Her melodic, hypnotic voice.
Incredible dance skills.
And unique style.
Dudes, this book is so stinkin’ beautiful! My goodness! If your mojo needs a kick in the groin (is my mojo is male??) this will more than do the job. If you’re anything like me, you will want to run to the nearest hardware, fabric, craft, stationary every kind of store to stock up on cool tools and supplies.
Just look at all of the cool folks, and their amazing AMAZING workspaces, included in this dense beauty.
If that wasn’t enough, the foreword is written by one of my fashion faves, Simon Doonan.
Check out just a hint, a mere hint, of the goodies in this book, below.
Look at this!! I was not familiar with this designer’s work before reading this book, you can bet she’s on my radar, now!
I have a serious jones for tools. And woodcarving is calling me (loudly and I’m so near to succumbing. Even if it’s just a class someplace like this.
You know, when I’ve a spare 500 bucks around ;)
I can already jump in with this machine.
This guy just might be the most beautiful clothing designer I’ve ever seen. Including Tom Ford.
This silhoutte is calls to me. And I’m not usually one for sternum exposure.
One day, will have walk in fabric storage. My kids will grow up and their rooms will be mine.
Brooklynites like the last word. Word. :p
Author: Todd Selby
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2014.
at a local library (or bookstore) near you.
Mr. Holder, I hope that your passing was easy and that you were surrounded by
love, loved ones, art, music, laughter, dance, performance, excellence, elegance, peace and more.
Your legacy is large. I will share it with all who will listen so that it may carry on.
Wishing his partner in all things, Carmen, endurance and strength.
And his son, Leo, with whom he had his last dance.
My birthday is next month. I will be 35. I’m not a huge fan of birthdays. That has nothing to do with my age and everything to do with the incredibly shitty ones I had as a kid. Though the bdays have improved drastically as a wife and mom, I am still somewhat reluctant to make an event out of them. For fear of…I don’t know what really. I think I still tend to restrain my emotions due to some long held fear of….something.
Well, I enjoyed my recent dressmaking experience so much (thanks for your kind words!! I will try to get better at replying to those much appreciated comments!) that I’ve been trying to think of another reason or occasion to indulge and completely disregarded my birthday as an option.
The bug to bone (PUN!) has been reawakened (with a vengeance, please help me refrain from ordering that beading tool) by viewing some spectacular examples of couture artistry in motion via that most excellent medium, YouTube.
Look at all of this deliciousness and tell me you don’t want to spend weeks working on an outfit you’ll only wear a handful of times ;)
discovered via Pauline Alice
discovered via Frau Fleur
discovered browsing Dior
I’ve been collecting couture/high fashion-y inspiration in a pinboard, naturally.
Or from here, where I could work with a new and challenging material (like leather!!) rather than more traditional couture techniques.
I realized, somewhat belatedly, that I could create my own reason to wear finery. That I have friends willing to play dress up, just for the hell of it, and a husband who would take me anywhere I wanted to go to show off my hard work.
Do you need a reminder that any day can be a special occasion? Look at those videos and dream with me.
Apparently, I can still be surprised.
I kind of expected this cover.
Though I am still SO PLEASED.
But this video.
I can’t even get into the painful, beautiful, complex, disheartening, encouraging, ever-changing THING that is the relationship between black women and their hair.
It’s too much.
I will give Vogue an A+ for respecting and including this (clearly joyful!) part of Lupita’s life with the Vogue masses.
And for these insanely beautiful photos.
Photographed by Mikael Jansson
All images from Vogue.com
I really love these combos!! BUT I am most excited that I figured out an easy way to get that denim jumpsuit!! I’m in vacation sewing mode and that soooo needs to be in my weekender bag!
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