Thursday, July 30, 2009

Glossy Bits

GLOSSY BITS, after so long...

Hilary Duff stars in her own clothing line, the Femme for DKNY Jeans. The photoshoot was photographed by The Sartorialist himself, aka Scott Schuman in SoHo, New York.

Taylor Momsen celebrated her 16th Birthday with fellow GG cast and her band, Pretty Reckless.

The September Issue trailer (I simply cannot wait for this doco screening)...

World-class actress Kate Winslet in Harper Bazaar (US) August 2009

[via WWD, The Cut]

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

(Updated) Teen Vogue September, Nylon, GF Cover

Teen Vogue September'09
(Not-so) Little J, aka Taylor Momsen, makes her debut on Teen Vogue cover. I kind of have the feeling she'll be a 'repeat offender' in future covers of Teen Vogue, but I don't mind, really.
The cover looks fabulous! It's fresh and Taylor doesn't look over-styled - there's still an essence of her usual style both on and off Gossip Girl.
The September issue hits the newsstand on 4th August.

Nylon - The Denim Issue
On the edgier side of glossy world, Sienna Miller makes a comeback through Nylon Sept'09 - The Denim Issue. I'm not a fan of her and was quite surprised why Nylon had picked her to be the covergirl. But with no doubt, she had the ability to pull off really great style. I'm loving the soft pink Doc Martens she's sporting on the photoshoot.
This issue is also a double-cover issue (Don't you love it when they have a double cover?), so pick whichever you like the most.

Last but not least, Girlfriend Sept'09 - Back home, Emma Watson still steals the limelight; although glancing at the cover, the Twilight torso insert managed to take away my attention from her for a little why. Umm; boys and their abs...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Back to Routines

Back in Melbourne! So far the weather hasn't been so harsh on me, although hearing that Sydneysiders are enjoying a warm 20*, I'm quite jealous.

My work experience at Who and Dolly went well. I had a fabulous time; probably the most amazing two weeks I ever had in a while. :)
At both magazines, I got to work in various departments - mainly editorial, fashion and beauty. In the first few days at Who, I had unpacked 3 massive luggages worth of clothes, bags and shoes; not to mention arranging & returning items from the rest of the closet. This was where my obsession to organize my wardrobe the skill I've learnt from tidying floordrobe/wardrobe come in handy.
At Dolly, I had so much fun with the friendly bunch of editorial team, along with the other 2 workies (Belle & Josey). This is the world where 'I read too much Teen Vogue' become relevant and beneficial to the work I'm doing.

But of course, it's not all glitzy and glamorous. Behind every glossy you see in the newsagent, is a massive team that works hard everyday (hello, deadlines!). I'm really grateful to have the chance to be a part of it.

“ Fashion is not an “easy” career path and this is especially true for the NYC fashion world. If you are not a strong and capable person to begin with than this is not the place for you…Unfortunately the misconceptions that films and TV give of working in the fashion industry have been matched by the unrealistic fictionally glamorized life of an intern courtesy of The Hills. Thanks to MTV a whole generation of young people see a fashion internship as a fun, empty headed, way to spend a summer and the reputation of fashion as a fluff job continues." via 39thandbroadway

Now, I'm back to uni & all that jazz,
but I promise I'll do something about this blog.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sydney Sider

Hello again, and this time, it's hello from Sydney! :)
Just to let you know, considering it's winter, the weather here is greaaaat (the sun exist) - especially in comparison to Melbourne (the windy windy rain, freezing weather sometimes forget to stop).

Yeah, so here I am in Sydney. I left Melbourne on Sunday morning, arrived in the afternoon and so far, I had been having a fantastic time (minus the public transport confusion).
I'm gonna be here in Sydney for two weeks and be back to Melbourne just on time for uni to start.

This Sydney trip is quite special because it's my first trip to Sydney and I'm not just here for a holiday. This week, I am doing a work experience with Who magazine. And should everything goes according to plan, I'll be doing a work experience with Dolly next week.
Can you smell the excitement?! :D

Today, I started my first day at Who and I'm already lovin' it. I hope the rest of the week goes well and I'll be soaking up as much fun and learning experience as I could while I'm here!
Wish me luck.

PS, If you're looking forward to some glossy reviews, I'm afraid you're gonna have to wait a little bit longer.
I still have no Teen Vogue with me.

Kisses from across Sydney Harbour Bridge,


Saturday, July 4, 2009

What Do I Do when My Love is Away...

Hello dearies,
At the moment I'm on the train. Yes, that's right - the public transport. Why? I'm currently experiencing the '24-hr in a day is not enough' period. I've been wanting to update the blog since (about) 2 weeks ago, but there was always something that failed me to do so.
Oh, btw, thank you so much for being such an understanding reader - although I've been MIA since ages ago. Cited reason: uni work was unbelievable overwhelming. But I'm glad it's over - and my hard work paid off.

I must say I've been feeling quite lost & uninformed in the glossy world. Had not read a magazine and all my faves blogs for a long time. My glossy fix in the past month only included glancing outside the newsagent window at the displayed latest issues, and outdated Cosmoplolitan mags at work. I'm trying to catch up now (and that's probably why I think 24 hours would never be enough to gulp down everything; on top of many other things I have to do. Like, sleeping for a healthy 8 hours...)

But I'm glad to be back... A lot has happened since last month:
Selena Gomez on Teen Vogue followed by Emma Watson this month, Nylon Music issue, Michael Jackson passed away, Rove McManus got married, Taylor Swift dominated the local teen magazines cover and what is with RobPatt/KStew relationship?, New Moon trailer is out (I'm not very excited about it) and latest Harry Potter movie is coming to the cinemas! (yay!)

I was meant to get the August issue of Teen Vogue (Back to School) but someone bought it before I do. And there was only a copy in the shop. I might buy it when I get a chance to.
For now, I'll enjoy the July issue of RUSSH (beautiful cover featuring Katie Fogarty).

Stay tuned for more.