Saturday, August 18, 2012

taking time off or rather taking time to re-order

My apologies for leaving the blog unattended.  The excuse: Change.  Change in the form of employment, daily routine and 2 freelance gigs.  We can probably also chalk it up to a change in the weather and a change in the fashion cycle.  Change is really the only form of consistency.  

Between embarking on a new career path, writing the shopping guide for this year's Finder Magazine and illustrating a children's book cover, I have been emotionally and physically drained.  I was struggling to find beauty and inspiration regarding style and wardrobe.  I dress for an office now.  Which has proven to be difficult in this recent heat.  The focus has been on the daily agenda, product, conservation.  Not ideas to take lightly but ideas that require a new logistical creative approach.

Here in lies the challenge.  Facing an alarm clock that rings at an uncivilized hour is slowly becoming less cumbersome.  Social demands and personal preferences are beginning to balance out.  Street fashion's savvy-ness continues to ebb and flow.  I am into slacks right now and sensible shoes.  I love blouses and have fully embraced all that a silk scarf can do for an ensemble.  The focus has switched from wanting a variety of looks to defining my own look.  What is worn is less important than how it is worn.  Class.  Let me speak before my garments.  I want refined touches and comfort in my own skin.  I want fit and silhouette.  Minimal patterns and basic color palettes.  Feminine without being girly.  Basic without being boring.  Noteworthy without being famous.  The advancement of style and the recline of fashion.  And more sorting to come.  

Monday, June 4, 2012

One Rainy Monday Evening

First of all, I want to thank any of you that bared with me for the month of May.  I apologize for not having time to update.  The excuse: working two jobs for a while and freelancing two large assignments.  The bright side: I am officially down to one, relatively full time position and just one more freelance piece to tackle.  I am feeling rather sleep deprived and a bit overrun by the recent schedule shift and the recent output of a couple of magazine features totally somewhere just shy of 8,000 words.  But more on that in these months to come.  The rolodex is finally up to speed and I have recently visited somewhere over 150 retail locations throughout this city.  Let's just say, I spent a little too much time on TriMet.  Anyhow, as the craziness of the last few weeks is receding I wanted to share with you my most recent organizational feet...

And the new-to-me recent acquisitions for my feet.  Lovely vintage Grasshoppers in navy with red trim.  I found these beauties over at Magpie.  The final piece of my store credit cash in.

Now if only the weather feed on my phone would cooperate and we could stroll down some dry and sunny sidewalks.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Much More to Come Right After the Break

A few big project landed on my desk this week so please bear with me.  
I will do my best to keep you updated.  xoxo

(tv image found here)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Isaac Hers Chambers - Show

This past Saturday night I had the pleasure of attending the showcase of Isaac Hers' Fall fashion line at Chambers - A Benefit Fashion Show for Planned Parenthood.  What a treat.  Beginning with a showcase from the Woodlands and How to Talk to Girls presenting PINO, followed by a quick catwalk featuring what is currently available at Isaac Hers.  Then the main course, Fall 2012.

Unfortunately, I didn't snap any photos myself but Ryan Fish over at Marrow Mag was generous enough to share some images with me.  These are a few of my favorite looks that graced the runway on Saturday.  Enjoy.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Future by Charles Schridde

Since the weather out my window has taken a turn for the worse, I find myself daydreaming about cozy and modern futures past and present.  I think Charles Schridde for Motorola illustrated it best.  

Find these and more images here.