Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

To my American readers...Happy Fourth of July!

Look I Love...crew necks and skinnies

 As seen on Karla's Closet.

The leather jacket is also a fabulous addition!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Musique Monday...dang, a day late again

Arg, once again I am late with my Musique Monday post. However, this is a super fun song so you should just enjoy it! I found this song when looking for new music two weeks ago (although it is from 2010!). Then I heard it playing on Girls on Sunday night. It is a great summer song so go ahead and just add it to your playlist.

Mark Ronson & The Business International (feat. Q-Tip and Amanda Warner of MDNR)- Bang Bang Bang

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Musique Monday...a day late

It was along weekend here in Canada and I totally forgot to post yesterday, so here is my Musique Monday selection, Empire of the Sun- Walking on a Dream. We listened to this a bunch of times over the weekend. The video is totally weird and uber-hipster.

I think Empire of the Sun might be MGMT in disguise.

Empire of the Sun

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fantastic Film Friday

Another film that I am really looking forward to is Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. This film just debuted at Cannes and is receiving rave reviews. Anderson is one of my favorite directors, which I have attested to in a previous post here. Thus, I will not go into too much detail about his film history since it is well documented in my previous post.

Moonrise definitely appears to have the typical Anderson aesthetic with fabulous set designs, costumes, and Andersonian quirkiness. I am also excited to see the new additions to his cast of actors as well the appearance of some absolute favorites. I feel a Wes Anderson movie would be incomplete without Bill Murray and Jason Schwarzman. Two newcomers, Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman play the mains in this and are said to be fantastic. Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Tilda Swinton and Francis McDormand round out the cast and I am delighted. This film is chalked full of amazing actors which should make for a fabulous and highly entertaining feature.

The Premise:  Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.
-From the official Moonrise Kingdom site

This film opens on May 25th. I can't wait!!

Check out the trailer and fall in love...

Here are some brilliant stills of the film to hold you over until the 25th:

I just came across this awesome tour of Moonrise Kingdom led by Bill Murray. Check it out:

Monday, May 14, 2012

Aspen 1971

I came across a fabulous post today on adventure journal about a series of photos shot in Aspen in 1971 by Life Magazine photographer, John Dominis. Dominis's focus was on an awesome scene of (hot) girls living in Aspen. Their style is amazing both on and off the ski hill.

Check them out:

Check out more great pics after the jump.

Musique Monday

One of my favorite bands is The Smiths. One of my favorite songs in the world and that ends up in almost all of my mixes is The Smith's, This Charming Man. From the first little guitar solo at the start I am hooked. It is arguably one of their most peppy songs however, the lyrics still capture The Smith's moody vibe.

Enjoy Morrisey's sparkly necklace in the video!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fantastic Film Friday

Since I saw the trailer a couple months ago, I have been anxiously awaiting the release of Tim Burton's latest film, an adaptation of the British soap series, Dark Shadows. This film features some of Burton's acting staples including his favorite leading man, Johnny Depp, and Burton's wife, Helena Bonham Carter.

The premise: Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. (Rotten Tomatoes)

Hopefully Will and I will have a chance to see this on the weekend and I will add my own review.

Check out the trailer below and get pumped!


Monday, May 7, 2012

Musique Monday

Theophilus London is probably my favorite hip-hop artist right now. I admit, I am not huge into hip-hop, but London casually blends this genre with amazing old school and new school sounds (see Maximum Balloon's Groove Me).

The track featured today, Why Even Try includes Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara doing beautiful vocals in his chorus, however she is not featured in the video.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fantastic Film Friday

One of my all time favorites is Sophia Coppola's 2003 film, Lost in Translation. It has so many elements that appeal to me:
  • Bill Murray (my favorite funny-man)
  • Scarlett Johansson (my favorite smart-sexy actress)
  • An exotic locale (I have never been to Japan so it is exotic and foreign to me) 
  • Awesome music (this is where I first discovered the band 'Too Young') 
There is a quiet subtlety to the film that makes you connect with the characters and feel their experience in such a foreign culture. There are so many funny little differences between Japanese and North American life that prove amusing and confusing for both the protagonists and the viewer. The relationship that develops between the protagonists is one of understanding and familiarity with their feelings of being lost. I find this age-defying relationship charming especially in comparison to those is other films such as, Harold and Maude, which honestly I found rather unsettling. So, check out Lost in Translation if you haven't previously or watch it again (as I will for probably the 25th time). It isn't fast paced or action packed, but it is an interesting and sincere portrayal of two troubled people at very different stages in their lives.

Don't you just love her stylish pink bob??!!

Check out more great stills after the jump.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Look I Love: Denim

There are so many amazing choices for denim these days that you can wear anything from super skinny legs to huge flares, gorgeous patterns and jeans in every colour of the rainbow. Here are a few of my favorites this week:

 Blogger Shea Marie of Cheyenne meets Chanel in 7 for All Mankind's The Skinny Second Skin Legging in Garden Party.

Fabulous bell bottoms from the Fall 2012 Denimocracy Lookbook. I love that the large flare has returned. Done well, they can look amazing.

From the True Religion Fall 2012 lookbook. I love the awesome late-fifties retro vibe in this whole outfit. I also really like that True Religion is making a departure from overly bedazzled denim.

Look I Love: Celebrities

Scarlett Johansson was given a well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. She looked amazing (as usual) in a skirt and top from Preen, Louboutins and a gorgeous retro-glam updo. I love the combination of the two different patterns on the skirt and top.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Musique Monday

I know that since her ill-timed and (I'll agree) terrible Saturday Night Live performance, Lana Del Rey has gotten a lot of flack about her skills, background, looks, and even for changing her name. However, I have to say, that despite all this, I really really like her album 'Born To Die'. The songs are all somewhat melancholy but take you away and tell a story. Her voice is pretty and haunting all at once and that is enough for me. Here is one of my favorite tracks:

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Friendship Bracelets 2.0

Last summer, I posted about the Friendship Bracelet Trend. Now, it's time to take the bracelets to the next level. Honestly...WTF has once again inspired me to try out a super trendy DIY, the Embellished Friendship Bracelet. I decided to try adding a section of chain from an old necklace and attached it between two identical chevron style bracelets.

I think this is a great way to make the friendship bracelet trend more glam and grown up!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Musique Monday

This song is fairly new and the band, Grouplove just played Coachella. I can't get the song out of my head, it is so catchy, poppy and makes me want to jump around the house. The video is equally fun with it's backwards story-telling and stalking luchadors.


 I just finished watching the second episode of the new HBO series Girls. I feel like I am still forming a full opinion about the show, but so far it is intriguing.

What I Like: 
  • the fact that the stars Girls are not your typical stick-thin glamazons that are so often seen in most shows. These are girls all have their own look and style, real bodies and non-altered features. They are also not wearing all the hottest trends off the runway...and so they shouldn't be, as they are only 22-24 years old and are supposedly supporting themselves.
  • the writing is witty, but is not trying to hard to be drop dead funny. The subject matter often revolves around serious life issues (finding a job, relationships, abortions etc), but cleverly mixes in enough humour to not be too depressing.
  • so far, I find the characters believable. I can relate to the girl who has been dating the really nice guy since she was a teenager, but realizes that she is still young and wants more and unfortunately is becoming bored with her relationship. I was that girl. I also related to the awkward sex as I think that most women have encountered this as well. I will spare you details, but you all know that sometimes things are just weird or "not-working" out well.
  • I must also give props to Lena Dunham who is not only the star, but also created the show and directs, writes and produces it. Oh, and she is only 25...I feel so unaccomplished now.
What I Don't Like:
  •  I am not sure if there is anything that I blatantly don't like about the show. I don't really enjoy the unbearably awkward and uncomfortable sex scenes between the main character and the ill-mannered hipster that she is seeing. However, I get it. It is a bad scenario and she needs to realize it. I think many women have been there (well, maybe not right where she is, but you get what I mean) and can relate.  
All in all, I am interested in seeing what happens next and look forward to (hopefully) further development of the other characters in show.

Have you watched Girls? If so, what did you think? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Look I Love, Alison Brie

Alison Brie in Emil Couture dress.

I absolutely love this fabulous combination of masculine and feminine black and white that Alison Brie rocked at a recent Mad Men event. The hair and shoes finish the look perfectly.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Looks I Love: Oscar Edition

Oscar gowns have severely disappointed me in the past, but this year brought an interesting and varied array of beautiful gowns. The ladies showed up in every shade from red to green, gold to silver. Here are my favorites in no particular order:

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

Maria Menounos in Maria Lucia Hohan.

 Kristin Wiig in J. Mendel.

Missi Pyle in  a sustainable gown by Valentina Delfino.

 Kelly Osbourne in Georges Hobieka.

 Maya Rudolph in Johanna Johnson.

 Rooney Mara channeling gothic glamour in Givenchy.

Glenn Close in Zac Posen.

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji.

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad.

My favorite look of the evening went to the always lovely, Natalie Portman:

Natalie Portman looking classic, retro and gorgeous in vintage Spring '54 Dior.

My vote for most glamorous couple goes to Alexandra Edenborough and Gary Oldman:

Edenborough in ??? (do you know?) and Oldman in Paul Smith.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Look I M-F'ing Love!

This look sums up one of my favorite everyday casual looks. From the hoodie to the leather jacket, skinny jeans and leather boots...I love it all. The contrasting, over-sized bag is also great. What is your favorite casual style?

Poppy Delevigne, as seen on Stockholm Street Style.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Long Hiatus from Blogging...

I have been absent for blogging for a couple months now as I have put most of my time and energy into working on my husband and I's online store, Denim Hunter. We have been working on expansion and have added the following:

-over 100 pairs of premium pre-loved jeans posted on a regular basis (we should hopefully be doubling this very soon!)

-my pet project, Denim Hunter Vintage. This is where we post amazing vintage items that we have come across during our search for gorgeous denim. These items include: Motorcycle Jackets, Cowichan Sweaters, Doc Martens of various styles, Jil Sander Oxfords plus many more that will be added soon!

Coming soon:

-new logo (being drawn by our talented friend and local Vancouver tattooist/artist Mitch Kirilo).

-changes to the site's appearance (i.e. amping up the awesome!!)

-more and more product being added weekly (sometimes daily)

So check us out, see what has been taking me away from blogging (which I am trying to get back to now) and maybe find an awesome pair of jeans or vintage item.

My typical office mate. She is a bit of a slave driver ;)