Jul 192012
 

This Thursday, I love… Now and Then

In the wake of the news 90s coming-of-age teen flick Now and Then is going to be revived into a TV show, penned by the same author, I thought I would share both my disappointment and my love for the movie.

Growing up I adored this movie. I was introduced to it by a friend of mine, and the two of us then decided that riding bikes, wearing flannel shirts and listening to 70s music was now the height of sophistication. To this day I know every word to every song on that sound track, even though at the time a lot of it didn’t make sense to me (“Now that you’re gone all that’s left is a band of gold” hits me right in the goolies these days as opposed to me thinking it had something to do with a crown). I was convinced that taping my non-existent boobs and playing softball would somehow make Devon Sawa magically appear and fall in love with me. Desperate to prove that I could somehow become Roberta, despite so obviously extremely closely resembling Teeny. Continue reading »

Jun 182012
 

I have been firmly in the leggings-are-not-pants camp for years now. For many reasons, mostly just because if I can see your lady business I don’t really feel you have selected an adequate amount of clothing. And, a little bit, because not everyone looks good in leggings. Especially not if said leggings are baggy, too tight, or a little bit see-through.

I’ve read many arguments regarding leggings as pants, including this one by Fat Heffalump calling it ableist , classist, sizeist, bullshit. I can’t imagine I would criticise someone in any of those situations, personally, but I take the point all the same and it did make me think about things in a different way (although I would like to state for the record that wearing leggings with a tunic top, in my opinion, is not wearing leggings as pants, and I would therefore disagree that the picture within this post depicts someone wearing leggings as pants). Continue reading »

Dec 302011
 
before and after

Advertising treatment: Before and after...

It has recently occurred to me that I have stopped buying women’s magazines. It’s funny, I hadn’t even noticed. It was never a conscious decision and it’s only now, looking back, I even know I’ve done it.

I never understood why women compared themselves to people in magazines. Even the women in the magazines don’t look like the women in the magazines. Those images aren’t real. They’re posed, edited, lit, they’re fakes. It’s a bit like comparing yourself to a fish and complaining you can’t swim. But eventually I realised; I was doing it too, That wasn’t good for me.

It wasn’t that comparison that made me stop buying them. It wasn’t nude covers, airbrushing, sexualisation. Continue reading »

Jul 182011
 

We all know I love Victoria Beckham so how could I resist posting these beautiful pictures of her and David with their new born baby girl, Harper Seven Beckham.

Harper was born Sunday, July 10 weighing in at 7lbs 10ox.

Apparently Harper is an old name Victoria has always liked and Seven is due to it being a lucky number, David’s jersey number and the fact that she was born in the seventh hour of the day in the seventh month.

A few days before she popped, David posted this pic of pregnant posh to his facebook:

Victoria tweeted this pic with the caption “Daddy’s little girl” Continue reading »

Jun 162011
 

This Thursday, I love… Dark Angel.

Dark Angel was a sci-fi fantasty show starring Jessica Alba about Max, a genetically engineered “perfect soldier” who escaped with 11 others from the government facility that created them. It ran for 2 seasons, and by the end was getting quite weird, but it was good while it lasted. I still re-watch my favourite episodes from time to time.

I love it because it’s a bit odd, a bit interesting, mostly believable, I adore Jessica Alba and Max just completely kicks ass! I adore strong female leads.

I find the setting very interesting, and quite realistic to be honest. We know people can be cloned, can be genetically engineered – what’s to stop people doing this? Then there’s the pulse – all our money destroyed in an electronic pulse that turns all out 1′s & 0′s in all the bank computer systems into plain old 0′s. That’s the thing that really grabbed me about the concept of this show – it is possible.

The IMDB description states: Continue reading »

Jun 092011
 

Judy holding Liza

This Thursday, I love… Judy Garland.

In my opinion, Judy Garland was the most beautiful woman who ever lived. I have loved Judy ever since I was a little girl, when I desperately wanted to look like her, to sing like her, to be her.

A few years ago I bought the Judy Garland biography Get Happy. The best thing about Get Happy is that it is based on tapes and documents Judy recorded & wrote for her own autobiography, that was never finished. I haven’t finished it yet, it was so incredibly heartbreaking to read.

Judy Garland Get HappyJudy only had a short life, dying at only 47 years old. Given drugs from only 9 years old by her own mother, forced to have an abortion at 20 by her mother and MGM, told she wasn’t pretty enough, she was a hunchback and the ugly duckly. Underpaid (in The Wizard of Oz the only title cast member paid less than her was Toto!) and undervalued, her story is a tragic one. Continue reading »

May 262011
 

The most hits I get on my blog on a daily basis are those searching for the Top 10 Most Expensive Celebrity Engagement Rings. So in order to keep my blog accurate, I would like to announce that Kim Kardashian has gotten engaged to Kris Humphries after 6 months of dating and her 20.5-carat (tdw) Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring, worth an estimated $US2 million has come in at the new Number 3 of the Most Expensive Celebrity Engagement Rings, pushing Jackie O down to number 4 and beaten only by Melania Knauss (Donald Trump, $3M) and Paris Hilton (Paris Latis, $4.7M).

Kim’s ring is a 16.5 carat emerald cut center stone flanked by two 2-carat trapezoids, a grand total of 20.5 carats.

Here’s Kim’s sparkler:

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Apr 292011
 

This post is especially for those who aren’t or can’t watch the wedding but want to see the dress. Every pic I have been able to find so far of our beautiful new Princess, the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine (Kate) Middleton.

I have to admit, I wasn’t that excited about the royal wedding but when she got into that car I felt a surge of excitement. What a fairytale! She truly is The Princess Bride.

Designed by Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen and topped with The Queen’s own tiara (worn by Mary and The Queen Mother before her), here is the wedding dress. Continue reading »

Feb 242011
 

This Thursday I love… the Dita Rose embroidered cardi.

As we all know, I love cardigans and I love glamour, so when Dita Von Teese tweeted that she has her own cardigan out by Wheels & Dollbaby I was overcome with joy.

Dita’s cardi can be bought here and is getting rave reviews. It certainly fits beautiful curvy women well! Here’s a picture of Teer Wayde in her Dita Cardigan looking sexy as all getup.

At $190 (AUD) it isn’t a small purchase but the detail! A beautiful quality knit with contrast satin pleated trim, plush black velvet buttons and a velvet neck tie. Plus the roses are embroidered in fine detail. And did I mention it comes with a personally signed card? Here is the lovely lady herself modeling it:

Gorgeous, am I right?

T.

PS: How gorgeous is the redheaded model on the Wheels & Dollbaby website? Hot!

Note: Both are pictured wearing the cardigan with the top 4 buttons undone. The cardi does do up all the way up.

Thanks to Curves to Kill for the image of Teer Wayde. Her full review of the cardigan and the quality can be read here.
Photo of Teer Wayde taken by Jamie Nicole Photography