Monday, January 10, 2011

Chanel hits a low

Had a lovely weekend in San Francisco! Went to cheer on the Nevada boys at the Kraft bowl but we did some serious shopping the day before.  I make it my mission while in the city to oggle and fondle as many "designer" duds as possible. I tried on Prada, Carolina Herrera, Burberry, & Oscar to name a few. I stroked the Dolce and Dior as well!

The point of my ramblings is that when I made my mandatory pilgrimage to Chanel, I was seriously confused : was I in a mid 80's timewarp? Bleach splashed faded jeans? EWWWW. The saleslady told us that it was inspired by St. Tropez - really? Who are they fooling? The Gossip Girl crowd likes this??

Really, nothing there I wanted to touch or swoon over. Shoes only so so, (quilted purses pretty yes, but not my thing as I'm rough on my bags. I'm a clothes horse for certain.).

Really I think Mr. Lagerfeld needs to eat more as his brain might be rotting away, leading to misjudging what is beautiful.

Oh Coco would be disgusted.
one of the looks....ick

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

So the Rhoda

Oh my. Today I realized a la Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion that I am indeed the Rhoda.

Yes Rhoda is not all that bad but Mary takes center stage. Oh my gosh. I've gotten old. I have lines. And flab. I want to hide behind the Marys of the world.

When I went to get my grey hairs covered a few days ago I was the only woman at salon not engaging in a  simultaneous ristalyne party but goodness knows I should have. Marionette lines. Small tired eyes. Major lines in forehead. Damn it. Damn it. Damn it.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's good to be......

I'd give credit to photog if I could remember it - sorry. This lovely has lived in my computer for quite sometime.

This lady Kills it. The older I get the more I want to fashion self as an old European woman. I think I have grown so out of style as I can't afford to keep up on the "in". Plus my size just doesn't work with the skinny jeans/jeggings of the past seasons.

Sigh. I need a makeover.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Jungle Effect

I'm dedicating the rest of my life to natural health. I've done all the excercise and official dieting I can muster:  personal trainers, killer boot camps, running half marathons, low carb, Weight Watchers, Cleanse, no animals, no dairy, Slim Fast and on and on.
Done with it.
I'm going native. I'm going basic. I'm going simple healthy.

I started reading the following book:

It's common sense but it's a good reminder that Western "civilized" people eat so much processed altered tweaked food....a wonder we have such a health crisis on our hands: obesity, depression, etc.

A great point so far is that people complain that they dont have the time to plan for and prepare healthy food and I'm very guilty of this lament myself as I'm often so stinkin' TIRED!  But the amount of time spent caring for your failed body is even more consuming.

All in perspective people.

The fam might actually be happy that they get a "real" dinner as Lukas calls it. Jason will be happier too as he gets a little bent when I haven't been a good hausfrau and prepped a nice din din.

Looking forward to embracing a healthier me.

Later I will share some more jungle inspiration from my wonderful photography book Natural Fashion, Tribal Decoration from Africa by Hans Silvester. It's brilliant!! It's Natural!! It's good. Hopefully all the healthy food will be too.