Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Designers Get Floral : Pre-Spring 2009

With success of Daisy, Marc Jacobs has based a watch and necklace duo based on its logo. Not only is it perfectly simplistic, but the collection has a burst of color with an unconventional green colorway (not shown).
Final Grade: B+

Marc by Marc Jacobs "Daisy Watch", $175, Shopbop.com.

Juicy Couture is in the same boat, daisy chains and different flowers decorate their jewelry this season. JC brings back cute stud earrings, long costume-style necklaces, and rock-embellished cuffs. It's natural and hippie chic, a trend I'm glad hasn't disappeared. Juicy has also dropped their new Spring '09 bags in pastels, as did Coach, and even Betsey. And as a spring baby, I love the concept. I think this season, though, we'll see more femininity and delicacy rather than headbands and moccasins. Thank God, because I need a relief!
Final Grade: A
Juicy's "Blooming Couture" Charm Bracelet, $178, Nordstrom.com.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

F**k Valentines Day: How to Make the Most of Being Alone

Personally, for the past four years, I've spent my Valentine's Day alone and in despair while my loved ones have said, "Oh it's just a silly little day where immature couples buy hundreds of dollars worth of gifts to compensate for their shallow-stage of love." Well I believe that to some degree, but as someone who represents the single-girl or long-distance lover, we need to be shown that we're loved, too. If there isn't a special enough guy out there to realize that no matter your belief system, we're women and we like frilly romantic things once in a while (i.e., Valentine's Day), then we have to take matters into our own hands. Thankfully, I have a few ideas this year to keep myself, as well as all of us lonesome girls out there, happy.

1. Get Yourself a Little Something
Or not. This Valentine's Day, I was thinking of going out and buying myself this Juicy Couture wallet I've been wanting, as well as some new bras. Nothing is better than some retail therapy, and hey, do it for you because you deserve it. You've worked hard to make everyone happy this holiday season and now it's time to make yourself happy.

2. F**k Your Diet and Your New Years Resolution
Go to Walgreens, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Pinkberry, Sprinkles, or whomever has your sweet tooth, and stock up on indulgent yummies. It's only one day. Remind yourself that, and continue indulging. You can burn off the extra calories tomorrow.

3. Go to Dinner With Your Single Friends
Who said you should stay home today? Call up your single pals and the restaurant of your choice, and schedule a dinner date that will take your mind off the day. Everyone will enjoy it.

4. Don't Feel Sorry For Yourself
Lack of love? That special someone not doing something special? It's okay. With the steps above, it'll take your mind off of the lonliness and wishing. It only wastes time anyway. Look at Valentine's Day as a way to pamper yourself, not someone else. Even though it was the initial reason behind the steps, it doesn't have to be your motive behind doing something nice for yourself. Everyday should be that day. Enjoy it, and don't dwell. If someone wants to show you they really care, they will. And just because it doesn't happen on the "Love Holiday", doesn't mean it's any less special.


Back to the Sixties: VS and Others Offer Retro Themed Swim Wear

...and it's fabulous. Soon after the Semi-Annual Sale madness, Victoria's Secret sent us all their spring swimsuit previews and yours truly is loving it. I'm seeing a lot of tye-dyed and unconventional silhouettes this season. Brands who also incorporated a retro feel to their swim collection include Insight and Kimchi Blue via Urban Outfitters, quoted to be "Marilyn-like".

If you're not the swimsuit kind of gal, don't fret. Atomic suggests wearing tights underneath and doing the Edie Sedgwick.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Second 'Shibuya Mon Amour for Forever 21' Image Released

Though it's not much, we've got another image to spy of the new Shibuya Mon Amour boutique line for Forever 21. Despite the fact that it looks like every piece in this particular image is already for sale through the site (ten fold - it seems quite generic), it has potential.

- Emily Rose

Deal of the Day - Sunday Splurge 1/18

Aside from the real thing, this freakin' sweet 'Perfect Fake' tote is a steal at half it's original price at ATOMIC favorite, ModCloth. For $40, you can have your very own perfect fake; we don't call it a Sunday Splurge for nothing! Purchase it here!

- Emily Rose

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Movies We're Stoked On - Adventureland

It's official - I currently have the sickest crush ever on Martin Starr. What does that mean to you? Probably not much; but to the nearest movie theater, it means I'm going to be one of the butts in their seats on March 27 seeing Adventureland, the story of a recent college graduate who takes a job at a local theme park to fund a much-needed vacation. It co-stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, so you know the plot has to be at least slightly funny.

Adventureland Exclusive!

And if I have to go by myself, so be it. That way, no one will have the urge to smack me square in the face when major swoonage occurs.

- Emily Rose

Johnny Cupcakes Leather Oven Mitt Keychains

Uber-dedicated Johnny Cupcakes fans everywhere are rejoicing at one of his newest offerrings: The Leather Over Mitt Keychain. At the somewhat-steep price of $12.99, you'll have to be seriously in the market for a long-lasting, during keychain or a die-hard J.C. follower to purchase this one. While the design is simple and ingenious, I would rather have the kitschy Crossbones Glow Keychain. Either way, one would have to be a happy camper with their new Cupcakes merch! Purchase one here.

- Emily Rose