Because there's just too much ugliness.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I wanna be the one to walk in the sun..

and let us go Old School tonight, I'm quite in the mood.

further, let us go with an Old School CLASSIC which may never be topped in the history of girlyness.

Do enjoy.

And if you're not smiling by the time this is over, there is something wrong with you.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Its Alright, Its Okay

Everyone who knows me is aware that my absolute love is Zooey Deschanel. If I could switch bodies and personalities with anyone on the planet, I would choose her instantaneously.
and her voice!
Her speaking voice is so lovely, I think she got the message and began to develop her singing voice, too.
I know this isn't everyone's taste, but for me this is happiness wrapped up in 3 minutes and 5 seconds.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Christian Dior Spring Couture 2010

could this be any more incredible? of all the frilly, frothy, lacy, elegant, perfectly gorgeous clothing lines in the world, this has got to be one of the top.
Give it up to John Galliano, who is now in control of the always stunning Christian Dior.

Sheer joy at these shots:

Karlie Kloss has such poise:

look at the makeup. impeccable:
and the details, the colors, the unbelievable tailoring:
these phenomenal shoes:
could this get any more gorgeous?

the ultimate wedding look:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

in the garden

Monet. Maybe one of the most famous painters of all time, certainly the most famous impressionist.
But there's a reason why:

Reading about Monet, I see he was the ultimate perfectionist. He wanted to know and be able to do everything:
"The further I go, the sorrier I am about how little I know: it is this that bothers me the most."

"Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It's enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it"
He loved nature, adored nature. Gardens, seas, and flowers brought him the very most joy in life, it seems:
"I would like to paint the way a bird sings."
He obsessed over color, fantasized and dreamed about colors:
" You'll understand, I'm sure that I'm chasing the merest sliver of color. It's my own fault. I want to grasp the intangible. It's terrible how the light runs out. Color, any color, lasts a second, sometimes 3 or 4 minutes at most..."
And painted his beautiful nature with all his color knowlege constantly, never stopping between one painting and another, for hours and days at a time. Still, he was never satisfied:
"I know well enough in advance that you'll find my paintings perfect. I know that if they are exhibited they'll be a great success, but I couldn't be more indifferent to it since I know they are bad, I'm certain of it."

I feel like I know exactly what he's talking about in my own life...but Monet himself couldn't be more wrong. These pieces are absolutely gorgeous.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I thought she was done...i was Wrong Baby Wrong!

All through my early teen years, Martina McBride was by far my favorite musician. I thought she was gorgeous, and her voice blew me away. I had four of her cds that i listened to continuously, and i knew every word to every song.

As i got older, however, Martina's talents dimmed for me. I found stranger, lesser known indie acts that sang more depressed and moody songs to match my new depressed and moody self. Martina's girl power music began to feel a little cliche and forgettable. Plus, she was getting older...and less popular. I silently disowned her as my favorite, in favor of something more edgy.

Aha, I've finally grown up enough to come back. I'm so happy to rediscover Martina and her talents, and no longer feel the need to be ashamed of her sometimes over-the-top upbeat-ness.
Happily, my rediscovery came along just as she released a new single; one that I think may actually go somewhere! I'm delighted, and would like to share it with you:

its okay if you're still at the squeamish point and don't feel like this song is quite "cool" enough for you to like; I understand. But just store it away, and sometime out in the sunshine you're gonna come back and be happy to be friends with the lovely Martina McBride.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


JR is my manager. He came from India when he was 14 and worked as a busboy, barely able to speak English. Now he just turned 20, and doesn't even have a hint of an accent.

JR is often gruff and strict. He's easily moody, and complains a lot. He's famous for making a joke or comment, not liking how you reply, and announcing "you're fired." Of course, nobody takes him seriously, though some get mad. I don't mind, he's kidding. I know beneath all that, he's a perfectly lovely human. If I was in trouble, he'd come to my rescue in a minute. I know he cares. He just likes to hide it.

Still, nobody likes to be in trouble with JR, and neither do I. When he calls out to you-"Kate, I need to talk to you. come here." then something is wrong. I used to be scared. Now I know him to well to be scared-he just likes to be intimidating.
When i heard "Kate, come here." today, I figured i'd forgotten something.
"yeah JR?" i called from accross the room where I was refilling ketchup.
"come here." he repeated. I walked over to him.
"what's up?"
"Kate, what's St. Patrick's day?" he asked. I smashed my smile. He'd probably waited all day for me to get to work so he could ask. He knows I'm the only one who wouldn't laugh at him. I explained it to him as best I could, and he nodded.
"Cool. Get to work." he said, and walked off.

You don't know how honored I felt that he trusted me enough to expose his Indian unawareness. It was so sweet!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Red Carpet Fashion: Oscars

Dissapointing season again...what's with this?

Still, a few winners I can salvage and display:

i know this might be unpopular, and i typically hate Miley's red carpet style, but I think she looked brilliant at the Oscars. Perfect fit, lovely color, and adore the hair and makeup!

This would have been my favorite gown if it had been in electric blue or cream or mint. The style is stunning. Mariska Hagartiy isn't especially beautiful, but this is such a good dress!

Honestly, I chose this because I love the pink matte lipstick paired with the blue of the dress. props for prints on the red carpet...though I wish Maggie Gyllenhaal would start wearing a bra:

This is a not-quite-as-wonderful version of Miley's gown. It's here because I love the hair blowout, and Cameron Diaz hasn't looked this good on the red carpet in years!

Honestly, I just love the dress on Karlie Kloss. but Jennifer Lopez gives it her best, and if she was posing better, it would have actually been gorgeous. This gown is inspired by the moon:

Still going back and forth on this one. Zoe's dress (no surprise) got the most attention. What do I think? The top is flawless. The bottom, I still can't decide. Any opinions?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Oils and Life

I never mention my school life because it doesn't happen to be particularly lovely, but I am in college. One of the classes I'm taking is called art appreciation. its remarkable how the school system can take something so dynamic and beautiful and fascinating as art and painting and make it lifeless and flat.
I don't enjoy the class, and neither does anyone else in the room.

But last week we hit on a painter that not even such a boring class could dull its life! Renior.
Here's a few of my favorites, depicting moments of happy togetherness.

Isn't he wonderous? So lifelike and realistic, but so much cleaner, fresher, happier than real life. Like the way real life should be. I adore these paintings.
The youth enjoying their waterside spring vacation, the young ladies relaxing, the dance in the park, all of it! I'd like to jump into them and join in the fun.

Monday, March 8, 2010

All Hail Warm Weather

Today was the first truly pleasant day in months. The sun was actually yellow, the sky was actually blue, and there weren't any traces of precipitation. I am delighted-so ready for warmth!
In honor of this refreshing weather, and because I think they're cute and quirky, I'd like to feature some springtime bycicling pictures:

I'm not exactly sure why I associate spring and going biking, but I do. Its youthful and windy, just like spring. I guess that's why. I hope the photos make you smile. They're all recent fashion ad campaigns, but I just like them cuz they're fun.

Anyone have any idea what the big yellow thing the boy and girl are pulling is? I like to think its the sun itself.

Friday, March 5, 2010

She don't know she's beautiful...

^^ young man and his girlfriend...i just love this photo!!

Now if this isn't lovely, I don't know what is!
There's this young man trying to convince his girlfriend that she is beautiful, even though she says she thinks she isn't. He's trying to get 1 million fans on facebook, saying then maybe she'll agree. Isn't that darling of him?
And, happily, the girl truly is gorgeous, so you don't even have to lie to join it! haha:

If you care to join, click here.

Home Is Wherever I'm With You

I don't think there's any words for this one...except the most marvelous thing I've ever seen!
Its Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros...and its absolutely beautiful. I want to be them. So very much.

Anyone care to join me? No really, who's up for jumping in a van and wandering across the country?

It almost makes me want to cry with gorgeousness...I get all jumpy and delighted inside.