Monday, May 21, 2007

Lipstick & Magazines #75: Good


I've been browsing the heck out of Lochers shirts and jewelry. Take some time with the wears on this site, self-described as "sweet yet perverted." They are so sneaky! How french and wonderful!

Gypsyville's junk gypsy style is pretty awesome too. I like their rhinestone bee pin a bunch.


If your inner ballerina would appreciate a gorgeous graphic novel written by former ballet dancer Siena Charson Siegel and illustrated by her husband Mark Siegel, check out To Dance. It's lovely. Perfect gift for 6 year old girls. Or boys!

If you're craving a gorgeously-written, evocative and poignant novel about a little girl's mysterious disappearance from San Francisco's Ocean Beach, check out The Year of Fog. Local author Michelle Richmond leaves you questioning memory and wondering throughout as you follow this restrained yet almost romantic story.

For a healthy (or really unhealthy actually) dose of science and history, check out Steven Johnson's fascinating The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic-and How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World.


You simply MUST see Waitress.
Really. You must. So charming.
Go now. Call in sick.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Lipstick & Magazines #74: Live

Without a doubt, there is someone in your life who is the perfect recipient for a lovingly wrapped copy of Monkey Portraits by Jill Greenberg. These photos are really amazing as are most of Greenberg's pics of all sorts of hot celebs and animals. Something about that crazy light.

Have you seen these Japanese Baby-crying Contest Photos. I can't quite figure out what I think about this - funny? cruel? At least some of the babies are sleeping through it (how?).

Love love love these Apples and Pears pajamas from The Cat's Pajamas and for the younger ones, a Future Librarian onesie from Buy Olympia. So sweet!

Finally, Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time by music writer Rob Sheffield is so lovely I'm taking it as slow as I can, which many know is difficult for speedy-reader me. But he is so spot on about the intersections between love and memory and living a life in our popular culture that I can't bear to finish it too soon. Trust me and read this book.