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2 December 2008

Just the word itself can instigate a lively conversation to come; girls’ voices getting high pitched from excitement in gushing how much they love this book. And then, inevitably, Edward Cullen comes into the discussion and the orgasmic screams, stifled under sighs and longing and lusting and a thousand nights’ worth of dreams of being bitten by the sexy vampire is well, unavoidable. It’s just a bit hilarious to watch.

I had, finally, succumbed. I had seen the book, a couple years before its rise to fame in an ad in some magazine. I actually did find it interesting upon reading the synopsis, but seemed to have put it in the back of my mind. And it did come back to haunt me, in the form of these die-hard Cullen fans (I do love Jacob too). I finished the first book, and am in the midst of the second. The plot and storyline was lovely as they all said. The writing, I must admit, was a bit immature. But nonetheless, that aside, makes me wish I could meet a boy like Edward Cullen. Or Jacob Black. 

I loved InStyle’s spread of the Twilight cast, so immaculately dressed, channeling a dark, rocker look with perfect imperfection. Imperfect as in that slightly boho, fresh-faced, tousled hair. And perfect in the sense that the suits, dresses, and coats were so fabulous. And as a reference to Twilight, the cast was dressed in black colors – one of my favorite colors. After all, black is a symbol of all things mysterious, all the while sophisticated, classic, and simplistic. The leathers are so beautiful: the coats and those over the knee boots are so incredibly chic.

Kristen Stewart in a Temperley gown

This is perhaps one of my favorite shots of Kristen Stewart – ever. I absolutely love  her – and not for Twilight (as of now: I haven’t yet watched the movie!). Ever since her role in “Cutlass”, a movie short directed by Kate Hudson (I do advise you all to watch it – I absolutely love it), I’ve had a girl crush on Kristen. I love how versatile and easy-chic her look is; from dirty blonde to deep brunettes, from tomboyish to pretty, she can play it all. She’s not the most glamorous; and even the starlet admits to that. But her look is enviable. Kristen Stewart hardly looks like just another of those teen-ish stars walking about in Prada this and LV that – she has this seamless way of wearing designer stuff, non-premiere designer, or both in such a way that makes her look like an individual.

Speaking of leather.

leather-jacket1

A Twilight worthy look, in my opinion. I absolutely love the cropped leather jacket (add that to my wish list); it’s a more feminine version of the original, the biker-esque look toned down just a bit. It’s also quite versatile: the more casual look to the right is perfect for a screening of Twilight with friends, a day out, what have you. Zippered or lapels left open, the little jacket would look great with a loose fitted tee. With that said, it’s time to bring out the flat boots to channel an authentic rock-chic look; I absolutely love these over the knees, patent leather boots – it adds a touch of vintage to the relaxed look. Throw on a beanie, grab a bag, and you’re ready to go! The dressier version is one of my favorite outfits of all time. Perfect for a girl’s night out, a lovely date, or a more formal occasion, I love the juxtaposition of the feminine with the masculine. The sleeveless, sweetheart dress in a bright blue is adorable on its own. Showing a lot of skin can be sexy, but to balance out the neckline and short hemline, adding the leather jacket creates the perfect balance in between sweet and wild, and sexy and demure. Add a pair of sky-high heels to elongate your legs, grab a clutch, and it’s time to enjoy the night. Or shall I say, twilight?

xoxo,

La C.

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57 Comments leave one →
  1. 2 December 2008 8:04 pm

    i loved the books. yes, the writing was silly, but it was such a fun absorbing read!

    enjoy the rest of the books and don’t get your hopes up on the movie. it wasn’t very good, but had some redeeming parts!

  2. 2 December 2008 8:22 pm

    Hmm interesting. I may have to check out these books sometime if I’m looking for a fluffy read.

  3. 2 December 2008 8:36 pm

    Great ensembles 🙂

  4. 2 December 2008 8:37 pm

    Oh, and I’m pretty sure I will succumb to the Twilight madness myself.

  5. 2 December 2008 8:44 pm

    Sigh. I love that Night-to-Day ensemble you put up. I would love to own a leather jacket – but its impossible to wear it in Singapore, and even maintain it because of the humidity! I’d hate to see a gorgeous turn into flakes all because of climate. :/

    I agree with you on Twilight. To be honest, only the first and last books were good. But that’s just my opinion of course. 🙂 The writing in general is a bit too..I can’t quite describe it. But I do love the banter, the conversations and the dynamics between characters. Bella annoys the shit out of me sometimes because of her first person narrative. Overall though, there is a subtle wit behind some parts of the book which I do enjoy. 🙂

    Argh. Talk about longest-comment-ever! *hides face*

    Love,
    “Eloise” :p

  6. 2 December 2008 8:52 pm

    I too have recently succumbed to the Twilight saga. It’s ridiculous how obsessed I’ve become. Love this post, love the outfits.

  7. thebaglady permalink
    2 December 2008 8:57 pm

    i haven’t read the books; they’re a bit too young for me. the movie was not bad though!

    love love love the outfit post, La C.!

  8. 2 December 2008 9:00 pm

    love the leather jacket!
    yay! twilight is love!

  9. 2 December 2008 10:54 pm

    I have yet to read the books or see the movie. I’m behind I know! love, love the jacket! 😉

  10. 2 December 2008 11:05 pm

    mmm, that leather jacket looks so sweet. i need a badass biker jacket.

  11. 2 December 2008 11:18 pm

    Great outfit picks! I love that blue dress. I’m not sure what the mad craze is about these books and especially that one guy… he seems all hair and nothing else lol.

  12. 2 December 2008 11:54 pm

    thanks for dropping by dear 🙂 aww and thanks for the comment as well..:)

  13. 3 December 2008 12:17 am

    I am unsure about the movie… I have not seen it and do not plan on doing so. I have an irrational dislike of things which cause 13 year old girls go crazy. I am probably mostly just judgemental. I do like the spread, however.

  14. 3 December 2008 12:37 am

    i feel like i need to visit these books
    can’t escape hearing about them
    but i can be a lit. snob, that’s what studying english does to a person ;-(

    is it worth a try?

    *kisses*

  15. 3 December 2008 2:32 am

    I haven’t read the book or seen the movie—but those prereqs are not necessary for enjoying your Twilight-tastic ensembles!

  16. 3 December 2008 3:07 am

    This is probably the most insignificant thing in your post but it caught my eye… that knitted beanie! SIGH! I used to have one a lot like that but I’ve misplaced it and now I can’t walk around channeling ‘hobo’ anymore :(. That day outfit is sooooo exactly what I would wear! And the night one, you know I’m all for the masculine-feminine mix!

    I must say, the image and styling of the Twilight cast is the best thing they have going for them. I’ve heard such bad reviews of the movie, I’m afraid to watch it myself. But they sure do look hawt. Edward Cullen take me please!!

  17. 3 December 2008 8:28 am

    white chocolate mocha! they only have them during christmas in hk!! so yummmyy!!!

    oh i love your day to night conversion!
    who doesnt love a great leather jacket right!=?

    xoxo

  18. 3 December 2008 9:03 am

    Thanks for checking the magazine out, love the photos of the cast of twilight, i never saw that movie, tomorrow is the launch here in Argentina, i should probably go watch it, right??..

  19. 3 December 2008 12:41 pm

    i’ve heard about all the hype surrounding the book and the movie but never succumbed to it.. i must say their outfits/styling is fantastic though.

  20. 3 December 2008 1:29 pm

    I feel so silly but I have yet to read the books, or see the film. I couldn’t get into the books for some reason?

    But she is one of my favorite young actresses, I may have to go see it. 🙂 Or at the very least, rent it when it comes out on dvd..

    you’re welcome, love. I meant it! 🙂

    xx

  21. 3 December 2008 1:36 pm

    I haven’t seen the movie, but I really like your leather polyvore!

  22. 3 December 2008 1:57 pm

    love that outfit, cute!
    xx

  23. 3 December 2008 3:21 pm

    love the pumps from the polyvore? outfit.
    and it’s a great combination with this dress

  24. 3 December 2008 3:31 pm

    Woah, woah wait a minute-Kate Hudson directed a movie?!? That seems like an oxymoron!

  25. 3 December 2008 4:05 pm

    I like the outfit ideas, love the bright blue colour of that dress.

  26. 3 December 2008 4:45 pm

    Somehow I had the feeling that sooner or later you’re going to mention Twilight. I’ve seen the movie like a week ago not knowing anything about it (book-based, more parts, etc.). The next day I was already listening to the audiobook while I was travelling:) I really have to get InStyle now!
    Nice dresses! If I see anyone with clothes like these on, I’m surely going to recall this post:)

  27. 3 December 2008 6:06 pm

    My sister-in-law just gave me the first(?) book to read and I like it so far. I wasn’t interested in seeing the movie, but I might just have to after reading the book and hearing about all the hype!

  28. 3 December 2008 7:22 pm

    I enjoyed reading the first book – I can’t even finish the second . . .

  29. 3 December 2008 8:14 pm

    Wow, I love Kristen Stewart’s boot in the editorial! 🙂

  30. 3 December 2008 8:15 pm

    Great job on the day and night outfits..
    everyone talks about twilight, never read the book.. maybe it’s about time?

  31. 3 December 2008 8:37 pm

    honey i like that shoot,so fabulous.never seen this show but sounds like i should! ;o)
    muah
    marian

  32. 3 December 2008 10:50 pm

    I love the flat wedged boot!

  33. 4 December 2008 3:28 am

    i havent read the books or seen the movie but i tried so hard to hate robert pattinson and i just can’t. his disheveled appearance and adorable british accent won me over 😦

    also the fact that he seems to despise twilight as well haha

  34. 4 December 2008 5:04 am

    i love every clothing u have picked, love leather!

  35. 4 December 2008 5:26 am

    mon i cnt understand what all the rage abt twillight is abt… it’s good for the producers though they got more money in the bank lol :o)

  36. 4 December 2008 6:16 am

    Oh baby you must watch the movie I couldn’t help but squeal continually squeal at Edward/Robert at the annoyance of everyone else. I’ve finished the series but am re-reading it again.

    with love, China Le

  37. Milly permalink
    4 December 2008 1:11 pm

    I bought the book at B&N last week or so
    and im almost done with it…I love it…i know want to see the movie…and will continue reading the rest of the books….i love edward LOL

  38. 4 December 2008 5:35 pm

    everybody at work is talking about it…i might have to read it too 🙂
    Hey does the dove have a string attached to his leg 😦
    lol

  39. 5 December 2008 9:03 am

    Love the movie )

  40. 9 December 2008 11:18 pm

    I love the books and the movie. Kristen Stewart’s style is so effortless. I love how you interpreted the style, the leather jacket is amazing! I really like your blog by the way :]

  41. livy permalink
    18 April 2009 6:46 pm

    Um…… Hello dose anyone notic that kristins nipple is showing in that picture with the dove

  42. 20 April 2009 4:04 pm

    oh I love the twilight series. I agree, the writing is a bit immature, but the story… lovely! though I don’t like jacob black 😛
    and that spread!! amazing!
    x

  43. jacob permalink
    22 April 2009 9:27 pm

    hi whats up and u are hot

  44. Ashley brisentine permalink
    9 May 2009 9:31 am

    Oh my gosh im a huge twilight fan to. I have read all the twilight sagas. I have allso read Breaking Dawn twice and im reading Eclipse for the second time. I LOVE TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Edward is hot and im on team Edward! My friend Lydia is on team Jacob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PEACE OUT MY HOMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. 19 May 2009 4:30 pm

    j ai adoré le philm

  46. Britt permalink
    2 June 2009 3:56 am

    OMG OMG OMG this is such a good series, even tho yes the writing is a bit silly, it is still capturing. I can’t put the books down, already read Twilight twice, New Moon like 3 times and Eclipse is soone of my favs so far, readi t 4 times and 3 of them were ea in 1 day (still got to get a hold of Breaking Dawn :(:(:(

  47. 14 June 2009 7:28 pm

    I love the way that Edward had that im gonna eat you bella look on his face alot and It made me eary that Edward would disappear and re-apear somewhere else all of the time I love the writing because it can send chills up and down your body I am on team Edward and I can’t wait until the next movie comes out!

  48. 22 July 2009 2:11 pm

    Thanks so much for doing a posting about the Twilight crew 🙂
    I’ve purchased all the books at once – but I wasn’t able to start reading for some reasons. When I became ill in last week I’ve started to read…. And I wasn’t able to stop….. I’ve read all books within five days. They’re very captivating!!!
    Can’t wait for the next movie as well which will start here in January 2010… Booohoooo!
    It’s hard to decide which team – Edward or Jacob. Carlisle isn’t that bad either….. 😉

    • 25 July 2009 2:44 pm

      Modediktat: No problem! (: I figured people would love it! Same! I can’t decide…

  49. 1 September 2009 9:15 pm

    Just started to read the book’s got it from my daughter, what a great love story triangle it’s captivating & I love it!! I must admit I would choose Edward, but then the age gap he would run a mile “C’est la vie”. 🙂

    • 4 September 2009 9:31 pm

      Elaine Power: Isn’t it? (: And darling, Edward is over a century old so I suppose the age gap is about a mile or so (;

  50. Sunset permalink
    2 September 2009 12:57 pm

    I read the book’s my heart went through every expected emotion, I clutched tight to each and every character, and incident which transpired with heart held breath, taking me on such a great imaginative journey of emotionsloved it, writing a little week, but who need literature when you have such love and romance on tap!!!

    Loved the Jacket!! 5 stars *****

  51. loulou permalink
    4 November 2009 1:01 pm

    Thanks so much for doing a posting about the Twilight crew
    I’ve purchased all the books at once – but I wasn’t able to start reading for some reasons. When I became ill in last week I’ve started to read…. And I wasn’t able to stop….. I’ve read all books within five days. They’re very captivating!!!
    I love the way that Edward had that im gonna eat you bella look on his face alot and It made me eary that Edward would disappear and re-apear somewhere else all of the time I love the writing because it can send chills up and down your body I am on team Edward and I can’t wait until the next movie comes out!

    oh I love the twilight series. I agree, the writing is a bit immature, but the story… lovely! though I don’t like jacob black
    and that spread!! amazing!

  52. 27 November 2009 5:39 am

    I read all books and watched “Twilight”. it was the most exiting movie i’ve watched and the greatest book i’ve ever read.
    Now i am a twilight fan!
    !)

  53. jonnu permalink
    7 January 2010 7:54 am

    I like somatch your movie. Your books is in Estonia wery famoust.
    I like the most twilight.
    I am your fan!

  54. 7 January 2010 7:56 am

    I am your bigest fan!
    te meelidite mulle väga !
    🙂

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