Thursday, March 25, 2010

The week that was...

This week has been painfully boring. I'd sort of given up a little bit on the job-hunt. You know when something is failing for you over a long period of time, and you just become really disheartened about the whole thing, no matter what it is? And as the time ticks on, you start to question the decision and wonder whether its what you really wanted in the first place? Yeah, that's pretty much my head-space for the week that's just passed. But I've decided I'm going to start being more pro-active as of Monday, and try not to let it get me down. There are many more important things in life than a job, and I just have to put it all in perspective. It's not really a question of optimism or pessimism because I'm generally a very optimistic person - this is just a blip, if anything, simply because it's taking longer than I thought it would (and therefore putting off my much-anticipated trip to Europe due to lack of funds). Enough complaining...
Let's take a closer look at the week that has just come to a close...

"I have literally just been in this place of zero fear. I just believe, as totally hippy bullshit as that sounds, anything's possible if you're willing to grab it and make it your own. You look at Stevie Nicks. Did she have the most amazing voice in the world? Fuck no -- but she got on stage and she owned every molecule inside of herself and completely captured every molecule around everybody else in the entire room. She was this poster child for, 'I don't give a fuck, it's about my soul and my spirit and my music, and you either dig it or you don't.' And that's kind of my take on all this -- minus the vulgar words."
~Erin Wasson, on her current life-philosophy, to Paper Mag.
Ah, to not care. To be completely impervious to the sometimes traumatising effect of the judgements of others. Now that would be the life...

Wardrobe Envy
Jessica Alba has been sporting these 2151 Ray Bans all over California, recently, inspiring some serious envy. I've never really gotten into the Wayfarer trend, but this particular pair seem to be calling my name.

I Speak Because I Can, British indie/folk singer Laura Marling's sophomore album, has been described by Marling, herself, as dealing with "responsibility, particularly the responsibility of womanhood", and features a more mature sound and lyricism, in comparison to her debut album Alas I Cannot Swim. NME claims it be 'a stunning performance', and I think I might just agree.

Abbey Lee Kershaw for Michael Kors F/W 2010

Designer Michael Kors has vowed to raise the minimum age limit on models he hires to 16. "I think super-young girls used to be the exception," Kors says. "There’s always been a Twiggy, or a model who is very young. But they were few and far between. Now, they’re completely common. That’s something I see as a huge problem. The age of models really has to become a priority. We need to give these girls a chance to grow up."

"The fashion industry is starting to address real women again," Kors said at the Boston Health Forum, to applause from the audience. "Adults are in vogue. What a shock. This show season really was about the return of the adult in every city . . . The emphasis in fashion is shifting toward an emphasis on real women who are women, not girls. The reality is that women who buy designer clothes are 30-plus. The visual has to match the reality. Girls dressed up in their mother’s clothes? Guess what, it’s not attractive."

Vintage Beauty
Kirk Douglas and Brigitte Bardot
photographed in Cannes, 1953
Did you know that Brigitte Bardot became a press sensation after this set of photographs of her and Kirk Douglas (and also Errol Flynn) hanging on the Cannes beachfront during the 1953 Film Festival were snapped? Bardot was only 19 at the time, and starring in Un Acte d'Amour with Douglas. Bardot, famous for her 'mermaid style' blonde hair, was naturally a brunette. Ah, trivia...

...listening to: Laura Marling.
...watching: old reruns of The Simpsons.
...reading: still trying to get through the Great Gatsby (I'm a slow reader).
...eating: Strawberry Shortcake biscuits.

Tell me all about your week!

Have a beautiful weekend!


[photos courtesy of,,, and]


Josie said...

I am all over the Wayfarers. Desperately want a pair. And that shot of Brigitte and Kurt is gorgeous!
xxoo Josie

sunaina said...

What kind of job are you looking for? I'm sure you'll find one soon, don't give up.

Love the Ray bans! I agree with Kors about giving the girls a chance to grow up.

Cute Brigitte Bardot photo!

Ive had a normal week, nothing special happened besides that the sun was finally shining a lot!
I didn't really bake anything, didnt have the time but I bought a cupcakes book so I'll try out some recipes soon, have a lovely weekend xx

Zoë said...

That's the spirit! Let me know if you're passing by Brussels on your Europe tour :)! Have a great weekend!

CL, said...

aww i can't believe that's brigitte, she looks so cute! i totally know how you feel about wondering whether or not what you wanted is still what you want! and i love erin's quote, if only i could just not give a damn, it's actually harder than it sounds :) have a beautiful weekend,

nookie said...

sorry for the job hunting'll find one!I'm sure:)
love Jessica's outfit;)

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daydreaminblue said...

i love that you do these posts...makes a nice change from the countless editorial/runway/lookbook posts from the other blogs i follow (not that there's anything wrong with that, i guess that's what you expect from fashion blogs!), kinda like a breath of fresh air.

Oh and you're not alone, my week was rather...uninspired also xx

p.s in reply to your question, i take all photos myself..and i'm not very good at it yet which is why they're always unfocussed hehe!

kirstyb said...

cute jessica alba pics xxx

Fashion Tidbits said...

jessica alba is such a cute mama!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Love your collection of information (no, I would never call it trivia to get to know that BB was a brunette!). Perhaps you just need a bit of a break to gather new energy... Wishing you a great weekend!

Lottie said...

great post!

Fashion Court said...

jessica alba is so fashionable! i love her style :o)


Alba looks so sweet!!!

jessica danielle. said...

Great post! I love those wayfarers as well. And, I know likely everyone would disagree, but I almost prefer Brigitte with dark hair!


E said...

I have weeks like that, but it usually means the next one will be better, so that's good. I really like that Erin Wasson quote - very true.

ellesappelle said...

Alba is looking good & I'm loving the vintage beauty snap!

bowsnhearts said...

Yeah...what kind of job are you looking for? Job hunting is a really stressful period...especially with the economy just recovering.

I love Abbey Lee Kershaw and Brigitte Bardot!

Chin up babe! I am sure you will get your dream job soon. Think about it this way, if you have unlimited chance to win the lottery (or apply for jobs), you will win the lottery one day (or get a job!). This was told to me by my cheer me up when I was really depressed when I couldn't find a job.

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful photo of Kirk Douglas & Brigitte Bardot, really interesting fact :)

And I must check out Laura's music now!

Glam Girl said...

I adore the photos with Jessica Alba and Honour! She's got a great style!

Nina said...

I can completely relate as I myself am looking for a new job and for the most part Im optimistic but I have my down days too when fear kicks in, theres no way around it, those sad days will happen. I hope you find something very soon! and I love the photo of Brigitte, love her!

Lucy Laucht said...

What sort of job are you looking for? I was unemployed for a week last year and climbed the walls with boredom so I know what it feels like- stick at it thought, you'll find something!

Lucy Laucht: Daily style & inspiration

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

michael kors- 16 years old does not an adult make. but i guess its a start?

gorgeous pic of brigitte is amazing! shes so beautiful

the simpsons is on the tv behind me right now! i love homer so so much, could never tire of him

knk said...


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hey thanks for comment
i am sorry for the language,
its a puzzle for local friends,

i will ask u now,

A deaf man kissed blind man's wife,
one dumb person saw this situation,
how can Dumb person explain it to blind man?

haha think well

Cafe Fashionista said...

Jessica alba is a constant source of wardrobe envy for me, as well! I just adore her style! She always looks so effortless and comfortable! :)

Clare said...

So know what you mean about the whole giving up on the job hunt... Don't though! It'll all be fine, don't worry :)

Love laura Marling, am going to see her at latitude this summer and can't wait!

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Tuesday said...

Yeah you're right, just be cool and be patient, a job is coming but it is testing your patience. Enjoy the free days while its last, surely you'll be busy in no time when you have your job :)

Jessica Alba is always sooooo cool and simple, I like the way she wears her shirts like that!

I'm Heraid said...

I'm there with the job hunting. Except I picked this one job I want and got my mind set on it so if I dont get it its going to be a total blow to my stomach.
Erin Wasson made my week with those words though.
I've probably said this before but your blog is amazing. Just magical. Left you an award on my page :]

Trop Rouge said...

I use to not be a fan of raybans and the only pair i bought i ran over 2 weeks later with my car by accident. (long story).

meg said...

I so love Bridget's innocent. I don't know why but sometimes the actoress who plays Effy on Skins..when she isn't playing her has that sort of innocents too..but I don't think we get to see it much in her acting. Glad to see designers are thinking about real women for a change. I mean, we can't dress like a teenager forever.

Cool post. All the best on finding that job.

Thanks for reading.

Oddly, I do think of 'craig' as being this real guy faced with questions about his future.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Yum strawberry shortcake biscuits sound good! Hope you had a good weekend :)