Thursday, January 21, 2010

Miniest of Minis

Marion Cotillard + Franz Ferdinand + Dior = aahghg mini mind fuck (doesn't that dress sorta remind you of that Gaga outfit? no? just me? dang)

I loved Marion in La Vie en Rose (the movie itself was a bit.... long) and I loveloveLOVE Franz Ferdinand to Scottish bits (they're up there as one of my favorite bands). And partnered up with Annie Leibowitz for a Dior photo campaign? Again, mini mind fuck.


Now I only say "mini" because while Marion is an established actress, her singing is.... not as stellar. The song really picks up at 1:20 when the band joins in. I feel like it could've been so much better had they switched parts; Alex Kapranos' sexy voice singing with Marion as sexy back-up. Just sexysexy.

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Those poor boots. I love them so much, and they're made for walking, but I'm walking them into the ground.

Speaking of sexysexy... ahemmmcoughcough ... today's outfit I sought inspiration from 60s with daring yet carefree short skirts and high socks. I feel like I've been relying on pants too often, and dressing up in skirts is fun for me. I like the bright yellow of the sweater, but it's... not quite large/loose enough to be a fashionable over-sized sweater, and it's definitely too big to be a smart fit. So the silhouette was a bit off for me. Any thoughts?

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Because Christmas-themed blankets are the epitome of high fashion photography. Uh yeah, totally... hasn't anyone got the memo? no? DANG.

Sweater- secondhand or Goodwill? : Skirt- thrifted : Tights- We Love Colors : Socks- TJMaxx : Beret- secondhand

I also sought refuge in the comfort of my warm bedroom for photos. All day today my left nostril has been running and I've had a headache. Sickness?? I'm in pajamas as I'm typing this. I know. GASP. I just want sleep...

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What's Lovely for January 21, 2010: My boss at work walking around on makeshift paper plate slippers because her shoes were drenched thanks to the January rain.

This made me giggle.

11 comments:

Orchid Grey said...

I love your yellow sweater! thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment!

Gizelle said...

love the yellow sweater with that skirt!

and thanks for making me laught with those paper plate slippers...:D

gizellefaye.blogspot.com

Taylor Sterling said...

your sweater is so cute!

em.me.ma said...

YELLOW sweater<3

Poppy said...

So I flat out forgot to put you in my RSS feed and so after commenting on your site, I wandered off into the interwebs and expected to be notified when you updated. Alas, I'm an idiot.
So anyways, I'm really liking that song. And your right about it really only kicking off when the band get in on the action. She seems a little too breathy on her own, for my liking.
love that outfit and would please like your yellow jumper. It looks soooo comfy!
It's funny that you say you wear trousers more than skirts. I'm the other way round; I basically only wear skirts and dresses. Infact, the other morning I wandered into the kitchen in tweed trousers, only to have my flat mate look up, stop cooking and go: "Mate...are you alright?" Apparently if I'm spotted in trousers it means I'm ill or something...
Those "shoes" are classic. Next time my shoes decide to let every drop of water in, I'll bare this in mind.
Thanks for the comment on my rage worthy blog post. =P I've never actually watched Trigun, but it was one of those anime people kept recommending to me, along with Bleach. But I definitely recommend Cowboy Bebop. You gotta love jazz along side general awesomeness. =]
And don't appologise for nerding out on my blog. I'm a giant nerd and enjoy it when people mosey over and nerd out with me. Hehe...

Jess said...

haha your boss came up with quite the idea for wet shoes! i love your yellow sweter :) and yes that outfit reminds me of the gaga red insane gown haha

Polished Sense said...

I sooo love the outfit. That yellow sweater is perfect with all the other colors!

♡,
Jessica

American Phil said...

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Charmalade said...

Poppy, so glad to hear back from you! And I feel like a lot of fashion bloggers, at least the ones I follow, are more used to wearing skirts/dresses than the conventional jeans; which I find interesting. It's almost like skirts are the new jeans! at least in the fashion blogging world.

Hurray for nerds!

DaMnViXeN said...

the paper plate shoes are too damn funny.. lmfao

<a href="http://www.damnvixen.blogspot.com>The ViXeN's LaiR</a>

Musing Around said...

Great posts! And I love the outfits. Socks over tights, I gotta do that!