Sunday, January 31, 2010

My latest Alex Katz Painting

It's ready, saw it this morning for the first time. Alex was so kind to take a picture of me with it. I am wearing Ada Katz's hat, my boyfriends sweater and my mom's string of pearls. Thank you Alex, you made me very happy.

Friday, January 29, 2010

R.I.P J.D. Salinger

"I was half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they're not much to look at, or even if they're sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. Girls. Jesus Christ. They can drive you c...razy. They really can." -J.D. Salinger

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Haute Couture Paris 2010

I am confused about what I am seeing here... these are some of the latest Haute Couture looks, fresh in from Paris. I am not putting the designers name with the images because I think they should be looked at without prejudice. Me, I don't like 90% of what I have seen so far. Crude, harsh, clowinsh. Fashion designers are complaining business is bad and then this ? I know you guys want to sell the bags, the shoes, the make-up and the perfume and Haute Couture has become more of an advertising stunt but what message are you sending to the consumer ?
No wonder this business is dying out. You guys want to make money? Make things that women want to wear, feel beautiful in and own forever. Lady Gaga is not the best Inspiration for a Designer methinks.
I would love to get comments on this post, don't be shy.


I love some classic Hip Hop Profanity !

Strangely poetic... brutally honest.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mango Spring Summer 2010

Back in November 2009 my boyfriend took me along to a business trip to Madrid, Spain.
We were invited to the Mango SS 2010 Show, we were seated front- row and had the greatest view of the runway. There must have been about 50 looks, every look had at least one item that I would love to own and wear as soon as the weather gets better. Delicious pastel colors, light denim pieces, madras skirts, tie-dye coats, army jackets, leggings, sequin camouflage dresses, lace-up platform heels, crocheted dresses, crisp white cotton shirts, embroidered white tanks... so fresh and pretty.
And this being Mango, it will be totally affordable. I am already saving up so I can refill my wardrobe and hit the NYC streets looking feminine and confident.
Pictures taken by me.