Wednesday, September 30, 2009

fragility on the brink of strength





blazer-Zara. tank-American Apparel. jeans-7 For All Mankind.
shoes-Marc by Marc Jacobs. scarf-Zara.

*a special thanks to my sister for taking these photos.

Today I'm feeling: "Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." - Salvador Dali

Saturday, September 26, 2009

everything's got a moral, if only you can find it






images: 1. Versace spring 06 rtw, style.com 2. Valentino fall 09 couture, style.com 3. Erin Fetherston spring 10 rtw, style.com 4. Elie Saab fall 08 couture, style.com 5. unknown 6. unknown 7. weheartit.com 8. unknown

title: quote from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland...a book filled with memorable characters and quotes. Can't wait for the movie.

On another note, I was thrilled to learn that I was the winner of a giveaway at http://luphia.blogspot.com/!! I adore her blog and cannot wait to receive my dress. This is the first time I've ever won anything...ever. Is that sad?
Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. xx

Thursday, September 24, 2009

much obliged



I don't wear a lot of pink, but apparently I own a good amount of pink objects. For you James Frey fans, you might like to know that my copy is signed! When he was promoting My Friend Leonard, I went to one of his book readings/signings and got this book and A Million Little Pieces signed. Now I know there was that whole Oprah controversy - did he lie? should it have been called fiction? - but I still love these two books...and I think Mr. Frey is a brilliant writer.

In case you're wondering, the lip colors are: Smashbox pout, Lancome daiquiri, and Bobbi Brown hot pink. The blush is Bobbi Brown pale pink. It's the only blush I've used for years now. Also, wallet-Marc Jacobs. (It's kind of a dirty pink now...I guess I'm tough on my wallet.) Cosmetic bag-Fendi (circa 2002 ish). Headband-American Apparel.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

muted palette





Images via style.com
I fell in love with Donna Karan's spring 2010 rtw collection. Above are some of my favorites. So wearable and so beautiful! I love the soft colors and soft fabrics...there is something ethereal and dreamlike about the clothes. Also in this collection are a few bolder pieces in a bright orange. They are just as beautiful, but speak to me in a different way. The muted pieces really fit my mood right now. Enjoy.

Monday, September 21, 2009

let them laugh





images via net-a-porter

These are the type of shoes, in my opinion, that certain people might laugh at -- "THEY cost $350?! What were you thinking? They are slippers. Almost elf-like. Almost moonwalk-ish." Well, well...I would have to strongly disagree. I adore the shape of this shoe...and I can only imagine how comfortable they are. I just love these shoes and could wear them every day. Shoes by Newbark.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

bean bag





images via net-a-porter

Once in a while you stumble upon a bag that really speaks to you - calls out your name - says "buy me, buy me, buy me!" This Emilio Pucci clutch did just that. I love the organic but hard shape and metallic shine. If only you weren't $1,385...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

as though the ocean




images: (I warn -- many I saved a long, long time ago without credits. My sincere apologies.) 1. Clemence Poesy in a Chloe ad via clemence-poesy.org 2. Daniel Farmer photography 3. love the linear look of the flowers and frames, unknown 4. symmetry pleases the eye, unknown 5. a jewelry chandelier...genius, unknown. 6. this house looks so welcoming, unknown 7. fun masks...very New Orleans, unknown 8. beautiful mosaic bench and styling, unknown
I try hard to post photos that I have saved with credits, but my desire to credit appropriately leaves some amazing photos out of this blog and only to be enjoyed by my eyes (a sad, sad thing)...so I wanted to do a post of many "unknowns." Enjoy.
Also, I am currently reading Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (1952). It's a wonderful book so far, and just last night I came across a beautiful quote. Here it is:
"...as though the ocean were making love with something under a yellow blanket..." Only Hemingway. Beautiful.

Monday, September 14, 2009

not as confused as i look



Now that the weather is starting to change, I wanted to give my Calvin Klein shoes one last day of wear. I will see you in the spring, my lovely shoes. Really, they have been quite wonderful - a high heal to give me height and still they are considerably comfortable. These aren't the best photos of them, so I might do another post with them before it turns too chilly. Oh, and please don't mind my skills in front of the camera...I'm new at this.

On another note, I am very excited to start piling on the layers for fall. More outfit posts to come.

Friday, September 11, 2009

drip, drip



images: 1. BCBG Max Azria spring 2010 rtw via style.com 2. Jackson Pollock's Full Fathom Five (1947)

See the resemblance? To say that the Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock was highly influential is an understatement. His work - or shall I say his creative genius - consistently shows up in fashion, design, architecture, and even philosophy. This American "bad boy" lives forever in his paintings...and in the art and design he has inspired.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

i am, i am, i am



I thought I'd share these two photos of my new booties -- Carlos by Carlos Santana. I got these for $100...which I think is a great deal. Admittedly, they are not the most comfortable shoes, but they could have been a lot worse. I don't think I gave them a fair trial, since my feet were already wounded (and I mean wounded - bleeding in 4 different spots) from another pair of shoes. Ahhh, what we do for fashion's sake. So, when I wear them next I will be sure to have healthy, unbruised feet and give them a fair try.

For those of you who follow my blog, you may realize this is the first time I'm doing a post on myself. My identity (face) is officially revealed. Oh, the fright!