Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fashion's Night Out PSA

Fashion's Night Out 2010 PSA from Fashion's Night Out on Vimeo.

I definitely plan to hit some hot spots this year, even though I was just getting off a flight from out-of-town during last year's debut and opted to skip it in order to head back to my apartment and unpack. Alas! How was I to know it would become this huge phenomenon I could have witnessed in the making?? Better late than never, though. See you Sept. 10th, NYCers!

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Big C

As an addendum to the note I posted in my last entry, I also want to try shooting off quick blogs when they're at the top of my mind instead of waiting until I have the time to sit down and offer up polished articles. In the past, long and edited articles were always the goal. Now I'm not going to be afraid of short posts if they keep new content going up on Style Bard.

I was watching the premiere of The Big C on Showtime, and I couldn't help but notice a styling/costuming choice that was driving me bananas (and not in the positive Rachel Zoe way). Laura Linney's main character is wearing a tall collar with her hair down for the first portion of the show. Just looking at her, I felt suffocated. I wanted to pull her hair away from her face so badly! It was driving me nuts.

And then I realized that the character was being portrayed as "boring" and "not fun" and very uptight. By giving her a sort of choker and veil via her collar and hair, the character's personality is conveyed. Watching her, I felt trapped and oppressed. I think that despite my very strong reaction to the look it was ultimately successful. So good job, The Big C.

In other news, the pilot is a little stiff and rehearsed but the show is really endearing and well-written, so I think as soon as it settles on its own feet entirely it will be quite excellent. I highly recommend it.

OMG New Post!!!


I just wanted to let those of you who still check up on this blog that I have not forgotten it. And I'm going to back that up by posting a new entry just as soon as I finish this one.

When I first started Style Bard, I was in college and I had a lot more time on my hands. I went through a long period where I held myself to as near to once-per-day posting as possible. As I acquired more grown-up responsibilities, and added to my blogging roster, I certainly lagged on posting here. I sort of felt like if I couldn't post consistently, I was already failing, so why try. That's no longer going to be my attitude. Beginning Labor Day, I have a goal to not only continue posting on Style Bard Shoes once per day, but to post on this blog once per week and post to One More New Yorker once per month. By holding myself to more realistic standards and scheduling, I think I can get back to blogging here. Because I honestly really, really love it and don't want to lose it.

So, that's the plan! I hope you continue to follow me as I refresh, renew and move forward with my blogging pursuits.

~Style Bard