Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Lagunaaaahhhhh, photos courtesy yours truly and Picnik.
Where was I? Okay, if you know me at all you know that I have a borderline inappropriate love for Austin. Texas, not the character from Days of Our Lives. You know that because I may have mentioned 1 or 357 times that I would live in Austin again in a heartbeat and how it’s the coolest city in the country and all other cities wish they were as cool and how the food there is heaven on a plate and the people are cool and funky and laid back and how it’s scenic and like a sweet potato wrapped in a vintage coat stuck in a pair of the most fabulous (yet comfortable) shoes you’ve ever seen. In other words, the trifecta of all things good.
But, if you don’t know me and this is the first you’ve heard of my city stalking, then grab your Snuggie and settle in, because it’s sure to come up again on this blog.
I think my pining is partly because it really is THAT awesome of a city and partly because when I did live there for a few years I was, oh how do we say, occupying more space than I do now. As such, I feel I was robbed of experiencing all it has to offer and can appreciate that now. If any of you have ever been overweight – not like PMS bloat fat or I had a piece of cake last night fat – then you may know that while you can name all the restaurants in town, you may also be able to count on one hand the times you felt fabulous enough to mix with the beautiful people.
But that was 40 pounds ago, so now, as one of the beautiful people (settle down…I’m kidding. I’m more incredibly adorable than beautiful.) I think I deserve to move back and buy one of these houses. Is that asking too much? I mean, 40 pounds is a lot, ya’ll.
I also deserve one of those airplane oxygen mask thingies to fall out the ceiling above my desk right now because I’m about to cold pass out. These houses? In Austin? Just. Stop.
photos courtesy of DCA Architects. Or, as I like to call them, "Clever Little Debbil Monkeys."
Labels: Stuff We Would Kiss On The Mouf
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
This is why I am hardly ever on Planet Blue anymore: they have insane clothing that I cannot afford. The end.
"Non-traditionally hot guys are really, really hot" pipe and smoke it.
I don't even know what that means.
I DO know however that it's high time I mentioned my complete adoration for Giovanni RABisi. And, high time I spelled it like that just for Shannan's amusement. And by "amusement" I mean "being a douche."
Seriously though, I could mention a bejillion reasons and roles for to because to love Giovanni but, I'm sorry, I can't help but sum it up in three words, "The Other Sister." What? It can't all be Indie Spirit awards and IFC around here.
If you found yourself watching that once upon a time and he didn't make you cry a little then you have no soul. No soul, I say.
That is all,
I never saw The Other Sister, but I DID think one of the funniest scenes on Friends was when Giovanni RABIES ran into the room yelling "My sister is pregnant with my baby! My sister is pregnant with my baby!" and if you haven't seen that episode of Friends and think I am some hillbilly from Dogpatch who is promoting inbreeding, well then, you have no sense of humor. No soul AND no sense of humor. And we feel sorry for you.
Labels: Stuff We Would Kiss On The Mouf
Monday, December 28, 2009
I was just at the gym listening to a lil JT, which made me think I hadn't heard this version in a while. Loves it.
In addition to some of my faves that Shan posted, I'm gonna add a few more here instead of in her already done post because Blogger isn't very friendly. Yeah, I said it.
For the record, of Shan's, I'd have the following on my list (in no particular order):
Drew (bof of dem)
And now, without further adieu, a few more I must mention:
Christina's Emmanuel Ungaro. I love her. I think she's just completely adorable and funny and this dress is KILLER. The color...guh.
Marisa's Atelier Versace is a piece of art. Origami at its finest.
Shan here: I ALMOST put this one on my list. LOVED it...
Cat's always in our Top of Everything list. This dress is no exception.
Katie's Jil Sander really stood out at the SAG Awards. So simple. So chic. She truly is stunning when she cleans up. And, I still love her because of Dawson's Creek. Not quite as much as I love Keri Russel for Felicity (Ben...Scott Speedman...yum) but still. Love.
And, Portia's Zac Posen is just a cotton candy dream come to life. (Yeah, that was 2008. I'm sorry, their wedding video gets me all teary-eyed every time. EVERY time.)
For as much as I bitch about Project Runway designers only using black, white, and nude to make their garments, I sure did pick a helluva lot of white dresses as my Favey Crocketts this year. Here are my top ten red carpet looks.
Shan: Loved this color, and the neckline that perfectly showcased her jewelry. She just gets better and better on the red carpet.
9. Cat Deeley in vintage dress and Manolo Blahniks on stage at SYTYCD
Shan: Come on - you KNEW I had to put Cat on the list somewhere, didn't you? Her vast array of vintage wear made it hard to choose just ONE favorite look, but I'm a sucka for shiny or sparkly. I LOVE that she makes vintage work for her, and isn't afraid to alter it to suit herself. Go on witcho bad self, mama.
8. Drew Barrymore in Andrew GN at the Grey Garden's premiere at Mann Chinese Theater
Shan: Like Christina Ricci, Drew MUST be working with a stylist lately, because she has been SHUTTING IT DOWN on the red carpet. It is alllll about the accessories here, and that collar and ginormous turquoise cuff and ring? Buh-nanas. Seriously, I am almost out of Rachel Zoe-isms, and I'm only on number 8? I'm in trouble.
7. Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive at the 2009 Academy Awards
Shan: She is soooo old Hollywood glam goddess here. Such a simple, sleek silhouette but she knocked it outta the park.
6. Leslie Mann in Pamela Rolland at the 2009 Academy Awards
5. Taraji P. Henson in Roberto Cavalli at the 2009 Academy Awards
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
I am totally copying and pasting my original post in the comments of Project Rungay on this one, my favey crockett of all the collections.
When I first started scrolling through these pics, I thought it was a cross between Star Trek and Braniff Airlines circa 1975, but the further I got, the more I liked the collection. Love the color palette in general. He has some really great halter dresses, and the long, nude slinky dress, the sheer black floralicious gown, and the pink swoony dress at the end are gorgemous.
Hello, welcome to Braniff Airlines.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I have never been a huge fan of navy, but I LOVE the palette of this collection. TRES tres chic.
Guh. The kooky asymmetric hem, that flash of orange, tights, boots, necklace? I loves it all.
If I can't have this blue patent trench, I will just DIE.
Asian print tunic + shiny black leggings = Eh-heh-xcellent.