Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Umm, Avatar...Umm, Pocahontas

Hey Hey Everyone!

Today I'm going to be writing on a different type of trend than usual...Films.

Everyone has been talking about how great this movie is, and I just today saw that it is quickly catching up on Titanic's title as number one grossing movie of all time. When I saw Avatar a while back, I came out of the theater thinking...

Wow, graphics were beautiful--thoughts stopped there. That was truly all I was impressed with. Then my friends start telling me how much they enjoyed the movie. At this I thought, "Wow, really, didn't expect that. I have to say I wasn't very impressed."

Next I start reading all these raves on the movies greatness and innovation. And I have to say, has society really come to this? Are we really raving about something that has a completely recycled storyline? Have we no creativity left? Do modern movies really rely on graphics alone to entertain?

This movie actually insults ethnic/tribal traditions. What the heck were the creators thinking?! What, are all "savages" the same or something? Do they really think that if there were other planets with intelligent life, that those life forms would just happen to have "savages" with traditions and beliefs that so closely resemble our Native Americans, African, and Indians? The first look at the "savage" tribe shows a very strong references to Native Americans, but then, oh wait, the tribal queen some how reminds you of an African medicine woman. Then next thing you know, they are doing group meditation like Indian yogis.

The story was so typical, that most of the time I was having deja vu...Pocahontas, anyone? Every other tribal conquering story, anyone? White man wants to take over native "gold," sent to make faux friends with "savages," falls for tribal princess, and has change of heart. Hmmm, looks like straight laziness on the story writers' part to me.

Like I said, beautiful, innovative, and unique describe the graphics and scenery. So if you're going for these reasons, then by all means you will definitely be satisfied. However, if you are looking for an actual good movie with a great story then please, go see something else!

Monday, January 18, 2010

**Sparkleberry at the Golden Globes**

Looks like the trend at this years golden globes is sparkle more than the actual award. lol Slim and sparkling is key!! :-* Absolutely loving sexy Olivia Wilde and beautiful Anna Paquin! Keep it up, Babes!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Latest Trend: Embellished Knee Caps

Yes, that's right everyone...the new body part to draw attention to this season is the kneecaps! The lovely Kim Kardashian demonstrates the trend here by wearing jeans with embellished knees, while Paris shows us sophisticated casual with her knee-patched leggings. Loving Paris's outfit here!

Style note: When wearing leggings or tights, make sure they hit below the ankle. If they cut off higher than that, say mid-calf, your legs will look shorter, making you look frumpier and giving the allusion that you've gained a few pounds. So remember, with leggings, the longer the better!

(Photos: January 2010)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Amazing Jennifer & Her Accessories

Miami 3 January 2010

Wow, Jennifer really nailed it here. Loving the east meets west going on. The simple leather belt adds just the right touch. Goes to show you how the right accessories can turn a look into star-dazzle. Love you Jen! Absolutely stunning!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Trend Alert- Modern Tam (Rastacap)

Looks like the dreary days of winter have the celebs subconsciously longing for a little bit of the tropical, well, at least a little bit of tropical fashion...

Vanessa Hudgens, Kim Kardashian, & Avril Lavigne are all shown here sporting modified versions of the Tam aka rastacap. This cap is typically used in the rastafari movement to tuck away dreadlocked hair like the great Bob Marley demonstrates above. However, as these girls show us here, you do not have to have dreadlocks to look absolutely adorable in a Tam. I'll give these lovely ladies a big Jyeah!! ;-)