Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dreamy Girly Movies

Oh Sofia Coppola, you capture soft-focus girlish feelings so well on film. I didn't want to love you as a director but you make me feel like I'm watching myself on the screen - even though you seem to favor nordic-looking ladies. You capture first crushes, first love, first hear break and confusion perfectly.
Plus, I like your clothes.

Dreaming of Rainy Days

I'm flying to DC this weekend and even though I missed Irene
it will still be raining everyday
so maybe I should adopt a Mary Poppins wardrobe?
You know, for the umbrella.
And the hat.
And the bow tie.
I'd start off with a striped Pagoda umbrella
from Umbrellas.Net.

Maybe I should bring a Parasol too,
in case the sun comes up --
and for jumping into chalk drawings.

Don't worry I'll have my version of a bottomless
carpetbag to bring all this along.
That's because I'd bring 10 iomoi canvas bags
with different designs on each.

Naturally, I'll turn to Maison Michelle
for a perfect, tiny-brimmed hat.

I better have an Apron from Anthropologie--
so those kids' sticky little hands
don't get my nice outfit dirty.
Plus this one is called 'Tea-And-Crumpets,' brilliant!

Of course I'll bring my tie to complete the look.

Ah never mind, I already had my flying nanny days.

Plus I don't know any children in The Capital.

Maybe I'll keep the tie
and go for a Victor/Victoria look.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Girl of My Dreams or Lula Magazine

I don't just sit and re-read my magazines from the 90s, you know.

Lula has the best tag line ever invented
and they Never disappoint.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dreaming of the Olden Days

I wonder if Seventeen from the 90s
was really as depeche mode
as I thought it was.
OK, OK maybe American flag earrings aren't timeless, but look how cute and non-annoying Cameron Diaz looks here. I love the sparse headlines and simple hair and makeup. I get a headache when I see the magazine covers today. But maybe the kids like it?

Is it pretentious to say that we were more sophisticated then?
(I still have this issue. Boy cut bathing suit bottoms in bright yellow, bare face, a giant towel as the accessory. I'm in love!)

They had Kate Moss before anyone else in the States did.

I remember being jealous of her cheekbones from this story.

Am I deluding myself if I say you could wear this dress now?
No, it's really cute right?

And look what they did to Drew Barrymore.

Not to mention that Sofia Coppola was a
constant in the magazine
starting back from her acting days
(we know, not her finest career endeavor)

This is a fun story (and yes, this covers totally disproves my 'Seventeen was ahead of its time and so above the cheesy part of the 90s' theory).
In the 'letters to the magazine' section the readers responded to this cover calling the model fat. I love a skinny girl just as much as the next girl but I did not think this girl looked fat. I should try and find them and scan them so you'll believe me.
See, we did need Kate Moss.
(Oh great, now I look like a jerk.)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dreamig of Corrine

Corrine Day changed the fashion trajectory
when she shot Kate Moss
for The Face's 'The 3rd Summer of Love' story.

And then there was this story
she shot for British Vogue . . .
I thought it was pure beauty, ribs and all.

Corrine passed away one year ago today
and I miss the sparse dream worlds she created.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dream Portrait

It's not every day you get a portrait of you and your beloved painted by your bestest mate.
But I did today.