who is he? I'm so happy that Michelle Obama chose to wear Jason Wu, not really because I'm a big fan of his, but I like that she is supporting new, upcoming fashion talent. I really can't even begin to imagine how much this one dress will boost his career. (I don't really know how great the dress looked on her... ehhhh)
However, "Since he launched his label three years ago, it's seemed as if Jason Wu has been auditioning to replace Oscar de la Renta or Carolina Herrera. He certainly has the immaculate Park Avenue thing down cold, should either of the legends decide to step down. But for Spring, inspired by a trip to Japan, where his business has been growing like gangbusters, Wu added an element of quirky whimsy that should broaden his appeal beyond the young ladies-who-lunch set. It came through in the form of a fuchsia cashmere T-shirt worn with an embroidered, dotted micro-pleat skirt, and again in the mix-and-match neons of a cardigan, a bow-front blouse, and a full A-line skirt. "(style.com)
Michelle definately won the the apraisal of young, little fashionistas everywhere for her admirable leap of faith. Way to go Michelle for not taking the typical route. Everyone deserves their big break.
I saw this pic in Domino magazine in 2006, tore it out, kept it with all my hundreds of other tear sheets beause I am an uber dork, and dug it back out from my "home" category a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't get this pic out of my head when Ry and I started talking about repainting the Laundry room.... so therefore, this blissful Saturday was dedicated to painting our laundry room a tiffany's-ish, powderey baby blue. (Poor Ryan has to put up with my re- decorating kicks that occur, well, everyday.)
We already had lots of large black organizing bins on the shelves, so I just ordered this ironing board cover (above) from etsy, and am patiently awating for it to arrive! I know it will probably be a poor redention of Domino's genious creation, however, maybe this will make me want to do laundry more often... or at least organize it. :)
btw... please see Slumdog Millionaire. enough said.
I have always been intrigued by Liv Tyler... I guess ever since she wore her plaid mini skirt in Empire Records or had animal crackers crawling across her in Armegeddon.
Ellen Von Unwerth shot these of her... you may know her, she is a German Photgrapher who became famous after she shot Claudia Schiffer for Guess? Jeans. She is primarily known for rather erotic feminine shots that I don't at all feel too inclined to post here, or even link to. (Check out at your own risk. )
I do love these raw shots of Liv and thought I would share.
I love sequins... but not on everything. I would never consider myself a glitter girl, but classy, vintage sequins here and there is always nice when paired with a neutral or vintage ensemble. (esp. with sweater textures and solids) Designers are leaning towards more shimmer, metallics, lurex and shine for little recessionistas. I did some research and plastic and metallic disks are fairly cheap to create and give you a lot of bang for the buck. Derek Lam is one of my favs doing this... he is not designing with the typical black garb or bland palette that have been reminiscent of past recessions... Glitz it up ladies (not Mariah Style.. think more Blake Lively) and be prepared for A LOT of it this Spring. Yipee!
Yesterday everyone stopped to watch history be made... People in my office heaved, screamed, cried, and literally fell down in hysterics... I have never seen such an overwhelming display of emotions before.
While there are MANY policy's of Obama's I defiantly do not agree with, (besides the fact that all of dysfunctional Hollywood supports him, hey, why not, lets follow one more thing they do...) it IS time for change. NOT necessarily a change from Bush, but a mind set change of this country. It is inspiring to be a part of this era in history where we are given a charge that is is OUR responsibility, (and where the brown can stick around). Its about time we own up to our actions, take responsibility for our families, businesses, neighbors... It IS neat to see the country come together for a cause that is bigger than politics. While I might not agree with how Obama believes he is going to achieve this, I do believe in the cause.
Whether or not you voted for Barrack or not, he is our President and he deserves at least that respect. I only wish that the 3 million people in the mall yesterday could have given Bush, at the least, that credit. (The classless display of booing and singing represent NOTHING that they claim to want.) Bush served our country for 8 years... whether we agree with his decisions or not, I believe he did them with pure motives and to the best of his ability. Yesterday, he arrived in Midland and stated that he is "still proud to look in the mirror," and that "you can say all you want to say, but we have NOT been attacked in the past 7 years." Thank you George W. Bus for serving our country and giving us your all.
Here's to the next 4 years, I think it is fair to say, that we all are excited to see what is ahead. (and getting to see Malia & Sasha grow up!)
I have been searching for cool pinwheel pics for about 45 minutes for work and came across this little nugget on my quest... she is prob. the most precious thing I have seen in a while.
This picture, to me, is the epitome of Summer or the 4th of July. I love this little hippie chic toddler... I imagine her posh parents are sun bathing on lawn chairs behind the camera, sippin on watermelon mojitos while the sprinklers cool them off, reading W magazine and Men's Health. They are relaxing before a big party with all their best friends that night, out by the lake... they are excited to light fireworks, toast marshmallows, and dive into the red velvet birthday cake for the USA turning 233.
ahhhh, can't wait for the sun... let's make this Summer carefree in 2009... last year's was defiantly too much of a doozie.
Here's to MLK and the one of the biggest day's in America's History tomorrow...
I have puppy fever... mainly Vizsla (Hungarian breed of pointing dog) fever. I think these lil canines are so beautiful... Ry & I are not opposed to labs, but these little presh pups steal my heart every time I look at them. ( I google search them a lot! )
also, on this note, if you have not seen Marley and Me, IT IS A MUST. I know it might have some cheese smothered on it, but it by far the most wholesome, family-value oriented movie that I have seen in a while. Yes, it indeed makes you heave and bawl, but come on, who doesn't need a good cry?
While I was riding up the 27 floors to get to my office this morning, it reminded me of this video... I am sure you have seen it: the guy that gets stuck in the elevator for almost 2 days! The video is time elapsed, and it is so interesting to observe his behaviors... I really, don't know what I would do.... Watch here!