Tuesday, 7 February 2012
All Hail Zooey D!
I decided to write a blog about Zooey Deschanel because, well, as you are all probably aware by now, she is just plain amazing. I don't want this to be a big "OMGILUVUZOOEY" embarrassing blog, although that would probably be the easiest way to put it, because I bloody adore her. I have been a huge fan of hers for a number of years now, and wanted to explain why, as a lot of people have only just started to notice who she is since "New Girl" began airing on Channel 4 in January 2012. (I don't think I am alone in saying that Friday nights are now entirely dedicated to watching New Girl.)
Not many of you will know, but Zooey isn't just an actress - she is also an extremely talented singer. I think the first time I ever heard Zooey sing was in the film "Elf", and the first thing that popped into my mind was "She has such a lovely singing voice...". Not long afterwards, I read on the internet that Zooey was in fact in a band called "She and Him" with M. Ward. It didn't take long before I was absolutely obsessed with She and Him, and to date I have both albums, Volume I and Volume II, on my iPod. Not to mention their delightful Christmas album which was released in October 2011. I will always remember Christmas 2011 as the year David and I decorated our Christmas tree whilst listening to "A Very She and Him Christmas".
For those of you who haven't listened to She & Him before, here are a few of my favourites:
I think it is Zooey's beautiful, vintage sounding voice which makes me love their music so much. Every song I listen to sounds like something from decades ago, yet with a modern twist, and I love that. No-one sounds like She & Him and perhaps that's why they have never gone mainstream, but I'm sure they don't care. As long as they keep making music which makes me happy in any possible situation (seriously, try it! It works!) I will continue buy their music for as long as they release new material.
Not only do I love her singing, but the characters Zooey has played in films have made me admire her even more, simply because you can tell that each character is slightly like the real-life Zooey. For example, her hilarious role as Alison in "Yes Man" made me think, "I bet she really IS that fun and free-spirited." Her role as Summer in "(500) Days of Summer" made me think "I bet she really IS that quirky and spontaneous." Not to mention her role as Jess in "New Girl", which made me (and the rest of the world) think "I bet she really IS that hilarious!"
One of the main things I love about Zooey is her style. She never tries to look like anybody else, or follow trends, or look overly sexy. She just wears what she wants to wear because she likes it, and as a result looks effortlessly stylish. She is one of the few actresses who I admire because she comes across as the kind of girl who you could be friends with. Just a down-to-earth, normal girl, who wears cute clothes, has lovely hair and never tries too hard. One thing I dislike about celebrities is when they play it safe with clothes and are too scared to wear something they absolutely adore, just in case they end up on the "Worst Dressed" list. Zooey Deschanel is not one of those celebrities. If she likes something, she will wear it - and in my opinion, she always looks incredible.
And there it is. My explanation for why I love Zooey Deschanel. Not only is she an actress, singer and producer (Zooey is a Producer for "New Girl" -- just something else to add to her CV!) she is also growing to be a global style icon. Despite her fame only coming to light over the past few years, I predict this is just the beginning for Zooey. I look forward to seeing what happens with New Girl, She and Him, and not to mention her fashion choices in the future. In the mean time, I will just carry on following her every move on Twitter, and continue to ask God why he didn't give me big, piercing blue eyes like Zooey Deschanel.
All hail Zooey D!