Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lanvin Just Won a Bajillion Cool Points

Lanvin Fall/Winter 2011 - Steven Meisel - B2Pro Lighting from B2Pro on Vimeo.

Found this on a friend's tumblr .  Lanvin just won a bajillion cool points as far as I'm concerned. Oh, by the way, I love how amazingly tiny Alber Elbaz is.  He's rockin.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Woes of A Private School Kid

I go to a private school down the road from our house, and thus, I can sympathize with the thousands of other private school goers who have to wear ill-fitting and ugly uniforms 5 days a week all school year.  My school's formal uniform happens to be more terrible than most though.  It consists of an itchy maroon v-neck cardigan that is so ill-fitting that you could fit a horse in the sleeves, an awkward white golf shirt where the front is shorter than the back, a pleated red, grey, and blue kilt (for girls), and knee high socks.  What makes it worse is that the teachers are so nit-picky about it.  If your shoes aren't the same colour as your socks, you have to wear bags on your shoes or pay several dollars to rent shoes.  If your shirt is untucked, it's a terrible sin and to detention you must go.  It's all very aggravating.  To alleviate the pain I go through everyday of having to wear the same dorky thing, I've decided to compile a list of the best and worst private school uniforms.  Enjoy!

The Worst Private School Uniforms

Having been to Australia,  I know they have pretty terrible school uniforms, but this is worst than most.  Seriously?! I know green and yellow are Australia's colours, but it doesn't mean people should wear them to school.  And those hats are so so bad.  So bad.
Sorry guys, but you should not be smiling while wearing this disgusting-beyond-words ensemble.   The plaid dress makes me want to cry, and not tears of joy.
These poor people.  Not only do they have to pose for a dorky picture, they also have to wear those gross green things.  I like blazers, just not atrociously ugly green ones.
Oh my, this is truly terrible.  This is what these girls had to wear after their school got rid of shorter plaid skirts for being"immodest".  It looks like these girls are mourning or something.  If I had to wear that, I would be mourning too.

The Best (or at least the least visually offensive) Private School Uniforms

While this isn't that great, I find blazers always alleviate some of the pain and suffering.  I wish my school had the good sense to have blazers as part of the uniform.
I think I put this on the best uniform's list simply because these boys are just really cute.  And there are blazers and ties involved.
It's relatively simple and form fitting.  I think that's the best you can ask for in a private school uniform.
I could totally handle this amazing uniform: white blouses, pencil skirts, and no gross knee high socks.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jason Wu's New Spring 2012 Collection

All I can say about New York Fashion Week is YAY YAY YAY!  It makes me almost pee with happiness.  I know it's still early on, and there's still going to be so much amazing talent and failures to see, but so far, I am really impressed with Jason Wu's Collection for Spring 2012.  It has a very fun, sporty feel to it, yet still feels very classy and couture.  And I love all the cropped pants. Alot.   

For more of Jason Wu's 2012 Spring Collection, click here.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Needles Anyone?

I have been terrified of acupuncture since forever.  My fear was magnified a hundred-fold after watching the preview for Final Destination 5, where a man falls off the acupuncture bed and lands on his needles.  I've even had acupuncture nightmares since then.  Yesterday though, while playing in a soccer tournament, I had the unfortunate luck of spraining my ankle pretty badly.  I was taken to the hospital, where the doctor recommended the usual treatment of RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) and a Physio appointment.  I took the news with a brave face and was ready to just give in and veg on the last day of my summer vacation.  My mother though, would have none of it.  Today, desperate for me to start playing soccer again as soon as possible, she took me to see her masseur...who also happens to be a professional acupuncturist.  Yay me.

My ankle getting some good old Chinese therapy
Actually, it ended up not hurting nearly as much as I thought it would.  Indeed, I feel surprisingly refreshed, except for the strong aura of bitter Chinese medicine that will probably linger around me for years to come.