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.

Girls.


 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!