Tuesday, September 28, 2010
What is THE color this fall/winter season? -Irina
My motto this fall/year is WORK WITH WHAT YOU'VE GOT. Whatever is already in your closet. I got married and followed that motto and it seems to have liberated me. I wore a vintage dress that had been hanging in my closet since forever and old shoes etc. The thought is: If I didn't even need to buy stuff for my wedding - do I really NEED much that I don't already have? This nauseatingly perky/organic/thrifty goody-two-shoes thinking saves bucks and time.
That said, I have bought scarlet red shoes and a red belt and a red scarf. So Red. Scarlet red. Mixed with what you have.
Ps. Realizing I'm not saving any time what so ever. Still day dreaming about stuff I can not afford!
Last I heard, Jane was reading this, Juliet wished she ran this, Doris was failing cooking, Kate was off to Argentina and Eve, well Eve overdosed on internet intake and unplugged herself. I think she's at some farm in Vermont, growing organic cucumbers or carrots. I miss them!
Which living person do you most admire?
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What is your greatest extravagance?
What is your favorite journey?
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What is your greatest regret?
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
What is your current state of mind?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
What is your favorite occupation?
What is the quality you most like in a person?
What do you most value in your friends?
Who are your favorite writers?
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I keep watching this, mesmerized. The way Mads talks is so intriguing. So somber, so touching. And because Swedes are so afraid of upsetting Danes by not understanding them, I have to praise the courage of the person who insisted on subtitles in Swedish to help us even when this Dane is speaking in Swedish for once.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Dear the rest of the world, in Sweden, this is a fairly normal newspaper bill. It reads "The best and worst deals in the new IKEA catalog". Can you imagine this in any other country? Perhaps in Albania? Imagine New York Post screaming out "The best and the worst deals right now at Pottery Barn".
Monday, September 6, 2010
Also, try not to buy more dresses, although you LOVE dresses. Also share with the world your admiration for the model doing that pose, so much harder than it looks. Didn't manage do get it down at all and I tried. She had long beautiful piano fingers though.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
My birthday is coming up (TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH) and though I have everything anyone could need and more, I still yearn for a pair of nice boots and these would kind of do it for me. So APC, you know I've done a lot of free marketing for you and if you believe in karma and would like to return the favor, let nothing stop you!