Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Obsession: Polyvore.com

Okay - so I am a clothes horse, as noted in many earlier blogs...but I may have found a solution for how to decrease the amount of shopping I do, but increase my exposure to clothes...www.polyvore.com.

This is a site I read about in an issue of New York magazine and thought I would check it out. Oh, goodness!

I was immediately hooked.

I have already teased you with how much I like the site in my last blog - but I just felt I could really dedicate an entire entry just to this site.

I really enjoy putting outfits together for different events. It's a fun and challenging exercise. Sometimes I'll come across a pair of shoes, earrings or a bag on the site or in a magazine, and I can build an entire outfit around that. Sometimes I have actual events in my own life (video shoots, working from home, dinner with friends, show openings/closings, date night) that I'd like to come up with different outfits and accessorize for. This site saves me from standing in my closet in my underwear for an hours wondering where to start. It also helps me to see what other "basics" would be great for me to have on hand to build a variety of outfits.

Additionally, there is an entire community and thousands of sets to look at for ideas. Really, you can create anything!

The best part about the site is that it's not just tweens. The woman in the New Yorker article is a professional woman who just happens to like clothes. Of course there is a huge Twilight following here - but that is kind of everywhere, now isn't it?

Here's the link to my sets...if you like clothes, check out the site!

Find me on Polyvore

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

News! And Stuff...

Two things - First, sorry I haven't been writing much here lately. I've been busy opening a new sketch comedy show at Second City (it's called Breast in Show, runs Saturdays at 10:30, and tickets are $15.00), spending a lot of time with my "pHamily" of pH Productions, and working hard for my clients.

Also - I have started my second book. (The first you might remember is a children's book - which is still in editing, illustration, and proposal mode.)

The new book is a novel about a Kallen, a woman in her 30's who is facing what all of us do as we age: Sagging, regret, success, and understanding.

The impetus for the book is an approaching birthday - one that will say I'm officially "in" my 30's and I am not at all looking forward to it.

Kallen is going to take care of any remaining regrets, wishes, insecurities and other adventures that I may never get to do, or even ever pursue. (Dating a younger man for instance - I'm happily married.)

She is, of course, skinnier, smarter, and more self-sufficient than me, and will hopefully help to take me to a brave new place in my own life. She is already finding her own voice and I am quickly falling in love with her and hoping publishers and potential readers will too.

Here is a tiny sneak peak:

“Kallen, we can swing this on our own. Can you imagine finally seeing the entire billable invoice in our own names?” he said.

“David, there’s a lot of stuff that we have to…” I interjected.

“Stop worrying. Hey pull over here. I’m downstairs.”

“Who are you talking to? You’re here?” I asked.

“Cab driver. Your message sounded so urgent I just told the cabby to drive me right over to your place. You don’t have any cats do you? I’m allergic.”

Why would he think I have cats? He thinks I’m old. He thinks I’m gross. I’m like his mentor. Which sounds really close to mother. Oh God. I am a first class idiot. Pathetic.

Wait. I don’t have a cat. Halleluia!

“No cat. I hate cats. Aloof bastards. Just me. Give me 5 minutes and I’ll come down. We’ll go across the street and grab a drink” I directed.

“What, I still can’t see the lair?” he asked.

Please don’t let that be a cougar reference.

“Hot women never let me upstairs during the day time” he whined.

“Oh, I’m sure some would.” I consoled.

Shit! Was that bold or cougary?

“Okay. I’ll grab us a seat. Five minutes. I’ll get you a Dirty.”

“Extra Dirty” I corrected.

He knows my drink! Well, sort of. I should probably order Rum and Diet Cokes after that one though. I won’t even be able to get earrings on tomorrow after all of that sodium.

I jam by finger on the End Call button and run to the bathroom. Oh dear gawd. One look in the mirror reminded me of just what that ten year age gap looks like.

Secondly, I have been spending a ton of time here...www.polyvore.com. It's basically paper dolls for grown women but much cooler. You can add anything you want to your "sets" including music and backgrounds. I have even created a few outfits for Kallen there.
Click here to see my collections. It's addicting!
Find me on Polyvore

Drop me a line and let me know what you think of the preview...and if you get hooked on Polyvore too, share your sets with me!

Thanks for reading - I really, really appreciate it, you're lovely.