2008-05-04

OLYMPICS

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OLYMPIC FASHION LEADERS NO MORE?

CANADIAN OLYMPIC TEAM BEIJING 2008
A DISASTER! I SAY GO BACK TO ROOTS



Oh the drama. HBC (The Hudson Bay Company) is one of the oldest commercial companies in the world going back nearly 400 years in the fur trading days in Canada. They were asked to design for the uniforms for the Canadian Olympic team in Turin, Italy taking a very lucrative contract from Roots who has been designing them since 1998. Just a few days ago HBC revealed their latest creations to mix reviews...red white and green? What an embarrassment, especially the two piece suits, they look like PJ's, I would not even wear that stuff to bed. It would probably suffocate me in the night.


2006 - THE HBC GLORY DAYS
TORINO OLYMPIC GAMES
Amazing, I loved this collection.,I even bought a Tshirt. Though it was the boots I really wanted. (See below)


BEFORE HBC THERE WAS ROOTS...

2002 - JEALOUSY OF THE WORLD
SALT LAKE CITY

1998 - 2002 - ROOTS POORBOY
HAT CRAZE TAKES OVER

They sold over 500,000 of the Canadian ones and 1 million of the American ones.

2002 - 2006 - ROOTS CANADA GETS CONTRACTS WITH THE USA & UNITED KINGDOM
When Canada showed up looking ever so stylish at the Nagano and Salt Lake City games, Americans & Britons wanted a taste too.

2008
- ROOTS LOSES CONTRACT FOR 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS TO POLO RALPH LAUREN

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OTHER TEAMS:

AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM BEIJING 2008

My boyfriend is Australian so I was poking lots of fun at him for this one. When I was living in Melbourne I felt like I was being surrounded by a sea of suits in the morning, I just didn't know that they took it that far. I remember going for an interview with a recruiter and wearing dress pants and a nice top and the recruiter got on my case for not wearing a suit. It was a recruiter after all not a damn job! My boyfriend loves his job here in Canada because he can show up to work in jeans and a nice top without a problem. He hasn't worn his suit since he's left Australia.


CHINESE OLYMPIC TEAM 2008

I really like this, it's not amazing but it's nice. I really like the grey bottoms.

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STREET STYLE FAVORITES

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Oh I love this YSL sweater. Oh what I would give to have one! I wonder how much they retail for?

I've been really wanting a high waisted skirt lately, no luck in finding one as of yet.

I love the girl on the left, this is a great going out outfit. It's covered up, but still sexy and hip.




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HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR LATEX LEGGINGS?

I still don't own a pair, I didn't think my thunder thighs looked good in them.


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THE LAUREN CONRAD COLLECTION

"SUMMER IN THE CITY"




Bravo! I think this is a big improvement from the previous collections. I can see that Lauren is starting to take more risks little by little. I'm quite fond of the pink dress in the second row.

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RACE TO ERASE MS PARTY


TARA REID

She tries and tries, but she still can't get it right. Here is a word of advice: Start by removing the silicone from your left breast followed by the right.

PARIS HILTON & OTHER HILTONS
Ugh they are so tacky.

NICKY HILTON / SHANNEN ELIZABETH

Isn't Shannon's dress dress from a Chloe collection 3 years past? I'm not sure, but it looks familiar. I guess she is a D grade actress or something.

THE BEAUTY AND THE GEEK
I KID! EMMY ROSSUM & BOYFI'm glad she's found love.

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

TIA MOWRY

She got married!

Oh I loved Sister Sister, but they don't seem to be playing re-runs here anymore. Does anybody know where I can watch this online?


TAMARA MOWRY


THE FRESH PRINCE'S
TATIANA ALI

Ugh I don't like this makeup or hair on her, and she's such a gorgeous girl! Last year my boyfriend and I downloaded all 6 seasons of The Fresh Prince and watched it every night before going to bed. It took us about 5 months to get through it! It was interesting to see all the changes they made to the show when you watch it back to back.

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CELEB LOOKS

HEIDI KLUM
Why give the finger when you look so good?


HEIDI MONTAG

Speidi at the Kentucky Derby. I know it's sad I can't stop writing about this girl. I have an obsession with ridiculous people.


GWYNETH PALTROW


KATE BOSWORTH

Her boyfriend is so hot.

THANDIE NEWTON
Thandie has done it again!

JESSICA BIEL

I still can't get over the fact that she's dating Justin Timberlake! I'll never get over it!


DIANE KRUGER & JOSHUA JACKSON
Josh is practically looking the same in both pictures. Funny! Diane is a style icon and she knows it.


SEXY DUFF SISTERS

I still prefer darker hair on Hilary.


HAILEY DUFF & NICK ZENO
SO SAD KRISTEN CAVALLARI
I guess Kristen needs to get that "Nick Zeno" tattoo removed from her wrist?


DAKOTA FANNING

Always age appropriate.

MIRANDA KERR & THE LADIES
FROM SASS & BIDE

EVE


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28 comments:

The Clothes Horse said...

Heidi Klum gave someone the finger??? I love Diane Kruger. And the girl in the green skirt with the anchor shirt is in my inpsiration folder right now too--I loved hold bold and simple her look was.

copperoranges said...

i ordered the lux high-waisted mini, but i have yet to work up the courage to wear it!

maybe this week, if the weather cooperates!

enc said...

I don't think Olympic fashion has ever taken the Gold.

Fashiographer said...

I want and need me some latex leggings...but not those on American Apparel...I'd like something even edgier, like those with zips, that look more like leather pants (but not tacky). Anybody know if there's any way to get my hands on something like these?




I like Gwytneth's and Miranda's outfits.

Aretha said...

Oh Gwyneth looks sooo good, she was my first actress crush...

emily said...

i have the lame (read: la-may, hehe) AA skirt in black but every time i go to wear it i always chicken out and wear the normal cotton one instead. i think i might return it :(

re. Australian olympic uniform heading:

its quite dressy now that i look at it...much better than our usual uniforms which in my memory always looked like safari suits. canada's is *exremely* festive! love it

you guys must've lived in the CBD when you lived here in melbourne to be swimming in a sea of suits every morning!

its much more casual in other parts of the city and the surrounding suburbs... though i admit we are generally less casual than sydney siders.

love your blog!

x

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Jen-Thandie looks so adorable-I love her!! Heidi Klum, what are you thinking?!

Fashion Tidbits said...

one. i have NEVER gotten over the fact that Jessica Biel is dating JT. I still can't believe it :P
two. dakota fanning is going to be a gorgeous girl when she grows up!
three. the lauren conrad collection has much improved! am impressed.

Miss Woo said...

Those boots that Kate Bosworth is wearing are fast becoming one of my most conveted items..

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

i am so in love with the high waisted skirt..it is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fierce!

SET said...

I love that YSL sweateras well. i love the green skirts oh mine i need one, latex leggings i am not sure no feeling them at all.

Mer said...

I love latex tights, but when I use them, I always get too much attention... :-(

Dollfaced Rebel said...

I adore that YSL sweater as well!
-Jeez Jessica Biel looks like crap! I hope evrything is alright.

Cate said...

hiya JEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNN!!! :)
about the suit-wearing thing at work: i couldn't BEAR wearing a suit, I can't STAND suits! That's partly because i never want to have a "classical" job. artistic somehow seems to be in the genes of our family ^^

by the way, it must take you AGES to do these posts! and you come up with a new one every day! I really admire you.

-the green high waisted skirt on the street style girl is really awesome, i want one like that too! and about the YSL sweaters...you're right, they're really nice, but i think they're beyond expensive. maybe eBay? i love the last street style pic too.
-gosh, latex leggings...i like the ones in the fourth pic, these treggings-style ones, especially paired with the striped sweater. i really want a pair.
-the lauren conrad collection is cute.
-"paris hilton and other hiltons" ^^ i kind of got to like paris - she sometimes dresses really well.
-geeks are cooooool!!! ^^
-haha i only know the show "fresh prince" thru the film "jersey girl" ^^
-heidi looks like an elderly lady in her summer outfit. if she'd just left the hat at home it'd been ok.
-ooo ya kate bosworth's boyfriend IS hot. she seems to get all the good ones, first orlando bloom, now this guy... no wonder. she's beautiful.
-duffies are amusing. i used to be a huge fan of hilary.

have a nice week!
xoxoxox
Cate

Vain and Vapid said...

I love high waisted skirts, they are a breath of fresh air after years of everything hip level.

Latex leggings can be hit or miss (imo) they are tricky to pull of the right way but when done right (usually by an employee of Paris Vogue) they look hot.

Kate Bosworth looks amazing in everything she's wearing and I totally agree about her BF.

So does Diane Kruger.

little parisienne said...

OMG! What would I give for such a great YSL sweater!!!! love it!!!

ModeJunkie said...

i hate heidi montag, but like you i can't stop reading about her. i gotta go heidirehab. ewww.

and about her frenemy lauren's collection, i like the black playsuit with the gold bow. been looking for one for like forever. ;)

Kira Fashion said...

i really enjoy the olimpics time, bacausa i really love sports!

today is the anniversary of my blog, thanks a lot for your friendship all this time!


a kiss and a hug,
see you!!!

Kira

JuliAM said...

i'm still heart and sole opposed to lc's "line"...and i really want to give kate bosworth a sandwich haha

molly said...

yessssss tatyana ali!!
i love ashley

Neekoh said...

I totally agree with you about Lauren's line. I personally like the little romper the best, but the pink dress is also adorable. In fact, I would own every piece if it wasn't so overpriced.

Eliza said...

i used to have the little blue '02 olympics hat!

check out my blog sometime if you can.

xoxo

Eliza

jellofer said...

Arghhh I hate the fact that The Bay now designs the Olympic clothing now, the pants...They look like pjs!!

And Heidi's hat = over-the-top ridiculous haha

Chic Closet said...

OMG, Dakota Fanning has grown so much! What a lady she's become, and she's still so cute!

Miranda Kerr is so gorgeous, she posed pretty weird on her own though.

The Jessica Biel thing. Gosh, I don't get why JT is with her :(

jenny h. said...

your blog is AMAZING.

i love it.
so much info!

Jelenie said...

Jessica Biel looks tres horrible! Bad skin, bad hair, bad bad skin again or is she just really sick?

The Seeker said...

Hi Jen!
I would ask you if you would like to link me. No pressure, feel free to do what you want, I just need some links...
And since I've linked you when I started my blog thought maybe you don't mind doing that.
Thank you.

xx

Don said...

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May I suggest a link related to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games?

Our site:

URL: http://www.2008chinaolympics.com
Title: Beijing Olympics

Please let me know if you want a link back.
Many thanks for your reply.

Best Regards,

Don
chinaolympics8@gmail.com