Friday, March 30, 2012

Dreamiest Invitation Yet

Today a fried invited me to swim in a crik, I mean creek, this weekend.  I have wanted to swim in a creek/ small river for as long as I can remember.  And I was promised there would be no critters.  I had to decline but promised I would be there soon.   Maybe that waterproof camera can't wait. . .

Monday, March 26, 2012

Dreaming of a Southern Lane

Considering this is a photo of a young Caroline Herrera, this probably wasn't shot near Birmingham.  But it resembles it so much, I'm going to pretend it was shot here.  Then I'm going to try and recreate it.  But not yet.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dream Movie Wardrobe - French Edition

Ah, I love documenting movies for their wardrobe.
Who cares if the photos aren't as sharp and it takes forever?

Charlotte Gainsbourg in 'I Do' (or 'Prête-moi Ta Main') is a study in French-Girl-Crush-Perfection.

Look One:

A worn in, strategically cut-up American shirt.

Paired with even more well-worn denim cut-offs.

What could improve this look?

Oh I don't know, 
how about a leather belt 
clearly made in Texas?

So American yet so not at the same time.

But wait - there's more:
burgundy over-the-knee socks!
Skinny, little Charlotte, you are killing me!

Look Two:

Her delicate rolled up blouse is so effortless.
And her scruffy side swept hair is a dream.
 She makes me want to wear jeans.

Look Three:

It looks simple enough.  
Cap-sleeved t-shirt, wide belt and jeans.

Then she turns around and all of a sudden:  
And skinny.

Then a dramatic scene in the movie reveals:
A chain-linked detail on the sleeve!
Best plot twist ever.

But this is the look that keeps on giving.

The night ends and she throws 
on a comfy but not slobby sweater.

Look Four:

Jeans, black suede boots and a slouchy bag.

And a perfectly well-constructed coat.  
 So lovely.  You know it fits likes a glove and was probably hand-sewn by soft hands

Look Five:

This white dress drove me crazy.

 So subtle yet like everything else French, 
insanely sexy.

But not too sexy.

Look Six:

I know military coats have been done but I want this.  

I love when movie characters recycle their wardrobe throughout the course of a film.  
It makes everything a bit more believable.  
Except, I will never believe this one. . .

. . . would date this guy: 

 But let's get back to this coat.

Even the detail of the sleeve made me swoon.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dreaming of a 90s Vacation

I want Ellen Von Unwerth to shoot my girlfriend-getaway.
And make it look like 1992.  
I can't decide who I would want to play more in this dream scenario, Christy or Linda?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Dreamy New Season

We did it!  
We made it to Spring!

Break out the floral headpieces 

and frothy dresses.

And the blooms!  
The glorious blooms!
I just want to wear them all.

And browse Spring catalogues.

 And walk through parks with Marc Jacobs.
I want to frolic in fields, allergies be damned.

And it's time to start wishing I were blonde.

Dreamiest Little Sister

March is my little sister's Birthday Month.
(She's the charmer on the left and I'm reading the age-inappropriate magazine on the right.) 

And there are two things you need to know about her:

 She's a Rock Star.

Like THE World.  Planet Earth.  El Mundo. 
And she's my favorite.