Weekend Round-Up #50Posted: March 10, 2012
LINKS OF THE WEEK:
– Outfits inspired by The Hunger Games. I really need to read those books!
– Diane von Furstenberg for GapKids sounds weird, but the clothes are actually pretty cute.
– How to wear pastels without looking like an Easter basket.
– More DIY: how cute are these conversation heart magnets? I’m thinking you can paint them in pastel colors (pastels… they’re popping up everywhere, aren’t they?) to match the candies even more!
– First guyliner, then murse, now we have mantyhose – tights for men. What do you think – are we looking at the next big thing in men fashion, or are they too ridiculous? (The name certainly is.)
– Speaking of men, the sexist label on a pair of pants are causing outrage. To sum it up, beneath the normal laundry instructions, the label says “Or give it to your woman – it’s her job.” I know it’s meant to be a joke, but come on!
BLOG OF THE WEEK: Ruby Slipper Journeys by Emily. Here’s another Emily who’s traveling the world and finding a way to make her limited wardrobe work. I love her vintage-inspired yet still modern style, and of course, her travel stories are the best!
BOOK OF THE WEEK: This week I read “Stopping for a Spell”, a collection of three short tales by Diana Wynne Jones. It’s very cute, but it’s a little insubstantial to write a full review on, so I’ll talk about another of her book which I read a while ago – “Archer’s Goon.” It’s about a wizard enforcer (the Goon) who just one day shows up at this family’s house and says he won’t leave until the father deliver a 2000-word essay he owes to his boss Archer. It’s a fun, and funny book – Diana Wynne Jones had the talent of weaving the extraordinary into mundane everyday details, to create that sense of magical realism that I so love. But it is also a little convoluted, and may be a little too smart for its own good, so maybe adults will enjoy it more than kids. And apparently it was adapted into a mini series. I’ll have to check it out.
SONG OF THE WEEK: “All About You” by McFly. You guys here in the US may know them from that terrible, terrible Linsay Lohan movie Just My Luck (Chris Pine, I only forgive you for that because of Star Trek), but I found them a couple of years before that. Their music is just fun, inoffensive pop, plus Danny is cute (he’s one of the singers, the dark-haired one.) I haven’t listened to them in a while though – I thought they went out with Busted and the boybands-who-play-instruments fad. In fact, I didn’t know they were still active until recently, when I saw a bit of news on a Natalie Portman fansite saying that the band members are all fans of hers. Well, good for them for sticking around.