Blue Valentine

I’m a sucker for a love story and this movie, Blue Valentine, fully sucked me in and broke my heart.  In the best way possible.  It was painful, beautiful and real.  It flips back and forth in time in the life of a working-class married couple, between falling in love and being so far from it.

Ryan Gosling (swoon-worthy) and Michelle Williams made it so believable.

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Resort 2012: Surfer’s Paradise

The resort 2012 lines have now been shown, and it looks like many designers have been inspired by a tropical surfer’s paradise.  Hang 10.  Some collections, like the ones at McQ, Derek Lam and Michael Kors, were a more literal translation of the theme, using form-fitting neoprene, wet-suit zippers and body conscious seam detailing.  At No. 21, Balenciaga and Stella McCartney, the clothes had a sportswear ease reminiscent of surf-style (the new Hawaiian shirt), made with modern tropical prints.  Bright/neon colours were popular for the season all round.

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See you at the Capitol Hill Block Party

I love summer, and nothing says summer like a music festival.  That is why I am so very very excited to head to Seattle for the Capitol Hill Block Party in July.

It will be my first time at the event, my first music festival of the year and my first trip to Seattle in a long time.  I can hardly wait.  I am most excited to see TVOTR (this will be my third time seeing them),  Pink Mountaintops, and the Head and the Heart. And tickets are only $75 for a three day pass, which is a pretty amazing deal… Even rain couldn’t dampen my excitement for this. Weeee!

More Marc… also Scooby and the gang.

It’s back to the seventies at Marc by Marc Jacobs for this fall.  It’s as if the collection for Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 (which had that kind of 70s inspiration) got inspired by the characters from Scooby Doo.  Am I crazy? Seriously, it was the first thought I had after looking at this collection (and I mean this in the coolest way ever).

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011

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Dakota and Marc together again!

then and now

Guess what? Dakota (Fanning) is Marc Jacobs muse- for a second time!  First (above left) at 13, and now 4 years later she’s the face of “Oh, Lola” (the new fragrance- a take off of “Lola“).  The ad is pretty cute, typical Marc Jacobs style shot by Juergen Teller .  I gotta say I’m just as big of a fan of her as Marc obviously is.  She’s a doll.  I get teary when I think about her in I Am Sam. Continue reading