Tuesday, August 26, 2008

all you need is love

It's amazing how rejuvenating laying in the park listening to the Beatles can be after a long and craptastic morning at work. I think the Beatles are so profound. I mean I guess most musicians are and as a listener you choose to listen to the ones that most inspire you. And the Beatles and Bob Marley top off my list. Maybe it's because they talk a lot about love? After all, there is nothing more desired than the giving and receiving of love. It is what makes the world go round.

Friday, August 22, 2008

I ain't got nothing but love babe

Okay, so those of you that know me know that last winter my main fashion inspiration was Kurt Cobain. And while I'm not quite ready to put away all the flannel quite yet, I would like to announce my fashion inspirations for this fall/winter: the three ladies in these pictures (Marianne Faithfull, Pattie Boyd, and Anita Pallenberg) and George Harrison, my favorite Beatle.

And one more influence: Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy! Gothic romanticism genius. I think he just might be canonized as a saint right next to Nicolas Ghesquiere in Lea Anne's Church of Fashion.

Monday, August 18, 2008

so yeah it's Monday.

Why does the weekend always fly by? At least in NYC, the workweek tends to fly by as well so I can't really complain.

So Joe was here for the weekend and on Saturday we did work out boot camp. Yeah, we're hardcore. But for some reason I got sick and had to sit out for a while. The leader put peppermint oil in my water and had me rub it on my belly and in about 2 minutes my nausea had disappeared. I never knew peppermint oil had that effect, wonder if it helps with motion sickness? If so, I'm going to lather up before I get on the Boltbus next time.

Speaking of Boltbus, if you know me you know that I have been really apprehensive to take the bus to DC. I have heard many a horror story about mishaps on the Chinatown bus and others and I just didn't want to be part of it. But since I am not the baller I would like to be I finally had to give in and take the bus. And to my surprise it was not bad at all. Except for the fight that ensued when one passenger punched another passenger in the head twice before leaving NY and then stood in the aisle for all of a minute screaming about how much he hated crackers. And I don't mean triscuits. It was awkward, but after he was thrown off we were on our merry little way. And on the way back the couple in front of me made out the ENTIRE way. I thought maybe they were little high schoolers who were trying to get in all the making out they could, but then realized they were wearing wedding bands. Like, seriously, this could not wait till you get home?!

I don't usually like to rant about my pet peeves on here, but it really bothers me when people other than God or Nicolas Ghesquiere think their wants/needs are paramount to other people's! Because newsflash they're not! And no one wants to hang out with you when you think you're the coolest person around. Because newsflash I am. Just kidding, but seriously get off yo' horse!

And lastly, my sister just got a facebook account. What is this world coming to?

Friday, August 8, 2008

you see this ice on my wrist how it glisten as soon as the light hit. you can't lie, the ice sick.

Usually I don't read Vanity Fair magazine. But seeing as how this month was the style issue I obviously scooped it up. And I must admit I was quite impressed with the people they chose. It wasn't your usual best dressed list that People puts out. But it was actually a survey of the chicest people from around the world-not just the hot celebrities of the moment.

VF gets major points for the following people:
-Lapo Elkann- I have thought he was the best dressed guy for about 4 years now. It's nice to see someone else recognize how amazing his style is.
-Kate Middleton- she is the definition of chic.
-Michelle Obama- I give props to any woman who dresses their age and always looks gorgeous.
-Morley Safer- I've always thought he was so handsome for his age.
-Ivanka Trump- I gained a great respect for her after reading the article about her in last month's Town & Country. She always looks and acts with complete class.

The only two things I would have changed about their list are that I would have put Andre 3000 instead of Kanye West. I think Kanye has great style but I don't like his ego. Plus Andre 3000 has better style and I think his new line, Benjamin Bixby, is money-unlike any other men's line out there. And I would have replaced SJP with Ashley Olsen. But I guess I'm biased. Either way, VF really did a fabulous job of finding people around the globe who actually have great style and aren't just the it-people of the moment.

Friday, August 1, 2008

pirate skulls and bones. sticks and stones and weed and bombs.

Okay, so sorry for the lack of posts. I would like to say I have been extremely busy, but I've just been extremely lazy. So here are my thoughts, observings, and obsessions for August.

-I think Anna Wintour is finally falling off her throne. As of late, Vogue has really lost it's luster. I am more excited about receiving Harper's Bazaar or Elle in the mail now than Vogue. This is what happens when people get too big for their britches.
-bell bottoms. specifically J Brand Lovestory. Makes me feel like Kate Moss. plus about 100 lbs. =)
-this years fashion rocks supplement for fall. first time ever that i am actually impressed by it. the kills article was money.
-nicolas ghesquiere has stollen my heart for the thousandth time. how does he do it?
-beverly hill 90210. i never watched this show growing up because i was too busy watching clarissa explains it all. but i have recently been turned on it and my do i love it. melrose place is still my favorite but this is becoming a close second.
-pam anderson for speaking her mind. ever since jessica simpson wore the "real girls eat meat" tee as a stab at Romo's ex, what respect i had for her went out the window. so i give props to anderson for calling her out on it.
-my mother's wedding gown. i recently re-discovered via old pictures how absolutely beautiful her dress was and how beautiful she was in it.
-the biography i am reading about the Gucci family. it's neat to see how such an amazing name started and all the troubles and back-stabbing this family went through along the way. i never knew the company had the insane background that it does. ive had this book for four years and its been sitting on my shelf unread since i bought it. after reading it, i am SO shocked that ive had such a gem sitting around for so long untouched.