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Saturday, May 5, 2007

Spider Man 3

As one of the few big movies out recently (seriously, there has been like a drought), I was sort of excited to see this even though I don't exactly recall seeing the second one. I DO recall a scene where Mary Jane finds out that Peter is Spiderman and the scene where they are kissing in their apartment with the windows opened, and the wind was blowing MJ's long white dress. My friends assures me that this scene was from the end of the second one. . . so here's a hint for those of you who don't remember either. I'm obviously not a big a fan as those who dressed up to go see the first Spiderman showing midnight of Thursday....
Obviously from the poster, one can tell that this is about Spiderman moving onto the dark side and him struggling to get back on the good side.
And in my opinion, he should, because he looks really bad when he's over to the dark side, with his bangs gel-ed down like that and everything. Although his pompous behavior was kind of funny in some parts.
He looked much better (although lets not stretch it now) as the normal nerdy Peter. And how romantic is it to lie on a web above the ground, gazing at the stars together? Although this is where he found the thing that lead him over to the dark side- which teaches us that one should not frolic in the woods. Seriously, according to the movies/tv shows, the woods is where all these strange things come from!
First thing I asked my friend who saw it before I did was, "Was James Franco in it??" He's like the highlight of the movie for me. When he came on screen in this first scene, my friend and I both silently squealed! He just looks SO cute! For those of you who don't remember, he played Harry, Spiderman's best friend, who had an evil father whom he thought Spiderman killed in the first/second movie. So here, he was very mad at Peter and he was set on revenge.
But then something happens and they're all friends again. And then he was all goofy, cute and endearing.I especially loved the scene when he was cooking for Mary Jane. SO CUTE! And at the end I loved him even more, even though he wasn't perfect. And one of the reasons I'm putting up so many scenes with him in it is because I just love looking at him :)Oh and of course there was Mary Jane. I thought her white dress when she was performing coming down the stairs looked great. And throughout she had some pretty cute but classic dresses and pretty blouse and skirts. Although I was VERY disappointed with that ugly orange dress she wore in the final scene. All I could think of in that scene was how much I don't like that dress. Did I already mention that it was orange?
Topher Grace was in it too, playing a competing photographer for Spiderman pictures to Peter at the news agency (I thought that was pretty funny). If it wasn't for the name, I would never recognize him as the kid from That Seventies Show. He looks so different!
And this is sandman, who turns out to have quite a bit of history with Peter. But after seeing his story, I felt slightly sorry for him.

Over all I thought it was quite good for such a long movie. It was very packed with action and intrigue. So go see it!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Fancy Casual Tops

I know, this title seems like an oxymoron. But you know what I mean. I mean those shirts that are fancy but casual at the same time. Plain but with a bit of a twist here and there to make it special and worth its (usually exorbitant) price. We all need a few like these in our wardrobe amongst the basics to give our outfits a bit more definition and style. So here are some I like this season:

Since the last post, I found some more cool graphic tees from Top Shop that I totally don't mind having. So I thought I'd just put it in here.

Make a bold statement with these polka dot and geometric printed shirts (left: Marc by MJ, right: Spring and Clifton). These are definitely something you would wear with some very plain basics, like jeans or solid colored bottoms.
Something a little bit more subtle but still has a lot of style, there are these two very pretty and feminine shirts from Top Shop. I actually REALLY like the corset/tee shirt on the right. Its from the Kate Moss collection and I like it because its different but still very simple so would match a LOAD of things from casual jeans to a pretty evening skirt. Some more cute camis. The united coloring makes these two camis easy to wear and the textured pattern gives it a more delicate and feminine touch. (Left: Catherine Maladrino, Right: Juicy Couture).

Back to solid colored shirts, we have more versatile but feminine and cute tees. I am loving these designs from McQ (left) and See by Chloe (right). These are definitely something I'd like to pair my printed summer dresses with, without looking too casual in a simple white tee and such.
I simple ADORE the neckline design of these two from Marc by Marc Jacobs. In fact, I REALLY want that tank on the left. It would look good and pretty by itself or underneath a blazer without being overpowering.

A continuation of the simple oversized shirt thing going on this seasn, I thought I just throw in these two from Alice + Olivia (left) and Top Shop (right).

Now these are the definition of simple with a twist! I definitely see myself in the sleeveles by Marc by Marc Jacobs, both for day AND night. And the Vanessa Bruno ATHE top for the day as a more feminine version of the oversize top thing.

A simpler (and cheaper) version of the grey Marc by MJ top above. This one is from Top Shop. And for those in the UK, I think this red top from the Kate Moss collection at Top Shop is a GREAT investment. These folds you see here are at the back, from the front it looks like a plain scoop necked tank. And unlike some back-folding detail shirts I've seen this season, I think this one actually looks flattering. How cool is that? Definitely go check it out!

Photo Credits: Shopbop, Top Shop, Net-a-Porter

Monday, April 30, 2007

Casual Tees for Spring!

First of all, I'd like to make an important announcement (which is so important we decided to reiterate it on our side bar!). As most of you know by now, since forever, we've been blogging from mon-saturday every week (give or take a few hours). But because of upcoming finals and all (HG is having her end of year finals, one of those UK uni ones where they accumulate everything they've taught in the last year into one big exam at the end- *shiver* I'm so glad I follow the US system) our blogging schedule is going to be temporarily changed to tue/thu/sat until the week of June 11th 2007, with a few extra blogs thrown in should time allow. After that, we promise we will be back on schedule with even more of our rantings and observations on fashion and life in general!

So anyways, back onto today's topic. Now that spring has finally arrived, I was digging through my spring/summer wardrobe I have here in Chicago and realised that I had a serious lack in casual tees. Especially those that didn't have "Abercrombie" emblazoned all over it. Now here is one of those times when I ask myself- WHAT was I thinking?

Why, from the whole A&F store, did I not choose something more discreet and versatile like this tank and this henley?
Or even better some pretty tops that don't say Abercrombie at all, but are just casual and cute. If only I can get my money back on those tees and get these instead.
I really can do with more simple but pretty tops this spring/summer, like these two from Express. I was looking for a top to go with my summer skirts this weekend, and these two with their neutral colors and simple but girly designs would've been perfect!
A pretty laced tank with contrasting colors, such as this one (left) from American Eagle would be great too- oh wait, I already have something very similar from Coco and Mimi last year and I wear it all the time. LOL. Or you can go just go with a simple plain tank, like this one from J Crew (right). To make it fun, try layering tanks of fun, bright, summery, neon colors with more neutral colored tanks.

With everything going loose these days, a simple loosely fitted tee, like this one (left) from American Eagle may be all you need. For a bit more style and fit, try this empire waist tee with flirty sleeves from Forever 21(right).

More loosely fitted bubbly tees from FCUK (left) and Urban Outfitters (right). I am LOVING the look of the FCUK one. Oh and these simple scooped neck tees would be the perfect complement to wear those funky loud necklaces HG was talking about the other day.
And just to conclude, we have these classic graphic tees, which I am absolutely LOVING from J Crew. They are cute with graphics on them in such a way that are not overly loud or obscene. You can wear by itself or with a fun jacket/skirt and not have to worry about patterns clashing and such.

I definitely need to go shopping this weekend to check all these out for real!

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