Monday, August 30, 2010

Sally Draper

Sally Draper is my favorite this season on Mad Men. I mean, come on. Kiernan Shipka is the coolest 10 year old ever....she's adorable, she's got acting chops, and she's a Scorpio.  I die.

"Theater is standing up terrified and convincing people you know what you're doing."

I remember the first time I read that sentence and how it reverberated inside me. I have thought of it often since first reading it 14 years ago.

This morning, while looking for one book, I came across Dorothy Allison's memoir Two or Three Things I  Know for Sure. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend that you do so. It's raw and beautiful and direct, and a very quick read. Seriously, it will only take you a couple hours. It's 94 pages.

Hello Dolly.

Barney's New York commissioned artist Andrew Yang to make dolls of Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington, for Fashion's Night Out. They're going to be auctioned off for charity. (You can read more here.)

I want these. Is that wrong?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I forgot

to wish myself a happy anniversary.

I started this blog one year ago (on August 11th). I was at sea that day. Traditionally, first year anniversary gifts are to be made of paper. So, I am gonna buy myself a book today. That book will then go into the large "to read" stack next to my bed. Why don't you all go buy a book today? Buy one for yourself. Or buy one for someone else. I will say that I think a book is the sexiest gift. I LOVE receiving books as presents. Carry on...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ask Erin! You have probably already figured out the answer.....

Well, It has been soooooo long since I did an Ask Erin! post and I am so behind in even emailing people back that by now, most of you have probably already figured it out on your own! But, I will pluck a few from the archives of the past few months and answer them anyway!

 Is it a bad idea to go on a road trip with my ex?

Full disclosure- I may not be the best person to answer this. I stay close to exes, generally speaking. I have even been known to stay so close, that the ex reverts back to being a bf. But that's not your problem is it?!

Here's the bottom line, there needs to be a clear understanding of where you are both coming from. I do believe that friendship is possible with an ex. Furthermore, it can be totes rewarding, as they probably know you pretty damn well. Things go awry, however, when you want different things from the friendship. You need to be clear-headed and honest about your intentions with each other. And, it's really okay if you're not ready to do this. It can take time. These are murky waters after all.

So, if you are in a good place with each other, things feel clear and breezy- then go for it!

p.s. this question is so old that you probably already took or didn't take the trip...let me know what happened!

do you have pretty feet?

I am not in love with my feet. They are fine but I don't know that I would call them pretty. Have you ever known people who had really pretty feet, but the face was sorta "eh?" Yeah, I have known a few of those. I am okay with the feet that I have. If you are a foot fetishist, looking for the perfect foot, I wish you bonne chance.

What is it about scorpios?

Well, as you may know, I am a Scorpio. My whole life, people have often had one of two reactions to this....."Ewwww" or "Oooooooooh." Astrological believers tend to have strong opinions about Scorpios- the good, the bad, and the ugly. You can find a basic rundown here. Have you encountered a problem with Scorpios? I'm just curious what prompted the question....

While we are on the subject of astrology, I highly recommend Susan Miller's weekly and monthly astrological forecasts. You can sign up for them.  Do it. You know you wanna.

So, I will continue answering all Ask Erin! questions...I promise to email you or answer here. If you have a burning question or comment, email me or use the formspring box on your right. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Because she dresses up for the old people who laugh at her in airports...


Yesterday, I was perusing New York mag's Fall Fashion issue and came across an article about Daphne Guinness, which reminded me of how rad she is.

1. Look at her, I mean she's rad.

2. She has a fantastic sense of humor about fashion.

3. Right before it went to auction at Christie's, Daphne purchased the entire lot of her dearly departed friend Isabella Blow's clothing collection. She couldn't bear the thought of seeing some Hollywood person wearing one of her friend's pieces.

4. For the past couple years, she has been dating the French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, who I think is pretty awesome. (I will ignore the fact that he is married to someone else....he is French after all.)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I imagine there are plenty of people you could thank today. You might even mean it. 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Starting the week off right....

It's Monday. Summer is quickly racing towards its finale. This video is how I started my Monday. You should to...although you all should be up and in productive mode already....not lazy bums like me who slept in until......9 AM! (gasp) If you know how little I sleep, you will understand the miracle that occurred here today. Ok, enough this video. It's funny and cute. (Thank you Ben for sending this to me. He never uses the word cute by the way.)

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stuck in the middle with you....

I am back from Alaska. I have stories to tell, but I am too sick to tell them now. So, here are a few pics to tide you over.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bad blogger

Ok, I have been a wee bit lax in posting lately. I have several Ask Erin! questions to get to as well. Sowwwy. I have been all sorts of busy-town. And, guess what? Tomorrow I fly to Vancouver to do something I never thought I would do. I am taking a Alaska....and I am stoked!

Now, this is the only cruise I have ever had any desire to take. In my mind, it's going to be just like The Love Boat, but the weather will be cooler.

I am just excited to dress up for dinner every night. Stay tuned.......