Monday, June 30, 2008

Just When You Thought Things Couldn't Get Any Worse

It has been three days of powerless hell.  I've gotten to the point where I'm now typing this on my dad's iPhone!  I feel as though I should be wearing overalls with a stained wifebeater, playing a banjo on our front porch!  So, I am announcing my hiatus until our power is back, along with our cable!

Tune of the Day:  Control by Metro Station

Still powerless-ly yours,
Infinite Xs and Os,
Supercalifashionista

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ah, The Charms of Living in Tornado Alley















There was a huge storm in Omaha yesterday! Now one hundred and twenty-thousand people are without power, more importantly, their wireless internet!  The worst part:  We might not get our power back for days.  I can't even begin to tell you the pain of watching your computer die a slow and painful death.  I don't think I'll even be ready to face my cell phone's mortality, let alone my iPod's.  Their hours of offering me a connection to the outside world are numbered.

But...

...My family and I were sneaky.  My dad is a doctor, and his office (above) connects to the hospital's power system.  Meaning, that the hospital's generator (which is always running) is giving his office power.  So let's just say we went in for a little charge session this morning with all of our electronics.  

Speaking of electronics, I wish I would've asked for these Solio solar-powered chargers (below) for Christmas!












All you have to do is simply place the charger in sunlight and find the appropriate plug for your cell phone or iPod!

Tune of the Day:  I Owe You One by Lights

Powerless-ly yours,
Infinite Xs and Os,
Supercalifashionista (who really needs to straighten her hair)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Son, Ambulance

On my previous post where I listed my seven most recent songs, I left this one out:  Kaite Come True by Son, Ambulance and Bright Eyes, because I bought it about thirty seconds ago!













I was volunteering down at Film Streams on Monday.  Basically I rip people's tickets, and given that the movie times are at 4:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM, I have a lot of free time on my hands!  I usually spend it sneaking into a movie a little late (last week it was some Norwegian film called Reprise that was fantastic), but this time the same movies were playing as last time, so I spent my time talking with the concessions worker, Joe.  We did crossword puzzles, made bets (using ticket stubs as betting chips) on if one of the skateboarders lounging around outside was a guy or a girl and watched Saturday Night Live on Hulu.  Then, our conversation turned to music, which was when he handed me a Son, Ambulance sticker. He told me it was his band, I honestly figured that it was some tiny little band playing in a garage, but today when I looked up Son, Ambulance after finding the sticker on my floor, I found I was mistaken.  The band has released three successful albums, one with Bright Eyes!  Joe, turned out to be Joe Knapp (above, far right) of Son, Ambulance. He was far too modest about his musical endeavor. Son, Ambulance has gone on European tours, which Andrew Bird opened for.  With no better words to describe it, it's so cool!  I work with the lead singer of Son, Ambulance!  I mean, hey, sure, it's not that big of a deal. But I mean, I talked to this guy for three hours and I could never imagine him as such an amazing singer!

Tune of the Day:  Kaite Come True by Son, Ambulance and Bright Eyes, of course

Infinite Xs and Os,
Supercalifashionista

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Forever 15

"These girls were Forever 21 Friends - poor quality that didn't last." 

Despite that this quote comes from the slightly horrific tween chic-lit novel (or one hundred and twenty-three page short story), The Clique, it does have a point: Forever 21 is poor quality that doesn't last!  Even though we all know this, why do we keep going back to the colorful emporium of double-digit-priced clothing and accessories?  For not so subtle knock offs of designer clothes and accessories!  Fashionista.com has also noticed this trend.  These pictures from their site (below) show the similarities!  It seems as though Forever 21 has a thing for MARC by Marc Jacobs (on the left of each picture)!





























Honestly, that didn't stop me from going there today!  I know, I know.  I'm ripping off the fabulous designers who had toiled for months and months over their wonderful designs, only to buy an imitation for a fourth of the price!  But I didn't even mean to go there in the first place!  I supposed to go to lunch with some friends, but they were running late.  Then, the seductive fluorescent lights caught my eye.



















I bought this free-hand checker tunic (above) and I am not ashamed to say it is from Forever 21!  I know I shouldn't have, my family and I are going up to Minneapolis in about a week which has surprisingly great shopping, but I was having kind of a bad day, and needed a pick me up!  Even though it will probably fall to shambles the next time I wear it!

Are you a fan of Forever 21?

Tune of the Day:  Disturbia by Rihanna

Infinite Xs and Os,
Supercalifashionista

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pretty Geeky



















"Pretty girls can be geeky too." - PrettyGeeky.com.

That quote is oh so true, as we all are geeks at heart!  Look at the pretty Scarlett Johansson, in geeky yet fabulous glasses, shockingly similar looking to my Oliver Peoples frames (below).















I am officially a guest blogger at the ever-fabulous PrettyGeeky.com! Hoorah!  Periodically I will post about what I'm wearing.  From everyday to evening wear and everything in between.  Today my very first post was published, so please take a peek!

Tune of the Day:  Kelsey by Metro Station

Infinite Xs and Os,
Supercalifashionista

Monday, June 23, 2008

Trekking Through Trocadéro

This afternoon, I volunteered downtown at Film Streams.  But before I fulfilled my Trendy Ticket Taker duties, I slipped in a little shopping at Trocadéro.





























Trocadéro is a fabulous Omaha boutique in the Old Market owned by Alice Kim (of blog Postcards from Omaha).  Alice Kim (also known as Alice in Wonderland) previously worked at InStyle as the accessories director in addition to her fifteen years of experience in the New York magazine industry.  About a year ago, Alice migrated West.  No, not to Los Angeles, but to good old Omaha, where she opened her boutique selling bags, shoes, jewelry, body care products, home decor, books and gifts.  The chic boutique features bag and shoes by designers such as L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani (the store even features an autographed picture of Gwen wishing Alice the best of luck), Lambertson Truex, Giuseppe Zantotti and Sigerson Morrison (Kari Sigerson is actually from Omaha), jewelry designers such as Helen Ficalora, Alex+Ani and Anne Black, beauty and fragrance by Bond No. 9, Marvis and Korres.  Now why did Alice leave her Devil Wears Prada-esque lifestyle for Omaha, Nebraska?  Apparently it all started when Alice saw an article in The New York Times about Omaha's Old Market by Kurt Andersen, a former Nebraska native who actually attended my high school.  "That article made me think, 'I really have this strange fascination with Omaha, and it seems, according to this article, that there's something going on in terms of the growth and the opportunities that are happening down in the Old Market," says Alice.  

In my eyes, Alice Kim is a gift from the fashion Gods, who brought her impeccable taste, style and charm to the Omaha area! The minute I set foot in the store, I fell in love with everything Trocadéro!  Even though I had about five minutes to spare, I picked up this darling bracelet (below). 

   














Tune of the Day:  La belle et le bad boy by MC Solaar

Infinite Xs and Os,
Supercalifashionista

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Unzipping On a Lazy Sunday

















"Is there really anything better than a lazy Sunday?  Reading the paper in bed, sipping coffee, scrambling an egg or two.  Yeah, right. We Upper East Siders don't do lazy. Breakfast is brunch, and it comes with champagne, a dress code and a hundred of our closet friends...and enemies."

Yes, unlike the Gossip Girl gang in the Wild Brunch episode, I don't spend my Sundays downing mimosas with a hundred of my "closest friends...and enemies".  Instead, I spent this cozy Sunday in my favorite Anthropologie pajamas and an oversized Lux cardigan watching Unzipped



















No, contrary to its title, Unzipped (above) is not a pornographic film! It actually is a documentary following the fabulous fashion designer, Isaac Mizrahi, in the 90's as he prepares for his show.  The film features appearances by fashion icons such as Naomi Campbell, André Leon Talley and Kate Moss.

I adore this movie!  It shows the metamorphosis of a simple sketch to the runway, and the quirky yet adorable style of the ever-fabulous Isaac Mizrahi - ten years ago that is!  The cameras were everywhere, from the sketching sessions to walking down the runway right along Cindy Crawford.  

Coming up next on my Sunday movie marathon:  Seamless, another documentary by Doug Keeve (he also directed Unzipped), which follows the The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) as they choose one aspiring designer to receive a $200,000 prize along with a mentorship with an industry executive.

Tune of the Day:  You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) by Sandra Bernhard

Infinite Xs and Os,
Supercalifashionista

Friday, June 20, 2008

Oh Wonderful Whitney



















Whitney Port:  Don't you just adore her?  I mean, everyone has those stupid Abercrombie & Fitch "Team Lauren" and "Team Heidi" infant-sized t-shirts, but I've always been on team Whitney - Even though the adorable fashionista has never had a conflict with anyone, and ergo, doesn't really have a team!  I know, I know, the infamous reality show on which she stars, The Hills, is probably scripted (as painful as it is to come to terms with that fact), but I honest-to-God think that Whitney is a true stylish sweetheart.  Think about this:  Have you ever seen Whitney's words bleeped out for profanity?  Have you ever seen Whitney wear jeans two scenes in a row?  Have you ever seen Whitney with hair fried into sickenly straight submission by a Chi? Have you ever heard of someone who didn't like Whitney?  I didn't think so! 



















Exhibit A (above):  Whitney opts for a light pink mini dress paired with tights and moccasins for a blind date at a sports bar, her hair is loose and wavy and she wearing but a pinch of makeup.  Yet another reason we love her:  She dares to wear this flirty yet darlingly innocent ensemble to a blind date at a noisy bar filled with Lakers fans with perfectly natural hair and a clean makeup-free face!  



















Exhibit B (above):  Even though Whitney is gorgeous, that doesn't mean she isn't intelligent as well.  She actually graduated from USC with a degree in gender studies.  I'm pretty sure she might be the only cast member on The Hills that actually finished college.  Wow. That says a lot about the show.

Apparently, Whitney's adorable-ness hasn't gone unnoticed.  The twenty-three year-old fashionista is supposedly getting her own reality show on MTV!  I guess it's supposed to be rather Sex and The City-esque as Whitney will be hopping from Los Angeles to New York for her People's Revolution gig and will feature New York Socialite, Olivia Palermo (I honestly have no idea who that is, but she sounds fabulous). The best part of all of this is the fact that The Hills villain couple, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, actually were up against Whitney for a reality show on MTV...And they gave it to Whitney! Rightfully so.

Tune of the Day:  Labels or Love by Fergie

Infinite Xs and Os,
Supercalifashionista

P.S.  I apologize for my two-day rant about The Hills cast members, but after after Fashion's the Word brought up Whitney's new reality show, I couldn't resist!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Even Though We Love to Hate Her...



















...Heidi Montag's shoes are adorable!  This morning I was browsing the ever-fabulous FabSugar, when I came across this picture of The Hills reality show villain. Usually I would just continue scrolling, as the publicity-prone princess has been known to arrange paparazzi to photograph her looking flawlessly posed - What's the fun in that?  But something caught my eye:  Her shoes.  

















The Chanel sandals (above) she donned were adorable.  I almost punished myself for liking something Heidi Montag wore to one of her arranged photo-shoots, but I'm not going to lie: The shoes were fabulous.  

















After seeing the sandals, I searched for them on the Chanel website. But before even finding them, I fell in love with these four fabulous pairs of Chanel kicks (above).  The metallic gold Oxfords (top left) are just plain academia-to-die-for, the snakeskin heels (top right) and maryjanes (bottom left) are slithery perfection and no words can explain the utter adorable-ocity of the lambskin pumps (bottom right).  A couple of months ago, I actually tried on those beauties at Barney's.  My mom was one more puppy pout away from swiping her Visa for them, that is until she pulled the "We're-going-to more-stores-Sweety" act.  A classic mom excuse for not buying the shoes of your dreams.

A word to the wise, don't go to the Chanel website, you'll fall in love with what you can't have!  

Tune of the Day:  Mykonos by Fleet Foxes (thanks Sunglasses Guy)

Infinite Xs and Os,
Supercalifashionista

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Trendy Ticket Taker













From now on, you may call me...The Trendy Ticket Taker.  Actually, no, scratch that, that's the type of name that gets you thrown in alleyways with a black eye.  Well anyway, after e-mailing the theater, I am now an official volunteer (a.k.a. ticket taker) at the Ruth Sokolof Theater:  Film Streams.













Film Streams is a nonprofit organization dedicated to culturally enriching Omaha through film, featuring independent, documentary, foreign and classic films.  The first time I went to Film Streams I saw the classically fabulous Some Like It Hot.  I instantly fell in love with the organization.

So now, alleyway thoughts aside, I am The Trendy Ticket Taker.  Not only do I receive community service hours, but I get a free pass to a movie of my choice.  Great.  I'll be going to a Doris Day movie by myself by the name of The Trendy Ticket Taker.



Tune of the Day:  Let's All Go To The Lobby (above)

Infinite Xs and Os,
Supercalifashionista

A Supercalifashionista Original

As we pulled into the garage this afternoon after tennis, I saw it.  My poor little black North Face backpack, tossed against the side of the garage.  It was probably tossed there on the last day of school, back in it's glory days of lugging my books from class to class.  Now, it was growing dusty.  So, I picked it up.  I happened to find the dress I made in the clothing class I took second semester.  Sure it was crumpled in a ball, but after a little ironing and a little Febreze, it looked pretty good - or good enough for a first year clothing student!





































Well, it is a little country-esque!  I paired it with my three favorite accessories:  An H & M headband, Forever 21 earrings and my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Winnie.

Tune of the Day:  Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John

Infinite Xs and Os,
Supercalifashionista

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Oh! My Hero!



















BOOM!  No, that isn't the sound of Superman lynching Lex Luthor. WHOOSH!  No, not Batman jetting towards The Joker.  KAPOW!  No, that's not Spiderman strangling The Sandman. These BAMs and POWs aren't noises, they're the explosive styles inspired by superheroes. Though these heroes generally save the world, they're more than capable of saving your wardrobe from dullness!

Domino raved about it in their May issue, as did Vogue in theirs, so I've found my own stylish comic book-esque picks, worthy of Superwoman herself.























Even though these picks could make anyone feel like Superwoman (that's actually me modeling my Oliver Peoples glasses), beware, you still won't be indestructible.  I learned this today the hard way when I completely tripped and fell on the curb at the pool and ripped the skin off of my toe!  OWIE!















So I put a kiss bandage on my toe and told myself even though I couldn't be Superwoman, I could look just as fabulous as her!

Tune of the Day:  Holding Out for a Hero by Frou Frou

Infinite Xs and Os,
Supercalifashionista

Sunday, June 15, 2008

David, Thou Art Fabuous

It's father's day!  And what a fabulous daughter am I:  Instead of showering my daddy with singing Hallmark cards and mugs that say "World's Best Dad", I was at the fabulous David Sedaris's book signing. 



















For those of you who don't know who David Sedaris is, he is the author of six New York Times best-selling novels:  Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and When You Are Engulfed in Flames.  These hilarious novels are composed of side-clenching-ly funny stories of Sedaris's life which include his Greek upbringing, his ordeal with obsessive-compulsive disorder, speech therapy for his lisp, working as an elf at Macy's during Christmas and living in Paris with his boyfriend Hugh.

So, this morning, my mom and I ventured to The Bookworm.  Then, through stacks of Martha Stewart cookbooks, we saw him.  Dressed in a clean-cut button-down and a pastel-striped tie, he sat at the worn desk in the home-making section.  Though soon he relocated to the front of the store, where he read excerpts from his new book. Everyone was laughing hysterically, especially at his hilarious account of purchasing marijuana in his teen years from a couple who embodied everyone's idea of a trailer-trash couple selling drugs out of their RV. After about an hour of laughs, Sedaris was led back to his desk, where he began to sign books.  My mom and I were fifth in line, clutching four copies of the same book (I know, we might as well have written "nerd" on our foreheads).  Finally, it was our turn. There he was, chomping down on a "Engulfed In Flames Hotdog" from the bakery across the street.  "Hello!" I said, wondering if I was supposed to speak.  He looked up from his relish-coated feast and said, "I admire your confidence!  You just came right up and said hello."  Isn't that normal? Aren't you supposed to greet people with a pleasant hello?  Anyway, coming from David Sedaris, I felt as though I was being told I was the equivalent of Jesus.  He opened my copy of When You Are Engulfed in Flames.

"Are you Anne?" he asked, looking down at the crinkled Post-It note with my name on it.  
"Yep!" I said.  
"How old are you?"
"Fifteen."  

He then pulled a metallic-blue bracelet from a box of random knick-knacks, I could of sworn I saw a condom.  He handed it to me.

"I like to give my teenaged readers gifts."
"Thank you so much!"
"Are you out of school for the summer?"
"Yep."
"Got a job?"
"Nope - Well, I did.  I actually have done some voice-over work for cartoons."
"What cartoon?"
"Strawberry Shortcake."
"Really!  Who were you?"
"Oh, one of Strawberry's friends, Carmel Corn.  The farmer in poverty, pretty sad stuff."
"Say something in your voice."

I hated talking about my cartoon job, but this was David Sedaris, I would have read his whole book in my Carmel Corn voice for him.

"What should I say?"
"Say 'Strawberry, I was up all last night crying!"

I said my line, then yet another scripted by Sedaris.  All the while during my performance, he sat there eating his second hot dog, laughing.  The whole line behind me was giggling at my performance.  

"That was really great!  You have the perfect voice for that!"

If I thought being complemented on the way I said "Hello" was a big deal, you can imagine I nearly fainted with joy at this.  Then, Sedaris finally got to signing our books!

My God, I adore this man.  Ergo, David, thou art fabulous!

Tune of the Day:  Bowl Of Oranges by Bright Eyes

Infinite Xs and Os,
Supercalifashionista