Friday, May 28, 2010

Summer School Must-Have

Hey bad kids,
Bummed about attending summer school (again)?
Make a bold statement on the first day with this Sonicpotterbama bag.
The wild color scheme, and throwback video game icon will draw immediate attention from your peers and boost your notoriety. In addition, the bag sends a clear message to your teacher that you're really serious about politics, zoology, and literature; make this the summer of learning!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What to the beach

Memorial Day weekend is almost here! Here's a guide to clothes for the weekend or your yacht or when you want to pretend to be Diane Keaton.

AnnieHallFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

Sheenanlogans (pun on the word "shenanigans")

TREND SETTERS: Valued customer Charles Sheen and friend wait patiently for a table at Logan's.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Style Icon: Claudia Kishi

Claudia Kishi has been a major inspiration for most of my life now. As Vice President of the Baby-Sitter's Club, Claudia had some heft in the direction of the series and justified Ann Martin's meticulous attention to fashion details in an otherwise plot-driven series. When I was a kid, reading literally every book in the series (+ spinoffs), Claudia set the example for me and accessories--wacky earrings especially--and made me feel not-so-bad about the fact that my mom dressed me in bartered clothes from a kids' store called Raspberries. Claudia broke all the rules, which seemed insane if you went to Daniels Middle School (where every cool kid wore matching sweaters from J. Crew and one specific pair of Gap shorts) but once I got to DMS, remembering Kishi style made it that much more appealing. This has stayed with me pretty much since then.

Luckily, there is already an entire blog devoted to Claudia/BSC style, with lots of passages from the books:

Claudia's style is unique. She doesn't often wear jeans, but she was wearing them today - only she'd cut patterns in the legs of the jeans (which were major faded) and was wearing leopard tights underneath so that they showed through. She was wearing her Doc Martens with yellow shoelaces, and she'd used matching shoelaces to pull her hair back into a thick, long braid. Her earrings were a pair she made herself, out of little yellow feathers and black beads. And she was wearing a black and yellow striped flannel shirt buttoned up to her throat, with another pair of shoelaces made into a sort of bow tie.

Unless I'm crazy, that is a totally awesome outfit for a thirteen-year-old girl to be wearing!

Look the Part (hair & make-up)

What does Giorgio Tsoukalos do?

If you guessed "Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is the star and Consulting Producer of ANCIENT ALIENS - THE SERIES (2010) and publisher of Legendary Times Magazine, the only Ancient Astronaut publication in the world. Giorgio is the real-life Indiana Jones and he is changing the way the world thinks about the Ancient Astronaut Theory." then you're right!

What exactly is Ancient Astronaut Theory? The History Channel sheds light on the founder, Erich von Däniken:

"Born in Switzerland in 1935, Erich von Däniken is widely regarded as the father of ancient alien theory, also known as ancient astronaut theory. He published his first of 26 books in 1968 while working as the manager of a five-star hotel. In Chariots of the Gods?, Däniken put forth his controversial hypothesis that, thousands of years ago, space travelers from other planets visited Earth, where they taught humans about technology and influenced ancient religions. As evidence, he pointed to religious texts in which heavenly beings with supernatural powers descend from the sky. He also suggested that extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of engineering helped ancient civilizations build architectural marvels like Stonehenge, the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Maoi statues of Easter Island." more

Fashion comment: Hair and make-up peeps, next time let's go for 'average scientist', not 'deuce bigalow understudy'; my man's credibility is already paper-thin. thanks. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Teen Wolves

Kind of a side note here, but have you heard of San Antonio's new fashion trend? The Teen Wolf!

All you need for this look is basic goth attire and some sort of animal tail to attach to your belt (preferably spiked or bondage belt - see Hot Topic, or Avril Lavigne). The main thing is, have fun with it! Be a "non-conformist" kids!

Via: Dangerous Minds | Teen Werewolves of San Antonio, Texas

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Belle of the Bar

Pastel polos, dark khakis and golf caps are "in" this season at TGI Friday's. Click image for full size.