2.28.2011

danse serpentine



 




This is one of my favorite things ever!
No matter what mood I am in, or how defeating my day has been, watching this always makes me happy and inspired again. It is so beautiful and free and full of joy.
I adore everything about it. 


Learn more about the dancer, Loie Fuller, here.


2.25.2011

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oh my gosh
you gals and guys

there is light at the end of the tunnel!
I have 3 more days until my thesis show opens!
ahhhh!
I can't believe I made it this far
I honestly had moments where I didn't know if I could do it

I am excited - but still holding my breath
crossing my fingers that it will all come together
and be amazing and go super well

wish me luck and send good vibes!


have a great weekend
xoo



2.22.2011

pink!




two of my favorite things
peonies & pink





you can never have too much pink!


Ray Kappe house






Ray Kappe's amazing home he designed for himself and his family in Los Angeles' Rustic Canyon.
see more photos here


2.21.2011

this american life

 





I was so moved over the weekend by this story I listened to on NPR's This American Life.
It was about parents setting accidental traps for their children, trying to give them advice and make the best choices for them, with all the good intentions in the world, and then the consequences the children would have to deal with years later.
The first story literally had me in tears, so much so that I had to pull the car over. It was about a mother who had passed away and had written her daughter (then 16) a letter every year to be given to her on her birthday. It was so interesting and heartbreaking, and hit close to home.
The second part was so fascinating! It was about a couple that lived in Oklahoma in the mid 1970's and adopted a chimpanzee, Lucy, and raised it as if it were their daughter. At about age 12 the parents decided that Lucy needed to be released into the wild. A woman named Janis Carter, a graduate student at the time, spent years with Lucy and other chimps in Gambia, on an island, alone, helping them fight depression and trying to teach them how to live in the wild on their own. 
The photo above is of Janis and Lucy the last time they saw each other, and the story surrounding it is truly amazing. The description of the events and the photo are just so haunting, they have stayed with me all weekend. 

If you want to listen to the full episode please do, you wont regret it.
listen here





2.19.2011

brancusi

 


happy birthday Brancusi



2.18.2011

ny fashion week




tons of amazing street fashion from NY fashion week here



rachel comey fall 2011 rtw

     

     





suno fall 2011 rtw




some super tall shoes and hair at Suno




2.14.2011

st valentine


 




 Happy Saint Valentines Day!

I hope your day is full of joy and love! 
This is one of my favorite holidays! Because I love love! 
I love this day because it is about celebrating all forms of love in your life. I think you have to be brave to love - and today is about yelling from the rooftops and letting the ones you love know: a crush, a friend or your pet, your sister or grandmother, your boyfriend or girlfriend! And don't forget to take a moment to do something special for yourself, to honor your heart and the love you give to yourself as well as to others.





If thou must love me, let it be for naught 
Except for love's sake only. Do not say 
'I love her for her smile - her look - her way 
Of speaking gently - for a trick of thought 
That falls in well with mine, and certes brought 
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day' - 
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may 
Be changed, or change for thee, - and love, so wrought, 
May be unwrought so. Neither love me for 
Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry, - 
A creature might forget to weep, who bore 
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby! 
But love me for love's sake, that ever more 
Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity.


- Elizabeth Barrett Browning - 









2.11.2011

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happy weekend

x




elle fanning & rodarte






The Curve of Forgotten Things


 
loving this amazing video
A collaboration between Todd Cole and Rodarte - staring Elle Fanning wearing the spring summer 2011 collection (which I love)










helena pogreb carter








/\ lamp /\




gasp!




lamp love!



2.10.2011

diamond dip









so rad




watch the full video here



2.09.2011

embellished tights




Maybe this trend has come and gone but I still love the idea of embellished tights!
Mostly because I am a sucker for anything that sparkles... and why should your legs miss out?!
They were everywhere on the runways, from Miu Miu, Doo Ri, to Zac Posen and Ungaro.
I wish I was gutsy enough to wear them!
I even thought about trying to make my own, I am adding it to my ever growing DIY list.

In the mean time if you want your beautiful legs to sparkle (affordably) check out this chic, understated pair, or go for this fun and fancy pair!