I Think I’ll Go to Boston…

Posted in miscellaneous by bluewellesleyblue on July 25, 2008

It has been raining all day here in the greater Boston area, but that could not dampen my enthusiasm for going to see Augustana. Every since hearing their hit single “Boston,” which I personally find extraordinarily relevant to anyone who come here from far away as a college student, I’ve been hooked. Their most recent release, Can’t Love Can’t Hurt, is also very nice. I really like their lyrics and the kind of soft pop-rock sound they have. Since it was a free promotional event, the concert at the Prudential Center wasn’t very long – three or four songs: “Boston”, “Sweet and Low”, and “Fire” for sure – but I was really excited to finally get the chance to see them live.

Three of the five band members were present, and I bought a copy of the album which is now signed. I also got to shake hands with them, and I’m cursing myself right now for not asking if I could snap a closer up picture of them since I was standing pretty far from the stage and only got picture and videos of their main vocalist. I couldn’t even see the other two from where I was standing for most of the performance. They were all really nice and polite to the fans who wanted to get their CDs signed even if it seemed as if they were in a hurry. I was really giddy and happy for a while after the concert and signing ended since this is pretty much my first chance to see a band I really like up close.

I went to the Marc by Marc Jacobs store and the H&M before heading back to campus. Alas, they do not have those evening bags in any color but black, and I was really disappointed. Like I mentioned, more and more fall/winter H&M stuff is arriving at their Newbury Street location.

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Fashion at the Dark Knight Premiere.

Posted in miscellaneous by bluewellesleyblue on July 15, 2008

I absolutely cannot wait for the premiere of the Dark Knight in theaters though I also have a strong distaste for crowds, bad seats, and long wait times so I might well not see it in the first weekend. The AMC near Park Street is just too crowded for my tastes when its a major opening weekend. Jezebel and some other sites have pictures of the premiere, and I just wanted to highlight Maggie Gyllenhaal’s dress, which I think is absolutely lovely. I like the flashes of color on black. Colorful floral motifs could so easily be overdone, but here its staid and elegant. Incidentally, I love Maggie Gyllenhaal as an actress and was ambivalent about Katie Holmes in Batman Begins, so even if its kind of weird to switch actresses for a major character from one movie to the next (when they really don’t look alike at all), I’m really excited for seeing her on screen.

Alas, not everyone at the premiere was dressed so well. I watch Law and Order SVU almost religiously and Mariska Hargitay, who plays Detective Olivia Benson, is gorgeous. Quick google-fu also shows that she definitely has a history of being very well-dressed for events. So I don’t know why she’s so awkwardly dressed for the Dark Knight premiere. the outfit isn’t as bad as many a red-carpet fashion snafu, but its just so far from being good. I don’t think an outfit like that would be flattering on many people at all, and there is just so much out there that’d be better. while still being reserved and in keeping with the more subdued and toned-down nature of this premiere.

Via Jezebel, where you can find higher resolution versions of these and a handful of other photos from the premiere.

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