Friday, January 22, 2010

Meet Tavi

Tavi Gevinson is just about the cutest thing ever. I was first introduced to Tavi though Spencer Tweedy's blog. They are friends and go to school together. Tavi has her own blog though and she's quite the style maven. She's covered fashion week for Harper's Bazaar, collaborated with Rodarte, and landed herself on the cover of Pop magazine. But it's her own personal style that really stands out. She is not afraid to go crazy and try out different looks and is very daring for such a young girl. She's only 13!!!! I think Tavi is a great role model for young girls. I hope that when Stevie gets a bit older she will look up to someone like Tavi rather than all of those pre-fab Disney tarts.

Enjoy Tavi

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Smells like memories

I was thinking the other day how funny it is that smells can remind us of certain memories. Like how mint always make me think of the mint patch we had on the farm when I was growing up. Or rosemary will always make me think of Christmas. The smell of the fall air brings back memories of high school football games. Old Spice makes me think of Volleyball practice. It's pretty cool that the smell of something can instantly take us back to a memory of an experience we've had.

I was on the bus the other day and a man got on and sat in front of me. He was wearing Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men and I was instantly 15 again and in Marty Brown's parent's family room watching movies.

Let's recap:

Mint = the farm
Rosemary = Christmas
Fall air = high school football games
Old Spice = Randy Rennie - high school volleyball coach
Obsession for Men = losing my virginity

I know there are so many more but it's the kind of thing that needs to be smelled in order to bring it back. What are some of your scent triggers?