Geek Chic: Super Mario Super Shoes

Geek chic and the little wonders of this exquisitely creative and delightful style keep drawing my attention and I will certainly not miss any opportunity to praise it. The Grand Anna Wintour deemed geek with a chic attribute, so who are we to disagree?

Super Mario Shoes. Literally! Super Mario handpainted high heels will definitely bring that funny, funky attitude to even the dullest of outfits. An all black, all gray or any other all- you’d wear, complete it with these shoes and the (fashion) game will always be yours! And for $153, you’ll get way more praise than you would with a pair of Louboutin for which you could very well pay 10 times this much! I’m charmed, how about you? Can you resist the magic spell of the Super Mario Shoes? (more on etsydotcom, the magicbeanbuyer shop)

geek chic Super Mario shoes

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Cara Delevingne New YSL Ad Campaign Glamorizing Grunge Junkies

I realize I already talked about this on two previous occasions and although I sincerely wish there wasn’t the case anymore, I have to talk about the same old triggers Hedi Slimane keeps on glamorizing in his work.

The Saint Laurent Paris Fall 2013 ad campaign was released and Cara Delevingne perfectly illustrates the spirit and the idea of the collection presented by Hedi on the catwalk that caused so much controversy a few months back. Grunge is back, yes, only with a significantly higher price tag. Couture democracy, sure, but at what cost? This is for the poor little rich kids who go through a rebellious stage in their neverending teenage life and want to spend all their monthly allowance on a dress and a pair of boots.

Cara Delevingne new YSL Ad campaign

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Helena Bonham Carter Covers Vogue! Because She’s In Her 40s!

(must be the worse pretext ever!) I was genuinely in awe when I discovered the July 2013 Vogue UK cover: Helena Bonham Carter is one of my favorite actresses for a long time and a clearly unique and outstanding personality, fashion and otherwise. I couldn’t be happier to discover her on a Vogue cover!

And since it’s such a unique moment in (style) time, I will do my best to procure this issue. Would make my first British Vogue to add to that ever growing stash I hold so dear to my heart and so precious to my eyes. I don’t even mind that the Mert and Marcus cover photo makes this Vogue UK look so much like your usual Vogue US, completed with (not so complimentary) Photoshop generous smoothing (which totally made lovely Helena look like Rachel Weisz) and Ralph Lauren outfit.

But why is Helena Bonham Carter on the cover of Vogue after all? Could it be because her movie alongside Johnny Depp isn’t doing so well, critics-wise? Or maybe because she has an Elizabeth Taylor movie scheduled for release soon? Either way, I’m really enjoying her stylish shoot.

Helena Bonham Carter Vogue UK July 2013 cover

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Run On: Moby Vs. Johnny Cash

For a couple of weeks now, I’ve been Moby-lized. Although I used to listen to a lot of Moby in the late 90s, I stopped doing so in the 21st century. Something alienated me from Moby and his wavy tunes. Well, something happened and I’m back on Moby. I know, it sounds like I’m on some kind of treatment (wink).

But you know me, and you know I don’t do Friday Breaks unless I really feel it. And this week, my dahlings, I Run On all the way back to 1999 when Moby released this pretty track. And don’t you just love his philosophical videos? They always had a higher purpose, a deeper meaning beyond the visual support offered to the preexisting tune. Did you use to listen to Moby back then? How about now? (hit the jump for Moby’s version of Run On and Johnny Cash’s God’s Gonna Cut You Down)

Moby Run on video by Mike Mills

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Scarf It Like Holmes: The Many Ways To Wear Your Scarf Every Season!

I suppose I would’ve somehow found a way to tie everything to a book, should I have been a book fanatic. But I’m more of a movie fan. Emphasis on fan and not fanatic. Because in my perspective, a fanatic goes way further in his or her passion. A fan is merely an admirer who doesn’t miss a single good opportunity to enjoy his or her passion. Again, in my humble opinion.

Today I found a new way to tie together (pun intended) two of my biggest passions: movies and scarves. Elementary. Have you had the viewing pleasure? The original TV Series recently wrapped up its first series and although it runs in parallel with a similar themed series broadcasted in the UK (Sherlock), it enjoys tremendous success. I know why I like watching it and I think it’s refreshingly original, I would love to hear your reasons whether you like it or not.

BBC Sherlock CBS Elementary Holmes

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Gisele Bundchen Post Baby Body Covers: Vogue Brazil June 2013

I’m fully conscious that it’s her job to look this way, but seriously? Two months after giving birth, Gisele Bundchen is on the cover of Vogue Brazil June 2013 as photographed by Mario Testino? For a full Body Issue?

On one side I’m happy for her and many mothers out there who have a real model to look up to, someone who doesn’t let the pregnancy get into the way of their body being flawless. But on the other side, I do believe she’s setting some impossibly high to reach standards of physical shape and weight related issues. Mario Testino allegedly photographed her just two months after giving birth and she looked like that. Come on?! Seriously?

Gisele Bundchen Vogue Brazil June 2013 cover

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All Your Magazines Covers Are Belong To Henry Cavill, The New Superman!

Now that the internet meme has evolved up to a point where anyone and everyone (and their respective, respectable dogs) can make their own memes, ‘all your base are belong to us’ is a matter of vintage refinement. Because, in Internet years, 1989, when that meme first appeared on our computer screens equals some thousand years ago in technology evolution.

However, the Man Of Steel is not a matter of contemporary memes. DC Comics’ Superman dates all the way back to 1933 while the first time Superman was available in theaters would be in the early ’40. So, in a way, Superman is a matter of vintage refinement as well. For the connaisseurs. Just like the meme mentioned above.

So here he is, the Superman of the 21 century: Henry Cavill. He’s set to take our movie theaters by storm in the new adaptation of DC Comics’ strips Man Of Steel in less than a month (June 14th).

Superman Magazine covers Henry Cavill Man of Steel

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Kate Upton, The Next Victoria’s Secret Angel?

We’re used to seeing our Angels more on the skinny side but Victoria’s Secret might just have a change of size policy. Perhaps after seeing that she was dubbed The Hottest Supermodel on Earth by Vogue, they needed to revise their attitude and get Kate Upton back after they apparently declared her ‘too obvious’ for their catwalk.

She doesn’t seem too obvious for their catalog, one would believe. Now if she’ll jump from those pages straight into a pair of wings, I doubt it will happen for the next catwalk, but if anything, I’m happy that Kate is bringing a normal-sized silhouette into the pages of lingerie giant. I too believe, like I said it before, that Kate’s ‘in-your-face’ appeal is pretty disturbing for haute fashion purposes. However, should they find her successful with the customers, I think Victoria’s Secret should definitely stick with Miss Upton for further representations. Don’t you agree?

Kate Upton lingerie Victoria s Secret catalog

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