Tuesday, September 29, 2009

fashion week, nyc

fashion week, nyc
Originally uploaded by { andrew }

Georgia Jagger

Originally uploaded by hudson_jeans

Georgia Jagger is the new face of Hudson Jeans, she is the daughter of Mick Jagger as you can see by the lips. Gorgeous girl, very Bridgette Bardot.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Washington Square

What is it about New York. I went there last week for work and stayed in Grenwich Village, a half block from Washington Square park. It was balmy and my skinny jeans stuck to my legs as I walked throught the city in the evenings. I was constantly sweaty and slightly uncomfortable but it felt great to be warmed. I was blocks from some of the best restaurants in the city and one of my favorite neighborhoods to people watch and soak in the energy of the area. It was warm still and the city looked so green and alive. I was visiting for Fashion Coterie and loved every second of it.

Washington Square
Originally uploaded by verphotoman

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Upcoming Bay Area Dance Performances

Tango Dancers
Originally uploaded by -N-Root-

The dance season is coming underway and I am very excited to see some wonderful talent in the bay area in the next few months. Lines Ballet, ODC, Company C and Margaret Jenkins are a few companies that will take the stage soon in addition to SF Ballet. In the meantime, I thought this shot of tango dancers interwined is inspiring and so sensual.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Day In California Wine Country

A quick jaunt over the golden gate bridge and you reach bountiful wine country. It is my favorite way to escape...north...for sunshine, open land and fresh oxygen via the best greenery. We skipped over most of Napa, except for Domain Chandon for sparkling wine and the most beautiful grounds. I love anything covered in creeping ivy. We followed up with Alexander Valley at Geyser Peak and ended at Simi, among the most stunning tree-scaped grounds and my favorite white wines.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Crown and Crumpet

We enjoyed a late afternoon tea over the weekend at the Crown and Crumpet in Ghiradelli Square, San Francisco. The square has evolved its look by adding new quaint shops to peruse, wine tasting stops and sweet places like the one we entered for high tea that had a view overlooking the bay. They had a myriad of wonderful teas to sip with dainty de-crusted finger sandwiches, crumpets with salad, and baby sized cupcakes, brownies and other sweet treats. The decor was what created the fantasy tea haven for little girls and baby showers (though I did actually see a guy in the room). It was not your grandma's tea house, and there was even a sign that said no doilies allowed. Instead they had tasteful floral prints, modern lamps and decor that was simple and creative. My little Olivia loved the plate of toy candies they placed in front of her as she sipped imaginary tea and was hyped up on sugary treats.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

1938 Fashion

page from 1938 fashion catalogue
Originally uploaded by juffrouwjo

I came upon this Sears and Roebuck catalog ad. How wholesome and all-American, they look like they are living the dream. I guess that is what fashion is about, feeling wonderful and expressing your ideal self.