Friday, August 24, 2012

Douces Mélodies.

I cannot get enough of Françoise Hardy. I have been listening to her records non-stop lately. She has this gentleness about her that I just love and admire. Even my cats are mesmerized by her voice. I have read that she is very shy and very uncomfortable in the spotlight. I think that shyness is what keeps her from being pretentious or acting like something she's not. I just find myself drawn to her, I identify with her. Plus it really helps with my french skills to try to translate all of her lyrics. She is a gorgeous, unassuming, angelic soul. Je t'aime Françoise!


"I was for a very long time passionately in love with her, as I'm sure she's guessed. Every male in the world, and a number of females also were, and we all still are." -David Bowie on Françoise Hardy
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom.

I am completely obsessed with Wes Anderson's latest film Moonrise Kingdom. It was such a whimsical, charming story. So beautifully shot, on 16mm I might add. I loved the music, the costumes, the set design, the acting, the camera movement. Wes Anderson always manages to find this wild balance between his love of the fantastical and his dry sense of humor. It always leaves me earning to read some prose and contemplate life and set out on a wild adventure. I plan to be doing a whole lot of both of those in eighteen days in Cape Cod. I plan on dressing with a 60s twist the entire time thanks to the lovely Suzy Bishop. I want to listen to french records and dance on the beach, read poems and fantastical novels, hike through the woods, sail around the harbor, jump off the rocks and go for a swim. So wonderfully inspired. Thanks Wes.

for more moonrise kingdom summer inspiration check out my board on Pinterest. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Never Say Never.

It's strange how we grow. I can recall writing a quote down in a moleskin a couple years ago: 
"I don't do neon."
As the words left my mouth, I felt compelled to jot it down, the sentence somehow defined me. I've always been drawn to wearing black and other neutrals. I've never worn a lot of color, let alone neon. Fast-forward to now, as my life is blooming into a beautiful chapter, I find myself aching for neon accessories, hot pink lips, bold prints, fun colors...I want bright flowers and sunshine everyday! As I have grown I think I have stopped taking myself so dead serious all the time, I have embraced my sillier, whimsical side. It also helps that I have never been happier in my entire life! That definitely  inspires me wanting rainbows draped around me at all times. This once dark little seed is blossoming into a bright flower.

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."-Rabindranath Tagore

Paint my sky.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Love is in the Air.

I haven't been on this blog for ages, I have been in a whirlwind of love. I have recently returned from an adventure in London and Paris. AND I AM ENGAGED! I have just been so happy, like THE HAPPIEST EVER!
It's been hard to be inspired about anything except love these last few I thought I would share the love. It's such a beautiful, wonderful, glorious thing!

spread the love, like butter on the world's toast.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Day in the Life.

I have just finished watching the entire Beatles Anthology and have now begun watching all the special features-which is chalk full of all sorts of great interviews. After viewing over eleven hours of footage I love them so much! So many beautiful melodies, so many wonderful messages, mystical lyrics, romances, heartbreak, stories of all sorts of me their music is pure humanity...classic, radical, thought provoking, always spreading the love. They truly were and are just nothing but extraordinary.
I am sure this will be the first of many, many, many more Beatles centric posts. I find them just endlessly inspirational on so many levels.
The Fab Four.

.all you need is love.