Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Worth another look

When was the last time you watched Natural Born Killers? If, like me, you haven't seen it since it was in theatres in 1994, it might be high time to watch it again. I remember that it was pretty controversial when it came out, and it's still a crazy movie, but I guess it didn't spawn a host of copy cats like people feared. It's kind of like a trippy, frantic music video, and all of the hyper-violence still shocks me, but I loved watching it. For one thing, the music is awesome. I used to have the soundtrack, and I love the Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Jane's Addiction, L7 etc. Quite a moment in time. Grade nine, I guess.

Also, the clothes that Juliette Lewis's character, Mallory wears, are so sweet. Kind of little-girl trashy meets cowboy stripper. I love the wedding scene (above) where she has on the floral dress and the long veil and the crimped blond wig. Watching it reminded me what good actors both Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis (and Robert Downey Jr, and Tommy Lee Jones...) are. They don't do many movies, but when they do, those characters really stick in my head. A much better approach to a career than most actors have, I'd say.

Cool car in the movie too. The fact that they drive a 1970 Dodge Challenger legitimized the whole movie for Karl!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Photoshoot Madness

Ch-ch-check me out as Kelly's little vampire doll. She's such a great photographer, obviously I do not look this good in other photos. I think it had something to do with the light too, that soft 6 pm glow. Have a look at her many talents here and here.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Weekend Shenanigans

My weekend started off with an amazing meal with my friends at an Iranian restaurant on Davie called Darchin. It was so delicious; one of those meals that when you're done you just want to start all over again!

Then we played Scattergories and had some drinks and laughed like hyenas. Board games can be so fun if you are in that kind of mood. Now we are on the quest for Pictionary!

Night time pictures. I LOVE this dress. It may be my thrift find of the decade. It's Tadashi and the body is really thick stretchy fabric, and I know it shows my lumps but I don't care. The shoulders are so frickin' great, almost a little homage to MJ, as someone pointed out last night!

And today was pretty fun too. I did a little photoshoot with my amazing hairdresser Kelly. She's a super-talented artist and photographer too, and she wanted me to be her doll, which I was into because I got to model some of my seldom worn favorites. Stay tuned for pictures. Below is a crappy shot I took. Just a little hint...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lazy Hazy Summer Days

Let's have some more...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Funny shoes and blue flowers

They're plastic gardening clogs, OK? They do not leave the perimeter of the property.
Even if they totally match the dress.

I was picking hydrangeas and eating peas. Damn, look at all those weeds around the peas.

I just love the variations of the shades of blue.

The white roses are from the huge shrubs in the front that are so laden they look like snow drifts. I don't know what kind of roses they are, but the almost form a hedge.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ha Ha, Ugly

Wow, rarely do I see a collection that is just so wrong. I mean, I often don't like collections, or don't get it, or know it's just not for me, but I feel like the Tory Burch Resort 2010 collection is just bad. Not like evil, but badly done. If your size zero model appears not to have a waist in any of the styles, who might this look good on?

It's like she decided the do the classic Chanel suit as re imagined by Satan. Huge patch pockets on the belly? Sweet.

This picture makes me think of poor Jessica Simpson being accused of getting fat in the tabloids.

Wrong. Lazy. Depressing.

This one just makes me laugh. It's like she brought her home-made Renaissance fair tunic to throw on after a garden party.

I think this is what happens when Tory Burch (Upper East Side preppy socialite) tries to be artsy.

Do I sound mean today? I'm not trying to be; I'm actually in a really positive mood. This collection just kind of boggled my mind.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Art on the Street

Thanks to a wonderful series of totally unpredictable coincidences, I found myself in front of my favorite street art with my camera in my purse.

I love this thing (mural? piece? collage?). I see it everyday as I go by on the bus, and was worried that it would disappear before I had the chance to document it. Part of it got ripped off a while ago, hence the "art thieves suck" addition.

It kind of changes and grows and morphs, so it's fun to see it evolve as I pass by everyday.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Parsley in the Foreground

If this dress was yellow and polyester, I would be certain it was made from 70's curtains. It's white and cotton, so it just gives me the feeling that it is. A guy working at the gas station complemented my on the cuff and wanted to know what stone it was. I'm surprised he noticed.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Swan Complex?

When I was doing the Prague post, the swan pictures were in a folder aptly named Swans. Seems I had enough pictures with swans in them, that I had randomly come across, to warrant a folder. Is that weird? I also have a Straw folder. What's my deal?

Do you have any odd themes going in your photo files?

Sunday, June 21, 2009


I was looking at our pictures from Europe the other day and picking out some of my favorites from each city. Then I realized that I had some pictures from a magazine editorial that was shot in Prague, so I thought I'd post them together.

It's such a beautiful city. Everywhere you look there's something special, from the intricately cobbled sidewalks to the Art Nouveau flourishes.

And yes, plenty of swans.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Belated B-day Shout Out

Happy Birthday to the lovely (and lovlier by the year, might I add) Miss Krista. You threw a superlative Hawaiian bash last night, which is my only excuse for why I didn't post this yesterday!

All the rest of my pictures turned out pretty wretchedly, but I like the drunken sparklers and cake vibe of this one. I thought later we should have posed everyone together for a big group photo like lame children. Maybe next year!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Eye Candy of the Sweetest Sort

pictures from Paris Vogue, courtesty of fashioncopious.com

Thursday, June 18, 2009

In Leiu of Strawberries

I was going to post a big juicy picture of a bowl of strawberries. Fresh, local, delicious strawberries. But then I realized that there were only a few left in the bottom of the bowl - not so photogenic. I implore you, go buy some. They are the best treat and the good ones are only around for a few weeks.

So instead you get two pictures of me looking quite tired,

A scratch and sniff worthy rose,

And a candid kitty on the front steps.