of women. I cried multiple times, and this book will always have a special place in my heart.
Everymorning I wake up to the aroma of Awake. When I come home I inhale the scent of Wild Sweet Orange, and when I am procrastinating on a major project, I smell Calm. If you haven't figured it out already, I am taking about Starbucks' Tazo Teas. Each with their distinct aroma, every single one is like a tea bag from heaven.
OH MY GOD OMIGOD YOU GUYS. Legally Blonde is the most amazing thing EVER. And I just think I am getting tickets for Christmas adhsaihdasjxssd. The music is highly addicting to listen to, and the jokes are funny the twentieth time around. I honestly am 'So Much Better' after listening to Legally Blonde (anyone get it? I am just toooooo witty)
Monday, November 26, 2007
She kind of reminds me of Cory Kennedy. Does anyone else see the resemblance?
I feel like she looks amazingly glamorous with that bag. I want it. now.
My dirty little secret: This dress makes me drool.
I love the little caps like that one. I want one with an intense passion, although I have no idea where I would wear it.
Not to be sterotypical, but a lot of Asian girls always look stunning, and she is no exception.
ahhhh I am in love.
Up next: B's favorite things! I am going to show you the most amazing things that I swear buy.
Until then, B.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
- Paint my nails a ridiculous color
- Purchase the Tiffany's key ring for a friend's sixteenth
- Figure out how to curl my hair without it looking retarded
- Find another sick nastylicious place to preview in my blog.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
As I was doing my weekly browse of all of the websites that carry things I can only dream of owning, I noticed a similarity between a lot of the clutches... they are all very...solid. No more slouchy bags or hobos, no we are all seeing little boxy clutches. Will this become a huge fad? Only time will tell.
The boots are amazing and I want her leather jacket SOOOOO bad.
The patterns, the green, the boots, everything is amazing. She looks so pulled together it is ridiculous.
Not very detailed, but I love how the tights pop and really draw the eye to her.
the retroness is amazing. I love love love her boots.