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epilogue features ‘the sartorialist’

In Fashion, Miscellaneous on August 24, 2009 at 8:27 pm

(Shorts Summer in Florence, The Sartorialist)

My friend, Corban, helped develop and create an online magazine called Epilogue. As a new endeavor, this ‘literary journal’ incorporates many new artists, underground music, cultural statements, and in-depth interviews with a crop of interesting intellectuals. I receive the weekly digest of new stories every Monday and was elated to see that Corban had interviewed my own personal blog crush himself: Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist.

Highlights from the interview include:

On Scott Schuman’s Midwest upbringings: That’s absolutely a huge part of what informed my eye. I don’t shoot too many things that are just dramatically crazy over-the-top. I think that I shoot a lot of things that people can relate to… Growing up in Indiana where that stuff is not readily available or easily available, I learned how to maintain a certain romance and see it in a certain way.

How The Sartorialist idea was developed: Like anybody I like to people watch. I can’t say that I’m a big aficionado or anything of street style… I love all the magazines, all the Vogue’sand the GQ’s, all the big magazines or the little ones. So for me it was just kind of a supplement, to allow for a great fantasy world where street style is much more reality based.

On the global spread of his photos: One of the things that I knew was that because it was Internet and it was so photo-driven, people didn’t have to speak English to enjoy the site… I end up writing a little bit more just to help people see it in the direction that I saw it, to be able to enjoy the audience I’ve created and be a part of that conversation. But past that, I like having people make up their own minds about how they think about something.

Food for thought: These bigger guys that I shoot, they say, I took that picture to Nordstrom’s and asked the guy to help get me dressed like this. Things like that are great because it’s not about them buying expensive suits, it’s about looking at one of the images I’ve taken and figure how they feel they can make their life better.

Read the rest of the interview here.


i clicked my heels, and here i am.

In Miscellaneous on August 21, 2009 at 1:12 am

I’m back from New York City, and boy do I need to catch up!

More blog love coming your way soon.


Marie Claire, Mark Abrahams)

p.s. just picked up Marie Claire Sept09. can’t wait to devour.

i like grammar

In Miscellaneous on August 7, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Just your average conversation on the Office Communicator with my mother. Yes, I am currently a temp at the company my mother also works for.

12:12 PM Danae
what is it that you have for me to do?

12:18 PM Jamie
i don’t no yet

12:18 PM Danae
are you smarter than a fifth grader?

12:18 PM Jamie
it is a good thing that you are my daughter because if you worked for me you would be fired!

my next summer read

In Miscellaneous on August 5, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not a reader. A book reader, that is. I can read magazines at the drop of a hat, and I desperately refresh my google reader and end up reading hundreds of blog posts a day. I don’t know what it is about a book that shuns me away. It must be the time and commitment.

Either way, I had the audacity to make a ‘Summer Reading List’ and have yet to finish my first book! Okay, that’s only half-true, because I re-read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince before the movie came out. It seems Harry Potter is the only book I can get through – which may be the reason why I’m a die-hard fan. But, I digress.

After I finish My Sister’s Keeper (it sounded like a good idea at the time… the movie was coming out, I was going on vacation, it was Chick-lit and supposed to be ‘quick’), I will be moving on to The Time Traveler’s Wife. This choice was also inspired by the upcoming movie release – which I was only initially interested in because Rachel McAdams is in it and I adore her.

Bana and McAdams promoting new movie
Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams promoting The Time Traveler’s Wife at Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Center.
(Amanda Schwab/Startraks Photo)

Hopefully I can start crossing the books off my list, seeing as summer is almost over.

What books have you read this summer?

…coming soon.

In Miscellaneous on August 3, 2009 at 1:29 pm

keeping my coveting in check until i can fully express my desires.