Who knew Tipper Gore was such a marvelous photographer? Mrs. Former-Vice President recently launched a photography website showing off her skillz behind the lens.
She explains, “When I’m photographing the natural world, I feel connected to life itself, and share a desire to preserve our heritage. I love photography because it deepens my profound respect for the variety and graphic beauty of nature. Whether it’s involvement in a project about homelessness in America or photographing glaciers, wildlife, and landscapes, I hope to bring awareness, of both the problems and the treasures in our world. Perhaps, in a small way, this can contribute to a greater understanding.”
Here is one of my favorites, because bicycles + colored ponchos + rainy streets = you can’t go wrong:
The past couple of mornings, I have had to do more driving than normal, but it wasn’t so bad thanks to the wonderfulness that is iTunes Genius. It is truly, a genius.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Soft Shock
Animal Collective – My Girls
Peter Bjorn and John – Nothing to Worry About
Lykke Li – I’m Good, I’m Gone
Passion Pit – Little Secrets
Bloc Party – Signs (AVH Remix)
The Bird and The Bee – My Love
Phoenix – Fences
Fleet Foxes – Ragged Wood
The Duke Spirit – The Step and the Walk
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks
Lykke Li – Dance Dance Dance
The National – Mistaken for Strangers
Andrew Bird – Oh No
Bat for Lashes – Daniel Florence and the Machine – Dog Days Are Over*
Today is an extremely welcome Friday, and I am welcoming Labor Day with widely opened arms. It has been a quiet one at the office today what with half the guys gone Bachelor Partying, and with the boyfriend out of town I plan on spending an exorbitant amount of my long weekend catching up on my book-reading as well as performing some blog maintenance (now that I am folding TechDarling into it). I foresee a beach in my near future, along with much-needed girls’ nights.
What you are seeing below is NOT a volcano, but rather, the smoke from the wildfires that have taken over Los Angeles for the past week. It breaks my heart to think of the thousands who have lost their homes and belongings, in addition to the two firemen who lost their lives attempting to control the blaze.
Brandon Riza captured some sped up footage of the smoke, and it makes me sick thinking that I am breathing that in every waking moment. Wildfires = suck.
What is a moment? How long does it last? Our lives are made up of trillions of moments, one after the other, some mundane, some life-changing and magnificent. This video is a celebration of life, a collage of all the little moments that seem so insignificant as they’re happening. It’s really quite humbling and inspiring, and in a way, puts everything into perspective. Cherish the good times. Have hope during the bad times – “this too shall pass.”
This was directed by Will Hoffman, inspired by David Eagleman’s book, Sum, and presented by Radioloab. See more from William Hoffman at anyoneeverything.com.
Her royal highness, Anna Wintour, took time out of her busy schedule to appear on David Letterman to promote The September Issue. Best part of the interview is after she finishes talking about how much she appreciates hard work and the creativity that goes into making an issue of Vogue, David gets right to it and asks, “Have you… ever put someone in a headlock?” Her reply: “Maybe you.”
I came close to spontaneous combustion when I saw the trailer for The September Issue in theatres this weekend. I’m not sure how I missed the buzz about this online (what kind of a blogger am I?) but I’m making up for it now. The full-length documentary chronicles American VOGUE Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour as she puts together the Sept 2007 issue, which is the thickest, most looked-forward-to issue of the year. As the trailer says, in the world of fashion, the year begins with September.
As snaky as Anna is (they wrote The Devil Wears Prada about her, for crying out loud), she has current and future fashion trends in the palm of her hands. If you have any love for fashion, you can’t help but have respect for her (even with that highly outdated hairstyle). When it comes to fashion, she is IT. Aside from that, she’s completely neurotic, which makes for great entertainment. Bring it on!!
The film debuted at Sundance but they held the NYC premiere last night. Here’s the trailer.
Of all the places I’ve been and cities I’ve spent time in, New York has got to be my favorite. Perhaps it’s because I’m a 20-something who craves energy and creativity, but something about being in New York makes me feel so ALIVE! I lived there for a couple of months back in 2005, but due to the timing, I left very prematurely. Moving to a strange new city (even when you’ve visited umpteen thousand times) in the midst of a quarter-life crisis is either a really good idea, or a really bad idea. In my case, a bad idea, and I have a plethora of drunken memories to prove it. But given the opportunity, under the right circumstances, I’d move back in a heartbeat. Every time I visit the city it just melts my heart like nothing else – even with the smelly summer sidewalk trash and LES cockroaches.
The new film New York, I Love You seems to be more of a collection of love stories about human beings, but I can’t help but think that each character’s love for the city makes it just a little bit more special. Check out the neverending cast and crew list on this film. The trailer is pretty cute, made even cuter by the use of French band Phoenix, who released what is one of my favorite albums of 2009 so far.
It will be in theaters this fall… just in time for me to begin hating LA for its lack of seasons, just as I do every year.
Stripper heels. I’ve never been a big fan of completely raunchy looking high heels, but I have been known to wear a pair or two of towering shoes in my day. I don’t think you’ll be catching me in any of these redonkulous pairs of shoes from various designers’ Fall 09 collections (modeled below by editors of NY Mag)… and it’s not just because I can’t afford them!
To be honest, I’ve worn more flats in the last year or so than I have since before I was old enough to wear heels. Ballet flats are particularly nice, as are sandals that feel like you’re walking barefoot and knee-high flat riding boots. I’m pretty sure it’s doing my future 60 yr-old knees a favor, too.
Despite the highly coveted and respected Anna Wintour (Editor-In-Chief of VOGUE, for all you n00bs) making a “heels are out” statement by wearing a pair of flat sandals in public, I still don’t think I’ll be giving up my heels anytime soon.
I should really start updating my personal blog more. When you blog for a living, you don’t always feel like coming and “talking about your life,” you’d rather just live it. But being the person I am, a talkative one who has 5,000 different interests, hobbies and passions, I can’t afford NOT to share things with whoever may be reading this. And at the very least, I want to look back on what I am thinking/feeling/loving at the moment.
My newest obsession is Tim Walker, an English fashion photographer. I recently came across a post on strawberry lemonade about Walker’s work and was intrigued. I’ve spotted his work in past fashion editorials (when I had more time to be trolling things like that, before I had a job that consumes my life), but I’ve never truly investigated his work. I am thoroughly in love with the above dress lantern image, and several others that I’ve found.
If anyone that loves me is reading this, they will get me thesebooks for my birthday.