#nowplaying Ween “Exactly Where I’m At”
Here are my three favorite looks from the Oscars red carpet; who did you love?!
[let’s focus on the pose-itive..]
*all photos linked to source*
The absolute best for last, IMHO.
I hope this finds you in a happy place, dear reeder. I did some serious retail therapy over the weekend up on Mississippi. Seriously, what starts as an innocent “just-getting-java-at-a-cafe-I-don’t-frequent-during-the-week” excursion turns into a glorious shop-to-shop journey up and down each side of the street. My luck on Saturday was so plentiful that I began to wonder… is Mississippi the new Alberta?! Big stuff swirlin’ around in my noggin, clearly.
Now, if only I could get my friends at Burberry Prorsum to send me this look for Fall 2012, I’d be set!
Thinking wishfully makes me happy. View the entire lust-worthy collection here.
#nowplaying Grandaddy The Sophtware Slump [what else is new?]
Tonight I spent some time post-“new job” with some friends that came into my life via “old job.” Ultimately, I think that the reoccurring lessons we learn and re-learn throughout our lives are pretty simple; it’s when we have too much time to over-analyze and ponder that thoughts/ideas become muddled and unclear. I was reminded of that this evening. The time I spent – at one of my all-time favorite watering holes – reminded me that there is “good” and there is “value” in every situation in life. While I felt creatively and professionally stifled at my old job, I had amazing coworkers- the types that morph from “how was your weekend?!” acquaintances to “tell me absolutely everything” confidants. For me, the “goodness” in a somewhat dissatisfying work life lay in these people, many of whom I consider lucky to still have in my life despite a lot of ups, downs, and potentially divisive situations. It is really too early to fairly asses my current work-to-personal-life ratio, but not too premature to realize that the people I met through my previous employment are rare. Every situation has it’s perks- stating the obvious, sure, but it feels damn nice to realize every once in a while.
In other news, it seems like the Melancholia media circuit is slowing turning into my own personal highlight reel for Ms. Dunst, who looks dimply, er, simply maaaaahvelous in pretty much every appearance lately.
In Chloe black, left and below. Something about this look is very “flapper” to me- the slight wave in her hair and the high-neck make me think Ms. Bow would approve.
Close-up of simple make-up, right.
In Derek Lam’s fall white, left & below. I especially love the clutch she’s paired with this dress: bedazzled x 10! Wish I could find a shot of the back, it looks so deliciously intricate.
Her look of late is almost minimalist: very few jewels, low-maintence hair and make-up. Keep it up, KiKi! Can’t wait to see what you wear next; oh and your movie, I guess.
I wrote recently how I’d been “out of it” in terms of #NYFW; well #PFW is happening this week, and thanks to the Facebook pages I follow, I feel somewhat caught up. A few of my favorite looks from Spring 2012:
Elie Saab, mind blown! Photos courtesy of Elle.com…
Yves Saint Laurent:
Behold all of YSL’s jewel-toned beauty here.
So just two for now, but please do some viewing on your own if you do so desire, you will not be disappointed.
Plenty eye-candy for one post, I do declare. I have a busy weekend ahead and am looking forward to my arty about my participation in Flux being published for NN sometime soon.
Current status: overwhelmed by the Internets! Is there a love more pure, more vast than one for the world wide web? Behold!
I obviously realize that this look is a bit fugs and that approx. 2% of women worldwide can actually pull off such teensy shorts, but I really like her style these days and especially the ballsy blonde pixie cut. It’s clearly a nod to Sienna Miller nodding to Ms. Sedgwick’s look of the Factory era, and for that, I am unable to resist. Did that make sense?
Moving on. There are couture shows going on somewhere right now- Paris, I think- but I haven’t been keeping up as closely as I have in the past. All I know is that the few shows I have looked at have been amazing…
Elie Saab, Fall Couture 2011:
View the whole collection via Elle magazine here. Sure, a lot of the looks start to blend together, but they all have this wonderful ice queen glittery fab thing going on that I love. The couture version of Queen Frostine from Candyland, if you will.
Giambattista Valli‘s regal cloak..
Christian Dior‘s fantastical mix of bright colors and bold patterns [I know the house got mucho criticism for this show, but given the circumstances, I think it’s okay]…
Thanks to Elle for the great coverage. Keep those slide shows coming!
Rounding out my Interwebz love fest is this shot, courtesy of the “wish this was my blog” blog, Man Repeller….
This was uploaded on the blog’s Twitter feed this morning and I instantly made it my computer background. There is beauty in the excess and whoever said to remove one accessory item before leaving the house was full of shiz! Plus, any glimpse of a Cartier Love bracelet sends my heart a racing, as you know.
Off the Internet and into real life now, I must share my most recent ring acquisition from BillyGoat Vintage:
Scored during my Sunday tour of NE Alberta, it’s one I bought for its uniqueness and “work of art” quality….aaaand that it is big and gold, let’s be honest. This piece was made by the shop owner, and my instincts tell me it was once a brooch or even an earring converted into a ring. Whatever the story, I’m glad it is mine now!
I finally got the chance to see betsy & iya‘s new line “The Music” in person during First Thursday at Radish Underground.
Sigh.. I really just need a silent funder for my life. I’ve enjoyed supporting and following the growth of betsy & iya ever since I had the opportunity to meet and interview Betsy last fall. I hope “The Music” is a rocking good success and that maybe someday I’ll own one of those badass colorful necklaces.
Internet love, Cartier love, jewel love. I’m feeling it, are you?