Due to technical difficulties this weekender couldn’t be published on the weekend, hence monday monday.
None this week, nothing hit me over the head
Picture of the week
My followers liked this one. This is Diana Villalobos Barrera. She’s an award wining Mexican designer, who’s currently living in Shanghai. I met her at the fashion show for emerging designers I mentioned in last week’s weekender. Her work is kind of “mad max chic.” She is overtly political, on the back of her jacket, for example, it says: #FOR DREAMS WITHOUT BORDERS. I love that! At the show, absolutely everything the models were wearing, was made by Diana, down to the boots.
Diana is the kind of young, cosmopolitan, politically enlightened person I love meeting and being around. I’ve said it before, the fashion world is not perfect by any means, but it’s willing to stick its neck out when necessary. And while there’s still a lot of towing the old line, people like Diana are going to push envelopes until things are truly rainbow colored, truly diverse and multicultural.
Slides, they’re all the rage. It seems like there are quite a few sandal styles, that are being called slides. I’ve seen Birkenstocks and Doctor Scholls called slides.There are the by now classic Nike “shower shoes,” and their pricier cousins the highly embellished Chanel ones. There are furry slides, in both real and faux fur, and there are baboosh type slides.
I’ve seen flats, 2″ heels, and even platforms called slides. I’ve seen what I would call mules called slides, and vice versa. To me though, the classic slide is a flat and has one wide band across the top of the foot.
Even though the slides above aren’t that, I really like both. The blue ones are Loeffler Randall and the red ones Mansur Gavriel. I think suede is really nice in the summer, it’s softer and more feminine than leather. Both of these slides are suede. What do you think?
I’ve been remarkably non prolific with this blog lately. Besides being busy, I’ve decided I need one of those rethinks. Toiling alone, in obscurity, no longer suits me. When I had a “regular” job, at the end of the day, I got a lot of satisfaction privately knowing I had done the job well.
That’s not the case anymore, lately I’ve been craving something bigger than self satisfaction. I’m craving more collaboration because I’ve been collaborating and I like it. I want my voice to be heard because I believe I have something to say. Look For The Woman is changing.
I’m not trying to be secretive, or mysterious, but honestly I don’t know where this is going. Please bare with me, it might be interesting.
I’m working on a project for which I am conjuring up a persona. In this usage, the term persona means an imaginary person who is likely going to be the typical consumer of a given product. As in the consumer of Lancome products is 42, has a college education, is married etc. I just made that up and personas are much more detailed.
Making up personas can be quite fun, bloggers do it to imagine who it is might be reading their blog. Designers use personas to figure out what the end users of their designs need. Marketers do it to try and get an idea about what their consumers want. You get the idea.
Can you do me a favor? Below is my persona, “Eve.” Can you tell me three things about her? On a scale of 1-5, 1 being not at all, 5 very much. Thanks for your help!
Do you like her? Is she like you? Is she real? (Don’t over think it.)
Eve is 60
She still works part-time
She’s a bit afraid of retirement
She’s a radiologist with a master’s degree and she loves her work
She’s on her second marriage
She has two step-children and one child by her first marriage
The children are on their own, there aren’t any grand children
Eve’s husband is a lawyer who doesn’t plan on retiring soon and loves his practice
Eve loves food, fashion, traveling, and reading
She and her husband have one big dog
Eve doesn’t have a lot of friends, just some good ones
Eve dresses less conservatively than most women her age
Eve has several tattoos
Eve loves her home but would like to downsize to an apartment
Eve’s wondering what she’s going to do when she retires
Eve is not the crafts or hobbies kind
On the weekends Eve and her husband do day, or weekend trips alone or with close friends
Eve had a health scare a few years ago
Eve is a runner
Eve is health conscious but not fanatic
She smoked when she was younger
Eve and her husband have a bottle of wine almost every night with dinner
Eve does not like to shop
Eve is getting more political and liberal as she ages
Eve tends to be depressed sometimes
Eve’s house is not immaculate, but it’s well decorated
Age is just a number
I’ve always disliked this saying, it’s just non-sensical. Age is far more than a number because aging is meaningful. It seems to me that we do ourselves an injustice, trivializing the aging process as if it didn’t matter deeply? And just because the spirit behind the saying is good, the saying is still empty.
That said, did you follow the story about Emmanuel Macron, now president of France? Both he and Donald Trump have a 20+ year age difference with their wives. What I find interesting is that in the French relationship she is older, in the American he is.
I can’t for the life of me imagine an American first lady being 24 years older than her husband! I realize this is a bizarre comparison, isn’t any comparison in which Trump plays a role? What do you think? Is this a cultural thing?
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”