July 18, 2010
I don’t dare title myself a “Dancer” by any professional standard.
But…I am professionally at home on stage and in motion. Being frequently surrounded by fantastic dancers, I get to immerse myself in their talents and become part of THE DANCE. It amazes me that their bodies can reach incredible heights of power in action and inspire even greater heights of emotion.
Gathering images of dancers,
and the people who emulate them,
I feel like grabbing their garb
…and living life spinning on pointe!
In jeans, sweats, lycra or chiffon…
I see whirling visions of stylish expression!
Despite our limitations, we move to live.
And, if we BREATHE
July 12, 2010
India has long been known as the Jewel in the Crown.
The vibrant majesty of the culture has long awakened my senses
…and set me to dreaming
…of saturated color,
…and venerated antiquity.
I have long imagined myself an Indian Princess, misplaced by time and continents. Beneath imagination there is possibility! The dazzling influence of the Earth’s cultural gems allow us to synthesize the exotic stuff of our reveries
…with the often bated patterns of daily life.
February 19, 2010
We all have guilty pleasures.
One of mine is watching ABC Studios’ The Ghost Whisperer…whenever I come across it….wherever I land in the episode.
My husband cringes, and I invariably find myself defending my adoration of the show! I realized that EVERY time I gave my diatribe about why it’s “OK” for a discriminating actress to watch this fluffy piece of…fluff, I would end with my insatiable desire for the wardrobe of the lead character, Melinda Gordon (played by Jennifer Love Hewitt).
So there it is.
She is adorable.
Her wardrobe is adorable.
Her Victorian inspired HOME and all it’s vintage-eclectic decor is adorable.
And I love her hair and make-up, too.
I did a little research to find out where her pieces come from and sadly…so many of them are original vintage pieces. But, thankfully, there is a resurgence of vintage inspired labels and boutiques! Last week I highlighted a dear friend’s vintage inspired boutique, www.shopmadisonbelle.com, which is a phenomenal place to find unique housewares, gifts and fashion accessories. I spent almost an hour (which we all know is hard to come by) browsing the gorgeous pieces on www.freepeople.com , and all us girls with any bit of ethereal flower child in us are die hard www.anthropologie.com fans! These sites have some eye-popping and affordable accessories that speak to some of the greatest trends in fashion history, and individually create a stylish statement. Wear one of these cute little trinkets with a basic cardigan, blazer or button down shirt and a pretty scarf or belt, and you’re transformed!
Most of the ensembles that Miss Melinda G. displays include a mix of modern items and vintage finds, including pieces from Cosabella, Willow, and Citizens of Humanity . So, I know all you fun and fashion loving ladies (and gentlemen, too) can find a way to put your own spin on a combination of past and present threads. Scour your thrift stores and treat yourself to a whimsical piece or two that will inspire a heavenly ensemble ala Melinda Gordon
…The Ghost Whisperer.
April 3, 2009
Since I was a Star in the Sky, I have believed in the value of a constant and true search for oneself. I have believed that with even basic access to other people and their life discoveries, we can all discover ourselves. And…this search and discovery never stops. Which is, to me, an AWESOME thing!
Ok. Though this “belief” extends to some serious life issues that are far beyond my personal passion…I’m talking about Style, here! I’m talking about finding a confident personal Style, that may change, but…at least feels productive and relevant and GOOD right now.
I want to use this blog and, eventually, a website, to network all of us…STYLEPHILE to STYLEPHOBE…to expedite and intensify our constantly evolving journey of self discovery. I’m lucky enough to have some great connections to some amazing artists and experts who are itching to contribute. So…this is a start!
Life can be sweet. Put in something good, mix it up a bit, give it some heat and…TAKE A SLICE! I’ll be dishing out the goods periodically…with a little help from my friends.