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 ChloƩ 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.

ChloƩ 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!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Purr-fectly tacky!

Ohh lord... I absoloutely hate this new fashion trend of animal prints, usually cat prints, like leopards... Ahh I loathe it! I think it's so tacky! Why are so many celebrities wearing them! Aah... Here are some pics of truly gross ones...

Eeyuck. Hope this trend stops. Soon. Rawr.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Open Water

So today, I didn't go to school, and I don't feel that much better, but I was really bored just lying around in bed so I decided to go downstairs and switch on the TV. I flicked through the movie channels and saw Open Water was on. I've always wanted to watch it since at the cinema last year we changed our movie to AVP instead (god that movie was terrible). So finally I watched Open Water, it lasted for liek 80 minutes and well... I don't understand the ending!

"Proving that the power of imagination is much more terrifying than what meets the eye"

That was what Rotten Tomatoes AND Astro said, so what does it mean then? Like were there really no sharks at all? But in the end some fisherman cut up a shark and found a camera so it WAS real. Anyway I'm so so confused, because someone once told me the ending was like Blair Witch Project, so I was assuming there was some kind of twist. Which there wasn't. Well if there wasn't supposed to be some kind of twist I thought the movie was good, it was really sad, and so scary. Gosh I fear for sharks now! Well I always have anyway... And the ending was unpredictable, and I liked how it wasn't such a Hollywood film, you know like in your face scariness but it was still good. I do recommend this film but I think it's very different from Jaws.

Alright well that's enough movie talk for me. Ciao bellas!

Heaven on Mars!

Yay! So I've finally watched Veronica Mars episodes 3x01 "Welcome Wagon" and 3x02 "My Big Fat Greek Rush Week" and it' s great! Still full of attitude and wit, Veronica takes on Hearst College in the 3rd Season. And even though the new guy Piz is cute I so don't want to see Logan and Veronica (LoVe - cute eh?) break up! Logan is sooo hot in that tortured and sarcastic way of his, I mean his mom committed suicide, his dad murdered his girlfriend and his dad ended up getting murdered. Tortured enough?

(Left to right): Eli "Weevil" Navarro, Parker Lee, Wallace Fennel, Stosh "Piz" Piznarski, Veronica Mars, Keith Mars, Logan Echolls, Dick Casablancas, Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie, Sheriff Don Lamb

So if anyone wants to watch Veronica Mars, just go on to youtube and find this user JoBeth1011. There have only been two episodes, so the episodes have been broken down into five parts.

OK So I should really catch up on some resting since I am sick. But VM does make it all better, it doesn't hurt to just sit here not moving, cause if I do move my headache gets worse... Ciao!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

"Break-fast" at Charcoal.

So Nisa, you can blog about it too now! Hahah... well yesterday Nisa & I went out with a few friends to Charcoal because Azim's mom was belanjaing and it was quite fun. Just that they picked us up half an hour late. Hahah... and Greg and Hazim ate so much, we were scared they were about to throw up on us. And Nisa, it was fun when we hung out for a while and played with the webcam.. Hahaha.. too bad you couldn't stay longer... well anyway... here are a few pics from last night... Heehee

Ahh... that was one hell of a meal.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Lovely flats!

So I've just realised that I've got so many heels and not a lot of fancy flats... Most of my flats are boring flip flops and sandals and right now I'm really into the flat SHOE look.. I was browsing through Urban Outfitters and saw some really cute pairs... Here are some of my favorites:

Ivory Mary-Jane Ballets

Quilted Ballet Flats

Dolce Vita Twist Toe Ballets

There are a few more, like I really love this pair of wine-coloured Mod Mary Janes... but it won't upload! Darn...

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

LiLo Best Dressed...

Here goes... Lindsay Lohan is the best dressed! Whew... okay well as much as it hurt to say that... because frankly I do not like the girl... I mean she is so so so so talented and pretty but WHY waste it by acting so trashy and partying all night long until your well-respected co-stars (Jane Fonda, William H. Macy) have to publicly scold you... sheesh... well anyway, adding to looks and talent is her style.... for her age it's definitely appropriate and she really has some range, she can go from looking classy and feminine to cool and edgy.... Anyway, I saw one of her outfits and I really liked it... she was wearing a short grey raincoat dress with dark grey tights and black suede ankle boots... here are some pictures...

Well OK that's enough out of me... ciao!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

La belle vie - Paris Fashion Week!

I love Paris in the springtime, I love Paris in the fall, I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles, I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles... well you know how it goes.

Yay Paris Fashion Week! Some more Spring Pret-a-porter collections to drool over! So far I've seen Rick Owens, and frankly I'm not very impressed. I didn't love it, the pure-white organdy asymmetric jackets, crunched up around the neck and gathered into a peplum in back, were paired with complex handkerchief-point or draped skirts, striding leggily out on shaggy-chiffon were sorta cute. But some of his looks for the collection had this funnel hood that was veiled over the models faces, I did not like that... Here's a picture...

I liked Balmain's collection though, they made their mark when Audrey Tatou wore a cropped white dress to the Cannes Film Festival. Their Spring '07 collection is filled with those types of dresses, aimed at young people; strapless dresses, short, one shouldered... etc. He also did not skimp out on the hardware; gold chains, silver sequins, brass studs were plenty. Here are some of my favorite looks...

So it's only been two days, Paris Fashion Week I mean and I will update again on my favorite designers and collections.... (Chloe!)