Monday, October 15, 2012

a jacket appreciation post. really.

so. i totally blew it today. i'm sorta kinda maybe a tiny bit broke right now, because all my moolah is only coming at the end of this month, but then...

i went to midvalley and totes bought a jacket. (well it says suit on the tag of the jacket, but that's totes crazy cos it's a jacket. a jacket!) and drumroll please, it's a military jacket!

*jumps up and down in sheer happiness and awesomeness*

yes, i finally caved and bought a gorgeous dark green military jacket from mng. it's beautiful, and i've been wanting one since the day i was born, so basically i totes (can you feel how annoying that word is? totes? lolz) should get it right?

and because pictures are worth a thousand words yadda yadda, here's the jacket in ze flesh!

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isn't it beautiful? it cost me 259 bucks, it has to be pretteh ahaha. but anyways, i figured since i've wanted one for so long and this one is of good quality, i'd really regret if it buy it heh. i will wear the heck out of this jacket. my grand kids will inherit this jacket from my kid when i'm dead. i will go swimming in this jacket. yep, a solid investment indeed.

i totally felt guilty about wasting money though. sigh. 

i've totally noticed a pattern though. although i've  really liked military jackets for a long time, the interest suddenly reappeared due to one reason, and one reason only...well okay, it's awesome and it looks cool, but the real reason is because of...SHERLOCK. 

dammit. i knew i shouldn't have gotten so invested with this show. i always become slightly retarded and crazy obsessed with awesome albeit random things, and this time it's sherlock. well, it's actually watson though. dr. john hamish watson. from the fifth northumberland fusiliers. former army doctor and bff of sherlock holmes. 

i mean, come on. you've got to see the appeal here. it's like the bromance of the century man. they're best friends and they're like an old married couple. they genuinely care for each other to the point that they're willing to put themselves at danger for one another. i mean, heck, i'd take a relationship like that over a bland marriage or normal relationship any day. 

but anyway! back to the topic at hand. i really liked john's jacket from the show, this one particularly:

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obviously the jacket i bought looks nothing like this jacket, but ever since that show i've wanted a military jacket even more than ever, just know, john's ex-army. and he's small, and looks harmless, but he's a mean crackshot and he's awesome and ohmygod i'm rambling again aren't i?

the jacket's a haversack 'shooting' jacket. it's gorgeous, really. i love the leather shoulder guard thing, it's what makes the jacket really bamf-y, you know? and it's got that leather detailing at the back which i'm not sure what it is because they look like elbow patches but they're not and oh did i mention that i was really into elbow patches last year? lolz. (random true story: i started obsessing over jackets and shirts with elbow patches when my mom bought this really cute shirt for my crazy awesome nephew and i really liked it and then i was like, ohmygod i want one too. yes this is a true story. i am that random.) 

and when john first wore the jacket my eyes were immediately drawn to it. it really is a cool jacket. and it looks really comfy and warm. damn. 

sherlock's overcoat is really awesome too. i can't pull that off though because of my vertical problems? (lol) but sherlock's coat is from belstaff, which is this really awesome british brand which i've heard of before. (there's another long rant for this, but i'll put it at the end of this post lol). anyways, check out their website, and just. look. at. their. jackets. they're GORGEOUS. they're seriously like beautiful works of art, bloody expensive but like, seriously. man. 

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sherlock's coat is a belstaff 'milford' coat, and hey hey, it's no longer available. i actually read (from here) that when the show came out there was a high demand for belstaff the coat that they actually did relaunch it in 2010. amazing what a show can do right? and the coat really screams sherlock through and through; mysterious, dark, quite classic but very stylish in it's quality and make. (i think i'm overthinking this but i refuse to think further. hah, geddit?)

well, that's that. when i get my salary i'm so gonna get this blazer, also from mango, because it's actually really good quality and it's really pretty and quite cheap, at like RM160 i think:

ooh, it's a beauty innit? i practically live in blazers and jackets nowadays. i think it's because i used to wear cardigans all the time, like i have 10 different coloured cardigans but now i'm kind of over them and so i wear blazers. because they're tres chic. and really you don't have to iron them ahaha.

oh, yeah. my rambling story about how i first knew the brand belstaff? when i was in saudi last year my parents brought me to this really cool like discount store where they sold branded designer clothing for a slashed price. like, really slashed. so when i was there there was this really, exquisitely beautiful leather jacket  which was like 1000 bucks++, and i was so in love with it. even my mom was in love with it. i wanted to have kids with this jacket. it was beautiful. it was soft like buttah, smooth as silk. it was this black leather jacket without any like added fuss to it, you know, no studs or zips here and there, it was just simple, but i really really liked it. 

i looked at the brand then, so mesmerized i was by its beauty that i wanted to commit everything to memory, and ta-dah, it was a belstaff jacket. (that's how i knew that belstaff = supremely cool + good quality + i will totally look badass in a very chic way in  this) but hey, why would i buy a leather jacket? i live in malaysia. it broke my heart, really it did, but i decided not to buy it. (plus i didn't have the money anyway hahaha) i've thought about that jacket ever since then, and a few months ago i asked my mom if it was still available at the store. my mom said that someone bought it already. sad sad sad face. :( and dah la they don't have belstaff in malaysia. arrgh.

so yeah, that's my completely long-winded and stupid story about a jacket. LOLZ. 


Sunday, October 7, 2012

i am a dancing star and a wiggling toe.

if anyone's in the mood for heartbreak (and tears and uncontrollable sobbing and abnormal bladder reactions and loss of heart warmth, in no general order) go watch the movie third star. it's a brilliant movie, a bit slow and quiet, but it's so sad and deep and if that's not enough it has benedict cumberbatch in it. go, thank me later you fool, go.

ah, you wonder why i like (read: am madly in love with and is currently saving money to go to britain to propose marriage to) benedict cumberbatch? let me tell you why!

forward march!

alternative title should be:
why benedict cumberbatch should win ALL THE AWARDS!
  • benedict cumberbatch is a great actor
his acting is superb. i've now watched sherlock, and tinker tailor soldier spy, and atonement, and third star, oh, and starter for 10, and his acting in each and every one of them is brilliant! fantastic! amazing! there are these little things that he does that makes his character seem so real. like, in tinker tailor, he plays peter guillam, and there's a scene where he picks up the phone at the office. and it's really random and i'm looking too much into it, but he sort of does this awkward hand thing which made me think quite suddenly, "god, peter is such a nerd." and just like that, i believed in the character that he was playing. because it wasn't all smooth operator and aku lelaki macho and awkward dialog deliveries. it was flawlessly executed.

don't even get me started on the movie third star. after watching the movie i couldn't stop bawling my eyes out and the feels, oh the feels. it felt like my heart was emptied of all the happy emotions, and replaced with sad, terrible scenes that didn't even exist in the movies lol. so in a way, this movie is like a dementor. serious weh. but sooooo worth watching.
  • benedict cumberbatch is breathtakingly, devastatingly beautiful
yes, yes he is. thousand, perhaps millions of women (and men) across the globe can attest to this fact. nevermind that i personally found him to be rather odd looking the first time i saw him, nothing to fall in love with or gush about, surely. (silly, blind me) but his oddness, and i do mean that as a compliment, is what makes him so appealing, combined with his personality and great acting chops. i mean look at his face. it could make a fish cry, for cryin' out loud!

i think better when i look good.
look at the cheekbones. THE CHEEKBONES! man, i'd kill for cheekbones like that. they're so sharp. like miss adler so wonderfully informs us all: "i could cut myself on those cheekbones". his face is so unique. his eyes are like the ocean. his face is very clear, naturally this is something i envy because how does he take care of his skin goshdarnit?

not sure where i snatched this from, if anyone knows?

and when he smiles, it's so sincere and warm and i melt into a puddle of feels and love. he's got this adorable way of smiling as sherlock, where only the edge of his mouth quirks up and only on one side and it's awesome and very mysterious and altogether it makes me swoon like a fangirl. but i'm not shallow, because:
  • benedict cumberbatch is extremely likeable
i've seen hundreds of interviews of him already all over youtube. he's funny, and very smart, and so eloquent that i feel like i'm looking at google in human form. and he's so passionate about the things that he likes and his acting. he can spin a thousand words just from one single question, and make it sound absolutely beautiful and not boring. he is active in charity, and loves reading, and knows his politics (well, that isn't such a huge point for me, the politics bit, but it shows how well-rounded he is).

there's something in him that's very posh as well, which i love. he's the proper english gentleman, i must say. with dashing good looks and a great attitude to boot. (dreamy sigh) plus he has this cute habit of ranting and going off in a tangent whenever he speaks and he loses his focus on one subject, which i admit, is exactly how i am. (and i am not saying this to like, brag, or liken myself to him. it's actually an annoying habit on myself because i can never get my point across without sounding like a sod and confusing people but he does it effortlessly and so eloquently and i love him for it!)
  • benedict cumberbatch has THE voice
his voice. oh my god. it could melt puddles into puddles, and turn ice into vapours. his voice is so deep and relaxing. sometimes when i'm stressed out with my work i just open my itunes and listen to his voice as he narrates random stories, and i swear it is so relaxing. he's also an amazing storyteller. check this. 

right? RIGHT? his voice is like honey. or melted gold, yeah, cos that's more expensive. and he changes the voice with every character! perfection.

and everyone who appreciates british humour should definitely take a look at cabin pressure, in which he is playing a character called captain martin crieff which is so so so funny. it's wonderfully written and my favourite episode is the one with the polar bear where martin pretends to be a french pilot. it's funny. go youtube it!

sigh. i've been obsessed with actors. frequently, in fact. but i have never seen myself so dedicated to this one man called benedict cumberbatch. see even his name is awesome and weird. he's quickly risen to be in the top 5 of my favourite actors of all time. he's so talented, and dedicated, no, no more gushing. phew.

  • benedict cumberbatch loves his fans
it's obvious in the pictures and videos and fan-told stories of him. they always say that he's extremely nice, very gentlemanly, happy and smiley and he often takes the time to greet his fans even though it's obvious that he would appreciate a bit of privacy every now and then. he's lovely.

plus he always personalizes his autographs with cute things, doodling pictures of himself and writing a 'hehe' next to it. which actor does that? it's now become one of my lifelong dreams to go to london and marry him meet him and get an autograph and just tell him how inspiring he is. 

because at the end of the day, i'm not only in love with his damned perfect face and perfect eyes and perfect smile and grin, but i'm also so very taken by his personality and manners and how he is so gracious is dealing with people and negativity towards him and takes everything in stride. i want to become like him. funny, likeable, very eloquent and passionate about what he believes in, hardworking, down to earth and completely adored by everyone he's ever met. 

and apparently, dirty dirty girls love benedict cumberbatch as well. lol. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

random song shuffling.

i was bored, and i just finished work. here's what my snazzy playlist looks like at random lol.

  1. try honesty - billy talent 
  2. halfway around the world - a*teens (lolz)
  3. remember me - hoobastank
  4. you know how i do - taking back sunday
  5. don't dream it's over - sixpence none the richer
  6. mad world - adam lambert (prefer the original but this one's okay as well)
  7. rude boy - rihanna
  8. you're going down - sick puppies
  9. i predict a riot - kaiser chiefs
  10. the saddest song (acoustic) - the ataris
  11. new perspective - panic! at the disco
  12. my heart - paramore 
  13. learning how to die - jon foreman
  14. doesn't matter - akon
  15. leave out all the rest - linkin park
  16. against all odds (take a look at me now) - mariah carey ft westlife (i actually frickin' love this song)
  17. d is for dangerous - arctic monkeys 
  18. i don't wanna be - gavin degraw
  19. dance inside - the all-american rejects
  20. golden - fall out boy
well, that seems to be a-ok. i mean, i personally thought my tastes are a bit more eclectic than this, but the shufflenator maybe doesn't show it? like, where are my classics? my beatles? beach boys? heh.

cool though.