Friday, November 20, 2009
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Once, when I was eating dinner in Rome (in 2004), I spotted a very beautiful Spanish woman wearing a floral dress and fingerless driving gloves. Ever since, I have had a serious crush on driving gloves of all varieties. Upon returning to Madrid (where I was living at the time), I found an amazing pair of driving gloves at the ubiquitous El Corte Inglés. Fast forward; I lost those gloves I loved so much a couple years later after the Rockfeller Center tree lighting.
A new pair of driving gloves subsequently made their way into my life, they were a gift. They didn't fully compare to my OG jumpoffs, but they were a good enough substitute. I wore them endlessly for about two years; I repaired them and sewed them more than once when the seams on the fingers began to unravel. Then, October of this year hit hard and I needed something sturdier, better. I found a solid pair of lined driving gloves that are ideal for winter at Club Monaco. But I wasn't ready to part ways with the broken-in pair I toted around since that unfortunate night at the tree lighting.
The other night before heading out (in typical fashion), I decided to cut the fingers off my old pair of gloves. Now I have fingerless driving gloves, too. They look just like that lady's who inspired me that one night in Rome.
And if you don't know, now you know.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Palani Mohan's Holi photographs via ELUXURY.COM:
Welcoming in the spring with an explosion of color and sound, the Indian Holi festival is celebrated every year on the day after the full moon in early March. An ebullient and wild occasion, it’s made particularly distinctive by the clouds of brightly colored powder and liquids that participants hurl at one another during the celebrations. The practice of smearing neighbor with bright pigments derives from a Hindu legend in which the young prankster Krishna does the same to his mistress Radha, objecting to the difference between his dark complexion and her fair skin. These exclusive images of Holi celebrations were taken by photographer Palani Mohan.
Just because the stock market is recovering does NOT mean that the economy is. Companies are still laying off people by the hundreds, the country's unemployment rate is still close to 10%; all the while major companies (including banks we "bailed" out, Goldman Sachs, ahem) are reporting profits in the billions.
There is something incredibly fucked up going on here.