Vintage! Preppy! Croquet! Whee.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

You know how I love my Vogue Korea shoots. This one's been making its way around the internet, but it's so pretty, it's worth sharing again.

Also loving the blossom-pink lips and cheeks.

The Mad Potter of Biloxi Finds a Home

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Those of you who follow my Twitter handle know that I spend a lot of time in the South for work. It's not an area I knew very well before this job, but I'm always amazed about the little-known corners that I come across and find so lovely and inspiring.

Case in point: The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi, a brand-new art museum on the Mississippi coast that just happens to be the only Frank Gehry-designed structure in the area. It won't be fully completed until 2012, but much of the museum is already open and it's truly fantastic.

The museum is named after (and houses the work of, among other artists) ceramicist George E. Ohr, above, aka "the mad potter of Biloxi," (isn't his style fantastic?) whose inventive, contemporary pieces were only somewhat appreciated in his time but have come to be recognized as pioneering after his 1917 death. Gehry's swirling mix of metals and old-fashioned Southern brick mix with the aging elm trees on the property to create an unexpected visual retreat. I spent a few hours poking around the place recently, and left feeling excited and inspired. Here are some snaps I took — but they hardly do it justice. I'd say it's a must-stop if you're in the area, especially after it's fully finished next year.

The admission stickers (mustache!):

An installation by artist Jun Kaneko:

The "pods", still under construction, which will eventually be mini-galleries within a glass atrium:

On the Street With Bill Cunningham

Sunday, April 03, 2011

It has been a long time since I've seen anything as marvelous (that's mah-vell-us, in Bill-speak) as Bill Cunningham New York, the documentary about the longtime street fashion/social circuit photographer for the New York Times. Bill himself is just wonderful, and the cast of originals who know him — Editta Sherman and Iris Apfel, for starters — add that much more amazingness to the film. Already, I can't wait to see it again. It's just opened nationwide, and really: You must go.

Paris Flea Market: How to Get There Gracefully

I'm not sure I've ever been to the Paris flea market and not gotten lost — I can remember very clearly my brother and I standing in the middle of the tacky swap meet section and saying, "could this really be it?" — which makes Jordan's delightful map and helpful directions for how exactly to get there all the more welcome.

*The photo above popped up as I was searching for Paris flea market pictures. And even though it isn't about the flea market, I love it. I also want a pink bus now, s'il vous plait.

Thinking of Spring. And hats. And especially spring hats!

Occasionally, you see a picture that you just looooovvvvvve. Exactly how I felt when I saw this photo of the Turlington-Burns family in the April Vogue.

I also now want a gigantic Philip Treacy flower headpiece. Please and thank you.