Thursday, September 25, 2008

Style Icon: Parker Posey

I don't know what the first Parker Posey movie I saw was. Perhaps it was subUrbia when I was babysitting or Best in Show at a friend's house. Regardless, I know I immediately fell in love with her. Whether she portrays a rock star's sexy manager in a drama or a neurotic, braces-clad Weimaraner owner in a mockumentary, her unique charisma and mad skillz are off the hook.

Though she truly shines on the screen and stage, when Parker is not acting she still rules. Her classy style is simple but not boring. She rocks the statement piece like no other. Fun tights, accessories, pleats, scarves, bold bags, and even her pup act as the cherry to her look on and off the red carpet. She has such a crisp look, I would love to see inside her closet! Parker isn't a daring style icon, simply a smart, witty actress with a smart, chic style to match.

I was just doing an interview with a girl who's 25, and she says that everyone she knows is a fashion designer. She's like, "Where do you get your clothes?" Why do they ask that? Everyone's asking that. You go to these things and people always want to know what you're wearing, instead of what you're reading, or what you're thinking. —Parker Posey

L.A. doesn't get me... I think I scare them, or maybe they just don't know what to make of me. —Parker Posey

I'm the character actor in Hollywood movies, the girl who has to be annoying so the guy can go to the other girl. —Parker Posey

I’m in a good place night now. I’m not in a place where I think I should have kids because it’s the thing to do. There’s a part of our society that thinks if you’re a woman and you don’t have children, there’s something wrong with you, that you aren’t complete, and that you are overly ambitious. I’m a mother to a lot of people. I exercise that part of myself. Honestly, I don’t know if it’s in my plan, and I’m approaching 40! I’m really happy to be single and independent and successful. —Parker Posey

Being perfect and looking young and looking beautiful and having wealth - I think people just want that. So they want to see that or dream about it or they want to be movie stars. I want to be a rock star. Really. I'm not ashamed. I want to get on stage and sing. And I can't, but I want to. It's all fantasy, you know? —Parker Posey

Black eyeliner says you've been through stuff, you know things. —Parker Posey

Here is a dorky fangirl mosaic I made of Parker. I didn't want to clog up the whole page with a giant string of cute Parker looks, so you can find all of these faves of mine on my Flickr page. The links to each individual picture are below the collage!

My Fall Wishlist!

This isn't everything, but some of the things that I want the most!

patterned tights

*all from

shoes with mad details




churidar trousers


Friday, September 19, 2008

Blog I love

I am totes in love with Tavi. She is the raddest 7th grader ever. I found her through Tricia on bits and bobbins. I think she has the wildest style. She is a total star. She blogs about her style experiments and her fashion inspirations. Her totally unique style eclipses many seasoned fashioned bloggers. The mad innocence and silliness puts this blog in a wild new category. I love when she nostalgicises to when she was younger and mentions the other kids at her school. Tavi also likes to make pop culture references from the 1990s, which is surprising as she had not developed into a self-aware being until the cusp of the second milennium.
Tavi is one of the fellow "Style Mavens" I follow on my Google Reader page, which I invite you to peep:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The most honest thing I've ever written on this blog

I am having a tough time these days and live for distractions and meaningful interactions. This week is stressful: loss of a loved one, having to perform, and seeing an ex I have yet to get over. Of those three things, none has happened yet, but they will all happen this week and it is harrowing. My chest is tight; I feel as if my heart is swollen with sadness and confusion. My eyes remain puffy. I am swirling in a vortex of half-thoughts, memories, and all the strongest emotions. At any moment I equally desire to get away, seek out a sedative and to meditate out my true feelings and find peace through a clearer understanding, but I---