Sunday, December 18, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Castle Gardena - Amazing Homes Part II

from W Magazine photographed by Simon Watson

An Incredible photograph. Enough said.

Duchess of Alba - Amazing Homes Part I

from W Magazine photographed by Simon Watson

It looks like Hogwarts x Coraline. I'd pay to walk down this hallway. MAGICAL!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Secret Shifters

Sometimes when I am feeling less than perfectly happy, I have to retrieve those feelings by turning to a secret shifter, which is a folder of random things that makes me instantly happy. This retarded cat from Natsume's Book of Friends brings me such joy! How the simple things in life can do this is incredible!

Thanks Keith for introducing me to this anime!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Romantic Ramblings Inspired by Breakfast With The Love of My Life

"When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman."

I copy and pasted this and for whatever reason, can't get rid of the baby blue highlighter, but, more the more important issue at hand is, how great is this quote? It's by Joss Whedon, is that the guy who wrote Buffy the Vampire Slayer?! Wow, it's both deep and contemporary. As sarcastic as that sounds, it is 100% truth. How amazing would it be for someone to say this to you? Girls, aspire to be with no one else but the man who feels this way.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

History + Nostalgic References

I've been looking at photos online of various bloggers etc...and we've (when I say we, I mean most of the fashion set age group from their teens to mid/late twenties) is referencing 90s/grunge right now. The pictures are cute and all because it's an era that's already passed that we know is visually pleasing...but does anyone ever think how this will skew the historical referencing years down the line? Obviously it'll never be as authentic as the real 90s but will we want to remember the 2010s as the year that look like the 90s? It's kind of weird isn't it? Perhaps this is why we are all so fucking bored.

Although, while trying to find a picture for this posting, I came across a Sex and the City reference from I think 1st or 2nd season and actually, they look incredible!! This is the 90s I'm thinking of. Vogue 90s, Jil Sander. Even Miranda looks cool.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Obsessed with this song!!

Don't know if it'll make it to the final edit of the runway soundtrack but it's a good hint to how I'm feeling for the ending of the collection. It's kind of romantic in a high school prom kind of way. All I know is that she's so cool and everyone is totally in love with her!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Maybe There Are More Important Things Than Being Really Really Ridiculously Good Looking

Remember in Zoolander when this conversation occured?
"Maybe we should be doing something
more meaningful with our lives. Like helping people.

Uh Derek, what people?

I don't know. People who need help.
Models help people.
They make them feel good about themselves.
They also show them how to dress cool and wear their hair in interesting ways."

Well, I agree. I definitely want to wear my hair like Abbey Lee Kershaw.
So Thanks for helping me Abbey!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

"Men Are Better Designers Than Women"...?

Christian Dior

During my final year at St. Martin's, Peter Louis Crown, the owner of House of Lachasse, came in to give a lecture on tailoring and design. He told fascinating stories about old customers and English heritage, how he came to own the House of Lachasse, but the one thing he said that stood out most to me was "MEN ARE BETTER DESIGNERS THAN WOMEN."

His explanation was that men don't design for themselves, therefore, they are not restricted by anything and create more beautiful things. At first I was offended, but when a fellow woman in the industry agreed with him, I became curious. Afterall, good design is in the eye of the beholder. BUT having always been a fan of elaborate french embroidery and cutting myself, I have to admit that the designers I have always loved are indeed male. Dior, Balenciaga, Lacroix...all the most amazing houses have been headed by men.

If I could re-write my thesis, it would be a study on this debate. It would be so interesting. Perhaps I will continue to post comparisons on this blog.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Prada, You are so Brilliant!

Prada Espadrille platform sneakers

The perfect blend of comedy and style