Girl Hot Shorts, Found!

I took these shorts from my mom 3 years ago thinking that one day high waisted trouser shorts would come back and then I buried them. For months I searched for them, closet tornado after closet tornado they were nowhere to be found, until Friday! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Amalia thinks they are girl hot, obviously.

shorts: hand-me-down from the mama. tag?
belt: jet rag dollar sale
top: belongs to the roomers
necklace: also belongs to the roomie, i think its wrapz?
boots: bebe
bag: hand-me-down chanel
pizza box: joans. yum.

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Mayer launch at Presse Boutique

I stopped by Presse Boutique, who carries some serious gems (think perfect Proenza Schouler dresses and the most amazing selection of individual pieces you have ever laid eyes on), this evening for the launch of Mayer. The collection was full of soft colors and muted prints in crinkle chiffon and washed silk, along with leather, silk and chain belts to accompany, which may make you ache for summer vacation all over again. The line belongs to Jenny Galluzzos (pictured), NYC-based TV and print journalist-cum-designer, and it all started with a love for her grandmother’s 1970s caftans collected through travels, which became Galluzzo’s obsession, prompting her to intern at Peter Som to learn about design and production, while working on the line. The line is available starting today so dont miss it!

I spoke to Jenny and Zoe, one of the owners of Presse, for a while. They are both inspiring, beautiful women, the type you want to be when you grow up. I also ran into one my favorite bloggers, Tasha from blackburnandsweetzer / racked, who I’ve been dying to meet! She is just as adorbable as one would imagine! Thank you Presse/Mayer for all the goodies!

Tank: forever
Blazer: H&M
Jeans: Seven
Mayer bag: Courtesy of Mayer

Source: LA Racked

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A break from the usual banter for an evening with Spike Lee

The other day when I woke up to the morning headlines, “10 people killed in a bombing outside the United States Embassy and Wall Street continuing to crumble” I thought to myself, “I can’t believe this is happening in my lifetime.” When I was a little girl and would listen to my grandfather’s stories about the war and the great depression, even though he is known to embellish a bit (ok, a LOT, sorry papa), I naively felt safe knowing that was history. I can no longer identify with those thoughts.

This evening I went to a screening of Spike Lee’s new movie, Miracle at St. Anna, a film based on the James McBride novel which chronicles the story of four black American soldiers who are members of the US Army as part of the all-black 92nd “Buffalo Soldier” Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II. Prior to the screening Spike Lee spoke and did a Q&A. He talked about why he made this film which explores a deeply inspiring, powerful story drawn from true history that transcends national boundaries, race, and class. He shared the difficulties of getting black American films financed and argued that executives are much more inclined to drop millions on action films, super hero stories and remake after remake.

We watched the movie and I couldn’t stop thinking. Why are so many points of view overlooked in our history books? Why is it easier to get Batman made than a piece like this? I understand Superman drives box office revenues but why is that what we prefer? Is our society completely corrupt? How have we come this far and now in 2008 face similar challenges? Yes, I know, I sound like a neurotic Jewish mother.

After the screening the lead actors, Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso and Omar Benson Miller held a Q&A. They all joked a bit but got serious when discussing the value of the films content. They talked about the foreshadowing of this year’s election where, for the first time, an African-American is a major party’s choice for president. In the movie there is a scene when two of the characters argue about why they should fight and die when black Americans are oppressed back home in which the reply is “I’m doing this for my children and grandchildren.” Spike Lee thinks that the Buffalo Soldiers are part of that evolution that brought about Barack Obama.” “We had Dr. King, LBJ’s time of the Civil Rights acts, John F. Kennedy and Malcolm X. It just goes on and on,” Lee said. “It is the same hope that our ancestors had being enslaved for years but somehow we knew through going to church, singing our Negro spirituals, praying to the Almighty. We knew that one day we would get there.”

If Obama does become President I only hope that to Spike Lee’s point people believe that these rise and falls happen for a reason, a destiny. If that is the answer for what is going on in the world I’ll embrace it. As for all else in our society, I’m still feeling distraught.

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