Rodarte’s costume for Black Swan at MOCA: States of Matter by Autumn de Wilde
I need/want to do these things.
Patti Smith, Just Kids
(She’s a genius and the book is absolutely stunning. More quotes and a review to come. Gah.)
My sister exposed me to this poem, and I’m ever thankful.
Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata:
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
I love fashion. It’s art you can wear, for goodness sakes.
Anyway, I’ve been completely floored by the couture shows I’ve seen premiere this week, especially Armani Privé and Christian Dior. One is sixties modern, the other is 2060 modern. Both are absolutely, unexpectedly gorgeous. Visit the links and watch the looks move. Seriously.
I also threw in a couple of Jill Sander pieces from the 2011 ready-to-wear collection. I love stripes. I couldn’t help myself.
Dior and Armani photos by Yannis Vlamos. Jill Sander photos by Monica Feudi.
All photos from Style.com.
Confession: I steal paint samples whenever I can.
I guess it isn’t stealing (since they’re free), but I don’t use them for their intended purposes. I use them for bookmarks!
Don’t ask me why, but bookmarks have always mattered to me. I like them plain, not to compete with the book covers. I like them sturdy, because I use and reuse them. I like to be able to match or complement the colors of the books themselves. Maybe I’m a little too visual/OCD.
Anyway, as far as I’m concerned, the best bookmarks in the world can be found in the paint aisle of your local hardware store. The names aren’t bad either - Bumble Bee, Orchid Bouquet, Fired Steel, Dive In, Green Fancy, Transatlantic, Freckles.
Emma Donoghue’s Room: Dueling perspectives; Ignorance versus terror. Perfect, real child’s voice.
Emma Donoghue’s Room:
Ignorance versus terror.
Perfect, real child’s voice.