Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Little Man

For some reason, Alex's school picture was not delivered with the rest of the class last fall. Today we finally got it. Isn't he handsome?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Music Monday--Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni, former supermodel and now First Lady of France, became a successful folk-singer in between those two jobs. An Italian by name, she lived in France as a child, so she has that tri-lingual thing down. Here she is singing "Quelqu'un m'a dit" which I believe translates to "Somebody told me".

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fashion Cards

I started a separate blog for my Fashion Cards, posting images of past and present cards. Check it out.

post by Armilyn

Monday, January 18, 2010

Music Monday--Ramon Sampson

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

A slightly different Music Monday today. Guitar Center runs an amateur drummer competition every year, holding competitions in their stores, regional finals, and then finally culminating in a national Drum-Off in Los Angeles every January. Last Friday was the most recent Drum Off at the Wiltern Theatre. Ramon Sampson from Tennessee won. He's all of 19 years old. Maybe in 10 years Alexander will be performing.

Friday, January 15, 2010

When It Rains, It Pours

Here is the Fashion window display that we did in class including pictures of my Fashionista classmates in the rainy day weather.

David was kind enough to make the sign for my class.

My classmates Diana, Vanessa, Robert, Cristina, Emilio, Tara and Emilo. My teachers Ms. Papillon and Ms. Rodriguez.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Blue Gold The Movie

Ran across a trailer for Blue Gold: American Jeans which documents American (new and vintage) denim industry, from vintage collectors and re-sellers to designers. Looks interesting, but the movie website doesn't really indicate when it will be released.

Blue Gold movie website

Monday, January 11, 2010

Music Monday--Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys performing "Empire State of Mind (Part 2)" live

Monday, January 4, 2010

Music Monday--The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show is one of my all-time favorite TV shows, and viewing early episodes years later, it's amazing to see how well the show holds up. The fashion is obviously dated, but the writing, acting and jokes are really timeless.

Music was a big part of the show, as Cosby was a big jazz fan and had numerous guest stars from jazz and musical greats. This clip presents the classic lip-sync rendition of "The Night Time is the Right Time" by Ray Charles as done by the Huxtables for Cliff's parent's 49th anniversary:

The next year, for the grandparent's 50th, they did a little James Brown. Theo and Rudy pretty much steal the show: