Saturday, December 19, 2009

Meisel, Meisel Everywhere

Bumping into Mr. Meisel everywhere these days. For a recent French advert he did, he decided to put some action back into the female body. The model pictured, Jamie Bochert, was so intense she almost took out the chandelier you see swinging above. And his more personal project, below, is getting a lot of attention for bringing the webcam to engage models in a more natural setting...of course, they're still performing.

Photos: womenmanagement & refinery

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Jeeyun Ha

I went to the 3rd Ward Holiday Craft Fair on Sat and while there were some things that I was like...I could do that if I had the time! or pretty wool! or a kiln!  I know, I'm being delusional. But the best stand, by far, was Jeeyun Ha's. Woman went to Parsons, lived in Brazil... jewelry, headwear, feathering... 

Unfortunately, her website doesn't picture this sweet peach-rosette forehead band with dangling pearls and peach and jade feathering....yeah. Poorly explained, but still, you know it's fantastic. I made myself walk away. 

Side note: I'm watching a blind date in a coffee shop in East Vill at the moment. And this dude in a suit, who looks about 12 mostly because of the suit, is with this poetic, vintage-wearing indy girl. Future reference, young dude, wear a cardigan to all upcoming blind dates. 


Between remembering to search for auditions to self-submit to, these funny things called 'bills' to pay, and all the little in-betweens... there is this amazing new free app that lets me keep a running day to day to-do-list. It saves me so many scraps of paper. I don't know if it'd help anyone else, but I thought I'd put this nifty thing in a post today...

TeuxDeux Demo from TeuxDeux on Vimeo.


Ex-model turned photographer genius, has a new book. I want it. She's a badass and she makes it all so good-looking!

Photo: Refinery

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Present Mosaic, hehe

Things that would make good gifts, I believe. An old Atari game system that you can find at, a tulop mini, loose knit sweaters for the cold season, I'm loving the long in back shirts coming back from the 80s (not sure what they're officially being called this time around), black straight leg jeans, books etc. etc. etc....

Photos: fredflare, shopstyle, barnes&noble

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pastoral France

This spread in Paris Vogue caught my eye because of how well it seems to represent some of the wildness that occurs when you're alone in nature. I love the photo in the swing introducing this expression...

Photos: fashiongonerogue

Friday, December 11, 2009



I thought I'd get festive since it's the first night of Hanukkah this evening! Wish I could be home with my dad's half this evening, but alas, braving it in the big city requires a night out on the town instead. Ohhhh well. Here's a collage I made inspired by this season of gift-giving and glamorous parties...if I could only wear Herve Leger to New Years. 

I'm making these sweet potato latkes tomorrow night!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Ecstatic

Mos Def has been mixing with rock and all sorts of hip hop artists for his new record. I could see myself getting in to this song, in particular...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ride around shining

This makes me so happy. It seems so frivolous and daring to bike around in a kimono and heels. I don't know if I would if I could...I'm not always so graceful. I'd love to prendre un café avec cette femme. Bet you she's a bit craazy. 

Photos: jak&jil

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Fun Nun

Oh be such a kick out of this salacious editorial featuring such beautiful, crown-jewel status flare. The pink lips and coral nails make this shoot feel so 80s to me. But the jewels well be en mode forever.

I'm staying in tonight after spending a day in this sleety-madness filming an NYU thesis film. We're all so new at the game, using all this professional equipment and terminology... I think it made everyone especially polite and thankful for good, focused work. A 'tude free day in terrible weather making a movie... I felt lucky!

Photos: refinery

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Gotta keep track of this

Trousers Corset

Same piece, two spreads:

 This  “Couture Report”, photographed by Mark Pillai, struts this season's prime couture with shots ranging from Medieval Queen Mab to black and white prints that remind me of Richard Avedon. Meanwhile, Sølve Sundsbø, in Japanese Vogue, went for a swimming night-scape where the model, Cameron Russell, seems to be disappearing into the motion going on around her. Same corset, though. I don't like it because it's shape seems ill-fitting and it reminds me of a decorative swastika, but I love both shoots.

Photos: fashiongonerogue

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Riekel at H&M

This Saturday H&M releases its new line of lingerie, having teamed up with Soniya Riekel, a rock star french designer who started her first boutique the year of the student uprising, 1968. While she aims to be a bit more anti-fashion in her clothing, her lingerie is appropriately nostalgic and sweet. The images below should evoke what we have to look forward to wiht Soniya's influence at H&M.

Photos: threeinacrowd.wordpress & refinery

Funny duds

These seriously crack me up. Just spend a second and consider them. They're a crack up.

Photo: lefashion

Friday, November 27, 2009

I like it...

Hope you all had a wonderful T-givin'!! I'm enjoying the heck out of the collage setting on picnik....

Photos: nastygal, forev21, polyvore

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Over-the-knee boots?

This is for my darling girl, Brit. Gala features a go-to guide on how to pull off the over the knee boots if you dare. I am personally not sold on it, because without the proper accoutrements you can look like a pirate or prostitute a la miss roberts, but it's a look that's entering fashion editorials with full force. So go there if you dare... (just avoid the pirate cuff).

On another note, I spent all day cooking pies, stuffing, prepping pop overs, cabbage salad, sweet potato gratin...Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday to be at home with my family and cooking marvelous foods. I'm going to make caramel to add to bourbon for a cocktail of my own design. Yum, yum, yummmm. Thank goodness for such sweet days.

Photos: Galadarling

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Boo George's spread is in-yo-face! He makes you look for the pretty in this grunge. I'm in this phase where I'm liking the boss leather jackets, bold boots, and lots of black. But it is beautiful...

Photos: fashiongonerogue

Monday, November 23, 2009

Vote for ME! (please)

Everything is online these days so I'm here to play the game. Game on! Showbizzle is a paying webisode and they've asked us to submit one of their pre-written monologues online and get your fans to vote you to the top. So fans, vote!

Clay Pigeon by Milos Tomic

Found this thanks to the director of the current student film I'm doing! I love stop-motion at the moment. Apparently, so does Wes Anderson now that he got to make Fantastic Mr. Fox. Serves to his detail-obsessed, controlling (in a legitimate/good way for a director) nature.

Outfit luvvv

I love this outfit, plain and simple. Edgy, modern grunge meets lascivious 40s pin-up. I think I need to get my hands on Clinique's Parisian Red lip color and a bedazzled bustier. Actually saw one today! when I stopped by the LF in Soho. Thank you, Betty!

Photos: leblogdebetty, clinique

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Current List of Loves

  • Fur caplets
  • Tim Monich: the elite dialect coach to the stars of stage and screen; he goes around taping people's voices from different regions, classes, cultures, ages to give actors one of the best tools to becoming their character...fantastic!
  • Deco footwear
  • Gold eye-liner
  • Long phone calls to loved ones
  • Gold jewelry
  • Hanes V-Neck Tees: Low budge...these are a forever love.
  • Cornbread Stuffing: I've been wondering about how to get cornbread into Thanksgiving stuffing for a while now. Thank you, Epicurious. This recipe is even vegetarian...
  • The Painted Pot: paint pre-made stuff or throw your own! Yay, Brooklyn.
  • Pretty variations of Christmas lights
  • Studded Epaulets
  • Knitting iPod covers

Photos: tfs, polyvore, etsy, garancedore

Glorious Gloria

So this week I helped my employer host a fundraiser for Ms. Foundation and celebrate Gloria Steinem's 75th birthday at the same time! The woman is still fierce as ever and makes feminism oh so pretty. What's so drawing about her, though, is that she relates to the personal struggles of every person. She mentioned her own childhood in Toledo where she thought show business would be her ticket out of a small town. She likened her learning to tap dance as young boys in low-income, black families pursuing sports as their means of breaking out of poverty. When it's the only public arena you see people who look like you being successful and different, it's what you go after as well. She even showed us her tap dance...

Steinem also admitted that she's been having little thoughts about death lately. Standing at her sink, aligning the duties of the day in her head, she suddenly stopped and thought that Death, big D, would interrupt all the list-making. Big and small tasks. And she laughed. So here's to Gloria and to hopefully living a life as full of adventure and change as hers! 

Photo: womenmanagement.blogspot