Friday, May 30, 2008


Obviously went to the midnight showing and the movie was everything I was expecting/hoping for AND MORE. I don't think there was a dry eye in the theater, and if there was, I am sure the amount I cried completely made up for it. I can't wait to go see it many many more times (hi, Titanic part 2) and then for the DVD to come out. I must say the weirdest part was watching this show I have been watching on TV for SOO many years, on the big screen. Anyway, if you are a girl and you have any sort of emotions or feelings or anything of that nature... go see it right now!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Do yourself a favor

SIGUR RÓS : Gobbledigook

Go download the new Sigur Ros single at the link above (for free!). It is absolutely AMAZING and such a step in a new direction for them (ie: no longer sleepy time music). I cannot wait to hear more new music from them!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Let's do some living after we die

I have listened to The Sunday's version of "Wild Horses" about a thousand times in the past few days and I don't think I could EVER get sick of it.

It is even better when you compare it to the version that Adam Levine and Alicia Keys completely destroy this incredible song in:

The Roarin' 20s

I think 1920s inspired "flapper dresses" (like this one from French Connection) are going to be the new sequin trend that we have seen SO much of. At first I thought these dresses were a little bit more tacky than flashy but my opinion has changed and I really like them... the look definitely gives a certain flare to an otherwise "little black dress".

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Only a few days left...

The Sex & the City movie comes out SO SOON and I am very antsy! I love THIS little video about the styling for the movie, something I CANNOT wait to see... and I LOVE the obvious concentration on fabulous accessories (I am a huge fan of accessories, just ask anyone who has taken a peek into my accessories closet) -- shoes, bags, belts, jewelry! One thing I do not like, and never have, is how Samantha will have SO MUCH in one palette (for instance... in this photo, red jacket, red skirt, red belt, red shoes, red bag; Hi overkill!)<3 MAY 30TH CMERE.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Clark & Pougnaud

So, after my first day, I would say my internship is off to a fabulous start because more than half of my day was spent researching different galleries in Chicago (something I wouldn't mind doing anyway!). During this, I was exposed to a lot of new and exciting artists that I have never heard of before. I fell IN LOVE with Clark & Pougnaud, a team from France that mixes photography, painting, and digital retouching. They have a few different fun photo sets that you can see on the Catherine Edelman Gallery's website (along with some other fantastic artists!)... Here are a few of my personal favorites:

L'Ascension (2000) from Le Parcours de Dorothy (Dorothy's Journey - a Wizard of Oz set?! I was obviously IMMEDIATELY in love)

Anne-Charlotte, Arnaud et Stephane (2000) from Hommage a Edward Hopper (A Tribute to Edward Hopper - an incredible American artist - this one is based off of his Nighthawk)

Anne Charlotte (2003) from Les Contes de Fees (Fairy Tales - I find it fascinating the way these images play with perspective and reality vs. artificiality)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wii Fit

Yesterday Nintendo released a game for Wii that I think is a really great idea. Wii Fit ($90) comes with a balance board that calculates different things such as BMI and shifts in balance. There are a bunch of different exercise options such as yoga, strength training, and aerobics. Nintendo's Wii already gained recognition for being one of the best video gaming systems for exercise (can't forget about Dance Dance Revolution!) and I think this is another step in a positive direction by Nintendo for our under-exercised, over-video gamed society. Lauren, this game kind of makes me want a Wii again!

Monday, May 19, 2008

I knew everyone loved Hello Kitty...

...but naming "her" the tourism ambassador of Japan, kind of strange? I don't see how doing this will really create a better tourism economy there, but I guess it is kind of cute. Maybe?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Frida Kahlo Exhibit

I FINALLY saw the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Friday (it ends today). I was really interested to see it because it was the first major exhibition of her works in this country for 15 years, and her very tragic life story makes for some incredibly touching and significant artwork. Overall though, I was slightly disappointed by the exhibit and thought it was anti-climactic. I felt the curator also added insignificant things simply to use up the space provided; two entire rooms of photographers of her, Diego Rivera, and "unidentified" individuals was simply not necessary. However, I was impressed by some of her less recognized works and her use of mediums.

My favorite work was The Suicide of Dorothy Hale (above) that she painted after a famous actress' committed a tragic suicide and Kahlo then presented it to Hale's mother. I think this painting is just incredibly executed and the fact that she presented it to the women's mother just give you a clue as to how fearless of a woman she was. I also think that this painting is proof that she CAN paint and is a good artist (many people say she did not have artistic talent) and she uses her generally simplistic style of painting as a tool - it is not simply because she cannot paint well. The influence she has had on other artists, particularly women, is incredible, and she really has a ridiculous life story that is definitely shown through her art. I am now a lot more interested in seeing the move, Frida... I am definitely going to do that soon.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dalí: Painting and Film

June 29-September 15, 2008 the MoMA is having an exhibit on Salvador Dalí, exploring the role that cinema had on his work. Dalí is one of, if not my absolute, favorite artist and I am really excited to see what they do with this exhibit (although I think it may be hard to be any better than the PMA's exhibit that I saw in 2005). They have definitely chosen an interesting and unique way to explore his work and I highly recommend checking it out. Seeing one of his works on its own is incredible but in exhibit that displays over 100 of his pieces in context is absolutely mind-blowing.

Dalí: Painting and Film

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Lady, get a dress!

Christian Siriano is hilarious. "Seriously, who wears zebra tops?" He needs to be my friend and design me fabulous clothes.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


Obama plans to declare (Democratic) victory May 20

This makes me very excited and I am definitely keeping my fingers crossed!
Especially since Clinton recently put $10 million, personally, into her own campaign. She doesn't care about the fact that she has to buy votes, she doesn't care about the country, she cares about POWER. Only power.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


FINALLY booked my flight to Los Angeles (July 5-9) to see my best friend! I really miss California and all of my friends there. Liz and I want to have an itinerary jam-packed with lots of fun things to do. So far on the list is: Museum of Contemporary Art, La Brea tarpits, Disneyland!, the beach, hiking, fancy dinners, shopping, Chelsea Lately?, zoo?, etc etc. Anyway, if anybody has any ideas of things that we NEED to do... tell me!

Spiral Jetty

I think that "earthworks" is a really interesting idea... art that (technically) not be bought/sold/owned/relocated, but is just a part of nature. This Spiral Jetty is in the Great Salt Lake in Utah and was done by Robert Smithson in 1970. It is a 1500 ft jetty that is a road to nowhere and purely for decorative purpose. I think the most interesting part about it is how the earth has added to it in the 38 years that it has been there:

My American art professor took that picture in 2003... and, yes, that is all SALT that has crystallized onto the jetty and made tumble weed a new part of the piece. The Spiral Jetty is definitely being added to my ever expanding list of things to see /places to visit.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Tisk Tisk!

The more I think about it, the more I have realized two of the ugliest things to ever come out of the master mind that is Marc Jacobs have happened this season (and surprisingly I am not even referring to the Frog Prince!). I had seen pictures of the "Joke Bag" online, but finally seeing it in person really... upset me. To take such a classic and beautiful bag and put ugly blue or pink fading and the sexist jokes (which I know are meant to be cheeky and "funny" but just are not) is seriously a disgrace. I wonder if anybody has bought ONE of these bags? I would like to meet that person so I could make fun of them immensely.

And then there are the immense amount of "chunky" heels in the Marc by Marc Jacobs shoe collection. Now, I am aware that *sometimes* chunky heels CAN be done well and pulled off (although I personally would never), these just look cheap and, for lack of a better word, lame? In fact I think I saw a similar shoe on a five year old girl on Easter Sunday.

C'monnn now!

Limited Edition

I really hope I can be one of the 150,000 people to get this bottle of Remy Martin designed by David La Chapelle (coming out June 1st!). It really reminds me of the scenes of the Parisian night life done by post-Impressionists, and even though my Impression/Post-Impressionism class has made me decide I never want to have to think about another work by Renoir again... this has more of a feeling of Seurat, which I love! So for only $50 you get some yummy champagne as well as a beautiful collectors item. I am impressed, David. Although nothing will ever impress me more than when I saw his production of Elton John's The Red Piano at Caesar's in Las Vegas. Mostly because that was the most fabulous thing. Ever.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Devil's Pool

Lauren told me about this place called the "Devil's Pool" at the top of Victoria Falls in Zambia. What it basically is is a natural wading pool at the top of the waterfall that you can swim in and somehow not go flying down the waterfall. There are tons of different YouTube videos of it and it seriously looks incredible. I would absolutely love to see it someday even though it would probably take me hours to gather enough courage to actually go into it. Don't things like this make you wish all you had to do in life is travel?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Naughty Nauticals

I am really glad that I was informed about the new MAC collection, Naughty Nauticals. I really love nautical fashion/pin-up style make-up and it is definitely a good combination of the two. Red lips and dark blue nails are definitely favorites of mine so I am really excited to check it out in person. I also think I need to erase 2004 from my memory and realize that sometimes blue eyeshadow CAN be worn in a way that looks good. Sometimes.

Naughty Nauticals