Monday, November 30, 2009

sales and such

ok...i usually reserve sales & secret exclusives for my mailing list customers (because i love you all so much and you deserve it), but i decided to throw a last minute "Cyber Monday" sale, even if i hate the term itself, or any term using the word "cyber".  but enough items are on sale for TODAY only in our Every Little Counts etsy shop and the Dreams Never End vintage shop. If you are looking for any special deals on the official Every Little Counts website, including the entire autumn/ winter collection, you will have to sign up for our mailing's the only way;) OR become an adoring fan on Facebook. 

p.s..i hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. adam & i escaped the city and ran up to connecticut and massachusetts to visit with our families. we ate lots of great vegetarian things, played with our 2 adorable nephews, read the paper, stayed off of the computer (for the most part), and tried to relax until we had to get back in the car and drive ourselves back to brooklyn. i really could have really used a longer break. oh well.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

channeling: catherine deneuve

what i loved from the decemeber issue of Bazaar...

jumpsuit, stella mccartney. cuff, balenciaga.

blouse, gianfranco ferre. skirt, tory burch. bag, miu miu. shoes, versus. tights, fogal.
blouse, louis vuitton. skirt & belt, marc jacobs.

sweater, celine. blouse, dkny. pants, valentino. clutch, ferragamo. swarovski- crystal chain bangles, ben-amun by isaac manevitz. crystal bangles, janis by janis savitt.
jacket, michael kors. top & skirt, d&g. necklace, louis vuitton. cuff, burberry. bag, balenciaga.

this entire spread made me think of catherine deneuve back in the 70's and 80's.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My First Crush

it's not even 9am, but this morning has been a morning full of love. i stumbled upon this video by julia pott on efforescence, which put a smile on my grumpy, groggy face and has now become my new favorite thing. but there's more! before i saw this little video,  i thought this was my new favorite thing, and then this (via ducks like tea.)  i don't know about you, but crushing was one of my favorite past times...daydreams, letters, poetry, story writing. it is all now horrifically embarrassing but at the time it was so...serious.

Monday, November 23, 2009

gigi gaston: the black flower


 adam & i finally trekked over to chelsea this past weekend to see "Josh Gosfield: Gigi Gaston, the Black Flower." seeing this show has been on my to-do list since i heard about it the beginning of last month.

"Josh Gosfield has assembled the definitive archive devoted to the 1960s French pop star Gigi Gaston. Gigi’s music and the spectacle of her tragic life riveted the public through the 60s and 70s. The exhibition documents her life and loves with archival photographs, posters, record covers, magazine and newspaper articles, a music video shot by Jean- Luc Godard, documentary footage, and assorted ephemera. We see her Gypsy family’s escape from Bulgaria, her affair with her stepbrother, her first guitar, her rise up (and fall down) the charts,  the car crashes, funerals, love triangles and the murder trial. All this played out in a garish media spotlight before the insatiable eyes of her public."

 walking through the gallery, you become fully immersed in this ephemera and you begin to wonder why you have never heard of her, and then it all becomes clear- it's all fiction! but that video really did look like a Godard piece. this entire life that you just became consumed by was a creation. it was all an elaborate scheme directed by Josh Gosfield with the help of actors, stylists,  make up artists, and photoshop. genius.

you have 2 more days to see this exhibit before it closes.
521 w. 23rd st.
new york, ny

Sunday, November 22, 2009

love in bushwick

just stumbled upon this on a walk through the neighborhood. 

Friday, November 20, 2009

i want it all.

S/S '10 from Duskin
if i had all the money in the world, i would buy everything.
(check out the Duskin blog too...very cool)

i am wondering why i haven't heard of Family Affairs until now. thank you to Sally Jane Vintage for showing me the way. Family Affairs is designed by a mother and daughter team, one based in NYC and the other in Switzerland. how sweet is that? the lookbook is truly amazing. and then the smiths, the cure, and inxs references only make me want it all even more. be sure to check out the archive for sale items.

beauiful, ethereal dresses from Ida Sjösted.  these dresses have me wanting to get married again.
i think mallory from where the lovely things are put if perfectly- "The dresses are very Sofia Coppola-esque. In that, I mean that they look rather.... Marie Antoinette meets The Virgin Suicides."

the jeepers creepers jumpsuit may not be the most practical article of clothing, but i love it. i love it in a bianca jagger/ studio 54 sorta way. i really, really, really love it. i especially love the deep low as you can go back.  however, as kick ass as this girl looks, really...could she really walk down the street like that?  i think instead i would laze around the house in it. definitely good sexy stuff for around the house.

anyway...this limited edition jumpsuit is by the 4th & bleeker label. australian made. available for pre-order now.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

lovers on the run: vol. 6

"It's not gonna mean anything if we don't make it together"


Ok, this is the last of the lovers on the run series.  The Getaway has extra special meaning for me since Adam & I did a project together (back in his days in the CalArts MFA program) which involved the two of us, a video camera, and some dialogue from this movie. But in any case- The Getaway...Steve McQueen is "Doc" McCoy (need I say more) and Ali MacGraw is his wife Carol- looking flawless and chic- even when crawling around in a dumpster.  There's a bank robbery, there's bad guys, double crossing, and car chases...but somehow they make it out alive. out for the surprising cute but annoying Sally Struthers.

Monday, November 16, 2009

lovers on the run: vol. 5

"You didn't believe we'd always be in love."


Pierre le Fou! Jean- Luc Godard! Anna Karina! Jean- Paul Belmondo! Totally weird and bizarre, but I'm into it.

"I never told you I'd love you all my life. Oh my love, you never swore to adore me all your life. We never made promises like that, knowing me knowing you. We never thought we ever would be caught by love fickle as we were. And yet, and yet, step by step, without a word between us, bit by bit, feelings slipped between our merry mingle bodies and words of love rose to our naked lips. Bit by bit lots of words of love began to mingle gently with our kisses. How many words of love? I never would have thought I'd always want you. Oh my love, we never would have thought we two could live together and not get bored. Wake up every morning and be just as surprised to be just as happy in the same bed, desire nothing more than that oh so banal pleasure of feeling so good to be together. And yet, and yet, step by step without a word between us, bit by bit our feelings bound us tight in spite of ourselves, bound us tight forever Feelings stronger than any words of love known or unknown. Feelings so wild and so strong. Feelings we never thought were possible before. Don't ever promise to adore me all your life. Let's not make promises like that knowing me knowing you. Let's keep the feeling that this love of ours, this love of ours, will be short and sweet."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

lovers on the run: vol. 4

"The strangest damned gang you ever heard of. They're young. They're in love. They rob banks."

So obvious. But so good.

"You've heard the story of Jesse James / Of how he lived and died / If you're still in need / Of something to read / Here's the story of Bonnie and Clyde. / Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow gang / I'm sure you all have read / How they rob and steal / And those who squeal / Are usually found dyin' or dead. / They call them cold-hearted killers / They say they are heartless and mean / But I say this with pride / That I once knew Clyde / When he was honest and upright and clean. / But the laws fooled around / Kept takin' him down / And lockin' him up in a cell / Till he said to me: "I'll never be free / So I'll meet a few of them in Hell." / If a policeman is killed in Dallas / And they have no clue to guide / If they can't find a fiend / They just wipe their slate clean / And hang it on Bonnie and Clyde / If they try to act like citizens / And rent them a nice little flat / About the third night / They're invited to fight / By a sub-guns' rat-a-tat-tat. / Some day, they'll go down together / They'll bury them side by side / To a few, it'll be grief / To the law, a relief / But it's death for Bonnie and Clyde."
-bonnie parker,  Bonnie & Clyde

Saturday, November 14, 2009

lovers on the run: vol. 3

True Romance. For Sure.

"I had to come all the way from the highway and byways of Tallahassee, Florida to Motor City, Detroit to find my true love. If you gave me a million years to ponder, I would never have guessed that true romance and Detroit would ever go together. And til this day, the events that followed all still seems like a distant dream. But the dream was real and was to change our lives forever. I kept asking Clarence why our world seemed to be collapsing and things seemed to be getting so shitty. And he'd say, "that's the way it goes, but don't forget, it goes the other way too." That's the way romance is... Usually, that's the way it goes, but every once in awhile, it goes the other way too."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

lovers on the run: vol. 2

"He wanted to die with me and I dreamed of being lost forever in his arms."

"Our time with each other was limited and each lived for the precious hours when he or she could be with the other, away from all the cares of the world."

"Kit made a solemn vow that he would always stand beside me and let nothing come between us. He wrote this out in writing, put the paper in a box with some of our little tokens and things, then sent it off in a balloon he'd found while on the garbage route. His heart was filled with longing as he watched it drift off. Something must've told him that we'd never live these days of happiness again, that they were gone forever."

Badlands is one of our favorite movies from the "lovers on the run" series, a twisted but beautifully shot and narrated story of man (Kit) who goes on a multi-state killing spree, while seducing a young girl (Holly) to come along with him.  Long, sad shots of the empty, empty midwest, strange and violent interactions with the townspeople, and a haunting voice-over narrative by Sissey Spacek make this a very poetic film.  Holly's naive and romantic comments take everything we see on the screen and turn into a moving, innocent journey.  At the end, though, Holly leaves us only with Kit's violence, and the illusion of love is shattered.  The style in this film is great - the 1950's as seen through the 1970's, and the gauzy, hazy shots make it all seem like a dream...

Monday, November 9, 2009

lovers on the run: vol.1



Lovers on the run- one of my favorite film genres and huge inspiration behind our new collection. So I got to thinking about my favorite films from this genre and decided to do a series of posts about them all...

No.1 is "À Tout de Suite,"a 2004 film by Benoît Jacquot, an homage to French New Wave starring Isild Le Besco and Ouassini Embarek (very sexy- he was also in The Good Thief). The story begins in 1970's Paris with Lili- a bored and spoiled art student, who spends her time "doodling and daydreaming".  Her life takes a wild and drastic turn when she meets the young and mysterious Morroccan, Bada. She falls instantly in love and a violent and reckless adventure begins, continuing on through Spain, Morocco, and Greece. I saw this film back when it was released in 2004 and it just stuck with me. Just like all lovers on the run films, this one is romantic, impulsive, dangerous, and adventurous. But it's also French (love the New Wave styling), exotic, and young.

-"this small, nearly perfect film is really about the sad chains of events that can follow when people foolishly surrender to their dumbest romantic impulses."
stephen holden,
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