January 22, 2009
Thank goodness that we live in a country where we have the right to speak our collective minds about any and every topic we choose, where we are so incredibly blessed to have the right to opinions but when we start to tie world issues to a person’s own sense of style, a clear picture becomes evident of just how thoughtless, feebleminded and one dimensional some can be. When we put overdone emphasis and pointless markers on people who have much more important things to focus on like being a great mother and the quest to help bring a sense of peace to military families, it’s no wonder why our skewed priorities have brought us to this troublesome place we now find ourselves.
Fashion is so many wonderful things but it’s not the stuff great countries or great people are made of.
Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
January 12, 2009
Mercury, the planet of communications, has just entered its first 3 week retrograde period for 2009. There will be 3 more this year, 1 more than usual. When a planet goes retrograde, it appears to be moving backwards, at least from our perspective on Earth. In astrology, this typically means that travel plans are disrupted, electronic communications like emails and faxes could be lost, one-on-one conversations can be misconstrued. It is advised to not sign or enter into any contractual obligations or buy new electronics because whatever you do may have be returned, re-done or re-worked once Mercury gets back on course. Unless you’re a believer, you’re probably laughing right now but during Mercury’s last retrograde period for 2005 and 2006, my computers imploded and all data was lost both times. In 2007, I missed receiving 3 very important emails with call to action requests on 3 different days during a retrograde. Last year, while traveling to Philadelphia by train, the tracks which we were traveling on separated causing a 4 hour delay. I can give even more examples of frustrating situations that have happened to people I know during Mercury’s fury. Coincidence? Bad luck? Perhaps but I lay low when this planet’s in a time warp. The best astrological advice I’ve received for how to coexist with these forces is to use the time to reflect and regroup. It’s the perfect time to organize your existence and plan for the future. Yes, life goes on and we are powerless to stop it but we can use caution in our everyday decisions and dealings. Check out this 2008 Mercury retrograde calendar and try to remember what kooky but significant events may have occured that could have been the result of this planetary phenomenon. If you’re still not a believer, that’s ok. I’ll bet that now when your Blackberry stops working or you don’t receive an important voicemail message from your boss, you'll remember this blog post and wonder...
By the way, this retrograde period ends on February 1st. Oh yeah, backup your laptops now too.
January 8, 2009
January 5, 2009
But through it all, I would not trade one sleepless night, missed meal or pierced fingertip. It’s every designer’s dream to be able to connect so closely to their work and I think this collection has brought me full circle. Please enjoy. Now, will I ever be able to part with any of it?!