Carousel: Week Ending 29th January 2010
Hello from FREEZING COLD New York! “Right Now: 20° F. Feels Like: 3° F.” (That’s -6.67°C & -16.11°C to YOU!!!) I am so not going outside today. This morning’s coffee expedition was ridiculous, I felt like Roald Amundsen!
Like I said yesterday, I lost this week’s Carousel with my computer failure on Tuesday. BOO! Here’s what I came up with in the interim…
Let’s kick off with Black & WTF.
Why we should forget about world peace. Ugh, this is so good. David rules hard. He’s in NZ right now, too! You should email him & offer to take him out for coffee, ’cause I would if I could.
The Scottish Male Virgo Cleaner is for hire…
What Is Couture? A very stylish lesson from Fashionista.
With a slow-strutting synth and mournful angelic hums, Rosen manages to convert the young croonster’s sing-songy discontent into something straight off of the Virgin Suicides soundtrack. Absolutely mesmerizing–don’t miss out on this.
See? Go forth & download. It is fantastic.
Help find Cinnabun! Jesse James’ dog, Cinnabun, is missing. She is beautiful. I hope she gets found soon!
Anya alerted me to the Auckland Street Style blog! This makes me feel really homesick! I used to live on Victoria Street (above Whitcoulls!) so I recognise all of these places! I used to spend a lot of time on High Street. & look at the beautiful weather! Ahhh! Is there a Wellington street style blog? ‘Cause there should be…
I was sent a Giraffe Ink t-shirt not too long ago & it is adorable. Even better, 35% of the profits get donated to Daniel’s favourite charity, so it’s cute & ethical! Le bonus!
“Travel To Care is your intimate guide to an inspirational, authentic & responsible holiday.” There are hotels in Bangladesh, India & Nepal listed, it’s awesome, have a look! (Thanks, Latha!)
I love Karl Lagerfeld’s “neon baroque” SS10 collection for Chanel. See it here & below. “I saw it in a dream & I made the sketches… An electronic flash in my head at five o’clock one morning. Silver & pastel. It’s the first time in my whole career I’ve done a collection without black or navy. There’s not one gold button.” It’s all very psychedelic ladies who lunch, n’est-ce pas? Neon baroque is a wonderful way of putting it. I love you Karl.
PSFK presents Good Ideas Salon with Seth Godin on February 4th at Soho House. If you can swing a ticket, you should absolutely go. I have seen him speak before & it is magnificent.
LaterBro.com (love the name!) is a way of scheduling Twitter or Facebook updates to post later. Excellent. Though this would be best for psychics, I imagine… Hee.
Pants for kids & parents by Matt Brown. Oh my god, best.
Jacket + Bookmark. GENIUS. Love the Alice in Wonderland combo.
Jane from Sea of Shoes was in Vanity Fair! So exciting. The photo is beautiful, too.
The Sartorialist shot Kanye West & got some flack for it. I think it’s a good portrait though.
Painting Coats — playing with other people’s art. “If you really wanna play with the Fafinettes, you’d better be either witty or talented…”
15 Places To Visit This Decade from le Huffington Post.
Bittersweet is a cooking blog with a sense of humour. “Bringing sugar, happiness and delights to one person at a time. And probably spreading diabetes too.”
If you’re in New York for fashion week, come to Evolving Influence! There are workshops & panels on fashion blog marketing, the business of blogging, navigating blog ethics & the future of fashion blogging. I’m speaking on the business of blogging panel at 1pm, & I’d love to meet you! It’s going to be an amazing day, with some real blog superstars, & I’m so thrilled to be involved!
I’m also presenting an award at Fashion 2.0 Social Media Awards & New York Fashion Week Kickoff Reception. Again with the would-love-to-see-you! RSVP at the link, & come say hi!
Pee-Wee gets an iPad… ahahah.
Surely this is the best book title ever… “Lady, that’s my skull!”
Okay beautiful… Stay cozy!