Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I may have said this before, but I can be repetitive. Yes, for all the reasons people are excited about her - but she makes me want to become a redhead! Is that possible?
Check out the new article about her in New York magazine. XO
Monday, February 22, 2010
And I read a review that said they were comfortable (I'm very worried about teetering about in skinny/high heels on a certain day in May and the eventual pain!).
Plus they just look so happy! If shoes could smile, they'd definitely look like this:
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I like to think that someone's intellect (and personality) is comprised by so much more than a personal library, whether or not he/she watches TV, drives a hybrid or drinks single origin coffee.
How I've come to assemble my own library, has been based on school, book clubs, friends' recommendations and I daresay (gulp) covers? It's true! Now I may be judged by the t-shirts I wear. XO
Really cool t-shirts of out of print book covers from Out of Print
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I already purchased a gown I love, but these would make a beautiful bride, in a jiffy (via overnight shipping from Net-A-Porter).
The grass is always greener isn't it? XO
Top and bottom photo by The Sartorialist, middle photo by Garance Dore
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Today is Fat Tuesday, so I supposed tonight is a good night to indulge before swearing off sweets. And I hope you had a lovely holiday + Valentine weekend! XO
Delicious image from Lunch
They also remind me of a nice bright coral lipstick, delicate gold dangly earrings and loosely pulled up hair. A lovely way to bring Spring into a wardrobe!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I'm really enjoying this shoe from J. Crew. A sliver of neon is all you need to brighten up the Winter gloom.
Their collections recently have been really impressive, and the styling inspires possibilities. Jenna Lyons has been doing a fantastic job at the helm, don't you think?
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I'm a life long Angeleno, but at times I'm quite jealous of NYC, for many reasons. One in particular is that they have Tea and Sympathy.
We need a real tea shop in LA, preferably downtown. I know there's tea service at The Langham and at The Huntington Library, but we need something for everyday! A place with a cozy dining area (but not kitschy or too precious - more modern like Huckleberry or The Rose Bakery in Paris), serving proper scones, tea sandwiches, and counter service with pastries, sandwiches and tea to go.
And let's not forget the British accents. XO
Image from The Pastry Chef at Home
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
So fancy! Plus dancing is much more fun while in disguise (at least for a wall flower like me). XO
Masks available at Eskay
Monday, February 1, 2010
I've always loved the artist Corita Kent.
One, because she taught at Immaculate Heart college - which no longer exists but was connected to my high school in Los Feliz. Two, because her work was really provocative and inspiring. I like to call her work peace propaganda, not that that's really accurate or fair. However, if there was ever a proponent for peace and justice in art, she was.
And then there are her rules.
FIND A PLACE YOU TRUST AND THEN TRY TRUSTING IT FOR A WHILE.
GENERAL DUTIES OF A STUDENT:
PULL EVERYTHING OUT OF YOUR TEACHER.
PULL EVERYTHING OUT OF YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS.
GENERAL DUTIES OF A TEACHER:
PULL EVERYTHING OUT OF YOUR STUDENTS.
CONSIDER EVERYTHING AN EXPERIMENT.Rule 5
BE SELF DISCIPLINED. THIS MEANS
FINDING SOMEONE WISE OR SMART AND
CHOOSING TO FOLLOW THEM.
TO BE DISCIPLINED IS TO FOLLOW IN A GOOD WAY.
TO BE DISCIPLINED IS TO FOLLOW IN A BETTER WAY.
NOTHING IS A MISTAKE. THERE’S NO WIN AND
NO FAIL. THERE’S ONLY MAKE.
The only rule is work.
IF YOU WORK IT WILL LEAD TO SOMETHING.
IT’S THE PEOPLE WHO DO ALL OF THE WORK ALL THE TIME
WHO EVENTUALLY CATCH ON TO THINGS.
DON’T TRY TO CREATE AND ANALYZE AT THE
SAME TIME. THEY’RE DIFFERENT PROCESSES.
BE HAPPY WHENEVER YOU CAN MANAGE IT.
ENJOY YOURSELF. IT’S LIGHTER THAN YOU
"WE’RE BREAKING ALL OF THE RULES. EVEN OUR OWN RULES. AND HOW DO WE DO THAT BY LEAVING PLENTY OF ROOM FOR X QUANTITIES." JOHN CAGE
HELPFUL HINTS: ALWAYS BE AROUND. COME OR GO TO EVERY- THING. ALWAYS GO TO CLASSES. READ ANYTHING YOU CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON. LOOK AT MOVIES CAREFULLY, OFTEN. SAVE EVERYTHING, IT MIGHT COME IN HANDY LATER. THERE SHOULD BE NEW RULES NEXT WEEK.