Thursday, 13 March 2008

Super Mario Goth!

Now I love Mario. I'm sending this to you using Firefox with a Mario skin. I have a tee with Mario on in a similar pose to this.

Would I wear a bizarrely cute goth corset with him on? No. My love does not stretch that far.

But I do now have an urge to find someone with a SNES, sink into a beanbag, rest a bowl of popcorn on me and while away a couple of days of my life rescuing princesses....

$99.98 by The Vintage Doctor at Etsy
(Thanks to Alex at Shiny Shiny for happening across it!)

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

NES Has A Girl Crush On... Natalie Portman

Don't know what a Girl Crush is? Check out my definition here.

Natalie Portman. *sigh* So not only is she preternaturally beautiful but she's smart. Really, really smart.

This recent article in Style helped cement the crush. Ostensibly Portman is on the press circuit to promote 'The Other Boleyn Girl' (don't get me started on the overflow of hotness that is a film containing Portman and Scarlett Johansson. The only thing stopping all the men in the world queueing up at the cinema to see it in all it's big screen glory is because it has period costume. But they won't say no if their girlfriend asks them to go along. That legitimises it.) Instead she talks about her work as a spokesperson for FINCA, how she's endorsed a line of affordable vegan shoes because Stella McCartney charges too much and sometimes a girl has to go a bit more high end than Target. She admits to shopping at Target! Overall though she comes across as the kind of girl you could go shopping and then for a good drink with and that is surely only a good thing.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Cheap Chic - Compare And Contrast

Apparently summer is heading inexorably towards us. Not that you'd know that given the cold and the snow and stuff but the purveyors of clothing items are very content to foist new happy shiny images of sunkissed models and beaches in the sheerest of fabrics and skimpiest of garments. And so the shoes follow. You want sensible winter appropriate footwear? Forget it. You will wear sandals lady - open toes, strappy barely there scraps to adorn your foot. are keener than most on this at the moment and are shoving new stuff onto their website all the time.

New stuff such as these eminently chic and practical in that they'll go with a lot without you realising it kinda way and really for only £15, who cares? sandals.

Not that they got the inspiration from these £130 Opening Ceremony sandals.... not at all.