Happy Friday mes amis! I hope every one is gearing up for a great weekend. Now that NYFW is behind us, I've had a chance to digest the hundreds of posts from attendees on what's going to be hot this fall. While I loved looking at everyone's photos and perusing your thoughts, my favorite post was from The Trendy Dwarf, who shares his experience about the Transexual Jesus. I highly recommend reading the post - it's funny, and the video is totes amaze I imagine this is sort of how NYFW goes for some goers.
A week late (thanks to the flower shop deciding a girl didn't need flowers on Valentine's Day), but exactly what I needed to help lift my spirits today. My favorite flowers from my tall dark drink of handsome.*
*His words on the accompanying card - how could I not love that man?
Years ago I made a huge leap of faith, packed up my belongings and moved across the country to Boston. It was scary and exciting all at once, and once I settled in, I was convinced that I could pick up and move anywhere. Stephen and I have often talked about moving to a new country and we're both keen to learn first hand about a new culture, new government, new language, etc.
This past week I was in Orlando for a trade show, working with a new client who is based in Paris (and opening US headquarters here in Boston.) Listening to the language, meeting these wonderful folks, meeting many additional European folks during the show re-enforced that there is a HUGE world out there, and that I am doing myself a disservice to not experience it. And honestly, I felt embarrassed to admit that I had never traveled to Europe. I mean, I'm surrounded by globe trotters who are speaking multiple languages, and here I am, an American who has never seen the world outside some trips to the Carribbean, who forgot the 4 years of French I studied. As proud and accomplished as I've felt in my life (I moved across the country!!) I felt very aware of how much more I could be doing, and how much more I want to do!
I can't say that I'll be moving anytime soon, but after last week, I'm definitely inspired to pack my belongings once more and look for a new adventure. And I think ithe first place to start is by brushing up on my French. It seems like the most versatile European language, and I feel like even if we didn't go to France, at least we would have a leg up on a foreign language for a country like Belgium. Although looking at these images, how could you not be inspired to go? So tell me, is there any place you've been inspired to move to, and why?
Have you seen the commercials for the campaign "It Gets Better" which shares messages of hope to youth struggling with their GLBT identities? The ‘It Gets Better’ campaign is a global video project designed to communicate the message to young LGBT kids and teens that IT GETS BETTER and no matter how hard it is, how dark a place you are in, to hang in there and just hold on to the truth that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that you are not alone.
Recently, my agency invited our GLBT employees to share their stories on film, which will be shared online at It Gets Better. While I don't typically talk about my work or job on here, I felt compelled to share this message. Why? Because I have friends who are gay, and I'm humbled by how amazing my agency is, to take a stand, and proactively commit to supporting our employees, regardless of race, regligion or sexual orientation. It's one thing to accept your employees for who they are, but it's an entirely different thing to encourage them share their stories of struggle, support and love, and to let the world know that it does get better.
The note shared with our team worldwide summed it up best: "At Text 100 we are always very proud of the good that we do for our clients but it’s worth remembering that the core and currency of our business is our people and after hearing so many positive stories I’m confident in saying that we are very rich indeed."
If you're one of the lucky ones going to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC next week, the greatest honor you can receive is scoring an invite to your favorite shows. The ladies of Refinery 29 were kind enough to share some of the invites they scored, and if the invites are any indication of what's to come walking down the runway, we are in for a treat!
So tell me, are you going to FW, and if so, what shows are you going to?
Proud sister alert about to take place. My little brother, who is an incredibly talented musician (no bias here) announced that one of his bands, Clyde and Clem's Whiskey Business, will be playing at SXSW as a showcase band!
As a sister, I couldn't be prouder of him. He works so hard, playing in two bands what seems like every night of the week, trying to make a living doing what he loves. To get invited to play SXSW is just the beginning for them.
In honor, I thought I'd share a video of them performing. Phil, aka Clem, is the one in sun glasses singing. If you happen to be at SXSW, check 'em out.
This past weekend had me wandering around Back Bay, which naturally meant dropping into some stores and checking out the latest wares... mostly shoes. Naturally I found some shoes and now have a mad case of shoe lust.
Valentino Studded Wedges via Saks
Do I even need to say anything about how amazing these wedges are? But... with a $700 price tag they're definitely a splurge and I need some time to save up for them.
Kate Spade Eryn Flat
On my way to Sunday's Bar Method class, I wandered by the Kate Spade store. Thanks to an email a few weeks ago, I knew how cute the spring line is, so I thought I'd pop to see things up close and personal. While perusing, I noticed that these beauties were on sale. It didn't take more than 30 seconds of walking around to decide that I needed these. And hey, did I mention they were on sale? At a fraction of the Valentino wedges, these definitely seemed like a steal. I can't wait to style these in some upcoming posts.