Thursday, March 18, 2010

The week that was...

Don't you just hate having the flu? It just doesn't go away. But besides the whole feeling-like-crap-24/7 thing, there is one thing I look forward to when getting sick - I lose my voice! Am I crazy for loving it when my voice is all husky and raspy? It just gives me the giggles (these giggles produce very little actual sound, rather a high-pitched weezing more like, which just makes me even more entertained).
Despite the flu, it's been a big week. I got an invitation to a VIP party at the Chadstone Shopping Event Wednesday night, and brought my friend Hannah along with me. We had no idea what to expect when we got there, but basically it was a trendy cafe in the middle of the shopping centre (up the stairs from the runway parade) with a 'black' carpet and velvet ropes. Hannah and I got there relatively early, so we were some of the first to fill out the area but soon more people began to arrive. The cafe was filled mostly with the models who'd just finished their first parade downstairs and needed a drink before the next one. I can only assume the rest were in the industry or regular Joe's like Hannah and I who were lucky enough to get an invite. There were photographers (mostly interested in capturing the models), a DJ, free drinks and food and even a list. My name has never been on a list before, it was incredibly exciting! The only downside was the floor was covered with a giant mirror that ran along the entire length of the cafe. Needless to say, all of us girls decked out in dresses were terrified of being exposed, and walked around with our hands clasped to our bums hoping to avoid accidentally flashing people! After hanging in the VIP area for about an hour and a half, we went downstairs to the second parade. Hannah and I were assuming we would just have to stand up outside of the roped-off area filled with 'reserved' chairs like almost everybody else, but then realised my listed name meant that two of these seats were 'reserved' for us! So we were able to enjoy the parade sitting in the third row. All of the clothes that were showcased were gorgeous, and made us eager to take advantage of the sales going on all around us in the shopping centre. After the parade, were treated to a performance by Paris Wells. Then Hannah and I did what we did best, we shopped! Unfortunately, our lack of jobs meant that neither of us had enough money but it was still fun to try on anything we fancied. All in all, a very fun night.
So let's take a closer look at the week that has just come to a close...

"Yes, I’m against [gay marriage] for a very simple reason: In the 60s they all said we had the right to the difference. And now, suddenly, they want a bourgeois life. For me it’s difficult to imagine—one of the papas at work and the other at home with the baby. How would that be for the baby? I don’t know. I see more lesbians married with babies than I see boys married with babies. And I also believe more in the relationship between mother and child than in that between father and child."

~Karl Lagerfeld, on gay marriage to Vice Magazine.
Karl gives us another quote to discuss this week. Basically he's saying that during the gay rights movement of the '60s activists said they had the right to be different from everyone. Now in 2010, he has a problem with the fact that they are trying to get the right to be part of the masses that subscribe to the idea of marriage. Hmm. Thoughts?

Wardrobe Envy
Mandy Moore shopping at The Urban Pet store in Hollywood, California.
This may be a very simple outfit that Mandy is rocking, but it's inspiring some serious envy in me. By now, you all know I love stripes, and when paired with some dark skinny jeans and a brown satchel that looks remarkably like the one I've been hunting for, it's an every-day outfit dream come true! The only problem is the shoes. Had Mandy worn some cute flats, it would have been a flawless look.

Beach House have been labelled as 'dream pop' due to their slow, atmospheric rhythms and haunting lyrics. The band's latest album, Teen Dream, has been called 'both the most diverse and most listenable of their three full-lengths, and yet it never seems like a compromise', with lead singer Victoria Legrand's voice being praised as 'coiling like smoke in the arches of the church'. Listen to Zebra.

Tina Fey
photographed by James White for Esquire Magazine's upcoming issue.

Tina Fey covers Esquire April. This isn't exactly news, but it's an excuse to share some absolute gems that Tina gave for the article. She says...
"The best doughnut? That's Peter Pan doughnuts in Brooklyn. It's a Polish bakery. We shot nearby once for 30 Rock. It's a white-cream-filled powdered doughnut. And I really believe, when I first tried it, if I had a penis, I would put it in this doughnut. I finally understand what you guys are thinking about and what motivates you guys.
"My four year old daughter has a pretend hair-and-nail salon, and I was doing her hair and makeup. I said, 'Hello ma'am. What's your name? And what do you do?' And she said, 'I get paid to dance at parties.' And I said, 'Oh, no. That's a terrible, terrible answer.'
"What I've come to realize is that when people say, 'The thinking man's whatever' — there's no such thing. The thinking man also wants to fuck Megan Fox."

Vintage Beauty
Eva Herzigova
photographed by Vincent Peters for GQ Italia (August 2008)
A year and a half qualifies as 'vintage' in my books. Oh who am I kidding, I should really change the name of this section. But I think I'll keep it, just for a laugh.

...listening to: Sigur Ros
...watching: old James Cameron movies (Aliens, Terminator 1 & 2 etc...)
...reading: The Great Gatsby - reading is a real struggle for me, so I'm still only halfway through this tiny, little book.
...eating: homemade sherbert. I can seriously feel the holes forming in my teeth.

Tell me all about your week!

Have a beautiful weekend!


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daydreaminblue said...

wow i'm jealous you went to the chadstone event! Its things like that that make me really wish i lived in melbourne, not sleepy old perth.

p.s sigur ros is my favourite band...and AMAZING live xx

Savvy Gal said...

Flu is definitely no fun.

Hope Chella said...

I love the Mandy Moore pictures :)

Have a great Friday xx

peachcharm said...

That chadstone shopping event sounds like a lot of fun and I am glad you enjoyed it! VIP!! so lucky :)
and lol @ the giant mirrors on the floor. I would have been so paranoid.

Tina Fey is hilarious and her little daughter's comment is funny. kids really do say the darnest things lol.

homemade sherbert?? sounds good.. i love eating raspberry sherbert.

I absolutely despise the flu.. Feel better!

Vintage Obsession said...

iI love the taste of soup when u done with a flu :) weird !)
HMM shopin while you have a flu might not be a good idea though !
get well soon!!

Juliet said...

Lovely post! I hope you get better!

juliet xxx

Lucy Laucht said...

I too have a lovely cold at the moment, and I rather enjoy having a husky voice although I've been told I sound like a man!

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CL, said...

oh what a coincidence, i'm sick as well :( i sound a little like a man, although my friends insist that my man voice is most people's normal voice, haha! get better soon :) mandy looks great in stripes, have a lovely weekend!

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

oh karl, you controversial little media nugget you. i wish i wasnt so tired so i could formulate a coherent response to his little tidbit.

chadstone event sounds awesome! and homemade sherbet? JEALOUS!!!

get better soon

coolboy said...

hi romany
good to see u again,
i will give u one suggestion,
when you are sick eat ice cream soonly u will be ok

Audrey Allure said...

Tina looks fantastic :) And hmm, Karl brings up a point, I didn't even know about that - for their right for difference.

JULIA said...

Although I am all for gay marriage, I think that little tidbit about the relationship between a mother and a child very thought provoking...
my week? LIKE YOURS! not the flu, but a head cold. I hate it too :(

Josie said...

Mandy Moore looks gorgeous as always -- and Tina Fey looks fab in this spread!
xxoo Josie

Dolly Daydream aka Jasmine said...

The party sounds like it was really fun I bet it was too. Oh my goodness this is so Deja Vu-ish for a minute in the week my voice went all raspy and I said to my friend I hope my voice stays like this it just sounds so cool and unique I hope my voice sounds like that when I'm older. I loved Tina Fey in Baby Mama she was so humourous!

From Dolly

Couture Carrie said...

I love Tina Fey. And sherbet.

Feel better, darling!


Romeika said...

I love Eva's picture, she looks great!

re:I found my parasol on ebay uk, good luck to ur aunt on her search:)

nookie said...

hope you get well soon!love Mandy's outfit

Lilpixie said...

love mandy's outfit and tina fey is hilarious

Pippa said...

Mandy moore is SO gorgeous. I love her completely :)
Loved her since her original movies :)

LyddieGal said...

Thanks for sharing the Tina Fey photos and quotes - I hadn't seen them and that was awesome.

Your shopping even sounds amazing! I need to get to something like that one day. The women running around trying to stay modest on a mirrored floor sounds really funny. Why would they do that?!

Chic on the Cheap

bowsnhearts said...

Ooo I didn't know that Chadstone had a VIP night!!! I love the photos of Tina Fey!

Regarding your comment on my blog, I have just graduated in November 2009. I am working full time as an accounts assistant now.

knk said...

i really hate gays and lesbians marriage, till now i didnt saw them in my country hope i dont want to see them in future

i am doing good romany

how are you feeling today
have a great week end

t.g.s said...

awww thanks for your concern, it's always nice to know you care, and don't worry i'm alllll better :)

wowee very prestigious
i wish my name was on a list haha

hmm the gay marriage thing has been in debate for awhile
for me, personally, i have absolutely nothing against it.
we're all humans so why should a marriage between 2 males or 2 females be so controversial
they have the same love for eachother as they do in male and female marriages so why not
i do agree about the fact that a relationship between a mother and daughter and father and son is special but i don't see the need for the controversy
we're in different times now so just embrace it

yeah i really like mandy's outfit
i don't maybe it's the shoes or bag...

tina fey is sexy.

sunaina said...

I don't think flats gonna get you in trouble if you alternate between 'good' shoes and walk on bare feet as much as possible. Flats are always better than heels I guess.

The event sounds fun:)
I hope you'll get better soon!

Lovely Tina Fey pictures and I always like your vintage pics<3

Have a good weekend xoxo

Simply Luxurious said...

What a week. I love that you are reading The Great Gatsby. An interesting book that is all too similar of the greed that swept the states causing the recession. Daisy, Daisy, Daisy.

Picnics and Peonies said...

So glad you found my blog! Hope you do enjoy the book- it's really beautiful. Love your post- I'm crazy about stripes, too. Happy Weekend!

Lottie said...

wow! you live in aus to go to chadstone right? great post :)

Fashion Tidbits said...

ooooh! sounds like you had a lot of fun!!! Chadstone is amazing, it was always so big when i went

Margaux. said...

Tina Fey is great

Berlin said...

Morning =D
Thanks for the sweet comment on my drawing.
So you won't be blogging on 16 diaries anymore?


Fashion Court said...

i was in a bit of a funk this week. that shopping event sounds fun! and i love the tina fey pics :o)

Tuesday said...

As for my point of view, I have nothing against gays or gay marriage, I respect them as a normal human beings and from my experience, they're always fun to be with. I kinda notice that they're mostly successful in their careers too because they've so much talent and so much to offer. At the end of the day, we have different situations to deal with, it is not our concern how they live their lives anyway, I've always have high respect for everyone (gay or straight) who respect me as the way I am... Just my two cents here...

Glam Girl said...

I love navy style! My week went well, the spring is here, so I went in the park for a walk with my friend! What about yours?

A.Co said...

Love that article about Tina Fey - so funny yet hot.

A.Co @

Clare said...

Sounds fun! I like having a husky voice too, it's funny!

Good choice with Sigur Ros :)



Bilou said...

Hi!Hope you will feel better and get rid of the flu.I like Mandy's top:X.Thanks for your comment:*

thetragicallychic said...

tina fey looks fierce and so cool!