power performers

ok. boo to this. the whole reason i just wrote this now will not upload. it did at first and now it wont. FML.

go watch nicki minaj being rad. building an empire. and looking smoking hot the whole time. i love all of her amazing wigs, especially the kind of acid washed multi tone pink wedge, and her super hero costume?! she could rescue me any time!

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(i know the vma’s were in september) but lady gaga in the Alexander McQueen gown, armadillo shoes, and Philip Treacy headpiece at the VMAs was amazing — you can see her walk by in nicki’s video, she has the most phenom hair color here.

certain people have been hating, like the author of an article for StyleFrizz who wrote “I highly appreciate any public highlight of anything McQueen, Gaga’s attempts at being different smell like fame desperation, thus not honoring McQueen’s memory in my opinion. Where others see art in Gaga, I see nothing genuine / original. Posing as a “special” someone doesn’t necessarily make her one too. It’s all a stage game. The Fame game. Please, Gaga, enough McQueen already!”

i disagree. i think the person who wrote this doesn’t like zee lady gaga for,idk, whatever reason they need. the truth is she pulls this look off fantastically, just like she does with everything she wears. she experiments with design in a way we haven’t seen since David Bowie and Brian Eno. it’s weird acid trip glam with a big dose of f you in it, designed by r mutt. i want to know where the author of that statement thinks all the clothes come from. obviously she works with designers and stylists, but it’s not like they all got together before she was a big deal and said “let’s make her famous.” there isn’t some larger force saying “laaaaaady gaaagaaaa wear avant garde clothing and we’ll make you faaaaamous!” it isn’t happening. the fact that this person says gaga is “dishonoring” McQueen by wearing his gown is just an inflammatory statement. how could anyone who not only wore, but impeccably rocked the look, exposing it to millions of viewers be dishonor?! to say she does this alone is absurd, but a professional team does not a fashion icon undo. nor does it mean she has nothing to do with it. she has worked with small designers all along her career, and has brought quite a few of them up with her. what budding artist have you seen wearing McQueen or any other real designer? non. why? cause they cant get their hands on it.

i’d like to know what the author would suggest lady gaga do differently to make herself actually “special.” suggestions please? because obviously that’s why such a statement was written, right? because the author has some insight to offer? not just because someone doesn’t like lady dada gaga and therefore is personally upset that gaga and not she gets to wear McQueen / be successful / get 8 VMA awards.

the girl likes to wear wild clothes. now she has the ability to do it. get over it. thanks.

we should be celebrating the people who dare to push fashion boundaries especially when they inspire so many other people to do the same. rarely if ever have there been main stream artists who’ve pushed esthetics into such bizarre-o territory. there are tons of performers making due with what they have to create something new or fashion forward, who’s biggest wish is to one day work with major designers. but we all have to come from somewhere, don’t we?  if nothing else, she is broadening americas visual pallet. and that’s not something to huff at.

birthday weekend part 2

i actually stayed in bed until 6pm. i dont know if i’ve ever done that before — but it was amazing. then back to party time. i have the most amazing friends!  a fantastic time at the richardson and was generously given quite a few unexpected and beautiful gifts  including an african seed bead inspired bracelet, Venetian glass bead friendship necklaces, a tote from my friends new collection, lightning bolt ring, massive sea shell ring in rose gold, a Topstitch original poncho that is AMAZE and a bunch of designer books from my lover. thank you all. ❤

so — no-photo, ya’ll looked hot, but the camera stayed away — cause it was my time to play! ha. until the walk home..

late night photo shoot with our friend Mary

waiting for the train in my new wolfords…

aaand late night prezzi opening — Adam gave me 3 amazing books – The Hermes Scarf; the BRAND NEW YSL Retrospective tome, and  the worlds LARGEST Pucci book (btw one of the best comebacks for a label this year! Peter Dundas has done wonders! — the other you ask — Tommy Hilfiger. NO DOUBT)

my new sheer top is from Asos and is backless — so in love! worn with jessica rabbit style body suit, high waist satin shorts, wolford cage stockings, i still love you lead crystal necklace and feather clip and the mary rocks — J.C. you’re gonna have to give me some new shoes — these ones are almost dead! sad face!

then we stayed up and watched my new fave show till sunrise

LOOK AROUND YOU

 

and stay tuned, one more tiny section of birthday then i’ll be sharing my thanksgiving!  i hope you had a lovely time — Rhode Island was breath-taking. you will defs enjoy!

xococo

Chic Travelers; Manhattan

it’s almost T-Gives (best holiday EVER) so i thought some chic travelers would be appropriate.  There is nothing like luxe luggage to say chic, but when it’s paired with a elbow patch blazer (him) and phenom riding boots (her) there is just no way to go wrong!

i can’t wait for thanksgiving!  it is my favorite holiday.. i love cooking with my mother, family coming and going, the crisp fall air in Rhode Island, trying new recipes and bring out old favorites.. my aunt and grandmother have both moved to RI recently, and we now all get to have an unhurried time together.. laughing and drinking wine, sampling cheeses and keeping the boys out of the kitchen. we never eat until later in the evening, as i’ve been brought up appreciating the time it take to cook things, not just feeling like we must rush to eat by 1pm. after i think we are going to watch despicable me, eat a bunch of pie (my aunt nancy makes the BEST pecan pie EVER) and pass out on the couch, swearing we will never eat another bite. until the next day, when we’ll make the leftover sammies!

do you have traditions you celebrate with your family or friends around thanksgiving? anything you can’t wait to do again, or never again? recipes you want to share? tell me — i want to know!!

personal space

i found this image of Marilyn Monroe last week while doing research for a post for the frisky.. it is so personal and voyeuristic, we get to see into her life and home and beyond what the movie directors want to tell us.. if you have a chance, take a look at the article — it’s just a bunch of her quotes, but i think you’ll be surprised at just how insightful of a lady she really was.