Friday, January 25, 2008
It seems the Boston Globe has discovered a hip new trend that they've dubbed "mustache madness". Give me a break. Mike is cool. The Globe, however, is not.
*Actually more of an acquaintance. He's the boyfriend of a friend and he taught me how to tie a double windsor.
A sunny day that is 24 degrees, but feels like 12 degrees (thanks for the info, weather.com!). Why, oh why?!!!
I have not been riding my bike this month for a few reasons, one them being these frigid temps. I've ridden my bike during the winter in past years, but I know I'm getting weaker because the thought of getting bundled up to ride about 8 miles (more or less) into work (work! ugh!) is severely depressing.
If I was to toughen up and ride my bike, say, tomorrow, I would find major inspiration from this post on fopsanddandies.
Kudos and tally-ho to all you commuters, bike messengers and other brave souls who are riding your bikes this winter!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
The horse wall behind two very lovely visitors.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
"Let's just try an' have a good day."
Words to remember in the chilly days ahead (20 degrees?! and wind?! really?! oh lord).
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Those slouchy boots give me the creeps, but I adore those ankle boots with the silver square toe. That vest on top of the cardi -- wonderful combination! I love the overall mix of textures and layers and the fact that, even with those two elements at play in most pieces, it avoids being clunky.
That first dress is oh so relaxed and nonchalant. And I could LIVE in that brown-ish coat. I wouldn't even need a bag, what with all those pockets!
More to come, folks.
Friday, January 18, 2008
And there are certainly a few lust-worthy items in Olivier's Pre-Fall 08 collection for Nina Ricci:
But overall I found the collection underwhelming. And doesn't this piece* remind you of Prada's Fall 2007 RTW collection:
* Despite the critique, I do like this NR dress. Perhaps the similarity between the two lies solely in the fabric or technique used to treat the fabric. I suppose I could do some research to find out...or someone out there could just tell me! Does the Nina dress involve felting? The top looks felted to me. Will we see more of these textures on the runways?
* Will Ferrell is a comedian, not an actor. Occasionally those identities overlap, but that is not the case with our man Will. His performance felt empty and awkward. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Emma Thompson were both gems, of course.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
In any case, what am I doing here? I find that I'm interested in everything that creates a scene, in a movie, in a day, in a life. I'm attracted to the textures of the costumes, the witty dialogue, the mid-century lamp in the background, the tropical scenery that at once creates a sense of melancholy and joy. Rather than creating a blog about everything I'd like to create one dedicated to mise en scene -- not as intimidating as everything to be sure, but much more scenic!