The Girl in the Green Scarf

23 06 2009

confessionsofashopaholic

“A man will never love you or treat you as well as a store.  If a man doesn’t fit, you can’t exchange him seven days later for a gorgeous cashmere sweater.  And a store always smells good.  A store can awaken a lust for things you never even knew you needed.  And when your fingers grasp those shiny new bags…oh yes….oh YES….oh no.  I spent $900?”

I just watched “Confessions of a Shopaholic” last night.  The movie is based on a book of the same title in a series called “Shopaholics” by chick lit author Sophie Kinsella.  I never read the book, so I can only comment on the movie in its own right.  The above quote was the movie’s redeeming moment.  It basically summed the whole plot up best actually.  It was a simple romantic comedy where girl meets boy, loses boy because of a misunderstanding, gets boy back and they all live happily ever after.  Beyond that essential plot, the movie is about a young journalist named Rebecca Bloomwood who has a spending problem.  Don’t we all!  She is mercilessly hounded by a debt-collector while accidentally (and ironically) writing articles for a money magazine under the moniker “The Girl in the Green Scarf!”  The editor at the magazine is the object of her desire.  So to get him to love her, she does what any woman in a romantic comedy would do:  pad him with lies.  Essentially, she’s living a lie, because she has an addiction.  To shopping.

Anyway, the movie was light, diet lite, but nontheless a fun way to waste two hours of your life.  There were a good few laughs however.  One in particular, where she has her briefcase propped up on a table, and this leggy blond walks in and stuns everyone, to the point where the buckle busts and pops open on her briefcase!  That was subtle.  How she rubs perfume samples from the magazine over her neck in the waiting room for a job interview.  Plus, Fred Armisen was great as that middle-management-ass-kisser-cock kinda guy.  You know your workplace has one (or a few)!

The rest was try-too-hard humour, plus there were a few inconsistencies.  For example, she freaks out over having racked her credit card up $900.  That Gucci bag she featured in the opening sequence alone would have cost that much.  She really should have been way more in debt than she actually was.  I mention this because I think the moral of the story was “don’t spent money or you’ll be in crazy debt”, and she was only in debt $16,000!  I have friends in debt from careless spending and they’ve just about quadrupled that amount at least.  Oh, also, she sells all her clothes in a trunk sale and ends up making enough to cover all her debts?  By selling last year’s stuff?  Doubt it!  Unless it’s vintage or has some kind of famous attachment, fashion depreciates worse than cars!  So, for her, it was really an easy-way-out, because in reality, most people take their debts to the grave with them.  Why couldn’t she have gone to see a financial planner and been setup with a debt repayment plan?  That’s more likely what she would have had to do.

Regardless, Hugh Dancy was very charming as the male lead and Isla Fisher’s hair is definitely enviable!  So call me “the girl with the green eyes!”





MET Costume Gala 2009 Favorites

5 05 2009

So it looks like there was a good turnout of stars at the MET Costume Gala 2009 yesterday evening, despite so many designers, thus models turning cheek on the event.  I’m not going to get into the politics of all of that, for one, I don’t know enough and two, I simply don’t care.  I just love the clothes!

So here are some of my faves of the night:

Justin Timberlake in William Rast, Jessica Biel in Versace Atelier

Justin Timberlake in William Rast, Jessica Biel in Versace Atelier

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.  Justin looks smashing, and that dress on Jessica is just amazing in Versace Atelier.  One of the best of the night.  Chris De Burgh’s “Lady In Red” went off in my head.  However, it could have been worn with much LESS bronzer!!!

Bar Refaeli in Marchesa

Bar Refaeli in Marchesa

Bar Refaeli in a short silver Marchesa dress.  I really love the sparkle and shine of this dress!

Leighton Meester in Louis Vuitton

Leighton Meester in Louis Vuitton

Leighton Meester in Louis Vuitton.  She took a risk, and has show up on a few worst-dressed lists as a result, but I just loved it!  I could see how it could go wrong, but I just thought it was right.  I loved the cutesy hair also.  It has a very harajuku feel.  It’s a costume ball afterall!

Rachel Weisz in Vera Wang

Rachel Weisz in Vera Wang

Rachel Weisz in Vera Wang. I absoluately love this dress.  I absolutely HATE that dark purple lipstick!  She looks like a corpse.  I didn’t think I could see Rachel Weisz look terrible.  Guess I was wrong.

Rihanna in Dolce & Gabbana

Rihanna in Dolce & Gabbana

Rihanna in Dolce & Gabbana tux. Stunning!  Always a trendsetter!

Oh, to see and be seen!





Sunny the Great!

15 04 2009
Sunny Fong and his model Tori

Sunny Fong and his model Tori

Congratulations to Sunny Fong for winning Project Runway Canada Season 2!

Sunny unveiled his collection at fashion week against steep competition from Jessica Biffi and Jason Meyers.

Sunny’s collection was inspired by Alexander the Great.  I was very happy to see him win, and his collection was amazing.  I wasn’t too thrilled with his attitude that if he didn’t win, he would quit fashion forever.  But I guess that’s not an issue now!

Check out his label VAWK that he created in 2004.  I wonder if he’s going to expand on this, or start fresh?

Oh, also, congrats to his model Tori for winning the model part of the competition!  Go Tori!

I really enjoyed Jessica Biffi’s collection however, and I DO hope to see more of her.  She’s very inspirational to me!  Maybe one day I’ll have the guts to try out for Project Runway Canada!