Saturday, March 3, 2007

It's very rare that I look at a designer's collection and wish to find some way of transporting every single item directly into my closet (and expanding it by about 2 or 3 sizes). This has happened only a few notable times, most recently with the beyond-amazing Cat Swanson.
Her stuff is a cool mix of eclectic, geometric shininess and old-time lace overlay. She is the last person in the world to make knickers cool.
And here are some pictures of her clothes that made me immediately feel as though everything in my closet was inadequate.

1. How cool are those silver shorts? I love how they look against the dark-blue silk of the tank, and the beads make it kind of insouciant.

2. This dress posesses my undying love. The juxtaposition of the blue against the turquoise of the beads...oh screw ithe fancy talk. So pretty!

3. This little number is kind of plain and unembellished, but it's so my style. See what I meant about the knickers? With a blazer, no less. And I like how the underneath-shirt looks romantic next to the starch white of the blazer.

4. I would shoot a man in Reno just to watch him die for this outfit.

5. It's the bad-ass version of the polo shirt. And how amazing is that skiiiiirt? When I make my fortune, the first thing I'm going to do is buy it. No, first I'll hire Gael Garcia Bernal to just stand around the house and look gorgeous. Then I'll buy this skirt.

6. Oh, fwaaaaw. This dress is so beyond beautiful. Look at all those shades of blue!

7. Tell me you didn't gasp at that dress. It's like if the Jetsons went to prom, only about 99374389 times cooler.

Any ideas on how I can make these things materialize in my room?

In other news, I accidentally picked up a book the other day and actually read it. And it didn't even come with a free DVD! Strange...
Just kidding, I love to read. But I tend to err on the side of chick-lit-shit these days, so I was proud of myself for reading The Lovely Bones. I'm about halfway through and it is CHILLING and I'm on the edge of my seat.
In still-other news, I know the Oscars were some time ago, but I was too lazy to post about them so I'm doing it now. I've spent a depressing amount of time rehashing everyone's outfit with my similarly idiotic friends, and we decided- Maggie Gyllenhaal, Penelope Cruz, Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt and Reese Witherspoon were the best-dressed girls. Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Leo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg (SWOON), Will Smith- hottest boys. All straight guys seem to dress the same at the Oscars, and at all formal events for that matter, so no prizes in the best-dressed man category. Besides, why look at the tux when you could be looking at the gorgeous slab of beef IN the tux? Jennifer Hudson- favorite winner (how cute was she when she was crying and thanking her granny?), even though she was dressed like shit. Who told her that bolero was a good idea? Oh, right, Andre Leon Talley. Well, there you have it. Little Miss Sunshine (I'm sorry, her name is ABIGAIL, Abigail Breslin, but...oh come on, she's Olive) and Jaden Smith- cutest little kids in the entire world who are probably complete show-biz brats in real life, but oh they're so adoooorable! Martin Scorsese- FINALLY.
Can't wait for next year!
P.S. Ellen is hysteeeerical. Even though she wore the red carpet, in the form of a pantsuit. I love her.
P.P.P.S. Will Ferrel=Sideshow Bob. Ladies, am I right?

Before I go, I think this post is SCREAMING for some quotes from Little Miss Sunshine. I just watched it for the umpteenth time. and God it never gets less screamingly funny (and never stops reminding me in a disturbing and lovely way of my family).

Olive: Grandpa, am I pretty?
Grandpa: You are the most beautiful girl in the world.
Olive: You're just saying that.
Grandpa: No! I'm madly in love with you and it's not because of your brains or your personality. It's because you're beautiful.
This made me laugh so hard because it's so something one of my relatives would say to me.

Olive: I'd like to dedicate this to my grandpa, who showed me these moves.
Pageant MC: Aww, that is so sweet.
[Audience applauds]
Pageant MC: Is he here? Where's your grandpa right now?
Olive: In the trunk of our car.

Richard: Oh my God, I'm getting pulled over. Everyone, just... pretend to be normal.
Members of my family have actually SAID this sentence. Verbatim.

Dwayne: Do what you love. Fuck everything else.
So true, Dwayne. So true.

CURRENT ATTIRE- Red-and-white polka-dot blazer from Topshop, dark Elie Tahari jeans, PWT, black ballet flats.

SIGHTINGS- This woman in the park was wearing the coolest red floor-length trench coat I have ever seen in all my life. If I live to be a hundred, I'll never pull off a coat like that. But I'll probably try to, and look like a complete idiot.

Before I go- GOD this video is funny. If you love or hate Grey's/House, WATCH IT NOW. Go to YouTube and search "Grey's Anatomy/House Parody, and it's the first thing that comes up.


L. said...

The number 2 outfit is the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen. So incredibly classic and simple.

I too have a passion for ridiculous trench coats, especially coloured ones.

coco said...

your right, those shorts are amazingly cool.

sarissa said...

omg well i've never been escorted out of the store but hey maybe they're a little more easy going on this side of the pond! your blog is amazing, honestly it's one of the best and most interesting and entertaining to read I think I've seen- you sound exactly like me on your profile, haha! can we exchange links? sarissa x

L. said...

That Grey's Anatomy pun is brilliant. I laughed so hard... so hard. Cheered me up no end.

Bloom said...

Hey! Thanks for the comment and visit! I appreciate people checking out my corner of the web. You have a great blog - great selections!

Felice Russo said...

Loved them all ! :D

MOLLY GRAY said...

don't worry girl.. it happends the same to me.
+molly g.+

Tru said...

cool post......her stuff is awesome

fashion me this said...

I'm definitely looking into this designer later on.

NYC Fashionista said...

Cute blog might want to check out mine ( since it's a tad (just a bit) on the "anything nice to say...come sit by me"). Routed through to you from myemptycloset.

jayne said...

i love the blue dress! and that parody is hilarious, but i still love grey's haha!

the lipstick lady said...

I LOVE LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. Oh dear lord. In fact I watched it today. And yesterday. That's four times already, I need a life in a serious way. Just glancing over your comment from sarissa... You didn't get carried out of a store, did you...? I've had some terrible experiences with that. Well, one. I was banned. And had a talking to, it was SO EMBARRASSING, I wish I just put the clips back, YIKES I am an idiot. Sorry, kind of talking to myself there. But anyway, lovely choice of quotes you have there.

molly said...

i love the lovely bones...soo good.

YES i know i usually post daily, but i wasn't home alll saturday and when i got home today i posted...before showering. blog has priorities. but now id better go make myself smell lovely.


-S said...

love the second look

Touche19 said...

when I clicked to your page and saw a new post, I actually gasped and immediatelyread through everything as quickly as I could. Then I had to re-read it all in order to comprehend the bits and pieces I had intially picked up.

First off, LOVE LOVE LOVE those clothes!!!!! Never heard fo that designer, but now I am in love. You're right, that skirt = fab.
Secondly, "Martin Scorsese- FINALLY" dito!!! Love that man to tears.
Thirdly, Little Miss Sunshine just might be God's gift to the planet (next to Mark Wahlberg). Dwayne could probably be my best friend, if I was lucky enough for him to talk to me.

it's starting to get a tad, weeee bit pathetic how much I am in lvoe with your blog.....

Haute Girl said...

nice stuff...very wearable pieces.

sarissa said...

lol! that's surprising since you got like 16 commentts so ur blog is obviously realy popular! well basically it just means putting a link to another person's blog on your panel, but you don't have one of those- but that doesn't matter, i'll link you anyway since i like to keep my fav blogs acknowledged. xx

molly said...

no i take it as a compliment in the highest order!

gooood luck with your big paper!

i didnt read you lms quotes because im gonna see that movie ANY DAY now and i dont want to spoil it!!

ilovesecondhandsmoke said...

"I'd like to dedicate this to my grandpa who *slight pause* showed me these moves."

I keep repeating that line because it's just so darn funny!


Olive: I'm sorry. I, um-Sorry.
Waitress: Take your time.
Richard: Don't apologize, Olive. It's a sign of weakness.
Olive: Um, well, I want- Okay, okay. I know what I want. I know. Okay, can I get the waffles and, uh. I don't-What does "alamodey" mean?

P.S. Looove the silver shorts and thank you for the compliment!

Nicola's Vintage Boutique said...

Sorry I took a blogging break, ive just been to busy

I did a new post on "I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet" and added a little bit to my Thea Porter post

my empty closet said...

wow thanks so much ! i appreciate the comment !

as for those you are definently right..their gorgeous..i especially like your # 3, 4 and 5...

L. said...

Thanks for waiving your policy. It's ridiculous, I make myself sick.s

molly said...

ahahaha i love how you turn a comment about the olsens into a story about your (awesome-sounding) lunch lady

with a southern accent thrown in for good measure!

Flashy_Shades said...

HAHA! Ellen DID wear the red carpet as a pantsuit. I keep describing it as a movie-theatre usher's outfit, but the red carpet is way more accurate.

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

Thanks for introducing me to a new FAB designer to obsess over!!!!

I LOVE your blog

The Boob Lady said...

The Lovely Bones was an AMAZING read. Glad you like it!!


mareGa said...

Love all the outfits. Gotta check out Cat Swanson.

molly said...

Oooh, I agree! I love Twiggy but Janice was so much fun. Twiggy's 'classy' (according to my mom). Like who needs that? We've got Nigel for classy.
YES I was actually talking with my parents about that little gospel number. (My whole family watches bizarre!)

I feel bad for Renee's kid..I bet she's such a bitchy mom

the lipstick lady said...

you have to do another post!!! I've almost memorized this one because I've read it so many times. Your blog is truly incredible.
tatooed but friendly bartender? You can give me advice when I'm s depressed and struggling actress in New York (I have big plans for my future).
Also, you were the blog that I was looking in the archives of and found jeremy scott!
don't bother reading my latest post, it's extremely bad, I just did it so that people wouldn't think I'm like... dead or somewhere else

the_kitten said...

yay love the second dress so much!