MHL Love

I've 2/3 of the way done! I've just finished what felt like the longest paper I've written ever since high school (a brutal fifteen page art history research paper) since most of my class work for the past two years consisted mostly of problem sets, exams or short three to four page papers. All I have left is my Econometrics exam and a tour I have to lead at the school museum tomorrow and that's it! I don't leave for Greece until 20th from Logan (since I'm travelling with the school and all) so I'll be blogging from NYC when housing kicks me out this Saturday. I went on Tumblr for a little blogging break and did not expect see these set of Margaret Howell photos from the S/S 2012 MHL catalogue.

At first I didn't know what MHL was, but apparently it's a new line that Margaret Howell opened up in Shoreditch and is crazy popular in Japan. Where can I get my hands out some without needing to read Japanese (from online stores there) or visiting the UK personally? These were found via HOUYHMHNM, which seems to be some mix of online shopping platform and magazine. (I wonder how you would pronounce a name like that :-S)

One more great MHL news is that Margaret Howell will be teaming up with Converse Jack Purcell to create two different pairs of chucks in black and off-white. I personally dig the off-white ones better. MHL white chucks + clothing from catalogue would make the ideal summer wardrobe EVER. Girl can dream.
A few more things before I sign off:

  • My A Single Man (2009) fashion in film recap been linked to a Guardian fashion blog post, which is pretty cool since it's never happened to lil' ol' me before. It seems like I'm not the only one who's (still) in love with Nick Hoult's mohair sweater. I have a counterargument against the suggestion that the new The Great Gatsby (2012) movie will bring back all things 20s when it's released on Christmas later this year.
  • I opened a super nerdy economics blog on tumblr, which I will update regularly when I'm blogging here. Follow me if you'd like :)
  • I've come across some photos from the blog on Tumblr recently. I'm frankly flattered that someone would deem them reblog-worthy, but please link back. That's all I ask for, especially when the photos are of my physical self (why does that sound weird...) rather than, say a photo I took of a book I liked or a place I've visited. Even if I am just your average college student and not a professional photographer whose income depends on royalties or whatnot. Muchas gracias.
  • A friend had lent me her copy of Fifty Shades of Grey (2011), which I was über curious to read since it's not everyday where each book of a trilogy occupies the NYTimes bestseller list places #1, #2, and #3 for what seems like forever now. Curiousity got the best the of me as I don't think I've ever cringed so much since I was forced to watch High School Musical when I was twelve at my friend's slumber birthday party (she, as the birthday girl, picked it). I suppose it was not all for naught since I enjoyed reading the tumblr parody of it immensely. It stops just short of being 'it's so bad it's good' à la so many fan fictions out there. I do however want to buy the trilogy as a prank for my mum for Mother's Day since it's a) super inappropriate and b) we all know how asexual married Asian couples with teenage kids can get. My advice is save your brain cells and valuable time and do NOT read the books, but if you still insist on it, don't say I didn't warn you.

And off to study for my last exam of the school year I go. Wish me luck! I'll write again soon.

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