Friday, April 9, 2010

The week that was...

Very slow week. You may have noticed I've been somewhat M.I.A. this week either here at my blog (only 2 posts - very bad), or replying to comments, and I can't apologise enough. A combination of Blogger being very nasty and refusing to let me create posts, and the fact that my laptop is playing up, meant that I was completely thrown off my blogging routine. My laptop is quite old, and I think it's safe to say I'm definitely in need of a new one at this point. And so, I'm sorry to say I'm not sure when I will be back to my proper routine. I will post as often as I can and reply to comments as often as I can, but if I mess up on either accounts just know that it is purely my silly little laptop's fault. On the bright side, though, I may have gotten a job as a receptionist at a medical clinic! It will be very casual, and it's still not definite, but fingers crossed that all goes well! Again, apologies all around for this week, and future weeks until everything is back to normal...
But for now, let us take a closer look at the week that has just come to a close...

"The Internet has allowed people to be 'couch critics.' You could sit anywhere in the world, you could sit in Oklahoma, look at a fashion show on the Internet, you could post your thoughts . . . the Internet has made fashion a lot more democratic in this way. You know, Tavi [Gevinson of Style Rookie], like her or don't like her, she's 13 - whether she even really writes it herself, the idea that she has gotten all this attention, it's because of the Internet, not because of anything else...She has every right to [post] on the Internet, she has every right to have the following she has . . . everybody can follow her and find her creative or funny or quirky or inspiring, but the idea is there are people here [at Elle magazine] who do know the history of fashion...It's absolutely true: if you don't know what you're talking about, then do you really have the credibility to talk about it?"
~Joe Zee, of Elle magazine, on fashion bloggers.
I can see where he's coming from. He is making the mistake of putting all fashion bloggers into the same category as someone like Tavi, and this obviously isn't fair - but I do see his point...

Wardrobe Envy
Nicole Richie leaving Traffic School in Van Nuys, California.
I'm pretty much loving everything about this outfit. The colours, the combination of shorts and tights (hot right now), the fact that Nicole is still championing the big sunnies trend. And I'm also quite fond of this hair colour on Nicole. I could go on all day...

Cleveland indie threesome the Lighthouse and the Whaler have just released their self-titled debut album on iTunes, and have been described as blending 'classic modern pop with interesting orchestral sound-scapes that take you on an imaginary nautical journey beyond the sea.' Listen to White Days.

1. Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Radio Times has conducted a poll of 2,000 people, men and women, voting for their favourite film sirens - which spans over 75 years of cinema. The men voted James Bond film Dr. No's sexy Ursula Andress as their favourite, whereas the women voted Breakfast at Tiffany's sophisticated Audrey Hepburn as their favourite. Combined, the results put Audrey, again, at number one followed by...

2. Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music

3. Sigourney Weaver in the Alien movies

4. Ursula Andress in Dr. No

5. Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins

Readers, favourite film sirens?

In actual news, Alexander Wang is launching his first underwear collection, an expansion of T by Alexander Wang, on his website. Considering Wang's collections are usually in favour of the underwear-as-outerwear trend, Wang says the pieces are "definitely intended to be seen" and run from $48 to $72.

Vintage Beauty
Raquel Welch
I know we've all heard bad things about Raquel Welch that may or may not be true. But one thing cannot be denied...the woman is damn gorgeous, that's for sure.

...listening to: Róisín Murphy.
...watching: Love Actually (can't even tell you how much I love this movie).
...reading: I think I'll remove this section from now on. Ha.
...eating: badly. Not enough food, due to lack of sleep.

Tell me all about your week!

Have a beautiful weekend!

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CL, said...

ah, i always love reading your post, romany! they are always so full of such inspiration & usually thought-provoking ideas :) it's no surprise that breakfast at tiffany's was a popular choice, audrey hepburn, what can i say?! she was perfection, a total doll ;) the alexander wang underwear collection sounds rather interesting! and i love nicole's outfit, she has adorable style - that red scarf just pulls the whole look together & i WANT her sunglasses! i really like that quote you posted too, very interesting :) enjoy your weekend!

meg said...

I'm so glad you got to post this one. I even have a handbag with Audrey's picture on it.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Audrey Allure said...

Great movies, Breakfast at Tiffany's is definitely my favorite as well.

Josie said...

I'd absolutely choose Audrey! And I as well am a HUGE "Love Actually" fan!
xxoo Josie

Simply Luxurious said...

I hope things get back up and working full swing with your laptop. There is nothing more frustrating than when the technology you depend on fails you. I've been there, and can absolutely sympathize.
Love Actually - one of my favorites as well. Good taste. ;)
Have a good weekend.

Phoebe Rose said...

Love your Bardot header! That Nicole Richie outfit is great too :)

Mat said...

it's not a real polaroid, it's a programme called polardroid. google it, it's uber easy.

ohh i will have to check out this band, sounds quite interesting. this week has been filled with working at my job, writing articles and lazying around. might be going to see a jazz band tonight though.

beckyxoxo said...

What a lovely post dear ! I like reading it :) Have a nice weekend ! xoxox

Amanda Lee said...

i absolutely adore nicole's chanel sunnies. all her outfits all seem so effortless! i love this blogpost!


michelle_ said...

Great post !
Nicole richie's style is always a winner :)
Hope thhings are better with your laptop..

Juliet said...

I love the movie love actually! I'm surprised Grace Kelly or Marilyn weren't on the list!

juliet xxx

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post, darling!
Am so excited about the Alexander Wang underwear line!


Vintage Obsession said...

Seems like you had one hel of a movie week :) i watched 500 days of summer this week ,the only movie i got to watch ,its really nice !:)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love these posts of yours; they are amongst my favorites! And I totally hear you on the wardrobe envy...Nicole Richie has such amazing style. I wouldn't mind finding each and every piece of that ensemble in my closet right now.

Happy, Happy Weekend, my love!! :)

Margaux. said...

Talking about fashion is a lot less about knowledge and a lot more about passion.

ellesappelle said...

nicole looks cute. loving her sunnies!

Dolly otherwise known as Jasmine. said...

Sometimes I can see where many people are coming from with fashion bloggers by criticising them whether constructively or by just by being plain mean I think that what brings me back to earth with this comment is the fact that I cannot stand people who think that if you do not understand something fully you should not be inclined to talk about it, exactly what Mr. Zee is trying to pinpoint, no he is wrong. If there is something you would like to learn about and have a firm interest in then why not blog (talk about it) you are learning while reading other blogs and we bloggers are literally feeding off of eachother and that is an amazing process!

From Dolly

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

fingers crossed for the job bubbles!!

i do sort of understand where zoe is coming from, but then again... im going to take any fashion news or stories seriously from the respected sources, not some random blog. i do enjoy random fashion blogs when it comes to opinions, and why not? the more the better.

that doesn't make sense.... hmmm...

Dolly otherwise known as Jasmine. said...

I left you an award via my blog by the way!
From Dolly

kirstyb said...

defo wardobe envy!

Mat said...

re: to all your questions!

i work and write for

yes we did go to the jazz band, though it was actually more bluesy. was really goo actually. it's good to ask questions , i don't mind at all

Dusk said...

What a fabulous blog!

...I'm with the men... Honey Ryder is my choice!
I'm surprised that Ripley is there though... she's sexy as hell, but she's a warrior, not a siren! Sigourney in 'Ghostbusters' as The Gatekeeper(?), now that's when she was a siren!

Raquel is certainly divine as was Sophia and Ava.

As to what Joe Zee is saying... as a journalist, all I can say is that sometimes 'we' feel we are becoming obsolete.
...citizens arrests are never going to replace the long arm of the law. First aid courses do not a doctor make.

However you can still be a fabulous cook without being ordained a chef.


Islandia Lane said...

great post and commenting on Joe's comments - so sad that he is lumping all fashion bloggers together - some do know their history and have amazing style. He's probably just hurt that this was the first year many more fashion bloggers got to sit front row at the shows... fashion influence {history} is changing in the way we will look at it always now...

Anonymous said...

loving nicole richie's outfit! and there's nothing like audrey of course!

christine xx