All images from Yahoo News Photos.
Friday, February 29, 2008
All images from Yahoo News Photos.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
It was so warm & beautiful in LA today, yet isn't this photo refreshing?
I'm heading to Big Bear in about a week.. with two of my favorite couples! Can't wait.
Just spied these lovely looks on Jezebel... who mentioned some Laurel Canyon inspiration.
My hood! I just have to buy some of them... and they're at Target. Yes.
They're Jovovich-Hawk for Target GO International.
I love the chevron top and the floaty dresses. So feminine & comfortable!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Now I can shut up.
These little sihouettes of girls are at a gas station at the corner of Beverly & La Brea.
The owner of the Valero gas station is named Aton. He's very excited & tells me he's going to put plexiglass over the works & said - with a laugh - he may sell his station on Craigslist to the highest bidder. (Originals sell for hundreds of thousands... some for millions.)
There are others in the area.. but I'm just glad I got to see these up close & personal!
I'm wearing the same shoes I switched into last night! When I first bought them I thought they were a one-time deal because they have green stones and crystals on them.... Who knew they'd be so versatile.
(But killers... Jimmy Choos are built for looks. See, I'm taking them off before he can snap the picture.)
I have a great great GREAT post coming up & I'm so excited. No, I'm not in it. :)
There's Mr. Big looking tall, dark & handsome. There's the girls who matched the decor! Sir Elton was wearing Yohji Yamamoto, Chanel tie, Chopard watch & other fabulosity.
At every turn a kilt! I asked my subject why & in his lovely brogue he told me there were lots of lots of Scots in the house. They passed out red bull to the media on the red carpet. Inside the party - gold & fuschia decor. Last year was silver and white. Love the different direction!
We befriended the bouncers. Mario is to my left. He's a big sweetheart. Check him out to the right though. No one's getting past him.
There's our spot on the carpet. I'm wearing Cole Haan with Nike Air technology for hours of standing & interviewing. It helped. I thought the shoes were a bit daytime so I brought a pair for later.
Do you love the candles suspended from the ceiling inside the tent? We got to hold Oscar!
Evian to the red carpet, stat! The lights were hot & Ollin was working hard for the money.
Serene with her crush from Gossip Girl. Me & my friend & coworker Sean. I posed with Chace Crawford too, but I'm hugging him. Don't want to make Robert too jealous... :)
Me & Serene on the red carpet. Do you like the change? In the middle is our view. Eddie, gear & lights.
Oh, what a night,
Hypnotizing, mesmerizing me.
She was everything I dreamed she'd be.
Sweet surrender, what a night!
- Frankie Valli
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Have you ever noticed the banner on my site? I love waiting for the photos to develop - shake it like a Polaroid picture - and seeing their grainy, overexposed results.
I've been itching to throw a party.. maybe I should have a Polaroid party? I fear the film may be outrageously expensive?
Robert is like, whatever. He says a gal at work is collecting Polaroid for future use & she was lamenting the sale of land near the Hollywood sign.
Robert told her she should take a photo of the Hollywood sign on Polaroid.
Now that's just mean.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
One of my favorite bands is playing the Governor's Ball. How I wish I could be in two places at once.
Pink Martini's music feels straight from the 40's, elegant and glamorous, just like Rita Hayworth. Here she is in Gilda with their remake of Amado Mio. The song became insanely popular when she danced to it - didn't sing it though.
My favorite song of theirs is Sympathique. Listen to their music HERE.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Anyhoo, they're fun & a bit wild & since I'm just going to a party, I could totally rock one of these at the Pacific Design Center. Of course I have tons of black dresses that will work as back up.
Last year I was wearing black D&G with black stilettos & tights... and Quincy Jones said he loved my shoes. I said I love YOU Quincey! and gave him a big hug. Ah, Oscar night.
I'm browsing songs to use Oscar night. I covered Elton John's party last year & dare I say it was my favorite night of the year? I think that's where I'm going again. Yippee!
Part of the fun is finding the perfect soundtrack to go with my piece. Last year I used Timbaland's Give it to Me. It was the perfect combo. Upbeat, hip, mellow & elegant. Not too "in your face".
This year... I'm a bit perplexed because I used the best songs for Grammys events. Rihanna's Don't Stop the Music, which makes me want to dance, Fergie's Clumsy, Kanye West's Flashing Lights. So sexy. (Did you know Spike Jonze did the video?)
Now, I'm thinking of these...
Britney's Piece of Me.. too soon? It's got a good tempo & fun.
D.A.N.C.E. by Justice... the Diplo Remix is nice.
Lupe Fiasco's Superstar... but it's kind of slow. I want to people to feel like they're at the party!
The #1 song right now is Flo Rida featuring T-Pain... Get Low. It might be a bit strong for the elegant Oscars.. hmm...
Feel free to add your ideas. Beware... it's tricky. Most of my favorite songs don't work for stories. I went to pick up my media credentials today & wore the wrong outfit. My toes were soaked.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Today, while browsing sfgirlbybay.com, I saw The Hold Steady concert poster by Dan Stiles. Cool Coincidence.
I'm not really into concert posters. Since meeting me, Robert's been forced to sell most of his beloved posters to buy "real" art. Many posters = one fab piece of art, so I guess I love them in my own way. Means to an end.
Sorry poster fans. I do have a beloved signed George Clooney poster somewhere addressed to me, but it isn't hung up. What does that tell you?
The LaChapelle & other outrageously glamorous works are available at Guy Hepner LA.
I ventured into J Crew & bought some new duds for Robert. (Except for the shirt of the left. It's Gap.) His job is relatively casual so I bought him some shirts that aren't like the shirts he'd wear out. Oh and ties. I haven't bought him any in years. Gasp!
The top photo is my purchases for him. I think both ties work with the middle shirt? The second photo is more true to view. I'll see if he likes them.
Am I the only one who can't handle Abercrombie & Fitch? I don't mind walking by and checking out the models. Always a must. I mind the loud music, too low lighting & heavy cologne. It's like a nightclub trying to hide the dingy decor. Oh, I just got it. It's for teens who aren't old enough to get into clubs yet... living vicariously through A&F. Right?
I'll go take my Geritol now and wash it down with Ensure.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I'm craving some serious prep style. First of all, Robert got a new ride. I don't think I can even force myself to type what he was driving before. Oh, and how his friends delighted in asking me whether he picked me up in it. (No!)
So first, Robert scores an 80's sports car. Then, I open my Nordstrom catalog this month and Sperry Top Siders are all over the place.
Have I told the Sperry story before? When Robert was a child, he wanted Sperry Top Siders like everyone else. Sadly, his mom would only pay for the knockoffs called Bar Harbors. Better something than nothing, right?
On the first day of school, Robert met up with his friend Tim and looked down. "Bar Harbors?" Tim nodded. Best friends to this day.
Here's the most perfectly preppy (in every way) family I know. This was their Christmas photo. Do you love it?
I have confidence I can sport argyle too!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I'll take you through the photos. I was so proud of my bright blue tights. Everyone loves to strike a pose. His cake was inspired by a section of Florence Broadhurst wallpaper!
Notice Dana sharing his tie with Robert. I forgot to put a tie on him. I can be a bad wife. :(
D's jacket is pretty spiff too. I'm so going shopping for my man.