Dec 23, 2008

Angela the Muse...

My favorite model....Angela the muse, from Chicago. Whats not to love???
Photo: Dan Lippitt, hair/mu Sophia

Dec 22, 2008

Favorite things

One of my favorite fashion blogs is Glamourai. Yesterday I saw her blog on these boots. My husband then suggested we go shopping for two of my favorite things: shoes and perfume. The perfume was easy. Costume National's SCENT and the Hermes scent: un Jardin sur le nil. The hermes scent reminds me of Etro's Messe de nuit, while the Costume National reminds me of a scent I used to wear as a girl: Lady Stestson! Seriously, it has some of the same notes, but, obviously, much more elegant and much less chemical than the Stetson.
The shoes were more of a problem, everything I tried on was either too tight, too loose or too boring. My mind kept going back to those damn boots at Payless, by Patricia Field, no less. We came home and I ordered both colors: the black and olive.

Thanks, Glamourai!!!

ALSO::::::::::: We are having a 30% off sale on our entire site!!!!!!!
Check it! Chi-Chi and the Greek

Dec 21, 2008

Inspirational video, pt. 3

Favorite band, favorite movie, favorite least for today.

inspirational video, pt. 2

A brief documentary about Roman Coppola's movie CQ,shot by Eleanor Coppola.

Inspirational video, pt.1

dvb video, who would of thought, Mrs. Beckham had such a playful side?

Dec 16, 2008

Gifted children are no longer "real"...

This article really, REALLY ticked me off! As a parent of two highly gifted children I find this disturbing. We (our family) don't wear badges of "Proud to be the parents of gifted children" on our hearts. The short explanation of a long, sad and somewhat frustrating story is that finding out our children are gifted, has helped us love and explore the many complicated ways they feel, think and process info.
Gifted children are a handful. They see things differently, at times clearer than adults. At times as a 3yr old trapped in a 10yr old's body. While they may be somewhat of a "genius" I tend to look at their ability to see reason, show compassion and love to others.
Most 8 yr old's do not stop to comment on a classmates parents divorce being the reason that the child is acting out...just saying.
Check out this site for some USEFUL info on gifted childre.
Hoagies Gifted Education Page

Zooey Deschanel

Found this on Evilbeet, love it, it's quite funny....but I actually love the SONG!!

I'm also into her band: She and Him.

Dec 14, 2008

It's all black and white

So lately I have been obsessed with black and white. When I first started my web site I only wanted blk and white silhouettes as my images...not or the clothing but just for the "look." At some point I moved away from that, but its always been a huge fascination for me. As a collector of old photos, I am constantly drawn to black and white imagery.
The Greek is on a U2 "Boy" kick. There's a book he wants for Christmas that is about the making of the Boy album. Album, not cd, kids!!!! Today I have spent the better part of the afternoon trying to find luck! But I did spend a good amount of time on youtube:

and then there are the images from Chip's all making sense.
Lela at the Leland by Chip Willis:

Dec 12, 2008

The master...Chip and his muse..Lela.

Okay, she is now my official muse as well.....thanks to Sophia for the beautiful hair and make-up. It doesn't get much better than this, right?
There are many, many more. Thanks, Chip...Lela...Sophia!!


brilliance and beauty is right under your nose. Thank you Chip, Lela, Kate and Sophia. I am anxious to have those magical photos in my hand...........
in the meantime...look at some Chip Willis.

Dec 9, 2008

Dec 4, 2008

winter loves

Opium perfume, Catherine Baba, Calder jewelry, Red hair