Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Let me inside, no cause for alarm"

I didn't know how I felt about Brandon Flowers going solo until I heard Crossfire. I guess I feel good about it after all. I forgot how much I love his voice. Although Brandon Flowers sans The Killers is not the same, I think that has more to do with my attachment to them as a band and not with the quality of the music or his talent. They are just one of my favorite bands and there's a little bit of nostalgia in seeing him going solo. He said it was temporary so let's hope it is so.
It's funny he named his album Flamingo because I love flamingos for one reason and one reason only.

William Shatner's Denny Crane and James Spader's Alan Shore as flamingos. 'Nuff said. I heard somewhere that a lot of important events in Brandon's life happened in Flamingo Road in Vegas, hence the title. Though it got mixed reviews, I personally enjoyed the album a lot. The sound is different from the Killers, maybe a little less indie, but a lot of Flowers in it, and that's just as good.

And when the hardest part is over we'll be here,
And our dreams will break the boundaries of our fears,
The Boundaries of our fears...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Monday, Tuesday, Happy Days!

Yes, I've been watching "Happy Days" again and now I feel inspired.
Richie Cunningham was the quintessential example of the all-American, 1950s teenager. Wholesome, clean-cut, always in some kind of scheme to get a girl. Richie and Fonzie became best friends despite Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham initial disapproval of Fonzie. Richie had a preppy style that reflected in his clothes all throughout the seasons. I adore Happy Days, although shot during the 70's, it became a staple of the 50's. Featuring 50's fashion, music, and style all the way, Happy Days is always an inspiration to me and I wanted to see if I could include Richie's style into mine. Although I'm not preppy myself, there's some pieces in his wardrobe I definitely would not mind borrowing...

Richie wore a lot of pastel colors throughout the show. He wore letterman jackets and cardigans displaying his school colors, which started with light blue in the beginning and eventually changed to red. I've never been a huge fan of pastels, but last month I got the cutest off-the-shoulder light tan shirt and it has become my favorite, so here's to new fashion risks in 2011 and Richie's style is the way to start! Even if it comes in smaller doses, like shoes. I'm going to start including pastels here and there, until I find the ones that work and completely cross off the ones that don't.

Richie in pink ♥ Men secure in their masculinity need not fear pink. Richie Cunninham doesn't :) I do feel I need more pink in my wardrobe.

And of course, Richie in argyle! I still don't know how I feel about this. Richie pulls it off because it's his style. This may be too preppy for me, but never say never. I figured I can combine preppy argyle with a studded bag and a vintage looking ring and put some edge into the whole look.

Once again, here's to fashions risks in 2011!

PS. I have links to all the items, if anyone wants them ;)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ferdinand The Bull

I remember watching Disney shorts when I was little. My dad recorded them on a vhs (vhs! I'm old!) and my sister and I would watch them over and over again. Ferdinand the bull was my favorite. A gentle bull who likes to smell flowers, talk about an oxymoron. I also like how they make a mockery out of bullfighting and the matador.

A ferdinando tuvieron que llevarselo a la hacienda, donde continua hasta la fecha, a la sombra de su alcornoque favorito, aspirando la fragancia de las flores silvestres en dulce paz...y es muy feliz.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

But I don't want to be a pirate!

I'm not a huge Taylor Swift fan, but my hat's off to her for making the puffy shirt fashionable. Combining ruffles can be a good thing. That been said, "The Puffy Shirt" has got to be my favorite Seinfeld Episode.

"Jerry, you are promoting a benefit to CLOTHE homeless people. You can't come out
dressed like that! You're all puffed up!.. You look like the Count of Monte Cristo!"