trippin’ in minneapolis (at Walker Art Center)
Music Mondays: have this song on repeat these days. It’s been awhile since a ballad has occupied my listening attention span.
New York Fashion Week is here!!! Now that I actually live in a northern climate, it’s nice to cling on what little warm weather I have left by dreaming of next year….see below for some of my favorite highlights from Day 1 & 2 of NYFW*:
Coach - Amused by what they’re doing here. Didn’t appear like any past Coach collections but was still very much American…just more LA vs. NY. Print, pastels, texture, and scary animals in Americana background.
BCBG Max Azria - pastels, pretty floral prints, Asian-inspired cuts, and ruffles
Wes Gordon - new designer to the NYFW scene, loved the clean lines and menswear influence. Normcore, minimalist fans rejoice!
Rebecca Minkoff - Her collection is what I envision summering in the Hamptoms is like. I wasn’t a huge fan of all her pieces, but LOVED this look. I want everything this model is wearing.
Peter Som - loved the color palette, red orange/army green was refreshing after a sea of creams, black and pastels.
Jason Wu - he just knows how to design for women. Great workwearish dresses with high slit skirts, boxy or draped tops with everything gathered beautifully to accentuate the waste. The sequined dress above and a sequined top/pants combo were my favorite looks.
*Since Day 2 isn’t done yet, I actually don’t have access to photos of all the shows from today. I’ve actually been drooling over the Zimmermann Instagram photos I’ve been seeing, but it looks like I’ll just have to post those another day!
I know I’m not saying anything new, but if you haven’t watched Boyhood yet you need to run to the nearest movie theater and go watch it. Such a great movie with nostalgia dripping throughout. Everyone has already heard the concept that this movie was made in 12 years and the actors aged in real time, blahblahblah, but another aspect of the movie was the soundtrack and the setting. The movie reminded me so much of my childhood, partially because of the landscape. I remember playing in Herman Park, going to the Butterfly center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, driving through downtown, saying the pledge to the American AND Texas flag…so many great scenes that made me reflect my life. And I loved how the different years during the movie were triggered by music or objects. In the weeks (if not months) ahead, this movie will definitely be top of mind.
Portrait Every Year, Ellar Coltrane as Mason in Boyhood, by Matt Lankes