Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
The highlights, in my humble opinion, were the ladies of the evening -- Claire McCaskill of Missouri who gave the one feisty speech of the night, and Michelle Obama, who spoke extremely well. She also looked mad good. Not surprising, though -- this woman has got some incredible style:
Tonight: Hillary speaks and the "cathartic" process begins. Thank goodness there's still some whiskey and cake left in the fridge.
P.S. And to the Dems: if someone in some speech soon doesn't give the McCain campaign the swift, hard, ass-kicking they deserve after this, this and this, I will find a way to fly to Denver and have this guy do it for you.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I want to like GAP. Who doesn't love their commercials. So fun! So catchy! So many celebrity endorsements! And although I find myself always stopping in and pondering whether I need yet another gray t-shirt or badly shaped navy dress (you just can't take suburbia out of a girl, it seems) I'm inevitably disappointed.
So when the Style Section today included a piece on GAP's new fall lineup under the care of Patrick Robinson, I was intrigued. Perhaps, perhaps, they had found the right designer to unearth the store's potential.
While the style is too hobo-chic for my taste, he's definitely gotten the androgynous look down in a much more stylish and modern way than they ever have. And certain pieces of the collection, like the woman's blazer on top and the leather vest in the middle picture seem like potential keepers.
What do you guys think? Is he really the "megabrand messiah"?
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Apologies for the spotty posting; it's been a bit of a marathon week. Terence's suggestions for post topics included a) videogames b) world of warcraft (a.k.a..."wow") and c) food. This post will be about exactly none of those things. Sorry, T!
1. Philiip Lim's kids line = some of the most ridiculously fashionable clothes I have ever seen. I can't stop looking at and coveting those exact outfits (well, maybe with some heels added) for my own size.
2. Minorities no longer?
3. A Cup of Jo posted this on her blog, and it's surprisingly hard. Try naming the 100 most common words in the English language in just five minutes. (I achieved the sad little score of fifty.)
Friday, August 8, 2008
Two-tone dress: $146 (orig. $202)
Seersucker Sport Jacket: $136 (orig. $272)
Poplin pencil skirt: $94 (orig. $188)
Black stretch jeans: $135.00
"Two weeks ago a journalist, a moderate liberal, spoke to me of what he called Mr. Obama's arrogance. I said I didn't think it was arrogance but high self-regard. He said there's no difference. I said no, arrogance has an air about it of pushing people around, insisting on your way. Mr. Obama doesn't seem like that. He took down a machine without raising his voice. Extremely high self-regard, though, can itself be a problem.
"What's wrong with that?" my friend said. "You want a self-confident president."
I said yes, but it brings up the Churchill question. Churchill had been scored by an acquaintance for his own very high self-regard, and responded with what was for him a certain sheepishness. "We're all worms," he said, "but I do believe I am a glowworm." He believed he was great, and he was. Is Mr. Obama a glowworm? Does he have real greatness in him? Or is he, say, a product of the self-esteem campaign, that movement within the schools and homes of our country the past 25 years that says the way to get a winner is to tell the kid he's a winner every day?
Is Mr. Obama's self-conception in line with his gifts, depth, wisdom and character? That's the big question, I suspect, on a number of minds."
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Chamillionaire (yes, Chamillionaire) somehow saw a little video ekp and I did for a company my sister works for, and wrote via email to our employers, "Saw the youtube video...that S is hot."