Wednesday, April 3, 2013
It’s Spring Cleaning time!! It’s the best time to finally toss out all those purchases that you thought would make the “perfect look” but never made it out of the packaging.
Some of my favorite closet accessories are these hangers from The Container Store. Very simple hangers, but the felted texture keeps the clothes (even Garance’s spaghetti strap dresses/tops) on the hanger and not on the floor. They also sell little clips that turn the pant hanger into a skirt hanger. Â I just wish they made a full-shouldered model for my jackets and coats. I love the look of all one hanger model in a closet.
The Container Store sells them in different quantities and colors, ranging from $9.99 to $19.99.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Over Easter Weekend I went to Â Viva Las Vegas, a rockabilly throwdown held at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas.
It was a lot of fun! (super disorganized!!!) but still lots of fun! My barber/friendÂ Michael urged me to go, which surprised me because he’s all 1908 and the Rockabillies are all like 1950′s. Sounds like a minor difference but in an event like this the wrong dance steps can earn the perpetrator some hurtful eye-rolling and lip-curling!!
It’s actually very charming to see people from all around the world gather to enjoy their shared passion freely with like-minded friends. It was so fun to talk with them because you never knew what language or accent would pop out of their mouth! This Rockabilly sub-culture is really loved by men and women from all around the world.
Hopefully this is just the first of many visits with the Rockabillies of Las Vegas!
P.S. Â So what other super stylized events am I missing? I would think a real down-home rodeo would be cool, or some type of dance competition. Next winter I have to shoot the whole ski/snowboarding culture since I am now such a great snowboarderer! (events with some type of physical element always make the most inspiring images).
Friday, March 29, 2013
I think it is only a matter of time before we start seeing more below-the-knee coats.
The real trick to getting the right fit is not really the length of the coat but how it fits at the shoulders. A correct fit at the shoulder will be essential to keep from looking overwhelmed in a larger coat.
However, some people look for that feeling of cocooning that a giant coat can offer, like we see here and here.