Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Avant

 The real reason we visited the Phoenix Art Museum was to see this exhibition, "Emphatics." These avant-garde fashions, now owned by the Phoenix Art Museum, are all from the collection of James and Karin Legato, who owned a boutique called Emphatics in Pittsburgh, where they developed relationships with many of the designers.

That's Norma Kamali up top...
 This is Jean[Paul Gautier, and it TOTALLY looks like me in the 1980s!
 Also Gautier.


 It's (Christian) Lacroix, dahling! (AbFab reference!)

 Thierry Mugler.
 Issey Miyake.
 This is also Miyake (swimsuit with built-in inflatable life ring).
 Alexander McQueen.
 Also McQueen...

There were also vitrines filled with ephemera (fashion show invites, look books, etc.), as well as giant screens with videos of fashion shows. So fun!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Balloon Art




While were in Phoenix for Thanksgiving with family, we went to the Phoenix Art Museum. Among other things, we experienced this artwork by Martin Creed: "Work. No. 2497. Half the air in a given space."

This is a small room filled with giant latex balloons. You enter on one side, walk (blindly) through the balloons, and come out the other side. It is trippy! I had a moment of panic, but it passed...

Gotta love contemporary art!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Tallulah: 2016




Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Hope you enjoyed your time with friends and family (or a peaceful day of solitude, if that's how you roll...

(I don't think that video works, alas--it's a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot.)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Tallulah: 2012

She's got balancing skills! Here she is in 2012.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Tallulah: 2007

One of the things I am very thankful for is, of course, Miss Tallulah Mae, the Wonder Dog, so I thought I would revisit some Thanksgivings past.

Here she is in 2007, giving me some royal stink-eye! Kiss kiss, Miss Miss!


Friday, November 18, 2016

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Portrait of an elderly dog with peanut tin.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

In the 'Hood

This banner appeared last week on the local coffee hut, Meshuggah Shack. I love it!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Natural Accessory

I love these long strands of palm flower buds...so cool! (I do NOT like it when they turn into fruit, however.)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Beachy Keen

 More from La Jolla Cove: pelicans, a surfer, and sea mammals playing in the surf. Ah, Southern California in November!












Monday, November 14, 2016

Supah!




Supermoon! (I got up last night at 3:21 to see it at its alleged closest point to earth--it looked far away to me!) This is it soon after moonrise. It actually looked more coppery than it appears here.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Wear a safety pin to symbolically protest the hateful rhetoric we've heard from President-Elect Abomination! We are!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Sunny Day







And....we're back. Sea lions enjoying yesterday's extra-hot (98 degrees) day...surf was up, as well.