The Exploding Girl (or: Countdown to spring dresses)

You guys, the days are officially getting longer. By some weird design, though, that means we’ve just hit the beginning of winter. All I want to do is curl up on the couch with movies, popcorn, and mugs of hot chocolate with cayenne. Side note: Are you aware of how much more delicious freshly popped … Continue reading

Pretty in Pink (or: Please, please, please let me get what I want this time. Iona’s sense of style)

From its opening frames — a series of hyper-close-ups of Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) getting dressed in her eclectic handmade outfit — it is clear that Pretty in Pink is a film about fashion, about style, and about what the things we wear say about us, along with what they don’t say. Andie is a … Continue reading

Reality Bites (Or: We’re on the road to nowhere, but we sure do look fine)

I’ve been craving a good, old-fashioned viewing of Reality Bites lately. Maybe it’s because I just graduated, and am myself currently occupying that floaty, uncertain space known as the cusp of real life. So today I closed the curtains against the world outside, made myself a pot of Kraft Dinner (although I replaced the macaroni … Continue reading

Eat Pray Love Shop

Full disclosure: I kind of adore Elizabeth Gilbert. I find her warm, engaging, funny and appealing, and this TED talk she gave on creativity is one of my favourite things (Like Oprah, I am fond of both favourite things and E.G. Or maybe Oprah secretly hates E.G. I would actually not be surprised.). I also … Continue reading

Greenberg (or: The men dress like children, the children dress like superheroes, and the women dress like pretty ladies)

Greenberg wasn’t what you would call a fashion smorgasbord. Mostly just Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller) wandering around LA wearing a lot of brown and being acerbic (my favourite line in the film, Greenberg on Los Angeles fashion: “All the men out here dress like children, and the children dress like superheroes.”).