I ♥ gray! Good thing, too, since there are less than 150 sunny days per year. The average is 144, if you want to be exact. Usually our skies are gray – but gray is not a single color, it’s an entire spectrum of itself from silvery ashy gray to coal smudged gray and everywhere in between. One of my favorite paintings from Jackson Pollack is Grayed Rainbow. So, of course, when Luna Jubilee kicked off her Color Challenge with gray, I had to drag myself in-world to swim in the gray rainbow. Continue reading →
As a devoted Project Runway fan who has never missed an episode, I can remember dozens of outfits that impressed me coming down the runway only to crash into the Valley of Bad Design once the model turned and walked back to the curtain. A few episodes back Tim Gunn proffered some of his best advice ever, reminding the designer that good design is 360 degrees – looking good from all angles. Well, some designers he does not have to remind about that are Royal Blue’s Marni Grut and Kenzie & Co.’s Kenzie Craven. These clothes were created by designers so cognizant that good design looks great from the back and sides as well as the front, that I decided to showcase this look from the back.
The Kenzie & Co. Zipper Racerback is the most obviously designed with attention to the back – but look at the lovely Jodhpurs on Crack from Royal Blue – they make your bum look good and the houndstooth detailing adds interest coming and going. The photos were taken at The Looking Glass – a new build from Marcus Inkpen Continue reading →
Stanley Kubrick fans, rejoice. There’s a theatre where you can wander around rooms and sets from Kubrick films including the surreal orange and white bathroom from Clockwork Orange, the milk bar and more. Upstairs at the Redrum Public House Cinema, you can settle in to enjoy the film in a comfy little theatre. I was kicking around a bit so dressed for comfort in these wonderful rolled up jeans and Chola shirt.