PEACE OUT 2010.

For a time (“ticking away the moments that make up a dull day”) I worked a job that required me to usher laser light shows JEALOUS MUCH? The last show of the night was always Pink Floyd: half the year was Dark Side of the Moon, the other half was a few selections from The Wall. One must really looooove a band to come out of that experience possessing the same level of crazed fandom as before. I admit, I haven’t visited my Floyd collection as regularly since, but I will always *heart* PF… and am on a bit of a kick after hearing Pigs (Three Different Ones) out last night. This is my favorite song from The Wall and the most ridic sequence in the movie. Crank it up, puff puff pass, whatevs.

Just a baby post tonight, am feeling like all I do is stare at the computer. Want to read/write/draw. But I just had to share these images from a Candy Magazine editorial via HuffPost Style. See the whole slideshow here.

Photo cred: huffingtonpost.com

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Photo cred: huffpost.com

According to their website, Candy isthe first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations,” and is also behind this amazing cover shot of James Franco in drag :

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Loves it all! Need to find Candy in hard copy A to the SAP- the mock Vogue spread MUST be a part my personal archives. (#ohsoexpansive)

Alright pets, ’tis my final Pose of 2010, can you even deal?! Wowsa.
Have a great NYE/NYD, be safe, drink some bubbly and dance like everyone is watching.

Photo cred: iPoseCity

HAPPY NEW YEAR POSE-RS!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers,
PoseCity xo.

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I’m baaack!

No, Lil Wayne lover, the post title is not a reference to one of the most retweeted Tweets of 2010 [link cred: EJJ], but rather an announcement of my return to the Rose City/the blogosphere! PUT YO HANDS IN THE AIR!!!

Hmmm.. let’s see: rain is pouring down loudly, #5 is cozy in candlelight and the tea kettle is putting in overtime. Yes, it feels good and familiar to be back. I have spent much of the day running errands and feeling slightly disoriented from travel, time change and minimal sleep. I also have roughly a zillion things on my mind, as per usual, which no doubt adds to feeling scattered. I have been digging on this song tonight, methinks it is rockin’ and sexy.

Aalsdkhgalksdhgaksldjg HAVE SO MUCH TO REPORT.
Going to start with some highlights from my PDX>IND trip:

  • Snow, cold weather, White Christmas
  • Our tree with old photos from Christmases past in lieu of ornaments
  • Going to the YMCA every morning with my mom and sister [my mother is quite the celeb there, everyone knows and loves her]
  • Talking fashion with a great friend who hates fashion [ALT]
  • Dancing to “Back that Ass Up”-yes, that’d be courtesy of Juvenile- with my sister at a bar in Broad Ripple
  • Attending Christmas Eve service, a special one for my family and I’m so grateful we were all together
  • Visiting the Indianapolis Museum of Art [more on this tradition later]

Now onto some Pose-worthy items:

Marilyn + Jimmy: Ya know, I’ve been wondering all this time while perusing ad after ad in November and December magazines if Marilyn Minter had any influence on the current Jimmy Choo campaign. Well I am pleased to finally confirm my suspicions and report that she photographed the damn ads herself, no wonder they bear her “look.”Ms. Minter is one of my favorite artists and her aesthetic is definitely not subtle. Her sexy, often dirty (literally) approach is a nice contrast to Choo’s luxe 15th Anniversary collection. You know you’ve made it when you can step in liquid gold wearing $500 shoes, baby!

Madeline Albright, style icon?!: Not a typo. As aforementioned, I took a trip to the Indianapolis Museum of Art whilst home. It has become a tradition for my mom and I to check out the latest exhibits, with special emphasis always given to the Fashion + Textiles Gallery (which was still the same feature as when I was there in July, lame). This time we went primarily for Andy Warhol: Enterprises, but since my sister came along, it was more economical to become members (yay!), thus also granting us free admission into Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection. Weee! Both exhibits are well worth the time and money (IMA offers free general admission, special exhibitions often cost), but the Albright collection was most impressive. Perhaps because I had low expectations going in (Ms. Albright does not exactly look the part of fashion statement maker), I was delighted with the story of how the flashy brooches she chose to adorn her otherwise plain ensembles became symbols for her intentions wherever her duties as Secretary of State took her [employed by Slick Willy, jealous!].

Photo cred: iPoseCity

Photo cred: iPoseCity

Photo cred: iPoseCity

I loved looking at all the gorgeous jewels (as luck would have it, am in a bit of a pin phase myself) and learning about such a historically significant woman. Fashion as means of expression + powerful woman= LOVE. Way to go IMA, am proud to be a member!

Eye Candy:

Apparently Dita Von Teese is in the process of writing a beauty manual. Meh, don’t care, but this picture from the upcoming book is ridic!! Like!

Wishing you all a happy moment in time whenever you reed this.
Hope the week away wasn’t too much to bear! Reunited and it feels so foxy.

Much love.
Cheers,
PoseCity xo.


Hollydaze.

They say it takes a village to raise a child, which certainly rings truer in certain areas of my own life than in others. Music knowledge is one of the few (only?) areas my parents left up to ‘the village’ in my formative years. Thankfully, I have an older sister who was extremely generous for passing down certain bands, songs and TAPES [cue Superunknown] to her adoring little sister. Her influence, along with friends and lovers, has shaped my current musical taste (always in flux). Simon and Gfunk, however, stand as the one act I can fully credit my mother for the introduction. She saw them live in their prime and her copy of Bridge Over Troubled Water on vinyl decorated my wall all throughout college. In honor of my trip home for the holidays tomorrow, I post this awesome performance. Enjoy!

Wait, what’s this?? NOT GOING HOME TOMORROW, ACTUALLY JETTING OFF TO PARIS TO ACCEPT MY NEW POSITION AS EDITOR IN CHIEF OF FRENCH VOGUE.
KTHANKSBYE.

Okay, back from my alternate dream universe. But fo realz?! Mega shocked at Ms. Roitfeld’s announcement earlier this week. I do adore her and her work, most recently chronicled as FVogue celebrated it’s 90th anniversary in September. A Q&A with CR from NYT alludes to frustrations over pressure to remain perma-PC in a magazine that exists to push boundaries by showcasing new and unique talent. Perhaps it all became to much?Can’t wait to see what is next for CR (hopefully it involves her super hot daughter)!

Photo cred: huffpost.com

Here’s something to ponder as your chestnutz (OMG) are roasting on an open fire:
Style Story o’ the Decade.
Hmmmm! HuffPo does start us off with some high points, all great contenders for the prize, I’m sure. But what about the launch of PoseCity in September 2010??
#MYstylestoryofthedecade

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas week. If you don’t celebrate, then have a great week just the same. No matter what you believe, we can all agree that a week without a PoseCity update surely ranks up there with coal in yer stocking circa age five. But a break is a break is a vacation, so stay strong my pets. I’ll return with a whole list of unfortunate midwest fashion flubs to share with you all. #imitationuggstuckedintomomjeans
MUCH LOVE and MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Photo cred: nyt.com

Cheers,

PoseCity xo.


It’s in the way that you use it.

CLAPTON IS GOD. And apparently always prepared, please note the spare cig tucked between guitar strings. Not usually a Phil Collins fan (thank you, sister), but I can tolerate if he’s getting it done on the drums for EC as he is here. Let it Rain is an upbeat love tune, but meant quite literally for my Rose City Pose-rs this week. Natch!

My writing is at a bit of a crossroads (keeping with the Clapton theme). The Neat Sheet has all but vanished from the interwebz world, leaving me confused and worried. My emails have gone unanswered and yes, I did check to see if it was just a pass-agress way of telling me to bugger off. Hmmm…. needless to say, January goal #1 will be finding another outlet. I was just starting to feel in the groove with it all and felt so lucky to meet the ladies I was able to interview. Who knows, maybe it will liven up again in 2011?

Personally, I am rollin and tumblin (Clapton) along, heading home to the Midwest in exactly a week. Looking forward to family time and wintery weather. It is always a bit stressful, making time to say hello to old friends (Clapton) but also ensuring that the majority of my visit is spent hanging with the family. Still debating whether to take my computer with me… mostly because I doubt PoseCity parentals know their wireless password, but also because I think it will be nice to take a few days off. I’ll keep my faithful updated! PoseCity >>> CircleCity?

Yesterday I saw Black Swan with two lovely lady friends. I have had mega ladywood for this movie for several reasons and could not wait to see if it lived up to my expectations. OMG… INTENSE. My stomach was clenched the whole time. I cannot give too much away, but I will say that the costumes were incredible, the lezzy scene was brief, and I still have a lot of questions. I didn’t loooooove it but it was definitely worth my time and $8 motherfin .50.

In fashion news, I just stumbled upon this gem about the Sartorialist. Please be sure to watch the video, it is super short and narrated by the Sartorialist himself, Scott Schuman. I am a huge fan of his blog and the fact that he is from Indiana [We Hoosiers have to stick together, as per Vonnegut]! I find it interesting that he primarily considers the photographic composition over the fashion statement, as most people would categorize his blog as a study in street style. Follow me:
http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/>Bookmarks>Add Bookmark>Add. GOOD JOB!

Also from my NYT buds, a great homage to lace as the detail of late. YAY!!!! So sexy, so revealing, yet subdued. Le sigh…so great, I can’t stand it (ok, last one)!!!

And finally, I know you are wondering who I think looked good or bad out and about over the weekend. Let the wait end:

I know nada about Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden except that SHE’S A BABE! What a dress. Royal garb has always been whimsically appealing to me and seeing these photos only serves as reinforcement.

Photo cred: huffpost

Photo cred: huffpost

Was this Kate Bosworth’s home-ec project gone wrong?! WTH??

Photo cred: people.com

Big surprise, FLOTUS looked amazingly festive for the “Christmas in Washington” concert. She does not miss.

Photo cred: huffpost

Ok Pose-ys, stay fresh this week. Nobody knows you when you’re down and out (LAST ONE FOR REAL THIS TIME) and lookin a mess!
Much love.

Cheers,
PoseCity xo.


My So-Called BLOG.

No music, just please watch [or re-watch]  My So-Called Life. This clip will get you started, it is a bit long but so worth it (mother/daughter fashion show… need I say more?!). The WHOLE SERIES is available to watch online at Hulu. Fo free.

Sigh.. so grateful for such things, as I had what ya might call a ‘typical Monday.’ I left #5 at my latest time ever, scurrying to the max already wishing for 5 pm. Work was busy and interrupted by an unexpected phone problem (middle finger to AT&T), which left me frustrated and stressed. Needless to say, this episode, aptly titled “The Zit,” particularly resonated with me tonight. I’ll be nicer tomorrow. Enjoy*

FtotheYtotheI:

This is depressing.

I want to go to this.

Watch this.

This is mega sad.

This is a damn fine looking couple:

Photo cred: justjared.buzznet.com

Where the sidewalk ends is still a mystery; where this post ends is right hurr!
Much love Pose-rs, we’s all in this together!

Cheers,
PoseCity xo.


Jingle all the damn way.

Happy December, kittens. The last few weeks of 2010.. mind blown! It is now within this strange three week window when Christmas tunes do not annoy me and the “Folk Holidays” station on Pandora streams nightly. A shitty cover of River came on said station last night and I immediately went to my itunes to listen to the original, only to realize that in the Great Data Transfer of July 2010, none of my Joni made it to my new computer. Gasp! Oversight immediately corrected. This is one of my favorite “not really a Christmas song Christmas songs” [see also King’s Crossing by Elliott Smith and the entire Little Women soundtrack]. I remember it playing as BG and I drove across Idaho at night during my own Oregon Trail migration, two years ago this week. Always makes me tear up a little, it’s just so gosh darn purdy.

This week has been cray cray. I participated in the Jingle Bell Run 5K this morning and it felt so. good. to. move. To use my body. To feel the spirit of the crowd. Cold air is invigorating, cleansing in my lungs. The course took all 3,000+ of us along Naito Pkwy, meaning I got the chance to say “Good Mornin” to almost all of my Willamette bridge buddies. SWOON. Am mega grateful for Portland, for races, for the foxy lady running in front of me wearing red fishnets, booty shorts and an elf hat [note to self: must step up race day ensemble next year].

Work was the main stressor for me this week. I’ve felt equal parts excitement, nervousness and disappointment as a result of a promotion. I know it is for the best, however I cannot help but feel taken advantage of in many ways. I’ve struggled with resentment and jealousy towards other co-workers, but ultimately I need to NUT UP and realize that some things are never going to change in my current place of employment and be grateful to have a job period. I must focus on this new role and take as much out of it as I can so someday I can move on and be compensated fairly (blogging doesn’t pay the bills, kids). End rant.

Aside from knowing that photographic evidence has surfaced confirming the budding romance between Taylor Swift and Jakey G [he’s dead to me], I am way behind on my news this week. I was planning on seeing Black Swan today, but alas, it doesn’t open in PDX until next week. Am hoping to get some gift shopping done today and must carbo load/take bath in sanitizer for my inagural trip to the G’will bins tomorrow with K & S.

Buuuut, I couldn’t let a post go by without some fashion talk! Behold…

In an effort to make us all feel better about ourselves, Ms. Berry stepped out in this shiny mess, reminding the world that even she can hit the stylish skids sometimes.

Photo cred: people.com

Leighton Meester demonstrates how NOT to don menswear:

 

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YSL documentary?! Can’t wait!!! Plus, I think I could watch just about anything if it were narrated in French… c’est magnifique!

This dress is unbelievable:

Photo cred: nytimes.com

Truly a work of art! The print reminds me of dishes and also this Roberto Cavalli number:

Photo cred: victoriabeckham-jenna.blogspot.com

Love ’em both.
Ah, yes, all is right in Pose-land. Off to enjoy this cold, sunny Sunday. Wishing you well in making your list, checking it twice and picking the perfect shopping ensemble. Hearts!
Cheers,
PoseCity xo.