Friday, November 30, 2012

Holy Motors

Question: What do all these images have in common?

Answer:  Amazingly, they are all from the same movie.  After a recommendation from a trusted friend, I went to see Holy Motors this week.  It was crazy.  It's a totally surreal French movie and everything from the cast to the "plot" is bizarre and puzzling and mesmerizing.  Definitely worth watching, but I walked out feeling like I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS.  One of those movies where either I'm way too dense to "get it", or it's not about "getting".  It was an experience, that's for sure, and worth every penny and every minute of confusion.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Josephine van Delden for Gala Germany

I feel like I've lost my blogging mojo lately.  It's been a long, strange week, and it's hard to get inspired by anything when my mind is miles away.  I'm sure that this mood will pass, and it's probably also the change of the seasons.  We had such a brilliant late summer and early fall that it's a real drag to be getting these dark, cold, rainy days, though really, this is Vancouver; it's our normal.  Anyway, maybe I'll get a big burst of holiday cheer next month and that will shake things up. 

And this should be a good weekend - my good friend is visiting for a few days.  Usually when he's here he's just touring with his band, and he comes and goes in less than a day, but this time he'll be here a little longer and we'll have time for more of a visit than usual.  Another thing to look forward to: one of my best friends will be popping out baby number three in the next couple of weeks (I bet before the end of the month) and I can't wait to see him!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Vintage Beauty

Some magical day I will find a dress like this in a thrift store, and I can retire from thrift-shopping.  I spent a bunch of time this weekend purging multiple closets and trying to find better storage options than cardboard boxes over-flowing with clothes I don't wear.  It's hard to get rid of certain pieces and as long as they are stored tidily and out of the way I don't feel too bad about having some sentimental favorites.

Monday, November 5, 2012


I'm reluctant to add to the already deafening chatter surrounding the American election tomorrow, especially since it's not my election and I don't think I've ever even mentioned Canadian politics here on my mostly-fashion blog.

That said, how cute is this picture?  I hadn't seen it before I came across it on Rackk and Ruin today, which is worth a visit if you'll be voting tomorrow and are one of those "undecided voters" I keep hearing about, and I couldn't resist posing it.