This has been “that” song for me lately. Something about it just speaks so loud to me. I love music that makes you feel and think with the artist. I’m obsessed. Even though I’m home right now, this song and some candles manages to put me in my element. The lyrics are ______.
Oh and you can’t help but dance.
When I Grow Up by Fever Ray
When I grow up, I want to be a forester
Run through the moss on high heels
That’s what I’ll do, throwing out boomerang
Waiting for it to come back to me
When I grow up, I want to live near the sea
Crab claws and bottles of rum
That’s what i’ll have staring at the seashell
Waiting for it to embrace me
I put my soul in what I do
Last night I drew a funny man
with dark eyes and a hanging tongue
It goes way bad, I never liked a sad look
From someone who wants to be loved by you
I’m very good with plants
When my friends are away
they let me keep the soil moist
On the seventh day I rest
for a minute or two
then back on my feet and cry for you oooh oh
You’ve got cucumbers on your eyes
Too much time spent on nothing
waiting for a moment to arise
The face in the ceiling and arms too long
I wait for him to catch me
Waiting for you to embrace me
The F.I.T. Library is simply amazing for anyone interested in anything fashion. I came across one book in particular that I adored like no other. It’s called Paris Vogue: Covers 1920-2009 by Sonia Rachline. It gives an insight on the Paris Vogue covers over the past 90 years. Not only do you see historic artwork and a look into the past, but you are given reasons for why the covers look as such and the strategies of placement. Before I saw this book I really had no knowledge of what Vogue looked like before Anna Wintour and how all the Vogue’s were different prior to Anna; however, after reading and analyzing the covers, I have more insight into the background of Paris Vogue.
Here are the Vogue Covers that caught my eye the most…
- Classic Vogue Balenciaga coverTwiggy anyone?
See any similarities with this cover and the next image?
Missoni Spring 2011 RTW... Love this floppy, structured hat style
Hats were a symbol to wealth, power and glamour
December covers were always memorable.
Andy Warhol for Vogue
How glamorous is this June 1951 cover??
- This 1940’s cover reveals so much of that time period
Paris Vogue: Covers 1920-2009
Obviously, for over a month I have been MIA on my blog. My last post came a few day before I went home for Thanksgiving; shortly after, life got extremely chaotic. From finishing term projects and papers to being back in my hometown for less than 3 days. And of course right after I got back I had to present term projects, finish my first semester with those dreaded college finals and prepare and present more projects. I know, I know… who am I to complain when everyone experiences similar experiences. Well, I don’t consider it complaining actually.
For me, the month of December was so draining, but probably one of the most influential times of my life. I was so drained mentally, intellectually, creatively and physically; however, I learned a lot. One of the things I did learn is that even though your drained and nothing seems to inspire you… you CAN’T stop. If you do stop you will become uninterested and unfocused, which makes you blindsided to what is right in front of you. You can learn so much in these moments so don’t underestimate them.
I could sit here and write out about all these things I learned, but since I know that our society is more drawn to visuals, I’ll take that route. My next few post will be in follow-up to this post. I hope you can digest or be inspired by some of the things that have come across my mind.
Today marks the day! 8AM. At 25 stores of course.
Albert Elbaz has done it for Lanvin and H&M!
Some of my favorite looks
Mr. Albert Elbaz
(Aren’t the sashes cute)
Look who came! My favorite lady(right)
Grace Coddington, Creative Director of Vogue(My Inspiration)
I am so excited for this collection for so many reasons. The primary one being it brings luxury fashion and a couturier brand to prices and places where they aren’t seen everyday. I don’t think fashion is as exciting to the customer as it was 5 to 10 years ago, specifically because of the recession we are in now. I think Jeanne Lanvin would be proud of this step for Lanvin, which inspires us to get excited about fashion.
Everybody go get your LANVIN hearts H&M; it will go fast!
You Georgians… Atlantic Station:)
Collection preview video
Images from Style.com
Anthropologie September 2010
If you are going to read this post then please watch entirely or majority of the video. It will blow your mind.
4D Light Show
This took place on Thursday night at Ralph Lauren’s new fashion mansion in NYC and in London to celebrate 10 years of RalphLauren.com. This is not something you experience outside, but in this case it is. Its crazy to think that we have come this far in technology and film.
I can’t even imagine actually seeing it there live.
Well done Ralph.
Love her head piece
I found this jewelry designer who makes some fabulous head jewelry. That’s just a taste. Accessories can be anything that isn’t necessarily clothing. That brings me to my next topic.
I recently watched the documentary, “The September Issue” which follows Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue. The documentary really inspired me with being creative in every aspect within fashion. You get to see another side of Miss Wintour that isn’t displayed often. She says, “There is something about fashion that can make people very nervous.” I love this quote. Why is this? She discusses how she thinks people may feel like they or left out or excluded, but they really aren’t. If you are really interested in some of what goes on within the magazine or just fashion you MUST watch this.
The documentary introduced me more to Grace Coddington, Creative Director at Vogue. She is absolutely brilliant. She has so much passion for what she does and that for one is so inspiring. She recalls working with Norman Parkinson, a photographer in her earlier years, “he taught me to always keep your eyes open you know, never go to sleep in the car or anything like that- keep watching because whatever you see out the window or wherever it can inspire you.” She really inspires me with her love for what she does. Even though she is in her late 60s she still does what she loves.
Everything in life can be inspiring. Whether we soak it up or not is our choice. Life is inspiring. Let it inspire you.
I encourage you to see what inspired Norman Parkinson. Look at some of his work in his portfolio; a lot of his work was published in Vogue.