Posts Tagged ‘Vogue’

Been a weird week for me (and it is only Tuesday). Thinking here and there, mind from one place to the next. One night I dreamed I was preparing for two interviews at two separate Haute Couture Houses, but I don’t know which Designers. Givenchy? Jean-Paul Gaultier? All I really remember is that I was very excited and had purchased two pairs of super tall high-heeled shoes. One pair was bright red and the other was Carolina blue (Go Tarheels!). I was somewhere in a large hallway practicing how to walk in them, so when I wore them to the interviews I would look like I did it all the time. You know, smooth. Sophisticated. Ha! I’m not sure exactly the job, but it was like next-in-charge. You know what I mean – something special! Oh my goodness what a silly dream.

So now I want a pair of high-heeled shoes. Me. I haven’t worn them in many many years. What am I thinking? That I won’t fall walking around the stacks of the library, or walking back and forth between the printers taking care of paper jams? dang. Once I jammed my ankle (whatever that actually means) when I fell in the hallway in high school, simply trying to look good by making my short little legs look sleek and tall in hopes of getting that boy’s attention that sat near me in English class. Yeah. I got his attention alright! dumb. What am I thinking! This time I might break a hip. 🙂 We’ll see….

My mother used to sew my clothes, and sometimes we would pick out Vogue designer patterns. One of my favorites was a Betsey Johnson dress that had a big flowing skirt, and I wore it with high-heeled blue suede platform shoes. (lookin’ good, ya know.) And walking into the high school cafeteria one day for lunch I fell in front of everyone, books going everywhere. Well you know how embarrassing! I couldn’t wear heeled shoes back then either, and I doubt I’d be any better at it today.

But speaking of Vogue patterns, during my wedding festivities, Mama bought a Givenchy pattern, and we picked out the perfect material with antique lace trimmings. I’ve tried to sew, but I simply did not enjoy it like my mother did, and you could tell because my work was rather sloppy (Mama even majored in Home Economics in college before WWII- focusing on sewing). I gave up that hobby years ago. So I continue to look at fashion mags just for the enjoyment of the new seasonal hues, photography, bizarre hairdos and colors, and variety of fabrics. Like many of the rooms I see in design magazines, these works will not be something I will have as my own, but I can always enjoy what the fashion industry provides from the glossy pages.

Back to my real life, our new library director arrived yesterday, coming to us from the University of Richmond. He has been super busy, but I did get a glimpse of him first thing this morning. So I do know he is real!

Read some today about the debt ceiling votes, in the House of Representatives last night and in the Senate this afternoon. I have a strong opinion about it all, as do most Americans. And that’s that!

Now, which lipstick to wear with my peach-colored blouse tomorrow? See? I told you my thoughts has been flying all over the place, but it helps me take my mind off that strong opinion!


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I slept almost two extra hours last night, which meant I was still up before 6:30am. Since then I’ve had 3 cups of delicious coffee! There was a light breakfast, a tasty lunch of leftover chicken fried rice, and a Pepperidge Farm chocolate brownie cookie that I heated for a bit in my small toaster oven. Soft cookie, gooey chocolate chips. . . oh my goodness was it scrumptious! And I’m usually not a huge lover of chocolate, but today I totally was such a fan! And that, my friends, was when I dove in for a third cup of hot coffee with cream.

Today I’ve written in my journal and emailed a few friends. I watched The September Issue via Netflix streaming, my second viewing. This documentary follows Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington and the others at Vogue magazine in New York as they prepare their tremendously huge and popular fall issue of 2007. I highly recommend this documentary for anyone interested in fashion or artistic abilities of any kind and the business necessary to keep these creations in the public’s eye.

After my recent visit to New York City and my walk through Bryant Park, I just had to watch it again. And now I cannot wait for my 2011 September issue to arrive in just a few more weeks! (FYI – for those that are interested, Bryant Park is no longer the place for Fashion Week; Lincoln Center is the new venue.)

In one of my recent posts I asked readers if they would share thoughts on how they arrange their stuff. How people organize so that they can later find (a very major purpose of a library and its staff). Below is a picture of my most recent pile by my bed. I took the picture just at it looks. Right now. For me I can tell I’ve been in a fashion/design/artistic state of mind lately. No NY Times articles regarding public policy and no books near the top about peace and security. [Hmmm . . . I’m wondering where my book is about Starbucks? I was just reading it the other night – I’m guessing in my backpack.]

If anyone feels like replying, I’d love to know more about how your organize. Books, canned goods in the kitchen, your closet, electronic files, or anything you want to share. If not about organization, then maybe a few sentences about what you have beside your bed today?

Here’s my pile of fun!

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