Monday, June 6, 2011

Banksy ~ Girl with Red Balloon

Banksy ~ Girl with Red Balloon

"Hope is the dream of a soul awake."

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happy Google Sunday

Battlesheep vs. Battleship

Jetleg vs. Jetlag

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Vogue Italia

Steven Meisel shot these three plus-size beauties for the cover of Vogue Italia.

This cover generated lot of buzz here in US, so here it is.

Can't wait to see Vogue US doing this, but I don't think this will happen.

I like the cover, and they look very Sofia Loren-esque, but still, I don't know if they needed to be surrounded by pasta on the cover. Seriously, we get the point.

"We help [plus-size women] dress fashionably. We say:It's pointless for you to buy leggings, take this because this will look good on you. We help them choose. We don't talk about diets because they don't want to be on a diet, but it's not a ghetto. Why should these women slim down? Many of the women who have a few extra kilos are especially beautiful and also more feminine."~ Editor in Chief Franca Sozzani to WWD.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wearing nothing new...TED talk of the day

Kate Moss for Isabel Marant

"Designer Jessi Arrington packed nothing for TED but 7 pairs of undies, buying the rest of her clothes in thrift stores around LA. It's a meditation on conscious consumption -- wrapped in a rainbow of color and creativity."~ from TED, talk of the day.

Watch the speech here

I don't know if I could that. I should give myself a try.Speaking of this, and speaking of Isabel Marant earlier reminded me of this story I read in NY Times awhile go, that I love to share.Don't misunderstand me, I totally love Isabel Marant and designer everything, but, there is also another way to look fashionable for less.

Here is part of the story, written by Cintra Wilson for NY Times.

"ALL the hot girls are going berserk for Isabel Marant, the young Frenchwoman whose label has mastered the jet-set bohemian look associated with carefree Parisian chicks: thatthrown-together, cigarette-hanging-from-pouty-mouth style that pretends to shrug off effort. “Quoi, this? Pfff. I slept in this shirt, you silly child, and these pants were on the floor.”
The environment of Ms. Marant’s new SoHo store is reflective of the finished-yet-unpolished look of her clothing: artsy structures in raw wood; acoustic French folk music.

I liked the inventory instantly. Then again, it all seemed very familiar. It was reflective of play clothes I’ve been collecting in thrift stores for years: solid, timeless casual stuff. I gravitated to that most basic of basics: a long gray sweatshirt. The price tag sunk its fangs into my wrist — $400. After recovering from my initial recoil, I discovered it was made of silk.
Everything has a soft, over-washed weightlessness about it — the artificial patina of an item long loved. Cowboy shirts with snap buttons come in an array of delicately wrinkled plaids ($335). A bleached and battered denim shirt with a smattering of metal studs was $215. A silk military-style jumpsuit, $530.
What I figured to be platonically ideal Isabel Marant customers were milling around in full force: tall, willowy blondes wearing big mod Army jackets and chunky high heels. I was wearing a boy’s plaid rodeo shirt with snap buttons (eBay, $12), a charcoal-gray Hanes zipper hoodie (Wal-Mart, $12), skinny-legged Levi’s I bought at one of those loud discountplaces on lower Broadway (under $40) and an old wool Army jacket (eBay, under $20). Coincidentally enough, I looked, in texture, shape and substance, more or less like I got dressed right in the store."
Read the whole story here.

Isabel Marant jacket

I know it screams Chanel all over it, but there is something about this Isabel Marant jacket that I like.
Or about its sister version, shot by Garance Dore here, on Anja Rubik.

Really like the turquoise embellishment.

Thinking to diversify into jackets now, after seeing these beauties.
Chanel, a continuous inspiration for all.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Joan Miro

Joan Miro
The Garden

Welcome to my blog, you people out there that land on my blog because you type Miro into Google.
I am actually rewriting this post in 2012, just to say hello to you.
Google somehow decided to have this image on the first row of Google images.
As you can tell, this brings me a lot of new readers that are interested in Miro.
And I guess they are disappointed to see that this blog is not about Miro or painting in general.
But, it's a cool personal/ fashion/ art/ inspiration blog so I invite you to not stop at this Miro page and keep looking.
Thank you for your visit.

Vivienne Westwood... kind of. TED talk of the day.

Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood

Everyone knows who Vivienne Westwood is. 

I saw her store at Sunset Plaza yesterday, pretty cool store.Even I think Lorenzo H is the best store at Sunset Plaza.

I am writing this because I saw this speech on TED, of Malcolm McLaren. Without him, I don't know if Vivienne Westwood would have been Vivienne Westwood.

"Malcolm McLaren: A designer, promoter and recording artist, Malcom McLaren masterminded the punk-rock group the Sex Pistols, was an early mover in globalizing hip-hop, and made ambitious works of art."~From TED

Degree of Hope

"Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives."~ C.S. Lewis