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Fashion. Turn to the Left. Fashion. Turn to the Right.

Posted in fashion, inapropriately long posts, New York City, opinions, servicey with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by melsanie

Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow

Tonight was the night of the Met Gala Event.  Because I’m not a fashionista I had to look up the reason for this red carpet.  According to Wikipedia, the gala’s purpose is to fundraise for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, which contains over 80,000 costumes and accessories.

Due to the fragile nature of the items in the collection, the Costume Institute does not maintain a permanent installation. Instead, every year it holds two separate shows in the Met’s galleries using costumes from its collection, with each show centering on a specific designer or theme.

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the new exhibit, The Model as a Muse: Embodying Fashion, which “focuses on iconic models of the twentieth century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring the fashion of their respective eras.”

Well, it looked like the attendees had fun with the theme.  Some of the actors/singers/models/designers/socialites were innovative and stylish while some were just out of left field crazy or yawn worthy.  Below, my ever so astute and well thought out (read: first impressions) of the over 66 looks from tonight.

Yay:  Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Ashley Olsen, Bar Rafaeli, Gisele, Marion Cotillard, Kim Raver, Molly Sims, Liv Tyler, Anne Hathaway, Marisa Tomei, Chanel Iman, Iman, Jessica Alba, DVF, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Gugino.

Yikes: Emma Robert, Shalom Harlow, Katy Perry, Mary-Kate Olsen, Brooke Shields, Kirsten Dunst, Madonna, Leightom Meester, Blake Lively, Rose Byrne, Hilary Swank, Rihanna, Paulina Porizkova, Elizabeth Banks.

For more of the looks from the Met Gala, check out The Cut’s awesome, awesome slideshow.  [NY Mag/The Cut Blog]

To Crush or Not to Crush on Zac Efron

Posted in deep thoughts, hot boys, objectifying guys and i'm ok with it, you should like this with tags , , , , , , , on April 13, 2009 by melsanie
Zefron

Those eyes, that highlighted hair, that knowing smile. Swooooon.

So, for some inexplicable reason I love Zac Efron. Is it the smile? The greasy, yet sexy hair in his face? The piercing blue eyes? I really have no idea. What’s odd is that I am in no way attracted to him and yet the sight of him makes me go all giggly and smiley, which, quite frankly, really freaks me out. (I mean, he’s skinny, has a kind of high voice and is kind of feminine.)

My sister-in-law believes I’m having a “gay man” moment. Meredith seems to think that he’s “who the 15 year old mel wanted to date”, which is possible, I mean, I was all about Justin Timberlake back in the day AND JT used to have some pretty wack hair, so…maybe there’s a trend? Oh, and also, JT has been on SNL many times and killed it (but he needs to take a break because he’s almost overstaying his welcome but I’m kind of ok with it because he’s cute, seems to have a sense of humor, and, well, is JT). Anway, Zefron was on this weekend and was actually pretty funny, which means he’ll probably be on a few more times in the future. Oh, what wonders The Disney Channel creates. Anyway, I’m willing to put aside all contradictory feelings in honor of Zefron’s upcoming movie, 17 Again.


True or false: When I’m in a bad or sad mood, I watch this preview and my mood is instantly lifted. TRUE. Sure, the premise is kind of dated and predictable, but how FUN does this movie look? I imagine laughing a lot–aaand probably hiding in my sweatshirt from the second hand embarassment of Zefron trying to have “fatherly” moments with Georgina. But I mean, come on. The scene where Zefron gets out of the car, throws on a leather coat over a white t-shirt and jeans, and then casually locks the door over his shoulder? OH MA GOSH. Yes, I realize I’m acting like a lunatic tween, which is one of the reasons why I’m so perplexed over this crush, but I’ll get over it for a few days since I will be seeing 17 Again this weekend and I will be one of many girls squealing as soon as Zefron comes on screen. Sigh.

If my rather long post hasn’t convinced you of Zefron’s awesomeness, please see my completely unbiased and well thought out lists of my thoughts on 17 Again.

Reasons why 17 Again may be a flop:

  1. The really lame and awkward “Oh my gosh I love my family and I regret who I used to be” moments that have to happen
  2. Matthew Perry looks old, which makes me sad
  3. The lack of make-out scenes

Reasons why 17 Again is going to be AWESOME:

  1. Zefron in an ironic trucker hat
  2. The dude from Reno 911 is in it and he’s freaking hilarious
  3. I have a major girl crush on Leslie Mann and she makes everything funny
  4. I saw a glimmer of a song and dance number a la High School Musical 1-3
  5. Zefron shirtless
  6. All the funny parts in the trailer will STILL BE FUNNY if not FUNNIER in the actual movie