Today’s topic? That trend that has dominated the summer. That trend that most people despised and are now wearing. That trend that bears a suspicious resemblance to one of our childhood, with a modern-day update.
Yes, that’s right. Hair feathers. I have to say that I’m one of those hypocrites that has altered my opinion of the hair accessory. I scoffed when I first noticed the birds in some girl’s hair, and may or may not have murmured to my co-worker about how pathetic her attempt at taste-making really was.
Well, things have changed. Don’t get me wrong…I think that this probably started when some 90’s child thought back through the hair wraps that she used to have, spotted a bird overhead, and said “wait, I’ve got it!” She probably told a couple people that supported her totally stupid idea, praying for it to catch on. Somehow, it worked. Maybe it’s the fact that my boss who I’m totally obsessed with has an adorable but subtle pink feather in her hair. Or maybe it’s just that, as my Marketing professor says, you tend to like something more the more you see it (which I’ve extensively argued with, btw). But I kinda like it.
The best [or worst] part? They’re getting bigger. What started as an occasional spotting of a thin little color flash in the midst of a head of hair has migrated into a very obvious sighting of full-on feathers. More than one, often. I’m not so into that part.
All the celebs are doing it…are you? Let’s see em!
So I’m a nanny. I nanny 3 kids in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade. That being said, I watch a ton a Disney Channel, even if it’s by force.
When we were in 5th grade, Disney Channel rocked. Boy Meets World, Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens…the list of shows about average(ish) families with average(ish) kids goes on and on. It was certainly validating watching Topanga and Cory chase each other, Lizzie get bullied by Kate, and Louis get criticized by his whole family about living in his own filth. Basically, it made us feel like in comparison, we were lucky.
Now let’s just do a quick run-down on today’s DC shows:
-Hannah Montana: Well she lives a double life and is a famous rock star and people don’t even know.
-Wizards of Waverly Place: They’re freaking WIZARDS.
-Shake it Up!: They’re the stars of an insanely popular show in Chicago and are regarded as being a couple of the best dancers in the area. Andddd they’re not that good.
-ANT Farm: Haven’t heard of it? Don’t feel too bad, it’s not good. It stands for Advanced Natural Talents, so of course, everyone is talented. Advanced and talented. Cool.
-My Babysitter’s a Vampire: LIKE, SERIOUSLY???? Come on now.
So what can we take from all this? Pretend we don’t know that Louis Stevens went onto become one of the richest and most famous heartthrobs in the country, and that Lizzie McGuire scored a role on Gossip Girl, married a hockey star, and is now +1. Instead of watching TV to feel better about of their mediocre lives on the playground, kids today watch, on a daily basis, kids that are a million times more talented than they’ll ever be. I’m pretty sure this is going to have some lasting effect that’s really deep and important, but it’s hard to know what that’ll be. I’d guess that 1) This generation is totally unmotivated because they’ll never be good enough anyway, or 2) Everyone’s like “I can be whatever I want to be if I just work hard!!” Should kids today be looking up to the Justin Russos of the world, or the Beans?
I mean I have an opinion, but I’m not one to be a pessimist. I’ll re-evaluate in 20 years.
So, it’s been awhile. I’ve been meaning to write. Like every day. But a girl has more important things to do! Highlights:
Teen Choice Awards: Well, this was awhile ago now. I was trying to wait until I got the pictures but SOMEONE hasn’t sent them to me. It was freaking awesome…performances by Selena, Bruno, One Republic, and probably more that I’m forgetting. Some unforgettable awards moments? The Kardashian family introduction with Kendall and Kylie towering over Kim and Kourt, obvious from a mile away. The unforgettable dance moves of Biebs in the front row as his one-and-only sings “Love You Like a Love Song.” Demi’s first awards show appearance since her downfall. Kaley Cuoco’s hilarious hosting, giving us older viewers some John-Ritter-on-8-Simple-Rules nostalgia. Fortunately, there were some other more personalized moments that made it a little more memorable for me. Meeting the casts of Glee and Glee Project, sitting behind the aisle that all the celebs walked down to and from the stage, miscellaneous other introductions to some randoms and some not-so-randoms.
Teen Choice Awards After Party: You are formally invited to Official Teen Choice Awards After Party at Rolling Stones Hollywood. Well, alright. A few more D-list sightings (Kyle Massey…my fav) and a couple A-listers. Did I mention dancing with, well, next to, Puck? Because we did. Top moment? Me, Stella, and some kid star from Disney Channel’s Shake it Up rapping “Look At Me Now” with the whole club cheering us on.
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OK well there’s my pitch…Kevin would be proud. But really, it’s going to be awesome. Anyway, we had a wonderful goodbye dinner at Katsuya and sadly waved as we headed out of the City of Angels.
Roadtrip USA: One California girl, one Bostonian, and one Slovenian take over Route 66. Grand Canyon. Santa Fe. Dallas. New Orleans. Finishing it all up with an unforgettable night at the Grove. Sweet as, bro!
Back in Miami: Thank GOD!!! Obsessed with this place. Have already had a couple crazy nights and can’t wait for a year more. On top of that, I’m interning at the coolest PR firm ever. Working at a music festival this weekend and a Vogue event next week. I’m a happy girl :-)
Well…I wrote this like a month ago for Socialite but the delayed launch made it outdated. But still post-worthy. Props to Marci for help on the True Blood part.
Whether we like to admit it or not, we can’t help but rush home every week on that night that our favorite show is on. It may not be quality television, but that doesn’t make it any less entertaining. There’s no time better than the present to forget about our own glamorous, crazy, dramatic lives and indulge in someone else’s. They keep us on the edge of our chairs and waiting not-so-patiently for the next week to go by. This summer’s top TV guilty pleasures are as juicy as ever, and we absolutely love to secretly love them!
1) The Bachelorette
There have been 7 seasons, and we’re still obsessed. We may have been disappointed when we heard that Ashley would be the newest bachelorette, but she’s certainly holding her own. I mean, how could we not tune in to watch Bentley completely rip out Ashley’s heart and stomp all over it? I’ve made it my goal to be able to tell Ben and Constantine apart…so far, no luck. Plus, this is the only chance to see JP every week, and I know I couldn’t possibly give that up.
2) Pretty Little Liars
It’s terrifying, but you can’t look away. This show makes me so thankful that I don’t have a killer psycho brother-in-law or a blackmailing stalker. Let’s just say that on Tuesday nights, I sleep with the lights on.
3) The Real Housewives
It doesn’t matter if it’s a brand new, cat-fight-filled episode or a re-run that you’ve already seen ten times. It simply doesn’t get old watching a bunch of 40-somethings tear each other apart. The housewives of New Jersey, NYC and Orange County and Beverly Hills remind us that living as a “mature” socialite has its perks…and its drawbacks. Look at Theresa’s face- it just pulls us in, and maybe gives us a how to guide of what not to do.
4) Love in the Wild
It’s new, it’s bad and it’s addictive. For some reason, I just need to see which of these 10 random men fall in love with each of the 10 random women…While scampering through the jungle. Completing strange challenges. That doesn’t sound appealing to you?
5) True Blood
This is the reason that we have HBO. Vampires, wolves, shape shifters, fairies: nothing is ever as it seems in Bon Temps. The Sookie/Bill/Eric triangle has us all hooked. Now with Bill as king, Sookie discovering her powers, and the new black magic with Lafayette, it’s nearly impossible to wait seven whole days to find out what comes next.
It’s time to put away your Louboutin’s, sit back, turn on the TV and prepare to be sucked in- but, remember, you don’t need to tell anyone.
A couple of days ago, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days came on. Great movie, BTW, but it’s not at all what this post is about.
What it’s actually about is the movie that I always mix it up with, 10 Things I Hate About You. Totally different, I know, but the 10s throw me off, I guess. I’ve had this craving to watch the late (ouch) Heath Ledger ever since. This movie is top notch. It’s one of the few that I can watch, and just as Julia and Heath start to make out at the end and I wipe a happy-tear from my eye, start the whole thing from the beginning and watch again. Definition of a classic.
Well, it’s actually all over now. Ashley and JP have a public, committed relationship, Ben is alone wandering the vineyards looking for a new girlfriend, and the rest of us are aimlessly searching for a way to fill that void in our own hearts that used to be filled on Monday nights from 8-10pm. What are we to do now- go out and finish our own love stories? Well, that’s no fun. Here are the top 5 ways for us to keep our minds off of our own hearts during that empty Monday night block.
1. Watch The Bachelor Pad 2- I don’t work for ABC, I promise, but if you’ve seen the promo, you know that this season looks even better than the last. Tears, fights, new relationships, and the long-anticipated reunion of Jake and Vienna will definitely keep us on the edge of our pathetic little seats. The cast this season is top notch and as dramatic as ever. Can’t wait.
2. Weekly Cocktail Hour- If you need a little break from the world of heart-breaking roses, there’s one thing that can occupy your mind better than anything: alcohol. Grab your best girlfriends and head out to the hottest restaurant/lounge in town. Monday nights are perfect, because you’ve just had to start the work week and are still trying to hang onto the crazy escapades of last weekend. Why not have a few more? You’ll probably meet some of the sexy suits that have just left a stressful day of work, and are looking for some relief, if ya know what I’m saying.
3. Movie Time- Head to the theater with a couple of friends and see some of the great flicks out right now. I recommend Friends With Benefits or Crazy, Stupid Love. Just because JP has been taken off the market, doesn’t mean we should be devoid of some eye candy. JT (ironic, right?) and Ryan Gosling will most certainly do the trick.
4. Design a Who-Done-It Game- Bet you weren’t expecting that one! If you’ve never been a part of one of these, OMG you need to take the initiative and start one. Create decorative invitations, make everyone dress up 20s-style, deal out characters, and be sure to have some delicious and strong cocktails ready for consumption. Go all-out and use your whole house. Invite 20 of your closest friends and maybe a few extra hotties. Sexy costumes, alcohol, and small spaces- this could get good.
5. Try something new- For a long time now, I’ve been meaning to start scrap-booking. I’m so hip, I know. I have a number of events that need to be chronicled so that they can never be forgotten. Well, good news for me! Two hours a week were just freed up! If you have been aching to glue some pictures to paper like I have, or if you’ve actually had some cooler things that you’ve wanted to get done, those two hours are meant for you.
This literally looks like the most adorable movie!!!