Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Those 70s Sketches

All drawings by ebay member mhhr45
These vintage fashion sketches from 1973 look pretty now to me.

Friday, October 22, 2010

the Undercat

Last weekend we went to the Treasure Island Music Festival. It was rad to see so many great bands in one day, and a lot of the performances have really stuck with me into the week. The music was great, (and of course the main point), but I also can't stop thinking about Zooey Deschanel's makeup. I know some people think it's kind of annoying how she's professionally adorable for a living, and I'm not a squealing fan-girl or anything, but I was really taken with her twist on the traditional cat eye.

It's like a converse, under eye cat swoop. I tend to like things that are quirky and interesting looking, even if they're not the most flattering (a concept I think of as fashion akrasia), but I think this look is great because it's a little weird but still pretty. That said, it did remind of this bolder, weirder cat eye from the Rachel Comey Spring 2011 runway show.

We're getting a little more Cleopatra over here.
Which can be a slippery slope.

Zooey Deschanel images via ippuun21@flickr Rachel Comey image by Ryan Koopmans

Saturday, October 16, 2010

In the Pink

I love this room at Crosby Street Hotel, which I came across in this online version of an article in Hemispheres, the United Airlines in-flight magazine. While I'm a total sucker for in-flight magazines, I've never been in the habit of reading them online. I still tend to think of them more as corporate promotional material, a kind of afterthought meant to keep the book-forgetting masses placated after they've flipped through the entire SkyMall catalogue. But they can actually have some pretty standout content. And I'm super jealous of this article's author, who got to go gallavanting on a tour of New York's newest luxury hotels. So many free boutique toiletries.

Monday, October 11, 2010