Saturday, December 23, 2006

A little singing, a lot of tears, and a state of depression

Over the course of this week I've watched three films (I know so little, it IS the holidays), and I think they are soooo good that I have to blog about them,

The first that I watched was like on Wednesday and that was Moulin Rouge! Omg I love it so much I was obsessed with it I downloaded like practically the whole soundtrack, even though it hasn't finished yet, god, downloading songs illegally through the internet never works for me!

Anyway that movie left me crying so much that I had to wipe my tears on my t-shirt and I stretched the collar so much! there weren't any tissues around... so yeah, anyway it was really good, the music was fantastic, I mean a romance set in Paris! what could be better? As always the beautiful Ms. Kidman was brilliant, and you just fall in love with ewan McGregor, as a passionate penniless writer...the ending was so sad... But i really enjoyed the film, even though I was watching it alone... anyway my favorite three songs were the Elephant Medley, Your Song and Come What May.... I can't stop watcing them on YouTube!
oh and my favorite quote.. of course
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return"

and now moving on to the second film-- Yesterday I went to the cinema with Hui Yen, Azim, Ishan and Jake to catch the 1.30 show of the Holiday! And yes I love it so much! At first I thought it was about switching husbands but no, it was about switching homes and how that can really change your life. so I entered the cinema not knowing exactly what the story was about Jude Law is so handsome, and so charming even though he was so drunk when we first see him, but you just fall in love with him when you see him in his glasses and with his children and he is a W-I-D-O-W-E-R... awww And I just loved the whole cast, Kate Winslet was really good (as always) and Cameron Diaz as well, her character was so amusing, not being able to cry and all... and Jack Black surprised me, sometimes I find it hard to see him in a role that didn't involve him looking stupid

And the ending was sooo lovely, I cried so much, hahahaha at the cinema... I have to say I'm not fond of public displays of emotions but I couldn't keep it in... Anyway I'm so glad I watched this and can't wait for the sountrack to come out cause it was sooo pretty! But it's coming out in January '07 so I guess I'll just have to wait....

And the last film that I watched was last night, it was a very sad film but surprisingly I didn't cry. It's called My Life Without Me an indie film, it's about this 23 year old high school janitor, who finds she has a tumour and has like only two to three months left to live. And she keeps it from everyone, including her husband and two children. She then makes a list of things she wanted to do before she died... you feel so depressed through the entire film because there are some ironic moments when the husband says something like "I know that everything's just going to get better" and she's secretly dying. then she makes tapes for everyone, and for her two girls she made birthday tapes for until they were 18! it was so sweet... and they were so poor as well... living out of a trailer... tsk tsk

She also managed to tick another thing off her list which was to make another man fall in love with her. She met him at a laundromat (how romantic) but then she fell in love with him too... but he doesn't know she's dying... In the end, we don't see her die rather just see the people who have just lost her, and they looked so sad, it was so depressing, but it was a good indie film, imagining what your life would be like without you...

And not to go to sleep on a sad note, I finished off the night with Will & Grace episodes. So funny...

now what movie should I watch next....

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Erickson Beamon

I don't wear much jewelry, I'm usually more obsessed with saving money to buy clothes, but recently I've just sort of become more into jewelry when I see them on sites online. Maybe I've never really been into accessories because everytime I step into a jewelry store in Brunei I see horrible stuff and I rarely see nice ones. So when I DO see really pretty ones, I'm just like wow! Teeheee... my favorite necklace at the moment is this chainlinked layered belt which I use as a necklace (innovation!) that's from New York... I lost it a while ago but now I found it again! yay =)

and now I've been crazily looking on the internet for nice long neckalces and I stumbled upon this really cool designer which makes really nice jewelry and I'm so into their necklaces cause they really make a statement. I really like jewelry that can make a simple outfit, cause it takes so little time to just throw on some bracelets or a necklace!!

Anyway the designer is called Erickson Beamon and it was created by two New Yorkers waaay back in 1983. Here are some of my favs (and I'm gonna put a picture of it being worn on an outfit... see how it just makes it look so much better?!);

1. Erickson Beamon Leaf Jewel Pendant
This is really nice, I love the mixture of stones, clustered with the golden leaves it's so pretty!

2. Erickson Beamon Toy Soldier Medallion Necklace

I love medallions!! they look really nice esp after I saw this celebrity that I do not really like but she is gorgeous wear one with a lacy black top. I like the contrast between the chunky big pendant and the skinny chain.

3. Erickson Beamon Long Chain Necklace

o... m... g! isn't this so adorable, i love the chunky clear glass and square beads!

4. Erickson Beamon Moroccon Bead Necklace

5. Erickson Beamon Roman Spring Necklace

I love the simplicity, and the antique-y look

6. Erickson Beamon Pop Tart Horn Necklace

I think big chunky necklaces like these are hard to pull off cause they can come off looking plasticy and tacky but I think this is cute

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Let it snow, let it snow...

"Dear Santa, for this year, I want you to make it pourand drizzle and snow in the tropical climate of Brunei so I can wear these fabulous coats! Thank you!"

That would have been my letter to Father Christmas if ever I believed in him, (I don't think I ever did)... anyway, if I ever hated clothes or fashion it would be because I couldn't wear so much of the stuff cause it would be too hot here... people would just stare at you like you're out of your mind, I mean why IS she wearing those gorgeous flat knee-high suede boots when its 57 degrees out there. Oh well... one can drool. Anyway I've always loved coats, especially double breasted ones. And one of my favorites is a really lovely one Jennifer Lopez' s character wore in Maid in Manhattan... And other coats as well. Enjoy you people who are somewhere cold!

Jennifer Lopez ('s character) in Dolce & Gabbana

Banana Republic Glam Trenchcoat

Marc by Marc Jacobs Dot Wool Coat

Cole Haan Belted Coat

Topshop Contrast Button Swing Coat
Don't let the weather get you down! Add a bright spot to your day by wearing vibrant red.

okay that's enough out of me, bye and happy holidays!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Sea Fever

Dreaming of a getaway somewhere in Europe, on a yacht in the Mediterranean sea, I imagine myself lying lazily on a beach chair on the upper deck, therays of the sun hot on my skin while the see breezes cool me. Oh oh oh... and what am I wearing? Hahha, all this dreaming has gotten me into nautical clothing. I'm one for the water, though I only enjoy looking at it and rarely being in it. So if you are going near the sea on a boat trip or doing anything sailor-y... check out some of these pieces you'll need in your wardrobe!

J Crew French Terry Skirt

J Crew 9 inch Chino Short

Banana Republic Cotton Heather Stripe Crewneck

Banana Republic Nautical Cork Platform Wedge

Friday, December 08, 2006

Jewel Tones and Party Dresses

School just ended, and this post goes out to all you people who are gonna have a blast during your holiday in a place other than Brunei. So while you are all partying cause its the holidays! yay! be sure to look your best. teehee. anywyas, after reading Seventeen's December issue with (yuck) Paris Hilton on the cover.. yea that one.. they did a spread on jewel colours and it was so nice.. like they did jewelry, and shoes and of course dresses! So I've been scouring the internet for the best party dresses in my favorite jewel tones.

Banana Republic Sassy Silhoutte Silk Jersey Dress (Ruby)

Development Ruffle Sleeve Dress with Pleated Hem (Aquamarine)

AKA New York Grecian Dress (Amethyst)

Vera Wang Lavender Off-The-Shoulder Dress (Emerald)

L.A.M.B. Cocktail Dress (Citrine)

Happy holidays everyone!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

sass & bide

Omg I've been super busy lately and this is just a short post on a really cool brand called sass & bide which is by two Australian designers. They carry really nice skinny jeans which are famous for their two inch zippers and vintage style denim. Here are my favorite pieces.

sass & bide Frayed Misfits Stove Pipe Jean Stretch

sass & bide I Keep To Myself T-Shirt

sass & bide Bring back love Chiffon dress

O my god, West Side Story tonight! So anxious AND nervous! teehee


Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Color Purple

Wow, my first post in ages! Anyhoos, I was inspired by my sunscreen covered hand at lunch today to do a post on a fabulous color: Purple! Shades of violet, plum, lilac, mauve, lavender... super cute! Here are some nice purple-hued clothes and shoes;

Marc Jacobs Metallic Leather Skirt in Lilac

Christian Louboutin Hung Up Leather Pumps in plum

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Cuff me!

I looove Kenneth Jay Lane's -who's been a jeweler to the likes of Jackie O and Ms. Hepburn- new gorgeous cuffs! Just in time for winter, Mr. Lane has provided us beautiful accessories to go with our sweater dresses, tights and ankle boots. Here are a few of my favorites;

Kenneth Jay Lane Stone Embellished Cuff

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Cuff

Kenneth Jay Lane Triangle Pattern Cuff

My favorite is definitely the first one, when I saw it I was like ooh, gorg! It would look really good with this dark blue Chloé baby-doll dres I saw on the net. But the other two are nice as well...

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"But Madam Lucia, what can you expect? We use Singer sewing machines"

OK Something is wrong with me, I am swamped with work and NOW I am updating my blog?! Well anyhoos, I was thinking of what to get for my upcoming 14th birthday on January 13th (Mark you calendars! Hehe) and I wanted to buy a sewing machine. I probably can't afford those high tech ones, so maybe one in the range of 3-400... I guess that could buy me one good enough for an amateur. But it would be super wonderful to have my own sewing machine! I can make my own clothes, and then I would label them "Ivory Lace"! Hehe. The only things I can think of making right now are with materials that you can find here like cotton and silk and chiffon. So I have a lot of ideas for stuff like shirtdresses, slip dresses, silk shirts and tops, shorts and etc. Here are some pictures of clothes that could be attainable to make.

LaRok shirtdress

Milly Silk Organza Blouse

Stella McCartney Ready To Wear Fall 2006

(I don't know the brand)

This shape would look GREAT with skinny jeans!

P.S. The heading is from West Side Story, after the girls sing "I Feel Pretty" and Madam Lucia scolds them for singing when they should be working. Hence the bad joke from Maria.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Tyra Banks is crazy.

No! I'm so sad that AJ is out! I really thought that she should win this season. She's different and absoloutely gorgeous! But I suppose that she doesn't let go of her image too easily, like she's too intent on being seen as dark and edgy and all, but in the modeling world, you're basically just a doll that the editor makes up. It's just really sad for me to see her leave because I really loved her and she took AMAZING shots and she is beauuutiful! I think she looks gorg with her Linda Evangelista hair but then she has to go and spike it up... sigh... Here are some pictures of her, I love the first picture, which is the last one she took in ANTM... she looks glamorous there, but I don't think she wants to look glam.

Goodbye AJ, hope you succeed and go very far in the modeling industry.

(Tyra I do not like you after this! You crazy woman!)

Sunday, October 22, 2006

'Baby it's cold outside'

I love sweaters. Like I love them. They fancy up any look, you can throw them over t-shirts and jeans for a cool-casual feel, or you can dress them up with a nice full skirt to look like you're from the 50's. Either way, sweaters are great. I love sweaters. And what other country is better to wear sweaters in than cold & windy Brunei? Sigh. If only that were true. Here are pictures of some very pretty sweaters and cardigans as well; From abercrombie all the way to Chloé and Diane von Furstenberg.

abercrombie Faye Sweater in cream

I love this sweater, it looks super comfy and stylish at the same time, and the pretty bow tie highlights your waist!

Diane von Furstenberg Aileen Cable Sweater Dress

I looove sweater dresses! They are so cute and sophisticated too. Pair with opaque tights and a 'serious' shoe as in boots or clog platforms, and you're runway-ready.

Chloé Crew Neck Sweater

Ooh this looks good with skinny jeans and flat boots for an effortlessly cool "I just threw this on" look. And to complete the look, an oversized bag.

Miu Miu Crewneck Wool Cardigan

Ahh yes, the versatile piece. By itself, it looks lonely, dull even, all grey and washed out. But put a little metallic camisole underneath, a nice voluminous skirt, cinch it at the waist with a skinny belt and voila! It's a whole new cardigan. Or scrunch up the sleeves and throw this on over a graphic tee and your favorite pair of jeans to give it an edgier look

Well it's time for me to snuggle up in my favorite sweater and hit the hay. Buenos noches!