Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fashion Week Street Styles

Fashion week street style keeps the eye educated. It is the time when women with taste and the money to buy taste, strike poses whenever physically possible. Capturing street style takes energy, agression, and chutzpah, which creates an increasingly blurry line between photographers and paparozzo. Needless to say, however, their efforts are changing the way that we think about fashion. Although their subjects hardly represent "street" style, they are making waves by pushing the creative envelope and creating a new level of fashion consciousness.

More Photos after the Jumpity Jump!!!!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

High Line Street Style

The High Line is one of those projects that sounds great, too great, so you assume it will never get built. There will be budget cuts or community opposition or union negotations, so when it The High Line opened in June of 2009, it felt like a miracle- right when New York needed one. It is a park for promenades, a place to walk arm and arm, and a place to take pictures. My favorite part about these photographs are the passerbys, the pedestrians caught unknowingly on film.

I am wearing a 1950's Silk Floral Dress, jewlery is vintage and from Fuego 718, shoes by Joan & David

For other vintage party dresses, check out this 1960s style floral dress and this 1960s pink bow dress 

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Why I Love Architectural Renderings: The Low Line

Feeling bad about the European debt crisis, the Tea Party, that chub that just won't go away? Check out these architectural renderings. It's a design for the Low Line (technically the Delancy Underground), a conceptual park to be built in the abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side. The architecture firm already has the green light from the MTA, who currently owns the property and are beginning the process of gaining community approval.

The design will turn this:

Into this:

So while architectural renderings might simplify the world into architectural ideals of light, space, and attractive multicultural people- I bet you feel better now. 

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011


The best thing about being in Portland is getting out of Portland. There is so much ecology and environment awaiting you; the coast, the gorge, the deserts of eastern Oregon. Good thing I've been trained in the art of identifying poison oak by ERA. Now I can wear the Brownie uniform with pride!

Buy this dress on Etsy!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Deuce: A day at the US Open

I love everything about the US Open- the tennis whites, the 7 train ride, R-Fed- but there is nothing I like more than watching a player have a tantrum on the court.  I have played tennis all of my life and nearly everytime I play, I have a nervous breakdown. It's my serve; it's my toss; but usually it's my backhand. Seeing the pros break down and scream, curse at themselves, throw their racquets, hit their shoes, bite on some balls, gives me solace. After all, misery loves company. Especially at the US Open.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Deep Greens and Blues are the Colors I Choose

"Truly to enjoy bodily warmth,some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself." - Moby Dick

The Oregon Coast is cold; the beach is dotted with monoliths and the trees are all twisted because of years of abuse. So when the sun does shine there, man oh man can you feel it's warmth.

For other Indian inspired looks, check out this dress and skirt from Neon Maamcita.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

Like most of New York, I fled the dog days of summer (and an earthquake and hurricane), and fled the city. I headed for that little place between mountain and sea called Portland, OR. One gorgeous afternoon, we headed to my cousin's houseboat on the Willamette River. Life can't get more pleasant than that. 

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