Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, CMD!

Our girl Cameron is turning 40 today! 
Yowza. She seems young to me. (But I guess 40 is the new 30?)

Alas, you can’t turn back the clock and the big 4-0 is calling her name.
She looks good for 40, no?

Okay, whatever.

I was reading up on her & I think we might be able to be friends. You know, if suddenly I become a celebrity or her Hollywood status is suddenly ripped from her arms. God forbid.

She’s a funny one, that girl.

“Growing up, I was the plain one. I had no style. I was the tough kid with the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair.”
Feathered hair? Let’s come back to that later.

“You know what terrifies me? Trailers to horror movies! I kind of want to look, but I'm always afraid that I'm going to look too long and see the one image that I'm not going to be able to get out of my head for at least a week every night before I'm going to bed.”

If you know me, you know this is why I see a small shred of hope at the possibility of being friends! We don’t do horror films. 

“I didn't realize it (The Mask) was a fairly large film that I was a part of. Halfway through I was going, "Is there any place that my mom and dad can see this film?" and they're going, "Cameron, at the theaters". I had no idea. Durrrrrrr. I'm blonde. I'm allowed.”

But enough about her! 
Let’s talk about her. 

The real reason we’re here is to pay tribute to our girl’s best cinematic endeavors (is anyone else appreciating how I’m talking about her as if we go out and hang every Thursday night?).

Just as your fun fact of the day to meet your weekly quota, did you know she’s Cuban? I’m not exactly sure how I missed that.

Here’s to our favorite versions of herself!

 Kimberly Wallace, My Best Friend's Wedding

Couldn't find my beloved elevator scene ANYWHERE on the web...these three will have to suffice!

Amanda Woods, The Holiday

I don't even have anything to say about this film. And I don't have to because you're thinking the same thing.

Thought you might also be loving that little peak at Mr. Jude Law. 

(I KNOW THIS DOESN’T HAVE TO DO WITH CAMERON DIRECTLY BUT! Some things need to be shared. On an episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dustin Hoffman said that his cameo in the film was not scripted and was, in fact, unplanned. He was driving by the Blockbuster shown in the film and saw all of the cameras and equipment so he decided to stop in and see what was happening. Because he knew director Nancy Meyers, they worked up a scene which ultimately made the final cut.

I mean, really. Okay, back on track!)

Tina Carlyle, The Mask

Can you talk about Cameron & not talk about The Mask? NO.

I don't know this film at all really, I've only seen it a couple of times, but you have to pay tribute to the box office hit that launched her career!

This girl:

        • Went to the same high school at the same times as Snoop Dogg. 

Oh, whoops! That’s not right!

I meant Snoop Lion.

One of my all-time favorite spreads in Vogue, June 2009.
  • Broke her nose in a surfing accident in Hawaii on her birthday nine years ago. Happy Anniversary!

  • Wanted to be a Marine Biologist or Zoologist when she was little. And still does!

I know a lot of people that don’t love her because she tends to only play one type of character (I beg to differ...have you SEEN My Sister's Keeper? We're not going there.)--and our relationship is far from cordial (WE DON’T KNOW EACH OTHER)--and I will say her best performance is hands down, My Best Friend’s Wedding, but I still watch most of her movies when they come on TV. So sue me.

"What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don't have, is just love what we do have." quoted Women's World (6-14-05)

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Happy Birthday, dear girl, from all of us out there
wishing we had your life, but loving what we do have just the same.

Friday, August 24, 2012

"The Shops are coming! The Shops are coming!"

Move over Paul Revere! There's something new to holler about.

If you're like me, you've already spent a little too much time rearranging your budget for September 2012 in order to make room in your pocketbook for the second round of The Shops at Target (I'm the only one? You dirty birds.). 

It debuts September 9th & if you miss it, you might die! 

Beg to differ? You don't stand a chance.

Here's what they have to offer:


How cute & fun are Sarah & Beth? Kirna ZabĂȘte already has me swooning.
The floral trench will be mine! Count on it!


Meet the dynamic duo behind the 'sophisticated-cool menswear shop'

Spending the next two weeks finding a boy to buy these threads for. Guess brother & dad will have to do!


I think this is my favoritest favorite store of all time. Okay, maybe just the name. But I'm a sucker for knickknacks & tchotchkes! 

Already called dibs on the US Cutting Board!

Last, but not least!


Ironically, they're not actually in NYC, but rather, Boston! Makes it that much better.

You're welcome for the heads up!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Who's that Girl?: Solange Knowles for Madewell

Well played, Madewell, well played. 

Ladies & gents, they've done it again! J. Crew's little sister called up Beyonce's little sister & they got together for sweets & treats & florals & chambray & had themselves a party. A few weeks ago, the brand announced Solange Knowles as their newest & freshest face & tossed her right into Madewell's latest campaign, "Mix Well. Madewell." 

And let me tell you, it was a good toss.

I mean, honestly, I'm considering a total top-to-bottom makeover so I can look just like her. Who cares if that's a wig/weave! Oh wait.

See what I mean? Prints with stripes & sweaters with sheep & men's shirts with pocket squares & perfection with perfection. (Your eyes are bugging out of your head, right? I know.)

And then, of course, they've got the quirky & cute little behind the scenes beauty that you can't take your eyes off of. The video is less than one minute long, but it's the best 50 seconds of your life. Trust me. 

After watching that, I was green with envy. I mean seriously. The hats, the clothes (that polka dot blazer? Died & gone to heaven.), the sunnies, the lip color (yes, that's right!), the HAIR!!! She has my dream life. I wanna be Solange Knowles! I didn't even know I liked Solange Knowles!!

I'm saving my pennies (& a lot of them too!) & adding a few things to my wishlist. Fall can't come soon enough! 

Mission accomplished, Madewell. You've sucked me in & I'm not quite sure I want back out.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"A Perfect Ten!": Olympic Threads

Well, the Olympics are almost over (I'm crying) and I originally meant for this post to come weeks ago but between my summer holiday (so sophisticated, right?) & the last week of summer classes, my schedule got the better of me. BUT! I'm here now and ready to roll out some threads I wouldn't be caught dead without if I was traipsing around foggy London-town, waving to the Queen & Princess Kate & stalking the US Men's Water Polo Team.

Now that that's out of the way!

Our friends at J. Crew are helping us right along.

Just need this entire look because, naturally, I would be wearing sequins to tea with Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the Eighth Countess of Carnarvon and current resident of Highclere Castle, the real-life Downton Abbey! (You should read her book, by the way.)

Didn't want Kate & Tory to feel left out!

Just as a side note, I'm obsessed with this necklace from Tory Burch.

 Last but not least, a darling pair of loafers from the Gap that I got on vacay would most definitely be making the hop across the pond.
Embroidered loafers in blue denim (although I also purchased them in president green & elysian blue. I had a coupon!)

You're welcome for sticking to the tried & true, red, white & blue color scheme!

As a bonus, I'd plan on picking up one of these while I was touring the Tower of London or Buckingham Palace or Kate Middleton's closet. Makes sense, doesn't it?

P.S. did you like how I'm only packing sweaters & accessories, apparently? Pants? Who needs em!