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Thursday, December 23, 2010

ASOS has arrived...

To my doorstep, that is. My dresses from ASOS have finally arrived, and right on schedule! Will post pictures up for my review soon.

First Sex and the City post... Part 1

I can't believe it took me this long to have a Sex and the City post... I even had a Gossip Girl post first! *shakes head in disappointment*

Sex and the City opened my eyes to fashion and I think it's quite safe for me to say that this applies to a lot of girls out there as well. Of course, of all the characters in the series, Carrie Bradshaw's style was my favourite. She had varied looks throughout the series and you can actually see her sense of fashion and style evolve with every season, if not episode. I think what was so special about her was that she was a trendsetter as opposed to a fashion victim. Having said that, I must admit that she had almost as many 'misses' compared to 'hits'. But then again, I think I've had more 'misses' than 'hits' in my life... That's how we grow, no?

So without further ado... My list (without any particular order) of Carrie's most memorable looks from the Sex and the City series... (I'll do the movies in a separate post)

Vintage Carrie 

This vintage dress apparently cost USD9. I love the way it looks like she just threw on the belt just before walking out her door. And her trademark carefree hair complements her look perfectly!
 Colourful Carrie

Not many people would opt for the multi-coloured skirt, let alone pair it with a bright red jacket. But she just makes it work! I love the monochrome shoes!

Boy vs. Girl Carrie

A look I'd love to try to pull off...

 Masculine Carrie

If only I could pull off the look on the left for work... Imagine the looks I'd get turning up to work in short pants... If only more people get fashion!
Swee yet Sexy Carrie

I distrinctly remember falling in love with this dress when it made its 'short' debut. I say 'short' cause unfortunately, she fell into the water with the dress on!

Dior Carrie

I'm sure no Sex and the City follower could forget this dress and Carrie's body in it. She wore this dress again in the first movie (this pic might be from the movie instead of the series) and the audience's intake of breath and subsequent applause in the cinema proved me right. She made this skimpy dress look sexy instead of slutty.

Jackie O Carrie

She definitely pulled of the Jackie O look.

Trendsetter Carrie

Everyone used to think that pearls are only for our grandmothers. Well, Carrie sure proved them wrong (me included). She just looks so chic with the multi-layered pearl necklace which she sets off by wearing her hair up in a high bun. Wearing her hair down would have just made the look messy.

Simple Carrie

When I saw Carrie in this vintage white blazer and vintage mickey mouse t-shirt, I was just blown away. Such a simple outfit yet extremely chic. I bought myself a tailored blazer the very next day!

Corsage Carrie

With Carrie, bigger is always better... Loved her corsage-phase!

Paris Carrie

I think Carrie (or should I saw Patricia Fields) really outdid herself with the two-part series finale. The clothes were just more beautiful and more chic than ever...

Loving the monochrome look here... I especially love her hat.

The big white cuffs on the coat, the flower brooch, the Minnie Mouse-inspired dress peeking out, the grogeous white stilettos... It's just Wow...

This Versace dress just left me speechless...
Pictures taken from Google images
So that's Part 1 of my Sex and the City post...

Part 2 will document her 'misses'...

Monday, December 20, 2010

How I Wasted My Saturday Night...

Genre: Film
Subject Matter: Tron Legacy

I wasted enough time on this movie as it is so all I'm gonna say is...

Verdict: Don't bother... Seriously!

The only reason for this post is to warn others so you don't wasteryour Saturday night... or any night... Seriously!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, anyone?

I've known about ASOS for quite some time now (like who doesn't, right)... But I've never actually ventured into the website before until sometime this year... I know, I'm sooo (in the words of Fergie) 2000 and late. I was looking for something to wear for a friend's wedding and cause I was so busy at work I didn't even have the time to go shopping, I decided to try out online shopping. That was when the frenzy began...

During my online window shopping frenzy, I discovered that ASOS actually has plenty of beautiful dresses at affordable prices. So when I found out recently that they were offering free shipping this month (that's right people, free shipping worldwide!), it didn't take me long to type in hehehe....

I settled on 2 dresses for me to wear for Xmas and New Years...

Darling Dress Mini 60s Shift with Lace Applique

I originally wanted this dress in navy but they ran out of my size so I settled for the cream instead, which I think is almost as pretty... It's also perfect cause I don't actually own any cream/white dresses... they're not forgiving ok! I love the lace applique detail on the sleeves and down the middle of the dress...

ASOS Pleated Chiffon Sleeve Shift Dress
Since I didn't get the other dress in navy, I decided to go for this ASOS dress.
I know they're both the same styles but I'm kindda into long sleeve shift dresses at the mo... don't ask why.. maybe it's cause I'm feeling fat... go figure.
My dresses are expected to arrive within 9 days (excluding weekends and bank holidays) from the date of shipping, which was last week. I seriously hope it makes it in time for Xmas!
Will post pictures up soon once I get them!
Now I just have to figure out what shoes do I wear them with....

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

First Movie Review: The Social Network

Ever since I watched the trailer for The Social Network (awesome background music), I knew I had to watch it when it comes out over here. And I finally did...

Genre: Film
Subject Matter: The Social Network

The movie certainly lived up to my expectations. Don't get me wrong though, it's not like the best movie of all time (Clueless, hello??? I'm kidding... Well, kindda) but it was definitely entertaining. The movie told the "true" story of how Facebook was created by these undergrads in Harvard (in their dorm room, I might add... the only thing I ever created in my dorm room was a mess!) and how it did that was it centered mainly on the 2 lawsuits brought against Mark Zuckerberg by firstly, his best friend, Eduardo Sevarin and secondly, fellow Harvard students, the Winklevoss twins (hellloooo, Armie Hammer) and Divya Narendra (is it just me or did the guy in the movie look nothing like an indian dude???).

The movie is actually based on the non-fiction book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich. So, there's actually a lot of dialogue in it, which some people might not enjoy. How accurate the facts are is arguable as neither Mark Zuckerberg nor any of the Facebook staff or employee were involved in its research. Though according to Wikipedia, the book was based partly on Eduardo Sevarin's input.

The movie is rather fast-paced and the chain of events tend to go back and forth. I thought the dialogue was clever and Mark Zuckerberg's sarcasm made it humorous at times. Mark Zuckerberg was potrayed as arrogant but still lovable, cause at the end of the day, he had the goods to back it up. Given that Eduardo Sevarin seemed to be the only one who had a say in the story, I was surprised that he was made to look like the party-pooper in the film.

Oh, Justin Timberlake was in the movie as well. He played Napster co-founder, Sean Parker. Before the movie came out over here, I read reviews about how awesome Justin was in the movie and that there was already Oscar-buzz for him. After watching the movie, I am seriously wondering who in the world thought he deserved an Oscar?!?!?! He wasn't bad but c'mon, there was no Oscar-worthy performance coming from him, that's for sure. People are crazy sometimes, I think.

Jesse Eisenberg played Mark Zuckerberg in the film... He looks like Mark, no?

Seriously hot!!!
Pictures taken from Google images.

Verdict: Must-watch!

BTW: Rooney Mara was also in the movie... She's set to star in the upcoming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo based on the same titled book by the late Swedish author and journalist, Steig Larsson. Apparently, she beat more well-known and established actresses (i.e. Natalie Portman and Ellen Page) for the role. Another movie I'm looking forward to...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gossip Girl Looks: Serena van der Woodsen

Below are some of my favourite looks on Serena from the Gossip Girl series. In the order of appearance on the series...

Season 1 Finale
Episode 18: Much 'I Do' About Nothing
Dress: Ralph Lauren Ruffled Fillipa Dress

Season 2
Episode 1: Summer Kind of Wonderful
Dress: Oscar De La Renta

Season 3
Episode 5: Rufus Getting Married
Dress: J Mendel

Which are your favourite?