Sunday, January 30, 2011

bleaching your teeth smiling flash talking trash under your breath

Eeee I'm so nervous for this entry. I have never reviewed or taken much interest in menswear, however I feel like if I'm going to claim such a love and interest in fashion, I should have at least browsed a few of the 2011 menswear lines. I played it safe and went with Burberry's SS11, which is identical to the women's line. Is that always how it works? Once again, the iconic trench is revamped in leather, olive and mustard. Studded shoulders and elbows and fantastic moto jackets. I adore the mustard color in the first look- such a great twist to the double-breasted classic. Trenchcoats are both versatile, stylish, work for both sexes and absolutely timeless. Remember Holly Golightly and Paul Varjak's perfect kiss in the rain? They were wearing trenchcoats :) Love love love the silhouette of the tan moto jacket. I'm always skeptical of the idea of a men's leather jacket in any other color besides black or dark brown, but Burberry's maintains a masculine structure while remaining incredibly sexy. I love Christopher's varying lengths of trenches in this show and the tailored fit of the grey-brown slacks. Only criticism would be the leather skinnies. Not masculine in the least.

Whew. There it is- my first menswear review. Stay tuned for Prada and J. Crew SS11!
I've been playing this album nonstop for the past week. I love that every song sounds almost like a different band. And "Anthems of a Seventeen Year Old Girl" sounds like little babies. I love it.
On a more serious note, I am blessed to have a roommate who is incredibly well-informed about the world and is a very talented Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic scholar. Jadyn has offered me a lot of insight on the revolution occurring in Egypt. Both she and my neighbor have both been to Egypt and are personally invested in the events taking place. It's mind-blowing to see the effects of social networking and the Internet in today's world. I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that the beginnings of these protests were organized through Facebook events. It's amazing to read this past week's headlines and have those pieces of history in my room. I have formed opinions on the issues, as I'm sure the majority of you have, but I think we can all agree that the Egyptian people need our prayers. We are so privileged to have access to so many forms of media. I urge you to pick up a newspaper and open your eyes. The least we can do is be informed.

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