Annie Leibovitz has done it again. Blown my mind. And sparked my, well, curiosity. For the June issue of Vanity Fair, Leibovitz photographed some of the biggest soccer stars set to play in this year's World Cup. Now, several of my friends are already talking about their excitement over the global tournament. I'm really looking forward to it (The World Cup begins Friday, June 11th). However, I must admit that most of my interest in this sport doesn't stem from a longtime love of fútbol. Based on the pictures below, you can probably take a guess why I'll be watching.
Photographer: Annie Leibovitz
Pub: Vanity Fair
Photo Series includes: Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba, Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o, Ghana’s Sulley Muntari, the U.S.A.’s Landon Donovan, Brazil’s Kaká and Pato, Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon, Serbia’s Dejan Stankovic, England’s Carlton Cole, and Germany’s Michael Ballack
I know. I know. Who in their right mind would want those tapered, acid-washed jeans from the 80s? And I'm not talking about the hip versions they're now selling at Urban Outfitters. I'm talking about the real deal, you-probably-owned-a-pair-circa 5th grade, baggy old, hand-me-down jeans. The one's that you "pegged" aka "rolled up" to fit nicely above your sneakers. Yes, those.
Well, I want a pair! Bad. And what's worse is, I also want a similar pair that I can make into cut-off jean shorts. You might think that my fashion sense has gone to shit, heck, you might think I was a Florida Gator, but before you judge, check out the chic, stylish picture below. I think if I paired these shorts with a striped top or a loose fitting blouse, I could pull it off. Then again, I tend to think I can pull a lot of things off. Regardless, I'm super intrigued by this trend so I'm going to give it a try. Now, where in the world (or on the world wide web) can I find something like this? Any suggestions?
As if my roommate and I really need a reason to throw another cookout at our house. But these awesome deck chairs from Artware Editions would be the perfect excuse for one. That, or an excuse to drive to the beach!
Chairs designed by Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Sir Peter Blake, Keith Tyson, among others.
Eleanor Hardwick, a British born photographer, has been capturing amazing images since she was twelve. Now, just five years later at the (still very young) age of seventeen, Eleanor has seen success far beyond her years. The kind most of us can only dream to achieve in a lifetime. Take a look at her truly extraordinary talent and her fun, quirky style.
How cool is this? Urban Outfitters has teamed up with Republic Bike to let you build your own customized bike. If I didn't love my vintage cruiser so much, I'd be all over this. Check out how to create your own bike here. Also, take a look at all of the fun accessories they have to offer. Wicker bike basket? Um yes please!
Bike Types: Aristotle Fixed Gear & Plato Dutch Bike
So as I was perusing my daily reader, I stumbled across this post from Creature Comforts spotlighting Terrain. I immediately loved what I saw so I clicked to visit the website.
And then it hit me.
This is the new extension brand under Urban Outfitters Inc. that was in the works while I was working at Anthropologie two years ago. Terrain has a very similar selection to the things you would find in the home section of Anthro, but with a bit of a gardening, outdoorsy theme sewn throughout. Does anyone know if they've opened a retail store? I believe I remember something about free wine tasting... and if so, I need to visit immediately.
It's the first Sunday I've had in a while where I've been able to relax and enjoy the day. And it was just what I needed. A little me time. A little time to reflect on the past few months and all of the new experiences I've had since I moved to Winston-Salem. I think I'm finally getting used to this small town. I love my job. I love this town in the spring. And I love all of the new friends in my life. I think everything is starting to fall into place.
Have y'all had a chance to check out The Bright Side Project? This blog sponsors a daily giveaway that usually highlights the talents and cool finds of other popular bloggers. It's such a great site! I'm totally obsessed with it, not only because I'd love to win something, but I also think it's such an amazing idea. A site created solely to bring a little more sunshine to your day? Brilliant.
One of my favorite blogs is sponsoring a giveaway to one of my favorite stores. Visit Modish and enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Quirk, a cute boutique store in my hometown – Richmond, VA. They've got some really unique (and for lack of a better word) quirky items. I'm really hoping to win the #52 Reasons to Love Richmond deck of playing cards. How cool? Check it out!
It's 4:30 in the afternoon and I'm already dreaming about margaritas! Here are some fun Mexican themed finds to tide you over until you go out for Cinco de Mayo tonight. Oh, and I threw in some random, yet relevant, pictures of my own. Enjoy! (Spanish Translation: Disfruta!)
Angelle and I at Val and Noah's Mexican Wedding con sombreros
Have y'all been watching The Pacific? This 10-part HBO miniseries focuses on the efforts of the US Marine Corp in the Pacific during World War II. Produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman, it definitely doesn't fail to impress.
The intro theme to the show is my favorite part! Directed by Steve Fuller, this is art direction at its best. Check out the amazing pencil and charcoal drawings/animation below. It will literally take your breath away. And watch The Pacific, quick only two episodes left!