June 30, 2012

photo of the week

This photo was taken by JoEllen. We met in Chicago, then she moved to San Francisco and is now moving to New York. She takes a lot of really beautiful photos of people and places. I'm looking forward to seeing her photos of New York.

June 28, 2012

Summer Reading




This is my current summer reading list. I am open to suggestions, as I'm sure I will be done with these in a few weeks. 

June 24, 2012

Astrid Kirchherr



I don't exactly know where to begin when talking about this woman. For those who know who she is, well you know. For those who don't know, I'm pretty sure this blog post won't do her justice. I became aware of her when I was about fifteen and going through a serious Beatles obsession. She was the first woman to ever break them up...well sort of. She broke up the original Beatles not the Beatles that we all know and love. She took some of the first band photos of them, while they were living in Hamburg. She was also responsible for giving them their mop top haircuts just before they left for the States and became huge.


As I was looking through photos of her online today I discovered the graphic novel, Baby's In Black, based on the relationship between Astrid and Stu Sutcliffe. He was an original member of The Beatles and John Lennon's best friend. He left The Beatles to be with Astrid and to pursue painting. I ordered the book today and can't wait for it to get here.

 

There is a really great movie you can watch that came out in the 90's. It's called Backbeat, and I highly recommend it. I haven't watched it in a really long time, but when I was younger I think I watched it at least twenty times. It's all about Astrid and the Beatles.



June 22, 2012

Resort 2013

Jill Stuart


 A.L.C.


 10 Crosby Derek Lam


 Dion Lee


 Giuliette

These are a few looks from some of my favorite resort 2013 collections. Overall there wasn't a whole lot that was very exciting. My advice would be for the designers, and more importantly the corporations that are behind them, to go back to focusing on putting together just two great collections each year. The people who these clothes are catered to don't need a third collection presented to them every year. Especially when it's so lackluster. It's important to support the arts and creative endeavors, but it is so much more important to spend money thoughtfully. None of these women need more clothes to stuff into their fancy dressing rooms, and the corporations definitely don't need to make more money either. It's a little something called charity, giving and just having a general sense of compassion for others. That is way more sophisticated than possessing the mentality that you deserve to spend at least $50,000 on your wardrobe every four months will ever be. 

look-a-likes

Justin Bieber

Hilary Swank as Brandon Tina
I can't take credit for this, and I'm pretty sure it has already been done. It's just that it's so good.