This ain’t a guide to surviving NY’s fashion apocalypse, but more of just a silly ramble of an observation.
Going in and out of Manhattan every day on a 24/7 basis, I tend to get one of two reactions to my style – someone appears to accept my outfit, or a set of eyebrows raise at the sight of bright colors gracing the Grand Central “runways”. Why such drastic responses? That (along with how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop) is an answer I’ve been on quite a hunt for.
First off, hey – yeah, I know I haven’t been on here in a damn long time. That magical combination of life, a new job, and various other things have taken my attention away from this more personal bit of blogging. But hopefully with 2018 here, I can get back into the swing of things. And speaking of those New Years sort of changes – lets talk about fashion!
If you’ve known me for any long stretch of time, you probably know that for the last 12 or so years, my life has pretty much been dedicated to one particular hobby – Lolita Fashion. From the delicate lace, Historical and Fairy Tale references, and touches of pop culture elements – Lolita (for a while) really had it all for me. There was something both so unique and classic, that I couldn’t really imagine my life without it. Yet as the years went on, I asked myself “How much longer would I really want to be a part of this?” and up until recently, I never had the answer.
In the spirit of nostalgia coming back to TV (I’m looking at you, Twin Peaks) I felt it important to take my own stroll down memory lane and present a little love letter to a show (and specific character) that I hope makes a return at some point.
I believe it is best to start off this paragraph like Sophia of The Golden Girls would…. Picture It, New York, 1997. My mom just dropped me off at my grandparents. There, they give me some yogurt, and flip on the TV. And much like midnight for Cinderella, the hour of 8am was quite a special one, because it meant Northern Exposure re-runs were on. The enchanting tune of the theme song played, the moose walked by Roslyn’s Cafe, and my mind was sucked into the misadventures of Joel (Rob Morrow) and his Alaskan buddies.
Back a few years ago on my older blog, I wrote a silly list that gave way to something I talk about quite often – “My Old Man Crush List”. What is such a list, you might ask? Well it is exactly what it sounds – if you have a crush on a silver fox of the big screen or any sort of celeb, he is part of your “Old Man Crush List”. Trust me, there can be ones for ladies as well, but for me I tend to think the gentlemen one is a bit more fun to make. So without further ado, here is an update to my original top 10 breakdown of hotties of a certain age. Have things changed? Let’s take a look! Read more
Many years ago, the “little movie” was an decently popular genre. With the kind of humble charm that Frank Capra often showed in the 30’s and 40’s, the late 80’s to early 2000’s showed the world the stories of the little guy concurring the odds. But in the current market of Hollywood Blockbusters, little movies (even with big stars) are relegated to the indie crowd. So forgotten classics like Mister Holland’s Opus or even Good Will Hunting wouldn’t stand a chance against the giants of Marvel or DC. But that doesn’t mean we should ignore such films, and that is especially the case with Gifted.
I’ll be honest that my up-keep with this blog has been next to nothing in the past months. Life gets pretty busy when you have a lot of your plate as I do – yet there are some things that require you to push those demands to the side for a second and say “I need to talk about this.” And that thing my friends is connected to that title above. So yes, if you are an Alternative Fashion fan who hasn’t heard the news, you should brace yourself.
Hi readers! I have returned from the crypt that is my life to give you a review of something new and ridiculously cute. I’m making a point that I’m gonna bring this blog back to life this holiday season, and here is the start of it.
A few weeks ago, Irregular Choice (the famous shoe company, known for their ridiculous designs and whimsical outlook) released an entire collection dedicated to one of the first of Disney royalty, Cinderella. Of course, I was over the moon with the news, and especially so after the entire collection was presented to the internet.
So what did I buy? Well, I found the shoes that perfectly explained, well, me – in shoe form. Let me introduce you to the Believe in Magic flats!
Country Music is a genre that has gotten a mixture of representations on the big screen. From Walk The Line to Coal Miner’s Daughter, there’s a lot of excellent hunky tonk cinematic experiences. But no movie had yet to tackle the tale of Hank Williams, a figure that I can’t say I knew too much about in my youth, and only learned of his catalog as my taste later formed. Yet for the many that probably had no idea that this legendary artist even existed, the new movie I Saw The Light – directed by Marc Abraham and stars Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen – sadly won’t do much to educate.