“Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.” – Doris Lessing
“Careful, the morning, lest it wake from slumber the city half-encumbered by the morning mist…” – John Geddes
I had originally intended for this to be a “Style” post, showcasing a particular outfit that I wore, but as I was sifting through the pictures, I realized that I didn’t really have all the necessary pictures. No close-up of the shoes, no detailed shots of the jewelry and no varying angles and shots of the dress…
And so I was left to ponder, “What am I to do with a few pretty pictures and an incomplete post?” Well mes amours, I shall bless you with these images and something more: a poem that I wrote years ago but never publicly shared. In this way, I guess this is my first merger of fashion and poetry – and since the two are both so near to my heart, perhaps it was intended to be. I believe that in some way, these images capture certain fragments of the essence I was trying to convey in the poem… and so I’ll leave you to enjoy. Au revoir!
“Slowly Rocked Into Slumber” – © Brittany “Bella” Graham (2010)
Slowly rocked into slumber
By gentle words the sweeping wind carries into my bedchamber,
I hear echoes from distant lands, far away…
Soothing softly, reassuring there’s no danger,
I close my eyes and see a stranger,
He opens up his arms to me,
And I cling to his frame like clothes on a hanger,
On reverse winds blowing,
Our destiny is intertwined,
On the intersecting paths we’re going,
Connection far, connection wide,
Across mountains and oceans
Somewhere you reside,
Towards the date two halves collide,
To make one whole,
And reach completion of our lives,
Vague is the face,
We’ll know each other by recognition in the eyes,
Somewhere is love,
Un-encountered, yet bound by ties,
You are… Somewhere in a city unknown,
I’m calling out to the wind
Please bring my lover home,
I sigh…such sweet anticipation of a future embrace,
The wind caresses my cheek, then suddenly vanishes…
Rushing out my window without a trace
Bonjour mes amours! This past weekend, I had the wonderful pleasure of attending the 5th annual La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival (LJIFFF) – and not only was it as beautiful as it had been the year before, it was even more special because this time I had the pleasure of being a part of it.
Not only did my Jacq & Bella partner, Jackie Chambers and I, curate and produce the Blogger & Media Lounge, but we also had the amazing opportunity of presenting our own panel, “Success in Social Media!” It was a glorious and fun weekend and I can’t wait to show off all of my amazing outfit changes! :) This first look is what I wore to present the panel during the first day (Thursday, July 24th) of the festival.
Bonjour mes amours! I neglected to mention in my previous post that although Style Fashion Week was the official designated “LA Fashion Week” – throughout the week there were also many independent shows and designers that presented in various venues across L.A.
(Left to Right: Myself, Jackie of TgifGuide.com and our friend, Megan)
Again, I didn’t cover so much of the “designers” – as I was focused on the full on experience – but I still had a blast hanging out with my girl, Jackie, of TgifGuide.com, and watching Yacht (the scheduled entertainment for the night) perform. Actually, Yacht – who was absolutely AMAZING – just may have been the highlight of the night. On behalf of Project Ethos, the show ran very smoothly, but I’m not really into “slamming” designers… Therefore, in the words of the illustrious Thumper from Disney’s “Bambi,” “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.” :)
Look for my “Style Diary” dropping soon on Shopcade!
Yacht performing at Project Ethos! :)