Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Always bright eyed, cunning, and quick, foxes aren't only the stars of many fairy tales and fables, but also of this year's fall collections. From Burberry to Tory Burch, the bushy tailed animals are everywhere, and here are a few of my favorite pieces - some of which won't even break the bank (that adorable belt is only 14 bucks...)

Product List: Polyvore

My Favorite? The Tory Loafers of course. The perfect way to the follow the loafer trend, and throw in some subtle fox love. And no one does that better than the lovely Carey Mulligan:

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Peace, Love and Sunshine
Laura

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Green With Envy...

Green has always been one of my favorite colors. When it came to nail polish, however, I always thought it looked a litlle too "christmassy" - that was until I saw these amazing pictures of Rebecca Hall and Benedict Cumberbatch from the October issue of Harper's Bazaar UK.  


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I know, I know, her nails are probably the last thing to notice here, but after I was done admiring...uhm the wallpaper, obviously,  they did catch my eye.  The lovely shade Rebecca is wearing is "Racing Green" from Mavala's Paradoxe collection. What I do love most about this collection is that the colors come in  5ml pots. As a person who often spends ridiculous amounts of money on those big Chanel  or Butter bottles that disappear in the beauty closet after wearing once, I do appreciate a reasonable priced mini.
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But if you find yourself in the market for something bigger,  check out Essie's "Trophy Wife",  a very shiny green with a turquoise tint,  Butter London's "British Racing Green", which (big surprise) comes closest to "Racing Green", or my favorite Essie's "Going Incognito” - which wins for the name alone.


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Peace, Love and Sunshine
Laura

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

O.O.T.D: Elementary part 2

I didn't post a proper outfit of the day in a while, and surprise surprise I went for something detectivy today.  So channeling my inner Sherlock, Nancy Drew and obviously Pretty Little Liars' Spencer Hastings  I came up with this ensemble:

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This isn't an exact representation of my outfit, as my Burberry flats are brown, and my shirt was all horses instead of birds. But I simply like the bird shirt better, and really really really want it, but it's still sold out in my size, but being the fashion detective that I am I'm sure there's a way...

Peace, Love, and Sunshine
Laura

Geeking Out: Elementary

...an almost completely unbiased review.

First things first, I would lie if I said that I wasn't biased towards this show. I did and always will favor the BBC version, but that being said it is simply unfair to compare a BBC drama to a CBS show (Honestly though, Johnny Lee Miller playing a 21st century Holmes,  it's like CBS was asking for it...).  This does, however, by no means  mean that I am one of those Elementary haters, as far as I am  concerned the more the merrier. Heck, I even watched  that show with the terrier in the deerstalker...

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A 21st century Holmes...  nothing new, but this one lives in New York, and Watson happens to be a woman - So there's a new angle for you. And I do LOVE this Holmes! Miller portrays the consulting Detective as a modern version of the eccentric addict that we got to know in many of the stories. With his tattoos, shabby clothes, and that amazing bad boy charm, he could not be further away from Cumberbatch and his Spencer Hart clad crime solving machine - Both are so different and both are so Holmes. 

However, I sometimes found myself wishing that Miller would tone the crazy down just a little. Imagine Cumberbatch at his worst (i.e. the infamous "I don't have friends" scene)  multiply it by ten, and that's the level of agitation that Miller seems to be on during 85% of the episode.  At some point I got so irritated that I failed to pay attention to anything but him. Let's just say that the case itself was a little lost on me. 

There was something that made up for it though, all those little nods to Conan Doyle's Stories. I am just gonna say bees and opera - and that everything else was suddenly forgiven.  

One thing that a couple of insects won't make up for, however,  is the general look of the show.  It is too early to judge it. Pilots often look cheap, but if they don't step it up a little I might not be all that interested in the rest of the season. We have this amazing  eccentric detective,  give him  the set he deserves! Because what I saw made Law and Order look exciting...

As far as Watson is concerned the jury is still out  on Lucy Liu. I still have a little trouble to wrap my head around the fact that this Watson has no military background. Dropping something that is such a big part of a character (and the stories)  is risky, but we'll have to see more to make a final judgement...

Good: Miller, the bees, the opera, and the score (I read bad things but I loved the fiddle!)

Okay:  The writing, the fact that I barely remember the case makes me wonder if it was because Holmes distracted me or because it was not that interesting in the first place. 

Bad: The set, the only location I really felt was the pub which was featured for the eternity of 2 whole minutes...

All in all, Elementary isn't the best Holmes, but Miller is a great Holmes - and BBC Sherlock fans, remember if these two can still be best friends, we can give Elementary a chance.

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Peace, Love, and Sunshine
Laura