University of British Columbia Originally uploaded by Bijou Living Where has Stacy been? I found a job! Two years of searching complete - at least until the end of my contract. I'm working in acadameia - which is where my professional training and education have been.
So, there I was yesterday sitting up amongst the faculty cheering on our graduating class of 2010 and what was I focusing on - shoes, pant hems and gown lengths.
What you wear under your convocation gown is more important than you think. I learned this fourteen years ago at my university convocation. I wore a floor length black skirt and white collared shirt. However, I did not realize that the gown's v-neck would be so high and the length would not be suitable for one of petite stature. I had to tuck in my collar and accept that I quite possibly looked like a nun shuffling across the convocation catwalk.
So, as you strutt off on that runway to shake the hands of people you don't know remember to work that catwa…
Next to the words 'free' and 'deal', 'sale' is my third favourite collection of letters in the English language. I'll probably only wear it to the beach, to yoga or to bed which all happen to be amongst my most pleasurable activities so money well spent.
More wood panelling! I received my daily email update from ELLE Decor South Africa this morning and I just had to share this - what could be my dream home - with you. Head over to their site to view some more great shots by Mark Williams.
silk should feel smoothhigh-quality ties, constructed from three pieces of fabric, should lie perfectly flat, without bumps or ripples.make sure the bar tack is securely attached and on straight - detail, details!pull on the back slip stitch - one that has been sewn on correctly helps maintain the shape of the tie and gathers together when pulledhold the tie over your hand and let it fall. The narrow end should fall directly in the middle of the wide end
Of course everyone is different. I usually pack an extra pair of underwear, socks, deodorant and a pic of my family. aspirinbatteriescameracredit cardsconfirmationseyeglassessunglassesidentificationkeyslight sweaterprescriptions mints/gummoneyouterwearpassport/visareading materialsleep maskear plugstickettoothbrush/pasteempty water bottle (have the flight attendants fill it for you once on the plane)
Two Dahlias by Frances Pelzman Liscio inspired me to do something with the years' worth of pressed flowers and leaves I have. Now if I can only think of something to do with all the rocks I've collected.
15% of the gross sales of Pelzman Liscio's print goes to Puppies Behind Bars, a non-profit organization that trains prison inmates to raise puppies to become service dogs for the disabled.
Philip Crangi has more than good tattoos and jewelry...
I prefer fur. I think it started when I was a little girl with Grizzly Adams. So when I was out having lunch with my friend on Tuesday she announces, 'Jesus has arrived.' when Mr. Big Beard walks in. 'Well, Hello Jesus!' was my response. I then had to explain my preference for the beard. the eyes are the cavern to the soul and the beard highlights them (note Charles Manson - take one look at those eyes and tell me what you think).I enjoy watching men shave, trim, groom.they are pleasurable.they show confidence and non-conformity.I'm not partial to the baby face look.whisker burn is not nice.pheromones under the ear lobe just near the hinge of the jaw.Why grow a beard? to look olderto attract attentionto cover a weak chin, scar or to take attention away from a large nose or lips that are too small or thickfor fun!Which beard for you?
** Your beard should always be in proportion to the size of your face and body…
I watched Rocky the other night on TCM. Well, I had it on anyway. The 'Italian Stallion' wears his hat well and I can see Adrian being a hipster icon. Check out the 1976 version again if you haven't seen it in awhile. Memorable quote from Rocky's trainer, 'You're gonna eat lightning and you're gonna crap thunder.'
One would think it would be easy to find a pair of black trousers - just a simple light weight wool or wool crepe. I don't want tight butt trousers with stretch in them. Terrible. They look cheap, feel cheap and smell cheap. I want a nice pair of tailored trousers a la 1937 Katharine Hepburn or Lauren Bacall to be specific. I've been in the fashion industry for 25 years and I remember what most trousers were like before greed set in.
Oscar de la Renta
I found one pair (above) that were beautifully made but they were $1000. If I had the cash I would have bought them. Yes, I would spend $1000 on a pair of trousers if they were of high quality and a classic design.
Apparently, I'm 'picky'. You know what I say - if I'm giving someone my money (because ultimately I am) they have to deserve it.