Style

May 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

Sooo, I’m at a starbucks waiting for my BF to get here (I’m in soho) so we can go eat and drink at Savoy. Anywho, I’ve not seen more stylish coffee feins before! Especially the group of four rocking an uncontrived “intellectual” style. Does that sound like an oxymoron? Well it’s true their style is totally unpretentious. I really want one of the ladies’ shoes. She’s got a sweet pair of black brogues. The other woman has a fab scarf and a quirky sweater that I couldn’t pull off but looks great on her. The men of the group look amazing as well. Very sartorial style for each of them.

Ladies and Gentlewomen

May 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Gentlewoman may just become my new favorite magazine!!! I saw the 1st issue today at my fave place…Borders!! This mag rocks the casbah so far. It’s intelligent, humorous, well-written and well designed. Can you tell I’m a fan?

I want this and so do you…

April 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

well, who wouldn’t want a polar bear ring?? right?! of course! its soo adorable!

chopard polar bear ring

sooo cuuute!

i want i want i want! its white gold with diamonds, onyx, and sapphires. this is only 1 of the 150 animal pieces for Chopard’s animal world collection celebrating its 150th year.

beautiful AND affordable! so great!

April 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

so have you heard of vita new york? i may be coming late to the party on this one, but i just found out about this little gem of a store. it sells amazing jewelry for great (affordable) prices…the pieces look much more expensive than what they actually cost. its pretty sweet, right?

earrings vita new york

beautiful earrings

rings are about $100, earrings are just over $150, and necklaces are around $350!

necklace vita ny

awesome necklace

rings vita nyc

great rings

rings

more awesomeness

so go check out more of their great pieces!! so far my faves are the rough earrings and the three stone rings. which do you like best?

another one bites the dust

February 11, 2010 § 1 Comment

i really hope this year isn’t going to be another year of famous people dying. i just found out that alexander mcqueen died. apparently he hanged himself. this is beyond tragic… he was a genius in the industry and its unbelievable that he’s gone. this is a sad day.

why is it that suicide is the way out fashion people take…

goodbye mcqueen…i hope you’re in a better place.

fantasies and desires…

January 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

richard avedon

i see you!

i went to the avedon exhibit today. it was aaaaaaaamazing! of course that is what i’d expect from a show of a masters’ work. it’s a fantasy of mine to be shot by richard avedon. i would entertain the idea that somehow we’d meet and he’d ask me to model for him and we’d have this amazingly wonderful time running around paris or new york or some other city making breath-taking images. well, whatever miniscule chance i had at that happening ended in 2004 when he died. its okay i guess…that’s what fantasies are for right?

anywho, his work is beyond fabulous and it was awe-inspiring to get a chance to see it in person. i especially love the shots of dovima!

dovima

dovima and elephants

dovima in dress

dovima

avedon’s images always were full of character and movement…almost like very sophisticated snap shots of life. even though the images look effortless and candid, usually they were big productions to create them! many of his sets were as complex as movie sets! he had this knack of hitting the zeitgeist of each decade over the 60 or so years he worked.

he also stood up to publishers that didn’t want to put nonwhite models in editorials and on the covers of high fashion magazines. he would threaten to quit and the publishers would let him have his way. one of my fave images of his (besides the shots with dovima!) is this one:

donyale

donyale in paco rabanne

i learned today that this model, donyale, was a fellow detroiter!! how cool! check out this blog to learn more about her!

china machado

china machado

this is another model he fought to shoot for his magazine work. china machado is the western world’s first nonwhite cover girl! she’s portuguese and chinese. if you want to learn more about her, and you should since she’s a really interesting woman who’s led a fascinating life, check out the NYTimes article.

if you get a chance to see an exhibit of avedon’s work, do yourself a favor and go see it! it really is a great experience to be so close to a masters’ hand.

so i guess its true afterall…

November 21, 2009 § Leave a comment

daul really did commit suicide. she was found hanged in her apartment by her boyfriend. its been confirmed. its sounds horrible but i’d hoped either it was accidental or foul play…i just was in denial that she would kill herself b/c its too tragic. condolences to her family.

beautiful girl

rest in peace beautiful soul

miss you.

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