Sunday, July 26, 2009
I saw Diane von Furstenberg give a talk last week in a corporate setting. It was fascinating. She was witty, funny and immensely watchable.
What I found surprising was that her speech was full of sex. Usually businesswomen, particularly in a corporate setting, totally ignore sex. They are all sexless beings. They have to be to combat sexism and protect the merit of their accomplishments. Not Diane.
She told us about her boss, who "had a crush" on her and helped her. About how she tried to "seduce" bankers to back her business. And throughout she mentioned how beautiful she looked, whenever she showed a picture of her. And there were lots of pictures of her, looking glamorous. She did not shy away from describing how the dresses she makes are supposed to accentuate a woman's body; make her sexy.
It was a refreshing point of view. Totally in tune with her industry and personality. It just was new in that setting for me; a sometimes corporate drone.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Is it the hanging gardens of the west side? No, it's just the High Line. But it's still amazing. And gorgeous. And different.
Yes it's not really a park, though it has benches (some even move a little bit) and some greenery. But it's a beautiful space that gives you a new view of the city. Panoramic vistas of streets that you are used to walking in and seeing, just not from this angle. Go at night to appreciate the lights on the buildings around it. Go when the sun is shinning to get a new look at the west side and its architecture.
Another reason to love living in Chelsea. Go today!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The trailer for the Sundance sensation "An Education" is out. It stars British newcomer Carey Mulligan, left, who is getting serious Oscar buzz. However all I could think of while watching this clip is how much she looks like Katie Holmes. It's uncanny! Mulligan has been compared to Audrey Hepburn, but I say Katie all the way.
As for the movie I have to say this clip is disappointing. I don't get what the fuss is all about. But I'll keep the faith until I hear otherwise since the buzz is deafening.
We now know what Cate is doing next. Yay. She will star as Lady Edwina Mountbatten in Joe Wright's next project "Indian Summer."It is based on a true story and could be a great showcase for my beloved Cate. It's another period piece and while she has been in many of those, they fit her. So it should be interesting.