It’s that time of year again and I’m taking it all in from the help of this internet and a thing called live stream? I’m not sure exactly what it is but I can watch these runway shows without ever leaving my bed. (My silver lining to not actually being there.)
I love Creatures of the Wind for their use of earthy tones and leather but making it more utilitarian and not at all bohemian, this time with a touch of 90s MTV prints.
Tadashi Shoji because I love great gowns, especially of the lace Russian princess variety.
Timo Weiland held on to the notion that women’s menswear kicks ass especially when it involves aviator bomber jackets and that a windowpane/dreamatorium check pantsuit can look just as good as plaid. And while the wallpaper jacquard was a bit misplaced, I dream of potentially blending in with your grandma’s wall.
In case you haven’t heard I volunteered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival! I was among the first year volunteers who did not get Sundance sponsored housing. In that, I stayed in a hostel with 25 other volunteers and attendees for $45 a night.
My first day was spent circling around the Sundance volunteer headquarters in the slush with a giant suitcase trying to find the right bus to the hostel I’d be living in for the next ten days. Luckily, the volunteer and staff party had an open bar.
The next ten days were filled with fruit cocktail for breakfast, a lot of High West whiskey, free live music, free Stella, and bagels from the Sundance bagel goddess. Oh and a lot of films. And while it was sometimes very disheartening to wait two hours for a film, it was always worth it and I managed to see about 15 films. Although, that doesn’t even compare to one volunteer’s 44 films.
A few of my 15:
We Are What We Are
Director: Jim Mickle
A movie about two daughters who try to fight life as cannibals.
Kill Your Darlings
Director: John Krokidas
Daniel Radcliffe plays a young Alan Ginsburg in a film about a murder that sparked the beginning of the Beat revolution.
Director and Screenwriter: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
The first movie adaptation of a David Sedaris essay about when he spent the summer after college working at an orchard in Oregon.
Director: Zal Batmanglij
Brit Marling plays a spy who’s hired to follow an anarchy group called The East and find out their next “jam” and stop it.
Director & Screenwriter: Ryan Coogler
Michael B. Jordan stars in Fruitvale-winner of the grand jury prize-as Oscar Grant, a black man who was unnecessarily shot and killed by a cop in a train station. This was based on a true event that occurred back in 2009.
I have spent the last two weeks in Park City, UT for Sundance and plan on getting my shit together so I can share a few details of my Sundance experience on this blog of mine. But in the meantime, here’s a picture of an outfit I wore a few days before I left for Park City.
Coat; Asos//Blue Dress; H&M//Lace Dress; Alloy//Boots; Aldo//Hat; H&M
Nine days into the new year, how does it feel? I didn’t make any resolutions because I didn’t think we’d make it this far. What are resolutions anyway but a media scheme to bring down your self-esteem and make you feel you didn’t do all that you could to better yourself the year before like lose those extra pounds chilling around your waist? I mean I guess I could have not eaten that many pizzas. And I guess I could have taken my dog on longer walks. There’s also that yoga class I never but meant to sign up for. I also don’t think I let my chain hit my chest while banging on the dashboard. I didn’t read 50 Shades of Grey either! Not that I ever planned to but it is a highly acclaimed book that I intentionally unintentionally avoided.
Damn, I guess I should go walk my dog now.
Blouse, Victoria’s Secret pajama blouse//Dog Skirt, Target//Pearl Tie Necklace, Mother’s closet//Shoes, Aldo
Mary Katrantzou created killer looks by using your postage. That’s pretty cool. Maybe the Venezuela cape can assist in flying to Venezuela. If that doesn’t work, I’m sure the postage will get you there.
Meadham Kirchhoff did Disney princess meets Marie Antoinette. So many bows and layers. Excess is IN you guys and I want in on it if it involves Meadham Kirchhoff. Although, you know every piece will do even the most basic outfits justice on its own.
Temperley London kept it as feminine and elegant as possible which is nice, I can always dig some elegance. The second look from left reminds me of the final scene in The Graduate.