Hello Brad Pitt lovers! Your idol is back in blockbuster movies war and he is riding on World War Z. Well, I am pretty excited to make the review and I mean no harm to Brad Pitt or his fans. This is just a pretty subjective review.
Okay, where do I have to start?
World War Z tells pretty much the same, classic zombie attacks to humanity kind of movie. The difference are it gives a larger scale attack with different settings (WORLD WAR, please…) and more drama to main actor. Brad Pitt plays as United Nations employee Gerry Lane and he has to protect his family from a spreading viruses that turn people to something similar to ‘zombie’ and at the same time has to do his job to look for the source of the virus and how to defend the humanity (which requires him to travel all over the dangerous cities and fight one on one -hardly- with those zombies). Hmm, not a bad idea.
I like the idea of showing the cities’ situations. How panic people are and what those zombies do (except eating and scratching and moaning) and how some cities are still survived with logic explanations. And Brad Pitt really managed to build a classic family bond, which is quite important for the movie (quite boring at some scenes) (but still cute). I also like the special effects and how the producers planned how those things attack, they remind me of ants when they gather around their victims. Deadly scenes come in perfect portions, not too much (call it sadistic movie with no plot and all about blood) or too few (call it drama) because if it happened…well, this movie would be pretty much unbalanced. And suck. And Man of Steel would be more than thrilled.
But I hate the cause of those dangerous scenes. I mean, do people have to be clumsy all the time when they’re in horror movies? Okay, I need to explain something first, those zombies attack when they hear or sense noisy sounds and you need to be really quiet wherever you are hiding. And those survivors always blow it. Everyone seems to be clumsy and drop everything from flares (FLARES ARE NOISSSYYYYYY!!!!!!) to soda cans (I don’t want to get killed by soda cans) to forget to bring their weapons (don’t they read Survival for Doomsday 101?!). Huf, old game new tricks Hollywood. And one (eh, two actually) thing that the producer has to explain is where the hell that virus came from and why?! These severe facts look unexplainable from the beginning to the end of the movie. Confused.
Anyway, this is quite a good movie and you just need to lay back and…just enjoy the show. Beware of those zombies! Gnaw gnaw gnaw…
P.S: Make up artists need to work harder…those people look quite good for zombies. Maybe they are in ‘freshly zombified’ category? Not sure….
I am not a watch-person because…okay, this is silly…I always forget to wear watch and when I do wear one, I forget to look at it. That’s why I never buy a watch or have one for my birthday. But things are changing, in fact, things need to be changed. Imagine keep forgetting what time it is in the middle of fashion weeks or when Anna Wintour ask what time it is and I need to dig for my cellphone and unlocked it and finally tell her. Fashionably awkward. Disaster.
In order to have a proper watch etiquette, I need a good watch to make me want to look at it (and remember it). My choice finally falls for these incredibly masculine watches from Calvin Klein. Those glistening simple metals and soft leather look perfect for any occasion. Well, any normal occasion (diving underwater and shooting some terrorists are not normal).
It’s good when you are working, when you are in the gym (maybe not really good, but you will make the entire sweaty-smelly room jealous), when you are preparing to have a decent dinner at home with your wife (wedding anniversary?), when you are taking a inspirational walk in the city (avoid gloomy alleys when people can rob each other without having a second thought) (and serial killers waiting in every single corner), AND when you are attending a very important social gala (the most appropriate).
See? They’re perfect…perfectly expensive.
Taken from Bryan Boy
One thing that people always remember about Alexander McQueen is how much he loved a theatrical show, it became his spirit and his designs and slowly embodied into his shows. Every single show used to be a giant opera with strong plots and finale. After his tragic death, I thought all those theatrical spirits would be gone to, leaving a lot of beautiful clothes with no emotions in it. Well, I am glad that I was wrong. Sarah Burton sure had learned something from her former boss and it included his theatrical spirit. This season’s menswear collection is no different. There was mystical atmosphere in the air, supported by smoke effect (or natural smoke?) and embroidered clothes.
People said that the show pretty much talked about environment with yellowish shirts and loose coats (and something about buttons?), it’s like Robinson Crusoe’s costumes before he got battered by storms and island and animals (I am blabbering. Believe it or not, I has never read Robinson Crusoe’s novel). Anyway, I feel more like it’s about magics and ceremonials. Maybe because those models’ ears look really sharp like elves with make ups and those clothes. Okay, I was freaking out a little bit because I thought Sarah Burton was inspired by Lord of the Ring whatsoever, which is not pretty weird but pretty geek for high fashion standard, but who am I to judge?.
And about the clothes, well, there is nothing too new about them (yawn, same shirt same coats same suits) except smart playing in patterns and embroidery. But those pants/shorts look a little bit too…strange. Casual mixed with royal-family-style. Uh, not really good. One more thing…that sleeveless suit somehow remind me of hotel’s butler/servant/bartender, I am not going to convince you guys to wear it. Believe me, conventional suit is still much better.
Taken from Style
There are some cool schools and there are awesome schools. This one public school just go to the later. Covered in approximately 650 solar panels that give more than 75 percents of the building’s electricity needs, this public school in Los Angeles County, USA looks more like a Star Trek technology facility. I am sure Captain Kirk will be more than happy to study here during his rebellious childhood. Ah, memories. Okay, leave the Star Trek alone and let’s focus on the building, which is quite easy because not only the solar panels provide the energy, they also become the center of the building’s beauty.
I am sure the headmaster or whoever in charge has to congratulate (and give a really big bonus) to Brooks + Scarpa people because they are the ones that come up with this eco-friendly ideas and had already handled the same case in New Orleans. Wow, isn’t that great? Imagine learning without having to worried about all those global warming shits and trying to avoid black outs (plus, having a class similar to the one in Star Trek movie) (with a chance of having it’s whole crew sitting beside you the whole class!). Man, I wish I could go back to that naive boy mode again and studied there.
Is it possible?
Maybe I can teach something in this school….
P.S: I can’t find complete information about the school, maybe you guys L.A-ers (?!) know something?
Taken from Fresh Home
Okay…maybe I have become a scumbag by keep talking about summer style again and again with different topics, so-called hot fashion items and new trends popping up every hour. I am making you confused. Okay, understood. But I do have a good reason for this matter, summer is like the time when fashionistas (old and new) pop up from wherever they hide during winter and show off they new fashion discoveries. It’s like much more stylish scientific discoveries. And we, bloggers and fashion writers, are the scientists, trying to classify those new styles in fashion hierarchy. You know…which is hot and which is not. Old habit.
If my theory is true, then I am such a bad scientist because I believe that every single trend that I’ve found is..hot! Like this marigold (or gold-y yellow) jumpsuit, I simply fall in love with it’s bold color and the simplicity (okay, the easiness to) of the jumpsuit. And the color really makes the skin complexion looks more exotic than usual, right? But one thing I am not really sure is the drapery.
Yes, it wraps the whole look and makes the jumpsuit becomes much more stylish and not hanging around like an empty corn sack (NO!), but I am looking for something shorter and reveal more bare skins. Like short jumpsuits with no arms to let people know that this is the ‘real’ summer style. Marigold color and sexy jumpsuit. Who can ask for more?! (Maybe other fashion-scientists, I don’t know)
Taken from Jak and Jil
Boyfriend jeans is such a surprisingly (or not really surprising since it also belongs to jeans families) trendy fashion item. Of course, most of women feel a little bit insecure when wearing a boyfriend jeans because usually it comes along with fatty day and too much calories day. But my question is…why do they feel that way? I mean, if you relate boyfriend jeans with fat days then wear it during your slimy day too (harder doing it than saying it). I know that the function of having boyfriend jeans is to make you feel a little bit human when you are feeling more like a fat giant. But once again… boyfriend jeans is much cooler than that and I am not going to lie about it.
It looks a little bit baggy and too big for your body, but at the same time I feel that I-don’t-care-about-fashion chicness (think Isabel Marant) along with some rebel spirit (think punk and this year MET Gala). And the best part is…boyfriend jeans is such a really basic item and you can almost wear it with any tops. From basic t-shirts to something with tons of patterns and prints. Pretty easy right? Basic fashion item for survival 101.
Why do you have to feel insecure about wearing boyfriend jeans?
P.S: Please, it’s totally not scientifically correct if we get fact right after we eat one scoop of chocolate ice cream. Duh!
P.P.S: I think the jeans in the photo is more like a pants. Boyfriend pants?
Taken from StreetGeist
How slow of me! I didn’t know that Urban Outfitters (one of the most wearable, young, and quite reasonable brand for teenagers all around the globe) (maybe not really all around the globe, more like all around North America) has a furniture line. I should’ve guessed it at least because every major designers seem to really interested in making his/her own furniture design line. To be honest, I am not really surprised with this fact, I am surprised that I actually like the collections. Or the stuffs, whatever.
I mean, I do like hanging out around furniture shops, dreaming of buying all those gorgeous sofas (with custom made pillows) and all those silverwares when I have my own apartment (or townhouse) in Manhattan Island. But I never hang out (furniture-sightseeing?) in department stores that sell both designers’ clothes AND furnitures because I simply thought that all those pillows and chairs (and plates) (and rugs) aren’t as beautiful as all those dresses and cocktail gowns. The difference is just too great. In short, I prefer all those designers focus on designing and making clothes than making clothes along with some sofas to go with it.
And here I am, trying to take back all those previous thoughts because I do like all of those…home decorations. I like the tribals, the patterns, the spirits, the energies surrounding the collection (wait…I sound like a paranormal or gypsy-man!) and I am more than willing to buy them (or keep them as gifts). Damn, I wish I can decorate my own bedroom (my un-creative sister won’t let me do it after I told her that I am going to repaint the bedroom by my own) (and the fact that I am a sucker when it comes to building something)! Anyway, this Urban Outfitters home-decoration-collection is called ‘Summer Home’ and you can see the look-book in Urban Outfitter’s official website or…go to one of the stores. I am sure that you live just a block or two away from it (unless you live in country like Jakarta where all the cool stuffs located really really far from where you live) (life is totally unfair!).
Taken from Lace and Tea