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Fashion Of Olympic Proportion

If you had the opportunity to view the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics, I’m sure you shared my sense of awe and appreciation of this mesmerizing production.  I was dazzled by the electrifying color and the sensational movement the costumes contributed to this monumental production covering 5,000 years of Chinese history.

First up, is the graceful dancer pictured below in her brilliant costume, supported by countless men in an effort to symbolize the notion that one person cannot achieve greatness with out the support of many.



Photo Source: ChicagoTribune.com

In the next series of pictures, one may conclude that exquisite traditional dress was not limited to the female contingent of performers.  Here, you see a series of remarkably handsome ombre costumes and their respective movement. (*Note- Are those sneakers I see under their costumes?) 😀

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Photo Source: LATimes.com/various news agencies

In another example of the many creating the One, these green costumes embellished with brilliant lights, moved with awe inspiring precision to create the below dove.  One interesting aside, famed Chinese film maker Zhang Yimou, originally chose black for the performers and at the last minute decided on the green.


Photo Source: Boston.com/Getty Images



Photo Source: AP Photo by David Guttenfelder

Finally, after many segments involving solely men, the ladies had their turn to shine in these gowns which seem to have a little western Colonial influence with the hoop skirt.



Photo Source: LATimes.com/various news agencies

I was so taken with the beauty of this show and the underlying symbolism.  Politics aside, this was one heck of a show.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Hi there and Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there.  It’s around 6:00am and that’s actually sleeping in considering my 3 yr old came in our room demanding a waffle and cartoons at 5:00am this morning…Happy Mother’s Day to me.

In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I would show off my two little boys.  Recently they were asked by this amazing photographer at JoeyLulu’s to be in their spring campaign.  While they were not as excited as their mother about the opportunity, she was still able to get some wonderful shots.

Here’s some of the photo’s…


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Sorry, I couldn’t help but do a little bragging. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers who work so hard every day without a day off.  I hope you get a chance to kick back for just a few minutes.  And a special shout out to all the moms of special needs kids.  Although your kids don’t (or can’t) thank you, your love is more important than words can express.


Happy Mother’s Day!

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Fashion Sensei Says…


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Click here for 20% off at Express, now until May 20th.

Save 20% on a new pair of kicks at Piperlime with discount code D1914JNYBNBB until May 14th.


I Heart BJ Art…

I always enjoy the artwork that Betsey Johnson provides for her sale and new line announcements.  Here’s a peek at her latest work entitled “Be In A Garden State Of Mind”.



Dress Your Vest…

There are lots of options with this vest from the Gap.  You can dress it up or dress it down, but don’t button it up with either of these shirts.

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Keep Your Germs To Yourself…

Gotta cold or the flu?  Here’s a stylish way to avoid sharing your germs with everyone around you.  The Museum of Modern Art has a very cute selection of exclusive lifestyle products in their Destination: Japan collection.

This mask below is an image of a maiko, a young geisha apprentice.  No need to keep applying your lipstick.


Carry On…

Spring is in the air and if you are feeling like a love bird these days, shout it to the world with this cute little tote from Tory Burch.

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Blushing Bride Past Or Present…

Speaking of love, looking for something special for your anniversary or fiance before the wedding?  Seek out a professional photographer like Courtney Jones Photography and create a work of art with a boudoir photo.  Nothing trashy, think Maxim.  You can put it in your dressing room or walk-in-closet.  Ooh-la-la!



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Is Balenciaga Paying Tribute to Spaceballs?

If you have had a chance to thumb through the current fashion mags, Vogue or W, you will have seen this ad from Balenciaga.

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The first thing I thought of was Lord Helmet from the 1987 Mel Brooks cult classic, Spaceballs.


Source: Flixster

I always wonder where designers get their inspiration.  Could it be possible that they were watching this movie? lol

What do you think?

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50 Years of Italian Style







As a huge photography fan, I was really drawn to this photo from 50 Years of Italian Style, slated to be shown at Twelve 21 in New York City, February 2 through 4. 

50 unforgettable images were “culled from the pages of Vogue Italia, Casa Vogue, and L’Uomo Vogue. In keeping with the original context, the photos will be enlarged tear sheets and will appear exactly as they did when they were first published. The work of famed snappers like Oliviero Toscani, David Bailey, Elisabetta Catalano, and Steven Meisel is all in the mix.”

If your in NYC next week, you should check it out.



Photo: Steve Hiett / Courtesy of Vogue Italia and Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Source:Style.com


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