Fashion

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Agent Provocateur Layout

Love Agent Provocateur. Not sure I love the Maggie Gyllenhaal layout.

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Hmmm….

Maybe I can’t appreciate these correctly but I’m seeing her as too much of a good girl in these pictures (contrary to how bad she can be). Not that she doesn’t look amazingly beautiful and super classy! I’m just seeing more of “I’m a good girl” in her facial expression. Hell, when you are wearing naughtiness from Agent Provocateur shouldn’t you have the “I’m a very BAD BAD BAD girl” on your face? Maybe it’s not even a good girl expression but more a sorta “who cares” feel too it…mmm…dunno just not doing it for me!

What do you think?

UPDATE:

AHA! Maggie brings the “I’m bad” in this picture:

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L.A.M.B.

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L.A.M.B. opened at New York Fashion Week with a BANG!

I’ve read article upon article upon article about how brilliant the new line up is.

So maybe this is going to turn into a minor rant….

I can’t appreciate anything that L.A.M.B. puts out. I’ve surfed onto the site for the past two years and can’t really say I ever seen a single piece of couture that appealed to me (minus Harajuku Lovers from this equation because I really enjoy that line of kawaii goodies). Granted none of it will fit the Muse’s curvy body however that’s never stopped me from enjoying the look of high end fashion!

First of all I should say I think that Gwen Stefani is one classy lady! Her sense of style is fantastic and I’ve never seen the girl look anything but absolutely chic and fabulous! She’s uber talented, amazingly beautiful, and in the cool kid book for me!

But…her fashion line doesn’t have me bouncing from the ceilings in excitement.

Gulp.

This is hard to say….

but…

Even the shoes aren’t all that fab.

The entire concept of the brand which is inspired by a mad mix of Jamaican rastafarians, English school girls and Orange County teenages sounds like it could result in some awesome, flashy fashion! However, it falls short of the mark for me.

I’m not entirely sure what everyone is getting so hyped about.

To be fair I know I’m basing part of this rant on her website over the course of the last two years or so. To backup my rant I googled around to locate images from the new line up that was displayed at fashion week that everyone is finding so exciting and brilliant and Gwen Stefani is a God in the fashion industry, etc…etc…(maybe I made the God part up but it sounded good for effect)…

Well I came across quite a few tidbits and again, not so impressed.

I can’t really get excited about a line that has a lamb advertising the clothing. Since I’m on the advertising end doesn’t L.A.M.B. stand for Love, Angel, Music, Baby? This obviously means that Gwen was sorta kinda in a frame of mind promoting her latest CD at the time this “couture” (I use the term loosely) line was introduced.

Ok I guess my rant is over.

I don’t personally mean to attack the line but I just can’t take this all seriously and I’m somewhat shocked that it’s gotten the publicity it has and has opened with raving reviews.

In my world it’s somehow like introducing Mary Kate and Ashley’s Walmart clothing lines on a New York Fashion Runway.

That’s my 2 cents of the day!

What’s your take? Am I being too harsh? Talk to me!

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Shopping Discoves on Etsy

I think, by now, we have established I LOVE shopping! Now I’m not saying that I love it…I LOVE IT….get me?

Sometimes, a girl such as myself, can get a bit bored with items that stores have. I get a bit burned out seeing the same type of product offered over and over and over in a different format, color, or package.

I love being wow’ed by the next best thing but on a occasion sometimes the wow factor goes out of shopping!

In order to get my daily dose of wow I head over to Etsy to discover new, interesting, unique and generally awesome little goodies that are handmade by masses of different people!

Etsy reminds me of a little market places where tons of friendly people are peddling their wares! The only difference between Etsy and a real market place is this is my computer and I don’t actually get a chance to meet with the talented artists that pawn their goods on Etsy!

I admire and respect many of the artists on Etsy and adore giving them business! I think it takes a special kind of person to create so many interesting items! I call them artists because truly that’s what it boils down too! These people put heart and soul into all their creations! The best thing is you’ll shop, purchase, and end up owning something that’s truly a one of a kind item! What more could a girl want?

Some Etsy Shops that the Muse frequents and recommends:

Mad City Sue Soaps

Plenty of wonderful bits and bobs to keep you happy in the shower and out! Handmade soaps, body scrubs, customized mists and more! I strongly recommend the Italian Cream Cake Foaming Shower Parfait but please try to avoid digging into it with a spoon! After all it is for your body!

Whimsy Hollow
When the Muse wants to a little sparkle, shimmer, and glitter she looks no further than Whimsy Hollow where she can purchase Faerie Glimmer Dust! This gorgeous shimmer comes in a whimsical little jar with the cutest little powder puff. Use it on your eyes, shoulders, body, anywhere you’d love a little sparkle and a bit of honeysuckle fragrance makes it extra special! Whimsy Hollow offers other fine little bits and bobs for sale so check the shop out and see what catches your fancy!

Sobe Botanicals
The Muse loves lip glosses and balms! When she grows a bit tired of her normal stash she heads over to Sobe Botanicals to purchase some of their custom made lip glosses! Sobe allows you to choose the color and the flavor of your balm! It goes on smooth, gives your lips a tiny touch of color, tastes yum, and is cheap as a day old chips! Perfect for those days you don’t want to be too made up! Sobe has other wonderful little makeup minerals and such for sale as well!

Baba Studios

The Muse sometimes likes to step off the well used path onto a new one! When she does she visits Baba Studios to purchase some of their highly sought after bags! She uses them for a variety of storages purposes and sometimes even when she’s out and about! They always cause quite a stir among the vintage lovers in her life and are quite the conversation piece! For a few dollars you too can own a very interesting piece of art work to hang around your wrist or just to hold your tiny treasures in!

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The Muse absolutely adores spoiling her family and friends! She loves buying them pressies even when their isn’t a holiday or a birthday to celebrate! When she wants to add a special little something to a package for a friend or a family member she enjoys tagging it with one of the Victorian tags she can purchase from GraceEsjavacreations! It gives her gifts that special little touch!

BamaBelle Vintage Boutique
I can’t think of a single thing that the Muse’s likes more than vintage clothing! Oh yes wait I can think of something! Vintage clothing without the hassle of shopping for it yourself! Bamabelle scours the Vintage scene for all the greatest finds you could possibly imagine and all you do is sit back and relax while browsing through an extensive list of her finds! Gosh vintage shopping doesn’t get any easier does it? Note: the Muse loves when Bamabelle locates interesting cute camis and lists them for mere pennies for which she’d paid here in Manhattan!

Louise Black Designs
The Muse is never averse to adding a little goth into her life! She admires all the FRUiTS, Lolitas, and general Harajuku girl styles! When you want a little darkness in your life you can visit Louise Black Designs for an array of wonderful gothic clothings! Gorgeous corsets, blouses, and wonderful vintage pieces will line your closet after shopping here! She’s pretty new but she’s a favorite for me already! Her corsets are absolutely drop dead gorgeous! I’ve purchased two already!

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The Muse has a lot of wobbly bits that need to be tucked out of the way! When she wants them tucked away and seeks to look glamorous she heads over to the glamourbunny’s closet to purchase corsets and belts and an array of gorgeous handmade clothing! The Muse recommends the Taffeta bow belt for $25! It’s the must have Fall fashion accessory in her humble opinion!

Boudoir Queen
The Muse loves a little flare! When she seeks something with flare she wanders over to Boudoir Queen to purchase it! The Boudoir Doll purses are quite a favorite here! Note: If you’re a lucky petite size you’ll be happy to shop her Living Doll Collection which features some of thee most amazing fashion finds I ever did lay my eyes on! You can pair some of her corsets with a simple pair of jeans for a really amazing look!

As you can see Etsy offers a wide array of wonderful, unusual, unique, and amazing finds! These are just a mere handful of my favorite shops! Head on over, sign up, and begin searching, finding, and adding to your favorite shops! It’s always nice to have a special piece in your closet, shower, or train case that no one else has! Just don’t tell them where you purchased it! A girl has to have some secrets right?

Already an Etsy Member? Tell me your favorite shops!

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Wellies Are So Glam Darling!

Photos of Keira in Vogue making wellies look glamorous!

Bet you can’t pull this off:

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Dare say that elephant is looking right proper smart with his Louis Vuitton Accessories!


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Trendy Threads for The Curvy Chick

If you haven’t figured it out yet (You’re REALLY slow if you still haven’t noticed this) I’m short and round! This means society has fit me into cute little headings like “cute and chubby”, “big and beautiful”, etc…etc…

God lord….

Anyway, I decided a long time ago even though I didn’t win the looks/weight lottery I could still work around what I do have and try to glam it up as much as humanly possible (this stuff takes alot of work people! Hours actually!)!

Thankfully a few select shops have remembered us small, round chicks and decided that it was a good idea to invest some time into creating clothes for us! PHEW! Saved! One such shop goes by the name of Torrid! Thank you Torrid for remembering that all girls are not created equal and some of us are height challenged as well as blessed with wobble and jiggle! Torrid appears to want to keep the select few of my species happy by creating trendy little fashion bitlets for us!

Now Torrid is a problem for me, Yes Yes Yes! I know you’re asking yourself why I am already ranting when just two seconds ago I was raving! The problem is when I go into Torrid or happen to wander onto the website I end up coming away with more clothes that I don’t possibly need! I already have enough clothes and shoes to keep a small village warm for a few years! Adding more to that pile is pretty much like suicide!

Today, as I was happily sipping my cuppa, my genius, witty, clever mind decided that it might just be a good idea to have a look at Torrid’s website. Why not? What could it hurt? My feeble little mind convinced itself that since I’d be going to England either in August or this fall (hopefully sooner than later) I’d need new clothes! Now I never need an excuse for purchasing new clothes, shoes, accessories, or make-up but I had promised myself to calm my little self down and take a deep breath before purchasing stuff I don’t need! Now this never works as the little voices inside my head are strong with the force.

However, today the force was quite heavy and it convinced me that I did indeed need to have a few little items for my upcoming trip!

My tiny, really small, ickle, little order:

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It’s rare that I like to wear a dress but occasionally you’ll see me flirting around with one! This order included quite a few dresses that I’ve been wanting to buy forever and today seemed a good day to do it!

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Oh My God! I wanna twirl in this!

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I already had the stockings, might as well get the skirt!

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The moral of today’s blog kids is even if you’re a larger lady you can still have fun with your looks and be as fashionable as your heart desires (contrary to what society and the surgeon general says)! Work with your mama gave you!

Now…I need some new shoes…Hmmm……

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