Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Coachella 2011: The Celebs

via getty & latimes

Wonder Woman Wednesday: Emmanuelle Alt

My favorite cool and nonchalant down to earth looking Vogue Editor, Emmanuelle Alt.

I was introduced to the lovely 43year old by Garance Dore's photography. She has this cut out dress code that's become her uniform, Balmain fitted jackets, skin wrapping pair of pants/jeans and boots/sandals. That is how I spot her razor sharp shoulders amongst other fabulously well dressed fashion disciples.

She was appointed Editor of Vogue Paris in February 2011 after being its Fashion Director for a decade, to take over from her friend Carine Roitfeld (pictured above with her) after she stepped down. When asked what she has in-store for Vogue as its new guardian she responded "Of course, some things will change, because we (ie. Roitfeld) have a different eye. I would like to have more beauty, more lifestyle. I want to use more young designers. We should surprise every time, otherwise it could be boring."

On her self:
"I don't look after myself. I don't do yoga, Pilates, those things. I hate physical effort, I don't run anywhere, but I am super-energetic. Make-up? I just black my eyes and that's it. My hair? I get it cut on set (fashion shoots), I never go to a hairdresser. I'm not sure I'm French. You think I'm not smart enough?"

Don't you just love her calmness...

Ctrl-Alt-Love :)

via & vogue

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Old But Still Relevant

A job is not just a job,
its who you are. And if you want
to change who you are, or first, you need to change
what you do.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Andy Warhol: The Warhol Economy

So, last night just before I dosed off I decided to watch Andy Warhol's 'Factory Girl' in bed. It was my second or third time watching it but I always discover something fresh or new with it. I can't believe how intrigued I am by the character that plays Andy Warhol, Guy Pearce. WOW! I swear, in my head, that's what Andy really looked like. I think he married the character with everything he has. I guess that's what comes with emulating someone of that caliber. Intensity at its best. The glasses completed his face. Without them he just didn't quite look like him.
Oh and dear Miss Little Lady Sienna Miller *sigh* loved! loved! loved her performance.

Any who, I have been meaning to purchase this book for almost 2 years now. I know almost everything in it from all the reviews I've read and following Warhol's Art. I mean, the inspiration from all corners of media from then to date. There's a piece in the book that reminded me of a scene I in the movie and it goes something like this

" don't listen to the lyrics without keeping time with the beat,
you don't go into a room without seeing who else is there,
and you don't go to a show without at least acknowledging that
- beyond all other subjectivities -
the rules of perception might have a lot
to do with what drugs everyone was on and who left with who..."

this won't make much of sense unless or until you watch the movie or read this book. He breaks down how everything started about in the fashion industry in the 70's and 80's.

Just get your hands on this book, yes, I will too, just to say I have a piece on Andy in my house :)


friday kisses

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

~ I feel like writing a sweet short love letter. Something like this ~

I Fell In Love With These Photos

I fell in love with these stunning photos. The top one is my favorite. Its titled The Light Is On For You. I don't know where it is or why the title but I know I want to be there. Outside looking in or taking the picture or even being inside waiting for ...well...i guess whoever the light is on for ;) lol

the next time I visit Europe (soon soon) I will make sure to capture a pic like that. It looks like Europe to me at least.

images via poemsandnovels


Fighting Soles

First they went after Yves Saint Laurent, for allegedly pinching the Louboutin idea of painting the soles red, and now they appear to be researching red soled shoes from around the world, so they can sue them too. Next up is a trademark infringement suit against Carmen Steffens of Brazil, whose soles also come in a shade of red (they call it "rosette"). The Brazillian brand yesterday defended themselves in a statement, saying they were surprised ‘that another brand is trying to reserve the rights to any colour’ as they say they have been producing shoes with various coloured soles for years, and that ‘We are ready to provide unassailable evidence that we have been using coloured soles, especially red, before Mr. Christian Louboutin popularised his’


Adele Setting Fire To The Charts


has broken numerous records with her sophomore release, ‘21′, but she may have just outdone herself with her latest feat. Her album has scored an 11th consecutive week at the #1 spot on the UK Albums Chart, beating the previous 10-week runs of both The Beatles and Madonna. If that wasn’t enough, she’s close to selling 2 million in the UK alone (4 million worldwide) in under three months and has most definitely conquered the US market, having hit the number one spot on the Billboard 200.

She is KILLING it.

Hats off.

post courtesy of whoisscout?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Cape Town Jazz Weekend :))



Had waaay too much fun in Cape Town actually. I couldn't stop raving about how much I love it and all that until my friend said to me "you keep talking about it like its your first time here".........and then i was quiet. I just took it to twitter and Facebook from there. Luckily I didn't tag her each time I typed it, tltl!

More pics with my lovely friends and other new friends I met and partied with.

Sending love to the Mother City.

P.S. I am still going to have a post about the entire experience. Remind me to tell you about the NanRose experience (aka Nandos vs. Rose).

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, its so hilarious just thinking about it now.