Superhero Sunday: Astronauts Vs.Cavemen

So, this is not Saturday. This is also a tenuous Superhero link but it’s Easter so I’m picking something quick and simple. That I love.

Who would win in a fight between cavemen and astronauts?

(Angel S5.15 ‘A Hole in the World.)

(Sorry, the only clip that hasn’t been taken down by Fox has been mirrored…)

I’m with Spike. (Always.) But to get us started, I vote cavemen.

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[Yes, I’m aware that this has been done repeatedly on many blogs and websites.]

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Saw This And Thought It Was Cool

Who has a few spare hundred pounds around? To buy me pretty jewellery? Anyone? You know where I am if you change your mind.

Vega - Feline chunky necklace. £230. http://georgiawiseman.com/product/Feline-chunky-necklace

Vega – Feline chunky necklace. £230. http://georgiawiseman.com/product/Feline-chunky-necklace

Capella - Deco glamour earrings. £175. http://georgiawiseman.com/product/capella-deco-glamour-earrings

Capella – Deco glamour earrings. £175. http://georgiawiseman.com/product/capella-deco-glamour-earrings

Delta - Montana double pyramid bracelet. £90. http://georgiawiseman.com/product/delta-montana-double-pyramid-bracelet

Delta – Montana double pyramid bracelet. £90. http://georgiawiseman.com/product/delta-montana-double-pyramid-bracelet

Via georgiawiseman.com

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Saw This And Thought It Was Cool

I posted this picture on twitter a few days ago but I wanted to post it here too. Why? Because it’s so awesome. Mini cupcakes dedicated to Agent Peggy Carter from Captain America. This makes me so very happy. Even more so that I “found” the pic after Hayley Atwell herself tweeted it.

Peggy Carter Mini Cupcakes

Made my day. There is a cupcake with a red lipstick on top. A red lipstick.

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Saw This And Thought It Was Weird

I did a STATIWC post on Galibardy jewellery waaaay back when the website featured some brilliant cartoonish jewellery with somewhat Illuminati themes – eyes in triangles, that sort of thing. Well, I’ve been back to visit that website, as I often do when funds are low, and I noticed that it seems to be featuring a load of ‘cuffs’.  I can’t decide how I feel about them, to be honest – some of them are cool, some of them are just weird, the kind of thing I think you’d have to build your outfit around.  But hey, some people are into that, and I do love big, weird jewellery.  So like the title suggests, maybe these aren’t as cool as they are weird…

This one is £14, it caught my eye for the obvious reason that it is super bright - I'm sure that anyone who loves foxes or bright colours would go for this, but I reckon you'd need wrists and forearms that are not too fat and not too thin - too fat, this cuff'll clench, too thin and it'll keep slipping off.

This one is £14, it caught my eye for the obvious reason that it is super bright – I’m sure that anyone who loves foxes or bright colours would go for this, but I reckon you’d need wrists and forearms that are not too fat and not too thin – too fat, this cuff’ll clench, too thin and it’ll keep slipping off.

Only available in two colours, pink or purple, but for your £14 you get two cuffs. I like these ones, they're dramatic because of the spikes but the girly pinks and purples make them a little cuter.

These are possibly more versatile.  Only available in two colours, pink or purple, but for your £14 you get two cuffs. I like these ones, they’re dramatic because of the spikes but the girly pinks and purples make them a little cuter.

Another fox-themed cuff, this time less cute and little more... I think noble might be the word I'm looking for. This was the one I thought was weird, mostly because for some reason it reminds me of the opening animated sequence of Watership Down, and I'll be damned if I'm going to let a piece of jewellery remind me of those poor rabbits every time I look at it. Bright eeeeyyyyeeees.... oh god, it's started again...

Another £14 fox-themed cuff, this time less cute and little more… I think noble might be the word I’m looking for. But this was the one I thought was weird, mostly because for some reason it reminds me of the opening animated sequence of Watership Down, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to let a piece of jewellery remind me of those poor rabbits every time I look at it. Bright eeeeyyyyeeees…. oh god, it’s started again…

And finally, the cheapest of the lot at £12 is the monochrome cuff, available in 3 different colours. I love these ones, there's something ethnic about the pattern, I can't quite put my finger on it but it's lovely. The layered perspex make for a really bold, statement piece. In particular, the yellow one is my favourite...

And finally, the cheapest of the lot at £12 is the monochrome cuff, available in 3 different colours. I love these ones, there’s something ethnic about the pattern, I can’t quite put my finger on it but it’s lovely. The layered perspex make for a really bold, statement piece. In particular, the yellow one is my favourite…

Hopefully with this close up, you'll see the layered detail on the perspex. If you're going to go bold, you might as well go bright - and can you see what I mean about the ethnic pattern? There's something sort of Indian about it, in the way that many 70s patterns reminds me of Indian designs too. Maybe it's just me though!

Hopefully with this close up, you’ll see the layered detail on the perspex. If you’re going to go bold, you might as well go bright – and can you see what I mean about the ethnic pattern? There’s something sort of Indian about it, in the way that many 70s patterns reminds me of Indian designs too. Maybe it’s just me though!

All of these images are taken from Galibardy’s website.

Red Carpet Watch: The Jameson Empire Awards 2013

So, I’ve finally got around to doing another RCW. They have to be fairly specific now. But just wait until my most anticipated films of the year come out. The Jameson Empire Awards were held last night and these awards are all voted for by Empire readers (lots of love for Skyfall) so they don’t necessarily follow the Oscars path. And there were a mix of fashions on show – here are a smattering.

Daniel Radcliffe wearing Spencer Hart.

Daniel Radcliffe wearing Spencer Hart. Very dapper. Radcliffe has frequently worn great suits to red carpet events (a conscious comparison to Harry Potter?) and this is no exception. Especially as he was accepting an award: Empire Hero Award.

Ellie Goulding.

Ellie Goulding. I’m not sure how I feel about this dress. I like the shape but the material seems…off somehow. Maybe its the effect the lights have on the knitted rib. And I don’t like the shoes. But that seems almost irrelevant to mention considering how picky I am about shoes.

Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock.

Sam Claflin and Laura Haddock. I really want to like Claflin’s suit…but it’s too shiny for my taste. I like the check, I like the fit. The shirt has a great slim collar that works for him, the tie has a perfect colour accent to brighten it. And he has a pocket square and a tie bar. I think I can probably let the suit shine off. (But what’s with the shoes?) I love Haddock’s dress. It looks like it shouldn’t work, what with the satin, the chiffon, the flounces, the sheer midriff…but I still like it. And I love the colour.

Joanne Froggatt.

Joanne Froggatt. I’m not quite sure why, but I love this. Maybe I’d love it more with a less fussy shirt? Less of a pattern or something a little sexier…but the skirt is fairly short so maybe Froggatt’s playing it perfectly. The jacket is made by its contrasting buttons and uneven front.

Jodie Whittaker.

Jodie Whittaker. 1) It’s all a bit matchy matchy for me. (Dress, nails, shoes.) 2) I’m pretty sure I had shoes like that about 4 years ago from New Look. Not good memories. 3) The fabric is nowhere near nice enough to pull off such a simple shape.

Mark Strong and Martin Freeman.

Mark Strong and Martin Freeman. Strong looks amazing. Loving the thin lapels and tie, short slim collar and the angled jetted pockets. Then there’s Freeman. Not many men are brave enough to pull off a green suit worn with an orangey red shirt and a patterned pocket square. This is definitely not Dr John Watson. I think I approve. I’m not sure. I applaud the bravery though.

Tom Hiddleston.

Tom Hiddleston. There is a collar pin. Collar pins may be my new favourite thing. Then there’s the slim cut (of course) suit. A fairly plain check in what looks like a charcoal grey, paired with a light grey tie. And I think it’s a knitted tie – I can’t really tell – but as I love knitted ties, that’s what I’m gonna say.

Douglas Booth.

Douglas Booth. He always seems to look well-dressed in a very laidback way. I can’t fault it but it would be nice to see something more interesting.

Jenna Louise-Coleman.

Jenna Louise-Coleman. I love this. Monochrome, Lace. But in a sexy, punky way. This gives me high hopes for Doctor Who. (Yes, this statement makes no sense. I’m aware of that.)

Helen Mirren.

Helen Mirren. I like the dress but it’s nothing too exciting. I’m glad the pink hair is gone or at least fading fast though.

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Happy Birthday Alyson Hannigan!

So we haven’t done a birthday post for a while but when I saw that it was Alyson Hannigan’s birthday I knew I had to do this one. Why? 1) Willow from Buffy and we all know how much I love that show. 2) She was on Veronica Mars! Everyone cool was on VM (Joss Whedon cameo anyone?) 3) She works with Neil Patrick Harris. I may only watch How I Met Your Mother occasionally (I don’t really care for Ted or Robin or much of it really) but Hannigan is definitely a reason for it. 4) She’s married to Alexis Denisof and they make the cutest couple. Plus, the “story” is that she sought him out because he was against co-stars dating so they only really started dating after he left Buffy. 5) They take Halloween very seriously:

Halloween 2009

Halloween 2010

Halloween 2011 Halloween 2012

Alyson Hannigan, 24 March 1974, 39 years old today!

Alyson Hannigan

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Style Icon: Cate Blanchett

I’m not particularly good at these things, but she dresses so lovely I just had to!

I adore Cate Blanchett. She’s a fantastic actress, down to earth and with her ethereal looks she’s absolutely stunning, and what’s more, her red carpet style ain’t too shabby either. Here are some of my favourites:

cate blanchettWearing Armani Privé at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. I love the ruffles, they’re very elegant, although the colour almost washes her out. Still, it’s a very bold choice and I like it.

Cate Blanchett hobbit premiereWearing Antonio Berardi at The Hobbit premiere in New Zealand in 2012. Great colours, and I like the simple style of it and how it follows her shape. And her hair slide looks very sophisticated without looking childish.

cate blanchett golden globesWearing Jean Paul Gaultier at The Golden Globes in 2005. Gorgeous dress, and the colour suits her. I also like her relaxed and playful hair, I believe it’s called ‘tousled’. And I like the train too, very appropriate for such a prestigious event.

cate blanchett oscars 2005In Valentino at the Oscars in 2005. Another great dress in a beautiful colour. I like how the belt of the dress matches her clutch, and her red lipstick makes a bold contrast. She looks every inch the screen siren.

cate blanchett versaceWearing Versace at the LA premiere of The Good German in 2006. This dress has a very futuristic feel to it that I quite like. Her hair may have looked better in an updo, but she’s still working the style she has it in here.

83rd Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsWearing Givenchy at the Oscars in 2011. This has to be one of my favourite looks of hers. It’s so unusual, especially the circular shape at the front and the square sleeves, makes me think of a portrait. I also love the detailing that creeps outwards from the centre. Her hair is lovely too.

Cate Banchett 2Wearing Armani Privé at the AACTA Awards in Australia in 2013. Again, another unusual dress that she pulls off effortlessly. Such a lovely striking shade of red, and she’s kept her shoes and accessories very simple so that the focus is on the dress.

Cate Blanchett Met BallWearing Alexander McQueen at the New York Met Ball in 2012. Another favourite. The phrase ‘Black Swan’ comes to mind with this dress. It’s very dark and dramatic. And her hair has just been put back into a ponytail, which has a risk of looking casual, but for some reason I think it works perfectly with this dress.

cate blanchett wofIn Armani Privé receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. I quite like the whole women in suits/androgynous look and here she’s put her own spin on it. The white trousers (which could have been a bit tighter) keep everything playful but the killer heels (which I love) still show she means business. And she certainly does – she’s got her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

cate blanchett oscars 2007In Armani Privé at the Oscars in 2007. Yet another favourite. I love the shimmering space-agey silver colour. I’m not sure what’s going on at the bottom, some sort of beaded detail I think, but I like it, it adds texture and interest to the simple column dress, as does the one shoulder strap. All of this (plus the cuff) makes it a very ‘tough chick’ look.

Hannah