December 29, 2011

Have you seen anything more adorable?

If you haven't seen (500) Days of Summer, you honestly need to get off of your derriere and whether by Blockbuster, a Redbox, Netflix, or illegal streaming (I'm looking at you Putlocker and Sockshare...), watch it. These two are the bombdiggity. Honestly though. How could one not love them? Also, Zooey Deschanel? Too cute. Beyond cute. Exceeding adorable. There's not even a word. Watch the show "New Girl"; if it's even possible, you'll love her even more. 

Also, bonus points for the use of the ukeleles. 

December 27, 2011

Post-Christmas depression?

Whenever that magical 25th is over, I tend to realize how much I miss Christmas music. Now from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas, I have indulged my love of Christmas rhythms and rhymes, spoilt by song after song spewing from the KOIT radio station:  Ninety-Six Point Fiiiiiiiiiive, K O I T 

Sure, in the days after Christmas, it becomes socially unacceptable to listen to these kickin' tunes (just like wearing white after Labor Day, which I personally have never understood). But let's stand up to the man! Let's treat ourselves because we're awesome, and we deserve it! And so, to make it easy for you, I give to you my friends, a list of some of my favorite Christmas jingles.

Starting off with a song that isn't necessarily a classic but is certainly well-loved, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", in this version sung by Jackson 5 (you gotta love little Michael J), is a rocking song.  And I happens to love it a lot. And you can't stop me.

You sing it Mariah! Oooh this song gives me chills. I cannot tell you the countless hours I have spent in the shower, trying to sound as good as the sound goddess Mariah. And sorry to dissapoint, but I still don't sound quite as good... but I'm working on it! "All I Want For [next] Christmas" is to sing like Mariah Carey.

Be doo be doo! "Santa Baby". Whatagreatsong. Santana (yes I'm bringing up Glee. What can I say? I'm a Gleek) sings it in her "husky" voice, as a friend of mine put it. But I had to go with the original whiny voice of Wham for this favorite song.

After taking 3.5 years of Spanish, this is one benefit I've gotten from it. I can sing "Feliz Navidad" with such confidence and poise, and actually know what I'm singing. Dontcha just wanna shake some maracas and let some "Ay ay!"s loose when you sing this song? Or maybe that's just me...

Oh that classic and immortal song. "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer". It's just too good. But of course, only the truly knowledgeable know the little phrases that go in between the lines. To give you a taste: "They never let poor Rudolf.." RUDOLF! "Join in any reindeer game." LIKE MONOPOLY!

Hehehe. This song makes me giddy. I have no idea why, it just does. "Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart" is a kickin' song. Listen to it, learn it, love it.

And those Honorable Mentions:

"The 12 Days of Christmas"
"The Christmas Song"
"Do You Hear What I Hear"
"Frosty the Snowman"
"It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas"
"Joy to the World"
"Mele Kalikimaka"
"My Grown-Up Christmas List"
"Winter Wonderland"

(The Instagram-ed photos are from a Christmas trip to San Francisco con la familia y yo [with the family and I... my Spanish in action!]. Perhaps I'll post about it soon. Lord knows I took tons of photos that are just waiting to be Instagram-ed)

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Ho HO hO!
Merry Christmas!
A magical day of fun, presents, and family. 

zivCkT on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs

Our Christmas card to you.

(And oh hey! It's also our 100th post! Congratulations to us Tirvani!)

December 23, 2011

Mood board: giorgio armani

Let's take a peek into what was inspiring The Mr. A when he was designing his fall/winter collection. Shall we?

"I wanted the overall effect to be very fluid–satins that seem to meld with the skin, elaborate embroidery hand-sticked by endlessly patient seamstresses." –GA

"I claim that I invented 'greige', my favorite color. Nevertheless, color is an ongoing challenge, as the choice of pink for the Boudoir collection confirms." –GA

"The romance is echoed in the softness and sensuality of the clothes." –GA

"I love light, informal flowers with a subtle scent that leave only the slightest trail in the air..." –GA

All quotes are Giorgio Armani as from Tatler.

December 20, 2011

Tis the shop at urban!

Tis the season to shop at Urban.
Tra la la la la–la la la la!
Don we now our glossy lips.
Fa la la la la–la la la la!

Stuff our stockings with Urban eyeliner.
Tra la la la la–la la la la!
Buy our friends some edible body powder.
Fa la la la la–la la la!

Don't forget to buy us at Tirvani some.
Tra la la la–la la la la!
If you ask nicely–we'll give you a shipping address.
Fa la la la–la la LA!

I hope you all enjoyed my pathetic attempt at pre-season caroling. Don't try this at home, kids!

On a happier (and much less pitiful) note, it's that time of the year again to head down to Sephora's and track down those expensive-but-oh-so-worth-it Urban Decay stocking stuffers.

You know what I'm talking about...

Aren't they just gorgeous?

Anyways, I'm here just to hit the highlights before you go out shopping on your own. First up...

Urban Decay's new Stardust Lip Gloss:

They're just so sparkly!

Cannon Ball = THE. BEST. MASCARA. EVER. 'nuff said.
Naked Palette:

The finest creation known to man...made by Urban Decay that is.

I love the colors in this palette, and though I haven't gotten around to buying it yet, I can testify to the fact that it compliments all ethnicities, skin tones, eye colors, and hair colors. What else does?

Have fun checking off your holiday shopping list! (And if you buy more for yourself than others... I won't tell!)

December 17, 2011

Opera, here we went

Oh the Opera.
an art form synonymous with pompous aristocrats... but at least they're wearing pretty clothes!

Our class (awhile ago but still) partook in this long time honored tradition and attended a performance of Carmen at the San Francisco Opera house. And my were we looking fabulous.

As for the spinning flowy dress (actually it's a skirt, "the girl" is pretty short...), talk about a spinning hipster hippie. 

And yes, the last three pictures of the same pair of shoes was very necessary for those shoes are so motherfreaking gorgeous, especially in person.

And beyond how good we were looking, there were some pretty feisty outfits from other people. Actually, this performance of Carmen was mainly for high school students, to get us to begin to appreciate opera. Among favorite looks that I saw were a rainbow cloak (yes, a cloak), fur coats, and completely extravagant evening dresses. There was also many, many a cape.

The actual opera performance of Carmen was pretty good. Sure it was in French, but there were supertitles. Different from subtitles. Google it. There's a difference.

Believe me.

December 14, 2011

Mine, mine, mine!

Blazers. No specific kind. Just blazers.

Blazer from {here}

Oh how I love me a good blazer.

December 6, 2011

On the 6th day of christmas my true love gave to me...

... 6 delectable and chic Juicy bracelets.


Some chunky, others "bling-y", and yet other dripping with charms, these bracelets are "the bomb diggity", to quote a friend.

December 3, 2011

On the 3rd day of christmas my true love sent to me...

... three Kate Spade laptop cases!

Forget pretty in pink, this season Red is the color. Kate Spade brings tech to fashion in this cushy but oh-so-fashionable laptop case.

December 2, 2011

December 1, 2011

On the 1st day of christmas my true love gave to me...

...a Christmas shopping list of Tirvani favorites!

Tirvani has put together a Christmas shopping list for all the people on your list (and you... we won't tell!).
Stay put and each day we'll come back with something we love.

{photo from here}

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