Monday, 26 January 2009

a chic lit box office battle

and then there were two...

Becky Bloomwood's conspicuous consumption
Pic from and trailer here: Official Site


Greg Behrendt's telling you to forget that guy
Pic from and trailer: Official Site

I've read both books, Confessions of a Shopaholic and He's Just Not That Into You and I must say, I am not too excited about the movies. First off, I was quite disappointed that Confessions is set in NYC and not in London as in the book. No offense New Yorkers, but I've always pictured Becky as the quirky London shoppper who daily peruses high street and high fashion racks. Also, I didn't imagine her to be such a fashion victim! Then again, that might be the comedic tone of the movie...but I believe we it was her cuckoo personality that was funny, never imagined myself laughing at her outfits.

As for the guys who are not into you, I wonder how they could've resisted the stellar cast of Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Drew Barrymore and hello Scarlett Johansson! For talent fee costs alone, this movie must really make it in the box office! I don't find any of the male leads particularly gorgeous..yes even Ben Affleck is off my radar. This leads me into saying...why the hell was he not into her??? It would be interesting though to see which cases they picked for the movie.

So yes, low expectations for both I guess it's easier for both to impress me ;)

on trend analysis

I've found this matrix last year and im really looking forward to seeing more of it in WSJ's fashion section. One can say it's a bit of intellectualising fashion and I love it at that! What better way to put this trend mish mash era that we are having.

One thing that it is useful for is for shopping these days. It's the last day of sales and when on the hunt for bargains, one should make sure of the longevity of wear remaining in the garment. It's very convenient to see retro to futuristic trends at work and at play. Come on ladies...if we must spend then when we must spend on must still be in style!

For the real thing with write ups: Wall Street Journal Spring Fashion 2009

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

at zero longitude...

london has been all gloom lately..what with the recession rearing it's ugly head plus the rain clouds finally pouring in...with that said i'm quite glad K and I decided to go on a touristy day just before uni started...first full day for one of my best sale finds...15 pound gray boots from zara which was originally 69 pounds..

it was a rather quick ride from baker street to canary wharf to cutty sark dlr..must have been the endless blabbering we were doing... first stop was greenwich foot tunnel with the cheap thrill of knowing you are underneath the river thames..

then we were off to the maritime museum to visit a friend...spent some time at the nelson part of the exhibition...they even had his hair which nelson saved in order to be given to his wife! we waisted no time in heading to the observatory hill to see zero longitude...another cheap thrill of being in two places at once...or none at all!

im not so sure if it was a completely picturesque view provided by the hill...amazing breadth but then again from that point you could also see the london smog...makes me want to walk more everyday...
a day of walking for us always ends up either with food or we were near borough market (my fave foodie market) I decided to give K a tour...we had a rainy day must eat of grilled swiss cheese sandwiches and shared a falafel wrap..

no sweet tooth can escape a visit to konditor & cook! K got the orange whiskey bomb and I got the banana walnut cake. it was quite a shame that there was only one table for customers to eat. not to mention it was outside! perfect drinks for our cakes were from next door monmouth coffee company then again we couldnt bring food from we just headed back to baker street where we could comfortably eat our cake and sip our coffee while looking at holiday photos..

the cakes were oh so delish..they were moist and dense and had just the right sweetness in the frostings..the latte and cappuccino from monmout coffe company were strong and simple..perfect pairings!