Modest As Cake

Friday, July 31, 2009

A lovely New York City confluence

Well, you can buy the Michelle Obama comic book at Forbidden Planet.

And then, just blocks away at Fashion Institute of Technology, you can walk into a free exhibit of...

Isabel Toledo's "Fashion from the Inside Out."

And what is in the Isabel Toledo exhibit, behind glass, iconic, a piece of history?

Yes, Michelle Obama's inaugural dress!

And, with great respect to Isabel Toledo, the dress only works when it is on... Michelle Obama. The mark of a master designer -- the dress comes to life on the person it was intended for.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Highly recommend: Decade Under the Influence

"Cinematic success is not necessarily the result of good brain work...

but of a harmony of existing elements in ourselves that we may not have ever been conscious of...

an accidental coincidence of our own preoccupations at a certain moment of life and of the public's."

Francois Truffaut

Monday, July 13, 2009

Good Lord! Save the field-dressing for the moose, Sarah!

Thursday, July 09, 2009


via ze frank

"The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer..."

Paul Hawken, May 2009