Sass and Circumstance

The indulgent musings of a Los Angeles bon-vivant.
  • August 16, 2012 9:48 am
    andy and his muse.
a pleasant reminder that everyone needs one, and no one can be as effortlessly cool as those two. 
now i just need to think where this can go in my already too-small-for-my-own-good apartment. 
boo.  View high resolution

    andy and his muse.

    a pleasant reminder that everyone needs one, and no one can be as effortlessly cool as those two. 

    now i just need to think where this can go in my already too-small-for-my-own-good apartment. 

    boo. 

  • August 14, 2012 2:49 pm
    funny how this works for both sexes (just sub out suit here, a loafer there). 
if adonis and aphrodite had a love child…it would hands down be tom ford. 
i wonder if i could be adopted…
jaymug:

The essentials by Tom Ford

    funny how this works for both sexes (just sub out suit here, a loafer there). 

    if adonis and aphrodite had a love child…it would hands down be tom ford. 

    i wonder if i could be adopted…

    jaymug:

    The essentials by Tom Ford

  • August 13, 2012 10:08 am
    champagne just makes everything sparklier. 
here’s to you bette.  View high resolution

    champagne just makes everything sparklier. 

    here’s to you bette. 

  • August 9, 2012 1:23 pm

    my new dream home. 

    n.b.d.

    it’s in waiheke, new zealand. and while i have never really heard of waiheke, i do know it is mentioned in a nicki minaj song, therefore must be dope. also because it now has a house that looks like this. 

    it is also near a very large (and apparently yummy) vineyard. that also, coincidentally, uses the same rock the house was built with to flavor it’s wine. 

    you see? this house really was just made for the likes of me. 

  • August 8, 2012 3:01 pm
    failure is sometimes the best lesson and the biggest motivation. 

    failure is sometimes the best lesson and the biggest motivation. 

  • August 7, 2012 2:02 pm

    technology meets fashion in fabulosity. 

    metal cut into delicate collars, born from the delightfully creative mind of artist yuanzi wang. 

    high fashion and high thought together to create high brow divinity. 

    (then again…it does look very christian-grey-gone-victorian-bds&m sooo, see them as you like.)

    (Source: lanciatrendvisions.com)

  • August 6, 2012 10:11 am

    before i die…

    canada, spain, philadelphia, scotland, the netherlands, des moines, italy, brooklyn. 

    an incredible project that forces you to think, really, what is the one thing you want to do before you die? 

    candy chang is the mastermind behind the thought-provoking public arts piece, and has attracted the attention of brian williams and even the almighty oprah. 

    "before i die i want to write a book."

    "before i die i want to play for real madrid."

    "before i die meet my spirit animal."

    "before i die i want to end all poverty."

    it’s inspiring, insightful, quirky and beautiful. it forces us to think of what kind of mark we want to leave on this world. 

    whether it be meeting johnny depp or finding the meaning of peace, i can think of no better thing to ponder than my mark, on this dreary monday morning. 

    (Source: beforeidie.cc)

  • August 2, 2012 10:54 am
    sassy (and spikey) fashion. 
lady gaga should be all up in this. 

    sassy (and spikey) fashion. 

    lady gaga should be all up in this. 

  • August 1, 2012 12:03 pm
    one of most favorite fashion people, portrayed in one of most favorite ways. View high resolution

    one of most favorite fashion people, portrayed in one of most favorite ways.

  • July 31, 2012 10:32 am
    i might have mentioned it before…but perhaps by mentioning it again, i can impart the severity of the quarter-life crisis. 
it is real folks, regardless of the parental scoffing, and underage questioning. it happens. 
according to a brilliant article from discover magazine, there are five undeniable phases:

Phase 1– A feeling of being trapped by your life choices. Feeling as though you are living your life on autopilot.Phase 2– A rising sense of “I’ve got to get out” and the feeling that you can change your life.Phase 3– Quitting the job or relationship or whatever else is making you feel trapped and embarking on a “time out” period where you try out new experiences to find out who you want to be.Phase 4– Rebuilding your life.Phase 5– Developing new commitments more attuned to your interests and aspirations.

so let’s review…after feeling the itch, i quit my job, went into another equally ridiculous sanctum of stress, still have an itch so bad it rivals chicken pox, and have yet to rebuild my life (whatever that means) or attune my job to my interests (and what are those again?). 

can someone say winning…


the good news? according the article this little slice of life questioning should only last to my mid-30s, so really i am almost to enlightenment.

and until then, i plan on indulging heavily in wine, fattening foods, and other debaucherous means to attain nirvana…even if it is a hazy one. 
View high resolution

    i might have mentioned it before…but perhaps by mentioning it again, i can impart the severity of the quarter-life crisis. 

    it is real folks, regardless of the parental scoffing, and underage questioning. it happens. 

    according to a brilliant article from discover magazine, there are five undeniable phases:

    Phase 1– A feeling of being trapped by your life choices. Feeling as though you are living your life on autopilot.
    Phase 2– A rising sense of “I’ve got to get out” and the feeling that you can change your life.
    Phase 3– Quitting the job or relationship or whatever else is making you feel trapped and embarking on a “time out” period where you try out new experiences to find out who you want to be.
    Phase 4– Rebuilding your life.
    Phase 5– Developing new commitments more attuned to your interests and aspirations.

    so let’s review…after feeling the itch, i quit my job, went into another equally ridiculous sanctum of stress, still have an itch so bad it rivals chicken pox, and have yet to rebuild my life (whatever that means) or attune my job to my interests (and what are those again?). 
    can someone say winning…
    the good news? according the article this little slice of life questioning should only last to my mid-30s, so really i am almost to enlightenment.
    and until then, i plan on indulging heavily in wine, fattening foods, and other debaucherous means to attain nirvana…even if it is a hazy one.