Monthly Archives: October 2012

Layer it Up

This fashion season is all about layering different textures of clothing. After all, there’s no better way to beat the cold weather than piling on all the leather, denim, and scarves you own! Today I put a flannel shirt underneath a cashmere sweater and voila- warmth and style all in one. Have fun mixing and matching different items of clothing to see what works. Check out how my chic roomie layered it up today! She’s such a gem!

Intervention

So while the reality shows I usually watch involve housewives throwing martinis in each other’s faces, I’ve recently become obsessed with a show that does sometimes involve alcohol, but in a much different way.

Intervention, on A&E, is a documentary style show about addicts who think they are on a show just about their addictions, but they are actually about to face interventions. The addictions range from heroin to bath salts to meth to anorexia. Some of the episodes end happily with the addicts going to treatment and getting sober, and others don’t end quite as well. While I could say I come away with some deep understanding of addiction and drug use after watching this show, I mostly just see the show as a car accident I can’t look away from. My personal favorite is an episode about a woman named Alison who inhales dust remover twelve times a day and only goes to treatment after they threaten to take her cats. Another favorite is a 63 year old grandmother named Elena who is addicted to meth.

If you like watching people do drugs and say crazy things watch Intervention.

American Horror Story: Asylum

I just tuned in to the season premiere of American Horror Story: Asylum, and I have mixed feelings. Last season was so amazing and unique, and the theme of this season is feeling trite and unoriginal. Jessica Lange’s performance in the first season was magnificent, but her character was also so rich and complex. Seeing her with no makeup on as a bitchy, old nun makes me miss her big hair and colorful outfits. I also miss Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott who are such talented actors that really made the first season what it was. I’m going to continue watching and give it a chance, but so far I’m pretty disappointed. What did you think of the premiere?

Serengetee

I recently found out about an awesome new company called Serengetee from Emory rep Nicole Goldberg that just had to be featured on Lace it Up! It is a company that was founded in 2012 by a group of college friends from Claremont McKenna College in California while traveling the world on Semester at Sea. They have collectively toured marketplaces in over 30 countries and were especially captivated by the global fabric patterns they found along the way. Their mission is to connect people to the globe through fabric while giving back to the communities that inspire and create their designs. When you wear Serengetee, you ‘Wear the World’.

Serengetee’s Headliner Campaign features a new charity each week and $10 of each sale of their ‘Fabric of the Week’ goes directly to that charity.

Why not stay stylish while also giving to charity? Like their Facebook page to see some pics and get involved!

Revenge on Revenge

I want revenge on Revenge.

This show started out genuinely good and entertaining. You were actually interested to see who Emily was going to get revenge on and how. Then really weird shit started happening. Why is Amanda (the real Emily) pregnant with Jack’s baby? Why did Victoria die, but then like, not die? Why is Emily drowning herself underwater? And most of all, why was Nolan topless?

To the writers/ producers: we all nostalgically look back on the days when Emily would casually stalk businessmen at polo matches and then hijack their entire company. We also enjoyed when she played people’s private therapy tapes at a benefit. Most of all, we miss the days when Ashley was just a lowly assistant because she is perhaps the most annoying person on television.

If this show doesn’t get better fast, I’m going to circle it with a red sharpie and be done.

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