…this mornings post didn’t really count as content.
Sometimes I go into neon+primaries+++ color explosion splatter mode… like yesterday, I painted a branch of a tree that Cookie brought home, along with ten other things that people have asked me to splatter.
But then I come home, and the house is a place of cool, calm and collected non-color. There are textures, and reflections and wood tones and warm, but the only real color comes from the art I put in it, (FINALLY hung a new piece in my kitchen area! Wait till you see it up, so fab!), so the general vibe is very monochrome.
This post is a little mental break from the excess of neons, floral, pastels and color blocking with abandon. BLECH! Well, not really a full on BLECH, I like all those things, but sometimes my mind needs a rest! (Or it could just be that I’m still hung over from my friend’s birthday party a few days ago! SHEESH!) So feast your eyes: white tones that feel like the cold of marble, curls and plastic and the feeling of sun on your face, the smell of wet paint, the way a thin cotton shirt grazes your skin, angles, pebbles, leather…
Soothing, isn’t it?
Photos: Tumblr, Artist Reena Spaulings at Sutton Lane, Le Dilema,Vogue Loves Me, An Eddie Cohen photo of one of my paintings, Tumblr, Desire to Inspire, Black and White 5 by Jim Keaton, Prabal Gurung, Tumblr
I hope you all had a beautiful holiday weekend! I know I enjoyed watching all of you celebrate Passover and Easter via Instagram.
It’s actually kind of beautiful- the fact that we all celebrated holidays that are over 2000 years old and that we read a book that we have been reading for over 2500 years. Traditions are what make life rich, and give continuity through the generations… This was the first time I ever really got to see Easter up close. The eggs, the pastels, the hats, the grass, the flowers, the children… it’s really too beautiful to be true!
Photos: 1. Le Fashion 2. Jennifer Sanchez 3. Art Hound 4. Shiny Squirrel 5. Cinque Terra 6. KIM FROHSIN 7. Grace Kelly, 1972 8. Sally King Benedict 9. Pinterest 10. Photo by Me 11. Matt W. Moore 12. Who What Wear
How was your holiday everyone?
I’ve been thinking a lot about fashion trends and different things I see happening.
First thing: Last year’s just ripening trends have been harvested and are now left rotting out on the kitchen counter. What we had just a taste of, a dose of, last year, has been planted in abundance and overstocked at every store. Distressed, tie dye and bleached denim (I did this as a DIY last year), Neon- I hit that pretty hard last year too. And even floral… I just can’t dive back in to Spring 2011 right now. Instead, I want to wear slouchy white suits like this girl above, and casual jeans… and things that are a solid color, and no NOT color blocking.
Just give me something simple and sophisticated and I’m down.
I believe in the idea of having a semi-uniform, Steve Job’s style, where you stick to one look that you know works for you. I have a theory that people choose a look that was popular when they felt they were at their prime in life. It’s not a conscious thing, but maybe people get stuck in a fashion moment right around the year in which they got married, came of age, matured? Who knows…I’m not committed to that moment in time exactly, just saying.
Related to this topic is this article that the NY Times published which basically ripped Zara a new one for being a blatantly “tribute” based company these days. The writer and her buddy played guess the “inspiration” at the new 5th ave store. And yes, I do agree that at the 5th avenue store its WAYYYYY more obvious. The way the clothes are displayed, it just jumps out at you. Read the article and let me know what you think. HERE.
Dries van Awesome Fall 2011 shoes meet your counterpart, this entryway by Jamie Bush & Co. Oh yea!!!!! Hi. Franz Kline (look alike?) painting, say hello to those squiggly socks. Um, hi. How are you?
Emerson Fry cocktail ring stylist, I’d like to introduce you to this strange Pinterest-uploaded Mona Lisa made of old tapes.
And you, Architectural Digest funky and elegant room meet the coat who wants to live here, although I think it lives in Paris with that pretty girl I spotted via The Locals.
Indulge me people, this week marks three years of continual non-stop, doesn’t skip a day (ya know, its rare) blogging. It’s been a long, crazy and sometimes tedious road. I’m entitled to go a little batty once in a while, now aren’t I?
The thing about blogging is that it can take you to amazing places in your life and career, but at the end of the day you still have your homework due at 6 am the next morning, now don’t you? No matter how rich or famous, every blogger still plods away at a computer, alone, trying to entertain, amuse and inspire…. and it doesn’t get easier. One might say it gets harder. I’ve written over 1500 posts in almost 1100 days… how much more could I possibly say? And yet…. on we go.
Talk to me people!