The other day I was at a clients house and during a casual non-business related conversation I ask her if she had read any good books lately. She, a mother of two small boys, said, “Well, my book club is getting ready to read one.” I said, “Oh really, what?” She said, “I have no idea.” Puzzled, I questioned her further. The truth came out, apparently she is part of a group of young mothers that get together one night a month, spend time together, drink Margaritas and call it Book Club. She said, “When you are leaving your husband at home with the kids, really, you could hardly call it Margarita Club.” I thought this was all rather genius. So this beautiful pink Margarita is for Kim and Jill, two of my clients, in “Book Club” both extremely resourceful young women.
Even though I rarely have much interest in fashion as such, I do have an interest in art and design and I am always drawn to clothing that is art. This beautiful, recent collection from designer house Balmain is unbelievable in it’s richness. Look at the collection as a beautiful representation of all the elements of visual design. Learn something from these stunning pieces…Line, Shape, Direction, Size, Texture, Color, Value…Balance, Repetition, Contrast, Harmony, Dominance, Unity. Trust me it is all here in these exquisite pieces of clothing.
This collection is available for viewing on Dazed Digital, you should be able to click on any part of this post and get there, or for sure the blue link at the end of the pictures.
Getting ready to post my balloon pictures, I decided to Google Treb Heining as see what he was up to these days. This picture came up on MSNBC, so I captured it. No balloon story would be complete with out Treb. What seems like forever ago, Treb Heining, the balloon genius pictured, came to Western Kansas to help us with a balloon release for our Spring Festival. I had just returned from the advertisers conference in Chicago, where I heard about the balloon release Treb had just orchestrated at a birthday party for Prince. Never one to be intimidated, I called and ask if he would consider a balloon release for our spring festival in Colby, Kansas. For reasons, unknown to me at the time and certainly unknown to me now, he agreed to bring Melissa and Whitman and come to Kansas. It was great! One hundred local kids worked two days to help fill the 10,000 balloons, capture them in huge serpent like net bags, and bring them to main street for the actual festival release. Another thirty or so kids helped make the balloon arches he used to decorate Franklin Avenue, our main street. Consequently, we had two days of Los Angeles magic in western Kansas, a great memory that involved this fun guy that apparently still hasn’t grown up.
Treb’s image is by Jae C. Hong / AP. Click on the image and follow back to the origin if you are interested in more information about this balloon artist.
Really, wouldn’t everything be better if men would just step it up.
I am going to Florence soon and will be meeting Aki Choklat, the Finnish shoe designer …so look forward to my pictures and posts of his latest designs for his footware label, Jubaki.