Friday, 25 April 2008

Green With Envy...

Have you ever been so bored, you find yourself taking personality quizzes on the internet (I do this even without the boredom factor)? Last night was one of those moments. With titles such as What will your prom dress look like? and Which Harry Potter character are you? and even Would I date you? screaming at me, I couldn't help but notice the one that asked Which of the Seven Deadly Sins are you? I have to admit, I was intrigued. I'm not 100% familiar with the 7 Deadly Sins (watching that Brad Pitt movie provides the extent of my knowledge on the subject), so I decided to go for it. In case you're wondering, the sins are Pride, Envy, Wrath, Gluttony, Lust, Sloth and Greed. I wasn't at all surprised at my result.
Envy:
Envy is a complex and puzzling emotion. It is, notoriously, one of the seven deadly sins. It is very commonly charged with being (either typically or universally) unreasonable, irrational, imprudent, vicious, or wrong to feel. With very few exceptions, the ample philosophical literature defending the rationality and evaluative importance of emotions explicitly excludes envy and a few other nasty emotions as irredeemable. Indeed, some authors who are prepared to defend even jealousy insist that envy is beyond the pale. Yet there is considerable controversy over what precisely envy is, and the cogency of various specific criticisms of envy depends on what view of that subject is adopted.

Whenever I think of envy I think of this Dior A/W 07 couture piece. It's so...green. I love it.
As I was researching anything I could find on envy, I stumbled upon the website of Melbourne's premier fashion boutique, the poster girl for which you'll never guess (well you probably will actually, I talk about her enough).

You guessed it. Alice Burdeu. Gosh, I could devote an entire other blog to this girl, based on the amount of time I write about her, no? All this aside, however, this shoot leads me to believe her her work is best saved for the runway. Why? I fear that she has Derek Zoolander Syndrome. As I was flipping through the catalogue, all pictures featuring Alice, I noticed that she only really has one look. On the runway, this doesn't matter as much so I'm not too worried for her.
It seems that Green With Envy has been featured in Vogue Australia, and Harper's Bazaar Australia enough to last a lifetime -- this gets me excited. I'm thinking of taking a trip down Flinders Lane and checking this place out for myself. My formal is coming up, after all...

Catch.

Romany

[photos courtesy of harpersbazaar.com.au and greenwithenvy.com.au]

26 comments:

LINDA said...

That is very interesting...
I love taking random quizzes whenever I can find them, and the "Which Seven Deadly Sins Are You" ones are my favourites.
Anyway, I agree with you about Alice, and I could say the same about several other models...

AsianCajuns said...

Ooooh, you have to post a pic of you wearing your dress for the formal!

Kira Fashion said...

so funny! hehehe

a kiss and a hug friend :)

Jelenie said...

Show us the dress you end up wearing Romany. I love that Green with Envy ads with Alice but you're right about her facial expression - I think she's getting better though as that was shot yonks ago. Can't wait to see her new ed with Vogue Aus!

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I use to always take quizzes on spark it! those were the days eh?

envy is a terrible emotion that can make you do crazy things!

A dreamer said...

heh heh ,dont worry, i take those quizzes too.
its so sad isnt it?
I took 'which lost character are you?'

i think i'm the only non alice fan.
shes quite normal in my eyes.

Alya said...

I think I probably have a little bit of every one of those sins!

Fashion Ivy said...

I must admit. I have been known to take those quizzes.

On Track said...

Hehe i am also a quiz taker when I have a little time on my hands ;)

SICK. said...

haha, i took a quiz on ellegirl.com two minutes after i read this post :]

+ i think i'd be envy too.


x.
jessica

Wendy said...

I take such quizzes all the time, its kind of fun.

Secretista said...

HAHA. I used to do all those quizzes.

riz said...

I STILL HAVEN'T SEEN ZOOLANDER!!

Angel said...

Green and yellow...Adorable colours: bright and so fresh!!!

ღ mey ♥¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨♥ღ said...

uau, nice outfits... i dont like yellow so much, but i like green :)
a lot... kisses

K.Line said...

Hi Romany: FYI, I tagged you for the 6 Quirk meme. Check out my blog for details. K

Fashion Addict said...

I love taking quizzes, but I don't have as much time as I did when I was like 14! Love your blog and I really want to do a link exchange with you! Please contact me when you have the time!!!

Fashion Addict said...

Thanks for adding my link to your blog! I just added you onto mine!!

e.jay said...

That dress was incredible!

hannah said...

"derek zoolander syndrome" haha.

ROBOTS said...

this picture is so sexy!

KiKi said...

I've gotton envy too ...............5 times I was hoping for a change

Romany said...

Asiancajuns & jelenie: oh don't worry, I will post pictures. :) The formal isn't very far away and I haven't even een shopping yet. There's a $120 entry fee, though, so if I don't end up posting pictures it just means I'm too broke to afford the internet bill. ;)

a dreamer: haha really? Which character did you end up being?? I'd probably be one of th pathetic characters, seriously I would be so hopeless in that type of situation.

sick. : coincidence! Which quiz? Result? I want answers. Lol. ;)

riz: video store right now. Hire Zoolander, you will laugh until your sides split. Literally!

kiki: 5 times? Oh no. What I like to do is just take the quiz again and make sure my answers correspond with the answer that I want - haha I'm such a cheat!

Thanks for all your lovely comments gorgeous ones! :)
Romany
xx

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