Sep 24, 2007


I love British Vogue!!! I don't buy it too often but when I do I often save the issue for years as "inspiration". The September issue didn't disappoint me either. I found a new "knit" wear designer....Jo Gordon. Her use of basic pom-pom's {yeah, Pom-Poms! remember when you had to make these at school??] just kills me. Pure genius.

Sep 12, 2007

Chris Benz Fall 2007

I love Chris Benz's Fall 2007 clothes. Especially the Marc Jacobs style glasses the models are wearing. I heard he interned for Jacobs.....wonder if he is paying homage or poking at him??

Sep 11, 2007

John Galliano Fall 2007 Ready-to-Wear

This is how I want to look when I grow-up. It reminds me of the character,Armande , in the book: Chocolat, by Joanne Harris. I was always taken by the description of Armande's long black skirts with their red silk linings.

Sep 7, 2007


With his camera, Brassai captured images that were traditional in Parisian life, but he explored those images in new ways. The nightlife in Paris was a particular focus for Brassai. Madame Bijou is a photograph of an old woman who once led a rich life but now lives on charity. She read palms and told stories to receive food and money from gullible men. When Brassai took her picture and later wrote about her in his book, she felt very insulted and humiliated.
Here, Miss Diamonds is depicted as an elderly woman, wearing ragged clothing, and laced with fake jewels. Her neck is heavily decorated with necklaces, chains, and chokers and her plump fingers display over a dozen rings, and are intertwined in fake pearls. She wore a ragged black cape that was torn and shiny in spots, which created a very unique look.