Thursday, March 29, 2007

Le Conversation with the Artist

Courtesy of Conde Nast Art- Vanity Fair Cover, July 1, 1921 by A. H. Fish

Me: I enjoyed the show I thought it was good.

Artist: Thank you, I'm glad you liked it.

Me: I really admire you. You just go, do your thing. You're an all-round artist and you're not even scared. Do you have a day job?

Artist [sarcastic tone]: Nope. I'm a starving artist.

Me: Are you really starving??

Artist [sarcastic tone - glass of wine in his hand]: Yes. I am starving.

Me: I just think it's so great because I have a day job but I really like to do creative things. I like to do different things but I just get worried and get scared. And I am not sure how to combine them. I need to find my path.

Artist: You just need to go for it, find a way to combine them and go for it.

Me: Yeah, I just need to go for it.

Artist: Jump and the net will appear.

Me: Build it and they will come.

Artist [looks intently]: Jump and the net will appear.

It's time to jump.


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Le Ski Trip

Tomorrow I am off skiing for two days with work. I hope to return with all my limbs intact and loads of beautiful pictures. I won't really be skiing, but I will be walking through the snow which is fun too I guess. My boss was not happy with my original idea of laying in lounge chairs, enjoying the sun and getting drunk. I'm not sure what it was he didn't like about my plans.


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Le MyFaceSpaceSter

Courtesy of Conde Nast Art

I have been bullied into joining Facebook (you know who you are). It's cool. Now the whooooooole world can see that I have 1 friend :D and am part of 1 group. In case you don't know, Facebook is a network website where you have a profile and then a list of friends, and then everyone can see how many friends you have and can be like ooooh, I'm more popular than her. So basically it is the new MySpace which was the new Friendster in its time. But in Facebook you can search for people, which I guess is like Friendster. So yeah. This is the new Frienster, y'all. Except that now that everyone who is anyone is part of Facebook, no one is in Friendster anymore so you have to come to Facebook. It's like if everyone hangs out in Bar X but then suddenly Bar P opens and everyone starts going there. So be cool. Come to Bar P. We have canned goods.

I am having real problems finding most of the people who sent me invites, I guess I'm getting old.. or I don't know your full names. So please add me :D. I have canned goods with Hello Kitty stickers on them.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Le Fighter

Christina shows us how it's done. Image courtesy of

I need to stand up for myself more. I've had a problem with it since I was a fourth grader and my older sister had to come to our table during lunchtime and tell the girls in my class to stop bullying me. Of course that only made things worse. I generally deal with conflict by just ignoring it and hope things will resolve themselves. This sometimes works and other times it gets worse and worse until I do something about it (I am a taurus after all). And now is one of the times I have reached my limit. I tried to be patient, but no, this problem just ain't going away. 'The man' is just determined to keep me holed up in Hermitsville. I tried to break free last weekend, but I had to go home at midnight, drunk off one beer and coughing like a choo choo train (I was sick the week before). Tonight I will attempt another escape, and this time, damn it, I'm staying out past midnight. That's right. This girl is fighting back. Cause I'm a fighter baby.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Le Epitome of Working in an Office on a Sunny Day

Courtesy of the Internation Herald Tribune

Sigh. Excuse me. Need to go get a drink of water and a few deep breaths.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Le Hermitism

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

How often do you go out? I've been such a nerd hermit lately that I feel like I'm fading. I remember the last time I tried to have a night out about a month ago on the only Friday it snowed in Munich. I ended up in an empty night club at one in the morning listening to something from the '70s and surrounded by four 40 year old women dressed like Madonna circa 1984 and a guy in a Cosby sweater. It was awesome in an omg-I-think-I'm-tripping-or-must-have-traveled-back-in-time-again sort of way. And the worst part of it all was that I didn't mind that much. I thought Cosby Sweater Guy was sort of interesting. And that frightens me.

So tonight I am going all out. That's right. I am going to stay out past midnight. AND go to bed at like, two in the morning. Cause I'm crazy like that.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Le Paolo does Rehab

Paolo Nutini sings Rehab

I think I prefer his version to the original one by Amy Winehouse.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Le Other End of PRTWF2007FW

Love this by Miu Miu

So I lied. Paris Fashion Week goes until the 5th of March. Here are some highlights from yesterday. As you can see, I was in a blue dress sort of mood. All images courtesy of

Short blue dress by Elie Saab

Blue dress with thick belt by Elie Saab

Long blue dress Elie Saab

Wow by Elie Saab

Cute black dress by Louis Vuitton

Cool outfit by Louis Vuitton

More sock fetish by Miu Miu

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Le End of PRTWF2007FW

Fierce by Hermes

Sigh. The end of Paris marks the end of the Fall 2007 RTW fashion shows. It has been fun playing pretend-dress up but it is time to go back to the real world. At least now I am well prepared for this fall, and hopefully you are too. Here my highlights from the last shows. All images courtesy of

Fab white coat by Antonio Berardi

Hot by Chloe

Scarf-coat by Hermes

Enviable green stockings by John Galliano

Coat by John Galliano

Suit by Giambattista Valli

Pear by Giambattista Valli

Sexy by Sonia Rykiel