Having just arrived in Antigua, I am wondering what movies I will be able to have access to while I am here. I cant WAIT for Nine to come out... and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland is another one of my must-sees.
Inspired by Lewis Carroll's masterpiece, here is Annie Leibowitz's interpretation of Alice in Wonderland featuring Russian beauty Natalia Vodianova.
I love that shoots from international Elle Magazines are so easily accessible. Shot by photographer Jimmy Backius who "took the girls for a cool trip to the beach." Styled by Lisa Lindqwister in warm and chunky knits, the girls appear to be one unified group in "Superscenskt."
I was SO sad last year in Montreal when I went to see GirlTalk with some SLU friends and lost my dive watch. Regardless of the fact that the face of the watch was as thick as my wrist, I would wear my ScubaPro Xtender dive computer with everything - from cocktail dresses, to cheerleading outfits, to the gym and of course while I was diving. I love talking about scuba diving, and with that statement piece on my wrist, it brought up more conversations that the average cocktail ring.
As you can tell, the scuba watch was VERY missed.... I thought about getting this Timex from the men's collection at J.Crew....
But it would not be as functional as I would need it to be underwater... So this bright blue Sunto is my newest purchase. Point is - I love men's watches... and when they double as a diving computer - EVEN BETTER.
I have started packing for Antigua... which is always quite the mission, but especially this time as I am going for 6 months anddd making an extra attempt not to overpack. Currently, I am packing up huge yellow L.L. Bean duffels from my summer camp era, but when I do make the jump and purchase nice luggage - it is going to be from Globe-Trotter.
Here is a bit of history: Globe-Trotter was founded in Saxony, Germany in 1897 by an Englishman called David Nelkin (who moved to London in 1901). Sir Edmund Hilary found Globe-Trotter suit cases ideal to take to first base during his conquest of Everest in 1951. The brand is also favored by Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill.
"Synonymous with great British design, Globe-Trotter is the very definition of Hand Made Luggage. It offers a uniquely strong yet lightweight functionality with a stark. instantly recognizable aesthetic. Since 1897, the brand philosophy has been a simple one - never to compromise the integrity of the craftmanship. It is this value that has made Globe-Trotter one of the most loved and sought after suit cases with generations past and present."
Published by Vogue editors Alexandra Kotur and Hamish Bowles, The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places is high on my list of books to buy.
"This one-of-a-kind book features 300 photographs of some of the most celebrated actors, artists, models, First Ladies, and social figures of our time and draws on stories that have appeared in the pages of Vogue over the past four decades." (style.com)
The gift guide in December's issue of Elle (with SJP) was fab... there are so many great ideas and new fun websites and designers to check out. I ended up finding John Derian - a store that I used to pass in the U.E.S. - which has lots of unique, fun things to give and collect for yourself.
Go find him on E. 72 street.
(above are hand-tied cotton rope trivets, small seashell plates, and seaweed prints)
When I was an intern at CKB.... (ok fine I still consider myself an eternal CKB intern).... we were encouraged to keep an "inspiration book" to fill with clippings of (obviously!) things that inspire us - from table settings, to fashion campaigns, to recipes, interviews with designers, and current and vintage fashion alike. Well I have since kept up with mine, having found it a fun way to organize the "best of" my magazines. Without realizing it, I have found myself always clipping out Chloe Sevigny's looks. I guess it is because I so love her style and effortless cool and class. Big Love is pretty good as well.....
She says "I'm just this girl from Connecticut, very plain looking." Well, many of us would beg to differ as to the the style and beauty of Indie darling and Oscar nominee Chloe Sevigny.
The actress is quoted on style.com "My personal style is very eclectic. I have a base of preppy conservatism, but I try, while I'm still young enough for it to be appropriate, to be a little sexy."
With an androgynous look herself, Chloe has perfected the ability to steal looks from the menswear department, especially preferring the boyfriend blazer. I am most envious of her closet..... But what was she like as a babysitter? We will have to ask B.C.