Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bi-fabrication leather pants. Everywhere.

Using mutiple materials in the same garment was all over the runways for spring. Below is my favorite way to rock this trend.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

take it or leave it

The last Rodarte show featured a lot of focus on makeup (body and otherwise) and hair. The most wearable trend is definitely the two toned lip. I went to MAC the other day and let them play with me. The results are below. MK had the lip on the other day, so this trend potentially has legs. We shall see.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dear Old People Who Run the World

Dear Old People Who Run the World,

My generation would like to break up with you. Everyday, I see a widening gap in how you and we understand the world — and what we want from it. I think we have irreconcilable differences.

You wanted big, fat, lazy "business." We want small, responsive, micro-scale commerce. You turned politics into a dirty word. We want authentic, deep democracy — everywhere. You wanted financial fundamentalism. We want an economics that makes sense for people — not just banks. You wanted shareholder value — built by tough-guy CEOs. We want real value, built by people with character, dignity, and courage.

You wanted an invisible hand — it became a digital hand. Today's markets are those where the majority of trades are done literally robotically. We want a visible handshake: to trust and to be trusted. You wanted growth — faster. We want to slow down — so we can become better. You didn't care which communities were capsized, or which lives were sunk. We want a rising tide that lifts all boats. You wanted to biggie size life: McMansions, Hummers, and McFood. We want to humanize life.

You wanted exurbs, sprawl, and gated anti-communities. We want a society built on authentic community. You wanted more money, credit and leverage — to consume ravenously. We want to be great at doing stuff that matters. You sacrificed the meaningful for the material: you sold out the very things that made us great for trivial gewgaws, trinkets, and gadgets. We're not for sale: we're learning to once again do what is meaningful.

There's a tectonic shift rocking the social, political, and economic landscape. [...] Here's what it looks like to me: every generation has a challenge, and this, I think, is ours: to foot the bill for yesterday's profligacy — and to create, instead, an authentically, sustainably shared prosperity. Anyone — young or old — can answer it. Generation M is more about what you do and who you are than when you were born. So the question is this: do you still belong to the 20th century - or the 21st?


Umair and the Edge Economy Community

Jacquie Aiche

Jacquie Aiche is one of my favorite jewelry designers. Her father is Egyptian and her mother is an American Indian and she blends elements of the two cultures in her work. The result is beautiful and has me really wanting that snake ring.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Jillian Freaking Michaels

Holy Shit this is a good workout. No gym needed, just a mat and one pair of hand weights. It's only 20 minutes and my ass is grass. No, seriously, this is an AMAZING ASS KICKING SWEAT IT OUT CALLING OUT THE LORDS NAME kinda work out. But you feel good. Real good. Also, JM is one tough bitch and I find that highly motivating.
"If you want results, they aint coming for free"

Roarke NYC

What happens when you put together a buyer for Bergdorf Goodman and a graduate of Parsons New School for Design? You get Roarke NYC. These scarf necklaces that are auh-mazing. Slam one of these puppies over a white t and a maxi skirt and blam!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Is that a nod to the crisp Seattle weather or are you just trying to stay warm in front of the fridge?

Why is every Gap men's store sold out of this totally ballin sweater? Size small please. I will continue to stalk the mens section until it has been secured for cozy winter nights.

Rub a dub

In the West, a bath is a place one goes to cleanse the body. In Asia, one goes there to cleanse the soul. Bathing is calming and meditative. Most Korean families spend Sunday together at the sauna, relaxing and getting clean. I love a good soak, but I haven't had a tub in a long time. The Japanese make it a daily ritual to clean themselves before bed. They slip into warm tub for a good sleep-inducing soak before getting into a clean bed, themselves all nice and clean. This is something I think we could all use. Sweet dreams!

I'm a big sucker for a big ol' romantic claw-foot tub.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Feeling inspired by: Plates and Cups

I love eating/drinking out of good design. The unusual or beautiful adds to my taste experience. The best cup of tea is always out of my Grandmother's hand painted, teeny tiny china cups. "It just tastes better", I'd tell my mother as a child. She was annoyed that she couldn't put it in the dishwasher. "Just drink out of a normal cup for Godsakes". Instead I continued to annoy her with my "being particular" about what I consumed out of or on. To me, eating and drinking are as much about visuals as they are about tastes. That being said, if someone talks about corpses while I'm eating, it ruins it for me. I'm not "sensitive", I just visualize well and I'd like to be 100% in the experience, not trying to block out gross imagery.

I'd eat and drink off these anyday.

I Just LOVE these Sailor Map Plates. Swoon.

Pretty things

wow. that was pretty random.

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