Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

In the last post of 2009, I want to look back at an amazing year. I started my blog this year, and without all the nice comments and lovely followers I don't think I would have stuck with it. I want to thank everyone who supported me and I wish you all a great 2010!
2009 was the year of:
Balmain, most coveted and copied brand;

Vampires; The Twilight Saga, True Blood, The Vampire's Assistant, Interview with the vampire, The Vampire Diaries... Is this frenzy going to last???

Amazing high street designer collaborations: Rodarte for Target, Christopher Kane for Topshop, Jimmy Choo for H&M;

Thirteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson, a great style inspiration of mine; I started a blog because of her. This year she and her blog received international fame, and she appeared on magazine covers and sat front row at many fashion shows;

Green Nail polish; seen on the runway at Chanel and on many celebrities.

Friday, December 25, 2009

As If!

A few days ago I saw Clueless, the movie based on Jane Austen's book Emma. Alicia Silverstone plays Cher, the spoiled, classy, rich Beverly Hills teenager. The cellphones may be hideously huge, the fashion is classic and up to date. Think Gossip Girl: plaid, headbands, knee high socks, babydoll dresses, blazers, berets, cute necklaces; Cher's like an early Blair Waldorf.

Do you see the similarities?
Favourite quote from the movie:
Tai: Do you think she's pretty?
Cher: No, she's a full-on Monet.
Tai: What's a monet?
Cher: It's like the paintings, see? From far away, it's OK, but up close, it's a big old mess.
Favourite song from the movie:
Supermodel - Jill Sobule
R.I.P. to Brittany Murphy, who recently died. She played Tai in the movie.
BTW, this is my 50th post already! I never thought I could keep up with this blog for so long!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The circus never dies...

Yeeeah, I'm free of school! Because I have a lot of spare time now, I decided today to match the fall 2009 runway shows to songs. Here's my playlist:

Givenchy> White Lies ~ To Lose My Life

All different kinds of shapes passed the Givenchy runway. It all fitted together because it was all ruled by the dark, elegant, gothic-like atmosphere Givenchy is known for. This song by the White Lies has the same dark feeling.
D&G> Lady GaGa ~ Beautiful, Dirty, Rich

I love this collection from D&G a lot. It was inspired by the Opera, but I don't really like Ave Maria... So I picked Lady GaGa, who describes the lives of the rich and beautiful, exactly the people who'll be wearing these pieces.
Chloé> A Fine Frenzy ~ Think Of You

The soft and comfy pieces showed by Chloé reminded me of sitting in a chair by the fire and drinking hot chocolate while it's snowing outside. A Fine Frenzy makes dreamy, comfy music for quiet days.
Balmain> The Dead Weather ~ Treat Me Like Your Mother

Balmain's rock chick bling style matches perfectly the sound of The Dead Weather. The gun shot metal that you see on skirts and dresses also shows in their video of this song, where they carry huge guns while wearing leather jackets.
Balenciaga> Yelle ~ Ce Jeu
C'est trés Parisien, Balenciaga's 2009 fall collection! That's why I chose Yelle's song Ce Jeu. It's a song for the more contemporary Parisienne, but still. It embodies the French spirit perfectly.
Tell me what you think; did I pick the right songs? Would you've done it differently? Which songs would you change? I'd love to hear from you. I hope you'll have great holidays!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

With her feet on the ground, and her head in the clouds...

Omg, I sure have a lot to catch up on! First, I want to tell you guys about Sinterklaas: a tradition here in the Netherlands. It's like Santa Claus, but not with Christmas; we celebrate it on the 5th of December. We all give each other presents and pretend they come from an old man, Sinterklaas, who's so rich that he buys everyone presents every year. My presents were very cool: an old polaroid camera, a photobook, a fashion gamebook and delicious bath pearls from Sephora. Making surprises for each other is a tradition too; my friend made me this beautiful sculpture with pictures of my blog glued to it:

Pretty cool, isn't it?

Then, I went to see Paramore in Tilburg yesterday. They were so amazing. It was exhausting, though; we had to wait for like two hours until the doors opened, and then there were three bands in the supporting program (Now, Now Every Children, Paper Route and You Me At Six). But when Paramore finally started, it was stunning. It was all worth it. Hayley's voice is so beautiful live, and there were a lot of fans, so everyone could sing along all the time. I tried to make pictures, but like 80 per cent turned out bad because I couldn't get them sharp. But it was so not my fault: everyone was pushing and jumping around all the time!

And, to end with something fashion; December is THE Party season, so I'm looking for a pretty dress. I love the Rodarte for Target collection, but because I don't live in America, it's sadly impossible for me to buy these beautiful dresses:

Dakota Fanning wearing a Rodarte for Target dress in TeenVOGUE.

In American Vogue.

These from Topshop are also very suited for the holidays:

Currently listening to: If I were in your shoes - You Me At Six

Monday, November 30, 2009

Paris Calling

The girls from the extremely cool all-female French rock band The Plastiscines(the name comes from the phrase "plasticine porters with looking glass ties" in the Beatles' song "Lucy in the sky with diamonds") are taking over the world with their catchy songs and witty lyrics, both in English and French. You may have seen them on Gossip Girl season 3 episode 9 (They Shoot Humphrey's, Don't They?) where they perfectly catch the spirit; they perform with their song "Bitch". I love their music, but also an important reason why I like them so much is because of their sense of style. You can look at the pictures below to understand what I mean.

You should listen to their songs and watch their music videos on YouTube; believe me, you'll be inspired.
Oh, before I forget: I would like to introduce to you a new blog: I'm in love with my radio. A blog about music, made by my cousin, Lisa. She has a great taste for music and her writing is really cool. She deserves more readers! Find her here: I'm_in_love_with_my_radio

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