Thứ Năm, 4 tháng 6, 2009

Fashionable Tivo

Every once in a while I would go to some busy streets and watch as people go about their daily business, checking out their outfits (usually girls, but sometimes guys would be caught in my imaginary lens, too). Some looks would inspire, some I’d frown upon, think of ways to improve or make it more interesting. Ummm, how much did I enjoy it. I believe many people do too, or why do we have so many streetstyle blogs then?

Ever since my return to Vietnam, this stopped. Frankly speaking, street style is non existent here. Or at least, not enough for me to dedicate my time watching it.

And that’s when I discovered the world of “fashionable tv-shows” (or FTS), that is the shows that I watch mainly because of their fashion.

This week Lauren Conrad will bid farewell to the Hills and to mark the end of the whole era (she started this craze for me), here I am listing some of my favorite “FTS” of the moment:

1/ The Hills.

First place, because it was the first [show I watched]. To be honest, no matter how fake & unreal people say it is, I still enjoy it. It’s probably the less scripted of all tv-shows on MTV. The fashion is nothing special though, but most of the time they look pretty decent and all of that create that beautiful overal picture. Just don’t try to look for a particular interesting look.

And Lauren is a darling. We will miss you!

2/ The City. NYC’s version of The Hills’ [LA] by same old MTV. The show is so fake, and the main character, Whitney, is boring and lacking personality I can hardly watch it. But I still do. Why? Because the styling is incredible. The girls are stunning, and their outfits once again prove why NYC is considered the fashion capital of the US.
Funny how Whitney can look incredible on the show and horrendous in real life candids.

3/Gossip girl is based on bestsellers series by Cecily von Ziegesar and follows lives of NYC’s Upper East Side teenagers. The plot is all that high school drama that we’ve all been through. But unlike us with our high school fashion style of casual t-shirt and jeans, these teenagers have access to all the trendy luxury brands. And do they take full advantage of this? Surely, who wouldn't? Prada, Valentino, Hermes, Vuitton are among the brands that appeared on the show. The teens (or their stylists) can teach us a thing or two about fashion and style. And before you knew it, you’re hooked. “cuz you know you love me xoxo gossip girl” (that’s how each episode ends! Hehe)

4/ Sex and the city. As Vanessa Williams would’ve agreed with me, Save the best for last. The classic, who can compete with Carrie and all of her ups and downs, insecurities, Mr Big and Manolos? Or how about Charlotte with her faith in love and happy ending no matter how tough life could be? Or Samantha the sex bomb? And let’s not forget the career-oriented Miranda? I happen to think that if these characteristics were rolled into one, that would be one ideal woman. But that way, life would be too boring and men will all run away and that’s why we need 4 of them. Every single one of them.

Oh and as about fashion, I guess even if they were wearing some crap, I’d still be hooked. Or not? Luckily the series were styled by legendary now Patricia Field, which is already the key to success.

I actually wanted to make it up to 5, because to be honest 5 sounds better than 4, 4 is like unfinished list. But I just couldn't think of the fifth show to put on this list, so maybe it's "not so bad and I am not so addictive to tivo". But if you can think of some other stylish show, lemme know!