tales of miracles and monsters.

03/21/2010 § 1 Comment

“Stories, like people and butterflies and songbirds’ eggs and human hearts and dreams, are also fragile things, made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks. Or they are words on the air, composed of sounds and ideas – abstract, invisible, gone once they’ve been spoken – and what could be more frail than that? But some stories, small, simple ones about setting out on adventures or people doing wonders, tales of miracles and monsters, have outlasted all the people who told them, and some of them have outlasted the lands in which they were created.”

NEIL GAIMAN

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long distances.

02/27/2010 § Leave a comment

hannah hooper

so many beautiful, talented, courageous souls out there — they do something funny to my heart. i want to remember what this feels like. it doesn’t come as often as it used to but i will work on it.

alexander mcqueen…

02/11/2010 § Leave a comment

(oyster dress, alexander mcqueen, 2003)

heartbreakingly beautiful, delicately masterful, a fearless visionary, his soul touched me. it was as if he were not truly made for this world, and yet loved it enough to upturn, examine, and challenge every part of it. thank you.

“THERE ARE NO RULES.”

alexander mcqueen (1969-2010)

dree hemingway

11/16/2009 § 2 Comments

dree hemingway — ballerina-turned-model-of-the-moment, my current style inspiration, and the beautiful great-granddaughter of legendary writer ernest hemingway. like her great-grandfather’s writing, dree’s style is characterized by economy and understatement. the latter, in spite of what one may think initially, has a power far beyond the present. it stays with you, and resurfaces at unexpected moments, long after it has made its first impression.

the outfit i’m wearing today was inspired by the denim and leather combination she wears in the second photo, a look i briefly toyed with after the givenchy ss09 rtw collection came out. denim shirt, black leather jacket, black tights, and studded boots. i think this is going to rapidly grow into a uniform of sort.

now i need her giles deacon ss2010 sunglasses and those sky-high wedges and i’ll be set for the year.

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source: jak&jil / altamira (among others unnoted)


“MY AIM IS TO PUT DOWN ON PAPER WHAT I SEE AND WHAT I FEEL IN THE BEST AND SIMPLEST WAY.”
—ERNEST HEMINGWAY


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