Well, Spring Break is finally here – what to do? I started it out with a nice 9-miler… or I intended to. I ended up doing only about 7 – and about 2 of those were walking (she said with great disgust). Also, a random dog followed me home. It was windy and rainy and not a very good day in general.
The reason I had to turn around (! grr…) was my hip [left] was hurting, which in itself would be bearable (but still not good). But this was shooting pain down my quad, causing it to cramp up and generally not be terribly cooperative with the rest of me, which wanted to move forward… or move at all… Anyway, after 3.3 of the slowest miles of my LIFE, I told L to keep going, I’d just run on my own. I stood at the intersection, my sweats covered with mud up to the knees, the wind whipping the drizzle around in a very dreary sort of way, and thought: 6 more miles? Noooo thank you. So I turned around and began my trudge back home. I did eventually get tired of walking – only about 1/2 or 3/4 of a mile – and started a running on-and-off thing. At the intersection that marked about 2 miles to go, I heard a dog running after me and freaked out a bit… until I looked back. A black lab puppy of some sort was following me. I petted it and yelled at it to go home, but it followed me more… all the way home. Several times, I had to yank on its collar to avoid me having to watch a dog get squished in the road. What a great day that would be.
So that’s my day so far… Needless to say, I’m disappointed in myself – err, moreso my hip/quad for being lame. But also me feeling like Ugh – why do I bother? But it’ll pass.
Plus I’m going prom dress shopping tomorrow for my friend Kirstyn, who absolutely hates shopping… that’ll be fun! (If I go to prom, I am so making my own dress. I refuse to wear one of those hideous pink shiny sparkly monstrosities that so many teenage girls seem to find stylish. Or something. Agh.
I hope to pop into F21, as I have basically no spring clothes. Here’s (some of) what I want:
Encore, juste un peu des choses que je veux…
Soooo yeah. I need a job… I might be a lifeguard this summer, depending on how a few things pan out…
Right then. News and fashion, comme toujours… ou recent, at least…
A glamouri look… F21 pants, Joie jacket… love.
“MObama” style time!
Michelle vs. Carla Bruni: who will win? (Oh brother.)
ODlR on MObama not wearing his clothes: “I don’t object to the fact that Mrs. Obama is wearing J. Crew to whatever because the diversity of America is what makes this country great. But there are a lot of great designers out there…You don’t go to Buckingham Palace in a sweater.” — WWD
Another un-retouched photo scandal, this time it’s Madonna and her Hard Candy album cover:
Ho hum. She seems to be glowing… radioactively?
Vogue Italy cover (April 2009)
Eliza Cummings by Steven Meisel. And oh, where did that editorial with Imogen go? …
Ahhh, love it! [Refinery29]
Valentino at a book signing (for his book, “Valentino: A Grand Italian Epic”):
Who would choose coffee over Valentino?
Louboutin for Rodarte studded pumps = deeeelissh. Love the creamy colour with the red sole (as always).
Anne Hathaway style: she wears loads of girly, feminine & sophisticated-charm Valentino looks. Yay!
Hmm. I don’t really like her hair in these…
Lady Gaga’s dress/figure skating costume (by Benjamin Cho) on American Idol:
Via The Cut.
Another sweet editorial/ad grouping/why can’t I think of the word? Ah. Campaign. Yes, that bit.
I don’t feel like giving my opinion on this, except that I want it all and AHHHHH. “Up-and-coming designer Erin Kleinberg makes the sort of comfy clothing that would look good lounging around the house or out on the town, which is why choosing girl-about-town Theodora Richards to lounge around the house for her fall ’09 lookbook was kind of perfect. The Richards sister looks right at home in Erin’s oversized cardigans and drop-back dresses, and she’s definitely inspired us to wear our sheer thigh-highs with a pocket tee all throughout the summer months. Head over to Barneys to pick up your Kleinberg, and feel free to have a little dress up session in your own pad.” Ref.29
I love laid-back, comfy looks for spring. Always.
Need a new comb? Want a statement comb? Feel paranoid while combing your hair (even if you are in front of a mirror)? Then these knife combs are for you!
I think I’ll pass.
Hmm, what else… Skye Stracke with a faux-hawk, haute couture style:
(from Numero Tokyo).
Need jodhpurs? (I do, but I have yet to try them on in person, to see if I can pull them off… my runner legs might not work so well with skintight khaki.)