Sunday, January 25, 2009

OUT OF BUSNIESS! Cue The Applause.

I dunno if you've heard, or if you care, but I'll let you in on something. If you're walking around Broadway like a normal New Yorker, you will see that in front of 16 year old Kira Plastinina's store there is a sign, such as the one in the photo, that says "OUT OF BUSINESS." I remember just three or four weeks ago, I was passing that store, looking at the shop window and wincing. Her clothes are L-A-M-E. And not to be the bearer of bad news or the mother of all that is doomsday, but I seriously am very happy that its closing. Should have closed sooner, but I guess they were giving her a chance. The girl is adorable (I guess . . .) and its awesome that she's from Russia, one of the places I plan to visit, and God knows America loves imports, but you can send her back in her lame pink and black tutus and frilly white silk shirts 'cause her clothes barely stand out. You can combine better ensembles at S-n-D Kids or Conway (Which I love. Yes, I buy some shirts for $6, so what? They last me for a good time!) than at her lame clothing store. The only good thing about it is that they shop is comforting, adorable, and pink. Can't help but attract lame Miley Cyrus addicts who are trying so hard to be fashionable teeny boppers with pink, now can ya? I would just stand there and scratch my head with a bag of headbands and a few cardigans that I bought at Strawberry and Forever 21 while looking at the shopfront, wondering why the shop was even there. She has jackets for a price so unreasonably unnecessary. Like, come on. But though her stores are closing everywhere they were created in the US of A, her 80+ stores in Russia are still uber busy, making sure to clean up after every hunger crazed Russian teeny bopper girl who thinks she can rock the next greatest Kira Plastinina outfit before the Regina George (Mean Girls? hello) of her school does first. Sawwy, Kira. At least you have your fellow high schoolers to keep you in business.

Monday, January 19, 2009

France Elle's December 2008 issue

I don't know about you, but this is a beautiful picture. Can't you see it? Her posture embodies power. Her skin is creamy and has that touch of cocoa beauty. And my God. That afro. Isn't it stunning? I honestly could care less if all, most, half or a quarter of it is not her actual tresses, the point is . . . I mean, look at it! Tell me it doesn't speak to you in some way?

Some are saying that because its not natural, its nothing to get excited about. Some said that it looks too exaggerated, so that's nothing to get excited about either, because Black women who DO strut their afros won't strut it as vibrant as this piece of artwork over here. Some also said that France's Elle is copying the July issue of Vogue, who embraced the spread of Black Models.

But, to be discreetly honest, who cares? I mean, who gives a dime if one magazine does a spread of famous black models such as Naomi Campbell and furthers the new posing black young beauties such as Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn or Arlenis Sosa and then another magazine does it, too? You gotta realize something. They're embracing them. There was a time when they were everywhere and people loved it, then that time passed. You soon saw more whites than blacks and then you saw none. But now, people are embracing them again. I mean, Jourdan Dunn is bracing the cover! Isn't that good enough? So what if her afro is not hers? So what if its too vibrant? So what if it copied Vogue's July issue? Look at that picutre and tell me you don't see something beautiful.

Just in advance. If you do, I might have to hit you with my trusty broom, right here.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Yo, God. TEK DEH WHEEL!

It's been a bunch of seconds, minutes, hours, days and maybe a few weeks, but lemme not stress it, since I've posted. Lol.

Well, tho I have a lot to say, I just had to shut up my words and wanted to show you guys this.

Get prepared to scratch your head and laugh a few.


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Benjamin Button: A Film to be Remembered

Please, whatever you do, go watch this film.

If you thought for a second that this movie would be a waste of money, then please, waste that money and see how much worth it has, because this, ladies and gents, is the film for the ages.


I've watched movies that have me leaving the theatre absolutely dumbstruck, or that has me sitting in my sitting utensil, be it couch or computer chair, absolutely stunned from the picture that I saw, because that film was that good. One movie that had me captivated was "V for Vendetta." I will always have a warm spot for that movie . . .

But this post is not about V. It's about "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

My my my my my my my . . . absolutely amazing. I went into the theatre at 6:20? The lights shut off at 6:30, the previews lasted till . . . 6:45? Then the movie started. I will warn you that this movie is looooooong. The credits rolled at 9:25 haha. But, I promise you you won't even realize how the time flew by because the film is that captivating! I didn't want it to end. It was too beautiful!

Let's talk about the story. For one, if you don't know what it's about, it's about a man named Benjamin who has a condition: he grows up backward. When he was born, he looked like an 80-year-old baby. Yep. Wrinkles, saggy skin, arthitis and all that jazz. Around the age of 7 he seriously looked like an old man. It was amazing. The graphics that they made to make Brad Pitt look like this said 7-year-old old man was astonishing. Not even Pixar could capture that, and I saw WALL-E. That movie stunned me, too! Another movie that had me walking out the theatre in a daze, but, let's move on. Around that age, he meets a young girl named Daisy, who he falls in love with, at the tender age of seven, even though he looks 80, all because of her blue eyes. I must say, they probably digitally made those eyes extremely piercingly blue, because I looked at them on that pretty little red headed girl and I was mesmerized. As he grows, people grow as well, but he grows younger physically, while mentally he turns 13, 14, 15, 16 . . . but then he starts to see the consequences of this condition of his. He meets people that change his life in many ways and does things that has him in tussles. He falls in love and makes decisions that . . . crap I realize I really am giving a lot of info here. It's just so much that makes so much sense.

I think I have fallen in love with Brad Pitt without meaning to. Not because of how gorgeous he looks when he's about 50 or 60 in his mind but physically he looks like a 20 year old bombshell (oh, boy when he rode that motorcycle . . . god bless the 70's.), but because of how he created Benjamin to be this Forrest Gump-like person. Not mentally retarded . . . but someone thats not all THAT bright but at the same time, is. Someone you wanna talk to. Someone you wanna tell all your secrets to because you know they are loyal. That's Benjamin. And Brad Pitt deserves an Oscar nod for this role.

Cate Blanchett, holy cow she is beautiful in this film. Red hair suits her so well! I actually hate her blonde hair after I saw this. The red hair brings out her blue eyes amazingly. Her acting was impecable. She made Daisy the amazing woman that she was. She was like the Jenny in Forrest Gump until later on in the film. You'll notice that someone else turns into the Jenny but not completely . . .
Taraji P. Henson who plays Benjamin's "mother." She has you cracking up quite often! It was comforting to see. She's a great actress. I like her a lot. I have never really paid attention to her much, but then I saw her in Jamie Foxx's video for "Just Like Me" and she was funny in that one, too. Anyway, in TCCoBB, she plays Queenie. I'm not telling you nothing except that I liked seeing her character age throughout the movie and how well Taraji conquered the aging Queenie went through. Well done, Taraji!

There are also other people, but . . . these were the important ones.

Tidbits: There are a lot of secrets that come out in this film. It is truly so interesting, I tell you. Also there is this one old man that seriously will have you laughing! He randomly comes out of nowhere in the film sometimes and goes to Benjamin, "Do you know I've been struck by lightning 7 times?" Then he tells him what he was doing when he got struck and then there's a little clip on the exact description and you crack up at it! I laughed 7 times to his seven strikings, lets say that. Also, this movie is all about love, life & death. There is a lot of foreshadowing and irony in this movie. Whatever you do, listen to the story about the clock. Please do that. It's important. VERY important.

Other than that, I loved this movie. I wanna watch it over and over again. It's so beautiful! Please, whatever you do, watch this movie! It's funny, trust me, it's romantic, it's heart quenching, it's truly divine.
Oh, gee. I haven't used that word . . . ever.

See?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008 + 0001 = 2009

Ha! Like the math equational title?

Didn't think so . . . anywho, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Erm . . . My Christmas was lame beyond laaaame so lets skip Christmas to New Years. I didn't really get the chance to celebrate it the way I would have celebrated it in the past. For one, I was working at my dads liquor store. Got there on New Years Eve @ 11:30am and we all (Me, my older sister, my dad's best friend and my parents) left at 1:20am. On New years Day. I seriously wish I could have watched the ball drop and fully savor the moment, but I was too friggin tired and it's a friggin BALL! I know, it's been this tradition and all that, but, I can watch a ball drop on the basketball court. I can watch a ball drop in a bowling alley. I can watch a ball drop on the tennis court. To see a very lit and ginormous ball slowly fall to start off the New Year became ludicrous to me when I actually saw it happen just 13 hours ago. IDK. Maybe I'm just saying this because I really was tired . . .

In this case; NEW YEAR RESOLUTION! . . . . My New Year Resolution is to STICK to my New Year Resolution, which is to better myself in every aspect of my being. Raising all my B's to A's next semester, losing weight, eating right, staying in contact with people, trying to make my dreams come true . . . I really do want to better myself. Be more responsible is the top of my list, next to 'Stop Procrastinating.' I got an idea.

In order to truly truly truly follow your resolution, write it down on something and post it up somewhere where you would have no choice but to see it. Like on your wall next to your bed, or in your closet door. In a notebook, on your sidekick . . . where ever. If you really wanna make this resolution happen, be committed.

I will do my darndest not to be hypocritical and to actually try to follow my resolutions and to be consistant with them as well.

So, have a happy new year, guys. And remember, POP CHAMPAGNE AND HAVE SOME FUN!
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