Monday, August 30, 2010

a new obsession

New York Times Fashion section- great articles and videos! I stumbled upon the video section today and there is a collection of a large variety of videos (not just fashion) with reviews on runway shows, fashion week, talk about trends, fashion news...etc.

This video -Ruth La Ferla on Fall's Best Looks which I was unable to embed is great- the narration is hilarious, unintentionally- but it almost sounds like a dubbed over youtube video with some of the phrases she uses, but its also a very articulate description of the direction of fashion this fall...

"in any case, did i mention the ribbon and fur trim on the fishermen sweater at Dior?"

This video I was able to embed is from Fashion Week 2010. I also find a lot of these types of videos and complete runway shows through itunes favourites are style videos, style studio, fashion network and fashion television daily podcast.

Also check out On the Street with Bill Cunningham, I particularly liked his overview of men's style
in Standouts.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

i could walk in the garden forever

I just love wildflower bouquets! Mine was acquired from a midnight conquest in the community garden down the street. We inconspicuously crept through in the moonlight- following winding paths through thick foliage and passing through tiny wooden gates...snatching lavender and rosemary... plundering daisies, peonies and dahlias...exploding at my fingertips! and how it freshens my apartment with its smell and life! Thank you gardeners for growing these exquisite flowers.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Up Came The Sun

I was reading my book last night.....which is The Autobiography of Henry VIII and I read this line "Up came the sun. The countryside about us was fresh." and got an instant feeling- filled with smells and visuals - of dew on the grass and the sun just coming up on a summer morning and birds chirping and everything quiet but slowly waking up, everything green. I just found it interesting how a few words stuck together can create such a powerful image. Is that the trick to good writing? i don't know...

Anyway- its the biggest book i've ever attempted to read and though it is taking me months to read it i am really enjoying it. i love books!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

is this your car?

I walked past this car a couple of weeks ago. Someone glued a whole bunch of toys and trinkets to it. why? i dont know.....but its kind of neat looking...

remember this song?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010