Monday, January 31, 2011

An award and some men...two of my favourite things.

The little sweety at SummerBaby has given this blog an award. You should all go there and check her out, because she's a gem and has a very gifted eye for photography and fashion icons. Do it NOW!!
So, I have to present my top 5 gorgeous men in film or TV. Having spent a great majority of my life lusting after men, I was able to compile this list in 0.0002 seconds. I only wish I could include, ummm, about 100 dudes.
Here we go.

Number 5:

Do not come between me and the Bourne trilogy. I can, and will watch the whole thing without a break. I can and will spend the rest of the day practising my karate and fantasising about Jason Bourne clobbering people, breaking arms, breaking codes, breaking through walls, breaking the FBI, breaking rules and generally being bloody manly.

Number 4.

Clint Eastwood in any of his spaghetti westerns. Doesn't say much, but a real man doesn't have to. He's quick on the draw, squints a lot and chain smokes. "Blondie! You son of a bitch!!!" What's not to love?

Number 3:

Luke Wilson in The Royal Tenenbaums. A beard and facial expressions which kill me every time.
"He had decided birds should not be kept in cages, fed Mordecai three sardines, and set him free."

Number 2:

Johnny Depp in Chocolat. Specifically for when he says: "I'll come 'round sometime... and get that squeak outta your door." Just... Just Stop. I think I've watched that line about 500 times.

Number 1:

Edgar Ramirez in Domino. I initially saw this film with my boyfriend at the time... and made one too many appreciative squeaks at the EPIC and GOB SMACKING FINENESS that is this dude, which resulted in bf sulking and me pausing and rewinding and rolling around on the floor in fits of sighs at how hot he is, for approximately 4 hours. There's one scene where 'Choco' mistakenly blows off the arm of one of their hostages. Before he does it, he takes a swig of coffee, blinks his eyes hard, shakes his hair out of his ponytail and then walks over and blows the guys arm half out the window. It's the 'shaking the hair out of ponytail' thing that emphatically does it for me.

The End.

I pass it on to Mara at Daughter of the Soho Riots.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Iron and Wine

I've long been into the tunes of Iron and Wine, but had not, until yesterday, known who the singer was. I feel I must have instinctively known that Sean Beam (aka Iron and Wine) was a beardy man of awesomeness. That's a new talent for me: I can listen to a tune and tell you if the singer has a beard or not. Beat that!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Elie Saab and Givenchy, Spring Couture 2011.

Elie Saab had 41 gowns in his Spring Couture collection. The above is just a selection; all of them via I find the collection unbelievably beautiful, and I do love it when a designer works all the way through an idea. However, I had to double check I hadn't posted a picture of the same dress twice - I feel that the collection may have made a stronger statement of glamour, beauty and the inherent grandeur and unattainabilty of couture, had the collection been edited. I think that's one of the reasons that Riccardo Tisci's couture collections for Givenchy have such an impact.

The above is an edit of the 10 Givenchy gowns for Spring Couture 2011. Considering the relevance (or lack there-of) of the continuation of couture in contemporary fashion is one of the themes I'm proposing for my PHD, so I'd be grateful to hear any of your thoughts.

House of Worth Couture Spring 2011.

Giovanni Bedin, the designer for House of Worth, created a series of elaborate tutus for the couture collection. The tutu skirts detach, and the corset bodice can be worn seperately. Amazingly gorgeous.


My daughter is definitely going to have 'Stevie' in her name.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


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