Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Dying

Sorry there's been no posts for the last few days… I have become horribly sick and may possibly pass away due to all the pressure… Does anyone know what should happen with the Netty pot water doesn't drain… I think I might die in my sleep

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Respect your haters... They're the only ones who think you're better than them."

True words 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Obsession

Obsession: Eldredge Knots

So sometimes when I'm researching one thing for the blog I find other awesome stuff that I have to wait to share... Like my crush on Julian Eldman--another Patriots footballer--or wanting to post all of Missy Elliot's music as my Friday jam... But I usually find some form of restraint

Except when it comes to this



Now here's the thing--my hatred for neckties is legendary among lovers, roommates and family members... There is something that feels overly controlling about them and not in a fun "Fifty Shades of Grey" way but more of "the Jews in the Ten Commandments" way.... But this knot really spoke to me with its unique style and finish--it's a conversation piece and somewhat of a dandy in the world of neckwear

And if you know me-the word dandy is something I aspire to... Unless it is a reference to this past season of American Horror Story: Freakshow... Because then that makes it the worst

(Special thanks to Youtique Bridal for the video)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Etsy Eclectic

Etsy Eclectic: Yehudalight

I love home decor and the more custom you can make it the better it is... And nothing is more special and seductive than the right lighting in your living space; good for romance, intimate conversations with friends or something calming for a good cup of tea or fancy nightcap.

Plus if we have learned nothing from any and all home decor shows--LIGHTING IS A MUST.

I was surprised just browsing in Etsy when I realized that they had entire categories for things likes recycled material sofas, carved kitchen tables and handcrafted light fixtures like this:



Isn't this something moody and sweet to hang in a bedroom or a small reading nook? It practically whispers moody, arty and eclectic moments happen here with me... I can already see it on some design show with Candice Olson or Vern Yip as they put the finishing touches on a master suite or 

And the interesting thing about this company is all of the pieces are handmade in Israel-Tel Aviv by one artisan and his team--and they do more than just free hanging chandeliers with their floral motif.


The store does mirrors, hooks, and scones as well at what seem reasonable prices for unique works of art. I'm not sure how the shipping and handling effects the cost or if the store can do special orders but with their wide range of items it would be hard to not find something for those into the quirky and sweet.


I mean this stuff is truly special and I can't wait to have the perfect breakfast room or spa bathroom for something like this--such a conversation piece--and it's not glass so while it is fragile it can still take a slight beating.

Like when you accidentally hit with a piece of clothing as you strip down under it's sensual glow with someone special--or someone you met that night.... Who am I to judge?

(As always--I did not receive anything for writing about this store... It's cause I love the product)




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Street Style

Street Style Military Toppers




I love this look--military accents with jeans and soft shoes and tropical prints... I'm not sure how I feel about the pegged pants or the overly matching denim look-AKA Canadian Tuxedo--but I think the hat is just a fun twist on how to be military inspired.

It's that right combination of masculine and feminine between the hard materials, soft prints, rough accessories and crisp folds and lines. It's something both practical and stylish which is something can be really hard to pull in one's day to day look

Monday, February 16, 2015

Inspiration Monday

Inspiration Monday: Mahogany


Mahogany is one of my favorite films of all time--a splashy 70s epic about a young secretary who becomes a fashion model then a world renowned designer played by Diana Ross with Billy Dee Williams as her love interest... It is the soaped up, mostly Black version of the "The Way We Were" with issues mixed in with famous locales, high-end stars and the fashions...


I mean--this is living!!!!

This year the film turns 40--and besides hoping in vain for a big screen showing somewhere in Los Angeles--they are putting out a new version of the film on DVD.... Rumor is it will include amazing fashion stills from the picture, commentary on the looks as well as the tone of the film and all it really needs is a life-size poster or a candle as part of the box set.

Here is more on the new DVD set...

I love this film because it is an unlikely epic of fashion and romance set against racism and politics and features two of the biggest stars of its time serving a very sexual chemistry--and that isnt even talking about the Anthony Perkins playing straight!!!! (Which HAS to be seen). There is something oddly important about the film in all of its terrible camp, an earnest attempt to be a film for everybody and that is what I respect most of all about it as someone who comes from a group that doesn't get much in the way of mainstream films...

But before I get too serious--just watch the trailer

Saturday, February 14, 2015

A Little Romance

A Little Romance



I know I have posted pictures in the past of Louie Armstrong and his wife--their world tour of romance and trumpets is one of the most inspiring things I have ever seen... When you think of the time period these pictures were taken in, how black people were treated not just in the USA but around the world, there is something even more powerful and romantic about this brave show of who they were and how they loved... I can only wish for Johnno and I to be so brave

Happy Valentine's Day--love loud and proud