About Schmidt

Schmidt (Max Greenfield) became my favourite of the boys of New Girl straight away, probably because he makes me laugh the most. He’s such a dork, but so cute at the same time, right? So what if he enjoys lounging in a way-too-short kimono (I once had a housemate who enjoyed this past time, suffice to say he didn’t last long because he refused to wear undies – eww.) Schmidt also is fiercely protective of his expensive hair products and he probably spends too much on his clothes, trinkets, and personalised condoms… again, eww.

But you have to love that he isn’t afraid to be himself, even if that means the result is inevitable – putting money into the Douchebag jar! He knows who he is and takes on any challenge, and sometimes I think this means he takes pride in putting money in the douche bag jar, just to make his point.

Jess’s totally gorgeous BFF, Cece (Hannah Simone), well she resisted it for as long as she could, but in the end, she fell for Schmidt too. Even Jess, in a moment of weakness (and maybe too much alcohol) almost gave into his charms. I do believe there is a little bit of Schmidt in all of us.

If you want to see how much of an impact Schmidt has made on the world of social media, follow @SchmidtThings on Twitter, which features quotes from Schmidt and details on the man about town. Very cool.

Watch Max Greenfield talk about starring as Schmidt in New Girl, on why audiences connected with New Girl, on New Girl’s interpretation of modern relationships, on the ensemble’s strong chemistry and on how Schmidt will evolve.

So remember, if you want to relive all the memories, or enjoy the laughs for the first time you can get your copy of New Girl: The First Complete Season DVD here from October 10.

Zooey, Winston, Schmidt and Nick get into a groovy kind of chicken dance. I’m sorry, I just love this scene too much.

I hope your week is going well… xx

Who’s That Girl?

It’s not often that a television show becomes instant must-see viewing for me but New Girl is one of those shows, because from the very first episode, I laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed, and I was totally hooked! I think it’s because I can relate to it. During my university days and pre-married life I lived in plenty of shared houses. It’s not easy to find people that can all get a long and in New Girl we get to see just how each of the characters are annoyed by the other, pushing each other’s buttons and how they deal with it, one of the best is the Douche Bag jar – I could have used one of those with a few of my past flatmates!

If you’ve been a following my blog, you no doubt are aware of my affection for Zooey Deschanel and Jess Day isn’t too different from her public persona. I especially adore her quirky, modern vintage style, which I wrote about in 2009. She is ladylike, the girl next door, someone you want to share all your secrets with over a glass (or a bottle) of wine, and she is so funny and sweet, and boy can she sing! I hope that they keep the clothes cute and sassy without becoming slaves to designers in the way that so many of these shows end up doing.

Jess can’t help but wear her heart on her sleeve and she isn’t afraid to push the boys into dealing with their feelings, even if that means seeing them at their most vulnerable. One of my favourite scenes in Season 1 is in episode 3 when Jess pretends to be Nick’s girlfriend at a wedding so that his ex-girlfriend will think that he’s moved on. Nick’s finally given up on getting back together with his ex and Nick dances a slow dance with Jess in manner of The Chicken Dance to Phil Collin’s Groovy Kind of Love. It’s cute and the only way the Chicken Dance should be danced from now on in my opinion.

New Girl Season 2 has just begun to air on tv, but if you want to relive the memories, or if you haven’t yet watched New Girl (why not?), then you can now because New Girl Season 1 on DVD is available to buy from October 10, and you can pre-order your copy now here

Here’s a taste of Season 1 on DVD

Hope your week is going well! xx

Wednesday Tumblr Delight

What a view! My current desktop wallpaper.

Winter style is in vogue right now down here. I'm loving this silhouette.

Winter is almost here, but it's still sunny enough to enjoy an outdoor lunch.

I'm currently writing a post on winter hat style. Stay tuned...

Still in love with the New Girl. Cute, infections humour, can't help but adore Schmidt!

Jessica Stam in Christian Dior Haute Couture at the 2007 Met Ball. I love the back detail, the gown comes with built-in jewellery.

My favourite movie of 2011, Midnight in Paris. Woody Allen's love letter to Paris.

Sundays are for baking cookies with my beautiful girls.

Hope your week is going well, happy Wednesday 🙂

New Girl, Zooey Deschanel

Last night I started watching Zooey Deschanel in her delightful new tv show New Girl, and already I am addicted, and I think maybe a little in love!   

Zooey plays instantly loveable character Jess Day, an adorable, quirky and sometimes emotional, school teacher who is just happy to be herself. After a bad breakup with her cheating boyfriend, Jess moves in with three roommates who just happen to be guys.  Obviously the guys consider Jess a little unstable in light of her breakup behaviour which involves spending her first week after moving in weeping and watching Dirty Dancing back-to-back.  But eventually the lads help Jess pull herself together and friendships blossom.

The cast of New Girl

There is excellent chemistry between the cast of characters, which as we get to know them more makes them even funnier and more endearing.  The writing is sharp, witty and the humour is dry and laugh-out-loud infectious. What’s not to love?

Zooey Deschanel as New Girl, Jess.

Jess is honest, she loves to sing to herself, her vintage retro style is delightful and I cannot wait to see more of it, oh and did I mention her hair? Her hair is so beautiful, with that thick fringe and those doe eyes of hers, I have obviously got a girl crush, right?

Yep, it’s definitely a crush.  



Zooey Deschanel: Stylish Girl

Zooey is one of those actresses that continues to evolve in front of your eyes.

She has one of those gorgeous self-depracating personalities that is so infectious you can’t help wanting to see more and more of her on screen.

She also has a singing voice to die for. I just love her singing in the shower in Elf, it’s so pretty and old-fashioned like Rosemary Clooney.

Click here to have a listen to her velvety honey-like voice.

This blue coat is gorgeous vintage and paired with the white pumps, short shift and plaid scarf, she looks relaxed and chic.

Sassy and quirky as well as sexy, Zooey does dressing up to perfection.

A big fan of vintage clothing, she always knows exactly what suits her.  She dresses like a lady, as my mum would say.  It’s like she was born in another time, she would have done well in Katherine Hepburn’s time I think.

You know how fond I am of pictures of girls and their bicycles, this is such a lovely shot.

Zooey is obviously a big fan of wearing dresses and skirts. Most of the pictures I found of her she is wearing exactly that. It would be strange to see her in jeans I think.

She is definitely a style icon in the making and I do believe she is also going to be a big, big star.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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