Thursday, 13 August 2009

Another day, Another legend dies

There's something about the year 2009, or this summer. The recent history of stars who have passed away has been shockingly high and yet another icon dies. At 94, he had a pretty good run but will undoubtably be missed. RIP Mr Les Paul xoxox Nonetheless, you will always be immortalised in the form of one of the most popular instruments xoxoxox

Friday, 7 August 2009

R.I.P John Hughes

I can't say I'm a big fan of sloppy montages and cheesey tributes but I think this one's pretty good and really epitomises Hughes's legacy as a pioneer for teen flicks in the 80's. R.I.P John Hughes xoxoxox

Thursday, 6 August 2009

A nymph? A fairy? A beautiful alien?

I adore this picture of Leighton. It's quite old but I think she looks STUNNING and her features look exaggerated to make her look like a mythological nymph or one of Titania's fairies from A Midsummer Night's Dream or a beautiful alien sent down from earth for us to admire.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

The Model as a Muse

I LOVE fashion editorials but its not just the clothes that make them's the model too. Over the years I've had a regular subscription to Vogue and occasionally I buy ELLE and US imports like Nylon, Teen Vogue and American Vogue (which is not nealy as good as British Vogue tbh) so I've become familar with a a few faces. Anyway there are some models who are chameleons and are one minute a 40's screen siren exhaling plumes of smoke from a long cigarette holder and the next they're a grungy, leather-clad beauty queen smashing the shit out of a fender; then there are the models who embody a certain feature or look (kind of like Derek Zoolander-but in a good way). Here are some of my favourites...

Lara Stone:
How many models can make gap-toothed sexy?

Agyness Deyn:
A Northern Angel

Karlie Kloss:
Those eyebrows, those cheekbones, that smile- I LOVE Karlie

Jessica Stam:
Amazing curves and a portrait face

Natalia Vodianova:
A Dollface. A total Russian doll.

Jourdan Dunn:
How many people can look THAT elegant on a bus?

Daria Werbowy:
limb-y, athletic and killer cheekbones

Sasha Pivovorova:
Gemma Ward look-a-like with an upside-down smile

Rosie Huntington-Whitely:

An English Rose with Bee Stung lips

"Don't you want to?" - Soho Dolls

I really fucking love the Soho Doll's music. From "Stripper" to "Shut your pretty mouth" to my personal favourite, "bang bang bang bang", they just have this kind of electro glam sound accompanied with suggestive lyrics that are sung so vulnerably that it's an intoxicating paradox. Youtube them or visit their myspace page
To get a taste of their music here's a video I found on Youtube about my favourite Gossip Girl, Blair Waldorf. The song "Bang Bang Bang Bang" fits perfectly to show her sexy side and her vulnerable side.

"Alice in Wonderland" 2010 teaser trailer

Monday, 3 August 2009

Saturday, 1 August 2009

You may not be the best actress, but honey you got STYLE

I've been meaning to post these pictures for ages. Emma Watson: perhaps "shit" is a bit harsh but there's alot lacking when it comes to her performance skills however I'll forgive her because this girl knows how to work, not only an outfit, but the camera when it comes to photoshoots and fashion. I just LOVE the feline-inspired eye make-up and the whole smokey dark eyes, pale lips and Bed-Head hair thing. The clothes are also to die for. I guess it's kind of a marmite thing cause on the plane on the way to Berlin I had this magazine with me and alot of my friends thought she looked awful. Personally I think she looks AMAZING and there's not a trace of that awful shrill straight-laced Hermione in there.