Saturday, April 30, 2011
It would be wrong for me not to do a post on the Royal Wedding, right? I mean, this whole blog was pretty much founded on my love for British culture and fashion, so what event would expose those two things better than the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton? It was something that could not be missed, so yes, I woke up early to watch the wedding broadcast. I wasn't as crazy as some who woke up at 3am to see the beginning coverage, but I did wake up at 4:45am exactly to see the actual wedding. Needless to say, it was lovely. Kate was, of course, beautiful, the dress was stunning, William was handsome, (as was Prince Harry...), but I'm sure you all have watched enough specials/seen enough pictures of the wedding to last a lifetime.
I thought I would just show you all some photos of the royals who attended the event- and their hats! That is one thing, among many, that I wish Americans would do: wear colorful, huge hats to special occasions such as weddings. They are often so quirky, huge, and sometimes just plain weird. So here you are! Hopefully you aren't too sick of royal coverage yet!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
No matter what people say, loving Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany's will never be cliché. I once overheard someone saying, "Ugh, an Audrey Hepburn poster? I had that when I was like 13." Since when did having an AH poster become childish? (And yes, I do have my own poster in my room right now.) Audrey was absolutely beautiful, classic and had an amazing grace to her. And there is no movie that shows her off more, than Breakfast at Tiffany's.
So like many girls, I pretty much want to be Holly Golightly. And since there is no way to time travel back to 1950s New York City, I've compiled a list of how to live the Holly Golightly lifestyle. Some points aren't exactly realistic, but like any girl crush, you can't help but be inspired.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
As I continue doing these US versus UK magazine posts which, of course, include men's and women's magazines, I realize how different they really are... especially in their portrayal of women. Now, I'm not a feminist (though I, of course, believe in equality in the workplace and all that), I only want to reveal the differences & similarities between lets say, men's and women's magazine editorials & covers. And I mean, this is obvious: it's overtly sexualized & sultry vs. pretty, cute, beautiful photos. This is nothing new. But it is still something I am really interested to explore, and hopefully it will be a little enlightening for you all too! So here are a few examples of the visual differences between men's and women's magazines when they are covering the same celebrity:
Sunday, April 17, 2011
|Michael Caine shot by David Bailey.|
I'm happy to report two things: One, the busiest and most stressful week of my life is now over, thank god. I won't go into details, but it was mainly due to a combination of events, schoolwork, and tests taking place at, unfortunately, the exact same time. Enough of that- number two: the lovely blogger Jess from You've Got the Silver has nominated me for the Creative Blogger award! I am always so honored to receive any kind of recognition for Eloise, since I am a new blogger and appreciate any kind of feedback!
Basically, the Creative Blogger nomination allows me to say ten things/facts about myself (that will hopefully be some kind of interest to you all), so you all can learn more about me! Without much further ado, here we go...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
"Darling," she instructed me, "would you reach in that drawer there and give me my purse. A girl doesn't read this sort of thing without her lipstick."
Being a self-professed tomboy/menswear lover, lipstick isn't something I collect or have a particular love for. But there is something about it that makes it so classic, vintage and, of course, feminine. Lipstick is something I've also always associated with being an adult- and a lady. Before reading this chapter in "The Classic Ten" my only real previous knowledge about lipstick was what I had observed from my mom. When I was younger I would touch and play with all of her make-up cases and eyeshadow palettes. But there was one thing I never touched, and that was the lipstick. It was a tube that twisted out these beautiful pink, red and coral colors. The tube I allowed myself to touch, but the creamy color stick inside, never.
Even today, I feel like lipstick is just out of my league. It was only recently, very recently, that I bought my first tube of lipstick (at 19 years old!) But I'll talk more about that later. I've had only two experiences with lipstick that made me want to go grab a tube:
Friday, April 8, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Happy April everyone! I know I've been really absent and inconsistent with my posts, and I'm really upsetting myself because I am dedicated to Eloise and have a giant list of post ideas, I'm just lacking the free time. Even spring break was just way too busy. So I've set a schedule for myself with "post days," and I plan to follow them! Loads of covers to go through, so let's dig in!
1. VOGUEVogue US: I really love the theme of "The Little Mermaid" being used for this cover. Everyone knows of and has seen Rihanna's new(ish) bright red hair, so the mermaid theme was a creative and playful way to interpret the pop star's look! The see-thru, printed dress looks just like scales. It just looks like she is rising from the sea, perched on a rock instead of glass paneling.
Vogue UK: Kate Winslet looks almost unrecognizable, doesn't she? But not in a bad way! She has joined the pixie cut bandwagon, and her hand placements and angled head makes the cover asymmetrical, original and edgy. I love Kate Winslet, she is so beautiful and this cover photo looks amazing: her skin is flawless and so radiant! Vogue UK plays with font and text a lot more than US, and I admit, love them for it!
WINNER: Though I love Kate Winslet, I just think the modern "Little Mermaid" look of Vogue US is so original and too beautiful to pass up! However, I must say both girls don't look too comfortable in their poses.. I can see Kate's neck tense and a little strained, making me feel tense in return.