Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Girl with Style

Lately, I can't stop listening to Jenny Lewis's album "Rabbit Fur Coat" featuring the Watson Twins, especially the songs "Rise up With Fists!!" and "Handle with Care". Her voice is so enchanting and just makes me feel good. The whole album is folksy and fun and the lyrics are pretty great too. She's also a girl with great personal style: rock 'n roll meets vintage with a quirky twist.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

My Closet

In August when we moved into our new place, Michael and I had an extra smaller bedroom upstairs. After much convincing and compromising, it became my (well I guess our) closet. This is the room that I've dreamed of having since I was a little girl, especially since it's actually bigger than my childhood bedroom. (I'm still not quite sure how my younger siblings got the bigger rooms.) I have ample space for all of my clothes, shoes, bags, and jewelry and I love setting up my earrings, necklaces, and other trinkets in kind of a three dimensional collage of sorts. It makes me happy every time I walk into that room to get dressed. I feel like a little kid again creating outfits and playing dress up. You can't tell from the photos but there is also my other dresser in the corner covered in plants and a shallow closet filled with shelves of all my tees, tanks, sweaters, bags, and shoes. I would have never had this much space when I lived in New York. I guess it's one of the perks of moving back to the Ocean State.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


So a few weeks ago I filled out this online survey on The Business of Fashion Blog (a really great blog by Imran Amed that has great posts about, well, the intersection of fashion and business) and yesterday the results were posted. It's a basic overview of who reads the sight and what they're looking for from it. Here's a bit of it:

You represent all facets of the fashion industry
About a third of you come from the business side of the industry: CEOs, managing directors, senior executives, brand managers, investors and even some business and economics students. Another third come from the creative side: designers, stylists, fashion students, and PRs. The remainder is a mixture of academics, journalists, media personalities, entrepreneurs, and my favourite, a "waitress extraordinaire while I am working on my own fashion business."

Guess who the "waitress extraordinaire" is? Yours truly! I just think that it's kind of ironic that my first quote on a fashion related website is in reference to how I'm a waitress. Oh well, you gotta start out somewhere.

Please take a visit to the sight. It has lots of useful and interesting information. I highly recommend it. It's one of the few sites I try to get to every day.

Friday, November 16, 2007

I am almost finished reading this truly amazing book, "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson. It's about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair or "World's Columbian Exposition of 1893". It tells two stories. One revolves around Daniel Burnham, the cheif architect of the fair and the other, H.H. Holmes a serial killer living in the outskirts of the city. The murder aspect of the book is of course interesting but what I found most facinating were the details about the fair itself. I had no idea that most of this took place. So many inventions were debuted at the fair, the Ferris wheel (designed by George Ferris for the fair to one up the Eiffel Tower in Paris) was a major one, but also commonplace items were showcased, like shredded wheat and Cracker Jack. I am bewildered by all the work that went into builing this fair that only lasted for a five month period. 27.5 million visits were recorded when the country's total population was 65 million. Most of the buildings were destroyed afterwards, but I think that some of them are still standing. I highly reccommend reading this book and/or doing some research on the fair yourself. It's very intriguing...

World Fair, Chicago 1893: View from the Observation Platform of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building. From left to right, Agriculture Building, Palace of Mechanic Arts, Columbia Fountain. Photograph from the Collection of the Avery Library, Columbia University

World Fair, Chicago 1893: A view toward the southern colonnade across the Grand Plaza. At left, the Agriculture Building; at right, the Palace of Mechanic Arts. Photograph from the Collection of the Avery Library, Columbia University

Caption Reads: FERRIS WHEEL 254 feet high. Carries 36 cars, capacity 60 passengers each. 20 minutes required for round trip. Cost $300,000.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Today Lisa and Frieda were kind enough to come over and pose for some photos for the website. They came out great! I'm so excited for the website to finally be pulled together. Hopefully it will be done by the end of November. They modeled some clothing for me but there's also lots of shoes and bags that are going to be for sale. Here's a sneak peak....

Sunday, November 4, 2007

After the Storm

Actually, I don't really know how much of a storm it really was, but it was more than just a little bit windy. In true New England fashion the grocery stores were packed with people (as they always are when "hurricane" "storm" or "snow" are mentioned on the local news) buying bread and milk. However, this morning was absolutely beautiful, not a cloud in the sky. Michael and I went on a little drive to see if there was any damage anywhere. Besides a few fallen branches and leaves all over the place, there wasn't much. We saw a pretty big sailboat washed up at King's Park and that was the worst of it. Of course there were plenty of surfers, people, dogs, and piping plovers at first and second beach. What a lovely fall day....