Tuesday, 24 November 2009

How To Tigh Roll Jeans

I'm back! And, I come with a lesson that I learned the hard way (not really, just wanted to say that) about how to make your own boyfriend jeans!

If you want to use super skinny jeans (I suggest this for somebody more full, because baggy jeans that are tight at the ankle tend to make your legs look heavier and shorter)

1- Roll them up as much as you'd like! It's an All-You-Can-Roll-Rollet!

If you want to use regular or baggy jeans (this should be attempted by slim (or slim-ish) women)

1- Pinch the hem of your jean tight around your ankle (but not too tight if you want them to be cropped)

2- With your other hand, take the extra material and fold it so that it lies flat, wrapping it around your ankle.

3- Roll the hem up as much as you'd like. I would suggest 3 rolls minimum.

You're Welcome

Saturday, 7 November 2009

I Tumblrd.

S is my best friend.
S got herself a Tumblr.
S made Dee very jealous.
Dee got herself a Tumblr.
Dee is happy.

I tumblrd upon a land of cotton candy dreams.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

This Is Fabulous

Sienna Miller, you are so glamorous that I don't know whether I should thank you, hate you, or be completely envious of you. So, I've decided to save my hatred for someone (or something) that actually deserves it (coughlegwarmerscough). And I'm keeping my envy for people who have the ability to Just Say No (to chocolate, that is). My thankfulness is aimed at you Sienna.
Thanks, S (I feel I can call you that now, because I don't hate you and all. Also, because I don't want to type out your full name again) for being nothing short of glamorous everywhere you go. I appreciate your efforts, and even though I don't always agree with your fashion choices, I still like that you always try to look good and not just different. Consider yourself my style icon (until someone better comes along, of course).

So glamorous.
I want to steal the coat and run.

If I saw this dress on a rack, I would never buy it. But looking at her, it looks so good.

I love how this outfit is so simple, yet so detailed with accessories.

Once again, simple but fab.

How adorable and neat is this outfit? *sigh*
Remind me to go shopping soon.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Hotel Lights Interview

Hotel Lights is an American Indie band that was founded in 2004 by former Ben Folds Five member Darren Jesse. The band, best known for their single “Follow Through”, has had their songs featured on hit TV shows Grey’s Anatomy and One Tree Hill. Their song “Miles Behind Me” was also in the movie “Baby Mama”. I personally adore this band and probably know every single word to every single song, which could be why, a few weeks back, I reached out to the band for an interview. Luckily enough, Daren Jesse agreed to answer a few of my questions. So here goes:

1- What made you decide to start your own band after Ben Folds Five?
I wanted to make an album of the songs I was writing.

2- What would you say the biggest difference is between Ben Folds Five and Hotel Lights?
They are so different in many ways in style and sound. Hotel Lights uses layering and mood to get the desired effect and is quieter for the most part. Also, I play guitar and piano.

3- How did you come up with the name “Hotel Lights”?
I lived in hotel rooms for many years and then later I lived across from a hotel for a few years. I thought the name fit the sound of the music.

4- What are your 3 favorite songs from the album Firecracker People? (Personally I absolutely love Firecracker People, Blue Always Finds Me,and Down)
Thank you. Those are good ones. I like Dream State Flying, Amelia Bright, and Run Away Happy.

5- How did it feel having your songs played on such popular TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and One Tree Hill? (I must say, Iwas more excited than I should have been when I found out)
It felt great, it was exciting for me to hear our song in surround sound at the movie theater.

6- How did the band come together (how did you meet the other members and decide they should join the band with you)?
My original drummer decided he no longer wanted to tour and left the band. I asked my friend and great drummer--Zeke Hutchins of Tift Merritt's band to join. Zeke recommended I ask bassist Jay Brown who also plays with him in Tift's band. We rehearsed the new songs for a few weeks and then went to make the album with long time collaborator/producer and guitarist Alan Weatherhead. After I moved to NYC I began working with keyboardist Mike Cruz of The Autumn Defense and Josh Rouse's band.

7- A question I asked a previous band was about their song process. What's it like with Hotel Lights?
Generally I will come up with a song idea and then work out the arrangement with the band. Then I will collaborate with my producer Alan Weatherhead to add the finishing touches to make it sound complete.

8- Have you always wanted to start your own band or was it something you decided to do after Ben Folds Five split? (I'm very happy you did it, where would I be without Hotel Lights?
It was something I started after. I was writing song ideas while I was playing with Ben Folds Five and some of my ideas made it into the band, like"magic" and "brick". once the band stopped touring it seemed like the right time for me to start Hotel Lights.

9- Your music always has an amazing overall feel, do you do that deliberately or do the songs just come together that perfectly? (I'm talking mood and atmosphere)
There's a certain mood to my voice and melodies that just comes naturally,but it is also deliberate by the way we record and the instruments we use and how we choose to build the arrangements.

Thank You Hotel Lights.

No More Midriffs (Please!)

Okay listen up y'all. I'm back and I've got a plan. A plan for what, you ask? Well, that's a good question. I've got a plan to stop celebrities (and Lady Gaga) from wearing midriff bearing outfits. We need to show them the light. It doesn't look good. Nobody wants to see your midriff all out and freaky due to the fact that only the top part of your abs show, making you look like you've been through some kind of Tarareidal (Tara Reid-al) surgery. But words, I've decided, are useless because celebrities (and Lady Gaga) don't read. They are read to. And when people are read to, the words tend to get.. edited along the way. For example "Don't get out of your car without pants on" would become "FABULOUS! THEY WANT MORE OF YOUR GREY'S ANATOMY IF YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING!".
Anyway, back to my plan.
Part 1 of plan: Hold picket signs and have a little revolt of our own in front of these celebrities' homes or workplaces (yeah GaGa, i'm coming for you at the strip club)
Part 2 of plan: Make fat lookalikes of each celebrity wear the exact same midriff-bearing outfit that each one of these celebrities is wearing, and make them see how atrocious it truly is.
Part 3 of plan: Buy celebrities (and Lady Gaga) mirrors. Long ones.