Weaving is my current obsession and I’m so excited because this weekend, I’m taking a workshop with THE It Girl of weaving right now, Maryanne Moodie. Her woven tapestries make such great use of color and texture, and I love how she ties in chunky tassels throughout each piece. Tassels are everywhere in fashion these days too, adding a folky, handmade vibe to clothing, accessories and shoes. Here are a bunch of tasseled pieces I’m loving right now.
Virgo (August 23-September 22): You have the ability to tie a pretty bow on a misunderstanding and start fresh now. Don’t hold tight to a grudge just because it feels as if there is a dash of something exciting to talk about. While you may not be able to put your finger on it now, things will be as clear as day shortly, as a positive breakthrough is approaching.
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Beyonce won the Video Vanguard Award at tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards, but before she accepted her trophy, the Queen of Everything performed a 15 minute medly for the enraptured crowd. At one point, the world FEMINIST flashed behind her in big block letters — expect to see that moment immortalized as every 20-40something feminist’s Facebook cover photo for the next week. In the audience? Husband Jay Z, from whom she is rumored to be on the verge of splitting, and daughter Blue Ivy, who is so cute that there were a record number of reported exploding ovaries during the show. Jay and Blue also presented Bey with her award (see it after the jump), willfully toying with viewers’ emotions, specifically my emotions, because OMG THEY CANNNNNNNOT BREAK UP. What does it mean, you guys? If they’re about to split, why bother with the song and dance? Their tour is already sold out. Does this mean they aren’t breaking up and the rumors have all been BS and this kiss is a sign that true love lives on? Please help me process. Keep reading »
When wife, mother, and now novelist Georgia Gorringe decided to write a book, people doubted the octogenarian would even finish it, let alone get it published. Gorringe, who lives in Salt Lake City, was hardly about to let age or inhibitions get in her way of her goal. She spent five years toiling away on her first novel, “No Good-Bye,” a romantic tale that Gorringe deems “steamy.” The book released this February under her pen name, Georgie Marie. The novel boasts a shocking twist ending and follows a bored housewife’s adventures when she stumbles upon a sexy voice on the radio. She listens to the voice in front of her husband to make him angry, which totally turns her on, and well, naughty chapters ensue. A passage of the book reads, ”Gloria never told Dr. Ben that hearing his voice made her knees go weak and quiver. It was almost orgasmic.” When was the last time you heard your grandmother say something like that? Gorringe claims it’s fiction, but her kids say there’s more truth to it than she’s letting on. “I mean, we know who she’s talking about,” her daughter told local news station KUTV. The story will arrive on bookstore shelves soon, but in the mean time, you can read it on your Kindle. Come on, you know you’re curious. [Cosmopolitan, KUTV] [Image via KUTV]
Vine artist Ian Padgham released his sweetest piece of work yet: a time-lapse of his wife Claire Pasquier‘s pregnancy and the appearance of their sweet baby. Padgham filmed about two frames per month to put the project together, adding in the music at the last minute when he realized that Vine now allows song uploads. That sound you hear is just my heart melting. [BuzzFeed]