Mimi - Cat Model Extraordinaire

Mimi is a mostly outdoor cat that lives across the street. She has the mentality of a dog though and is outgoing and not adverse to propositioning everyone who walks by for a belly rub.

I was outside washing the car and she trotted over to do what she thinks are her best cat modeling/belly-rub-tempting poses but this time I had a camera in my car to capture it. Cats are so fun to photograph, my dog could not be less bothered..but he has instagram anyway ;) Werk it Mimi.

 
 
 
 

+yes she was paid in belly rubs for her work ;)

Leaders of the Pack

Just when the fashion blogging field became saturated and readers were spoiled for choice...I got bored. The number of style-centric blogs I was reading plummeted to just a handful that kept me inspired instead of feeling blah or wanting to over-consume things. These are my few favorites which I'm still reading for their classic style {which appeals to me} or just their fun, original photography; in case you're looking for something new to read!:

+Trini {Madrid, Spain} // my go-to, super classic style

+The Time is Grey {Los Angeles, California} // very cool mixes of American Apparel and vintage

+Harper & Harley {Sydney, Australia} // polished neutrals that are never boring

+Fancy Pants {Cape Town, South Africa} // pretty style photos but absolutely dreamy pro photoshoots from this photographer

+4th + bleeker {New York, NY} // when she posts it's brilliant, when she doesn't...well, thank god for instagram

+We are 365 {Stockholm, Sweden} // two sisters I've been reading for years with the most adventuresome way with a camera

+Jasmine {Brisbane, Australia} // my favorite for inspiration, she dresses as cool as the graphics she creates, I want everything

+Linn Hansson {Stockhom, Sweden} // a photographer for biggies like Angelica Blick, Linn recently started her own blog with her unique take on style and great inspiration posts

+Shine by Three {Sydney, Australia} // well-known blogger but I've stayed for the constant creativity, superb photography and the funny writing

+Coco & Vera {Vancouver, Canada} // everyone has to follow one French-girl-style blog, this is my pick

Vaguely Important People

This is such a good tumblr when you need a good laugh:

Vaguely Important People

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The Brooklyn artist, Catherine Pearson, works at an Isabel Marant store by day and on off-days she goes into her studio to paint or create these hilarious pieces.

In her own words: "I started because I was going through a period of feeling stuck in my studioand then I started going back to life drawing classes and just had so much fun. And I've always had a terrible sense of humor, so over rose with friends we developed this idea. Virginia Woolf-erine was first."

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Magazines...Still Here

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I don't usually collect things. And I don't read a tremendous amount of magazines. I mean magazines and blogs are supposed to be dead I've read ;) But I do tend to hold on to my T Magazine {out of the New York Times} and my WSJ Saturday Magazine {out of the Wall Street Journal}. I actually read back through them for inspiration. Sure with the intellectual/off-beat articles you also get a healthy dose of pretension and $495 shirts being called affordable {cough, cough} but still...the good outweighs the bad and silly. Here's some good articles from this month. They share almost everything online anyway so they're a nice read wherever you are:

Inside a Homey Design Firm {WSJ Magazine}

The 1/2-Century Long Renovation of the Versailles of Latvia {T Magazine}

How Jagger and Supermodels Learn Their Moves from This Guy {WSJ Magazine}

Look They Knew How to Take Fun Photos Before Instagram! {T Magazine}

Ski Shoes

After beating up my ballet flats pretty good I decided to replace one pair with something different. I got these from Zara Kids so they do have hidden velcro instead of buckles (OK, that’s a little embarrassing) and apparently children no longer have grip on the bottom of their shoes because I went down the dog ramp like a pro skier. But they’re a little bit different from my norm and I like them. Alright, that’s all I can talk about fashion before I’m bored.

I was thinking of a way to “vignette” these as we see all too often on Instagram (I have too many thoughts on that subject, that deserves its own post and it will have one) when I decided to just stick these on my dresser with how it looks in real life. Erm…that’s a polar bear, not rat ;) …it was a present, ha!