Thursday, July 28, 2011

Paris Inspiration

After watching the incredible L'amour Fou this past Sunday, Paris fashion has been on my mind more than ever. So it is only fitting that I stumbled across this post that is intrinsically parisian!!

Head over to Everything Fabulous for the complete Hermes Guide to Summer Scarf Knotting and ENJOY!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

L'amour Fou

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is one of the crown jewels of the city's cultural district. It is home to an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art pushing the boundaries of the sometimes conservative Texan. 

Many residents and visitors are familiar with the architectural beauty which contains the likes of Anselm Kiefer, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg, Richard Serra, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol.  What many people may not be acquatinted with are the incredible films showcased weekly at Magnolia at the Modern.

This film house is one of the very best places to see hard to find foreign and independent movies in the area. My most recent Magnolia indulgence? L'amour Fou

This french masterpiece documents the life and death of famed fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent
I should start by saying that I approached the film expecting to encounter a story about a designer and his creations, but what I got was something completely unexpected. 

Director Pierre Thoretton created shear genius within the ninety-eight minute retrospective. The story begins with the young and somewhat naive Yves becoming creative successor to the Christian Dior empire. A young man of only 21 with a responsibility to a nation. Pierre Berge, Saint Laurent's long time lover and business partner, narrates the tumultuous tale from the designer's rise to fame until his death in 2008. 

via IMDB
He recounts the entire ingenious journey of his lover while all the time paralleling Saint Laurent's admiration of art with the evolution of his own creations. Berge's unique prospective and personal manner provides a depth to the film that elevates a simple biography to a passion-filled love story. 

via IMDB
I highly recommend moving this film to the top of your Queue immediately! I would love to know what you think or what your favorite film is. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Captivated by her Beauty

While enjoying my daily dose of coffee this morning and a quick peek into the lives of some of my favorite fellow bloggers, I happened upon this post by Sfgirlbybay (Love her!!).

In Jeana Shohn's expansive body of work, women are photographed in the private sanctuary of their home. Shohn interviews the stunning beauties in all things fashion. Challenging the portrait subjects to pull inspiration from their own closet to model for the camera. The work is honest and provoking. 

Just the sort of thing a girl like me needs to get back on her fashion game!! 

I have looked through a number of pics and have featured some here, but I would love to know some of your favorites! Is there any one picture or muse that speaks to your personal style? 

Monday, July 11, 2011

The winds of Change

As you might have noticed, I have been absent lately from this little blog I cherish so. 

Things have been very busy and to tell you the truth I have focused my energy on so many other things of late. Which, of course, has left me feeling unfulfilled and somewhat resentful of the day to day.

I happened upon this quote last week and it really put things into perspective: 
"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least" - Goethe

The winds of change are on the horizon. I am readying my life for a new adventure and I have to keep these words in the fore front of my mind while doing so.