Friday, December 30, 2011

I Fed Beyonce to YooouuuTuuube and This is What it Pooped Out

Do you love Beyonce? How about Rihanna? Or Lil'Wayne, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift? Now you can multiply them with YooouuuTuuube, a very nifty little program that breaks videos into shots  and syncs them with the song's rhythym.

I chose Beyonce's Countdown video for this post because she is already experimenting with split screen and mirror images, Yooouuu Tuuube just makes the video  awesomer. I hope you enjoy playing around with the program, just don't blame me if all the flashing lights give you a seizure! 

Read more after The Juuump!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Wanderlust Mood Board: Take Me Away From Here.... and Bring Me to the Beach!

It's getting to be that time of year, when resort collections are a constant reminder that I am not going to any resort. The beach cover ups, the straw hats and totes stir up a deep seeded envy of anybody living in warm climates. So I am forced to travel via this post to some amazing locales, where the drink of the day is a Mai Thai.

1. Clouds 2. Givenchy Resort 3. Hawaii 4. Electric Ladyland 5. Fruit 6. Electric Ladyland 7. Free People 8. Hawaii 9. Roses 10. Pool Daze 11. Rush House 12. Hawaii 13. Hawaii 14. Calypso St. Barth Hat 15. Henri Rousseau painting 16. Stella McCartney blouse 17. Calypso St Barth clutch 18. Tropical Print Dress 19. Surfer 20. Style Stalker 21. Waikiki

Monday, December 26, 2011


Kaleidoscopes are circles of mirrors that reflect beads or glass into complicated symmetrical forms that enchant the eye. Fortunately, the iPad has cut out the need for the real thing. Just point, shoot, and stare back in wonder. 

All photos by Rumi

And now a word on hats…

I bought this first hat, which has an amazing sculptural floral shape, from Ida–the new and painfully tempting millinery and jewelry store across the street from me. I paired it with a vintage gold dress and elaborately beaded salwar. I have wanted to shoot the hat for some time now, but was waiting for the ideal moment. Thanks to the multiplying powers of the kaleidoscope, I think I did the hat justice. 

The second topper is a red-velvet turban from the 1930s paired with an awesome leopard print dress made by the indie designer Dawn Sharp. Check out her stuff, it is totally unique and very wearable.

In the last look, I'm sporting the hat by Rumi Tsuda that also inspired my bird Halloween outfit. I'm wearing it with a 1930s embroidered dress and my new favorite fringe jacket by House of Matching Colors.