Thursday, December 24, 2009

xmas in new york





Tuesday, December 22, 2009

watching: how to marry a millionaire

 After a big snowstorm on Saturday, we were sort of snowed in on Sunday. Luckily I was blessed with some great film classics like Doctor Zhivago and  How to Marry a Millionaire- one of my all-time favorite movies. If you haven't seen this already, you should. Trust me.

Watch the trailer here

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Watching: Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago! The source for one of our favorite styles,
"A Violent Sensual Sensitive Girl..."
The passion! The romance! The drama! Julie Christie! It's really really long, and just a little cheesy, but great for a snowy Sunday with nothing to do...

Friday, December 18, 2009

 "although she feels she is a stranger in the house, she is not a stranger in this room. this room is her own, and it is the only place where she knows exactly who she is, and whom she is fighting against, and she would like to remain in it forever"
-shopgirl, steve martin

(photo courtesy of so much to tell you)

ok, and just a bit more from shopgirl-
"he continues his quest elsewhere for a single appropriate love with occasional dates, road trips, and flirtations, but he continues to care about mirabelle in a way that he cannot explain. his love for her is not the crazy love he expects to feel, the swinging delirious rhapsody that he has promised himself. this love is of a different kind, and he searches his mind for its definition"

that's it for the quotes- i didn't want to give too much away, but i truly love this story. it makes me feel warm inside.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

spinning a cocoon

"he never complicates a desire by overthinking it, unlike mirabelle, who spins a cocoon around an idea until it is immobile"
-shopgirl, steve martin

i identify all too well with this quote.

(photo courtesy of hannah & landon)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sometimes Always

love this song.

Monday, December 14, 2009

loving: ruby A/W 2010

"ruby is the feeling of innocence, play, magic, and love."

i am loving everything by ruby. i want it all...plain & simple.

warm, snuggly things

 diamond hunter scarf, mary meyer $90

a girl can dream, can't she?
osaka bay cloak, lindsey thornburg, $995


colorblock wrap, deena & ozzy, $48

Friday, December 11, 2009

the criterion collection.


Over the last few years, we have been making our way through the Criterion Collection- the definitive list of important, classic & contemporary films. One day we will have the complete library. But just as important as the films themselves- is the cover art. Simply genius design. Thanks to Adam for bringing it to my attention...he is, after all, my in-house graphic design aficionado.

All images via Grain Edit

Thursday, December 10, 2009

alexandra grecco

 i am in love with every single thing by brooklyn-based alexandra grecco. i am especially swooning over the razzle dazzle tap shorts- perfectly scandalous for a holiday party or even just dancing around the house singing show tunes.  another favorite is the irma vep wrap dress- so soft & romantic, but also sexy- in an emmanuelle sort of way.
visit the alexandra grecco shop here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

marie laforet

The lovely French songstress...Marie Faforet. I knew her from the 1960 film "Plein Soleil" (the original Talented Mr. Ripley), but I had no idea she was a singer until Adam became obsessed with her overnight...thanks to the awesome girl dj's, The Nouvellas, at the Bust Holiday Craftacular. 
Her cover of "Paint it Black"  is Adam's favorite new song- listen here.

juliette greco


Juliette Greco is our latest French singer obsession.  She lived (or lives - she's still alive) a life that you couldn't make up.  As a young teenager she fought in the French Resistance against the Nazi occupation.  After the war, she hung around Paris with Jean-Paul Sartre and the other existentialists, smoking and philosophizing at Cafe de Flore and Les Deux Magots, becoming a through and through Bohemian.  She acted in Jean Cocteau films, read poetry at Le Tabou, got married to a famous New Wave actor (Michel Piccoli), and she recorded records; amazing, soulful records first in a folk style, and then later, in the 60s in a more grand style, aligning herself (although not quite) with the French Yeh-Yeh signers we love so much - Sylvie Vartan, Francoise Hardy, Chantal Goya.  Her whole life seems like a mini-history of France from WWII.  That one person could have participated in all the sacred parts of French life is almost unbelievable, but here she is.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

must see: an education

"you have no idea how boring everything was before i met you."

"action is character. if we never did anything, we wouldn't be anybody."

adam & i saw "an education" yesterday. i honestly didn't know what it was about at all. i had seen film stills and i knew the script was written by nick hornby, but that was it.  30 seconds in, i knew it was going to be one of my favorite films. you have to see it.
watch the trailer here
the film closes with "smoke without fire" by Duffy.  listen here.
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