London

At times (frequent, frequent times) nothing can drive me crazier than London transport. While it will never be fault free, hopefully a little assistance from yours truly will be able to keep you from wanting to become Jubilee line track-kill.

The three heavy-hitters on the transport scene are the Overground, Underground and  system. The UK equivalent to the Subway or Metro, the Underground seems to be the majority favourite and has a stop virtually adjacent to every tourist attraction you can shake a stick at. As a city native and avoider of having my face smooshed into peoples armpits, I try to avoid the Underground at all costs.

While the accesibility is astounding, busses are my preference. Why?

– The stops. They are much more conveniently located for the cool places London offers that aren’t swamped by tourists.
– The atmosphere. As the name suggests, the Underground typically offers stunning views of tunnels and sometimes metal frameworks in uglier back-areas from the city.
– The people. Please note I in no way think the types of people on either service vary in any way. What is beneficial, however, is the ability to walk up a flight of stairs or stare out of a window convincingly after your mandatory crazy-person giggle fest.
– The cost. The journeys are no shorter, and you can often get away with spending half what you would on another service, as you always pay a flat rate.
– The schedule. For some insane reason, the Underground has no schedule that helps the nightcrawlers get home and taxis will take advantage of your wallet with no remorse. Busses run tons of night routes and keep you in safely lit areas.

As far as longer journeys go, you can’t go very wrong with the Overground. While it’s slightly pricier, you end up often travelling with business people and those much more respectful of your private space and surroundings. The biggest pro? Air conditioning and heat. Everyone who has suffered train delays in a British summer – can I get a Hallelujah?

Basically, the best idea is to remain as patient as possible and abuse the Journey Planner at tfl.gov.uk. By using post codes you will beat delays, closures, and get everywhere faster than you could plan alone. Saviour.

Stick on Earrings

Stick on Earrings - Fashion Rehash Please

“Imagine we are all the same. Imagine we all agree about politics, religion and morality. Imagine we like the same types of music, food and coffee. Sound boring? Differences need not divide us. Embrace diversity. Dignity is everyone’s human right.”

Bill Brummel

Rosie Huntington Whitley Dolce Gabanna

Rosie Huntington Whitley for Dolce & Gabanna

Barring Kate Moss, English models have a reputation of low popularirty. Arm candy to Jason Statham and lifesize Barbie bombshell Rosie Huntington-Whiteley does not seem to be remotely affected. After her first cover on Wallpaper in October of 2004, the world began to follow her near-perfect face around Burberry, Victoria’s Secret, Topshop, Marchesa, Moschino and many, many more.

Among her infamous takeover of the female lead role from Megan Fox in the Transformers series, Rosie and super-photographer Rankin will be producing a book entirely dedicated to her later this year named Rosiex10.

Don’t forget: enter to win your dream shoe collection here!

Clueless - The Calvin Klein Dress

"It's a dress." / "Says who?!" / "Calvin Klein."

Confederacy owner Ilaria Urbinati has which teamed up with Francisco Costa (Creative Director at Calvin Klein) to reissue the dress that sent Dan Hedaya’s head into a parental tailspin after Urbinati professed her undying love for the original ensemble.
Exclusive to Confederacy, the dress is retailing at a wallet-emptying $916 and is also available in a Valentine-red color.

While I personally feel like spending my leftover $916/£603.21 on shoes, this is definitely an offer I would suggest other Clueless obsessors take advantage of. After all, the dress has survived fashion and trend changes for fifteen years.

Madonna and Lourdes
The blogosphere has a new celebrity edition to the junior leagues: Miss Lourdes Leon – daughter of Madonna.

In a clever advertising ploy, ‘Lola’ (as she signs her blogs) has spent the past few days promoting her upcoming hers and her mega-mom’s line Material Girl which is due to be released this August in US chain Macy’s with a website named Material World. High five for tapping into the right catchphrases for sucess.
While the blog reads like your younger sister’s diary, the preview-friendly content will undoubtedly be hawked by fashionistas worldwide.

http://materialgirlcollection.com/blog/