January 11, 2013

Day 7 : Being Taylor Momsen


"My music takes a new focus now. I have experienced so much since I wrote my last album, and want to fill my music with all of my new experience. I have traveled so much more and have met interesting individuals. I do things differently."

- Taylor Momsen

I really like Taylor Momsen, even if now she had changed her style and her life in general. However, the photos below are from 2011 or something but that was the period of time when I enjoyed her way to be.
In the present, she is not like this anymore, she dressed a little bit strange and almost nobody would follow her style and dress like her. The good things is that she and her band, The Pretty Reckless, are still releasing good songs. As you`d probably guessed I`ve search on the internet some interviews where she describes her life and her style, well let`s have a look :

Taylor Momsen has defined her style pretty well for a girl who will turn just 17 in five days. It's easy to list her likes, her style signatures: underwear as outerwear, tiny dresses, eyeliner, dark lipstick, messy hair, eyeliner, and mascara and more mascara. But she tells MTV Style in new video interviews that describing her style is "the hardest question to answer." She says later, "I think firing my stylist has allowed me to be more free. I was getting molded into this thing that wasn’t who I am." She explains that she dresses for herself — not to be provocative — and looks at dressing her body like dressing her doll collection.

Hmm, she dresses like her doll collection? It`s a little bit weird and I have to say that now she changed her style into something not so great.

Lots of young girls go through a provocative phase, wanting to show off their hot bodies, saying it's something they do for themselves as though walking around in garters, a T-shirt, and no pants is akin to going to the spa. But it's not like going to the spa, especially when you're a young woman who is photographed all the time and will be copied by the youth of America. Taylor's a great-looking girl, she's successfully made herself edgy, but she could still look great and be edgy without performing in her underwear and clear heels filled with money. Just because Beyoncé told 60 Minutes she thinks performing nearly naked is empowering, doesn't mean it is.

Right now, Taylor is showing too much and I think is trying to prove something that doesn`t define her very well ( if you look at the photos below , her old style was pretty good).

The change in appearance, showing an edgier persona with darker makeup, clothes and accessories, may have been shocking to those who don’t really know her, but the shift was in fact a brave step—a step towards letting others see the real Taylor.

So, who is that girl, really? Believe it or not, Taylor is fairly introverted in real life. “In personal situations I’m very, very shy,” she tells me. “As much as you may see a person in an interview or on a carpet, you never really know that person. I’m human: of course I’m insecure.”

Well I don`t know about her shyness because dressing like that and showing some  "I don`t care attitude" you need to have a little courage. However she has an awkward personality and I think there are a few people who really got to know her.

For Taylor, it was all about confidence and finding that right path which would allow her to grow both sides of herself, the outgoing side and the shy side. “I found writing and music. That’s where I am able to be honest and open about everything,” she says. “Find something you love and then go for it. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Go for what you want to achieve in your life and don’t be afraid of what people are going to say about it.”

For Taylor, looking forward is the most important thing to focus on. “No regrets,” she says. “I like where I am right now and I just keep pushing forward.”

Now let`s take a look on her style and there you go some articles that I found interesting :

Taylor Momsen usually leans towards a more rebellious fashion style, one that suits her personality perfectly and enhances her sex appeal. A girl with an incredible sense of fashion despite her age, Taylor manages to capture all the attention. Messy hairstyles with a rebellious pop rock attire are Taylor Momsen's most preferred fashion choices. Skinny jeans, leather jackets, leggings, boots and cute tops gorgeously combined work beautifully and enhance Taylor Momsen's fashion style. 

Accessories are very important when it comes to defining and completing a fashion style and it seems that Taylor's unique and complex fashion style doesn't need too many accessories. She already developed a sophisticated fashion style, so she tries to keep her accessories minimal. Scarves, long necklaces and cute bracelets are the accessories most often used by Taylor to complete her outfits. 
Feminine, stylish and trendy, Taylor Momsen's fashion style is without any doubt worth copycatting. 

Now let`s comment : Taylor Momsen is not like this anymore; if you look over the autumn-winter 2012 photos with Taylor you will observe a huge difference between the old style and the new one. And I have to say it : I don`t really like it. She tries to be someone else but apparently she tries too much. However the old style , in my opinion, is awesome and I think she should come back to it. I hope you like this post and I`ll promise the next time I`ll write something more interesting and more catchy.

 hope you have a lovely week!

       © Clara.

January 7, 2013

Day 6 : Overexposed 2012

I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated. 
- Sylvester Stallone 

The truth is overrated. 
- Paul Westerberg 

Today I`ll bring up to you some cool stuff and I hope you`ll read the whole post and you  won`t fall asleep. If you search on the internet you`ll find a lot of things about the previous year and about the things that were so overrated. However I`ve found some cool blogs with a good and healthy opinion about the things that were over exposed in the beautiful and unforgivable 2012.

There is this blogger who wrote "10 Overrated things I`ve waited in line for"

Well let`s take a look at the introduction of the post :

Today is the first day to buy the iPhone 5. Most likely there will be news coverage of the throngs of people camped out in front of Apple stores waiting to get their hands on the new “it” phone. It seems to me that the end of most long lines are anti-climactic at best, which is why I am happy to wait an extra week or two.
It has taken a few years and a few bad experiences to draw this conclusion.
Here are just 10 overrated things I’ve waited in line for: [...]

I have one little thing to comment : I hate Iphone and everything that comes with that. The reason is simple : this little useless gadget is too fuckin` overexposed ! ( sorry for my language but I had to say it )

I`m not going to talk about all of the overrated things on the list so I`ll write some of them, followed by her comment and also mine.

The Biebs

I'm pretty sure this show would have been better with ear plugs.

I`ve just heard the most beautiful comment ever. Now I`m full of joy and I have to thank  this awesome blogger who had the courage to say it.


I have spent many hours of my life waiting in line for this movie franchise that I can never get back. At least during the movies I can sleep.

Now I`m falling in love with this one. 

The Black Friday

Every year I get up way too early, wait in too many lines and only bring home a handful of half-priced socks.

That`s true story. I`ve bought just one pair of gloves special made for my phone`s touch screen. Just one thing and I`ve waited one week for it. 

Now let`s pass to our next article.

Christopher Hitchens once declared that ‘the four most overrated things in life were champagne, lobsters, anal sex, and picnics.’ 

Well, this argument is quite weird and I don`t get it. I`m ok with the champagne, but with lobsters? Why the f*** do we need lobsters in life? However let`s pass to the next thing. 

3D Movies. Are you serious Hoyts? You’re telling me that you want me to pay an extra $6 on top of your already overpriced tickets to watch a movie in 3D, which is going to give me a headache anyway? This needs to stop.

Hmmm.. I don`t know what to say... I mean I go sometimes at the cinema and watch some movies in 3D and I don`t have a headache after the movie so it depends.

Lady Gaga. So she has some outrageous fashion choices and has recorded a handful of good songs. But come on, this doesn’t make her a ubiquitous and omniscient force in the universe like people claim her to be. It just makes her a marketing machine and trust me, there’s a difference.
The thing with the marketing machine is true but she will never stop doing what gives her a tone of money so is useless trying to stop her. Do like me, listen something that you like and simply ignore the artists that you don`t like.

Summer. I hate everything that is associated with Summer because it all sucks. I hate sweat. I hate heat. I hate sand and sun and mosquitos. I hate that whole midriff phase that swept through my town last summer and every single girl thought it was absolutely necessary to wear one EVEN THOUGH THEY REALLY SHOULD HAVE RECONSIDERED THEIR LIFE CHOICES. I put midriffs in the category with jeggings, which is not acceptable, ever.

And that`s the most  preposterous  thing I`ve ever heard in my entire life. I hate the writer already. Why you would say that? I have thousands of reasons to say that summer is a great season. You hate heat, use an air conditioning and that`s it. I`m so angry right now that I read this. 

Well with this horrible article above I`ve done with my blog post. I hope you liked reading it and I can`t wait for your comments! Maybe you can tell me some overrated things in your opinion.

 hope you have a lovely week!

       © Clara.

January 2, 2013

Day 5 : 2013 Predictions and The Whole Package

When in doubt or danger, run in circles, scream and shout. 
- Laurence J. Peter 

The work of art is a scream of freedom. 
- Christo 

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. 
- Dr. Seuss 

Maybe you`d like to see a great list with all kinds of predictions and strange thing about this new year, maybe something that will keep your attention awake.
I have no such list — no to dos or do not dos. No predictions. My only prediction is that your life probably won’t change much. I say set mediocre goals. Do not try to accomplish anything extravagant. You’ll just be disappointed.

Me, on the other hand , I know I`ll be doing this year. I’m going to write more, to take photos, to do what I really want, in different places, about different things. Nothing for me has been more rewarding than having a great time and enjoy every minute of it. I know is hard for all of us but you have to do what you want, don`t think to much, just do it! If you want to tell somebody something, no matter what, do it, this way you won`t regret that you never told him/her. 

But I`m not going to start a big discussion about trusting your feeling and so on. Well, happy new year and I hope you`ll have a better year and the last one, which for me wasn`t the best ( ups and downs , as usual).

As usual I`ve made some research about 2013 predictions and nothing strange or amazing. Actually I`ve found some articles with information about things that happened in 2012 ( how they could be predictions for 2013 when they`ve already happened)

By the way, I heard that are some greats movies coming out this year ( like "World War Z" with Brat Pitt , or "Iron Man 3" with Robert Downey Jr.) and I can`t wait to see them on the big screen.
However the Oscars  are approaching and there are some nominations : 

1. Anna Karenina, November 16 (Limited, currently expanding)
2. Rust and Bone, November 23 (New York and Los Angeles, expansion pending)
3. Zero Dark Thirty, December 19 (New York and Los Angeles, expansion in January)
4. Amour, December 19 (Limited, should expand later)
5. Les MisĂ©rables, December 25 (Wide)

Don`t ask me what means those things in brackets because I don`t know but I thought  they may be important, I don`t care actually. 

In this Blog Post I didn`t write to much, I know, maybe because I didn`t have so much time to prepare but I thought I need to write something so I did.
I hope I`ll write more interesting blog posts and I hope you likes this one too, and one advise for you, don`t try to much to made this year the best, because you might have the big fail in your whole life. Just wait and you`ll see that the positive vibes will come to you.

P.S. : The Pretty Reckless, the band, have just released a new song, called "Kill me". There`s a link to the video on youtube ( link ). Hope you like it as much as I do ^^.

 hope you have a lovely week!

       © Clara.