Friday, December 10, 2010

Great DIY holiday decorating ideas via the always inspiring Design*Sponge

Go on, deck your halls...

the late, great Lee

A beautiful tribute video to the late, great Lee Alexander McQueen, presented at the 2010 British Fashion Awards by Nick Knight, entitled: "To Lee, With Love, Nick"

Tribute to Alexander McQueen by Nick Knight, music by Björk from SHOWstudio on Vimeo.

McQueen was such an amazing visionary and one of my great inspirations, whose work will continue to influence for many years to come. His work is not mere fashion; he was an architect, an artist, able to think outside the box and create what others could only whimsically dream upon.

Monday, November 29, 2010

let's take a ride

Loving this look via The Sartorialist...Parisian biker chic, the sleek black of New York, but light enough for a California winter.

This makes me want to chop off my long locks, channel the feminine, yet boyish charm of Katherine Hepburn and go for a ride in a winterish wonderland.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I Met Up With The King Queens

Last night I was charmed by the Swedish Söderberg sister duo, First Aid Kit.

My friend was gracious enough to score me a spot for this fortuitous experience at The Echo. I was awestruck by their soulful lyrics and eerie harmonies, delivered by voices mature far beyond their years. The Echo was a perfectly intimate venue for these humble, yet powerful performers, who were able to bring a typically chatty and disconnected LA crowd to silence as they stepped away from their mics to deliver an entirely acoustic melody. Beautiful.

This review from the BBC is a perfect description for their debut album.

Now, excuse me while I go put on a paisley peasant dress and pick at my guitar by a bonfire...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall in.

Fall is officially here and I am ready to cozy up with all its splendors…

Maybe it’s from living in a city where sunshine beams 90% of the time, but I am somehow magnetically energized and inspired by the gray, chilled days. I’m drawn into a fantasy of curling up under some magnificent medieval tapestry with a sketchbook, surrounded by piles of vintage bound books, scientific prints and old maps plotted with intended adventures.

Just downloaded the latest Deerhunter album, Halcyon Digest, and drawing up proposals for the burl and resin mixed media cabinet/drafting table I am about to embark on crafting.

What are you getting under the covers with this fall/winter??

cozy up with The Selby