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Ladies and skirt-clad gentlemen;
Just say no to strutting around outside Fashion Week venues wearing ridiculous crap so that people (know you want them to) take pictures of you. Or say yes, I don’t care.
It would probably be a good idea for you to watch this new mini-doc by Garage Magazine exploring “the rise of ‘peacocking’ street style stars as a result of the proliferation of blogs” before you decide to go full-out these guys though (I don’t even know them and I hate them.)
As some fashiony person says in this most blogworthy of videos by Garage Magazine, “I feel that anyone who dresses with the intention to get photographed will NOT get photographed by the right people”
That video was even jucier than I expected it to be (but not quite so juicy as the kerfuffle-causing “The Circus of Fashion” article penned by Suzy Menkes a few weeks ago.)
“HA!… ha HA!.. SO TRUE!… HA!” I found myself saying throughout the course of this 9-minute-long video; though I’m sure a large part of that is due to jealously. The only people who take pictures of me on the street during fashion week are pantsless men in white minivans who think I’m actually a Japanese schoolgirl.
For real though homies, posing on rocks all nonchalantly in an waiting for people to take pictures of you just seems so LAME AND OBNOXIOUS. As obnoxious as seeing people doing that in a video on the internet and then going home to blog about it. UGH.
Like, look at Anna Dello Russo at minute 4:05. LOOK AT HOW STUPID THAT IS!
If the incredibly rich and powerful editor-at-large of Vogue Japan can barely get away with it, you’d better bet your bottom loonie that neither can some aspiring RP T-Lister from Thornhill.
I’m not trying to diss street style OR narcissism — I’m clearly all about both of those things. I simply hate humourless douchebaggery, and despite the fact that I’m neither old, new or future guard, I can relate to alot of what these OG fashion insiders are saying.
The way they speak so longingly about the good old days before everybody and their iPhone could play fashion editor… the disdain they show for the blogger-n00bs who’ve invaded THEIR space, crowding it, changing it, soiling it with cheap uninitiated, unearned nonesense… that’s exactly how a lot of us OG internet people feel about the web lately.
Our world has been infiltrated. It’s no longer a precious space. Things have changed. C’est La Vie?
Anyhoo, I’ve got to go to bed because Toronto’s (pre / rogue / off-site) fashion shOws kick off tomorrow and I need to wake up early to prepare a dope outfit. I’m thinking of copying the outfit at the top of this post to a T, pretty much, so nobody else wear it okay?
P.S. Earl Sweatshirt, WHOA:
This is where I’m going to redirect everybody who asks me what a meme is from now on.
Those of you who continue to ask me where I get the “memes” for my SMS messages and forum posts will simply be shunned if not executed.
THEY’RE CALLED RAGE FACES, IDIOT!
And I wonder why I don’t have friends.
Here you go, dearest homies – Memes explained in one image by Buzzfeed:
Okay, that was three images because my server was all like “BAH TOO BIG! YOU IDJEEYUT!”
I should also note that the word itself rhymes with “cream”, not “dame” and certainly not “Shanaynay”. Also, this timeline is pretty cool.
That is all.
Is this for serious? Are the boys in U of T’s residence buildings actually clogging up the pipes by… unclogging their pipes? (Sorry. There’s no tactful way to phrase this one.)
Maybe some prankster got his (or her) hands on University of Toronto letterhead and decided to have a bit of fun…
Or maybe those poor kids really are overworked and under… played.
Check it! I was on the Urly show this week! I skyped into the Urleqsque headquarters in New York City to sing about garlic naan and make funny faces at the webcam. I was obnoxiously peppy and stuck my tongue out way too much, but I won tl;dr so I’ll consider this experience a win. Thanks a kabillion for having me on the show, Urlbots! I love you guys so hard.
It’s been a busy week up here in CaNAnaDUH-land for this smiley blonde Internet kid. For many kids, I’m sure. Big things are poppin’ behind the scenes… you’ll hear all about it soon enough, I promise (and will you EVER!).
But right now, It’s Friday Friday! Time for me to blog about what made me smile in meatspace and in cyberspace this week.
- The AmexCanvas challenge on Tuesday was awesome.
American Express rounded up a crop of local bloggers and pitted us against eachother in a friendly digital design competition for charity. I like how Jen wrote it: “Toronto’s Twitterati Pack a Tent to Splatter a Giant American Express Canvas“. That’s exactly what we did!
We were called up to the stage by Colin Mochrie (love him!) two at a time and handed fancy digital paintbrushes. Mine reminded me of Sailor Moon’s sceptre, so I yelled “Moon… Prism… Power!” into the microphone before I started “painting”.
I think about 3 people in the building caught the reference… everybody else now thinks I’m a nut bar if they didn’t already. But that’s okay because… well, I’m kind of a nut bar.
I may not have one the grand prize (or an iPad like Casie and Ticka, who drew the lucky scratch cards. Congrats to you ladies too!) but I DID have fun, and it’s always nice to catch up with my Toronto blogfriends IRL – especially when it involves free cookies.
Also, in real life awesomeness = MY LUNCH.
Yes, yes, it’s hyperstereotypical to post about my food but I swear to you friends – the curried carrot & ginger soup and Adzuki Sesame roti from The Annex Hodgepodge is truly blogworthy.
I’ve had the pleasure of trying three new vegan restaurants this week and have two more scheduled for next. I hear the corn soup at One Love is to die for. Am I right? I guess we shall see.
Working down at Queen’s Quay was nice with the water and all, but The Annex is a much hipper hood. More students, independent restaurants, and cool shops – Not so many suits, crappy franchises and tourists. I actually feel a Torontonian working in Toronto now.
It’s a good feeling
Other bomb happenings: A solid work week, free candy at the office (yay, post-halloween!), FINALLY getting to watch Scott Pilgrim, Lil’ Wayne getting out of jail (What up, Weezy!?), pimping my home office enough to finally use it annnd a whole bunch of other stuff.
Let’s move on to the Internet, because I’m running out of time and it’s really much more interesting than my rambling on about daily minutiae. Primarily because you can CLICK ON IT!
If the following things don’t crack open that face of yours, a doctor’s visit is probably in order. Now, it’ll cost you a pretty penny for a “sense of humour” implant, BUT if you can find a crooked dentist, a tank of nitrous is relatively cheap and trust me – it’ll do the trick jusssst fine.
If all else fails, I think whipped cream is on sale at No Frills right now.
I am Hungary (I want to be friends with these people):
Lane Community College’s Tobacco Free Campus rap. (How does this only have 8,325 views? I’m having a conniption over here! Soooo funny to watch everybody’s mom play NWA)
VISUAL PUNS. Do you get these?
The coolest math teacher ever. He’s my crush of the month, btw. Effing brilliant, this guy:
This music video for Hermanos Inglesos’ Wanderland by Kristof Luyckx. Not so much funny as it is fantastic – but it’s sort of funny too. Especially minute 2:17. wtf?
Same deal with Benga’s Baltimore Clap video. Dooope, but not funny. Not funny at all
I saw Benga live this summer. He’s amazing.
Last but not least, the Puff Dog meme – for this alone:
I’m out. Gymming it up before I hit the road.
I’m getting out of dodge this weekend. The cold’s a coming so I’ve got to go home and fetch my mittens, coats, snowboard gear and the soup that my mom will make for me. I hope she’s reading this and makes me soup. She’s the best. Best cook I know and she can make TWO emoticons now. The most important ones of all:
I love my mommy. And I love you too, Internet friend.
This is what’s up in the mind of one female earthling sitting in Toronto on a rainy hump day night…
Some Angels were in town today because we’re (finally) getting Victoria’s Secret stores in Canada (a whole two of them! woohoo!). Can you believe this is Adriana Lima’s first visit to Canada – ever?! I heard she requested Polar Bear in her stirfry. And they gave it to her. Whatever. She’s Adriana frahking Lima. She can eat the shoes off of my feet if she wants to… think she’d want to?
I was going to try to ninja snipe an interview with Chanel Iman or something but I was worried that big huge bodyguards might pounce and I’d get punched out by a Green Mile look-a-like.
Totally kidding – I’m not afraid of Green Mile. I could take him out if I wanted to.
The reason I couldn’t go down to witness human perfection with mine own eyes is because I had to work today. WOMP WOMP.
Was a finer character this year portrayed in film? I think not.
When I grow up, I want to be a purple haired potty mouthed prepubescent killing MACHINE. Badass meets cute meets all of the awesome epic cool words combined right here.
I was validated in the best way Monday when I stumbled upon this video of Kesha’s Tik Tok and Katy Perry’s California Gurls (with some Miley Cyrus clone joint I’d never heard) mashed up and sounding like… pretty much the exact same song.
I’ve been ranting internally about these two songs and their striking similarity all summer – singing along with one when the other would be playing, just to prove my point.
I only wish now that I had voiced this groundbreaking discovery earlier so that I could have 64,000 hits on Youtube. Surely, we were the only ones who knew about this.
Pop music – FORMULAIC? As if.
I am so disillusioned.
Also cool this week: discovering that there is a festival JUST FOR RADISHES in Mexico – a weird one, too – on December 23rd (The night of the radishes). A tuna tossing festival, a baby-jumping festival and a monkey buffet festival – these things also exist. Thanks Buzzfeed!
Radishes remind me of beets and beets remind me of Doug, so I did some Googling and found a few episodes of my old favourite show to watch when I get a chance. Can’t wait for that. Doug’s right up there with Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Rugrats and Recess for the top viewed “rush home after school to watch” cartoons of Lauren time.
*Doo doo doo doo doo doooo dooo…* I’d whistle that if I could (I can’t) but you wouldn’t be able to hear me anyways.
PS – searching for Doug images showed me a side of Patti Mayonnaise I really never cared to see. Rule 34 on that one, big time. I was, however, lead to this hallucinatory revelation on Vice.com and love it very much:
I see Patti as more of a Carey Mulligan than an Agyness Deyn, personally.
Lest I be mistaken for a nostalgia blogger, I shall turn now to Kanye West.
Have you heard this remix of Power yet? Yeez is getting a lot of leverage off of the original, but it’s well deserved.
Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz feature on this remix, so it’s obviously amazing. Could you just picture the three of them in a room together?
Jay: Yo, I gotta get home to B…
Swizz: Yeah, Alicia be waitin’ up for me too…
Kanye: I’M KANYE WEST. KANYE. LOOK AT MY SHOES. I’M KANYE. KANYE WEST. LOOK AT ME.
jokes, jokes… you know I love me some Mr. West
Um… outside of the internet I’ve been busy as heck. That’s why I’ve been blogging late nights at 1:00 a.m. Wonder how long before I finally crack from the sleep deprivation?
To give you the short and sweet of it…
- Sunday I went out for a nice charity Brunch with some lovely ladies:
- Then I went to Ikea and out for dinner with Frikshun and bought way, way, way too much Swedish goodness. Fell in love with this vanity station… will probably go back to buy it next week.
- Sean bought the hipstamatik filter for his iPhone. Loves it.
- I started a new gig on Monday. Top floor in an office building downtown with a gorgeous view of the water. Free coffee, ice-cream on Fridays and an arcade machine in the “games room”. The work is cool too… real cool Toronto’s been good to this kid.
- Monday night I hit up a gasmy Twitterific event at The Gladstone Hotel and that was fun. Met some more cool TO Tweeps and caught up with some I hadn’t seen in a minute. Paul McCartney made a video of me driving home and attempting to beat box after the event:
- Tuesday, I worked and then had some appointments – eyeball and hair. The latter of which was so, so awesome as always. Marisa is the queen of head massages and hand massages and listening to me bitch about life and, most importantly, DOING THE BLONDE. Fabulous colourist. So glad I found her
- Also Tuesday = a little bit of shopping, a solid run and some serious kitten cuddles. And I caught the pink cement truck with my Blackberry. FINALLY!
- Today was 9-fiver – with many an adventure up in that time – and then straight to the gym afterwards for some yoooogah and eliptical goodness. Read the H&M magazine on the machine and was filled with fashionable ideas, a list of things to buy. I guess that’s the point…
- Got caught in the rain afterwards when I walked to get groceries. Laaaame but sort of cool. Rain in general is sort of cool, don’t you think?
Tomorrow is another huge day and Friday is even huger… Saturday, also Huuuuge.
I’ll blog. You know I will
PS – this is how you draw an owl.