First day at the new job of Visual Manager at Macy’s.
I chose to wear my new White House/Black Market ensemble. Love this winter white pea coat and black leggings!
Get ready cause here I come! Hoping it goes well….
It's only been about 3 years since Fashion Week moved to its home in Lincoln Center and it looks like they will be moving again! The Hudson Yards are located in the garment district - close to many designer's studios and are set to be the next home of NYFW. They're large, spacious, have a sick view and promise to show Fashion Week-goers an even more amazing time than Lincoln Center has!
Flashback Friday again…and I’m giving you a smile with this one. This was an ad for the long gone fashion retailer RICH’S.You have to admit, the stylist for this shoot was pretty daring with the print clash. My hair stylist, well, not much help for the hair…and the earrings…I still have in my jewelry box!!!
Happy Friday everyone!!!
Braids have been around awhile but the trendy Boho chic simply beckons for the hair braids as a finishing signature. TRESemme‘ has published a few videos that show the street style savvy of braid-lovers in New York as well as a short “how-to” of how to make your braids have that thick bohemian flair.
Braids away lovelies!
This is me back in the modeling days. 1987…sometimes I wish I could turn the time backwards just for a little while. I took so many things for granted..like my youth. But I must say, the 80′s were THE BEST DECADE to be young and foolish.
photo credit: Phillip Gammand for Jay Reynolds Inc./Atlanta
As the legend goes – a bride was created for the worlds first man-made monster. Fiction as it may be…She’s alive! So this is me…and my HALLOWEEN 2013 costume. THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. That poor monster man.
The scream dream began early on. One of Hollywood‘s (Universal Studios) earliest successes with horror films was Frankenstein (1931). They immediately began working on the romantic continuation of this ‘gods and monsters’ phenomenon with the 1935 release of The Bride of Frankenstein which was directed by James Whale. Boris Karloff is Frankie and Elsa Lanchester is Bride. Frankie was lonely.. so Doc Pretorius asks, ‘why don’t we make him a chick’?
“She’s alive! Alive!” Henry cries. They remove her bandages and help her to stand. “The bride of Frankenstein!” Doctor Pretorius declares. The excited Monster sees his mate and reaches out to her, asking, “Friend?” The Bride, screaming rejects him. ‘She hate me! Like others’ the Monster dejectedly says. As Elizabeth races to Henry’s side, the Monster rampages through the laboratory. The Monster tells Henry and Elizabeth ‘Yes! Go! You live!’ To Pretorius and the Bride, he says ‘You stay. We belong dead.’ While Henry and Elizabeth flee, the Monster sheds a tear and pulls a lever to trigger the destruction of the laboratory and tower.
Women. They will drive you crazy.
How I did it?
So, for the hair, I washed it. I let it air dry…crazy dreads resulted and I then braided little braids and slept in them. When I woke up, I already looked like the crazy bitch but decided to take it further and teased it up tall and sprayed the front with white glitter spray. Then I put on some pale make up and hollowed my cheeks with brown eyeshadow. I lined my upper eyes with black and put on black mascara..under eyes I put white liner which highlights my pissed off look, (the crackly skin is after-effects).
Even though my ex husband would get a good joke out of this…I loved this ‘dress up game’ as it was the closest I’ll ever come to acting. I must say; I make a good mad as hell bride – even without the lightning bolt….or my ex.
Keira Knightley was spotted out and about with her husband, James Righton, in London last week wearing denim dungarees and a Chanel bag and shoes. She looks a bit glum but she might have been hoping not to be ‘spotted’. Her sans makeup look is refreshingly natural and shows she has beauty all her own. The black rim glasses are most likely just an attempt to be in disguise but they look quite nerdy chic. All in all, I like the commoner look on Keira..but no commoner is she. Keira recently completed filming of her new movie alongside Chris Pine Jack Ryan:Shadow Recruit which is based on Tom Clancy‘s book. It follows the story of suspected Russian plot to attack the US economy. Funny enough, I think our own government is taking care of that for them.
This is the fix up routine….
I must admit that it was my dentist who persuaded me and I owe him less grief and complaining next visit. This drama is absolutely brilliant and you will become absorbed in the life and trials of Lord Grantham and his estate; Downton Abbey. Not only does it provide great entertainment but it has other positive effects; grammar,pronunciation, and dressing for example. My english has improved and sometimes people I encounter ask if I am British. I promptly reply, “No, I am only a fan of Downton Abbey.” My dressing could also be commended as influenced by this drama and if I owned a promenade suit or court dress I would most certainly wear it. I am seriously considering a new rule in the house; making my family “dress” for supper. This drama has even encouraged my cleaning practice around the home. If only I could afford a housemaid, cook and valet….
Take my advice and have a gander at this show. I dare say you will not be sorry.
Life happens to each one of us in a unique way. In a world where everyone and everything seems to have a double…our life is the one thing that no one else has a copy of. I was reminded of this by viewing the following video I found on a website called Devour.com which features interesting short films. Directors Ramon and Pedro tell the story of a man through his morning routine …. seen through his bathroom mirror, hence the name of the film is Le Miroir (french for “the mirror”).
Roman Polanski, Starring Ben Kingsley, Helena Bonham Carter and one seriously purple fur coat. Genius. Simply Genius.
Photographs are such a blessing for capturing moments of importance. Today I share with you some of the most expressive images from 2011;
The mother returning home from war, the firefighter in Australia trying to help an injured Koala, the child who hears sound for the first time thanks to a cochlear implant, the dog who will not leave his masters’ grave, the little boy who receives a flag in memorial of his dead father….
Good brand design isn’t about crowding ideas or shock value. For many instances the less the better. Typography is such an understated powerhouse that many don’t realize what an effect it has on their thoughts, emotions, and overall impression.Think of a letter you’ve received, a story you’ve read, or a product you’ve recently bought. Do you remember anything about the logo and font that was used? You probably didn’t consciously take note but you were definitely affected by it. Next time you are out shopping try to notice what affect the brand logo has on you. Does it say something; value, inexpensive, expensive, tasty, friendly, harsh…etc.? I’m quite sure you will realize the way things are written and how they are presented to you has a greater impact than you ever realized.
Shuba identity by Eskimo
Come Closer business card designer by Are We Designer
Zsofi Dobbs logo design by Eszter Laki
Bill’s Fried Chicken identity and collateral design by Kyle White
Inspirational poster design by Serif & Sans
Born in Bratsk, Russia this artist may very well blow your mind into tomorrow. Attention to detail couldn’t even begin to fill the gap of his obsessive intricacies and hidden surprises tucked away for those that take the time to stop and … well, smell the detail. His call name is Gloom82.
Anton Semenov has a very unusual and, yes, gloomy voice with his work. But, true surrealism is just that…unusual and thought provoking. His imagination goes far beyond what many would define as creative…it’s like a dream. He lays out warped and layered subject matter that is somewhat like the walking dead but they have something to say. They aren’t ghosts, but rather entities he creates to communicate something that is very real in our world. It’s your job to figure out what that is. I am not sure if many people out there will be able to do that but I can assure you, it is fun to try.
Semenov works by day in an advertising agency designing things like signs and vehicle ads, etc. By night, he wakes the beast of imagination and his hands take him to places far, far away. A land of creatures that could be frightening but mostly they are somewhat translucent messengers. Anton began playing with computer graphics in a serious manner back in 2007 and before that he played with the traditional classics of pen, paper, and paint. Remember those? Okay, for some of us we didn’t get much further than crayons. For Anton drawing was an escape and a voice. He was asked by someone if he got inspiration from any particular place and he replied that of course he did. He said the world around us is abundant with inspiration if everyone would just try to see it. Anton likes to play guitar for a hobby outside of his painting and digital work. I personally hope he gets to quit his day job and do some work for Hollywood. I’m no fan of horror flicks but I can enjoy some of the Tim Burton stuff…I think the two of them could have some fun!
Bravo Anton Semenov!!!!!