Friday, January 13, 2012

Shut up.

Every once and a while,
a fashion magazine will publish an article that acknowledges the obvious fact that low self esteem of body image are at an abundance in our country.
To attack any self abusive beliefs,
the writer will post positive thoughts and photos of women loving their bodies.
Any positivity towards women of all body types,
is something I wish every article in every magazine had.
However, on a side note, I have one quick comment.
For those of you who choose to respond to these articles with statements such as;
"If this article is saying you should feel pretty at any size, fine. But don't tell me you're obese and healthy. We have a twisted sense of what healthy is in this country and an even more twisted sense of what people are allowed to say about it."

Maybe you should work on loving yourself.
Because, quite frankly,
if you did,
you really wouldn't give a danm about the caloric intake of other women.

Just sayin.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The writings on the wall.

With it being a new year and me growing back my hair and trying to find inspiration...
what better way to find it than on the walls of my own city?
I took a bike ride with a lovely friend all over the city and snapped some colorful shots that will be affecting my wardrobe immediately.
Check them out...

Partner in crime.

I don't think I can say it enough, but...
I love LA.

If you need some more convincing of the genius behind graffiti art,
check out this video clip of my new obsession.
Two Angeleno ladies;
Zulu Nasty and Ms. Vita,
breaking it down in front of the Macbeth wall at the Little Tokyo Arts District.
Pretty ladies dancing in front of graffiti?

WARNING: No matter how much I tried, I couldn't get the video to fit my screen, so for the full awesome effect, I recommend you press HERE.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Aint life grand?

I have this image of myself.
I've had it since I was a little girl.
In fact, I remember when it first occurred.
It was at the movie theatre.
I was 10 years old and I went with my sister and mother to see the film "Great Expectations".
About a half hour into the film, I saw my future.
Dressed from head to toe in eccentric beads, jewels and fabrics,
a stunning Ann Bancroft saunters through her antique mansion as Ms. Dinsmoor.
Dancing extravagantly to "Besame Mucho" and sucking you in with her sheer confidence and advanced style.
I can promise you here and now,
that I was the only 10 year old wishing that I'd be Ms. Dinsmoor when I grew up.
But I wanted it.
And everyday on my path to growing and budding fashionista,
I feel like I get closer and closer.

Whoever it was that started convincing society that getting older meant having to care less,
should be shot.
Not by an actual gun,
but maybe something that hurts almost as bad.
Someone else who may stand behind my opinion is blogger and creator of the "Advanced Style" blog,
Ari Seth Cohen.
One of my new favorite finds,
this blog showcases fabulous elder women and their bold style choices around the world.

In Ari's words;
"Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest.Advanced Style offers proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age."

Check out this great clip from the blog and visit Ari's page HERE.