The moment I saw this editorial I knew I had to put it up on my blog. I'm so utterly in love with every detail of it. The editorial is called Wild Dreams and is featured in Vogue Germany's November 2010 issue. Hats off to Katie Mossman for styling this so beautifully and Greg Kandel for making the vision of Wild Dreams come to life through his lens. Liu Wen looks amazing in every photo.
You know what the funny thing is, I'm not even the kind of girl that's big on fur.
OMGGGGGGGGGGGG! How cute is this? These boys are absolutely adorable in those jackets by Stella McCartney for Gap Kids. Just in case you're wondering, their names are Gus and Olivier, the twin sons born to US Weekly's fashion director, Sasha Charnin Morrison.
Only Anna Dello Russo has the confidence to pull something like this off at a Masquerade. According to Tommy Ton (the photographer), she was getting ready for Vogue Paris' 90th Anniversary Ball. The dress was designed by Peter Dundas and the headpiece was created by none other than Gareth Pugh.
Extravagance at its best. No one can top Anna and her confidence.
Okay, now I really got to go to bed because I'm burning up.
I recently got put on to these guys by my friend Mike. (Who knew you had such great taste in music!) I love the sound of these guys, its very reminiscent of J Dilla, Dwele, Foreign Exchange, Platinum Pied Pipers...just to name a few.
On another note, I'm so sick its not even funny! I'm sitting here with a fever after working a late shift. Time for bed so I can do it all again tomorrow.
This man looks so relaxed and handsome in his outfit. It's well put together and it's just the right mix of casual elements mixed in with a slightly tailored look to make him so effortlessly fashionable.
When I saw the photo above it reminded me of a picture of a girl I had seen recently on another blog. She was in the same outfit as him but, of course, each piece was fit to flatter her shape and accentuate her curves. I was blown away by the similarities. Regardless of the fact that this look is more androgynous,she was still able to give it an edgy feel with a touch of sexiness. I especially loved her white hair! Only a few confident women can pull off hair like that.
So in conclusion, some looks can really be worn by both genders, you just need to know how to own the style and make it work for your body.
So in an earlier post I had a photo of a pregnant woman in a flowing grey dress. The shot was taken in such a way that you couldn't see who the woman was. Well, of course, it is a woman who I dubbed a style icon and was my first "Woman of Style" on this blog.
This will be my final installment of Nick Wooster for now. I'm done saying how great I think he is in terms of his style because I could go on and on. I know a lot of guys that could learn from just watching how he pieces together different items.
I love Floetry, even though they no longer produce music together, but the reason I chose this song is not based on solely my love for this duo. This song reflects all that I've written about in my previous post. If you feel that you connect with my words you may want to look up the lyrics because simply listening to the song may not allow you to really feel the impact of it (especially if you feel Floetry's sound is a little to heavy for you). Actually, this song only spoke to me when I read the words.
I know how personal some of these posts are getting but this is me and I'm willing to share a part of who I am and my life with others if it serves a good purpose. Recently, I had one of my readers that I've never met reach out to me and openly talk to me about their experiences. Not only that, but they expressed that they emailed me because they wanted to check up on me to see if I was doing okay. I'm happy that I'm able to connect so deeply with others and allow them to not only feel for me but to also find a place that can serve to give them peace.
"If you have a sincere and open heart, you naturally feel self-worth and confidence, and there is no need to be fearful of others."
- Dalai Lama
I know I felt this once and somewhere deep down inside I still feel it. I remember when I was so confident in who I was that I was able to love freely and genuinely without fear. My recent past has eaten away at me and blistered my feelings of self-worth. I still love with an open heart and its why I keep opening myself up to certain people even though I know their inability to reciprocate those emotions with the same amount of effort only ends up cutting me deeply.
I do believe self-worth is deeply intertwined with someone's ability to be sincere and have an open heart without fear. Self-worth and confidence is what gives you the strength to allow yourself to be vulnerable to someone who may use that power over you. Yet, at the end of the day, your self-worth is also what serves as a guide to knowing when something is harmful to you and it is what gives you the strength to pull out of situations like that. It is when you lose your sense of self worth that you begin to feel fear and sometimes that fear can paralyze you.
I do not feel it is wrong to love someone who may have hurt you. I believe the ability to continue to love that person is a reflection of your character and your strength. That doesn't mean you continue to put yourself in a situation that destroys you. It is sincerity with yourself and others that allows you to move away from people who harm you with only love as an answer and not hatred. It is self worth that enables you to leave those situations with a positive heart.
At the end of the day if you've given yourself to someone with sincerity and an open heart you can walk away knowing you were one of the greatest things to have entered that person's life. If that person didn't measure up to you in the same way, with sincerity and an open heart, then it is their loss. That's a powerful thing to acknowledge. It allows you to accept the situation with a peaceful heart.
I just want to make it clear, that real self worth is based on you being sincere and open to the reality about yourself. If you are able to take a step back and look at yourself with all your faults and issues without feeling like it's affecting your confidence, it can only serve to make you a better person by allowing you to accept yourself as you are and work on the things you can. Many people base their self worth on their own misconceptions about themselves and the moment they realize something doesn't jive with their self concept it shakes them into being defensive, angry, or belligerent. That mentality will only hurt them and hurt those who truly love them.
That quote seems so simple but there are so many facets to it that I could go on but I'll leave it with each reader to ponder what those words really mean to them.
There's not much to this post but a few photos that I liked. My favourite one is the baby belly! Pregnancy is such a beautiful thing. Do you realize how magical and unreal it is to know a woman can carry another living and breathing human being within herself? It's so amazing to know that both men and women have the ability to create and give life. A child can be such a beautiful symbol of love and perfection in every way. Anyway, I'm getting off topic but my point is that pregnancy is such a beautiful thing and I love how every element of what the woman wore only served to enhance beauty of her new curves.
By the way, try and figure out who the baby bump belongs to. I'll reveal the secret soon.
I promised more photos of Nick Wooster so here they are. I just LOVE his style! I know a lot of people from Toronto who aren't exactly fashion forward feel uncomfortable about his outfits but I think he's just extraordinary with the way he selects each piece and mixes and matches. He definitely has a look that is unforgettable.