Thursday, April 29, 2010

Rodarte Fall 2010 at Nordstrom

  Oh, where to begin!  Nordstrom hosted a special personal appearance with Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters who started Rodarte.  They brought with them pieces from their Fall 2010 collection, which were displayed around a brightly lit space on mannequins and hanging on coat hangers emblazoned "Runway Sample." 

Runway Sample :)

My youngest daughter came with me and it was a lot of fun.  She's only three but she's got a good sense of humor already.  Look what happened when I was trying to take a picture of a beautiful white Rodarte dress.  She thought it was hilarious to keep putting her hand in front of the camera:

It was nice to meet the Mulleavy sisters:

Kate and Laura were both really lovely to talk with.  I probably talked more than they did, but I almost couldn't help it. I'm a chatterbox. They seemed like they could have just been my friends from high school as we chatted because they were totally easy-going.  They were really nice with my daughter, too.
 I like the fact that they are sisters whowork together because I have 3 kids, including 2 girls, and it's one of my dearest wishes that my kids will stay close to each other and run their own business.   

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Friday, April 16, 2010

My Night at the Charlotte Gainsbourg Concert

On Wednesday night I went to see Charlotte Gainsbourg in concert with Mr. Mother of Style.  We found nice seats on the little balcony that overlooked the stage.  That's the stage over my shoulder in the photo below.  It was a great spot because there was a perfect view of the stage and it was right near a little satellite bar on the second level so we didn't have to fight through the crowd downstairs to get drinks. 

The place was packed from front to back:

Charlotte Gainsbourg came out, looking calm and collected, wearing an interesting pair of pants with leather pockets.  I also really liked the top worn by her guitarist and back-up singer. 
 The band started with "IRM," a song that is supposed to reference the sounds heard inside an MRI machine.  Charlotte was in a waterskiing accident in 2007 which resulted in a brain hemorrhage, and had to undergo several MRIs (called IRM in French) in the course of her medical treatment, so that is where the inspiration for the song comes from for this album. 


Charlotte gave us a great show featuring the songs from her newest album. She has a very soft singing voice, and a very calm stage presence. Throughout the show audience members were yelling encouragements to her: "Bravo Char-loooootte!"
At the end of the evening someone next to me yelled a request for "Lemon Incest," the song she sang with her father, Serge Gainsbourg. Charlotte smiled at that, but went on to perform "Couleur Cafe," another Serge Gainsbourg song that everyone went wild over.  It was a really good evening.  Thank you, Charlotte :)  And Francois for getting us the tickets.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Saky Sacks - Green Style on the Go

  I have a new tote thanks to Saky Sacks!

  The pink and yellow floral print is exactly the kind of style I am in love with this Spring.  It's girly and mod and tribal all at the same time.  It's very lightweight, as well as water- and stain-resistant and can hold up to 25 lbs without breaking.  I can even fold it up into a small square (it has a clasp) and put it into my purse so I have an extra bag handy if I need one. 

  I went to the library with my kids recently and it was perfect to use to carry all the books they checked out.  I've also taken it out as a tote to do a little shopping and run errands.  I just kept my wallet, keys and lipstick in a little pouch inside.  It was really simple and a pleasure to carry, and an easy way to be environmentally friendly without giving up looking stylish.  The bags are $24.95, and there are several great patterns to choose from: