Monthly Archives: February 2015

PHOEBE ENGLISH, I LOVE YOU.

February 27, 2015

PhoebeEnglish

These pieces are from the AW ’14 line by designer Phoebe English. Maybe I’m a bit late to the game on this one, but how can you not immediately fall in love with her designs? The structure, the sheer fabric, the layers. It’s all so good. These are the types of pieces that inspire me in every way, where structure and medium are given top priority in the construction of the garment.
Phoebe English, I love you.

In other news, us Texans are going through a bit of a crisis today as we woke up to a minor blizzard sweeping it’s way across our land. Highways were shut down, cars were stranded, and my brother actually had to go out and help rescue people from ditches because there weren’t enough emergency personnel available. We don’t know how to winter very well down here. I’m sure I’m in the minority when I say that I love snow, just as long as I’m not stuck on the highway with it.

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YOU DON’T WANT TO READ THIS

February 25, 2015

UGH

You don’t want to read this. Well, there is at least one person out there who probably doesn’t. I’ve been reading a lot of articles on minimalism becoming mainstream and how it’s the next “hipster phase.” The funny thing is that these are the same people who once bought into some other trend at one point or another, though they aren’t going to be the first to admit to it. I’m here to say it’s okay. You are allowed to like whatever the hell you want to like, and if you ever stop liking it, move on. Beauty can be found in change, and I for one am very glad I have steadily progressed and evolved in my interests over the years. There is a type of “honing in” that is made possible as we mature and age. There are so many different definitions to a word like “minimal” or “folk” or “punk” or whatever word you are being defined by. Everything becomes a trend sooner or later, it’s one of the main ingredients in irony. You just have to stay true to yourself and keep on living your life. There are a lot of people who don’t want to read this. There are some people who do. But you know what? You are entitled to be you, definition or no definition. As far as the minimalism debate goes, there are many sides to this story. I’ve walked into a room filled to the rim with “minimalist” junk that probably costs more than mine and my siblings tuition combined. I’ve also seen someone purge their home with the exception of their most prized possessions in order to live a more minimal lifestyle. I don’t know about you, but I relate more with the latter. That’s just my life though, and if you are into something different, that’s okay too.

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THE 87TH ACADEMY AWARDS

February 23, 2015

OSCARS

Did you guys watch the Oscars this year? I know that a lot of negative comments can be aimed at these sorts of events, but in the end I love watching them and love it even more when a truly great film is recognized for it’s hard work and talent. It’s also inspiring to see a celebrity get up and advocate for something that is meaningful and important to ALL of us (let’s hear it for Patricia Arquette and Graham Moore, yeah?)

+Time Magazine

BLUE HUES THROUGH AND THROUGH

February 20, 2015

bluehues

I know, I know. Pink is THE color right now, not blue. But you know what? Pink is good, but blue is my color….and for a girl who isn’t prone to liking much color that is saying a lot. On one side of the spectrum blue is moody and mysterious, on the other end it is dreamy and light. Blue is everything I need in a color.

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DOAN NGUYEN-DESCENDED

February 8, 2015

DESCENDED
I am currently laying in my bed watching Harry Potter, in case you were curious about what type of shenanigans I am up to on this fine Sunday afternoon. I came across these photos of Doan Nguyen’s RMIT graduation collection recently and found her work to be just incredible. “Descended” was meant to capture the motion of falling through the use of unorthodox materials and cutting technique (see: polyurethane foam injections).  It reminded me of a few of the weavings I have seen floating around the internet by a some very talented artists. Although this isn’t something you would wear out on a typical Friday night, it is quite the dreamy piece of work. You can see more of Doan’s work and read a full interview she did with Pitch Present here.

ON BEING A STRONG WOMAN

February 2, 2015

onbeingstrong

I have heard and read the words of many strong, powerful, transparent women out there….but I have also experienced the cruel, harsh, degrading words of others. I think strength can be easy to define yet difficult to live. We all have bad days where we feel like less that nothing, but we also have amazing days where no one or no thing can bring us down. As a creative it is especially hard, and I feel like I don’t bear the weight of those bad days as well. It’s easy for me to see people who are living their dream full-time and immediately feel a little let down with myself. That is dumb. So dumb. I am sure many others struggle with the same thing regardless of what field or career path you are in. These same feelings can attack us in all areas of life whether it be friendships, marriage, health, etc. I have so many dreams and aspirations and there is so much I want to achieve in life, but those same aspirations can be crippling. I think it is important to approach those dreams on a daily basis, to not get let down when something doesn’t work out, and to not walk away unless you feel completely at peace with your decision. Most of all, don’t give up because of something someone else did or said. It is a cut-throat world out there and many people are willing to take shortcuts and use harsh words to get their way. I don’t want to be known as the woman who cheated her way to the top, I want to be known for my loyalty and integrity. You don’t have to fake a smile, you don’t have to be someone else, you don’t have to please everyone. You can be both unique and strong and I guarantee that version of you will be the best version you’ve ever known.
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