Category Archives: Momentary Muse

PULP FICTION

Every time the Autumn leaves start changing colors, temperatures drop, and the wind picks up… Wait. Who am I kidding, I’m from Southern California? Our imaginary Fall always leaves something to be desired, but each year dreamed of dressing like a detective. Something about it screams Fall. A big trench coat, a bit of smudgey eyeliner for a little dramalama, and you’re solving crimes like Eddie Constantine.

Current detective Muse? Anna Karina in the crazyviolentwackytimes film (that I LOOVE) Made In USA. I think these are the only film stills without gushing blood??? Watch it, watch it now.

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MALLORY

Here are some photos I just got developed from a while back. I MEAN… In Rachel Zoe speak, fashion dialog, how  majorrrrrrrr is Mallory’s Kimberley Ovitz dress? And the Magenta lipstick? Do you d-i-e?

I feel like not enough of us are embracing sea creature chic. Doesn’t she look like a sea anemone? Or a cephalopod?  These pictures give me intense nostalgia for California and California people. Luckily Mallory’s coming out again in September for fashweek.

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DETECTIVE WORK

The latest editorial to absolutely enchant me happens to be photographed by Terry Richardson (for Vogue Nippon). Honestly, I’m going to ignore the entire discussion about his alleged perversion as some of my favorite artists have less than kosher reputations: Woody Allen (pssst!), Roman Polanski (AHEM!), you probably get the idea…

What does shine through for me in this editorial is the importance of a dynamic creative team. Stylist George Cortina channels with extreme precision Jane Fonda’s style in Klute.  Equipped with square-shaped gold rimmed oversized sunnies, turtlenecks, and skillfully employed belts, INSTANT TIME WARP. The model, Freja, is the perfect mirror to play off Jane’s gamine yet luxe appeal in the 1970s film. Terry’s photos evoke a vintage, days-past sensibility and it WORKS in this edit without flaw. Klute is one of my favorite New York films, and I’m thrilled to see that fashion editors are taking note of it.

If you haven’t seen Klute, what are you waiting for?! It’s on Netflix Instant View so get with it. OH yeah ps – See my previous post on Klute HERE !

Images via Noir Facade.

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I HEARD IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY

Hey hey it’s your birthday.

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THAT GIRL!

That Girl is one of my favorite television shows of all time. Starring Marlo Thomas as a witty independent female making it on her own in New York City, the show also highlighted incredible 60s style – so fit! I watched so much of it that I lived in shift dresses and cut my hair like hers too. For some reason, this Marc Jacobs resort collection reminds me so much of Marlo.

Two random shots from Google Search – of my favorite television star Marlo Thomas.

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ANHEDONIA

Whatever.  I could watch Anne Hall no holds bar any day of the year and every day of the year and it never ceases to make the world stop for a couple of hours. Annie’s family reminds me of my family and Chippewa Falls reminds me of Home Acres and I actually do have a Grammy Hall. It’s the movie that says the most about me. It was the first Woody Allen movie I ever saw and it spiraled what some may classify as an unhealthy obsession. Of Allen’s vast filmography I have only seen barely half, but I just bought a bunch of VHS copies off eBay so slowly but surely it will happen.

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HIGH PLACES

Now that my blog has more than two readers (Hi Mom!) I find it opportunistic to use it as a vehicle to embarrass my friends. Or atleast rattle on about how incredible and darling they are. I mean isn’t that embarassing? Not only is Kate a total dankie (this means super hot in Tanya slang) but she keeps uploading the most charming videos to youtube of her singing with her boyfriend, who is also adorable.

Are you charmed? I am charmed. When friends are 3,000 miles away, it is comforting to hear them serenading you via Youtube. Well that is how it goes in my head anyway.

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