The collection is feminine, but still very structural. The clothes are free and draped, but still very complex in the way they are built. -Coutorture.com
Spring found Stefani mixing African and eighties-pop references (think Bow Wow Wow and Bananarama) with some rock-chick edge, natch. Besides the requisite biker jacket (in white leather), there were lots of zippers and tarty (in a good way) off-the-shoulder dresses and tunics, and one very mini pleated kilt (can you say Harajuku girl?). Harem pants, washed-silk cargo pants, and diaper dresses added a softness and ease to the line and demonstrated that it does indeed have relevance beyond smoky, poorly lit music venues that smell of stale beer—and can stand on its own outside in the bright, daylight world. -Style.com
Organic by John Patrick
John Patrick boiled down his feelings on Organic Spring 2010 as follows: "Art for art's sake? Well, this is fashion for fashion's sake." John Patrick's unique, eco-focused approach stands out in an overly crowded fashion-week calendar. -Style.com
This collection made me drool. It was a perfect blend of mensware meets the girl next door. I think my next purchase is going to be a bow tie!
Then the was the additive of leather to soft pieces! Yum!
Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock are tired of all things ripped, torn, and distressed. "It's nice to see somebody our age dress a little cleaner, with more elegance," Buhai said. To help make their point, they enlisted Tiffany & Co., Persol, and Robert Clergerie for their bangles, shades, and shoes, respectively. For the clothes, they took inspiration from the bright, graphic wall murals of South Africa's Ndebele tribe—but they didn't interpret the theme too literally.
I am getting so close, I cannot believe it. I guess I should start packing (I only have 2 boxes packed).
To all those I love:
As today marks the anniversary of Sept. 11 I am reminded of the horror of that day. I begin to feel guilty for not giving thanks to God for everything He has so graciously given me. I am blessed beyond words to have each and everyone of you as apart of my life. This day makes me see that I don't tell the people in my life how much they mean to me enough. 9/11 was a tragic reminder that we aren't promised tomorrow. Each day is a precious gift and yesterday should never be a regret. Don't take for granted the time given to us. Sometimes it is the words that were never spoken that haunt us more than the words we wish we never said.Though we all have our different opinions of the war our country is currently involved in, that does not mean we should stop supporting the men and women who protect us each and every day!
I encourage all you to say "I love you" just one more time. When you hug, hold on just a little longer. Remember to go the extra mile, but know that sometimes its the little things in life that matter most. Such as a smile. A simple phone call to say hello can brighten anyone's day. Send a card just telling someone what they mean to you and what a blessing they are. It is about taking the time out to show the people you love how much they truly mean to you. Find the time. Love is spelled "T I M E". I know that I am guilty of lacking in these areas, so today I want you all to know that I love you and thank you for everything.
For all of my friends who are no longer just a 'hop, skip, and jump away' you are in my prayers. Thank you for everything you've done in my life and I continually hope that our friendship will prove distance isn't a factor but just an obstacle to overcome.
To all of my friends that are a part of my everyday life in Charlotte. Thank you for being there for me everyday! You have all been there during some of the most difficult times, and I can never express my gratitude to you. I love you all!
And I know I don't say it enough to of you: Thank you & I love you. Even when I fail to
pick up the phone when I think of you, say a prayer and hope that there is sunshine in your days.
I've purchased a polka dot top. Still looking for a full polka dot dress. I also purchased a peach colored dress with a print. Finding the pieces is fun. Also, flipping through the pages of W, Vogue, and Lucky as they come in the mail knowing I can take these pieces and make them beyond what I see in the pictures of the fall Kate Spade line. Oh the inspiration....
As we all know, I am a self proclaimed camera whore. Saturday evening a sad event took place. As I went to take pictures of my brother's graduation cake while we were celebrating at my Uncle Rusty & Aunt Debbie's house, you can imagine my horror when I saw that the screen of my camera was completely broken. Seriously beyond repair. And I have no idea how. We think maybe the housekeeping hit my bags with the vacuum.
I can still take pictures, and it will be like back in the day with FILM and not knowing what the picture will look like until I load it onto my computer. And I can't use my features...only the automatic!
I must say, that I am thankful that my screen wasn't broken until AFTER Ryan's graduation (which I promise will be one of the next posts). Though I am a bit bummed with all the house stuff coming up and closing on the 30th, that I don't have a fully functional camera to capture all the glorious moments. I guess instead of purchasing a GPS in October I will be purchasing a new camera, trust me if I purchase an new camera - I will be going ALL out!
So hopefully (fingers crossed) I can keep thinking positively and moving forward.