I am . . .

A vintage junkie, a legendary vintage junkie, who tries her best to put all of her insane & illogical feelings & illusions into words. I am who I am.

"You can do anything, you just have to dress for it."
Edith Head

a.s x

October 31, 2011

Hollywood Halloween!

It's not really Halloween unless we've seen Hollywood celebrities make complete idiots of themselves and dress up in the most revealing outfits. But it has to be said that some of these outfits are really creative. I especially liked Heidi Klum's! I can't look directly at it till now.

Alessandra Ambrosio was decked out in a Black Swan look for a party at the Roosevelt Hotel in LA

Ali Larter and Hayes MacArthur were bumble bees on Saturday night 

Gwen Stefani dressed up as Cinderella for Kate Hudson's LA bash on Saturday.

Rashida Jones accessorized her Blow Pop costume with a lollipop.

Jamie Lee Curtis wore a Red Riding Hood outfit to the annual Dream Halloween charity event in LA on Saturday. 

Bethenny Frankel donned Hello Kitty gear for Heidi Klum's Las Vegas party on Saturday.

Nicole Richie channeled Jennifer Lopez at Kate Hudson's party in LA Saturday.

Rose McGowan went back in time with her Halloween getup at a party in LA Friday nigh

The Good Wife's Alan Cumming wore a monkey suit to Bette Midler's annual party in NYC.

Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman painted their faces for Bette Midler's annual New York Restoration Project's Hulaween event.

Jerry Ferrara mixed up his Robin Hood outfit with a Yankees hat and headphones in LA on Friday.

Holly Madison wore a sexy costume to her annual "Hollyween" party at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Melissa Rycroft and her husband Tye Strickland dressed up as The Flinstones with their daughter Ava for the Dream Halloween charity event in LA.

Judd Apatow and Leslie man went 80s for a party in LA Saturday.

Lance Bass rocked a crazy costume at an LA party on Friday.
 ( I don't get it and I don't like it!)

NBA star Carmelo Anthony got into ganstar gear for Bette Midler's Halloween bash at the Waldorf-Astoria.

Kim Kardashian was a sexy Poison Ivy at an NYC bash on Saturday.

At a friend's LA party, Nicky Hilton put on her best sexy cat costume.

Eli Roth and a pal checked out a house party in LA on Friday.

Zooey Deschanel dressed up as Adele for Kate Hudson's party in LA.

David Arquette dressed up for a friend's party in Beverly Hills on Friday.

Designer Michael Kors went with a mariachi look at Bette Midler's NYC party.

Bette Midler had Stevie Wonder by her side at her 16th annual New York Restoration Project's Hulaween in NYC on Friday.

Chef Sandra Lee channeled a princess at Bette Midler's annual Halloween party at the Waldorf-Astoria.

Angel, Rachel, and AnnaLynne McCord stuck together at Pure Nightclub's party in Las Vegas Friday.

Heidi Klum rolled into her Las Vegas party in an anatomically correct "Visible Woman" costume.

Katie Couric dressed up for an '80s concert in NYC.

Camille Grammer got into the spirit at LA's annual Dream Halloween charity event on Saturday.

David Arquette dressed up as Elvis for Kate Hudson's Halloween bash in LA on Saturday.

Scott Disick was a priest for Halloween in Las Vegas.

a.s x

Haute Halloween! Yeah Baby!

Rainbow Sherbet

This Dior couture confection’s begging for an ice cream cone. Instead of sticking one atop your head, wear a brown cashmere waffle-knit sweater either on top of, or underneath, the bodice of the dress and throw on red shoes for the cherry (or cherries!) on top.

Mary’s Chic Lamb
You can stand out from a sea of sexy cats and Playboy bunnies by dressing as a very chic little lamb courtesy of this Just Cavalli dress. Add a pair of Margiela booties for hoofs and skip the sunnies. Instead, line your eyes with kohl and wear a very pink lip.

Overgrown Veggie Garden
If you’ve ever seen a less than perfectly tended vegetable garden you know how easy it is for wildflowers to overtake tomatoes and zucchinis. This Dolce & Gabbana look wraps that up into one easy dress. Pile your hair atop your head and weave in plenty of green leaves, wrap as many green friendship bracelets around your wrist as possible and snag a pair of fruit or veggie earrings from your local costume store. Put your phone and wallet into a watering can for the night.

Brooklyn Flea
There is no possible real life occasion for which this Vivienne Westwood look would be appropriate—other than Halloween. So why not don the whole thing and go as the Brooklyn Flea, the one place in New York you could definitely find a jacquard cape, denim hot pants, gold glittler boots and a collared plaid bustier. Add a red lip instead of scary eyes, a sign reading “just $99” and carry around a Luke’s lobster roll (until you get hungry, of course)

An Aquarium
Versace’s spring collection was a one-stop Halloween shop—in the most lux way, of course. Add blue tights for water and ask your most artistic friend to draw a starfish or two on your arms. Blow bubbles all night long.

Fancy Jellyfish
Wipe your face clean, wet your hair and let few strips of cellophane trail behind you—maybe even throw some silver glitter on your arms—and voila, you’re the fanciest floating jellyfish!

Banana Stand
With the hugely anticipated return of Arrested Development happening sometime in the relatively near future there’s no better time to dress up as one of the many characters on the show. But instead of going for the obvious—a nevernude—how about the cash-filled banana stand? Stick dollar pills in the pockets of this Marni suit and add a $.75 sign on the lapel.

Lisa Frank Stickers
Henry Holland’s spring collection was an homage to the 80s sticker guru. Paint your arms and legs silver so you look like the back of a sticker sheet and, to really drive your point home, carry around a Trapper Keeper.

An MC Escher Print
Whether you add a real frame—or don gold shoes, gloves, and a hat—this one needs little explanation.

A Rolls Royce
The bottom half of this Viktor & Rolf dress bears a striking resemblance to the grill of a classic Rolls Royce. Snap the little man off of one of your soccer trophies and strap him to the front of your belt. Add a chauffeur’s cap and driving gloves and you’re on your way!

Radio Waves
In our dreams, radio waves, microwaves, and all the other waves we can’t actually see look as pretty as this pleated Dior couture dress. Throw on headphones and stick a boombox in one of your outstretched hands to make the costume crystal clear.

My favorite costume would have to be the Brooklyn Flea!

a.s x

Rising up as Egyptians and moving ahead.

The changing of Egypt has only begun. It's now in a phase where the people of Egypt are moulding it into what they have dreamed it to be for so long. It's hard to realize that there are many Egyptians who don't want Egypt to rise from the grave, many who want to divide the population and destroy the hand of the revolution.

There's a saying that goes like this, " It can only get worse, before it gets better."

Why are we surprised that there's still corruption in our country? That chaos has spread like a wild disease? Look at it like this, pretend that all this chaos is poison being sucked out of the Egyptian system. It's no mystery that now more than ever there will be crime, there will be a great economic depression and a sense of being lost but that's only because we are traveling from one point of destination that was doomed for eternal damnation to a new era of unexplored places, hungry for freedom and democracy. 

It's been said that Egyptians are not ready for democracy, it's been stated that over 70% of the Egyptian population earns less that $2 U.S per day, which has left millions hungry, ignorant and selfish. But I say screw statistics and quotes by hypocritical politicians. If anyone has made those people hungry and ignorant it was the old corrupt regime. I don't recall any country being naturally successful with no crimes or wars or revolutionary histories. We as Egyptians have took a step in the right direction, we've used our surroundings, our Internet, our voices, cameras, our phones and all technologies that the older generation had been ridiculing for the past decade and we went ahead and did something remarkable with it.

We have now learned to speak our minds and express our feelings and thoughts in a way the world never had and I beg that we continue to do so in everything we try to accomplish. I will not sit here and debate each and every single event that's happened in Egypt since the last president stepped down. I will not discuss the churches burning, the protests for women's rights, Christian's rights or Muslim rights. I will not mention anything about the Muslim brotherhood or about the Liberalists. I will not talk about the people who were randomly detained because of their blogs or their videos on youtube. I will leave that to your personal opinion.

I don't know what's going on all the time and I don't understand everything either, but I know this. I know that we all need to pull our voices together again and act like we are ONE NATION. We need to stop 'talking' about how united we are and start 'acting' like it.  Yes the whole Mubarak trial is a big issue, yes we are billions in debt and yes a lot of things about the army, the media and the way things have been run are very shady. 

But do we want to sit around and point fingers at who got us here, stomping our feet for the millions stolen that we know we can never have back? Or perhaps it would be better to shrug it off, stand up and start doing something about. We need to start looking around us, our homes, our streets, our schools, the crappy educational systems that has us all walking around like sheep, the traffic, the unsafe roads or how about the hospitals that provide the most appalling services to it's own citizens.

I will not criticize those who believe I am wrong about my own ideas, in fact I respect every opinion there is out there as long as it's conveyed respectfully, but I want to know something. I want to know what is our plan to get up and walk ahead.

Maybe this might help; there is corruption in the biggest of companies and organizations, in the most successful of businesses and in the most powerful Nations. I know we all know that's no surprise.
So when someone sits with me, bragging about how perfect or peaceful Britain or the U.S are,  how amazingly perfect Europe is I can easily tell them with all confidence that I know better. These countries are civilized, their citizens have the luxury provided to them by their leaders and governments to have a voice, to have a decent lifestyle with decent earnings. Their countries haven't become 3rd world countries after once being 1st world countries. Any citizen put in the circumstances of those suffering from poverty in any place in the world, with no education and no food would end up bitter, ignorant and lost.

You see where we are now isn't our origin. We are originally a historical and brilliant nation. I am not hooting our own horn here believe me. I'm stating facts. I'm saying that we have made history once again, like we were born to and no matter how much time passes by, how bad the situation at hand gets we must not forget that.

So what do I think we should be focussing on now? Well I know that the major issue we should be studying carefully is the next election for the Egyptian presidency. We need to know who's running for president and what do they have to offer Egypt that no body else can with one honest and real intention in mind which is putting the Egyptian's best interest at heart.

a.s x