Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Picture of the Day

Oh to be Michelle Williams in this picture.

Blonde Ambition

I have long been a fan of Reese Witherspoon. I love everything about her. She is an extremely talented actress, with an Oscar to prove it. She has brains as well as beauty with her own Hollywood film production company, Type A films. She has managed to go from child actress to Hollywood star without any awkward moments or drugs-related breakdowns. She seems like a good mum, and I bet she’s an awesome person in real life. Also, we have the same name (her real name is Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon, she spells hers differently but I’ll let her off). In short, Reese Witherspoon is my role model. To put the cherry on top of my cake, her sartorial choices of late have been fabulously put together. She was photographed at an Avon event (for whom she is the face of) a couple of days ago, and she looks gorgeous. Her Jason Wu corset style dress was the perfect choice for her petite frame, just enough princess sparkle and frills to be cute without looking over-cooked. It’s interesting that I can imagine Taylor Swift in this dress too, when she has recently been spotted getting cozy with Reese’s (totally HOT) ex – Jake Gyllenhaal (lucky so-and-so).

Reese is currently filming This Means War with Chris Pine and (the also totally HOT) Tom Hardy (those lips man!). Her wardrobe for this film looks awesome too, lots of cute, flirty mini dresses with simple pumps and a chic cover up. Her hair is such a perfect shade of baby blonde, and I love it styled with plenty of volume. This hair style is now on my wish list, so thank god the length and colour isn’t too far away from my current style, I just need to grow our this silly demi-fringe.

Whilst looking at pictures of Reese on the This Means War set, I got thinking about other films that got me excited about her costume. Firstly, of course, we have her breakout role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (and Legally Blonde 2). I am not ashamed to admit that both of these films are very much my guilty pleasures. I loved the first film so much when it first came out, that I watched the video (yes, the VIDEO) everyday after school for 3 months straight, no word of a lie. The second film has the better costumes in my opinion, especially the pink Jackie O suit that Elle wears on her arrival in Washington, complete with pill box hat. If you haven’t seen these films (you should be ashamed) you should watch them right now!

I think Reese’s career fashion highlight has to be playing June Carter Cash in the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line. With her trademark golden tresses dyed a chocolate brown, Reese looks beautiful in designs from the era. I love this shot of her sat on the bed, her hair looks amazing, look at all that volume! To die for. You can’t appreciate the costumes until you’ve seen them come to life in this film, so here’s the trailer for you, and if you haven’t already, please make a point to see this film.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Picture of the Day

Could a TV cast be any HOTTER?! I ♥ The Vampire Diaries.

Elie's New Girl

The Elie Saab spring/ summer 2011 collection has had its first outing on the red carpet. It's as if the stars aligned, as one of my favourite style stars was the lucky person who brought possibly one of the greatest dress collections ever created to the masses: Leighton Meester. The star of Gossip Girl looked beautiful in a baby blue cocktail dress from the range that I posted a couple of weeks ago. She's also wearing the same blue suede shoes that are featured throughout the collection which look gorgeous! As you can tell, I am head-to-toe in love with this look, I love Leighton, I love Blair and I love Elie Saab.

I've just watched the trailer for Leighton's new movie which also stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. You should check it out because it looks really good, sort of like a tame, female lead, Walk the Line. Is it sad that I have a soft spot for country music? This is the influence of my Mum's love of Shania Twain and the sheer awesomness of Taylor Swift. I don't think this is a bad thing, others may disagree.

Lanvin ♥ H & M

So, by now you will all know that I love anything Lanvin. The glamorous label's collaboration with H&M will hit UK stores on 23rd November, so not long now! I hope you're all sharpening you're elbows as you read this?

So the teaser campaign is in full swing and I have found two images that appear to give us a preview of the Lanvin for H&M range. Starring Natasha Poly and photographed by David Sims, the campaign seems to be set in a hotel full of secrets, intrigue and, of course, fabulous outfits.

I love the one shoulder dress on the left of the first image, very Lanvin circa spring/ summer 2009 (the defining moment of Alber Elbaz for me personally). I also love the tuxedo jacket with satin lapels (second from the right), I own a jacket in a very similar style but it's unfortunately a little too big for me now so I may just have to invest in a new one. I love the leopard print shoes that Natasha Poly wears in the second image, I seriously hope that these are part of the collection because I need them. They're so awesome that it's not even a case of 'want', I literally NEED them in my life.

Also, how lame is it that (after the shoes) the thing I got most excited about in this image were the carrier bags? I have a thing for cool carrier bags, especially cardboard ones with posh ribbon handles and scribbled love hearts (I love a good love heart motif).

Click the images (from Fashion Gone Rogue) for a larger view.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Ten Year

I love the look of this. I've just found it on Just Jared. It's a short film starring real life couple Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan and directed by the writer of Dear John. From what I've found out so far, the short has been put together to show to studios for funding. I hope they're looking for funding for a feature length version because it looks just like the kind of film I love, in the style of The Last Kiss. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think...

Ten Year from Jamie Linden on Vimeo.

Update: GLEE for GQ

Dianna Agron responds to that GQ photoshoot here...

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


I really can’t decide whether I love or hate these pictures? In the new issue of GQ (not sure if it’s the British or American version as yet) the stars of GLEE, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith, have been shot by Terry Richardson. (For the record, my favourite images are the tenth and last).

Before I even read who had been behind the camera on this shoot I knew it had been TR, his signature is all over these. His pictures are blatantly perverted, and, at the risk of sounding like a 60 year-old Daily Mail reader, they sometimes make me feel uncomfortable. I think that could be to do with the allegations that were brought up against him earlier in the year, where a few models came forward (anonymously) and told of how they were practically molested by the photographer. This is why I think some people can never fully decide whether to love or loathe Richardson, one minute the photos are creepy and try hard, then the next they make you feel quite…aroused?

His photographic style does nothing to help discard the idea of him being a sexual predator. But maybe that is the appeal to so many people? Looking at his overtly sexual pictures could release something in people that they may only otherwise get through reading Nuts or watching porn?

Anyway, I’m going to stop discussing these like an OAP and let you make up your mind for yourself.

What do you think of Terry Richardson?

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Picture of the Day

It's a bit early but I'm 99.9% sure nothing is going to top this for today's POTD.

True Blood's Ryan Kwanten covers Men's Health mgazine.

Channeling Hepburn

A wonderful way to start the day. The sublime Anne Hathaway stars in American Vogue’s November issue cover shoot, photographed by Mario Testino.

Recently, Joan Collins was quoted as saying there was no truly beautiful actresses in Hollywood anymore, as opposed to the likes of Ava Gardner et al. She did say that the only person she felt could fit that mold would be Angelina Jolie, but after seeing these pictures I feel like she missed someone out.

Anne channels old Hollywood in these gorgeous photos and looks amazing whilst doing so. My favourite images are the third and the sixth in the set as she looks uncannily like Audrey Hepburn, who is definitely in my top 3 style icons of all time. The third image really reminds me of Hepburn in Sabrina, when she has returned from Paris and she shows up to one of the Larrabee’s infamous parties in that stunning Givenchy dress. And, of course, we all know what the sixth image is reminding me of. Anne is the spitting image of Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, proof that the LBD plus chic chignon combo never dates. It’s a timeless classic, just like Audrey Hepburn herself, and I can see Hathaway following in those footsteps. Oh to look this effortlessly chic…

Audrey in Sabrina

Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany's

I love these last two images of Holly Golightly and Cat which I found whilst looking through endless amounts of gorgeous Audrey photographs on Google.
This is me in 5 years: living in New York, with no money but plenty of glamour, dating men for money and with no-one but a nameless cat for company. I can't wait :) HA!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Picture of the Day

She seems to make a lot of my Picture of the Day's but I love Hayley's face in this photo. And the awesome roll going on in the background.

Hey Arnold!

I have a new girl crush (I know what you're thinking, "again?" right?) But come on, look at this girl! An up-and-comer on the music scene, and the face of the new Nina Ricci fragrance, Florrie Arnold is making waves in fashion circles too. As much as I love Blake Lively, and as much as Florrie isn't an actress, I'm thinking that she would have made a perfect Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl. If you've read the books you'll know what I mean. Just look at that immaculate shade of blonde and the perfect blown out waves in the final picture? Heaven. I'll look forward to seeing more pictures of Florrie at fashion events in the future.

I can't wait much longer...


Dangerous Liaisons

I have just come across a super seductive photoshoot which was featured in the October issue of American Vogue. These candid images look like stylish paparazzi shots or private investigator evidence of an undercover affair.

I don’t know why but these photos make me want to find a glamorous long coat and wear nothing but Agent Provocateur lingerie, Christian Louboutin stilettos and some Audrey Hepburn style shades whilst meeting a secret lover for a dangerous liaison. I guess that’s just the kind of mood I’m in today for some reason…