Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Whitewater - Tortoise

My mind is blank like this Erdem dress. It works when it needs to. And like the dress, it's both simple, yet efficient. Hopefully I'll have something more thought provoking to say soon.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Breeze Bossa - Infinitskills

Spring out of bed.
Spring clean your house.
Spring it up with some orchids.
Spring awakening.

Scarf - Liberty London for Target
Shirt - thrift
Skirt - homemade
Shoes - Rachel Comey for UO Spectator

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Look - Sebastien Tellier

sebastien tellier from totushi on Vimeo.

Not safe for work at all. Which is a shame because it's a pretty animation. And I think it's safe to say that Sebastien Tellier loves the female form. Every video I post from him involves a female derriere (though I've only posted two). Well Sebastien, the ladies love you too.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Looking Glass - Blue States

Every year about this time people start to get really excited. Flip flops come out. Pale legs are seen shuffling beneath ill fitted shorts. People in this area love to jump the gun. But then the rain comes and the cold returns like an unwanted house guests. Me? I keep my tights where they belong until I'm sure. But I do swap out the coats for light weight jackets which I pile on in layers. That's my jumping the gun.

Jacket - Twenty8Twelve
Dress - Best Behavior
Scarf and Shoes - Urban Outfitters
Tights - H&M

I wore this when I went to see Alice In Wonderland. I loved it.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Marla - Grizzly Bear

Permanent Vacation always excels at painting a very vivid picture of the type of people who wear their clothes. They seem to have a penchant for outlaws and vacationers? Or artists and muses? Or just really extraordinary good looking couples. Either way their clothing always inspires me to want to move into a tree house. Or maybe just go camping and stumble upon a dilapidated house.

Seems everyone's digging red lipstick these days and it's time for me to invest.

(Photos: Permanent Vacation )

Jewel - Blond Redhead

In the days of my youth, like any other American teenage girl of the 90’s, I ODed on Claire’s . Mood rings, trinkets and bracelets, adorned my body and most fell apart within five wears. After said time period of frivolous crap buying, I came to realize that I viewed necklaces as leftover scrap material which one adorns themselves in and another frivolous purchase for consumers to gorge themselves on. I hold that view on necklaces to this day, but now feel the need to purchase every pretty ribbon or felt necklace I come across. These Phillip Lim necklaces certainly fill that crafty Marni-esquish need (though the pricetag burns a hole in my eyes). Interesting DIY?

(Photos: La Garconne)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ribbon Bows - Joanna Newsom

Tonight I caught myself doing it. Making bad jokes in ballet class. When I first began dancing, I realized that when more advanced dancers open up to you, they always start with a bad joke which pertains to ballet (which demonstrates knowledge while attempting to be light hearted). Meanwhile, you (the beginner) probably don't understand but will giggle anyway in order to feel some sort of acceptance.

Tonight's class was full of beginners of all shapes and sizes. They looked at me nervously and I tried to smile but not look terribly pleased with myself as I breezed through the barre exercises. I remember being a beginner, hell I'm still pretty much a beginner. But I remember the intense feeling of wanting to give up so badly, call it a day and tell everyone "I tried it and it wasn't for me". But something happened. For once, I didn't quit. I became obsessed with becoming better. And I'm forever pleased with myself by this thought. So when I see new beginners and they look awkward, nervous and embarrassed, sometimes I have to fight the urge to give them a big hug and tell them "don't give up, you'll see . . . this is going to be one of the best decisions you've ever made".

But I'm still going to shut up with the bad jokes. It's so square.

(All photos from: The Ballerina Project, and you can buy the prints here)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bookends - Simon and Garfunkel

You can't judge a book by it's cover, but with covers this good, who's judging? The classics have gotten a makeover thanks to Penguin and Project (RED). And me . . . well I always have some reading to do, but the list just got longer. I really prefer to read the classics now that I'm no longer in school. It seems like less of a chore and more of a pleasure.

(Photos: The Creative Review)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Black March - Serge Gainsbourg

Jeluxury pointed out that I wear a lot of black. I assure you, it is only during the winter and out of sheer necessity and laziness. I find regardless of colour and shade, everyone's skin tends to get a bit dull and sallow during the bleakness of winter, making it hard for colours to shine as bright as they usually do. Black doesn't give you much to work with, but on the upside, no one's expecting that much either (it is cold outside, after all). But it does match everything, thus making it a highly wearable colour, in my book.

One day, I'm going to clean my room and there won't be piles of gathering crap at my feet. One day.