When I was in Scottsdale a few weeks back, I stopped by Barneys and tried on these Proenza Schouler heels..and then promptly waved goodbye. But, I woke up the very next day haunted by them. When a pair of shoes is the first thing on your mind when you wake up, you know that it’s meant to be. I’ve had the craziest year ever and it made complete sense to reward myself for making it through…with a crazy pair of shoes.
In case you’re wondering, they’re not very walkable. But that’s okay; I’ll set them aside for when I have a sit-down interview with Oprah. These will officially be my ‘sit-down interview shoes’ from now on. And, until that day comes, I’m going to track down a clear display case because these shoes are art.
I really like the way Elle broke up the standard calendar and added visual interest through pops of color, varied type and images sprinkled throughout. You can view all of The Typofiles on Flickr here.
It’s going to be a bit of a quiet week around here as I start prepping my 2010 portfolio to start the new year off right. Also, I will be speaking on a panel in Portland tonight about freelancing and I promise share a recap of the outcome. Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays to you and yours! How was your week? I traveled home from Phoenix, went out with a friend Monday night and spent most of the next three days in bed, feeling sick. Recovered, went to an amazing meeting yesterday and now I’m gearing up for a speaking engagement on Monday night. All is good once again. Keep the faith and just like that, the bad will pass!
Did I mention that I miss Phoenix a ton? I do, I do. If I had a pool here, it would be frozen solid.
Over the weekend, before I came home, I was whisked off to a salon for my first-ever facial. I didn’t know what to expect but it was pretty amazing. I’ve vowed to book one once a year from now on. I fell in love with this painting on the salon’s wall.
Goodbyes are hard. Luckily, I had my two aunts with me on the plane to keep me company. A few fashion magazines (and a quick nap later) and we were landing.
One of the few things I bought while in Phoenix were eight of these skull and crossbones buttons. I’m still trying to decide what to sew them onto…
There’s nothing like making plans on two separate nights for two separate occasions in the corner of the same bar. It seems like I’m always frequenting the same five places…
I have two new tubes of lipstick sitting on my desk, thanks to Lime Crime Makeup. Doe Deere sent over Retrofuturist, a classic, true red and Styletto, a super saturated matte black. I paired Retrofuturist with my new Blue Sorcery mineralize eyeshadow from MAC for a slightly overboard holiday look.
Enjoy your weekend!
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