Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier

IMG_1129This post is very much overdue, but as they say, “Better late than never!”  My good friend Marissa lured me up to San Francisco some time last year because the De Young museum was housing an exhibition entirely on Jean Paul Gaultier.  She knew all too well that this was right up my alley!

Brief history: Jean Paul Gaultier is a fashion designer (duh).  I group him with, who I like to call, “The Fashion Rebels.”  Right there with the likes of Alexander McQueen, Vivian Westwood, John Galliano…you get it?  He is famously known for his conical bras, made extra special by Madonna via her Truth or Dare tour, and other celebrities such as Lady Gaga.  Brilliant man.

We went to see the exhibit and it was one of the most extraordinary things I have ever experienced.  Unfortunately, videotaping was not allowed, but I managed to get some semi-decent photos in the low lighting.  The entire exhibit was amazing, but the most memorable part were the mannequins with image-projected faces.  At one point, a group of mannequins started to sing together like a Catholic church choir.  It was kind of creepy, but so cool.

IMG_1178IMG_1204Isn’t this knit dress fabulous!?

IMG_1200The leopard is made entirely of beads!

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Fall Longings

Each night this past week has been getting cooler and cooler and thereby increasing my need for warmer, cozier blankets and hot mugs of liquidy goodness!  Some may dread the cooling season, but every year I welcome it with wide open arms.

I’m all about being comfy and mixing textures.  There’s a lot neutral colors here, but to that that I say, “Why Not!?”  As my style has evolved over the years, I’ve come to realize that maybe I’m just not a super colorful kind of girl.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE color, but I always tend to gravitate toward darks and neutrals.  It’s just who I am, and I need to accept it.  Here are some things I’m coveting this season.  Don’t worry, the list is mentally getting longer and more expensive.  But hey, a girl can dream, right?

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  1. Grey Textured Keswick Pants
  2. Dior Nail Lacquer in “Gris Montaigne”
  3. An extra foamy Chai Latte, my favorite fall drink!
  4. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Train Bleu”
  5. Ella Moss Sequin Trousers
  6. Zara Coat
  7. FreePeople Jersey Lounge Dress

Happy Autumn!

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It’s here!  The first day of October!  For me, this day officially kicks off the fall season.  Being that I live in the California Central Valley, this time of year it’s still around 80 degrees.  So I usually give myself until October to go in full-fledged Autumn mode.  That means, my favorite holidays just are around the corner, the weather is FINALLY getting cooler (slowly, but surely), the leaves are turning colors, burning fall-scented candles and whipping out my favorite boots and scarves.

I decided to compile a list of things I’d like to do this fall:

1.  Watch a semi-scary movie every weekend until Halloween (I’m a scaredy-cat, ok.  I happily admit it.  I cannot stomach scary or gory movies).

2.  Make my Halloween costume.

3.  Go to a pumpkin patch and carve pumpkins for Halloween.

4.  Have an autumn-themed girls night with plenty of hot soup, hot chocolate, good movies and laughs.

5.  Did I mention hot chocolate already?

6.  Try out some new fall-flavored recipes.

7.  Take more evening walks.

What are some things you’d like to try this fall?

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