The latest couture clothing collections seem to be out shined by the flair on the models heads. My favorites for sure are from the new Spring Chanel designs. The models all wore paper headdresses (my favorite material!)
Sure it seems harsh, but the sentiment is gearing up for the Valentines day heartbreak. My good pals at dublab are once again planning a "Give Up" sad music night in February. This one is happening the day after Valentines Day Feb. 15th, perfect timing for you to have a crying fit after the letdown. There sad night motto is "Stop dancing and just cry"
The 2nd Anniversary of art gallery Tinlark was this past Saturday, and I had two pieces in the group show titled "Inspired" . The show was curated by bloggers who appreciate art and creative folks like myself. The space is great, located at the cool CROSSROADS of the world corner.
THE SUPER DUPER UPDATE:
makes you stronger, or something corny like that. Well as you now know, New Years Eve punched me in the face. And New Years Day started off a little slow (if you count crawling on your hands and knees to the bathroom in a sweaty shaky panic). I should preface this by saying I don't normally drink champagne. Nor do I do it on an empty stomach. So that combined with the flat tires and stress were a lethal combo.
I've got a few Ebay auctions closing today (you've got like 4-7 hours to decide if you need this stuff)
The past few days I have been super sick. And as you all should know by now, sick and me do not mix well. I am a restless spirit and have a hard time staying down in a bed and remaining calm. I tried, really I did. I actually spent 15 hours watching 2009 videos for 2009 countdown on classic VH1. I laid there and took a trip down memory mtv lane practically in tears from laughing or nostalgia. Who knew that people actually really cared enough to make videos in the 80's. How in the hell they have been sadly replaced by reality crap on MTV is a mystery to me.
Check out these incredible fiber artists and their new work. Inspiration perhaps by traditional Turkish arts and crafts and, nature, freeform crotchet , and some by Indian beadwork designs. I love the organic quality to most of these and how they seem to grow around the neck or evolve from a lapel. Wish I had any talent in the knitting or crotchet department, but alas my mother could never teach me. Instead she would just create elaborate scarves and tell me she had no idea how they ever were made.
Let's start the new year off RIGHT! What better way then to motivate with home decorating magic. My dear friend Michelle has lived in the Gaylord building forever, for those who are not familiar with it, it's a gorgeous old apartment building that used to sit across from the infamous AMBASSADOR Hotel (before they tore it down -where RFK was shot, and Frank Sinatra and the boys held court at Coconut Grove)
" The Gaylord started out as one of the first condominium projects in Los Angeles, but converted back to apartments after the depression (and did a stint as a hotel). Located in a very historic part of the Wilshire District, the Brown Derby used to be right next door, the Ambassador Hotel across the street. The the Haig jazz club of Chet Baker fame was virtually across the street on Kenmore, as well as the Bull 'n Bush and Mona Lisa Restaurants (the later being a Musso and Frank Grill progeny). Richard Nixon maintained a place here in the early 60's but it was probably just for brief visits. "
O.K. well she lives in that old Richard Nixon spot. Yep, tricky Dick used to come and go during L.A. visits in her place back in the day. If that's not cool enough, she also lives above the HMS Bounty Restaurant and bar which is located below the Gaylord as well. Michelle recently got hitched and now has joined forces with her creative husband to make their home sweet home beyond amazing.
They recently appeared on the selby to showcase their place
here's the entry lobby
the HMS Bounty Bar --ships ahoy
AND here it is- WOW, huh
these next ones are from her inspiration pics /closet images
and her wedding wall of possible choices!
So there you have it! Now pretend that by next week a film crew is coming to your place to do a photo shoot, are you camera ready? Is ever nook and cranny alive with action and color? Or are the plants sagging in need of water, laundry in a pile?
No more excuses, this is 2009!
New year's Eve post to follow soon-
I am at a loss for words folks.