Friday, December 10, 2010

A Feature, a Book and a Magazine

Happy Friiiidaaaay! I wanted to share with you an interview I did with Smashion.com which is a "social fashion site that connects buyers and sellers with a passion for fashion." I was honored to be featured in their Smashion Lounge! You can click here to view my interview and check out their cool site.

I also wanted to let you know about an amazing book I read last week called "Rockettes, Rockstars & Rockbottom" by Keltie Colleen. Here is what's written on the back of the book:

"Caught between backstage and center stage, Keltie Colleen opens a window to her intriguing life of dance and rock n' roll. In between gigs, Keltie optimistically untangles complicated rockstar romances, while clinging to her own identity. Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, Keltie's story is an honest, powerful and ultimately uplifting guide to following your dreams and losing your heart."

My boyfriend and I went to Keltie's book reading and signing last Friday where I had the pleasure of meeting her. She's such a sweet, beautiful and down-to-earth girl who happens to be from the same hometown as me, in fact we probably competed against each other many times in local dance competitions! Well after she signed my book D. and I came home - he went down to his "man cave" to watch an action flick and I stayed upstairs reading "Rockettes, Rockstars & Rockbottom" in one sitting. I didn't get off the couch, not even when I had to pee I was that riveted. (And I have a small bladder.) I just couldn't put it down. When Keltie was 19 she took a bus to New York City with only $500.00 in her pocket, hoping to make it as a dancer in the Big City. Well she did (and then some) and every dream she had as a child came true, including becoming a Rockette. She also fell in love with three famous rockstars (at different times) and had her heart put through the wringer over and over again, picking up the pieces after each relationship failed while trying to hold on to her sense of self. While reading this book I found myself becoming very emotionally involved with her story: I cheered for her, I cried for her and I wanted to kick all of her (ex) boyfriends in the gonads for her. Trust me, after you read this book you'll want to, too! Her book is really good. And very inspiring. To learn more about Keltie and to order her book you can click here.

And how stunning does Carey Mulligan look on the cover of Elle UK's January 2011 cover? I die!

Speaking of cover girls, what do you think of Taylor Swift being the newest face of COVERGIRL Cosmetics? I love Taylor, she's an excellent role model for young girls, beautiful inside and out and can do no wrong in my books. Plus she's dating Jake Gyllenmajigger! Don't they make the cutest couple?

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!


22 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

YAYYY Congrats on that interview, going to read it after this comment
GRRR!! I want that issue of Elle, she looks gorgeous!!!!!!
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

wintergurl said...

Taylor is really pretty ad sweet .she have a sexy eyes

Courtney Erin said...

Great interview - I love you love Cranium and take a hardline stance on leggings as pants. It's like looking in a mirror. The book sounds very interesting, I'm looking to stock up on some holiday reads (I have an ingenious plan to take like 4 days off from writing and spend it all lying on my couch reading and watching movies) so I will be adding that to my list.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Congrats on your interview, Marie! That's great. I think Carey Mulligan is so classic and timeless. I just love her. When Taylor first came out I really loved her, and I still like a lot of her music, but I don't like her live performances. There is always something off about her. I love Jake G though! Lucky girl!

Miss*Kimmy said...

Congrats on your interview, Marie! You deserve it! You're one of my fave bloggers and I'm happy to see how far you're going with blogging =)
Oooh I saw that Taylor Swift ad in shoppers yesterday, I do like the look of it! She's a perfect fit for the "fresh natural" them their going for.
Have a great weekend!

Nikosmommy said...

Now you've got my interest peaked! I want to read RRR too, sounds like a great book!!!

Congrats on the interview...have a great weekend missy!

Pop Champagne said...

omggg I didn't know Taylor Swift is a covergirl! SO COOL I HEART HER!

and LOL at your comment, there's a club called "Hush" back in my hometown Victoria BC too, except it's THE gay club in the city haha

Samantha said...

I love the post and your blog is great!
xoxo,
http://www.onceuponafad.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Congrats on the interview. We doing one soon too! Taylor certainly landed a hottie!

kb said...

Great interview! I'm glad I found your blog, I love your style and advice.

I hope you will follow me back :)
http://www.beminestareyes.blogspot.com

eelectroCutee said...

congrats!!! you did great... :)

Kastles said...

Nice interview missy!
And I do love Taylor. I am not still how I feel about her with Jake, hahaha. She is pretty young still but they are cute. Hope you have a great weekend!
<3 Kastles

SiSi Sparkles said...

Yay on the interview :] I'm off to read it after this. and
Taylor Swift is SO gorgeous!

MINAKICHU said...

Congrats on the interview, you deserve it.

I love Taylor Swift she seems so grounded and very talented. I agree they look cute together:-)

Beauty Addict said...

That covergirl advert looks great!

Nic Nic said...

i loveeee Carey Mulligan after I watched her in An Education. She was great! I love her elfish features. I cant believ Taylor swift is dating Jake G! He's a little too old him.. but i guess anything goes in Hollywood... oh and thank you for your nice comment!

Nic Nic said...

yikes i meant *she* not he

NaomiDee said...

great interview, congrats! :)
taylor looks beautiful...i always try and copy how she has her eye make up because she has freakishly small eyes like me haha. seriously pissed shes dating jake howeveryouspellit-haal though haha. completely agree on the role model thing. and carey just has the sweetest looking face ever...im especially loving the black&white photo...she looks best when shes natural and not posing.

Closet Fashionista said...

Nah, I would have to have been like 10 times better to be in the olympics sadly...but it would have been nice, haha

Tamera's Take said...

Loved the interview! Congratulations! Love you! xo

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh man, I am SO getting her book, sounds fascinating! Seriously, this is just my kind of read! Off to read your interview! XX!

Dress Me Dearly said...

Love your feature! Congrats!

 
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