Thursday, December 31, 2009

Chaos - U.N.K.L.E.


This year was about as much fun as a root canal. Let's hope next year is ten to fifteen times better. I want to continue to:

1. work
2. blog
3. love
4. grow
5. cook (interchangable: food/ideas)

If you still need a moment to make promises to yourself which you will most likely lie about keeping, go here. Otherwise, go have a cocktail. We've earned it.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Playing With Yen - Milosh


Could I be you? My scarf is nearly done and I already own a fine pair of hammer pants.

Just looking at these employees from the Commes Des Garcons Black temporary store blog, made me go to eBay to try and find some H&M leftovers to layer with the things which are already in my wardrobe. You can find some dotted cardigans on eBay for $25! But the punchline of the joke is the $20 it cost to ship it from Japan. Still . . .








PS- Did you like how I refused to use the phrase "pop up shop" (regardless of how awkward my phrasing was)? One of the most overused phrases of 2009 in fashion, in my opinion.

(Photos: here)

Sleeping Beauty - Sourya





As I settle into my comfy, cozy new abode, it becomes more apparent to me that I could very well be one of those crazy hermit types that never wants to leave her house. If this is indeed true, I may be kean to invest in some perfect lounge wear and gorgeous underwear. Just like in a Alexandra Carr photograph.

While I'm Waiting - Steve Miller Band



While I'm waiting for Matthew to one day visit me, I may as well sue him for friend neglect.

Matthew James Reginald D. III the charges against you include being quite possibly one of the loveliest chaps the defendant has yet to come across and yet one of the worse long distant friends known to mankind. Should you plead guilty, the punishment is purchasing one of these lovely pixelated totes from Cristian Zuzunaga (by way of Tate Modern) for the defendant and shipping it to her new address in "the States", which of course she would provide, willingly. How do you plead?

Skint?!? You can't plead skint. Oh wait. Yes, you can.

Still, I want. And looks like if there's an outrageous shipping fee to be paid, I'm going to be paying it . . .

Monday, December 28, 2009

Feliz Navidad - José Feliciano

Christmas
So . . . did you get good loot?

I did! Glasses, Marimekko, Macbook Pros. Holyshit. I wasn't even expecting a lump of coal, so I would say I did well. And I celebrated with new in laws and and extended family, making thirteen of us total. It turned out almost okay.

Well, it didn't end in a slapping match, so I would conclude that we're in the black.



(For Cornpuddin', who knows how to bring the drama).

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mrs. Cold - Kings Of Convenience


I told you I would be constructive if I got snowed in, didn't I? 72 hours indoors is all you need. I kid . . . this is actually a blanket from Anthro that I'm hoping to buy for my living room once it hits around the $50 mark. Man that thing is cozy. (If it weren't utterly ridiculous you know I would try and pimp this like a scarf, you know that already . . . ). So now that I've been knitting for three days straight, I'm a bit addicted. All I want to do is curl up in a ball and do something in repetition, making straight little nearly perfect lines of warmth.

And now that I have this beautiful new Kings of Convenience album to enjoy, I'm even more enticed by the idea of never leaving my abode again. The world is a general mess of jerks right now. Lines, impatient people with cabin fever, holiday madness. I realize the album isn't really that new, but life has been so busy I'm just catching up on everything none work related. How did you all fare?

(Photo: Pitchfork and Peas)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Let It Happen - Kathryn Williams



Everyone calm down. It's just snow. And if you're smart, you'll get yourself a pair of pajamas (like this pair from J Crew which you'd have to pry off my cold frozen body today)



. . . a fat stack of books, a bottle of wine and something to knit.


Or if you're not smart, you could try to drive. But I have a feeling you are so much smarter than that!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

SW - Blond Redhead



Because I can always use another wrap sweater thingie . . . and Complex Geometries is constantly producing new ones.
My cousin always impersonates his wife when it comes to Christmas shopping. Apparently she always suggests buying a "sweater" but with her cute Pennsylvania accent it comes out as "sweader". How bout a white sweader or a black sweader?
I just bought this one from Calvin Klein. It was 40% off and it looks quite simple and glamorous all at once. My one friend who refuses to stray from black always looks so put together (even when she's being quite casual). Her style of dress has had a most indirect effect on the way I plan my outfits in the morning.



(Photos: Complex Geometries and Calvin Klein)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Beggin - Frankie Vallie



Wouldn't it be great if high school dances were drained of all their angst and uncomfortableness and everyone could just cut loose in a total and utter un self-conscious way? Wishful thinking! But it makes me realize that it's been way too long since I went somewhere where could just dance. Dancing for me is haphazzardly throwing my body around in different directions vaguely to the beat of the music.