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Anakin : (On the battlefield) You call this a diplomatic solution?
Padmé : (Armed with blaster) No, I call it aggressive negotiations!
-excerpt from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
My previous post featuring Natalie Portman in Star Wars Episode I was so much fun that I decided to do a sequel. Because everyone ♥’s sequels, right? And of course this post is in no way related to the fact that:
STAR WARS EPISODE I RELEASED IN THEATERS WORLDWIDE IN 3D LAST WEEK!!
Weirdly out-of-sync with the rest-of-the-world’s time-line? Indeed. I happen to be president of the Life Under the Rock club. Thank Hollywood for the glory of the rehash. Ahem. Now’s a good time as any to see Queen Amidala in all her out-of-this-world glory. Hope you enjoy my random Star Warsing! ♥
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My favorite (one and lonely) wristwatch here was a birthday present from my dad *thanksdad!* I’ve had it for almost two years now, and I still don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it. It’s become my #1 accessory! So, I figured that it deserves a blog-post/rave/national holiday of its own…
The best thing about it is the color: I just love that fresh shade of mint-green! (Rather rare too, I know *snob*) Plus, it being solar-powered makes it green in just about every sense of the word *eco-snob* Wearing it everyday makes for a nice, sporty accent that pretty much clashes with everything. Here’s to color-pops and all that! ♥
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Qui-Gon Jinn:…Obi-Wan, you’re sure there isn’t anything of value left on board?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: A few containers of supplies, the Queen’s wardrobe, maybe.
―excerpt from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Although Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace came out almost 12 years ago, I don’t think I’ll ever cease to be amazed by the costumes. Natalie Portman as science-fantasy-fiction royalty with gorgeous costume changes in nearly every scene? That’s some prime re-watching value there. I’ve been even more smitten since re-discovering photos of said costumes featured in a Vogue US May 1999 issue. Shot by Irving Penn in all their lavish glory, the regal gowns glow with an otherworldly elegance. Designed by Trisha Biggar, each costume cost more than $60,000 each. Something “of value” indeed, Obi-Wan.
Anywho, just trying to justify my geekiness here: I made Polyvores of ’em. Yes. I. Did. Just being weirdly out-of-sync with the rest-of-the-world’s-time-line, making irrelevant sartorial tributes to yesterday’s geekdom in my own little corner of the bloggy universe ^_^ Or you can think of it as making yesterday’s geekdom relevant to the rest-of-the-world via totally-in-sync sartorial tributes. Whatever rocks your boat.
♥ Edit: I’ve made a sequel! Clicky here for Natalie Portman in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones ♥
Apologies for missing last week’s post. I’m back in Penang for the holidays and didn’t bring my laptop for the ride. With everyone (including my geeky, Unix-obsessed dad WHO I KNOW IS READING THIS) at home for Christmas, there wasn’t a computer to spare for my little bloggy habit. That is, not one that could sustain my love of Photoshopping sorcery. *magicalsparkles* Anyways, I finally got my grabby hands on one unattended machine, so here’s a picture-heavy post to make up for all that.
The above photos were taken last weekend. I’d spent a lazy afternoon with my sister at the flea market held at Straits Quay. It’s one of my favourite places in Penang. There, I was weirdly fascinated by a stall that was COMPLETELY OWL-THEMED (as if I needed to bold that.) According to the stall-owner, she’d sourced them from all over the world. Cue the jaw drop of awe. She was also a darling about graciously ignoring my whole camera-snapping thing :D
Anyways, scroll down for more hyperglycaemia-inducing eye-candy. Mouse-over any photos for my completely unnecessary commentary and all that.
Hope you wonderful people had a MERRY CHRISTMAS! ^_^
PS: I’ll be doing an extra out-of-routine post on New Year’s. Here’s to 366 days of a brand new 2012! *confetti*
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Previously, I’d noted my problem with khaki shirts: they make me look like a wildlife documentary host! Some lovely readers then suggested a few possible solutions. Inspired, I ventured to explore the styling options of a khaki shirt via Polyvore. The result? A few solutions to avoiding the Steve Irwin-ian look ^_^ (However, none of said solutions exist in my own wardrobe -_-)
Enjoy my Polyvore suggestions and Instylesque commentary! :D
Hope you enjoyed my Polyvore efforts ^_^
Please let me know which one is your favorite and why! (It’s for my own personal shopping-research purposes ;)
***Special thanks to lovely reader Levisque for the fun “Girl Scout” idea + helpful tulip skirt tip!! :D***
Confession/Attribution of Inspiration: This was inspired by a post from one of my favorite bloggers, Maja Piraja. She, with the help of the lovely Maria, did a gorgeous Polyvore post about “How to wear a beige skirt”. Unfortunately, I didn’t (and still don’t) own a beige skirt. I do remember comment-complaining about how I had a lot of khaki in my wardrobe though. Hence, the conception of inspiration – and a post was born :D
Hope you don’t mind, Maja >.<
It does not matter how slow you go, so long as you do not stop.
At least, that’s what Confucius said. (Tumblr users ought to be familiar with this ;) Self-identification and all that.
Some people tell me I don’t update often enough. Truth. However, I’m shooting for consistency: 1 post a week, 4 posts a month. My previous goal was twice that many. But that didn’t work out.
What changed? Well, let’s just say there was a shift in the wind blowing inside my dark cold id that made me all grouchy and restless. Or perhaps I’m just riding a different drift: priorities be a-changing, and a post a week feels exactly right for that.
Excuses, excuses: There’s a part of me that agrees – I could do better than this. But would I?
To me, blogging is an art – and art is all about expressing yourself for the sake of expressing yourself. Right now I’m working towards the point where it becomes a part of my schedule, and thus a part of who I am, as opposed to merely what I do. Corniness aside, this bloggy pace feels exactly right for me now.
But then again, that may change with time ^_^
(Regarding the photo: I bought me a new trinket. Guess the answer to the riddle and you’ll know what’s inside that locket. Impatient? Just highlight the rest of my words: the answer is Time – hence the pocket watch ;)
(PS: Who else is looking forward to the movie version of The Hobbit?)