Saturday, May 21, 2011

what i'm wearing

This is my first outfit post since I started seriously investing myself in this blog, and to be honest I'm a little nervous.  Funny how that happens.  It's not like I get  nervous when I go outside and people see what I'm wearing, but posting a photo here makes me feel a bit naked.  I do want to keep this blog personal and real though, and I love the idea of occasionally posting what I'm wearing.   What do you think?

more after the jump...

Friday, May 20, 2011

a color celebration

I found this photo by Peter Funch on HonestlyWTF,  one of my favorite blogs of all time.  And then of course one thing leads to another, as always happens with these things, and I found myself riveted by the original videos on youtube.  You can watch the original commercial here or after the jump, but then please do watch the making of.  Amazing how frantic and chaotic and even violent the actual shoot was compared to the serene beauty of the final result.  When those balls shot out of the cannon I just about jumped out of my skin!  The magic of film making, it never ceases to amaze me.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


In love with some of these styles from unisex shoe line Sartore.  Oxblood oxfords and laceless lace-ups.  Yes, please.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

scout's honor

How pretty are these scarves by Scout & Catalogue?  This one is hand dyed sheer wool and "inspired by the sky just after a thunder storm and the ocean on a glassy morning".  Gorgeous.  They also do cotton scarves with this ingenious studded leather looping mechanism, and beautiful little handmade clutches.

Not only do I want everything they make, but these images also make me want to hand dye my own fabrics and leathers and make beautiful things with my own two hands.  Inspiringly lovely.  Check out their store and their blog.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Anyone catch eurovision?  Anyone care?  We sort of ran into it by accident and then, like driving past some horrible car wreck, couldn't pull ourselves away.  We stayed glued to the tv for about an hour until we realized brain cells were atrophying, so we didn't catch it all, but I have to say, the highlight for me was definitely Jedward.  Yes, as in "Hi, I'm John, and this is Edward, and together we're Jedward!"  In case you missed it.

What?  Seriously?  Where am I?  What year is it?  What is happening?

Monday, May 16, 2011


Have you heard of R13?  I hadn't until I ran into it this weekend.  It is yet another luxury denim line, but this one's made of Italian and Turkish (hooray!) fabrics, produced in Italy.  To be honest I didn't even see the denim.  What I saw was this:

Yes, it may look like just a sweatshirt to you, but I swear, it's not.  It feels like heaven.  It's just cotton, but it feels like it's made of clouds and baby lamb hugs.  The fit is perfect, just slouchy enough, but with slim and extra long sleeves.

Oh and one other detail:  it's mine!  Yes, I paid big money for a sweatshirt.  But I'm never going to have to buy one again.  So there, purchase justified.  Now I'd like to justify a few more things from the line.  For example, did you notice the pants in the above photo?  Don't they look comfy and beautiful at the same time?  They have the unfortunate name of 'sweat jeans' (what is it with these new terms? why do we have to name all the new styles and cuts now?), but I think they're gorgeous.

more after the jump...