Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Bling Ring | Trailer

Showcasing the famed Bling Ring robberies of 2009, Sophia Coppola's new film takes a look at the celebrity-obsessed, young and rebellious suburban LA teens of the famed group who robbed millions of dollars worth of jewelry, clothing, and cash from the likes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, and many more (check out this link for an in-depth look). While most of these bratty teens earned their 15 minutes of fame, it was Alexis Neyers who really got most of the limelight thanks to her E! reality show, Pretty Wild, which followed her and her family through the drama of it all. Playing Alexis, actress Emma Watson perfectly embodies the bratty teen we always knew in life, along with the rest of her cast of up-incoming actors who's portrayal of valley girls (and one valley boy) is so on-point I can see flashbacks of certain individuals from back in my high school days. Aside from everything else though, it's beyond apparent this film is a grade A Teen Dreamin'-approved feature that should not be missed if you take joy in watching corrupt suburban rich teens displaying an obsession for the limelight... Which I love oh so much.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Stranger than Paradise | Tilda Swinton shot by Tim Walker for W Magazine May 2013

When the first grainy image of Tilda Swinton on the cover of the May 2013 issue of W leaked via twitter, I was sitting in class early in the morning in a state of exhaustion that was abruptly ended when the image finally loaded on my cellphone screen. Soon enough one by one, images from the editorial began leaking in full and I found myself in an overwhelming and overly dramatic situation. You see, my love for everything Tilda is not at all new; from the very beginning of my teenage life I found myself entranced by the one-of-a-kind creature that is Tilda Swinton (obsessed is an understatement, let's be honest). But regardless of my probable biased agenda, I think it's quite clear that Tilda's editorial spread, brought to us by the genius mind of photographer Tim Walker, is a perfect representation of when art and fashion fuse perfectly. Shot at the famed Las Pozas estate in a Mexican jungle near the town of Xilitla, the combination of Tim Walker's always-dramatic editorials, Tilda's willingness fill the roll of that crazy aunt we wish we always had, and the architecturally modern estate scenery, 'Stranger than Paradise" is for sure meeting the looks to try... forever.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Babe Watch: Clueless' Cher Horowitz

In grand anticipation I've finally decided to take on the babe that is Cher Horowitz. For those who are unaware of the ultimate teen dream Cher Horowitz, played by the blonde bombshell Alicia Silverstone, Cher is not your average wealthy Beverly Hills valley girl with great style. Cher is everything a girl should fear their boyfriends to meet because while she seems utterly flawless on the outside, she also is kinda flawless on the inside considering her confidence and kind heart seem to play a big part. But who cares about all that emotional jabber, we're hear to discuss how Cher became a style icon to millions of 90s teens and even the teen of today thanks to the cult classic Clueless. Tying together some 90's minimalistic looks with pops of color and throwing in some good-hearted emotionally-involved and looks, Cher has earned a spot at the top of my list for the babes to watch. Also let's not forget Cher's friends who have all earned spots as well in key style inspirations. Whether your a fan of Ty's grungy-skater look or Dion's classic 90's craziness, I'm sure there's someone who'll have your attention. In the off chance that you aren't inspired though, feel free to google search 'Clueless Paul Rudd'; that should get your heart pumping in no time. I'm still totally buggin' of Josh! Let's also take a moment while closing this article to remember the iconic phrase that is "AS IF!" Alright ladies (and gents), take notes!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege

As every second passes in the new music video for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs new single 'Sacrilege', off their forthcoming album, Mosquito, due April 16th, you may find yourself breaking a sweat as actress Lily Cole herself finds herself in quite an unfortunate turn of events. The video starts off with the young actress being tied at a steak about to be burned alive by the apparent crazy townspeople for no reason. That of course is until the video shifts through time backwards you slowly come to realization that maybe these people have an alternative motive and maybe the this seemingly innocent girl isn't so innocent afterall. Still by the end it's for certain this music video is a crowd pleaser.