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Gigi’s Meanderings Around The Web # 10

Just wanted to share a little of this and little of that… As you may or may not know my son Reggie is doing a year abroad in Italy, so of course all things Italian are on my radar. Blogger Tamu McPherson lives in Milan, her blog All the Pretty Birds is one of my favorite street fashion blogs, she  is featured in an HM video about living in Milan and being a street photographer. I hope to get to Milan on one of my visits and check out some of her favorite spots. Check it out.

 

No matter how busy I am I like to take time to read for pleasure, I am a magazine addict and I love literature. Waiting on awarding author, Jesmyn Ward‘s  memoir Men We Reaped to arrive, it comes out tomorrow, it may inspire me to resurrect my old book club Round Table.

Men we Reaped, Jesmyn Ward

Men we Reaped, Jesmyn Ward

I have hoarder tendencies, but as I “mature” I am editing and getting rid of things that no longer serve me, or repurposing items. Living in southern California, our winters are mild, but I do wear boots occasionally, a few years ago I bought a pair of Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots, a boot that debuted 20 years ago. I am glad I did not get rid of them,because they are still my go to walking boot.

stuart weitzman 5050 boot

stuart weitzman 5050 boot

Check them out here, or if you are patient like me, maybe you can catch a pair on sale at the end of the season.

I don’t watch must TV, but every season this is some series that catches my attention ie. Scandal, this past summer I found myself watching netflix’s Orange in The New Black, so of course I got a giggle out of this spoof with these cat faces. check it out here.

Orange is The New Black

Orange is The New Black

 

So so true…so easy to spend time complaining about life, instead of doing something about it. It is easy to get in a rut, combat those times with exercise, yoga and green juice…works every time.

True

True

When we were traveling back from Thailand, we had a stop over in Tokyo. My friend Nancy Kutsura met me at the airport and we quickly caught up on our lives since design school. Prior to design school Nancy was one of the first African-American models to grace the runways at the big couture shows, back in the late 70’s.

Nancy & Gigi

Nancy & Gigi

Barbara Summers book, Skin Deep: The story of Black models in America and Abroad gives a detailed history of these models of color that opened the door for many of the models we see today, so of course I was saddened to read this article about New York fashion week and the absence of models of color in 2013.

Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Tomorrow I have an incredibly business day ahead of me, so I am going to call it a night.

Xoxo,

GIGI

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