Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Filthy Rich Girls on TV

Following the success of Gossip Girl, CW is in the making of another TV Series based on the book "How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls" by Zoey Dean (author of the A-List).

The story follows Megan Smith, a Yale graduate, who tries to pay her $75K college loan by tutoring the rich heiresses of cosmetic company, Rose and Sage Baker. Of course, her job doesn't sound as easy as it seems. Love/hate relationship quickly blossomed throughout her journey - to the girls, the new Prince Charming and her 'new' self.

I read the book earlier this year and if the TV series followed the story in the book, I'm mostly looking forward to all the funny fashion mishaps Megan has to go through (think Princess Diaries) and the scandal that arises later on in the story.

The show would star Joanna Garcia, Lucy Hale and Ashley Newsbrough. It is currently in production with numerous working titles like, "Privileged", "Filthy Rich Girls" and "Surviving the Filthy Rich." Hmmm, decision, decision.

Speaking of the filthy rich, NY Times reports about one great influence on the upcoming Fall (US) fashion: Gossip Girl. As we've learned (and probably tried ourselves), girls are now taking Serena, Blair and little Jenny as their every-day fashion muses. Stores are obviously milking their profits but that's fine. Just one thing: please don't let Gossip Girl gets overly-saturated with product placement. That would be sickening; I can't even concentrate on the story line as I have to deal with whatever brand that appears on the screen.

PS, As I've learned from GG as well, if you don't have the financial support to splurge like Blair does, let's learn from Jenny. She mixes her Mum's vintage with something modern, or makes her own dresss; well, kinda - but you get the gist.

And meanwhile Filthy Rich Girls is still on production, Gossip Girl Season 2 commencing only in two months, I've been entertaining myself with Lipstick Jungle. It's the sister to SATC -very much alike yet different. I watch it because Supernatural is finished with its season and who doesn't find Kirby Atwood hot?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Russh, Frankie, Vanity Fair and Teen Vogue

After a short period of 'dullness' in my magazines shelves, I finally get some refreshment as these four magazines hits the newsstand (a while ago but I just had my chance to flick through it): Russh, Frankie, Teen Vogue and Vanity Fair!

Russh and Frankie are my subtitute magazines for everything not-so-commercialized. Both magazines have fresh features that other magazines rarely focus on. Leslie Arfin makes her 2nd column in Russhh, talking about things she enjoys at home after being away for a while. Frankie has an awesome art poster that makes me want to buy the magazine, just for the sake of it. And also for their review on Biscuit Dunk-ability.

Teen Vogue August issue is usually among my favourites throughout the year. Maybe because I could easily relate myself with the word "School". As per normal, the 'Preppy' style is the main idea for the issue. This year, it's about mixing prep with boyish looks and punk(?).
Amanda Seyfried makes the cut as cover girl.

Vanity Fair brings the Hollywood Next Wave, featuring Gossip Girl star, Blake Lively, and Twilight Kristen Stewart alongside Mamma Mia/Mean Girls Amanda Seyfried and Emma Roberts. I always love star-studded issue! Other Gossip Girl cast is undoubtedly a part of it, also Hunter Parrish, Jonas Brother and Juno's Olivia Thrilby.

One missing actor that I think should have been included is Twilight Robert Pattinson. With Twilight by far already creating quite hype, and Robert (his role as Edward Cullen) dazzling the fans, I bet he could own the next 10 years. VF should really consider Pattinson to be in the list. But hey, the magazine doesn't have enough pages to put everything we wanted. And that's why they put the complete Gossip Girl cast to make it up.