Thursday, April 1, 2010

The week that was...

Ah, I still have another award to write about! Monday, I promise.
But before Monday comes, I've got a very exciting weekend planned, personally (it's about time a little excitement came and shook up my rut). It's my gorgeous friend Hannah's 18th birthday party. Despite the fact that her actual birthday was in the beginning of February (and what a night THAT was), her official shindig kept getting pushed back for all kinds of reasons, but it's here now, and just in time for Easter. It seems absolutely wrong to be partying on this of all religious holidays, but hey, I'm in no mood to turn down any kind of excitement.
But for now, let's take a closer look at the week that has just come to a close...

"I’m pretty much 80 percent healthy, 20 percent indulgent, because I don’t believe in depriving yourself. As soon as you step into the public eye you need to take responsibility for the people you are influencing. Body image is something that the majority of young women struggle with and I do think it is important that models are seen to be healthy and at a weight that works for their body type."
~Miranda Kerr, on health and modelling.
I think it's absolutely wonderful to see Miranda have this attitude. Accepting responsibility of her status as a role model (whether she wants it this way or not - being in the public eye, she realises it's not up to her to decide) and being positive and sensible about it is such a refreshing change. I'm not much of a Miranda fan, but this quote alone may have converted me.

Wardrobe Envy
Karen Gillan (and costar Matt Smith) attend a photocall to launch the new season of 'Doctor Who', Manchester, England.
more stripes. We've established that I'm thoroughly obsessed. But surely I'm not the only one who thinks the divine redhead looks effortlessly cool in that-quintessentially-British-way whilst at the same time avoids looking like a bumblebee, am I?

Baltimore-based 5 piece folk band Noble Lake's debut album, Heyday, has been praised as such, "....despite any sense of impending doom in the songs of Noble Lake, [lead singer James] Sarsgaard's tender voice and lyrics fight to rejoice in the good of today...stringing memories and anxieties into some of Baltimore's finest contemporary folk music." Listen to Morgantown.

In February, Conde Nast announced iPad versions of five of its titles were being prepped. In the same month, a video demo of Interview magazine's iPad app circulated, showing the photography and text of the magazine intermixed with video and audio content.

On April 3 in conjunction with the iPad launch, Interview will debut its April 2010 "iPad Issue" with a digital version designed specifically for the gadget. The application, which promises 330 screens of images and text, plus 20 minutes of video and audio content will be available on the iTunes iPad store for a special edition price of 99 cents. It precedes the print version by over a week - the April issue won't hit newsstands until the week of April 12.
What do you all think? Cool? Or lame?

Kylie Minogue
photographed by
Mario Testino

In other news, singer Kylie Minogue, model Claudie Schiffer and actress Sienna Miller have stripped down for the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer 2010 initiative, which aims to raise money and awareness of the killer disease. The campaign is sure to be close to Minogue's heart, considering her own battle with cancer in 2005.

Claudia Schiffer
photographed by
Mario Testino

Sienna Miller
photographed by
Mario Testino

Vintage Beauty
Claudia Cardinale
Why anyone would want the big, round sunnies trend to wind down is beyond me...
When done right, à la Ms. Cardinale, the look can enhance even the most drab of outfits. Isn't she just gorgeous, on another note?

...listening to: Reggie Watts
...watching: The Nanny
...reading: don't even ask. Haha.
...eating: pancakes, again. I need you all to help me shake this habit.

Tell me all about your week!

Have a beautiful weekend!


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LyddieGal said...

Oh. New Doctor Who this weekend. I'm not sure if I am happy or upset. I love Doctor Who and want to be excited for new episodes, but MY Doctor is gone!!!!
How will this new guy be? Will I like him? Will I want to like him? He doesn't wear converse sneakers - how will he run fast enough?

I will say this much, as assistants go and from the few images I have seen, this new one looks to be the best dressed yet!

Sorry for being a weirdo who cares far too much about a tv show!

Chic on the Cheap

Josie said...

Claudia Schiffer looks amazing! And I love that Miranda Kerr quote. She's fab.
xxoo Josie

Juliet said...

Great post again! Happy easter!

juliet xxx

nookie said...

you're not the only one obsessed with stripes:-"
have a great time this weekend dear!
aww and Happy Easter:)

CL, said...

i agree, i'm not a particularly big fan of miranda kerr but it's really nice to see her promote such a good views, as she is someone that many people look up to, she's definitely a natural beauty! haha, and i'm glad i'm not alone - stripes, studs, sequins are my weaknesses, but mostly stripes! i love sienna miller, although she's been laying low for a while now. . . sorry, this comment is getting a tad long! happy easter ♥ another lovely post!

knk said...

hi romany

how are you

beautiful yellow outfit
i like pancakes need one

take care

happy good friday

Bilou said...

I like Miranda's quote,very mature of her.Also,Mario Testino is a very talented photographer,like his pictures a lot

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, I love Miranda. Not only is she beautiful, but she's so intelligent as well. And Karen Gillan's outfit equals love. So adorable!! :)

Dolly Daydream aka Jasmine said...

Woo, Doctor Who's back I am unsure how to feel of it though, I am very attached to David Tennant he is so loveable, I really hope the new Doctor doesn't try to mimic Tennant's personality because inevitably it would never live up to him but I hope he creates his own persona and maybe you never know I will learn to love him too.

From Dolly

emily viveur said...

i love the yellow and black striped sweater and claudia cardinale's sunnies, she looks so glamorous in them.
thanks for you sweet comment :) i found that small lake behind the target, surprisingly!

meg said...

a good Friday post! Yum, to pancakes. I made crepes this week. Strawberries on the inside. Chocolate syrup on the outside.

Thanks for the note. Megan has just graduated high school, and this is her first job. Her expectations might be a little much. Wow, an hour and 1/2?

I do hope you have a delightful weekend.

I just got back from Clash of the Titans. I have to say Ralph Fiennes stole it for me. & to think I always get he and Liam confused. Not now.

I have to admit I liked the orginaly perhaps better. Maybe I'm not worthy of Sam Worthington as I should be. But as little as we got to see of Nic Hoult..well, he was quite charming. Hair and all. Even "effy" from skins got to grace the screen and say "no" maybe once or twice.

Joellen said...

Happy late bday to your homegirl! I love your photos, and to the iPad bit, personally I love the tangible versions of magazines!

kirstyb said...

i love that striped jumper xxx

Fashion Court said...

i LOVE miranda kerr! her quote is so true too

beckyxoxo said...

Aww so many news ! I'm so excited ! :) And I love Miranda Kerr , she's beautiful and that quote is so true ! Haha . Hope you're having a nice weekend dear ! xoxox

Savvy Gal said...

Sienna Miller looks so stylish and sexy. : )

Tuesday said...

Can't wait for the iPad, no matter what everyone says! Dreading the days to come and touch it in reality!

Kylie Minogue is super, she's a great survivor, I admire her with all my heart :)

Happy Weekend Romany! Oh and please check my giveaway on:
Absolutely Fabulous

See you around!

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CMA said...

LOVE this inspiration
thanks for sharing darling!
and thanks for your comments, it was so sweet of you!


coolboy said...

hi dear

i came here to wish you

how are u

very nice quote cool pics

next time i will write more

happy Easter

factsss said...

very cute pics

enjoy your day

happy easter

Nina said...

love the striped dress/sweater!
Claudia and Sienna = Love!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Personally I find celebrating always a good idea... Enjoy! Wishing you Happy Easter Days! x

Margaux. said...

I love the stripes!
and you're right, there is nothing wrong with big sunglasses, if the shape suits the face, they're amazing

Audrey Allure said...

haha, I still prefer the actual magazines, but I think it's pretty cool it'll still be accessible on the iPad for those who get it.
love the campaign ads!

Ansley said...

Love the wardrobe envy pictures. I agree about the sunglasses

michelle_ said...

that striped top look is gorgeous :D
michelle || glisters and blisters

Andie said...

love your header! congrats on your award :)
and isnt the nanny the best? niles rules!