Wow, what a week! I finally got to see Cool as Ice again which is truly my favorite movie ever. One of my 2010 resolutions was to watch more movies because I’ve barely seen any in my lifetime and I’m trying to make up for lost time. Though Cool as Ice was the highlight, I also saw The Germs biographical film What We Do Is Secret and Mary Poppins back-to-back. Not bad at all.
Trips to Stumptown, design collaborations, grilled cheese sandwiches, deep discussions about Def Leppard, soldering, Smirnoff Ice, photo booths, homemade enchiladas, emails from all of my best friends in New York in one day and inspirational meetings rounded out the mix. 2010 is turning out to be the best, most fulfilling year ever. Onwards and upwards!
White Noise. The white room at Wolfgang Manor needs a few finishing touches….but it’s almost there. Almost.
It’s Not What You Think. On Tuesday, I went out to breakfast with two of my longtime friends, Brent and Katie. I was trying to explain to Brent why I was wearing a promise ring (because let’s face it, at 28 I am not making any promises of the sort!) and realized that with the way I was showing it off, the restaurant patrons might think he’d given it to me. At that point, we played it up for the cameras. Thanks to Brent for always being a good sport!
POP. Words cannot describe how excited I was when a package of watches showed up for a collaboration between POP magazine and Swatch. My brother shot some amazing photos and I can’t wait to show you the results!
Fashion Notebook Returns. For the last 10+ years, I’ve kept an oversized sketchbook and filled the pages with fashion-related images that are mostly arranged by color. Over the last few weeks I’ve finished a few new pages and will be posting them sporadically. You can see all of the past Fashion Notebook scans here.
Fight! On Wednesday, I had lunch with one of my long time mentors, Dave Allen of Portland Agency Fight. He’s always been a big fan of social media and really supported my blogging vision in the early days. He also used to be in a post-punk band that you might recognize which only adds to his coolness.
Stumptown. Though I don’t enjoy strong coffee, I love the downtown location of Stumptown Coffee. It has that perfect Portland-esque feel and the people watching is beyond good.
Ring Finger. When Jewelry Art Designs offered to send me a piece of jewelry of my choice, I couldn’t resist. I am a total minimalist at heart but am trying to step it up in the new year. Usually though, I can never find anything that’s simple enough to not be clunky when I am spending 10+ hours a day on the computer. Rings tend to get in the way of my work and become more of an annoyance than a fashion statement. Luckily, I was able to find this cute yet very low profile ring engraved with LOVE and haven’t taken it off since. Maybe, just maybe this is my turning point towards wearing more jewelry in general. Plus, it’s a great reminder to always spread the love, love, love.
Until Next Week,