Wednesday, September 29, 2010

xoxo, GG

So sorry for neglecting this blog for the past week. Let's just say using the word "hectic" to describe things at the moment would be an understatement. Anyways, today I wanted to engage in a bit of what I like to call TV talk. Hopefully some of you readers out there are Gossip Girl fans... warning: this post will contain spoilers, so if you haven't been watching the new season, I think you might want to stop here!!!
I have to say I was giddy with excitement when I saw Blair and Chuck reconcile on screen, if only for the briefest of moments, to speak in last week's episode. As much as I hate seeing them apart, I have to admit I'm excited to see what's in store for their on-again off-again relationship. Shifting gears, I am convinced Milo is NOT Dan's son, and Rufus will dramatically uncover the truth soon enough.. and speaking of the Humphreys: SO glad Jenny is M.I.A. for the time being. Never was a fan of hers, especially lately. I'm not crazy about Nate's new (potential?) love interest, but I wasn't quite hoping for him to be with Serena at this point either. But I think it'll be interesting to watch that play out and discover what her role exactly is in all of this.

So, GG fans.. discuss! What are your thoughts on the new season so far? Sadly, due to Monday night classes, I usually have to catch up on the week's episodes (online) several days after it airs. That being said... no talk about this week's episode just yet, please!

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Movie Monday: (500) Days of Summer

"I love how she makes me feel like anything is possible, or like life is worth it."
This week's Movie Monday is about a film I'm sure many, many of you out there have seen already, but it's one that is just too cute to overlook: (500) Days of Summer! This quirky and fun film is completely different than what you think of when you think of the whole Romantic Comedy genre. Tom, a young greeting-card writer, falls hard for Summer, the pretty girl he meets at the office, quickly developing a full blown infatuation with her. Full of good music, wit, and too much cuteness.. this film is both sweet and heartbreaking at the same time. Rather than going on and on like I usually do, all I will say is: 

1. Who could really resist Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
2. I adore Zooey Deschanel and her entire wardrobe, always.
3. They make the sweetest couple of all time.
4. Did I mention the soundtrack to this is really, really good?

Thoughts? xo

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Rebel Without a Cause

Lately I've found myself really loving the tanks, sweaters and hoodies of Rebel Yell. I just love how they look so laidback, cool and comfortable. I find them perfect for those days where we just feel like throwing on our favorite pair of jeans and a hoodie with some big sunglasses before running out the door. I picked out some of my favorite pieces and played around with some fun looks centered around the Rebel Yell items.

What do you think? How would YOU wear your favorite Rebel Yell hoodies and tanks? xo

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Keeping Up with Rory

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big HUGE Gilmore Girls fan. I've seen every episode, every season, several times. It's definitely right up there as one of my all-time favorite shows; I can't tell you how many times I've caught myself wishing I lived in Stars Hollow among the quirky townspeople that form an eccentric extended family of sorts. I mean, who wouldn't want to visit the gazebo, Luke's diner, the Black White & Read theatre... sit in on the borderline-absurd town meetings, spend a weekend at the Dragonfly Inn. Mix in the fast-paced, witty dialogue and a whole lot of eye candy as far as male love interests go... I could go on and on, but I digress. Because, for those of you who have never seen the show, this probably isn't making a whole lot of sense. And honestly, this post was initially meant to be about Alexis Bledel, who played Rory Gilmore on the show. Lately I've been seeing photos of her popping up at various events and I have to say I'm so excited to be seeing her out and about. I adore her, not only because of the show but because she's just so classy. I loved every single one of the looks she was photographed in recently. She is definitely one to watch, style-wise! I do hope we'll be seeing more pictures of her in the near future!

So, now I have to ask -- any Gilmore Girls fans out there? I guarantee this will not be the last you'll hear about the show on this blog. Everyone could use a little bit of Gilmore in their life :]

As always, a big thank you to everyone who has been reading and commenting ♥

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Picture Perfect

Can I just say how excited I was when I came across the October cover of W Magazine with Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling? While I absolutely adore them both individually, I also loved seeing pictures of them together promoting their upcoming flick, Blue Valentine, at various film festivals and whatnot. They just make such an incredibly attractive pair! I'm excited to see how their chemistry pans out on the big screen for sure; the film is about a young couple dealing with their marital problems. Apparently, the plot chronicles the relationship from its very exciting, early stages all the way to where the honeymoon phase dies out and the two start butting heads. At any rate, I have to say that Michelle matches Ryan completely. I mean, look at that cover! Stunning! Okay, I'll stop gushing now only to show you some of the other photos from the feature that popped up online recently...

How hot is Ryan? Can't get enough of him!!! Thoughts? xo

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Friday, September 10, 2010

L'amour et la Ville: Geneva

When thinking about what to write about on here next, I realized it's been a while since I've done a city guide. And I instantly knew which city I wanted to feature next: Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva was seriously so heavenly and peaceful for me... I loved it! Here are the things/places to check out while there...

 1. The Lake: I think this pretty much goes without saying, the lake is more or less the "main attraction", and it's SO gorgeous and hard to miss! All along the lake you can find little places to have anything from coffee, ice cream, or lunch. We bought iced lattes and crepes from a cute little stand and had it while looking out onto the sparkling blue water. Perfection! For those who want to spend even more time at the water, you can take a cruise on the lake or even go for a swim!

2. Old Town: Stroll through Geneva's Old Town, characterized by small, quaint cobble stone streets and beautiful old buildings. Here you'll find shops and boutiques, and the beautiful St. Peter's Cathedral. Do some exploring! You just might end up at the Maison Travel, which is the oldest house-turned-museum in Geneva. Walk a bit more and you'll end up in the shopping district with larger and more well known stores.

3. The United Nations Building: Possibly the most notable building in all of Geneva, Europe's UN headquarters. I've heard that tours are offered there for those interested, though sadly we didn't have enough time to actually go inside so I don't really have much more information about it. 
And that's just based on my personal experience... I'm sure there are lots of hidden gems that I may have missed, and I do wish I had spent more time in this beautiful city. While it may seem like there's not a whole lot to see or do in Geneva, it's honestly one of the best places to just get away and relax without a care in the world... absolutely one of my favorite cities!

Has anyone else been? What are your thoughts? xo

Monday, September 6, 2010

Movie Monday: An Education

 "If you never do anything, you never become anyone."

So for today's Movie Monday I decided to go with a newer release. Admittedly I didn't see this one until it came out on DVD, but it came highly recommended and I have to say I loved it! In the film, the sweet Carey Mulligan plays Jenny, a teenager living in London in the early 1960s. While her parents pressure her to focus on her studies so as to end up at Oxford upon graduation, Jenny herself begins questioning the real value of education and schoolwork when she meets David, a suave sweet talker who is twice her age. Things start picking up rapidly as the two begin their grown-up relationship and Jenny goes from the dull life she once knew to an exciting, if not très risqué, whirlwind of concerts, parties and weekend getaways. And while she doesn't accept the importance of an academic education, what she ends up with is a far more real education in life and in love, the hard way. Equal parts indulgent and poignant, this film is definitely worth a watch. While one can't help but feel sorry for Jenny in her naivete, it's also easy to understand her desire for rebellion and her challenging of higher education, particularly at a time when women were given far less opportunities in the work force and were largely seen as housewives. Speaking of the 1960s, as you can imagine, the film is also a feast for the eyes when it comes to the fashion. Love it! Perfect casting (couldn't think of anyone better than Carey and Peter Sarsgaard in the lead roles), flawless performances.. I can't recommend this film enough!
Has anyone out there already seen this one? What were your thoughts? ♥

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Lanvin Lovin'

Noteworthy news of the day: a Lanvin + H&M collection due out in November! I love French fashion and H&M (although, naturally, I found the H&M stores I've visited in Switzerland and the U.K. to be far superior to the ones we have in LA.. no surprise there), so of course when I read about this I had to feature it on here. Another thing I love? Seeing fabulous designers collaborating with large stores to create accessible and affordable lines. Some people scoff at the idea, but I say, pourquoi pas? Of course, they are remaining tight-lipped about the details of the collection, so we are left to imagine (and anticipate) great things. Doubt that we will be disappointed! And, of course, I had to put together a little collage to get us all excited. Note: this is NOT the actual H&M collection (as I said, I have no idea what the actual collection will consist of). Just a few Lanvin pieces that I liked.

Thoughts? On Lanvin, on H&M... on the fact that we are now in the month of September?? Say it with me now: When did THAT happen?

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