So fresh, so clean.


On a big Outkast kick right now, hope ya can dig on it, too.
Speaking of, talk about major boner-kill: you pick up a CD [Aquemini] from the hold shelf at the library, one that you’ve no doubt been waiting patiently for, then getting home and realize it is a “CLEAN” version. Um, what?! I wasn’t aware those were still made. Ugg…gross! Seems so wrong to censor like that. Reminds me of when Wal-Mart would not carry Nirvana’s In Utero unless “Rape Me” was edited. Damn! “Gee, whiz!!!”

Oh mah lordy, so much going on and, per us, I feel so behind. I must resign myself to the fact that I will most likely never feel completely caught up and aware of all that is happening in the style/entertainment world. I am so sorry to break this news to my faithful….must counteract all negative energy with FASHION! GO!

GOOD SHIZ:

Tiny bun in teeny oven: RZ confirms preggo rumors, obvi relying on Twatter to spread the joyous news. Bet that womb is littered with venti Starfucks cups and bug-eye sunglasses.

You’re too kind: Check out these tricked out friendship bracelets from Frieda and Nellie. Badass! And yes, I will accept multiple versions as holiday presents. You can finally scratch “Favorite Fashion Blogger” off your gift list. YER WELCOME.

Kate Moss gets big honor from Vogue: ‘Best Dressed Woman o’ the Decade’ does have a nicer ring than ‘Cocaine Kate.’ I cannot argue with this accolade. Miss Moss is fabu, even in wellies and bum-exposing hot pants!

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards: They happened. On Monday. These people looked good. I want to go.

This arrived:

Photo cred: iPoseCity

Thank you, Betsey Facebook and free overnight shipping! xo

More Miss Berry goodness:

Photo cred: people.com

Gah! Perfection yet again.

And this was actually worn. In public:

Photo cred: people.com

Had to end on a laugh. Just makes me sleep better.

Until next post, ponder this… if a major life announcement is made and no one Tweets it, has it really happened?!

PoseCity: Posing bodies AND challenging questions since 2K10.

Cheers,

PoseCity xo.

 

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Adieu, September!

Hello Pose-rs! My week has been so irregular- due to the conference on my typical days off, I had Wednesday & Thursday as my “weekend” instead. It has been sort of a mid-week treat, but also a bit disorienting. I am grateful to be back in the Rose City, surrounded by Indian Summer sunshine. I still get giddy when a tourist asks me directions and I actually feel confident in my response. This happened to me today en route to the library and I gave possibly the most enthusiastic pointers of all time. Makes one feel like they belong, or at least blend in with the locals.

Feelings of disbelief tonight whilst drawing up my monthly calendar…I can hardly believe we’re on the verge of October! Portland Fashion Week (intrigued) and a mid-month visit from Mama PoseCity (!!!) will make for fun times ahead. Oh, and lest we forget to mention the mother of all costumed holidays, HALLOWEEN. Am already thinking of options… something bloody this year.

I will share two photos from my conference excursion up north. Might I say, I am glad I had low expectations re: Conference Casual. Ladies and gentleman, prince or pauper, one does NOT have to look shabby in unflattering materials! It is tragic the amount of ill-fitting polyester and solid colored polo shirts (boooring) I witnessed. I’ll just leave it at that. I was quite happy with my own “Biz Cas” picks and felt comfortable the whole time. Win!

I do not fancy tropical locals or sandy beaches, rather I take comfort in the waters of Puget Sound [Read more about efforts to protect the area here]. Ever since my trip to Seattle, WA in May, I have been captivated by this stretch. I still do not know that much about it, or the cities/towns that are along the water. But I do know that standing at the edge of that boat dock in Everett was intoxicating for me. I could stare at this [below] for hours in total calmness, my mind free to wander elsewhere. Must be the Pisces in me.

Back in PDX, I have been trying to enjoy the sunshine. Fashion waits for no weather pattern, however, and I have fallen way behind on the Spring 2011 collections still being shown in Fashion Weeks around the world. Tonight I did head over to NYT  to do a quick scan through the Balmain show. A long-time favorite of mine for their military inspired looks from a few seasons ago, I anxiously awaited the unveiling of this collection. I am not disappointed. I love the skinnies that skim the ankles in various shades of metallic or leather. HOT! So great with the basic black shoes (finally, some wearable shoes!) and open blazers [photo #19 is amazing]. Simple stuff here, no ball gowns or many dresses/skirts at all, but very urban pieces that are again, very wearable. From a critical eye, I do have some questions about the t-shirt that looks like the ones my classmates and I would cover in colored marker signatures/phone numbers/well-wishes on the last day of school [photo #22]. WTF??

OH and I did view Dolce&Gabanna last night… and subsequently wanted to be draped in white lace and dreamily lifted off to the Italian country side. SIGH… so beautiful. Loved this collection as a whole and it felt very cohesive. Great work, gents.

Going to look over some more shows before bed, I suggest you do the same!

Two more fashion tid-bits for this post:

1. Bad news first: Deeply saddened to learn that Rachel Zoe & Brad Goreski are going their separate ways.. professionally at least. Head over to RZ’s website to see a picture and Peeps for the deets. Sad!

2. Designer/Hottie Rachel Roy was tonight’s guest judge on Project Runway! Can’t wait to watch the episode online tomorrow while I eat dinner, as is my Friday post-work tradition. Yay!

And with that, I am signing off for the evening. Alls well that poses well.

Cheers!

PoseCity xo.


Morning Magic

Good Morning world.

Sleepy Monday AM has brought me much joy thus far- must share, must share! A few quick links that need no commentary:

Oh, hells no!
Oh HuffPost, how I adore thee. Not only is the front page headline “First Lady of Ga-Gay Rights” featuring Miss Lady G (genius), but le Style section features this gem about Hillary. No, no, no, no. Put hair clip down. Step away. Far away.

As a big Rachel Zoe fan [and one who is PISSED that more episodes aren’t posted online], I have fallen in lurve with her assistant, Brad Goreski. NYT offers a cute write-up on his Fashion Week coming out party (no pun intended), as his celebrity is rising thanks to the RZP Season 3.

The New Yorker (where can I buy this mag? Fred Meyer? Added to mile-long “to-get” list) profiles my heroine in blogtown, Tavi Gevinson here. I guess to get the full article you must be a subscriber to their online site (lame) OR of course, actually purchase the hard copy. The latter is my intention. I enjoy this magazine, although anyone I see toting it around I automatically label pretentious. Must hide within massive September Vogue if in public….

Boutique sale went well yesterday (did I mention this?)- scored a cute bright blue dress that is perfect for layering for $10, way down from the original $50 price tag. Tights and boots tights and boots tights and boots. Repeat. Fall/Winter uniform. Also scored chic new “water resistant”- which doesn’t really cut it in this region but whatevs- Fall coat. Success! Except that I cannot [cannot] stop shopping. ANYHOW, whole point to this paragraph was to direct you to The Neat Sheet. I learned of this site via Folly, who was advertising the big sale this past weekend. I was both overjoyed and disheartened to discover this site. On one hand, it is an amazing resource (+ their Facebook page updates frequently.. LIKE!), on the other, it goes to show the sometimes frustrating aspect of the worldwideweb: chances are, someone else has already had your idea and is executing it 100x savvier. Sigh…

Until later! I do have some pictures to post from yesterday’s excursions. Will also see what today brings. Cheers!

PoseCity xo.