Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Frock You: A TV Fashioncast...GIRLS!

On this week's Frock You, Serena and I discussed HBO's Girls, which was very interesting! More than a lot of shows, the four main characters wear more "real" clothes...or do they? Once you start to look closely at what they're wearing, you realize it might be "NY real", but it's not very real for me and my friends.

And do you have a favorite girl? Mine's always been Marnie and, like Serena points out on the podcast, it's probably because she dresses the nicest...or, rather, she looks the most high end, which is what I like most in fashion. Hey, I'm not shy about admitting that!

So, check out the episode here and let me know what you think!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Red Reviews: October

I'm super late with this month's magazine covers, but I've been on vacation and sans wifi for much of it.

15. The best thing about this cover is that Sofia Vergara is wearing something a little different than she usually does. I get soooo bored of the same silhouettes she wears. Her hair does look great, though.

14. Unfortunately, Cosmo is hardly ever going to rank high for me because I tend to like the more artsy/high fashion type covers. I love LC, but I definitely prefer her sweet side. The lilac is very pretty, though. And, as always, her hair and  makeup look amazing.
13. Nothing about this covers makes me think of October and I don't like that. Sure, we're already thinking about Spring fashion in these magazines, but I'd still like an autumn color palate!

12. A literal cover. The best of beauty so a close up of a beautiful woman. Julia Roberts has amazing hair! I cover it often.

11. Is it daring because half of her face is covered? Because she has a pixie cut? Because it's Lena Dunham? I don't really know (or care), but I love the colors on this one. She has great eyes and this shot gives them a chance to really stand out. Also, I'm a sucker for a sweater.

10. Orange for October! Yay!
9. For a shot with no neck, this works quite well. Her arms look great, her expression looks great, and the red really makes it pop!

8. Mary Kate Olsen looks great here! Wait, it's Claire Danes? Really? Oh! W, always doing something different...and different looks good.

7. So, first of all, Serena and I have a new podcast and in our premiere episode we talk all about the fashion in Empire! Check it out here. So, I like this cover because of the orange plus pink, but also because Taraji P. Henson looks awesome and that belt feature on the dress is great.
6. Sorry, but I'm a sucker for sequins.
5. I actually stopped and stared when I saw this cover in the store. The creamy white that dominates the cover is exquisite, especially when played against Michelle Dockery's hair. I appreciate that this cover looks very "Lady Mary" since we're about to have the last season of Downton Abbey. That said, this cover wouldn't jumped ahead a few spots if there had been just a little more of a smirk or smile in her expression.
4. To me, Amy Schumer is saying "What?" in this photo. Like, "Yeah, I'm awesome...what?" She is great and I love that she is getting these awesome covers and knocking them out of the park.
3. Hot damn is this a great cover! Miley Cyrus looks incredible: the white suit with the black accents is both striking and not too attention grabbing and her hair and makeup are both strong and soft at the same time. Combined with the splattered paint behind her, it all combines for an A+ cover.
2. Yes! This is the "high style" they're advertising! Sienna Miller is staring you down from this cover with those piercing, beautiful eyes and her hair! OMG, her hair. I die for it. Plus, the dress (?) she is wearing, plus the jewelry, is so on point.
1. This is quite possibly the greatest cover I have ever seen and, if it isn't, it's tied for first. Lupita Nyong'o looks like an Egyptian princess in this gorgeous golden dress and her entire being just glows. Props to Vogue for putting her against a taupe background and for matching the magazine name to her dress. On a scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Book Boos: September

Of course, after I raise my 2015 reading goal, I only manage to finish five books in September. *sigh*

5. THE TREATMENT by Suzanne Young. This month's books are more of a #1 and then a bunch of #2s. I love this series and felt that THE PROGRAM was one of the best YA books I've read. I love the relationship the main characters have and, even though sometimes the world they live in is hard to imagine, the plot is interesting. 

4. SAVE HAVEN by Nicholas Sparks (Audio). I love the movie based on this book and LOVE Southport where the story takes place. I don't know why Nicholas Sparks gets such a bad rap- This was totally enjoyable. 

3. WE'LL NEVER BE APART by Emiko Jean (ARC). Love this cover! The story brings a lot of tension to the surface as the story unfolds and even though I knew something was up with someone in the story, I didn't guess the plot twist. 

2. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS by JK Rowling (Audio). I think I've said it before, but I really get into this series at the end of this book when things get pretty dark. The part at the end with the sorting hat and sword gave me chills! 

1. WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin (ARC). The premise of this book is so original and cool and I loved it! There isn't a weak character in the entire book and it read like the race at the center of the story: I couldn't stop. I hope you all read this so we can discuss it and gush over it.