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Since we're officially stranded in the gray purgatory between V-Day and spring (and all I want to do is hide under the covers, browse YouGrowGirl.com and wait for my daffodils to bloom), I'm drawn to anything floral--especially these sweet pieces by UK-based Sew Lovely. Designer Charlotte Alexandra's collection of jewelry and hair accessories bursts with blossoms, and nearly everything is well under $23. I can't wait to host a garden party in the Satin Petals necklace...you know, once I actually plant that garden I talk about every year.
Thursday night I went to see the Built by Wendy Fall collection and it was beautiful. With a mix of super short wool dresses and skirts and sleek pants, the vibe was part sexy librarian with a little mod kick for good measure. I really loved the tweed pants and jeans with the little tie at the bottom, sort of a reined in harem pant, but much more utilitarian than hippie. I also was digging the print D'Urberville dresses and tops which had a chic vintage look.
Whatever, some people are in love, blah blah blah. I've never really cared about V-day, it kind of steps on my birthday toes (which was yesterday by the by, amazing recap blog coming Monday! Teaser: I wore a belted Snuggie over a Budweiser bathing suit). But what I do love about the holiday is the tradition of listening to A Date With John Waters in the office (as you know we have a couple music traditions we honor around here). Check this NPR interview out and listen to some of the tracks. It is seriously all good.
Check it out! Our fave little drummer girl Rachel Trachtenberg of the band the Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players is selling her homemade valentines day art cookies in Brooklyn today and tomorrow. Here's the deets if you wanna nab a celeb-crafted treat for your sweetie: Rachel will be on Bedford Ave between North 6th and 7th streets on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th from 1pm to 5pm with samples. The cookies are $3 a piece but will go for $5 on Valentines Day.  She can customize them for you with a loved-ones name, your own personalized message, song title etc.
For those Bay Area Busties, this weekend  marks the opening of Candacy Taylor's exhibition Dishing It Out at the San Francisco Library, introducing you to one of America's most treasured subcultures; our career waitresses. Opening tomorrow, February 14th, this exhibit documents those hard working ladies who've been slinging burgers, coffee, and familiar faces to loyal patrons for decades.
I love the gals from Ladies Circus and all the peeps that live at The House of Yes, so when Anya called me today to help spread the word about this fundraiser I was stoked to help. Last year her house burnt down and her and her roommates have been building an amazing new space. It's part house and part creative/performance space. She is auctioning herself off on a Valentine's Day date and the money they raise is going to build The Sky Box in the House of Yes. Tell every single dude you know, this lady is smokin hot, super funny and insanely motivated.
It feels like this week will never end! If you feel the same way here is something to get us through until the weekend.
I spent last weekend at the New York Comic Con, and as per usual, had a wonderful time. Comic cons might get a bad rap, but for me, they're just a place where people can unabashedly celebrate the things they love about comic books, sci-fi and fantasy, and more. Now the video games have taken over large chunks of the con floor, it's a little bit harder to get around, and Artist's Alley--the section of the floor where artists set up shop, sell prints, and do sketches for fans--seemed smaller than usual. Still, the best part of the con was the panel discussions.
Once upon a time there was a mom in France who realized her four-year-old daughter Capucine was totally awesome at telling stories, so she started video taping her and putting the clips on Vimeo for the world to enjoy. It didn't take long for net surfers to get totally obsessed with Capucine's stories - posting them all over the place, and that's when her mom had another great idea.
Everyone's been having fun hating on 'He's Just Not That Into You,' but I, for one, won't join in -- I'm just not that into hating on chick flicks (I've pointed out before that no one ever hates on dick flicks - like all those stupid video-game inspired films, etc). But at least that movie went to the theaters.