Thursday, December 15, 2011

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

I stumbled upon this today:http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/11/30-things-to-stop-doing-to-yourself/
I found it extremely helpful (and full of common sense), and decided to copy and paste it here for a few reasons:
-I'll always have it for me
-you, the reader/subscriber will always have it
-for whatever reason, Blogger isn't allowing me to post it as a link.
-these are all things that we've said to ourselves time and time again, but now that its all written down in one place, denial is harder to take over.

DECEMBER 11TH, 2011 @ 4:30 PM BY: MARC

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.

As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.

2. Stop running from your problems. – Face them head on. No, it won’t be easy. There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them. We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems. That’s not how we’re made. In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall. Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time. This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.

3. Stop lying to yourself. – You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself. Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves. Read The Road Less Traveled.

4. Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.

5. Stop trying to be someone you’re not. – One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you likeeveryone else. Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you. Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.

6. Stop trying to hold onto the past. – You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.

7. Stop being scared to make a mistake. – Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing. Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure is leading towards success. You end up regretting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.

8. Stop berating yourself for old mistakes. – We may love the wrong person and cry about the wrong things, but no matter how things go wrong, one thing is for sure, mistakes help us find the person and things that are right for us. We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.

9. Stop trying to buy happiness. – Many of the things we desire are expensive. But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are totally free – love, laughter and working on our passions.

10. Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness. – If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either. You have to create stability in your own life first before you can share it with someone else. Read Stumbling on Happiness.

11. Stop being idle. – Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place. Evaluate situations and take decisive action. You cannot change what you refuse to confront. Making progress involves risk. Period! You can’t make it to second base with your foot on first.

12. Stop thinking you’re not ready. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.

13. Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons. – Relationships must be chosen wisely. It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company. There’s no need to rush. If something is meant to be, it will happen – in the right time, with the right person, and for the best reason. Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.

14. Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn’t work. – In life you’ll realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you. But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you.

15. Stop trying to compete against everyone else. – Don’t worry about what others doing better than you. Concentrate on beating your own records every day. Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.

16. Stop being jealous of others. – Jealousy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own. Ask yourself this: “What’s something I have that everyone wants?”

17. Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself. – Life’s curveballs are thrown for a reason – to shift your path in a direction that is meant for you. You may not see or understand everything the moment it happens, and it may be tough. But reflect back on those negative curveballs thrown at you in the past. You’ll often see that eventually they led you to a better place, person, state of mind, or situation. So smile! Let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday, and you will be.

18. Stop holding grudges. – Don’t live your life with hate in your heart. You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate. Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.” It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.” Forgiveness is the answer… let go, find peace, liberate yourself! And remember, forgiveness is not just for other people, it’s for you too. If you must, forgive yourself, move on and try to do better next time.

19. Stop letting others bring you down to their level. – Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs.

20. Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others. – Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it anyway. Just do what you know in your heart is right.

21. Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break. – The time to take a deep breath is when you don’t have time for it. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.

22. Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. – Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things. The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.

23. Stop trying to make things perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done. Read Getting Things Done.

24. Stop following the path of least resistance. – Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile. Don’t take the easy way out. Do something extraordinary.

25. Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t. – It’s okay to fall apart for a little while. You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well. You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking either – cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.

26. Stop blaming others for your troubles. – The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life. When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – you give others power over that part of your life.

27. Stop trying to be everything to everyone. – Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out. But making one person smile CAN change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. So narrow your focus.

28. Stop worrying so much. – Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, it will strip today of its joy. One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: “Will this matter in one year’s time? Three years? Five years?” If not, then it’s not worth worrying about.

29. Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen. – Focus on what you do want to happen. Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story. If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.

30. Stop being ungrateful. – No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs. Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Well I Just Met Someone Awesome





My apologies for not updating this regularly. I've been traveling to random cities for a tv show I'm dressing. Once we're done traveling, I'll post some photos and stories. I just couldn't wait to share this one though. I'm quite humbled.
Ansil Saunders lives on Bimini, and is a top custom builder in the Bahamas. He has been a fishing guide for Richard Nixon, and many other well known sports. As a child he knew Earnest Hemmingway, and has a wonderful island outlook. He currently resides in Alice Town, Bimini where he continues to fish and builds amazing handcrafted boats.
On November 15, 2011, US Ambassador to The Bahamas, Her Excellency Nicole A. Avant presented a plaque and a signed book to Ansil Saunders in recognition of his outstanding contributions in keeping Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy alive in The Bahamas.
Mr. Saunders told Ambassador Avant that he first met Dr. King in 1964 when he traveled to Bimini in search of a peaceful and serene writing environment. Mr. Saunders knew the perfect place and took Dr. King deep into the mangroves to a spot called “Bonefish Hole” where Dr. King wrote portions of his famous Nobel Prize acceptance speech. Dr. King returned to Bimini in 1968 where he wrote portions of his Sanitation Workers speech while on Mr. Saunders’ boat.
Since Dr. King’s death, Mr. Saunders has shared his conversations with the civil rights leader with visitors to Bimini as well as with local and international media outlets, including National Public Radio. Plaques marking local sites visited by Dr. King are found throughout Alice Town, Bimini, including the location of a barbershop frequented by Dr. King and the cottage where he stayed during his visits. The local museum also has Dr. King’s disembarkation card with his original signature proudly on display.
He built that boat with his bare hands!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Yes, Yes, and Yes!

My dear sweet readers,
I am so sorry to have neglected you for so long. It only means I've been extremely busy with all these shows! I will slowly update/upload what I've been up to. In the mean time, I just HAD to share these videos. They're AMAZING!
This is for all my fellow Costume Designers out there!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwF3H9_4j50

This one feels oh so familiar....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anusizr_jdY&feature=related

This one is absolutely epic and even more familiar!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAJg2wT8zeY&feature=related

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cufflinks

I'm a huge fan of campy or ironic clothing...but even I have to draw a line somewhere. Here are 2 examples. 1 can fly, and the other....well I'm gonna try not to say anything too mean. To each his own, right?
Before I continue, let me just say that I love cufflinks. Its an accessory that defines the difference between a guy and a gentleman. That being said, gentlemen, please choose your cufflinks wisely. Don't go too big, don't go too gaudy, and if you have a logo to represent, don't you dare advertise them via your cufflinks!

Kenneth Cole...wtf?! I can't say that I know any men--gay or straight who would sport a pair of these. You couldn't possibly love water that much to want to sport faucets on your cuffs.


This is where I eat my words. These are big and gaudy but they're SO RAD! Sometimes, I'm a sci-fi chick...and I was quite happy to see these. I wish my male client who was with me had even an ounce of trekkie in him because I so badly wanted to dress a guy with these spectacular pieces of art--yes I called them art.

Cufflinks...I conclude with what I began with: to each his own.

Blue Clues

Its moments like these that make me smile. These people all sat together. They don't know each other. They never said a word to each other or even looked at one another. Then they all got off their separate stops and were on their way. I wonder if any of them knew they were all wearing the same shade of blue.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I Will Always Love...The Bodyguard



So, by order of the Mayor and the Governor, we've been ordered to stay indoors due to Hurricane Irene. That mean bitch. She spoiled everything. Luckily, I've got movies like The Bodyguard to keep me company.





Say what you will about Whitney Houston...poor girl never stood a chance against Bobby Brown and Clive Davis--


and say even more about Kevin Costner...talentless hack...but this movie has an absolutely timeless look.
Ignore the hairstyles and the 90's eyebrows. The wardrobe for this movie is absolutely amazing. Kevin Costner's suits fit his body to a tee; there's no sort of 90's "boxiness" whatsoever. Look at the sweater above. This was released in 1992!




Its very obvious that almost ten years later, a lot of popstars like Beyonce and Lady Gaga have pulled some of their looks from this film. Seriously, if it wasn't for the occasional feathered mullet or overplucked eyebrows, you'd never be able to tell when this movie was supposed to be set. That's the mark of a great Costume Designer.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Crazy Stupid Love

A couple of days ago, I was treated to a screening of Crazy Stupid Love. I had a lot of issues with this movie--plot holes, acting, and definitely the wardrobe, BUT I still really really enjoyed it. I practically adored it. Take note, for that is a rarity.
I only have a right to really jab at the wardrobe, since I'm not really a writer or an actor, so here goes.
Anything with a broken down, vulnerable, damaged Steve Carrell is a go for me, and from the minute we are introduced to his character, Cal, you feel sorry for him. I mean how can you not? His cheating wife is the drop dread gorgeous Julianne Moore. From his tattered white New Balance sneakers to his oversized "dad jeans", Cal is absolutely pathetic. (perfect so far) No wonder she cheated. Later, Cal meets Jacob (Ryan Gosling), whose entire wardrobe looks like tearsheets out of GQ. This is the point in the movie where I am smiling ear to ear. It reminds me why I love what I do. Jacob says to a defensive Cal, " You're sitting there with a SuperCuts haircut and you're wearing a 44 when you should be wearing a 42 regular". He then proceeds to take him shopping and gives him a full on closet makeover. As cheesy as it sounds, I really liked the shopping montage. Cal's makeover looked spectacular. I LOVE taking men shopping and just.....making them better, giving them some long lost confidence.
I started to have wardrobe issues when I realize that this is supposed to be an LA story. Although the movie was shot there, our characters definitely looked like they were living in some New England state. WHO, in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA goes out in a minimum of FOUR layers of clothing?! IN SUMMER/FALL?! The children were dressed like they'd shopped out of a Lands End catalog, as were the rest of the children portrayed in the PUBLIC SCHOOL. Don't get me wrong. Everyone looked incredible, but the minute it was brought to my attention that this was in fact an LA story, the wardrobe immediately took me out of it. Hey, I still really loved the movie, k?

Okay I'm done with my criticisms. Um did you have a chance to see Gosling's bod?! Never really looked at this guy twice before but DAMN. He can get it. HE CAN GET IT!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Unexpected Shoegasm!


Kudos to Payless for finally catching on like Target. They've joined in on selling collections from high profile designers at a consumer price. Guest designers include: Christian Siriano, Isabel Toledo, and now Silvia Tcherassi. I have to say, I'm very very impressed with the newest collections and am happy to be using them in my photoshoot tomorrow.

Seen above, the red and purple elastic strap high heeled sandal is a 80's/90's inspired design by Silvia Tcherassi. You'd better believe I made a bee line for it. $70 is a lot to pay at Payless, but I'm willing to shell that out. Those shoes have earned their price.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Savage Beauty


I finally had a moment to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met. Absolutely stunning. My words cannot do his work any justice. The craftsmanship and originality was mind blowing. I felt my eyes welling up as we could see the destruction of his life taking over his designs. He was way before his time and will be worshipped as one of the greats. May the beauty of his work live on.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Other MTV




A couple months ago, I had the pleasure of Art Directing a lovely project for MTV. Say what you will about Viacom, but MTV has been a very very good company to me for the past 7 years. This particular project was sort of like a focus group aimed at the other female audiences; the ones who don't spray tan, the ones who are confused about their sexuality, the ones who grew up as victims of abuse or eating disorders, the ones who aren't popular in school. I think its smart of MTV to reach out to this side of the audience especially since bullying and suicide are on the continuous rise. Its good to provide an outlet for anyone/everyone and cater in a way that they can immediately relate.
Anyways, we created five or six very intimate settings for these interview with a selected group of girls who each fit into a category. Based on their stories, we created environments that describe pivotal moments in their lives. Here are a few images I was able to snap:





Finally, here is our wall of quotes from our girls. They were given away to all the guests for their refrigerators and other magnetic surfaces.


Friday, May 20, 2011

The Afterthought

I don't think certain people will ever understand how important a costume really is.

"Its just clothes"
Um actually its so much more. A costume is the identity of the actor. Its the first thing we notice once they enter the stage or screen. What the actor wears on their person defines who they are, how important they are, etc.

"Well it shouldn't matter. If an actor is a true performer, he/she could perform in anything, regardless of clothing"
Okay, so an actor can portray a homeless person dying of AIDS in an Armani suit and alligator skin shoes? Prove me wrong. An actor wears the costume, but the costume defines the character. Both are important. There is no performance without one or the other. We depend on each other. Without the other, the performance is merely a table read or a lonely garment.

"We're gonna give more of your budget to Production Design. No worries, you can just pull from actors' closets"
I am so sick of having this same argument with directors and producers. How often do you walk into someone's closet and they happen to have exactly what the script calls for? You can't just assume actors or even designers just have costumes lying around waiting for the big break. UNACCEPTABLE. I understand Production Design is vital in creating this world but the people occupying the space need to look just as convincing. Be realistic when you come up with a costuming budget. Do not insult me/make yourself look amateur by saying things like that.
When designers are forced to work out of actors' closets, the performance has already been compromised. The actor is not in a costume at all. They are in their own clothes. This does not help them get into character at all, in fact it does the opposite. They're no longer acting, they're sort of just hanging out.

I'm designing an indie flick, and my budget has continued to shrink, while the lifestyles of the characters have gone from working class, to wealthy Upper East Side. Now there's a flashback to the 70's...and yet my budget keeps shrinking. I don't care if its 30 years ago, or just last season. The past is the past, therefore more expensive b/c its now considered vintage or antique or period.

We are not an afterthought, even though you treat us as such. We complete the actors' transformation. We make the world even more convincing. Do not take us for granted.
Marinate on that for a while.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Top 5 Questions You Shouldn't Ask a Wardrobe Stylist or Costume Designer

1.) Did you go to Fashion School?
Seriously, what's that got to do with anything? That's like asking an actor if they can sing. Both deal with similar things, but are worlds apart.

2.) What's the biggest thing you worked on?
I've worked on lots of things with varying budgets. I'm still doing what I do, so clearly I can hold my own on projects big or small.

3.) What celebrities have you dressed?
How does that effect you respecting/hiring me?

4.) How much money do you make?
doesn't matter. I'm in this because I love what I do and while the money can be good, I'm strictly in it for reasons other than the monetary kind.

5.) Can you sew this button back on?
yes. but the real question is, will I? Maybe. If I like you.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

They're Really Not "All Saints"


I was very excited back when All Saints opened up in SoHo. Their displays alone are pretty incredible. I just did a job where I needed to do some heavy shopping there, and I gotta say I'm very disturbed with what I was told by their visual merchandizer.
Every single sewing machine on their humongous wall-o-Singers is a functioning machine. I guess that's pretty cool. Um but downstairs, they have another wall of miniature ram skulls. As I paid for my merchandise, I casually asked if they were real. The visual merchandizer said that it was funny I asked that. A scientist had just come in asking the same thing and was enraged at the fact that they are real. The rams are considered an endangered species!
I was told further into our conversation that All Saints gets these skulls from poachers. WTF?! The scientist made a a huge enough stink about it, so now if the employees damage the skulls, All Saints no longer orders from the poachers for a new skull. They simply tape them.
Its a shame they have a no refund policy. I had just purchased $3000 worth of merchandise, and hearing that made me want to leave, never come back and never spend any money there ever again.

Uh-Huh...Yeah

So this is the guy who sat across from me on the train. Yep...that's a bathrobe he's wearing. It still has the price tag on it. He certainly doesn't look homeless. All I'm saying is, if this is the beginning of a new trend, I'm quittin' the business!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Shorts


I told you I've been busy. LOL. Here's some stuff from the short films I've worked on.
First is the teaser trailer for "Flappy Hands". I Costume Designed and ended up producing as well. Designers and producers generally don't get along...its usually "Hey I'd like to make this look awesome for you so can I get a bigger budget?" "No."
I pretty much had to argue with myself and even hated myself at times. Never again. Just put me in the wardrobe trailer where I belong!

"Flappy Hands" - Teaser Trailer from Flappy Hands on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/21479981

Next, I was the makeup consultant for a piece that's currently untitled. I generally don't like to do makeup, but I'll do ghoulish things every once in a while:

latex and acrylic.

And finally, I designed costumes for a party scene that later turned into a blood bath. Rather than show you the soiled clothing, I'll just show you one of the "befores". Irma was a very thin, athletic girl. I changed that by putting her in elastic waisted acid wash jeans, horizontal striped tank, and an oversized 80's shirt. To insure that she didn't look like a hipster, I stuffed her pants to give her a gunt.
So sexy.

Wowie Zowie

So, I was shopping for another job and came across these at H&M. I was slow to get on the jegging boat, but I draw the line at jegging boxer briefs for men! Just no. NOOOOOOOO!

Just Can't Let You Go





What a busy week! I'm in the middle of designing THREE shows...on top of that, I styled a music video for Manika's new single "Just Can't Let You Go", featuring Lil Twist. I was particularly excited to be working with the legendary Travis Payne. In the short time I got to work with him, I have to say he's my new favorite director to work with. He had nothing but positive energy the entire time, was eager to take time and meet each crew member individually, and made sure to thank everyone at least three times on set. He knew exactly what shots he wanted, and expressed a clear vision from the very beginning for what kind of look he was going for.
You can find out why I was so excited and why I consider him a legend, here.
Music Videos are one of the most stressful and miserable sets to work on. The hours are at least 16 hours minimum, with a crappy rate. This one was definitely the exception. I won't get into the financial logisitics, but I will say that the actual shoot was about six hours--A NEW WORLD RECORD!
Both of the performers were very very young and surprisingly sweet, particularly Lil Twist. He actually called me "ma'am". I just hope the fame doesn't warp their semi-innocent but very naive minds.

I got those babies for the shoot from Barney's. They were a specific request and they were practically impossible to find. I think I went to like 8 different stores. Aren't they fab?! They're from John Varvatos for Converse. The shoe is a shiny beat up coated material with studded ankles...only $200!!
I'm gonna take a second to share something one of the production assistants said to me on set. He said, "I'm pretty sure you're my favorite stylist I've ever worked with. Ever."
Me: "For real? Cool. How come?"
He replied, "You treat us like people, I mean please and thank you go a long way. You're not snobby at all, you don't act like you're the hot shit on set, you don't demand that we do everything for you. You're just cool".
Wow. Please and thank you?? I've been around lots of other stylists and designers...and I have to admit I've witnessed plenty of diva-like behavior. If I can leave you with one thing, it is the reminder that EVERY crew member is equally important and deserves the same amount of respect as the director, the keys, and talent. I don't care who you are, you need to always thank who you're working with. Travis Payne is a prime example of that. He was loved and adored by everyone on set and that itself made the whole shoot roll smoothly.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Made Over/Shameless Self Promotion

Yesterday, I gave a wardrobe makeover to a hilarious young man. My client (whom I will refer to as Louie) started out with a 38" waist and an XL/XXL tshirt size. With the help of diet and exercise--NO EATING DISORDERS OR STUPID FASTS AND/OR PILLS, he has successfully shrunken down to a waist size between 34" and 36" and a MEDIUM tshirt size. I am so proud of him, especially for doing it the right way.
Louie is a budding comedian and has been looking to change his look and get healthy. He contacted me and asked how much he would need to get a wardrobe makeover since nothing of his fit anymore. I told him $200 would be enough to start and that I was pretty good at staying on budget.
Let me just say, that with that $200, we got:
-2 pairs of shorts
-5 tshirts
-2 polos
-3 dress shirts
-1 cardigan
-3 day shirts

Everything was brand new, none of it was purchased second hand or via thrift.

I know how to shop. I'm good at giving wardrobe makeovers. I stay on budget. If you need my services, contact me via my website: http://www.xtinakim.com.

Pictures of Louie's Before and After coming soon!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Shaft

First off, forgive me if the format is a bit off. As I mentioned before, we got rid of our Internet so updates are not as frequent. That being said, I just downloaded a new blogging app for my phone...testing it out tonight and the reviews for this app havent too positive. We shall see.
So, the oscars were last week. I have to say, Colleen Atwood's acceptance speech made me not like her. She was dressed as the poor man's Stifler's mom and seemed extremely ungrateful. It's the same four women nominated every year for period pieces or a Tim Burton flick. That being said, I feel like Burlesque got shafted on costume nomination! Dude, you may not have cared for the story or anything else in that movie, but you cannot deny the incredible beauty and craftsmanship of those costumes.



I feel like everyone who watched The Social Network in the theater has been completely brainwashed. What's up with all those nominations?? Congrats to Trent Reznor for his win, but that score was pretty mediocre. In fact, mediocre is my word for describing that movie. It's a celebration of lazy filmmaking and I'm quite offended that people are praising it this much. What was up with that wardrobe?! Gross! I get what they were going for, but there is a MUCH better way to achieve it. This industry is disappointing me a lot lately ...so is the audience. Cmon brothers and sisters. WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS

Friday, February 25, 2011

Heads on Heads

Okay so this whole animal head winter hat trend has GOT TO GO. It really creeps me out. It reminds me of that scene in Tropic Thunder (God bless that movie) where Ben Stiller's character accidentally slaughters a baby panda and wears its head. If anything, I support the team that wears hats with ears. Much cuter, much friendlier, and far far less creepy.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

January's Globes


Sorry for the lack of updates...we got rid of our internet service so I'm sort of mooching off of the library whenever I can.
I figured I'd at least blog about January Jones while the Golden Globes were still relevant. Did you see her dress?!?!?! INCREDIBLE. BEAUTIFUL. WOW.
Perfect combination of sexy and classic.

Say what you will about Ricky Gervais...I think he's hilarious and was quite entertained by him.