Friday, July 31, 2009
I'm going to start my bachelor studies in September, this will be a whole new life for me. I've been working in a big bank for 6 years now and I find it unbelievably relieving to be escaping the "adult world".
I liked my job and my colleagues and of course I loved getting a paycheck every month but I am so excited to live a student life surrounded by people my age who want to have fun, go on adventures and simply enjoy life. This is an aspect that is often forgotten in the "adult world" of working =P People are so focused on their work, their career and goals that they forget to have fun.
So now I am really looking forward to what lies ahead of me, I'm thrilled and also a little scared but it's going to be great.
Before the semester starts in September I'm going be relaxing at home for 6 weeks. I will use this time for some personal projects like getting a tan, cleaning out my wardrobe, changing the layout/design of my blog, paint my wall, wearing all the unworn clothes in my closet, go swimming at least twice a week, learning to play my guitar properly, setting up an online store to sell some things, reading all of the 6 books I bought...haha I guess I'm lucky if I even manage to do half of the things I just listed =P.
first photo courtesy of Couture Carrie
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Project Runway Season Five designer Blayne Walsh designed the hoodies worn by the Swedish Band, "The Sounds" worn on the "No Doubt" tour.
Project Runway Season Five Winner Leanne Marshall is being honored by her alma mater, FIDM. Click here to read about the her exhibition as part of "The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design."
Click here to read Beth Terry's post about Lunch and a "Style Consultation" with Tim Gunn.
Click here to read about Nick Verreos and Kit Pistol at the "Style LA Swim and Resort Show."
Click here for a Newsweek interview with Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn and Michael Kors. Here is a highlight:
Have any of you gotten into a fight with Isaac Mizrahi?
Gunn: No. I'm not a fistfighter. I'm a biter and a hair puller.
I'm going to take a closer look at the magazine today and maybe take some pictures for you - it's lovely, really. You can see a preview of the magazine on the website. I might even get a subscription so I don't have to hunt the mag down everytime =P.
Last weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to join a select group of UK bloggers on an all expenses paid trip to Paris! I know, amazing huh...I had my reservations, but when the taxi promptly arrived on the morning of our trip all doubts were dashed (either that or I was still bleary-eyed from the 4.30am start, and didn't really care where this taxi was taking me!).
Here we all are, looking rather stylish in the glaring Parisian sun. Do you recognise anyone? The wonderful bloggers on the trip included Frassy, Kit from StyleSlicker, Selina from Flying Saucer, Vanessa Jackman, Amna from DiscoNap, DisneyRollerGirl and Claire from YoungShields, to name but a few.
Colette was the first stop-off, and I was planning on taking some amazingly inspirational photos for both the blog and work, however after almost getting wrestled to the ground by a pack of hungry sales assistants, I decided it was better to leave my camera in the bag! This shop is brilliant (although not quite as good as London's own 'concept store', Dover Street Market) and I finally managed to get up close and personal with some shit-hot Gareth Pugh tailoring. Perfection I tell thee.
We had a beautiful three course meal in a swanky restaurant called B4 (which happened to be situated in the gay area of Paris, with rather handsome waiters!), and a presentation from the beautiful Marion Cointot. She presented to us her first collection, and allowed me to get an insight into just how you go about creating (and getting produced) that all important first collection. Her dresses are beautifully wearable and well made, with brilliant research to back her up - I'll look forward to seeing her succeed.
Unfortunately our lunch was typically French, and lasted almost 2 1/2 hours. I was loving the conversation and the flowing champagne, however this meant that our guided tour of the Madeleine Vionnet exhibition at Les Arts Decoratifs was cut drastically short. This is a truly stunning exhibition from an equally amazing talent. We were assured that this is a one-off exhibition that will not be seen again for another 20 years, so it is definitely well worth a visit. Rather shamefully though, when presented with the option to stay and ponder the delights of Vionnet, or continue onto a champagne 'tasting' boat cruise I chose to hit the booze. I shall be making an extra special effort to go back to Paris (and take full advantage of the 59pound return from Eurostar) and return to this exhibition before it closes at the end of January 2010.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The newest flattie from Melissa - Adanna! Who could resist its velvety body and cute little silver button? You can order a pair for USD $79.00. (The purple one goes straight to my wishlist!)
�I personally liked them,� says the former president of the Laguna Beach Art Walk. �And that�s how I select artists. When I connect to the energy and passion someone creates in their art, that�s when I like it.�
Meyer invited Boey to display his cups at her gallery during the monthly Art Walk. They sell for $120 to $220.
Artist�s site http://www.flickr.com/photos/13895571@N04/sets/72157614580046629/