Thursday, February 25, 2010

The week that was...

The job-hunt is going embarrassingly bad. No one is responding to my applications. I've received one answer throughout this entire process so far, and that was a rejection letter. It seems everybody is looking for experienced workers -- but how can they expect us to ever get experience if they don't take a chance on us (the 'us' being anyone else in my position)? Oh well, maybe it all takes longer than I thought it would. Either way, it won't stop me trying as hard as I can, and I refuse to let this all get me down.
Instead let's focus on the interesting week that has just come to a close...

“Victoria Beckham is so nasty. Why doesn’t she just go home? Her dresses are beautiful, but I don’t care what she does. She’s mean to all the people around her. She’s too short to be a diva. We all use the same hairdressers, make-up artists, limo-drivers and greeters at the airports in LA and nobody has anything nice to say about her. They say she’s rude. She can’t always just be having a bad day . . . Victoria Beckham should get a life. I am not a fan of outrageous consumption. I think it is vulgar. And no-one should flaunt that they have a hundred Hermes bags. Not when people are starving. Everyone should be allowed to have a great time but she shows a distinct lack of class.”
~ Joan Rivers, on Victoria Beckham.
It's such a shame if what she's saying is true, I've always loved Posh, she seems like a nice person, but maybe I'm wrong...

Wardrobe Envy
Rachel Bilson (with boyfriend Hayden Christensen) picked up some items from the Official HBC Olympic Store in downtown Vancouver, wearing a to-die-for colourful coat, by Smythe. Seriously, I need this coat.

Nerve has a list of Five Albums You Should Be Listening to Right Now, including the above album Work, by Shout Out Louds, described as 'straightforward, immediately likable pop from Sweden. After a sophomore record that veered too far into maudlin, almost Cure-like territory, this latest record is stripped-down and serious, yet simultaneously more accessible than anything they’ve done before.'

Vogue Italia launches 2 new websites.

Vogue Curvy, whose current homepage features video interviews with plus-size models Crystal Renn and Lizzie Miller, as well as clothing and accessories inspired by
Mad Men bombshell Christina Hendricks, daily wardrobe advice, curvy icons (America Ferrera) and a curvy blog (designers who love curves and great places to shop).

...and Vogue Black
, featuring stories on Tyra Banks, Grace Jones and Ciara, with more on black beauty, runway stars and more.
I think these websites are a great idea. While they are, in a way, widening the gap between "regular" models and "plus-size" and "black" models, it's at least nice to know there is a place to go for this kind of information and inspiration.

Vintage Beauty
Anja Rubik
photographed by Carter Smith
So "vintage" is stretching it a bit, these photos can't be more than 5 years old. But I figure it's a beautiful way to start the weekend, no?

...listening to: Blade Runner Motion Picture Soundtrack, by Vangelis.
...watching: Mad Men season 2.
...reading: Harper's Bazaar Australia March 2010
...eating: buttermilk pancakes that I made myself! This is a big deal, because I never cook.

Tell me all about your week!

Have a beautiful weekend.


[photos courtesy of,, and]


michelle_ said...

beautiful post !
rachel bilson is defo the style icon !

many thanks for the sweet comments .
visit - follow - comment me


I'd be honoured to be on your blog roll! I really like your post style, will be back to read later!


. J a m i . x o x said...

What industry are you trying to get into?
I'm more of a no nail polish girl at all, but then I have these moments where I think painting my nails is a great idea and I go out and buy some nailpolish... I always end up buying it in black, i think because black is my staple colour and I can't break the habit. Nevertheless as soon as I begin painting my nails I instantly regret it.. its this vicious cycle i've got myself in lol.

buttermilk pancakes sounds amazing, I never cook either and I made some pancakes randomly last week... but buttermilk!!! YUM


Juliet said...

Thank you for your kind words! I think you'll get a job, just keep trying hard! send letters, visit and call. Tell them that you're interested in anything. It'll happen, I'm sure!

juliet xxx

little shadow said...

Ugh, I can totally relate to your job situation. I've been looking for work for almost 2 months now and its just pathetic how little I've heard back from employers.
Thanks for your lovely comment, I'm really liking your blog as well.
Keep it up!

Josie said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your darling comment!
Love, love your blog -- Rachel Bilson is positively fabulous.
As for the job-hunt, keep pushing -- you'll find something!
I'll be following along -- can't wait for more!
xxoo Josie

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Sorry the job hunt isn't going so easy- keep going with it, it'll get better. That Joan Rivers quote is interesting. I hope it's not true for sure but also, Joan has a new, fake face so I don't know how much she can spit at people for "vulgar consumption"- food for thought. I love that last picture!

I'm Heraid said...

lovely blog dear!

I just watched Paris Je t'aime... and j'adore!

thank you for stopping by my blog, hope to see you again :]

following :]

atelier said...

I love Bilson's coat and Anja photo, so cool

t.g.s said...

woah what a full on post haha love it
as for the job hunt, don't worry bout it
i've applied to soo many jobs and got rejected so manay times but that's nothing personal towards you, things happen and maybe you're not what they're looking for
true, experience matters but there are pletny jobs out there that are specifically for inexperienced
first time workers
so keep trying you'll get a job :)

i really like how you've categorised your topics
and i love your taste in everything
very cool blog

Missy said...

Love Rachels coat! did you see the same on in black she's been wearing?

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LYDIA HOPE said...

She always comes across well to me, maybe it was Joan that was having the bad day!

Is This Real Life? said...

ah great post loved it!

Zanah said...

My week has been rather slow... love your pic header :) Mon Mode Blog

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

joan rivers is a gossip! gotta take it all with a grain of salt..

emily viveur said...

the joan rivers quote was quite amusing considering her own reputation! anyways...
i wish you lots of good luck with your job hunt! and i lovelovelove that photo of anja rubik, definitely a nice way to start the weekend.


Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

thanks for the comment you left me, your blog is gorgeous! rachel bilson's coat- ohmigod! love love.

im also doing the job hunt thing atm. and it SUCKS. sooo many applications, so little replies... you'd think sending a stock standard 'we're sorry, but no' rejection letter would be easy. guess it isnt. what type of job are you looking for? keep your chin up, you'll find something!


Miss Mae said...

Thank you for your sweet comments. I always love looking at all your fab posts my dear! Keep it up!

<3 Miss Mae

Zi said...

ive just bought the proenza ps1
but I saw that on they have something similar but i don t now if the ship to austrlia

stellawantstodie said...

wow! love the rachel´s coat!

Hannah said...

good luck with the job hunt - i'm in the same boat and it's happened before, but when you find something that's perfect your enthusiasm will probably show more and the employer will be able to sense it!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog.
I am following.
Ahh I made buttermilk pancakes on the weekend...yum!

Dolly Daydream aka Jasmine said...

I love that jacket Rachel Bilson was wearing! I never got to see a glimpse of the Vogue Black issue, I really wish I did but I guess this website gives me an idea, mmy Mumk will probably love the site. I have never been a big fan of Victoria Beckham either and if this is true it just backs up what I have believed all along, everyone says she has great style but the fact is it is her stylists who mostly dress her and what right does she have to go to fashion shows and such,I personally hate the socialite scene just because someone around you is famous for having an actual job does that mean that you should have the right to all these things, I am not saying I would turn these down if I had the chance but if she is that rude with it then, uhhh. This comment has got me so fired up I am sorry for the long comment.

From Dolly

Margaux. said...

I'm in a constant state of Rachel Bilson wardrobe envy!

nookie said...

hope you'll have better luck on job hunting this week!
love Rachel's jacket

MIA said...

LOL, that could be a bit boring, it doesn't?

well, somepeople already asked me it, I just found that picture in fashionroadkill, in a nice post. you can check her blog in my blogroll. it was like...november I guess.
I hope I had helped you :)

ellesappelle said...

Rachel Bilson looks adorable! Good luck with your job hunt, I feel your pain! Follow up calls make a huge difference...just keep pestering!!

Romany said...

Thanks for all of your comments and well-wishes, lovelies! Good luck to us all, on the job front, eh!
It's been very interesting to read the differing opinions on the Joan Rivers quote. I wonder if some sort of cat-fight will follow from here -- whose side would everyone be on? ;)

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

I just hope whaetevr is said about in the quote about posh spice is not true! :( Ohh and I adore that striped overcoat!!

MizzJ said...

Yikes, sorry to hear about your job situation, but don't give up hope! You'll find something eventually :) I find it highly amusing that Joan Rivers would be saying something like that about Victoria Beckham - talk about the pot calling the kettle black!