Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Here are a few favorite inspiring women who do and did their own thing:
"I married adventure." —Osa Johnson (photo via The Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum)
"We went on a weekend drive, after a show I was in at the time. We were on a motorcycle, and there was a carload of friends behind us. It was freezing ass cold. We stopped for a bite to eat, and one of the guys said, ‘Steve, why don’t you let Neile ride with us? I can ride with you. It’s too cold.’ And I said, ‘No, I think I’m just gonna stay on the bike.’ Steve told me later, ‘That’s the moment I fell in love with you.' "—Neile Adams (photos of Steve McQueen and Neile Adams by LIFE, 1963)
"Wes [Anderson] understands the dilemma, that when women become too forceful, they get accused of being masculine. If they state their opinions, or if they assert themselves, they won't be thought of as lovable or feminine."—Anjelica Huston (photo by Craig McDean)
“When I was nine or 10, I wasn’t pretty anymore–which is a big advantage. It must be a nightmare to be a beautiful teenager. I got this strange kind of androgyny. I was everything girls don’t want to be—incredibly tall, incredibly thin, and unimpressive. For years it’s still been possible to hide as a sexual being."—Tilda Swinton
Monday, August 30, 2010
I have a Love/Hate relationship with dark and somewhat creepy art. I always do a double take and usually end up liking it more than I think I will. (Hello, Tim Burton)
That’s exactly what happened when I saw the latest paintings by artist, Katy Horan. Each character is hand painted with lace patterns and has a feminine, yet mythical and slight grotesque look to it. So, after flipping through all the images, it all makes since that I would love her "monsters of decoration."
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
I'm hoping to head to the desert this winter, Palm Springs to be exact. I once stayed at a gorgeous pensione, the Korakia, for a job and have been dying to go back. Its a beautiful little property made up of Moroccan and Mediterranean-inspired structures, built in the 20s and 40s by a famous painter and starlette. It's the kind of place that can transport you to a different time and place instantly. From the stone floors and white washed walls, to the strong mint tea, to the fountain with rose petals it will remind you more of a different country than a hotel.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Gucci's video/commerical for their new Guilty fragrance just arrived and, of course, it has the requisite hot actors, dark lighting and cheesy catchphrase at the end about seduction or whatnot...but here's what made me feel "guilty" about further snarky comments:
1. It's directed by Frank Miller
2. It was filmed at Fellini's studio in Italy
3. The song that's playing, "Strangelove,"is originally by Depeche Mode but covered by Friendly Fires
4. The creative director got the idea for a Guilty fragrance from Barbra Streisand's 1980 song, "Guilty"
5. The bottle IS pretty Gucci-fabulous-flashy-gorgeous
Oh, and I'll take that Gucci bracelet on Queen Sophie-Ann's wrist, thank you very much.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
While on the hunt this last weekend for vintage turquoise jewelry, I stumbled across a beautiful antique Zuni Indian Fetish Necklace. Growing up, my mother had several of these hand carved beauties made from turquoise, bone and olive shell heishe. I'm kicking myself for letting her get rid of these highly collected pieces of wearable art. Each necklace is made of multiple carved animal charms that have been used by the A:Shiwi people for over a thousand years. I'm starting my collection now!
Friday, August 20, 2010
100 Horses by Ann Wood: