hbo girls
As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I live a lifestyle that involves very little television. While there are shows I love, I am likely to catch up on TV in large chunks. That being said, while in the ‘detox phase’ a juice cleanse I decided to spend two days in marathon of rest, relaxation, and TV escapism. When you spend your life gallivanting around London, nothing seems more indulgent than catching up on a few of your favourite TV shows.

First up, Game of Thrones – when everyone about me caught the Game of Thrones bug I wasn’t sure what to expect. From what I gathered from broken conversations, I was anticipating lust, intrigue, Kings, Queens, savage scenes, and dark forces. Unable to resist temptation – though it didn’t really seem like my kind of thing – I settled in to see what all the fuss was about. Thoughts? It’s graphic, it’s exciting, and very easy to see why watching the struggle for the Iron Throne keeps everyone on the edge of their seat. (I later learned it’s based on A Song of Ice and Fire – one of George R.R. Martin’s best-selling novels!)

After watching a series of plots disentangle and several characters meet their fate, I decided it was time to put something a little more light-hearted on. Though I was late to join the fan club, I am slightly obsessed with the hit US comedy Girls. Almost every woman I know can relate to the happenings in this dysfunctional group of twenty-something women, and watching the countless mortifications (and few triumphs) unfold around the beauty of New York is only part of what makes this witty dramedy a must-watch. The girl crushes are rampant; Lena Dunham not only stars in the series but also created it (alongside Jenni Konner and Judd Apatow), and she has amazing chemistry Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams .

To satisfy my ‘reality’ TV fill, I decided to finish my weekend watch with a few episodes of Entourage. Though it jumped the shark quite a few years ago, its depiction of celebrity lifestyle – following Vincent Chase on his journey to stardom – rings as true as ever.

It leaves no room for dispute: HBO is the TV Messiah. All of these hit TV shows (and many more I’ve loved; Sex & The City, The Wire…) are all aired on the network. There are a number of other shows I have my eye on (all here!)); for now, however, it’s back to the real world.

vintage apron
As a long-time lover of vintage clothing, I was more than excited to find a wide range of retro-inspired styles on Buy Cute Aprons while browsing for Christmas presents. Don’t get me wrong, I am no Nigella Lawson, I just believe that – as long as it isn’t coming from a misogynist – most girls would be thrilled to receive a present with such unique style (and utility)!

Which is why I am giving one away! Out of all the designs, the Piece of Cake retro apron really caught my eye. Therefore, one lucky fan of Lela London will receive it!

To enter:

  • Leave a comment below telling me what you would bake while wearing your new apron!
  • To validate your entry, “Like” my page on Facebook and publicly “Share” the photo in the Vintage Apron! album.
  • For extra entries:
    Follow me on Twitter and tweet:

    Go to www.lelalondon.com to #WIN vintage!

  • The contest is open worldwide. You have until January 16th (my birthday!) to enter. Please make sure you comment with a valid e-mail address.

Models

Casting: Major network TV Show. A spin-off show from a very successful fashion design show. This show will also be airing on the same network in November. We need female models for on and off the catwalk. This is not a reality show and the models will be models only on the show–there will be no reality storyline associated with the models.

Please email online portfolios or images first to:
Attn: Show Casting

Shoot dates: Aug 11 – Sept 2. Rate: $250 Inc. per day. 50 models/ days needed.

CASTING: Friday, July 29th, from 11:00am – 5:00pm.
*We need a diverse range of girls, must be runway girls, min height 5ft 9”.

Confirmations will be emailed to you privately, not posted.
Thank you.

Flowergirls Elle Denmark
While perusing through Elle Denmark‘s April 2011 issue, I realised “Flowergirls” was an all-encompassing outlet to wrap up the past twelve months. Much of 2010 and 2011 was infiltrated with the indie-flowerchild-fashion-blog-hippie look, here found perfectly articulated through the modelling of Solveig Mørk Hansen, Maria Palm Lyduch, and Julie Rhode. Give a confident, style-savvy group of girls a botanical garden and photographer Signe Vilstrup? You have a definitive dream. View Post

Andrej Pejic Unisex
The technically-‘he’ Andrej Pejic is the latest and greatest from the modeling industry – a complete sensation. Still more beautiful than most of the girls you know, he graces the pages of Viva! Moda‘s Spring 2011 issue in “Mr. Unisex“. The shots were styled by Agnieszka Ścibior and photographed by Marcin Tyszka. View Post