Cool Designer: Stone_Cold_Fox

     A couple of months ago, I found myself aimlessly tumblr scrolling.  While I was avoiding my AP work, I saw a photo of Candice Swanepoel wearing the most gorgeous tube top that I had ever seen. I searched endlessly for the designer but I had no luck. I wrote it off until a couple of weeks ago when I saw a similar tube top on Revolve. I found out that it was made by the same designer as Candice's. The label is called Stone_Cold_Fox and I am absolutely obsessed. I swore the label was Australian when I first visited their website. The Australian designers are kind of taking over. But I was wrong! The designers are about as American as me.  Aka very American. The girls behind the brand are the ultimate Cool Girls. I mean their names are Cydney and Dallas. That's cool.      
   What I love most about the clothing is that it is structured in the right places and flowy everywhere else. Boho designers tend to go overboard on flow. Flowy is effortless, but too much flow can be drowning. The tube tops are structured at the bust area which makes them crazy flattering and sexy. I am head over heels for Stone_Cold_Fox. Now I just need to pick up more shifts at work so I can buy all of their clothing.   
Candice Swanepoel and Lauren Paul clad in Stone_Cold_Fox looks:


Best 2014 Met Gala Moments

   Here in the U.S., we have many annual events that truly epitomize that Americana celebratory theme that we have carried through history. The Super Bowl, The Oscars, and The Victoria Secret Fashion show just to name a few.  As a lover of football, films, and lingerie models, I take all of these events very seriously.  But there is one event that prevails over all in my eyes, The Met Costume Gala. That is, unless the pats are playing that year (Sorry Anna Wintour, but not a chance). It is called the Oscars of fashion, so of course I am reviewing the best looks. Now let me break it down for you like an Aaron Carter music video.
Conscious Coupling
Pairs that looked their best with each other.  

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Whats gucci, Blake? Your dress, obviously! If I'm going to be honest, I think she could have done better. The silhouette of the dress is complete perfection, but the color/sequins is a little been there done that. None the less, she looks stunning. That smile is money.  Her hair and makeup was my favorite of the night. RR is looking right in that blue velvet suit.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield I actually think I went into cardiac arrest when I saw these two. Her Thakoon look is major. The tailoring, colors and shape are all perfect. He looks dapper as hell and I've decided that they can totally adopt me.
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady Did I mention I'm a Patriots fan? Tom terrific can just do no wrong. G looks gorgeous as per usual. As much as I like her Balenciaga frock, what I am obsessed with is her hair, makeup and jewelry. Those green drop earrings with her complexion are everything.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West And the most improved award goes to! I mean it helps that she isn't eight months pregnant, but Kim K has stepped up her game since last time around.  The Lanvin satin gown is very true to the Charles James theme. The dress could have been tailored a bit off the bottom and I kind of really hate the shoes. Hair and makeup is amazing. Back to the dress, one word, Pockets! Kanye looks chic and I would expect nothing less. 

Pinky and The Reign 
Rose colored gowns that ruled the red carpet.

Suki Waterhouse It is a serious misfortune that whoever named this girl was not present for my birth because I have serious name envy.  I think this Burberry dress is stunning. I love the fit of the top bodice and the waterfall skirt. Imagine if her and Bradley actually got married and she took his name to be Suki Cooper. Not as chic, but just as funny.
Kate Bosworth I am in love with this dress. Stella McCartney can seriously do no wrong and she did not disappoint when it came to Kate. Google the back of this dress because it is breath taking.  The blush color and the lines of the dress are so beautiful. God bless you Beatle offspring, Stella McCartney.   
Rachel McAdams Simple never goes out of style, and this dress proved it.  The classic cut, classic color, and classic lines take this Ralph Lauren to a whole nother level.  Though, if I had to chose between this and the same color Calvin Klein that Rose Byrne wore to the Emmys, I'd pick Rose every time. 
Taylor Swift Say what you want about this girl but she knows how to dress for an occasion. Oscar De la Renta seemed to be the designer of the night. This pink satin ODR matches the Charles James theme to a tee. Although I love Tay in anything J. Mendel, the back of this dress and the embellishments are gorgeous. 
Whites and What Not
Ladies who made white sexy as ever.

Lily Donaldson These Burberry models are killing me tonight! Clad in Burberry, obviously, she looks incredible. Clean cut, color, and lines make me a happy girl .  Her jewels and side boob have me swooning. 
Diane Kruger Ok so this isn't white! It's ok. This is the what not to go with the whites. Diane Kruger could have stopped traffic with this gorgeous Jason Wu. I love the different textures that this dress plays with.  Her neckline is on point as well. Thank you Jason Wu. 
Rihanna Bad gal RiRi killed it as always. This Stella McCartney custom is insanely gorgeous. I don't know what to say other than this is a crop top shoulder pad Met moment to remember. Stella made RiRi a vixen in white. 
Victoria Beckham Vicky B in none other than Vicky B. This woman knows how to design the most amazing silhouette. I have never seen anyone look bad in a Victoria Beckham design. White is about clean and this look is about as clean and beautiful as it gets. Yes Bex!

Dress Code Rebels
White tie rejectors who still stunned.

Margot Robbie I know not a lot of people are going to agree with me, but I love this. Her look is Prada and it is chic.  I am obsessed with the intricacy and details of this dress. So what if it is not totally appropriate and everyone else hates it! I love it. 
Lupita N'yongo Prada you did it again goddamn it. Once again I am not going to have a lot of people who agree with me but I am in love with it. Yes it looks like a very expensive cat toy. That does not stop her from looking totally gorgeous. C'est très avant-garde.  Lupita is bringing the headband back this year. 
Beyoncé Yoncé and Givenchy are always a match made in heaven.  It is a little bit more funeral-esque than Charles James but wow. She looks incredible. The beads and cut are exquisite. I swear I think Riccardo Tisci was god's gift to me. 
Cara Delevingne Holy sh*t! I lost all air inside me when I saw this. Cara looked so beautiful. So hot. So chic. So not Charles James White tie.  Stella McCartney deserves major acclaim for all her looks last night. This fits her like a glove. Utter perfection. I think Miss Cara gets my best of the night.  


Accessories to Murder

   So Coachella is long gone. The hype is over and I can finally check Instagram (shameless plug: follow me @whatsacoolgirl) without seeing mass amounts of flower crowns and indian head dresses.  While I'm all for festival fashion, those are the two items I say Coachella no to. But instead of focussing on the accessories I am not a fan of, I decided to put a spotlight on the accessories that frequent Coachella which I will be sporting all season long.
  My best friend calls any pair of sunglasses with mirrored lenses, hater blockers.  Her reasoning for this is that the haters can't see your eyes and therefore into your soul. Obviously, I'd have to agree with her. Not only do I love these babies for their hater obstruction, but they are also chic as hell.  Hand me a pair of Illesteva mirrored sunnies and I will beam with confidence brighter than the sun I'm being protected from.    

    In all honesty, what does the term "Statement Necklace" offer to us? Absolutely nothing. A necklace that makes a statement? Whether we like it or not, everything we wear wear makes a statement. So because I couldn't find a name for these necklaces and we all know how I feel about "statement necklaces," I decided to coin my own term. Which is quite ironic because I am calling them Les counterfeit necklaces. This would obviously be due to the fact that they hang with fake coins.  How punny am I?  If the look you are going for is a chest decadent in silver jingle, then you can thank me later. All summer long I'll be clad in this look layered with other necklaces.  Chokers on Chokers, homies.


The Anatomy of My Dresser Top

      Here's some insight on me.  I am probably the messiest person I know. My room is a constant clutter. Even the producers of Hoarders would be alarmed (not really but I'm a girl, I exaggerate for a living.)  The one thing I try to keep to an immaculate level of clean is my dresser top.  Not only do I keep it clean, but I also keep it aesthetically appealing. I want some one to look at my dresser and unironically say "wow, what a cool girl." Comment below with any questions.


Cool Films: The Spectacular Now

The film's stars Shailene Woodly and Miles Teller

   The first movie I will be highlighting in this series is the indie film The Spectacular Now.  A couple months ago when I was forced to watch this movie, I was not expecting much. I thought I was going to be sitting through two hours of a twilight-y love story.  Blah.  Fortunately, I couldn't have been more wrong.  The Spectacular Now isn't a love story, it's a coming of age story that happens to feature "love."  
   I found this film to be extremely raw and real. Nothing was sugar coated. The movie puts the main character who is an alcoholic teenager in the most genuine light. The film lets you see the dark and selfish side of an alcoholic, just as much as it lets you see the innocent and helpless side.  Most viewers , who take the film for it's surface value, would argue that Sutter (Teller) is not selfish at all.  I absolutely agree that Sutter as a person is completely compassionate and selfless. But like all addicts, Sutter the alcoholic is "selfish". I use quotations because it isn't the person who is selfish, it's the disease. The part of the disease that is selfish is the part where the alcoholic thinks that he/she is the only one whom could possibly end up hurt. When in reality, anyone who loves the alcoholic has the potential to get hurt. This is why it is so important that love is featured in this film. Aimee (Woodly) loves Sutter the person.  But Aimee is fair game to feel pain through her love for Sutter the addict.  All of that aside, I love that Sutter's selfless side outshines his "selfishness."  It allows you to see Sutter through Aimee's eyes.  Even though Aimee cares about Sutter deeply, she can't see that he is hurting her and himself. It's certainly a case of blinding love.  Anyone who has known an alcoholic can see how true to the disease this story is.
  But its not just the addiction side, everything about the movie was real. I loved watching a high school love story, for lack of a better term, where the teenage boy was not a prince on a white horse. In fact he was a real jerk some times. I mean aren't all high school boys raging a-holes? (Sorry, is my seventeen year old girl showing?) Even the intimate scenes were real and awkward and not sexy at all! Seeing a film that was so true to the real teenager was refreshing to say the least. I applaud the director for not focusing on theatrics and letting the character development speak for itself.
   Sutter Keely is a modern day tragic hero, like Macbeth or Jay Gatsby.  Watching a teenage addict deteriorate from the inside out is kind of like a watching a car crash. Its hard to watch but you can't look away. I recommend this film to anyone who can appreciate a true depiction of teenagers.