Winter is coming
Friday, 24 February 2012
It's London Fashion Week so I have the perfect excuse to rant about something that's been irritating me for a while-Fashion Snobs. You've seen them around. They are the girls (and occasionally boys) who constantly refer to others as ghetto/basic/cheap for wearing the same crap as them. Wait, I forgot they're OK because they've studied a fashion related course or made coffee at a "star-studded" event.
It really saddens me that just because some of you have wiped a models arse you feel the need to put other people down. You reinforce beauty standards you don't fulfil yourself- lets face it the girls in Vogue don't look like you. I knew someone who was so insecure she was offended by another girl wearing the same creepers as her. They had both bought them from the same high street store despite the fact my acquaintance had told us they were vintage. Just because the other girl looked better she was "trying too hard"
Clothes and Fashion should be fun. Not something you use to beat people around the head with. I don't know much about the industry but there's a darker side it. It's not just female insecurities that are exploited but models too. Watch Picture Me a doc made by Sara Ziff if you don't believe me.
To quote Cady from Mean Girls "Calling someone fat won't make you thinner"
It's cheesy but true.
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Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Blur performed at the Brit Awards 2012 and reminded me just how much I used to hate Brit Pop. 1995 was the year, Brit Pop was at its height and all I wanted to do was watch Mary J Blige on Top Of The Pops with my cool older sister but instead got non-stop Blur and/or Oasis. I know guys, it's hard to believe RnB wasn't always as mainstream as it is now but if you wanted to see Keith Sweat on TV and you didn't have cable, you'd have to wait until Flava came on Channel Four in the middle of the night in 1999!
At secondary school I started to appreciate indie music I loved this solo single from Graham Coxon
And just because I like to be different I'm not going to post Song 2. I still can't believe the Coffee and TV video makes me cry over a milk carton!
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
If you weren't one of the five million viewers who tuned into the show on BBC1 you can find out who the winners were here.
I'm slightly disappointed Rise of the Planet Of the Apes didn't walk away with the Special Visual Effects award. Here's why
I knew the stylish kinda action film Drive probably wasn't going to win Best Film. But it deserves something for the opening credits alone (please see below). I love that L.A doesn't look glossy but instead looks dry and flat. Ryan Gosling did really well staying ultra cool while portraying a character with very little dialogue, a shiny scorpion bomber jacket, toothpick and a smile. It's Miami Vice for hipsters. Only thing I didn't get was why Carey Mulligan was cast in it. Her and Ryan Gosling did have chemistry though so...
Friday, 10 February 2012
Initially I wasn't quite sure what to think of Top Girl, directed by Rebecca Johnson. But I think it's a nice coming of age tale with a good female friendship at its heart.