Monday, October 22, 2012

Two Groovy Shirts - One Visual Conversation

Pinterest Board: Everyday Fashion, Designer: Miu Miu
Vintage Alex Coleman California
Take a look at these graphic dazzlers.  I know, I know they're not on every girls wish list of must have shirts for the season, but I sheepishly admit they both had me at first glance. 

It took me a bit to connect the visual dots between the Miu Miu shirt image that I joyfully pinned to my "Everyday Closet" board on Pinterest, and the polyester vintage top I recently pulled out of my fall wardrobe inventory.  They're not an exact match but they have some important things in common.  Bold graphic pattern, color schemes, floral motifs, and that groovy long sleeve button down pointed collar shirt style I love so much. 

My friends and family will recognize the latter shirt as it's been a favorite new to me piece since I picked it up last year at Chocolate Vintage ( now closed ) for $5 dollars (the Miu Miu shirt is priced in the $800 dollar range, Silk crepe print via net-a-porter).  I've worn it with skirts, denim blue jeans, black skinny jeans and it feels like a million bucks.  Who says we can't have fun on a budget?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

American Hipster Presents Detroit - Style: Homeslice

Fashion Designer Emily Thornhill a.k.a. Homeslice photo credit: Iryna Zhygalkina

Detroit's Homeslice Clothing Designer Emily Thornhill is featured in the next "American Hipster Presents" piece.  It will be released Monday October 8th online however I was given access to its link here, check it out above.

If you have not heard of American Hipster Presents this is the low down: Our series, American Hipster Presents ( , visits ten cities across the U.S., profiling five trendsetters in each city in the worlds of food, fashion, music, art and social life. 

We aim to showcase the exciting and interesting qualities of a creative generation, making these cities into destinations and hopefully changing some people's negative perceptions of the ubiquitous term "hipster."

The American Hipster channel is part of YouTube's original content initiative which aims to bring consistent, high quality entertainment to the web.

Nice work AHP and way to go there Ms. Emily Thornhill Homeslice in Detroit!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fairy Tale Interrupted The Book

I recently read this book written by Rosemarie Terenzio (JFK Jr's Personal Assistant) and loved it.  The title alone, how very powerful!  I don't know about you, but the books I choose to read always leave a mark on me, so I choose carefully and don't much care for fiction or "pop cultural icons".

Aside from the fascinating stories about John Kennedy Jr, his business associates and relationship with Carolyn Bessette, I really enjoyed learning about Rosemarie's life.   I have so many thoughts and reflections about this very well written book and I highly recommend it be read by students hoping to work in Magazine Publishing, or those who would pursue a career in PR.  Rosemarie did a fine job of highlighting the challenges as well as the confidentiality and trust issues necessary for developing professional relationships in any field. 

If you have read this book, I would love to hear your thoughts on it.  I'll leave you with a quote by JFK Jr, to Rosemarie. "Nothing is as good or bad as it seems in the moment".   What a comfort to know he had that kind of perspective given his unique place in history.