Spring 2014

I know… I know! I’ve just amassed a huge chunk of black clothing carefully curated via pre-Black Friday sales (I don’t play that silly game, yo)… but the MOMENT I laid eyes on the Helmut Lang Villous jacket in that beautiful baby blue… I knew I had found my color for Spring 2014. I own the same jacket in black. I wear it about twice a week, casually, or even to work on those non-fussy days. Dreaming of Spring baby blues and pinks. Pink is très à la mode now, for Winter, I’m well aware. But instead of a pink coat that will rarely get used (considering the price tag of coats anyway…) why not a pink blazer? I owned one last year but alas… it fits too big now! The constant problem of a workout addict.

Without further ado:

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Evolving (Video Round-Up)

I think my sense of style is very quickly evolving. La vie bohème of my youth is slowly manifesting itself into something far more structured and clean and proper. I cannot get enough of structured silhouettes, leather, patent stilettos, oxfords, ballet flats, blazers and coats, and something occasionally just edgy enough to still pass for classic.

Here is a little video round-up of what I’m dreaming of these days.

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Spock!

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“A sentient being’s optimal chance at maximizing their utility is a long and prosperous life. You misunderstand. It is true I chose not to feel anything upon realizing that my own life was ending. As Admiral Pike was dying, I joined with his consciousness and experienced what he felt at the moment of his passing. Anger, confusion, loneliness, fear. I have experienced those feelings before, multiplied exponentially on the day my planet was destroyed. Such a feeling is something I choose never to experience again. Nyota, you mistake my choice not to feel as a reflection of my not caring. Well, I assure you, the truth is precisely the opposite.”

I watched Star Trek: Into Darkness last night… finally. I neeeever knew Spock was Utilitarian. I am, too, of the John Stuart Mill variety. And OF COURSE I completely understand the idea about choosing not to feel but yet still being fully capable of sympathizing. Feeling is something quite inescapable of course but honestly, I live my life so much better without feeling (as much as possible). I try to escape feeling whenever it’s available to me. It doesn’t mean I am uncaring, I am just… better off without.

It was certainly an entertaining film. A little bit on the longer side, mostly unnecessarily but I still enjoyed it.

Now UTILITY is something I need to ponder on because it’s certainly been a while since I have given serious thought to my mode of living. Philosophy is my one true favorite “topic of discussion” or thought process.

I’ve joined a book club, created ever-so-surreptitiously by Sebby… and naturally he chose the first book. We are going to read Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?: How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life first. It’s a political book that focuses on the German model of politics. It’s no secret – I fell in love with Berlin when I visited and I so desperately want to move to Europe at some point in my life… but to read about it seems rather dull. The book arrives tomorrow and I have a month to get through a very thick 300+ pages. Yikes! Commitment is something I do very well so now that there is accountability I will have to force myself to get through this. I suspect I will have to force down some 3pm coffee at a cafe more than once a week to manage.

Thanksgiving is just days away!!! I’m very excited for a day off. Six days a week is really a lot… and the days are so quickly slipping past me. I am grateful for a moment to slow down and take it easy. This has been a crazy fucking year. Fo’ sho.

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Young Legs

“I don’t wanna spend my whole life waiting,
my whole life wondering when you would come.
To see it for what it is…”

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Last night’s Anthony Green show… I think there are just no words. It was amazing. AMAZING. Every single song had such raw energy, the crowd singing and dancing. It was an explosion of energy and emotion and I swear there were three moments when the words got stuck in my throat because I was overwhelmed by the goodness that is Anthony Green. Ugh. And it just reminded me how FEELING Anthony’s music is and I need to bring every song he’s ever touched back into a very healthy rotation.

I feel overwhelmed with happiness thinking about last night. My heart gets this overly-full feeling and I can feel the happiness brimming to the very top of my throat where words just literally CANNOT describe the emotion because I can scarcely speak. A very high-pitched, “Eeeeee!!” is prolly the most I could say.

This will soon be in image form but this week’s round-up (recommendations, things worth noting, etc. I’ll come up with a formal title soon!):

Visually-striking film: Upside Down (2012) with Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess. The whole film  is beautiful and a feast for the eyes. Admittedly its weak point is in the development of the characters’ romance with a very swift exit into “happily ever after” that left me wanting more. However, it’s worth a ‘quick’ watch (even without much investment) purely for the use of surreal imagery and color. It’s exactly what I needed.

—– DAYS LATER… Started this post on Friday. It’s now Monday. Safe to say I won’t be finishing this post. But… for the sake of Anthony Greeeeeeen memories here it is.

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