Entries in Art (12)
Do you keep a diary? I sure don't (although I suppose this is a diary... of sorts). It would be lovely to do such a thing. How wonderful would it be to look back at any given day and have an exact record of it? It is your life, after all. Wouldn't it be good to remember more than just the superlative (good and bad) moments? Plus, the 'me' culture that pervades should make it super appealing to folks too. A whole book dedicated to moi (even if it is written by one's self)?!
I'm a huge fan of Moleskine notebooks and day planners, which both my husband and I hoard. At any given moment there are at least two dozen in the house. But the new Keel’s Simple Diary™ from Taschen might start to elbow in on the above obsession. Swiss (of course) artist and author of (unsurprisingly, a book series called All About Me) Philipp Keel has designed the Simple Diary to inspire and promote the maintenance of a daily diary (no matter how mundane) with 'illuminating inspirations, queries and illustrations to enable to reader/creator to explore, navigate and document their daily life'.
Whatever. If it gets me to actually open the book and put something down in it every day, then I'm there... (I mourn the sunken cost of all my half-filled notebooks!). Apparently, with the Simple Diary, the pressure is taken out of putting down your daily thoughts and observations... distill a little meaning from all that white noise in your life and all that. I'm all on board... as soon as my ear stops humming from having it smooshed against a mobile for too long. Oh, and maybe just one more post first and a tweet or two.
Keel's Simple Diary by Taschen available on SimpleDiary.com.
Beauty coverage is easy peasy to come by during the annual fashion weeks... that's not an issue. Everyone from bloggers to editors, stylists and PRs report on the good stuff, taking amazing pics so that those of us working remotely have a JPEG cornucopia to chose from when posting about said FWs afterwards. I thank those lovelies on the front line. With out you, where would our virtual reportage be!?
So, there's only one LFW invitation I was gunning for this year (not that I can make it anyway, but that's besides the point)... I didn't know it would be the only one I truly cared about until after I received it but, there it was and all I could do was endlessly Google all the names listed on it (not something I had done with the others).
Mile End's 40 Winks (the place to stay in London if you're so avant-garde, so trendy you don't even neeeed to be seen in the lobby of Soho hotel or spilling out of the Groucho. You just want to get away from it all because, darling, the adoring public is just such a menace) has a pop-up shop for LFW this year and they are featuring, among other hyper-cool London designers, Katherine Wardropper. I COVET her fabric and leather creations (did you see the leather wall hanging above? Madness). If there were one designer I could afford and visit during LFW this year, it would be Ms Wardropper.