Posts Tagged 'Fashion'

Not cool, US Weekly.

so the other day, I tweeted about how UPSET I was with US Weekly–here’s why: I often disagree with the result of their “Who wore it best?” feature, but on this particular occasion I was OUTRAGED with US Weekly’s complete cattiness (whereas I am normally just annoyed with the “100 people on Rockefeller Plaza” who don’t think the way I do)! In the magazine they posted pictures of four beautiful ladies in the same Lanvin black dress. All looked completely lovely, the dress flattered ALL of their figures, yet US Weekly reported that one of the girls got 0% of the vote! First I was just mad because this is the girl I would have voted for and I was all “WAHHH CAN’T EVERYONE SEE SHE LOOKS AMAZING!”

But then I started thinking, why did US Weekly even post the picture if it got no votes? They could have just published the other three and no feelers hurt! no embarrassment! no uncomfortableness! Because that is how the “Who wore it best” feature made me feel: uncomfortable and sad. What if that had been me with 0%? I would have laughed it off and pretended that it was a TOTAL LARK–such irrelevant silliness! but then I would have gone back to my room and sat on my bed and frowned for awhile before crying and watching Bridget Jones three times in a row until I was ready to dance around the world again.

Later when I was trying to describe the situation to the nerdgirls, I searched for the image on US Weekly’s website, and this is what I found:

ONLY THREE! huh, so they also must have been uncomfortable about it and so took her photo out for the web version! But…was that the best thing? Because I was all ready to put in my online vote for her! and then she wouldn’t have been at 0%! and I am pretty sure that I am not the only one who would have voted for her because she looks FANTASTIC.

Here she is, famous nerdgirl, Ms. Chelsea Clinton!

Adorable, right?!

–Amber

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Can This Be My Wedding Dress?

Thanks to my Twitter friend Melissa I found this unbelievably amazing dress made out of Little Golden Books!!!!  I am absolutely positively in LOVE with the skirt and train!!!!  It’s basically the greatest thing I have seen so far in 2011.

Soooooo pretttttty…I am literally drooling on my keyboard….and I am not a fashion person, I do not get excited about clothes, dresses, or anything like that, but this is freaking awesome!  I am not a huge fan of the top of the dress (it’s a little bunchy for me) but who would look at the top when you can look at that skirt!!!

The dress was designed by Ryan Novelline from Boston.  Go to his website to see amazing pictures of the whole process of putting the dress together.

Hmmmmmm, I have quite a few little golden books myself…..a dress is probably too much for me, but maybe I could try for a cape?

Jen

OH WOW! I have discovered POLYVORE.

book cover image for 9780385342025So this was going to be a post on my review of Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella which I loved loved loved!

It is a story about a young British woman named Laura (think Bridget Jones, think Heather Wells, think Sex and the City if they were a bit more awkward…) who is suddenly haunted by her great aunt, Sadie, who has taken the form of her twenty-something-year-old flapper self and demands that Laura help find her glorious dragonfly necklace that is missing. Of course, crazy funny stuff ensues! I LOVED IT!

(fun side note: so I actually listened to the book on cd, so when I was searching for stuff on the book, I felt a little disoriented because I wasn’t used to seeing the names in print and it just looked weird…)

But while searching for a fab picture of a dragonfly necklace reproduction to post on this blog (I don’t really like the one on Sophie Kinsella’s website–it just doesn’t look like my imaginated one) I clicked on a link that took me to this image:

IT IS POLYVORE!!! I am sure polyvore is used for lots of things, but it mostly seems to be for: CREATING YOUR OWN FASHION MAG SPREADS!!! Basically you have a square space and you fill it with items and backgrounds and words etc. There is a little search box where you can type anything like “cafe background” or “red kitten heels” or “puppy” and it pulls all sorts of items that you can then drag onto your square. EASY PEASY! then you click publish and MAGIC! Other people can see your collage and what the items are and where to buy them! Here is the first one I made in like 10 minutes:

eh, a little busy–but it is sooo much fun! Hurrah hurrah!
amber


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