Less is more, with the following exceptions: good manners, thread count, self deprecation, and real knowing.
Style is how you see the world and how the world sees you. It isn’t today and it isn’t tomorrow; it isn’t a dress or a car or a shoe or a comment — it’s the cut of your sail as you cross this crazy, uncharted sea. Far ahead, legions of boats have already made the crossing —some grander, some more sleek—and still newer boats are always coming up behind you. Style is the manner in which you navigate your one remarkable voyage.
”—“Acquired Taste” - Carol Edgarian for W The New Society April 2011
“The inspired leader’s power base comes not from other people but from her very being, and the path she walks is guided by her own soul. Its hallmarks are creativity, intelligence, organizing power, and love.”—Deepak Chopra
it’s official. at exactly 12:26 this afternoon i fell in love with missy mccullough. it happened right when i got to the ambition poster.
anyhow, i love her & this is why:
at first i was really drawn to her prints. i never thought of myself as a watercolor person. mostly acrylics, mixed mediums, and installation art … but not watercolor. especially the twiggy print. the attention to detail in the eyes is great.
then i got to the custom illustrations. that’s when i said “custom illustrations! whaat?!” bam, this is when miss mccullough and i reach about 5th date status. she’s lured me in with her little print feathers and now she’s peaked my interest further. i want to get to know her more. pretty much, you email her one of your favorite photos and provide a few deets:
1. a little bit about the photo and if there are any details or colors you would like to emphasize. like, maybe you looked ultra fab in that dress, kickin’ up those heels but the old ball in chain was caught in the pic. tell that guy to beat it!
2. a background idea or color
3. what size you would like the print
i personally like #6 of her top ten reasons to get a custom illustration “you can’t decide whether to be a punk or a goth. i can illustrate what you would look like so you can make an informed decision. i can even give you piercings or a cool tattoo without you experiencing any pain… it’s like magic”
that’s when i stumbled onto her blog the long runway about a girl named eva, a small town girl with big dreams… aren’t we all?
i really enjoy her writing. reminds me a little bit of sloane crosley…very charming & full of wit. love her & you should too.
"Share The Road", I think that was the theme for our city stickers last year. But every driver has been in the situation when a biker, blasting his headphones, races out of nowhere in front of you or from behind you. If you’re going to bike in the city … take your headphones off, use hand signals, abide by the traffic lights - behaviors of that nature.
My point is, this Linus bike made me re-think my city cycle logic for a millisecond. this bicycle is beautiful, super sexy.
I leave for Shanghai in a week. I absolutely cannot wait to see this, soak in every bit of culture there is to offer, and learn the business from a brand that is a leader in international luxury fashion. This is incredible.