“the best thing a girl can be”

If you could travel to any time period, what would you choose?

a photo of a swatch of fabric

Ivy’s fabric was the best part of Project Runway All Star’s twenties style challenge (and the only part worth mentioning).

I’ve always answered the twenties. The artistry, the attitude, the culture, the fashion — that’s where I’d fit in. So of course I’ve been anticipating Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby since it was first floated around as a possibility. Fitzgerald by Luhrmann starring Leo!

I was initially sad when the film was pushed to next summer instead of this winter but a) Gatsby is more of a summer story, and b) it gives me more time to put together my look. I’ve been threatening to make my entire wardrobe twenties-inspired for years and this is the perfect moment.

a film poster for The Great Gatsby featuring Carey Mulligan as Daisy

I intend to catalogue my progress — if you would like to be involved or included, or if you have any ideas, let me know!


Things that make you go Hmmmm. (Met Gala VIII)

This is cute.

I think it might be physically impossible for Carey Mulligan to not be cute. But she could wear this Miu Miu out shopping and it wouldn’t cause a stir. I mean the pockets are especially adorable but Carey. No.

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Recap! (Oscars VII)

So Rachel wears my crown, Sandra bores me, Zoe and Carey win my heart, Miley and NPH should do a super-duet, RDJ is my hero and Diane is always my favourite.

Also, Neil Gaiman was there:

And he looks adorable!! (If you haven’t seen Coraline, go get it! I prefer it to Up. There, I said it. And if you haven’t read the book, eep! Go get that now, too. No, really, NOW.)

Thank you, Oscar, for giving us so much to talk about.

See you next year!


Risk is the name of the game. (Oscars IV)

I mostly love Carey Mulligan’s dress and I mostly hate Zoe Saldana’s but I absolutely adore them both for wearing them. To be a real fashionista takes courage because these kinds of dresses are polarising, you’ll end up on just as many Worst Dressed lists as Best Dressed. But I’d much rather be disturbed than bored. And if I were a starlet, I’d rather be known as someone who takes risks than someone who plays it safe.

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