15 February 2010

things i learned this weekend...

alexander mcqueen should've grown older.




i miss steve mcqueen, too. but i don't imagine he was the type of man who really wanted to grow older. does that make sense?




i would like a bicycle as soon as this place thaws. until then, i will work on my posture. {look. i'm sitting up straighter already.}




this girl makes me smile. incessantly.




i simply cannot read her words without crying and smiling at the same time. this is not a good look for me. plus it's quite draining. but i've said it before and i'll say it again: i'm grateful this woman is walking around somewhere in the world.

this site is so genius, it hurts. i simply cannot read it without a crinkled up forehead and lots. of. mewing. this is a better look for me and not nearly as draining. anyway. i'm grateful this site is sitting in my monitor.




this italian photographer's images - and especially that blue - make my heart race.




as does this italian boy's style. or maybe it's that killer smile. {you looked at his picture and smiled back at him, didn't you? i know you did. i did, too.}




i'm sure i learned other stuff. but i'm sort of in a rush to spend some time with my girlies three and my uncle sugar. remind me to tell you about our valentine's day, ok? ok. until tomorrow, friends. xoxo.

21 comments:

barchbo said...

I looked at that boy and thought, "hubba hubba" - in a total big-sisterly way, of course.

A man that wears a plum-colored scarf with such panache is my kind of fellow.

billy said...

How could I have not see Color Me Katie before? Thanks for passing it on.

pen.ny said...

Billy I'm with you! How could I have never seen this lovely lovely woman before? It's as though as everything she touches turns into bright shiny colorful love. Oh my, what a keeper, thanks for sharing!

pen.ny said...

oh my- i commented too soon. those words. karey those words! that sheye is something else. i haven't cried like that in quite some time.

karey m. said...

betsy. hubba hubba? in a big sisterly way? espresso splattered.

billy. she's incredible, right?

and lauren...i read back all through her archives a few years ago. uncle sugar came home from work and i was a blubbering idiot. just an amazing woman.

nkp said...

I must have been the blubbering idiot sitting right next to you a few years ago, but on the other side of the world because I too came across her site a few years ago and read every single post well into the wee hours of the morning. Broke my heart. And then proceeded to mend it, all in one sitting.

And as for the Pictory site, Karey M,, you simply can not introduce me to such things. Afterall, I have three boys to take care of and I get completely lost in such good stuff. But thanks anyway. ;0)

Oh, and of course, thanks for the shout-out. It is the most amazing inky blue, isn't it...

Joslyn said...

i smiled back at that boy. totally.

xo

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh, how lovely....all of it. That pictory mag is beautiful & heartbreaking...that bike photograph is incredibly beautiful, Color me Katie is a doll amongst dolls and that blue is beautiful too. Oh, I smiled back at that boy for sure...yowza. :)
xo
Melis

Vintage Simple said...

I'll have to come back, because you have made me go up and down - which is good - with this post...and I'm a little bit of a mess at the moment. It was a lovely touch to end it with the smiling boy, indeed. And I wanted to say thank you for the kind note over at that other place. Truly, thank you.

xoxo,
-maria

susan said so said...

oh karey,

I've been away from the internet for what seems like ages (4 days, 1 long move, and a big snowstorm ago) and as soon as I was able to get back on I clicked straight through to your blog, and from here, to sheye's -

now my heart is all squeezed up in my chest, and there's a giant immovable lump of sadness in my throat, but I'm glad i went, because it's good to remember how fragile and fleeting life is, even when remembering hurts so.

xox,
susan

karey m. said...

nelya...i don't know what the heck is up with your site, but it makes me bookmark and jump around the prettiest parts of the internet like mad! i wish i could steal it. i do. someday i will try.

jos. still made about the bracelet.

melis. thanks for leading me to maria's tour on d*s. genius. loved it so.

and maria. see above.

susan. gutting, isn't it? her story is heart-breaking enough. but to leave us feeling hope? a gift. gets me every time.

la la Lovely said...

Oh, lots of goods to look up. I always like, well love what you find. I did smile and those balloons genius. Hope you have a fabulous week!
xTrina

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Robin said...

crying & smiling? i am just crying and crying...
i can't imagine the agony of losing a child - and having to find the strength to keep it together for three others...sigh
what an amazing woman - never mind her gorgeous photos

Richie Designs said...

love the pictory site and Ava? what to say about that I am a loss for words

Lexi said...

Sooo glad your sent that comment. For the life of me, I couldn't remember where I found Color me Katie!!! So I updated the post with a link to your site.

Twila said...

Wow...those boots! Are those even wearable. I would love them!

Twila
blog.twilasvintageclothing.com

karey m. said...

twila. only if you're a double amputee, apparently. click on the photo to jump to the story. xoxo.

Anonymous said...

You are incredible. This is so. good.

Rafe

Twila said...

Wow! Amazing story! Really thanks for sharing. I had no idea.

Twila
blog.twilasvintageclothing.com

plaisirs simples said...

you have the best posts! just love these!!!