Posts Tagged ‘W Magazine’


October 5, 2009




Los Angeles County homeless population has reached 90,000 – the largest group of homeless people in the United States. The bulk of the L.A. county homeless, 82,291 out of the 90,000, are found in South Central (which includes Watts, Downtown, Pico Union, Boyle Heights, and Hollywood).

I think W Magazine forgot to mention a few things in their Paper Bag Princess fashion spread so I thought I’d include some numbers that represent my city and homelessness. I cannot get these images out of my head and I could no longer avoid posting them. One of my favorite blogs, Thread Bared, has plenty to expound on these photos as well as the re-emergence of “tramp chic” and I strongly recommend you read their critique.

I’m currently working with a friend on educating our community about the severity of homelessness, especially heightened during the downward spiral of this economy. We’re working on a project that I’ll be promoting through this blog and I look forward to sharing it with you. I know you’ll want to be involved.


Moving On Up!

February 3, 2009

jurgensiliconePhoto by Juergen Teller

Dear Readers,

I moved this weekend and our house does not have internet connection yet.  If this week seems sparse with posts that is the reason.  Keep reading though, I might surprise you with something great.


Fashion Intelligentsia

P.S.  That is one of my favorite Juergen Teller photos.  Ever.


October 1, 2008

This weekend it was time to go through my pile of neglected magazines and I came across this Tilda Swinton spread in last month’s W.  Being an appreciator of fashion intellectuals, I was tickled to see Tilda in a variety of fabulous shots showcasing her wide range.  Oh sweet Tilda, thank you for being one of the best actresses in film today who not only takes fashion risks, but also lives a risqué lifestyle in addition to having an impressive academic history.

Tilda Fact [from wikipedia]: In 1983, she graduated from Murray Edwards College at Cambridge University with a degree in Social and Political Sciences. She has two Honorary Doctorates: one from Napier University in Edinburgh, received in August 2006 and one from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in Glasgow, received July 2006.

More photos after the break