Lola Blanc's Blog
Was feeling rather colorful and John Waters-y last night! If you look closely you can see my eyebrow experiment, which induced multiple "What'd you do to your face??" inquiries from everyone I came into contact with. This, of course, only further encouraged my behavior. I'm too busy eating this peanut butter toast to think of a better blurb to write, but know that I'm doing it in my heart.
Hey guys! So, I recently stopped by the Buzznet headquarters for a quick interview, in which I talked a little bit about what's going on with me! Check out the video below, which also features behind-the-scenes footage from the Buzzmakers photo shoot - not to mention my big-ass hair!
Stay tuned for the full photos from the shoot!
How thrilled I was to see these little goodies in my mailbox yesterday! The ladies at Lime Crime sent me some of my favorite colors to wear and I couldn't be happier.
I of course had to include a photo of the packaging - I almost didn't want to open those lovely little boxes. Almost.
Threw the well-used purple shade I already own into the mix, just for giggles.
Shameless photoboothing in the blue lipstick & eyeshadow.
Do you guys like Lime Crime??
It took me months to figure out how to wear this leopard hat (purchased in a flea market in Mexico City), but now that I've done it, I kind of can't keep it off my head. I'm not generally one for browns or earth tones in any way, so I don't know what's gotten into me - but a little animal print 'n black lipstick never hurt anyone!
Are you into leopard print??
So I just saw this trailer for The Woman in Black, which comes out next month, and I'm kind of excited for it! Aside from how beautiful it looks, the trailer (and that last shot in particular) is, to me, rather shiver-inducing. I tend to be pretty skeptical about how scary new horror movies are going to be, but I'm keeping hope alive. The last movie this director made - Eden Lake - is supposed to be pretty scary, so that's promising! And anyway, it's a new Daniel Radcliffe movie. What better things do I have to do?
Watch the trailer below! Does it look scary to you??
Check out the movie's website at http://www.womaninblack.com.
And mine: http://www.lolablanc.com
Ever since receiving this amazing Dimepiece Designs cross collar for Christmas, I've been wanting to dress in a nun-inspired outfit, and though this outfit doesn't quite scream monastery, I certainly found myself wanting to watch more Whoopi Goldberg movies. This is a good blurb.
The year is almost over! Here are the 10 music videos from 2011 that I couldn't/can't get enough of.
10.) Wallpaper - Stupidfacedd
Ridiculous fake-swag at a weird ass party that you can't stop watching. Things are on fire. This dude is adorbz.
9.) Nicki Minaj - Moment 4 Life
It was a long and difficult decision to make between Superbass and Moment 4 Life for this list, but ultimately Moment 4 Life won out because, well, nobody does British fairy godmother like Nicki. Also, this set makes my brain scream (in a good way).
8.) Lykke Li - Sadness is a Blessing
Um, I'll have what she's having. I find this defiant staring, followed by drunken dancing in the midst of a frozen, upper-class, uber-Swedish dinner, completely mesmerizing (and yes, addictive).
7.) Best Coast - Our Deal
If the actors alone aren't enough to entice you to watch this video directed by Drew Barrymore (Chloe Moretz, Tyler Posey, Miranda Cosgrove, Alia Shawkat, and Donald Glover), there's the whole stylish teen gang tragic love story thing.
6.) Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend
I am always amazed when a video can consist of a single person dancing (on their own, get it? Robyn fans? No?) and it's enough to keep you engaged the whole way. Robyn does this for me here.
5.) M83 - Midnight City
If you're into beautiful cinematography and creepy kids with superpowers...
4.) Rihanna - We Found Love
I really can't get enough of this. The palpable chemistry between Rihanna and her love interest, and the passionate, destructive relationship they share, make this a beautiful, heart-wrenching music video. I cried, shut up, whatever.
3.) Tyler the Creator - Yonkers
We all already know that this video is weird and hypnotic and badass. Moving on.
2.) Azealia Banks - 212
This girl is one bad bitch. Also filthy, vulgar, incredibly cute, and lots of fun. And like... she's just standing there!
1.) Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
I didn't want to like this as much as I do, but there was nothing to be done. Another tragic love story, it's gorgeous, entrancing, moody, creepy, and a slew of other adjectives, yadda yadda. Plus there are tigers! And she dies, so like her or not, everybody wins!
What do you guys think?? Did I miss any videos you really loved?
Okay so this look isn't actually my birthday suit, and it wasn't actually last night. I was fully clothed and it was two nights ago - my birthday! I'm an old woman now! My friend Emily gave me this white wig when we were in Big Bear with our group over the weekend, and it felt like an appropriate accessory for my birthday. Vive le French-inspired looks.
Guys! I finally went through the pictures from Mexico City. Let the photo blog begin.
The first day we were there I dragged my dad to La Lagunilla, a market which apparently is not the type of place tourists are supposed to go to. Some locals spotted us and ominously warned that we "looked too different" and should leave, as police were recently killed there, yadda yadda. But i got a hat and a Santa costume for my dog, so I enjoyed it!
Pyramids! Me at the pyramids!
I climbed the big one.
More shopping, at a cute little shop I forgot the name of in La Rosa (the Silverlake of Mexico City):
Mmm, fake food. By the end of the trip, the idea of tacos seemed nauseating.
Best stripper shoes in the city, in a GIANT shoe market in La Lagunilla. This is where I purchased my ridiculously high/fabulous Union Jack boots. Much to my disappointment, though, the prices were no more reasonable than in LA (possibly even more expensive).
The Two Fridas, at El Museo del Arte Moderno.
This is a room in Chapultepec Castle, where love and beauty live. Every room is breathtaking!
Chapultepec Castle again. I cry.
More Chapultepec. I think perhaps this is what heaven looks like.
Pretty pink shrines and things at the gift shop in El Museo del Arte Popular, which turned out not to have any Andy Warhol or Jeff Koons, as I expected, but in fact was a museum of handcrafts and folk art. Very different, but still worth going to.
We were on a boat. This is my dad on said boat, eatin' a chili-covered apple!
Cheesy chili mango-y deliciousness.
My brother Tim showed up unexpectedly to surprise me on Thanksgiving. I was happy. This is me and him looking facial-hair-appropriate as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, at La Casa Azul, Frida's home.
A beautiful quote on Frida Kahlo from Diego Rivera.
Where Diego and Frida painted in their home. It's a bewitching place, full of art, and beautiful things, and oozing with passion. I fell madly in love with Frida as a woman and an artist. I know her marriage was tumultuous, and I'm not exactly counting the minutes 'til I find my future husband, but the idea of such intensely creative, highly passionate people living together, creating together, and loving each other strikes me as so inspiring. Things to think about.
That was our last day. There, I did it! It was a spectacular trip. Now all the other things I need to catch up on posting!
Welp, it's my last day in Mexico City! I'm genuinely sad to go, but I DID have a particularly thankful Thanksgiving when my brother Tim appeared in our hotel room unexpectedly as a surprise! I couldn't have been happier. Today we shall all go to the Frida Kahlo museum and eat more food than we can bear and likely end up lounging around in the perfect weather until it's time to sleep.
There have been countless beautiful places and things to show you (far more rich and interesting than my shopping spoils, I promise), but I'm saving that for a more comprehensive overview blog when I return. So for now, these are some of my finds:
The platform Union Jack boots, which I had been looking for FOREVER and which seemed to no longer be available anywhere on earth, just happened to miraculously pop up in my size at the (relatively sketchy) La Lagunilla market! A sheer-ish black top came from a cute little shop in La Roma, the Museum of Modern Art provided me with the Diego Rivera autobiography (which is supposedly full of tall tales), and the rest I found after significant digging at numerous markets. That includes the lime green and bright orange lipsticks, which actually have fabulous pigment, and cost me roughly $3 each. Yeah... Mexico, I think I love you. More soon!!
Have any of you guys been to Mexico??