Sunday, December 13, 2009
There was a Alexander Calder exhibit at the SAM (Seattle Art Museum) and I was so glad to see it because I do love this character and his work. I mean look at him, you can just tell he's great.
Calder is probably best known for his mobiles. He has a huge body of work just in the mobiles and those were what was on display at the SAM. These are so magical to see in person because they have such a great life to them that you just can't get from a picture (especially my faded phone photos). They have a mind blowing breath and balance to them. I also really like his color palettes.
Also in Seattle are examples of his large scale pieces. This one is called "Eagle" and sits at Olympic Park right near Farner's apartment.
Maybe the most charming and sentimental of Calders work though may be his early wire sculptures. I love the detail and quirkiness of them. I saw and exhibit at the Whitney where they had loads of these wire sculptures on display and played a video of the AMAZING circus that he put together with them.
Press the photo for a link to the video of the circus since some how I have no idea how to actually post video on my blog still.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Is it just me or is J. Crew killing it these days? They HAVE gotten more and more expensive, and if I could afford to I would rather not buy mass production made over seas clothes anyway BUT all that said I love the styling they have been doing lately. Mucho intersting and all mixed up. Really loving it all. Ever since I can remember they have always had me drooling over their catalogs - this seasons holiday edition is up there as one of my favorites.
Another British Vogue find - an article about Wes Anderson. Ok, so I didn't read it, I was too captivated by all of the images! But I did really like this little diagram detail that was in the article. If you haven't seen any of these films it's time. They are all so visually stunning, like paintings done up in a million different frames. Darjeeling Limeted (image on the top right) has probably been one of my least favorite story lines of Andersons, but the colors, images, and compositions were mezmerizing. Can't wait to see Fantastic Mr. Fox. I loved that book as a kid and I can't wait to see his visual interpretation.
More finds in British Vogue. I like new visions of artsy make up even though I'm rarely caught with much on. It's like art on the face. A few here that I really liked.
Probably wouldn't do it on myself, but I love the crisp intentional lines they created here. I also really like how with such a precise eye they have her hair ratty and dirty. Nice contrast.
Another really beautiful eye I'd love to try on someone else. At least the line under the eye. Maybe for some crazy hip late night party it could be cool. It's like graphiti on the face or like a modern sophisticated version of war paint with a vixon twist.
Some close ups in case you were intersted. Love how the lines split and fade at the ends.
This one wasn't actually in the make up article, but I put it in because I really like her eyebrows. They're strong, yet clean. I can't say how much I dislike an over waxed brow. Maybe my least favorite thing that women do to themselves. Besides plastic surgery I guess. This 19 year old model says she doesn't wax, but pluck - I really should get plucking. I'm way to lax with my brows.
Picked up the Brit version of Vogue while at Barnes & Noble the other day and as it turns out I'm a big fan. US Vogue can feel so mechanical and stuffy these days - maybe it's just because this was a refreshing change, but I found this mag to be sooo full of light interesting inspiration. Much more down to earth, yet still Vogue - esque if you will. Just a few finds:
It wouldn't be a Vogue with out some si-fi randomness. I like her styling here because despite her electric look she still comes off as natural.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I am such a stalker because I lifted these off of facebook - can't even say I know them too well - but I am in LOVE with their wedding. Probably the most ideal wedding, details, everything I could ever imagine wanting.
Destination wedding - Sprindale, Utah
Simple, pretty, humble, sweet, country details
Blue Grass music
Gorgeous Bride and Groom
Surrounded by red rocks
Very intimate - only about 30 people
Looks like an amazing day