Weekend Round-Up: Rad

Links of the Week: A lot of bloggers are doing this, and I think it will be a good addition to my usual round-up. Just three links this week for a start, I’ll have more as we go on.

– I always love a fashion editorial with a theme, and this Harper’s Bazaar shoot, which recreates iconic scenes from Martin Scorsese’s movies, is so fun (however, Keanu Reeves as Travis Bickle? Noooooo.)

– In other movie news, have you guys seen the official stills of that Snow White movie with Julia Roberts? Tarsem Singh will make it look gorgeous, no doubt, but Julia Roberts… eh. Armie Hammer is drool-worthy though šŸ˜›

Yes, please

– How do you feel when people tell you to smile? I’m OK when people say I need to smile in photos, but it really irritates me when some random dude on the street just walks up to me and says “Smile.” I mean, I can see the sentiment, but come on, it’s my face. And apparently, Jessica of xoJane shares my opinion (I love her comeback.)

Blog of the Week: Miss Moss by Diana. I wanted something other than a personal style blog this week. Diana’s blog definitely has a focus on fashion and style, but it’s not all about that – she posts about anything “rad”, as her own description says. My favorite feature is her image comparison, where she takes a fashion photo (usually street style) and compare it with a painting or a movie (like the one below.)

Book of the Week: “The Reformed Vampire Support Group” by Catherine Jinks. This book gives you an entirely different breed of vampires (no sparkly pretty boys here!) – first off, they’re Australian. I don’t know about you, but the idea of Australian vampires is just intrinsically funny to me. Second, they’re not glamorous or superhuman at all; in fact, they’re like normal people who’ve been infected with a horrible virus that makes them super photosensitive, and prone to bouts of nausea and headache. True, they do live forever, but when you must abstain from human blood and survive on guinea pigs, immortality is no fun. Read this if you want something sarcastic and irreverent and self-aware to kick Twilight out of your mind.

Song of the Week: “Learn to Fly” by Foo Fighters. This is one of the bands that I’ve always listened to, but never put on my favorite list. Anyway, my rock radio channels have been playing them a lot lately for some reason, so I decided to dig through my archive and pull out my favorite Foo Fighters video. Remember when Dave Grohl used to not look like an angry hobo?

5 Comments on “Weekend Round-Up: Rad”

  1. Ali says:

    Yes, please, on Armie Hammer. Mmm.

    Thanks for the book rec! I’m a huge fan of fantasy, and irreverent urban fantasy is particularly awesome. Have you read “Jane Bites Back” by Michael Thomas Ford? Jane Austen as a vampire living in modern day. It’s pretty awesome, and pokes fun at all the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies stuff.

    • Salazar says:

      I actually don’t read that much vampire stuff anymore – I used to love it back in high school, before “Twilight” ruins everything that is cool about vampires. But that sounds awesome though. I’ll check it out, thanks!

  2. Cortney A. says:

    Thank you so much for the book rec! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ I’m going to put it on my library list ASAP. It sounds like something I would really enjoy. (I almost wrote “could sink my teeth into” but even I’m not that cliche…)

  3. Claudia says:

    Foo Fighters were playing in the radio because they just had their two LA shows last week. I love hobo-Dave. I actually love Dave anyhow! The show was amazing!

    • Salazar says:

      Ooooh. Got it. I thought it was something like that, because they went back to their usual fare of Neon Trees and Phoenix this week.
      Yeah, Dave Grohl is awesome. But I prefer it when I can see his face šŸ™‚

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