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Like Christine, I am going to continue my Blogathon.

Day 7 – Three Colors You Like

The many shades of pink, blue, and green. I wish that’s what my wardrobe consisted of, instead of grey, black and white.

Day 11 – Three Favorite Movies

I am a total girly girl. I first saw i am sam with my sister because she won free tickets. The only thing you could hear in entire theater, filled with women, was sobbing and nose blowing. | you’ve got mail stars the perfect romantic duo in nyc – tom hanks and meg ryan. no current male actors can compare to the talents of tom hanks – wilson anyone? i also liked that this movie involved books. | miracle on 34th st. always made me happy during the holidays, and dylan mcdermott was super hunky back in the day.

Day 12 – 4 Appetizers You Enjoy

Shrimp and Crimp Fun-Doo at Uno’s Chicago Grill |  Avocado Salad at Genki Ya | Salmon + Tuna + Yellowtail Tartare at Shobu Sushi | Escargots Anywhere

Day 13 – Three Places You’ve Lived

Brooklyn (photo from the summer), current living space | My bedroom in Brighton, growing up |  Australia, Melbourne study abroad escape

Goodnight for now!

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Three blogs later, I’m still fascinated by stylish men.

GQ shares the same sentiments and have created a list of the Top 50 Most Stylish Men.

Toshiro Mifune- Much like his genre-spanning five-decade career, Toshiro Mifune's personal style demonstrated a wide range but was always united by two ideals: elegance and precision. There were his earliest days on the Tokyo scene in the late '40s, when he ushered in a rumpled, chain-smoking, Hollywood-inspired swagger totally new to Japanese audiences (who came to follow Mifune's every move). There was his grizzled, bearded heyday as samurai muse to director Akira Kurosawa. And there were his later years, when his perfectly tailored suits and thin mustache served only to enhance his by now stately aura. Looking back, Mifune's trajectory seemed to hit every single style note that the best leading men aspire to—an accomplishment only a titanic overachiever such as he could nail

Michael Caine- Michael Caine's oft-discussed working-class mannerisms are more than endearing idiosyncrasies. "I expressed my rebellion by never getting rid of my Cockney accent," he has said. Turns out holding on to that part of his past, refusing to belie his roots, helped distinguish Caine from his contemporaries, some of whom opted to shade their less privileged backgrounds. He didn't possess O'Toole's good looks or Burton's intensity. Instead, he relied on less celestial qualities—and those everyman glasses of his younger days—to win parts. Woody Allen used him in Hannah and Her Sisters because he was believable as a "regular man." And he was scrappy, unentitled, and relentless, grabbing role after role as if working to keep the clothes on his back. Ah, but for that, he had an ace up his sleeve: His contracts have stipulated he keep his characters' wardrobes. "I'm the original bourgeois nightmare," Caine once said. "A Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars."

Albert Finney- Viewers who know Albert Finney only from Murder on the Orient Express may be surprised to see him on this list. But back when the brooding actor was in his twenties and starring in hard-hitting 1960s British "kitchen sink" films like Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, he was an entirely different Albert Finney. The casually tousled (and perfectly out of place) hair, the skinny knit ties with the proportionate (shortened) tie bar, the boiling-point angry-young-man aggression: The Finney of the '60s could run with the best of the screen gods. His casual, working-man-inspired looks offscreen—rumpled shirts with the sleeves rolled over the biceps, a hastily thrown-on scarf and newsboy cap, worn-in desert boots—were classic movie-star-on-holiday. And yet what strikes you when you watch those films is the same thing that strikes you about Finney today: that voice, so stentorian and resonant that it fills the room. You hear it and wonder, Where did that come from? Sometimes it's how you sound—rather than how you look—that defines true style.

Beautiful/Amazing/So So Very Cool.

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Ever wish you could dress your man-bot, or yourself if you’re a man-bot,  like the stylish men you see on the tube?

Well, now you can… sort of. Check out: NerdBoyfriend.com

Will you be my neighbor?

Fred Rodgers: Will you be my neighbor?

Jeff Goldblum

Grand Master Flash and Fab 5 Freddy

Go on, make the men in your life glad they got you.

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I have an obsession… and I want to tell you all about it =)

They call themselves 2NE1 (pronounced like the number 21) and they are… for lack of better terms… the BOMB DIGGITY! They are a South Korean-girl-group based under YG Entertainment. I understand that not everyone can get into international music where you don’t always understand what is being sung. That aside, I think everyone who loves songs that make them want to dance like fools should try these girls out! Their style is fire, their personalities seem fun, and their music is HOT. I would trade places with any of them any day. I love everything about these girls. They’ve definitely inspired any style changes I might be going through.

Brief bios of the girls that make up 2NE1:

CL

Full Name: Lee Chae Rin

Stage Name: CL

Position: Leader, Lead Rapper, Vocalist

D.O.B.: February 26, 1991

CL, leader of the group, has a stage presence like no other. She’s a very talented singer, rapper, and dancer and has great charisma. Her father was an educator who traveled around the world so she is fluent in English, Korean, Japanese, and French.

Bom

Full Name: Park Bom Lee

Stage Name: Bom

Position: Main  Vocalist

D.O.B.: March 24, 1984

Bom is the big sister of the group. She actually lived in the US for 6 years before getting signed by YG. She went to college in Massachusetts! She attended Lesley University as a Psychology major but later transferred to Berklee College of Music for music studies. Bom can play the piano the flute and the cello.

Dara

Full Name: Sandara Park

Stage Name: Dara

Position: Vocalist, Fresh Voice

D.O.B.: November 12, 1984

Dara was born in Busan, Korea but moved to the Philippines with her family when she was young. She was a big star there and is fluent in both Tagalog and Korean. Dara was the most controversial member of 2NE1 because of a mildly racy photoshoot she did that was featured in a Filipino men’s magazine.

Minzy

Full Name: Gong Minji

Stage Name: Minzy

Position: Rapper, Vocalist

D.O.B.: January 18, 1994

Minzy is the youngest member of of the group . She is the granddaughter of one of Korea’s most famous dancers, Gong Ok Jin. Minzy is a kick-ass dancer and is fluent in Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (and she’s only 16!).

IN CONCLUSION, these girls rock my socks! 2NE1! a go, go, go!~ (Yeah I’m a bit of an enthusiast.)

Here is their most recent music video for their hit single ” 날 따라 해봐요 (Try to Follow Me)”

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No, not really, but please do check this aggregation of hilarity and witty banter all revolving around the attire donned by the apples of our eyes:

GO FUG YOURSELF

A penchant for legging hatred- These things should be called Fluggings.

Britney may never win ever again

My love for this site is not chalked up solely to the absurd fashions worn by our beloved stars, but rather for the intelligent commentary the blog’s writers, Heather and Jessica, bring to this site. They single handedly introduced into my vocabulary:

Flesh Leggings

Scroll Down Fugs

Bai Ling

Thank you, ethereal being, for bringing me this bag of crazy. This one's for you.

I hope you enjoy, but don’t eventually need an intervention, because the potential is there.

-Christine

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I think these are very cute! They are not, however, $20 cute… I think they would be super easy to make out of any  stiff material. You would probably need a rectangular piece of the stiff fabric 10″ x 24″, and two equal length strips about 3/4 of an inch wide for the straps. Fold the rectangular fabric in half hamburger-wise, and sew up the sides leaving the side across from the fold open. Flip inside-out, iron flat and sew on the straps to your liking. For the letters, use iron-on adhesive fabric letters.  easy peasy.

On a separate note–

MORE THAN……

-Christine

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In the world of Asian blogs, Michelle Phan emerged as being a forerunner in the realm of make-up tutorials, fashion and video gaming. Her cute personality coupled with her eye for aesthetics and a self-marketing savvy allowed her to rule the blogging sphere. I discovered her over on Xanga three years ago. Since then, she has launched her own make-up line and was sponsored by several beauty products.  Consequently, she has fallen off the blogosphere. Case in point, her new blog.

I think I’ve found her replacement.
They even look similar! She lacks the breadth of topic that Michelle Phan had, but her focus allows her to draw in a core audience. Focusing primarily on fashion, the real attraction I have to this blog, other than sheer aesthetics and fashion inspiration, is her emphasis on DIY outfits.

An example of her creative genius is a DIY statement necklace that is chic and beyond easy!

While she does incorporate pieces which are unaffordable by the general masses (not unlike Michelle Phan), she does spot light cheap finds that are still completely fashion-forward; for instance, the Rodarte for Target Review.

Do you think she has what it takes to be the new Michelle Phan?

-Christine

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