“Style isn’t what but how you wear clothes. Fashion is the way you walk, talk, dance and prance.” – first issue of i-D (here)
“While we’re both geeks, Adam is Twittering everyday, and it’ll be a cold day in hell when you see me Twittering anything.” – Jamie, discussing their [Adam & Jamie’s] geekiest qualities (here)
“Choosing a nail polish for your wedding day is about the biggest nail decision you’ll ever have to make” – FabSugarUK. Really? Is it that life-altering? I probably won’t even bother – it just chips off in a few days anyway. Naked nails, that’s me.
And now for something completely different… actual news, that is.
“TEHRAN — An Iranian judiciary official said Tuesday that the trial of an American journalist accused of spying for the United States had begun on Monday in secret, and that a verdict was expected within two weeks.
The journalist, Roxana Saberi, a 31-year-old with dual American-Iranian citizenship, was arrested in January and was initially accused of working without press credentials. But last week an Iranian judge brought the far more serious charge of spying for Washington.
“She is charged with spying for foreigners,” the judiciary official, Alireza Jamshidi, told ISNA, a news agency. “The first session of the trial was held yesterday, and she defended herself for the last time.” “ – NYT.
Agh, more conflict. And while a tiny, minuscule nugget of my brain says, “Maybe she is a spy”, the rest of my logical self – most of it, that is – takes over and says there’s no way the US would do something so stupid. Unless that’s just my US perspective. Or maybe a remnant of some Bush thing gone awry, or simply forgotten? But I doubt it. Either way, I sincerely hope things can get worked out, and quickly. That’s one place I would not love to be a journalist. Those people are brave.
And unnngh, don’t get me started on the drugs-and-guns situation with Mexico. Every day now, it seems to me, I hear another report of a cartel-related attack or more smuggled guns being caught. (I suppose the guns-getting-caught bit is good news. Relatively.) I think for a while now – and this may/probably is a generalization – people have been paying so much attention to situations like Iraq and Georgia and Israel that we forget to peek over the fence to check on the neighbors (or as the case may be, pull back the lace curtains, peer through our binoculars, and sip tea with our old lady friends. Haha.) The Mexico situation has gone unchecked (again, very relatively and generally) for some time now, and I strongly feel that it requires more of our immediate attention; not only from the government, but from the people and the media as well. The more we get involved and actively interesting in solving our nation’s problems, the more pressure it’ll apply to the government to take action.
I’ve just realised just how much I used the word “relatively” in the last paragraph. Well, 2. But the tone – and that of many other such opinion articles I’ve read – also seem to express a great need to put our views in perspective, take them from a wider angle. I don’t want to be construed as single- or narrow-minded, or accused as seeing things only from a stereotypical American view (we’re right, they’re wrong, etc.) And I suppose in the bigger picture, the Middle East threat is much more immediate. (And lets not forget North Korea!)
That’s something people today could use more of, I think: a general sense of perspective, taken with a dose of humility and a cup of reality. (Haha, I lost my train of thought there and forget my last word. It was a good word, too; fit my need perfectly. Oh well.)
WELL. On to more sparkly and fun things.
From JAK&JIL, Giambattista Valli. Mmmmm, je l’adore.
This guy from Easy Fashion really caught my eye for some reason.
These sweet fashion illustrations from MITICA FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS. I love them. Every time I see them, though, they make me want to crumple my sad little sketches into balls and throw them out the window into the rain. But I’m not an artist per se… I think once I get a fabric, I know what to do… and my simple drawings suffice for my needs; the real design is in my head. 😛
A particularly gorgeous one. Slightly GV-esque for me.
And hey, apparently Emma Watson is going to do Burberry’s ad campaign next season. Wow. (FabSugar)
She’s one that’s been on the edge of my radar… I’m not a huge celeb-style-stalker (haha, I stick with likeminded bloggers instead!). But she’s on there.
From Copenhagen Street Style.
OK, bedtime pour moi. Bonne nuit!
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