Thursday, June 10, 2010

The week that was...

So I accidentally took a week off. What do you know? I've been rather busy this week, what with looking for a THIRD job, and all...So keeping that in mind, posts from here on may be somewhat sporadic, until I can get things organised. Comment replying is also high on my list of priorities, so please don't think I'm neglecting you all on purpose. I've tried to leave my weekend almost completely free, so that leaves me no excuse to let blogging take a backseat. Unless I get the flu (one of the dangers of working around sick patients) which case, well...
But for now, let's take a closer look at the week that has just come to a close...

"Well the music was rubbish. Well these are the days of bands like S Club 7 and the Spice Girls. I mean they are great for what they were but for someone who read a lot of books and engaged in conversation with people quite a lot, I felt if I'm going to be a pop star I want to be a real pop star and I want to say real things."
~Lily Allen, on her irritation with the pop culture of the 1990s-early 2000s.
What do you think? Do you think Lily's music is any different? Do you think Lily accomplishes her mission of saying 'real things'? As far as I'm concerned, the jury's still out on that one...

Wardrobe Envy
Kate Hudson in New York, filming Something Borrowed.
I know it's a film costume, but that doesn't make it any less wonderful. A gorgeous alternative to walking around in just a bikini whilst on the beach (unless it's really hot, in which case, ocean here I come!).

Danish alternative rock duo The Raveonettes dropped their fourth studio album, In and Out of Control, late last year, but I just had to feature it, having heard some of the mesmorising tracks just yesterday. "[Control is about] not giving a shit what other people think of you and most importantly being mad and angelic," says one half of the duo, Sune Rose Wagner. Listen to: Heart of Stone.

Michael Kors with Gwyneth Paltrow.

The most prestigious of fashion events, the 2010 CFDA Awards have come and gone for another year. And the big winners were...

Board of Directors Special Tribute
Alexander McQueen

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Marc Jacobs

Menswear Designer of the Year
Rag & Bone

Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Jason Wu

Swarovski Award for Menswear
Richard Chai

International Award
Christopher Bailey for Burberry

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Michael Kors

Marc Jacobs.

David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone.

In other news...

Angela Lindvall
In a mix of summer fun and eco awareness, Muse magazine chose to feature three green-friendly supermodels on their #22 cover: Gisele Bündchen, Angela Lindvall, and Isabeli Fontana. Each model has done her part to help save the world: from a position as the UN Environmental Ambassador to composting to recycling and sustainable farming. Muse plays with a combination of high fashion editorials and collages for their covers - incorporating the requisite summer beach shots with black and white imagery and cut-and-paste elements.

Gisele Bundchen.

Isabeli Fontana.

Vintage Beauty
Across the Restaurant
photographed by Lillian Bassman, 1949
From the 1940s until the 1960s, Lillian Bassman worked as a fashion photographer for Junior Bazaar and later at Harper’s Bazaar. Haunting, but undeniably stylish photography...

...watching: Terminator 2. Hell yeah.
...listening to: The Raveonettes.
...reading: still stuck on Story of O - I'll finish it one day, I really will!
...eating: junk food. Perhaps this is why I've been feeling unwell this week?

Tell me all about your week!

Have a beautiful weekend!


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Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hi Romany! Good luck with your busy days, I certainly understand how that can be. Doesn't Kate Hudson look adorable!??


eleanor said...

i personally like lily allen and her music, but she can talk a bit of crap sometimes...
hope you don't get sick!



isabeli is so ridiculousy hot on her Muse cover, gosh! i love how they're using their power to influence others to be green, it's really lovely :) that last photo is absolutely stunning! junk food is addictive although i really hope you don't get sick :) take care ♥

meg said...

Oh, Lily..really, I liked her for a while..and then she's been kind of lame as of late.

So did you start another job?

I just got back from a concert. Adam Lambert. But Orianthia (I think that's how its spelled) was one of the opening acts. She's really good with that guitar.. I do have her cd.

Josie said...

Ummmm, SClub7 and the Spice Girls were AWESOME -- I still listen to SClub all the time, so I don't know what Lily is talking about! And Kate Hudson always looks so gorgeous.
xxoo Josie

LyddieGal said...

Something Borrowed? No way. No way. No way! I'm going to IMDb right now.

And Lily, well she's different, but only in the way that she sings about her boyfriend not pleasing her in bed in a catchy and hilarious way.

Chic on the Cheap

maureen- said...

your header photo is beautiful ! xxxx

meg said...

Adam Lambert's glam tour delievers for the most part. But I was kind of far away. He belted it out and he is a performer. I was invited and it was free for me from a friend, who loves him too. I like Ali Aru (whatever)..she opened first (she was on American Idol the same time he was)..but I kind of felt bad for her..she was all in black practically..she started singing behind the stage...stayed on..maybe 20 minutes and took off before her last song even stopped. She's so skinny. Then Orianthi (who I think is from your neck of the woods) played all these different guitars. She was excellent. It was outdoors near the river and so muggy and hot. At least it didn't storm.

Good luck with the waitress stuff. Definitely, keeps you on your feet. I've never had horrid experience, exactly..although, a gay guy showed me his bum once and told me that was his tip.

Anonymous said...

Kate always inspires me, she's simply amazing, on film & otherwise!

Audrey Allure said...

Love the beach outfit Kate Hudson is wearing, it also looks really comfy!

Vinda Sonata said...

love this post! hudson's dress is purrr-fect! love it!

yeah alexander mcQueen deserves the special tribute. what a pure genius. too bad he left early....

Cáti said...

great blog, hun :)
I'm following you.


Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!

Thanks for printing the list of CFDA winners!


elledee said...

that kate hudson dress is super cute!

Joellen said...

Love the photos and esp. the coat!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I want that dress. It's so gorgeous.

I love love that last photo. It's beautiful.

Berlin said...

Love the photo on the Muse cover, so colorful!

And thanks for the comment =)

Gummy bears dancing,

knk said...

nice pics looks very color ful and interesting i like them all lovely pictures ,

hey happy weekend enjoy the day

Sarah said...

I really loved Kate hudsons dress! but she would look amazing in anything i guess!! xx

t.g.s said...

no no no no no
you're the cutest
nooo it's just a poem of what i've been thinking about, and thankyou
it makes me so glad to know people like what i write

third job?!
i'm trying to find my first proper one haha

well i definately agree that she talks about and sings about real things, idk
i think she tries too hard to be real

hmm never heard of the CDFA
looks like something i'd love to watch
instead of the golden globes and all that

my week was amazing
best week by far
3 days of school, well more like two, and it's the long weekend
so lovely :)

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Oh I love Kate's's really cute.

Wishing you a blissful Sunday...cheers: Evi

beckyxoxo said...

Aww you seem so busy . Good luck ! Well , love Lily Allen's songs . And Kate Hudson's dress is lovely ! Nice post dear :)

Keith said...

Great post. Good luck with everything you've got going on. I wish you the best with your plans. Take care. Enjoy the week ahead.

nookie said...

third job?:-s
love Kate Hudson's dress!


Love Paltrow here dear friend Romany :)))

Aimee said...

great post, awesome pictures!

Winnie said...

Good luck on finding a new job and love the pics, esp the ones of MUSE magazine!