I'm saving up my money for this.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Nothing feels better than getting into a steaming hot bath with a cup of tea and a really good book that you can't put down. I like the type of book that makes you feel like your crawling in between the pages and sucking up vital pieces of information that sit like undiscovered diamonds in a cave. Well, the following books were certainly written in that spirit.
Not too long ago, I worked at a bookstore and everyday I would realize that there is just so much to be discovered. It was like I would shelve the business section and find 10 books that sounded completely deliciously interesting. I mean, why the hell would I wanna read something written by the Trump? I know he was whack hair, but he is successful for a reason.
Next on the list (in no particular order):
1. Think Like a Champion, Donald Trump
2. The Trump Card, Ivanka Trump
3. Bringing Home the Birkin: My life in hot pursuit of the world's most coveted handbag
One last thing. If you are reading this and are interested in a career in fashion you must read The End of Fashion. It is such a wonderful collection of important moments in American fashion - think Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. Even if you don't give a shit about those designers, its crazy important to know how they have impacted the fashion industry forever. Now get to work!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The most unlikely heroine of a most peculiar, brutal and stunningly beautiful tragedy. As dominating and psychopathic as Jack Nicholson can be in The Shining, Shelley Duvall's character is the perfect compliment. A mousey weakness oozes out of this girl the entire film until shit hits the fan and suddenly she is thrown into survival mode.
There is something so delicious about the color in this film - one of the many reasons it is my all time favorite. The haunted Danny has a standout wardrobe, but I think Wendy takes the cake. At times its as if she has so many layers of clothes she might just keel over from the sheer weight over her twig arms. Regardless, I adore the retro colors, lumberjack prints and modest silhouettes.
All images property of Warner Bros.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
"About eight years ago, I decided to live out my dream of leaving the city behind and hitting the open road. I was living in Williamsburg at the time. For weeks, I kept walking past a chain-link fence with a Ford Bronco behind it that had a "for sale" sign on the windshield. It finally occured to me that buying that beast and embarking on my own personal journey was the only way to go. I called the number adn met up with a Polish man who spoke very little English. I paid him a thousand bucks cash, and there I was: a girl about to take flight from the streets of Brooklyn to the interstates of America.
I got rid of all my personal belongings, with the exception of a couple of cases of CDs and some clothes. With that, I left down the East Coast bound for Florida, only to break down for the first time in North Carolina (one of my many breakdowns, which all make for amazing stories). In that car, I was free: I was the bearer of my own news, conqueror of my own world, and had a sense of freedom that I had not experienced.
I turned off my phone for what ended up being four months of cruising. Florida to Texas. Texas to Mexico. Mexico to California. Up the West Coast to Vancouver. I finally made the decision to head back to New York with a new perspective and a newfound feeling in my soul. A girl can find a lot on the roads of America when she just lets the wind blow through her hair."
Image via Rack&Ruin
She is so badass. Sometimes I wish I had as much money as these pop stars to put all of my creative energy into a 3 minute music video. And what puts me completely over the edge is that Lady Gaga is wearing two pieces from the latest Alexander McQueen collection.
MASSIVE EXPLOSIVE JEALOUSY ENSUES
CORRECTION: GAGA IS WEARING 8 FUCKING PIECES FROM THE MCQUEEN COLLECTION.
video from youtube: Lady Gaga "Bad Romance"