When I spotted this image of actress Blake Lively yesterday I was reminded how much I like her style. She looks gorgeous in the bias cut Marchesa slip dress above and in fact, in most things she wears.
George Venson is indeed, bringing walls to life in a most fantastical way. He is the New York-based artist behind the newly launched lifestyle and interiors brand, Voutsa that specializes in whimsical wallpapers, custom murals, and wall installations. His new collection is a a visual feast, stunning in both its dynamic use of color and its varied motifs. Best of all, it can now be purchased online.
You can read more about Venson and see Voutsa’s new Spring 2014 Wallpaper Collection here.
If you saw my earlier post you may have noticed all the snow in the background. Much as I’d love to tell you it was simply a prop for the photo, unfortunately I cannot. That snow was the real deal and so was the bitter cold wind blowing up the back of my shirt while I attempted to get my shot.
Since many a face and body will surely begin to suffer the consequences of the cold I thought I would share some of my favorite formulas to rescue dry skin.
There,on a small stage in a room with a checkerboard floor, is Rosi Golan, rehearsing for her show which is less than an hour away. As her run-through wraps up, she descends the stage and walks towards me with a casual ease that says, “I’ve done this before.” Suddenly her hand is outstretched and I am immediately struck by her down to earth charm and her candor about Chicago weather.“It’s sooo cold!” she says. “I’m having a hard time warming up!” Golan, who stays bundled up in her coat during our interview, is more beautiful in person than her photos belie and radiates a warmth that goes a long way toward extinguishing the drafty chill of the second floor green room. What brought Golan to Chicago? The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter has been on tour promoting the release of her new EP, Fortuna, a name, which interestingly enough, refers to the Roman goddess of luck who is said to help those who take bold risks. That begs the question…
From the beginning it has been my joy, my medicine, a lyrical partner in my most intimate moments, keeper of my deepest emotions. Growing up I escaped often into its comforting embrace, losing myself for hours in the words and the melodies. Thousands and thousands of tracks are imprinted on my soul, some to such a degree that hearing them can still carry me away to a place of pure bliss. Some I can’t bear to listen to because they still, even after so many years elicit a profoundly visceral reaction in me that is better left to the past. That’s what the best of music can do to a body. It can crack you wide open and force you to come face to face with your truth. It can move you to dance, will you to get up and try again, and simply make you smile. Gut-wrenching and glorious, a marriage of two extremes—that is the magic of music.