Thursday, July 30, 2009

Top notes

My new obsession may not be all that new at all but it's taken my world by storm. A few months ago I fell in love with the high side bun, or top knot, if you will. It's funky, fresh, offbeat and, sadly, not easy to pull off. It's also not easy to execute -- I can't get mine to stay put! But I tried it out at my office party and, despite numerous perplexed looks from passers-by, I felt pretty great. I intend to make a second attempt outside the safety net of office life...and with a little help from about 400 bobby pins.

This image from, my morning style saviour. If you don't subscribe, get on it!

Quelle Surprise

Chloe Sevigny a.k.a my style icon extraordinaire hit the nail on the head yet again. The nude, pleated dress; the long-hanging LBP (little black purse); her gorgeous opening ceremony sandals; and tousled hair with red lips ... flawless.

Here are Chloe and Lissy Trullie wearing the boots in the look book. Check out Lissy's cover of Hot Chip's Ready for the Floor. Love it.

Monday, July 27, 2009

what the what?

I just watched Milk for the first time yesterday -- what a phenomenal movie. I thought the acting was outstanding, the story is, of course, extremely inspirational and the aura and feel of the film were perfect.

A funny thing happened on the way to the credits...actually, while I was watching the credits. Jeff Koons' name was there. What? I'm a big Koons fan and I figured I would have recognized the American icon. I went on google and tried to figure out who he played (Art Agnos, as it turns out) and when his cameo was. He actually had a speaking role and was on screen for a good 5 minutes. What?

One site likened it to the phenomenon of seeing things out of context and not being able to place them. Sadly, this happens all too often in my life, what with the fact that my memory is the size of a pea (probably weak to begin with and further stunted by a former affinity for a certain green substance...chicken or egg? Who knows?). Anyways, it all came together and, disappointed as I am for not recognizing the father of Balloon Dog myself, at least I know I wasn't the only one.

Anyways, watch the movie...with the added bonus of knowing you won't miss the Koons.

He's a poet...and he don't know it

A masterpiece composed of some of Dubya's finest quotes. They were allegedly compiled by Washington Post writer Richard Thompson. ENJOY!

I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It's a world of madmen
And uncertainty
And potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the internet
Become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?

They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish
Can coexist.

Families is where our nation finds hope
Where our wings take dream.
Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher!
Make the pie higher!