Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Born into poverty in St. Louis, Baker quickly rose to international fame for her incredible stage presence. She wasn’t known for her singing, but one can surely forgive musical flaws when the performer is dancing in a skirt made of bananas.
Iconic style: sequins, feathers, fruit, African-inspired costumes, a pet cheetah.
4. “Night and Day” – Frank Sinatra (1942)
Fred Astaire first performed this Cole Porter hit, but Sinatra’s velvet vocals and signature phrasing make his recording the better-known. And no one can resist Ol’ Blue Eyes.
Iconic style: fedoras, tailored suits, pocket squares, gin.
14. “Wannabe” – Spice Girls (1996)
These spunky Brits inspired their fans to be sporty, ginger-y, posh, scary, or baby-like, and their “girl-power”-inspired anthems are still guilty pleasures on many an iPod. And their fashion-dynamic informs the style of girl-groups to this day.
Iconic style: see the adjectives listed above, and add a good helping of pigtails and high-heels and hemlines.
And my all time favorite... (particularly the Iconic style part.)
16. “Fashion” – Lady Gaga (2009)
Whatever your opinion of Lady Gaga’s talent, you cannot deny recognizing her, um, creative fashion sense. (Grace Coddington used her in this month’s Vogue, after all.) What will she wear next? Bubbles? A falcon? Silly Putty? She might just have to be on the list for the ’10s, if she keeps this up.
Iconic style: We’re not quite sure, but it definitely does not involve pants.
Soft times :)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Most people who know me know that I have two major obsessions... scarves and greeting cards, or more specifically, fresh ink and quote cards. This obsession is pretty ridiculous but I can usually manage it by exerting superhuman amounts of will-power upon entering a Hallmark store. Unfortunately, it usually doesn't work. I'll often go into Hallmark expecting to purchase a single card and come out with three. Once I even walked into Hallmark (on autopilot), only to remember once I was inside that I didn't need any cards and had, in fact, intended to go to the store next door. I bought 4 Fresh Ink cards that day... In fact, one of the reasons that I hate the whole super early Christmas bonanza, is because Fresh Ink cards are often the first to go when Hallmark has to create shelf space for Christmas cards.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I don't know whats up with the wacky weather we've been having recently. Last week it was sunny and warmish, this week started out mild and turned ugly. It rained all day on Wednesday and Thursday and most of Friday. It was mildly cold on Wednesday (60s), absolutely freezing on Thursday (30-40s there were freezing rain alerts), less freezing on Friday (40-50s) and now its warm again (I have on a T-shirt and I'm a little hot).
As it is now November and all the Christmas decorations are out and Christmas music is on the radio (all things I disagree with but that was another post) I think that the weather should cooperate. November should be cold, so far it's not really at all. And why, I may ask, was so much of September and October freezing?
Ahhh Fall in Virginia.... shorts and T-shirt weather one day, Eskimo weather the next <3
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
People go crazy over their sports teams and personally I think that football brings out the most devoted sports fan in a person. I have friends who would sacrifice their brand new puppy if it would help the Eagles win. In her excitement, my mom knocked over, and consequently broke, a lamp when the Giants won the super bowl. I know people who believe that the stock market is influenced by whether one team wins over another.
So, why do we like the teams we like? Well, most people have one team that they just can't live without... for my mom that would be the Giants, for a bunch of my friends at school that would be the Eagles, for my cousins, the Patriots. I guess a lot of it has to do with where you're from. Being from near Philly, most of my school friends are expected to support a Philadelphia team. The same goes for my cousins, in New England you pretty much have to like the Pats or you will be lynched... or worse. My mom grew up in Jersey, thus her deep bouts of depression when the Giants lose...
Of course, there are also those teams that you just have to hate, loath, and despise out of loyalty to the team that you like. A prime example is the Eagles/Steelers feud. A true fan of either of these teams will hate the other. It's the classic cross-state rivalry. Consequently a "Pennsylvania Super Bowl" would be awesome.