Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cynthia Rowley "Hurt Couture" Band-Aids


Fashion forward klutzes rejoice! There's finally some super cute Band-Aids to cover up all your boo-boos.

Cynthia Rowley has a new line of fashionista-proof Band-Aids that range in different sizes and patterns. Her chic Band-Aids, which have recently been featured in US Weekly, are the perfect solution for accident-prone fashionistas that want to keep their cuts and scrapes clean without ruining their overall look.


Fifth annual Oktoberfest in Old Town


Kick off your October the right way this Friday and Saturday by checking out the fifth annual Oktoberfest in Old Town. The Old Town Commercial Association is hosting this German-themed festival, which will feature German food, music and most importantly...beer!

The festival will feature live entertainment between 6 and 11 p.m. on Friday and from 2 to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $17 at the door or $13 if you buy them online (by tonight!). Ticket price includes admittance to the beer tent, a souvenir beer stein and three food and drink tickets. All proceeds will go directly to the Old Town Commercial Association and the continuing revitalization of Old Town.

So come, drink and be merry at Old Town's Oktoberfest this weekend! You know you want to.

For more information on the event, visit the 2010 Old Town Oktoberfest website.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Chanel's new luxurious mascara.


Have you ever dreamed of owning something from Chanel? Well, now you can for only $30!

Chanel's new luxurious mascara Inimitable Intense Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel is perfect for Chanel fanatics that desire the most beautiful lashes. This mascara delivers dramatic results, making lashes appear longer, thicker and curlier without clumping or flaking. One swipe is like putting three coats on, yet it keeps each individual lash separated. If you desire even thicker lashes, apply a primer on lashes before applying Chanel's Inimitable Intense.

If you're dying to go out and buy Chanel's new Inimitable Intense right away, you can find it at Neiman Marcus and other fine retail stores.


Monday, September 27, 2010

Rock Alexander McQueen without breaking the bank.


Every Spartanista should be able to rock a beautiful designer piece of jewelry without breaking the bank, and Alexander McQueen’s Swarovski-encrusted skull cocktail rings do just that.

McQueen’s sculptured skull cocktail rings are bound to make your hand a conversation starter. The rings, which range in price from $295 to over $500, are a less expensive way to own a luxury designer piece without spending thousands of dollars.

You can buy McQueen's luxe rings at the design house's website or at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Photography Spotlight: W Magazine



We don't think we've seen two people look so good together in a while. And, man, do Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams look simply stunning in these new photos from W Mag's October cover shoot. Enjoy.

Side-note: We can't wait to see December's Blue Valentine starring these two. The film world is abuzz with intense praise!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Movie Review: Easy A



Do you want your life to resemble an '80s movie? If so, you have a lot in common with Easy A's Olive (Emma Stone)... and us. This film hits teen comedy on the nail and is loaded with terrific lines. No one's winning any Oscars here, but we guarantee this film will be entertaining people for generations (think Clueless). We just love seeing the adorable Penn Badgley in that boy-who-noticed-you-when-no-one-else-did role (see John Tucker Must Die) not to mention the film's borrowing from one of the most underrated comedies of the 2000s, Saved. If you can't catch Easy A in theaters, definitely rent it on a future night in.
Best on-screen moment: Just about anytime there were blatant John Hughes references because, let's face it, the guy was brilliant. [And it must be said that the "Pocketful of Sunshine" solo was to die for.]

Thursday, September 23, 2010

bd's Mongolian BBQ Fundraiser TONIGHT



Help us raise some money and support our cause tonight at Mongolian BBQ, 2080 W. Grand River Ave. in Okemos. We will be your guest grillers and are so excited to see everyone there!

Do You Dream of Owning Designer Duds?

Well now maybe you can!

Online site TheOutnet.com allows the fashion lover in all of us to purchase designer pieces as they weed them out each season. All you have to do is create an account with them and search away. The premise is they put an item up and it's price gradually decreases.



Pictured to the right are Thakoon booties, originally valued at around $1,300 but currently selling on the site for just $299. It may not be in everyone's price range, but some items sell for as low as $30, so it's worth the free membership just in case.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Album Review: Hands All Over



Adam Levine has possibly one of the coolest, best voices of our generation of rockers. Now, we know Maroon 5's style isn't quite "rock" the way most people think of it, but they do play and write all their music so we consider them a rock band in that sense. This newest release from Maroon 5 will satisfy die-hard fans for sure and may convert some new ones. We don't know if they'll ever be able to top the awesomeness that was 2002's Songs About Jane but their efforts since have been great regardless (compare 2002's "Shiver" to this year's "Stutter"). Hands All Over is no exception. Entirely produced by Robert "Mutt" Lange, this album continues in the same vein as the band's last release, It Won't Be Soon Before Long, and comes equipped with lyrics like "My hands have been bound by the shackles of love" ("How") and a collaboration with Lady Antebellum ("Out of Goodbyes"). We strongly recommend at least a listen.
Most notable tracks: "Hands All Over," "Runaway"

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Healthy and Local: The Redheads, Inc.



If you, like us, are interested in transitioning into buying more local foods as well as opting for healthier choices, look no further than Redheads products to satisfy that need. Not only are their offerings delicious and affordable, but they are a Michigan company. Our favorite is their line of specially flavored hummus that includes pesto, sundried and garlic hummus.



Redheads products can be purchased online or at both Foods For Living, 2655 Grand River Ave., and the East Lansing Food Co-Operative, 4960 Northwind Drive.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

VIMwatch: 2010 VMA Style

Ladies


To start, VIM chose Ciara because she is rockin' one of our favorite fall trends - lace. Not to mention, the R&B singer is doing it in head-to-toe Givency. Sold.


Apparently we have an all-new obsession with Selena Gomez because it feels like we blog about her a lot, but can we help it that she just hits it every time? We think not. For one, not many people can pull off metallic. Ever. But this Reem Acra number on Miss Gomez looks plain stunning and we can't wait to see what she wears next.

Gents

We fell in love with the Justins last night. Though we have two major things to say: 1) black is quite the trend and 2) seriously, when is JT coming out with new music?!


We have to give Bieber props. Though the outfit is a bit busy, we like the sneaker accent and love his vest. Biebs should however take a note from others and drop the "I'm a thug" posing, it's convincing no one. Need we remind you of Miley's months of giving paps the "peace" sign. Thought so.


Last, but not least, Mr. Timberlake. My how we've missed you. I suppose we could watch you on the big screen but it's just not the same as hearing you sing to us. Please read this and work on your next album, the world is sick of waiting. Anyway, JT hits the fashion note on the dot in this one, mostly because his shoes are just too good.

Album Review: Versus



For the first time, R&B singer Usher has released an EP of nine tracks. Though the short disc has a significantly pop-y feel, we are totally digging these new selections and appreciate the release (especially as we were not all that fond of Raymond v Raymond, apart from "OMG"). If you're looking for the dance tracks of the season, look no further than Versus. If you don't agree, I'd avoid the bar/club scene for the next month or so.
Most notable tracks: "Hot Tottie," "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love"

Movie Review: Going the Distance



Going the Distance has a great premise behind it, but lacks good enough writing to pull it off. Though there is obvious and compelling chemistry between main characters Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett (Justin Long), as well as a talented supporting cast that includes Jason Sudeikis (TV's Saturday Night Live) and Christina Applegate, the film leaves something to be desired. What we do like about this movie is that it is extremely modern and presents a couple who have no doubts about one another - their relationship is strained strictly for geographical reasons. Not to mention, it poses what-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life style questions that all of us college students can relate to.

Best on-screen moment: When Box (Sudeikis) explains the reasoning behind his '70s-era mustache.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

VIM's H&M Fall Picks

Women


Scarf 9.95












Top 14.95













Gloves 19.95











Boots 39.95























Men




Sweater 12-14.95





Jacket 24-89.95