1/12/2011

I ♥ Links

Yes, really. This time I'm really doing this. It is now officially a weekly series. 


I gave all of you, my dear blogger friends, the chance to submit your best posts of the week. This way I could find blogs I didn't even know, so I couldn't have found without this new submission system. 
It was really difficult to choose the right posts, the perfect five from the 35+ submitted posts, but I think I finally made a good decision.

I ♥ Links
  • Fashion Show!
    I just adore this post - I love how it takes me backstage of a real fashion show. It is actually interesting, something I dream of seeing on a fashion blog. Oh, and congrats on the nice job, Margaret (editor of 4ngsquared2)!
  • Is Everything New?
    Delaney's take on the phrase "Is Nothing New?". Lovely pictures, nice idea for the post and all in all, I just love it. A post from Fashion Knick-Knacks.
  • What's In My Wardrobe?
    I don't know about you, guys, but I love to peek into other people's closets (and apartments, and boudoires, etc), and NRC's closet is a pleasure to peek into. I love her designer pieces and the gorgeous fabrics of her stuff.
  • Dress Your Age
    Honestly, I love this post mostly because it's a mature article. It's written by someone who's not in their twenties anymore, and that makes it credible to me. And, of course, it's interesting. Thanks to EverBeautiful!
  • Tricks of the Thrift
    This post is a gem. Really. I think thrift shopping tips are important, because a lot of people just don't do it right. I know, it's just thrift shopping, but still it's possible to do it in a wrong way. Just read this post on The Cheap Girl in a Chic World.
These're the five best posts of this week's lineup. 
Please, don't feel upset or anything, if your post didn't make it to the list this week - submit your next fantastic post for next week's "I ♥ Links"
Please, mind the "Your Post's URL" part - your post's URL is required there, not your blog's! 
If you submit your blog's URL, it's invalid, I'm really sorry. I'm saying this because this situation occurred in case of 3 or 4 submissions and it feels really bad to invalidate posts. 

Thank you for the submissions, everyone! Don't forget to participate in next week's round-up! 
Oh, and comment, of course ;) xo

1/10/2011

That's What I Call Style - The Fashion Turd


I stumbled upon a blog, The Fashion Turd, a few days ago and I thought "wow" when I saw the pictures on it. I immediately knew I must show you, my dear readers, this girl, who's truly a gem. 



Q: Let's start with basic information - name, age, location, job, habits, likes, dislikes, anything about you?
My name is Holly Reverse. I am 27 years old. I live in Londinium, but grew up in Cardiff and spent my early twenties in Cornwall. I do have a day job but it is a secret. My star sign is Leo. Some of my favorite things include vomit inducing colour combinations, Doctor Martens, Bjork, my bed, children’s books, tea, androgyny, toys, the films of John Cameron Mitchell, swearing, Tank Girl, cheese, stripy socks, Lazy Oaf Tee-shirts, kissing, glitter, Japanese street fashion, tattoos, The Moomins and  plastic jewellry. I dislike getting up early, eggs, Juicy Couture, stupidly priced vintage clothes, panic attacks, the cold, organized religion, the tube, patriotism and Ugg boots.

Q: How would you describe your style?
As I say in my blog I like wearing clothes that make me look somewhere between a Japanese doll and a 9 year old school boy. The emphasis is on color combinations, mismatching fabrics and eclectic influences, with a little bit of humor thrown in for good measure - I don’t take it too seriously and like to take the piss out of myself a bit. 

Q: What are your guidelines when you get dressed in the morning? What are your dos and don'ts?
No rules at all. I generally just like putting things together that don’t coordinate and I avoid going for a specific ‘look’ or ‘style’- I don’t want to look like I'm a carbon copy from any certain period in time.  I pee my pants over lurid colors and clashing patterns. 

Q: Who are your style icons, who and/or what influences your style?
I’m not really influenced by what is ‘in fashion’ to be honest, hence the name of the blog The Fashion Turd, it’s kind of me giving 2 fingers to the people who are telling us what is ‘fashionable’ or ‘cool’ to be wearing this season - yuk! I just liking putting pieces together that make me feel super rad and that turn a few heads. In terms of style icons - Bjork, Bjork, Bjork, Rei Kawakubo, Peaches, Antony Hegarty, Fred Butler, Enid from Ghost World, Pat Butcher, David Bowie, Hercules & Love Affair, Kimya Dawson, Alexander Mcqueen. Did I say Bjork?

Q: When and why did you start blogging?
I only started blogging a couple of months ago; I was getting a lot of super duper nice comments from people about how I dress and I just thought it would be a good way to share my creations and thoughts with anyone who wanted to take a look. It seems to be going quite well?  And obviously because I’m a vain exhibitionist who likes having her ego massaged...no joke.


Q: Finally, what would your message be to fashion world, fashion industry, fashion lovers and fashion bloggers all around the world?
Oooh lawd...urm...too early for that kind of huge question! I guess don’t take yourself too seriously, keep a sense of humour, dress for yourself, avoid slogan t-shirts and velour tracksuits...wear clean pants every day.

Check out Holly's blog, The Fahion Turd and follow! Really, you should, there's barely any better blog of outfit posts worths following! 
What do you think about Holly's style? Comment! xo

Birthday Wishlist

My birthday is the 29th of January and until this very year, I've never had anything that I really wanted for my b-day. This year is different - I already asked for a pro camera (which means the possibility of outfit posts on this blog will raise) but I have a lot more I would love to get, but I surely won't.



Alexander Wang
Zoro angular acetate sunglasses


I love it, it's so cool! I've never been a huge fan on sunglasses that aren't huge to cover half of my face, but this one is so cute and unique I must have it. I won't though.



Henri Bendel by Imposter
Earmuffs


First, I adore Henri Bendel. Second, I want that box that comes with these. Third, my ears are always cold anyway. No, really they are oh-so-chic still comfortable and warm and I want them really bad.


Henri Bendel
Cashmere blanket


Oh dear, it would look lovely on my round shaped, dark brown bed, next to my light blue walls. Okay, it's probably not so soft, but still. And Henri Bendel is a genius.


Henri Bendel
Double Duty Stack Ring
I don't think I even have to say a word. I adore rings and double rings are even better. Ths piece is simple, sophisticated and very chic. Oh, I love Henri Bendel.


Jimmy Choo
Miror crystal-embellished leather sandals
I just love this pair sooooooo much! Delicae, shiny, beautiful and Jimmy Choo. It's so unfair that in my country you can only get high-heeled Jimmy Choos. Dang.


Marc Jacobs 
Glitter-embellished leather brogues
I love these shoes. I don't know why, but I feel like it's so me. I'd die for a pair like this. And of course it's not available in my country. Yeah.


Marc by Marc Jacobs
Pouchette small leather bag
I already posted about these bags with birdy details. This one's my favorite. It's a cross-body bag which is a huge plus for me, and it's just cute.


Marc by Marc Jacobs
Studded chunky chain-link watch

I love studs and I don't have a watch. I think it's obvious at this point. I need this thing. Only I'm not sure it's really practical. Nevermind, I want it really bad.

Now that's all I want for my birthday. And the camera. Sigh.
What would you like for your birthday? Whether it's gonna be soon or months from now, I'm sure you know already ;) xo

The 5 Commandments of Fashion


For this post I asked four of my very favorite blogger friends to help me make a list of the five main commandments of fashion that apply to everyone and anyone - all of us are from different environments, different weather conditions, we're all different ages, but we have two things in common: the love of fashion and the attempt to help other fashion lovers.


"Living in the Northeast, where the temps and weather conditions don't necessarily cooperate with my fashionable day to day looks, has made me realize that it is soooo very important to invest in the most stylish and the best you can afford cold weather coats, boots, and accessories. I love my chocolate brown BCBGMAXAZRIA double breasted military coat that I got at Bloomingdales 2 years ago. I actually kind of look forward to the cold weather to be able to wear it! Of course my Ugg bootsare the warmest things ever, and I own several different scarves and hats to change up my look every now and then."
Laura Michaud, editor of Laura's Style, 36 years old, living in Maine



"Here, in Singapore, it's tropical all year round and transportation is mainly either by train or by buses in this small country. We mostly walk every where and anyway, the nearest shopping area from my place is probably a 10 minute walk only. So girls here mostly wear slippers with anything and to me, I don't wear them unless I need to go down to buy a drink or something. So I think slippers ruin anything and everything. It ruin your dress, your pretty outfit. I think what everyone should understand is that slippers are just for lazy people, if you wanna dress up, go for it fully. On that note, Sandals are great choices. "
Sabrina C, editor of With Love Sabrina, 16 years old, living in Singapore



"You should never be a slave to trends, find what suits you and work with it. I see clothes as a further way to express my personality. You should also invest in a timeless piece and then work your wardrobe around it. By investment pieces I mean coats, shoes or bags anything else will look dated after a while. Because I live in England and the weather is atrocious I've learnt to always check the weather the night before an event so I'm well prepared."
NRC, editor of The Musings of NRC
18 years old, living in Northampton




"“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” The famous quote by Dr. Seuss I try to live my life by.  When it comes to my style, I will never apologize for what I wear, and nor should you.  Wear what you’re most comfortable in, wear what you think is most you, and never, ever apologize for it.
Marcus Estvanko, editor of Fashion's Religion, 18 years old, living in Las Vegas





"I'm living in a small and obscure European country's capital. This is probably the only city in the country where fashion and style even exists at all, but sadly everyone looks exactly the same. So one thing I've learned being a teenager here is that you should never be one of a million and should never be afraid of what people say if you're a bit different
Fashion is the art of expressing your personality, not the art if being similar."
Bianca, editor of 
My Fashion Lust List, 
16 years old, living in Budapest


What would your commandment be? 
Leave it in a comment, and I'll post all of your commandments next week! 
Let's write the entire list of The Commandments of Fashion together, just us, fashion lovers! xo

1/08/2011

More Ways to Follow and to Get Featured

Dearest Readers of Mine,

since MFLL gets 500+ hits a day lately (a big hurray and thank you for everyone), I decided it's time for some changes. 
Now you can follow My Fashion Lust List 
and 
as well as on the ways available earlier.
Please, if you do, re-tweet and digg the posts as well, if you like them! It'd help a lot with the traffic and stuff, you know. 

Another thing - for bloggers: I decided I'll really make "I ♥ Links" a series, but I'd like to give bloggers the opportunity to submit their links so I can have a wider horizon when it comes to rounding up the 5 most interesting blog posts. 
You find every requirements here!
Next "I ♥ Links" will be posted on Wednesday.

Okay, that's it for now, I hope you'll like the new things and if you're a blogger, you'll submit a great link, thus get traffic and help me with my blog as well. That really is it now. xo

Beyonce and Leggings

Beyonce's studded leggings are all around the Internet lately. I like it, it surely looks fab, very rock concert-ish, but have anyone ever had a look at Beyonce's other leggings? She's got a few of them that nobody gives a damn about.
Beyonce wears leggings a lot. They're not exactly flattering for her figure, but what the hell, she looks amazing in them!

The so-called studded leggings in NYC.


My personal favorite look - I adore strong shoulders!







Which one of the looks do you like the most? And how do you like the studded piece? xo

The 7 Most Fashionable Movies Ever #7: Marie Antoinette

"Marie Antoinette, despite its sumptuous costumes, production design, and appealing cast, seems frivolous and lightweight in comparison." - Cinema Blend
I must admit I didn't pay the slightest attention to the action in the movie, when I saw it. The only thing I could concentrate on was the lifestyle shown in it. So fluffy, so angelic, so cupcake-like, so...wonderful. Every scene, every dress, every accessory is fantastic. Only I don't like Kirsten Dunst. 




Things you'll need to copy Marie Antoinette style:
  • bright pops of color 
  • bows 
  • wavy hairdo 
  • feathers 
  • decorated hats 
  • ruffled collar dresses 
  • embellished satin shoes 
  • rhinestones all around
  • a fan


Warning!

  • I actually think a fan is gorgeous, but don't even thing about getting a feathered one. It'd be ridiculous.
  • Don't really wear dresses like Marie Antoinette's in maxi length. You can get similar designs nowadays, only shorter which look just as good.
  • And finally, well, obviously don't overdo it, since it's an 18th century style after all. 



Shoes to love:



                            

Now that The 7 Most Fashionable Movies Ever series is over, if your a first time visitor or just would like to revise the list:
  1. Breakfast at Tiffany's
  2. Annie Hall
  3. Desperately Seeking Susan
  4. My Fair Lady
  5. The Royal Tenenbaums
  6. Clueless
  7. Marie Antoinette

What do you think about MFLL's fashionable movie toplist? What movies are on your list? xo

1/07/2011

New York, I Love You

I've just seen this movie, "New York, I Love You" and I just can't resist, I must show you it's trailer and encourage you all to watch it - it's written by 19 different writers, each of them wrote a 5-10 minute scene to the movie, each is about different people, different situations, only New York and love remains the same throughout the movie.




I've heard several different critiques, some of them said it's boring and tiring, so doesn't worth watching it only because the moral of the movie is really good, some of them said the movie was fantastic and catchy.
I personally believe this is one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen, and even better with cast including Bradley Cooper, Orlando Bloom, Natalie Portman, Shia LeBeouf and so much more.


Have you seen it? What do you think? Would you watch it? 

The 7 Most Fashionable Movies Ever #6: Clueless

"Clueless is the cinematic equivalent of cotton candy: certainly not unpleasant, but not especially satisfying despite the sweet taste." - James Berardinelli

Read the review quote above and you'll pretty much know everything about the movie. It's not a good movie, actually. Probably that's why Clueless only made it to the 6th place on my list, because style-wise it's pretty exciting. I mean, really. In a way, the style in the movie is embarrassing. In another way, it's fabulous. It's preppy. It's Barbie-ish. Anyway, everyone can decide whether they like it or not, but every piece could surely cope in today's crazily fashioned world.




Things you'll need to copy the Clueless style:
  • bright matchy-matchy separates 
  • miniskirts 
  • knee-high socks 
  • plaids 
  • chunky platforms 
  • tank dresses 
  • hairbands

Warning!
  • Matchy-matchy outfits were hot once, but not anymore, sadly. Don't overdo it. Try to keep it subtle.
  • Mini skirts with knee-high socks look very, very good on thin legs, but it can make normal thighs look like an elephant's legs, so be aware of that.


1/06/2011

Let Me Notify You...


A fantastic blogger lady I just got to know, Jocelyn, declared she's hosting a GIVEAWAY as soon as she gets her first thousand pageviews!
I recommend all of you to stop by her blog, 
 and bring yourself one step closer to a freebie! ;)

The 7 Most Fashionable Movies Ever #5: The Royal Tenenbaums

"The Royal Tenenbaums is at heart profoundly silly, and loving." - RogerEbert.com

I've jut seen this movie, 2 days ago. It touched me a lot, became one of my favorites in a blink of an eye. Apart from the greatness of the film, their style is also amazing. They're all rich and preppy and I love how they're so careless about it, it all comes naturally. 
This post is mostly about Margot's style, since, well, she's the girl in the movie whose style worths copying.
Her clothes are either Lacoste-ish or vintage, or the two mixed together. Pure love for someone like me, who adores all types of preppiness. Also, her hair is wonderful. Effortless and sophisticated. 






Things you'll need to copy The Royal Tenenbaums style:

  • Lacote tennis dresses and polos 
  • vintage fur coat
  • an Hermes Birkin bag 
  • 60s-style loafers

Warning!
  • I can't really tell you anything as a "don't", since Margot's style is absolutely okay to copy these days, like entirely. Only please, don't smoke as much. It kills.








1/05/2011

I ♥ Links

I found so many great posts on blogs all around lately that I just can't keep them for myself anymore, I have to share them! 
I'm considering making a series out of it (yeah, another one, again). Like, "I ♥ Links Wednesday" or something. Anyways, here are the five best posts I've found lately for now.
Yeah, well, that's pretty much it. I really do think these are must-reads! Have fun with them :) And let me know what you think of them. xo

The 7 Most Fashionable Movies Ever #4: My Fair Lady

"It's impossible to discuss My Fair Lady without mentioning the film's unique and unmistakable look. From the sumptuous costumes to the gorgeous set designs, this is a movie into which a world of care and effort was invested." - Reelviews.net
The most sophisticated romantic comedy ever, although not at all like those made these days. No kissing, no nudity, no sex, no actual declaration of love at all, still I believe it's one of the best movies ever (maybe it's because of Audrey Hepburn) and the style if it is impeccable. Only a bit extraordinary. 




Things you'll need to copy the My Fair Lady style:

  • large diamonds 
  • fur stole 
  • monochrome stuff 
  • high collared fitted dress 
  • huge statement hat
  • peacoat 
  • frills

Warning!
  • Don't overdo it with too much frills or too large hats - it was acceptable those days, but nowadays it'd be too much!
  • Never go slutty. My Fair Lady's Eliza is a really unwashed and the least ladylike girl in the beginning of the movie, still not at all slutty even then. And at the end, she's an immaculate and flawless lady, who'd never get caught wearing something inappropriate. Though high collared, fitted, frilled dresses are only acceptable with extra short length these days. But they're okay. 




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