May 6, 2010 - 18 comments

Required Reading (Viewing, Thinking, et al.)

Will be compiling lists like this regularly - sharing things I love that wouldn't necessarily warrant their own posts otherwise.


  • Sneak Peek: Me in my new stripper boots last night (the ones that hilariously came in "discreet" packaging). I swear my Gaga shoe complex existed before Gaga, though she has worn a version of these well on numerous occasions. Still test-driving them with various ensembles as to not look like an actual stripper, but after seeing them styled fantastically in this Oyster mag spread yesterday - I have no doubt I can do it.

oyster magvia fashion copious

  • And if you'll allow me to hog the mic for another minute, I also did a recent Q&A with Hellz Bellz! They make some bad-ass clothes, so check it out.
  • My current mantra:

"One breath at a time is an acceptable plan" - Ani DiFranco, Tamburitza Lingua

A typical job-hunt scenario with an empowering twist. I know this has happened to me too many times to count: You're qualified enough to land an interview, conquer the interview, complete the requisite edit-test, sweat it out for days with no response, follow-up, wait weeks, still nothing. Crickets. Wind. Tumbleweeds. Nada. You get left in the dust and eventually, take a hint. We know you're busy, but in the wise words of Stephanie Tanner, "How rude!"  Given the time the job-seeker puts into this relationship a simple "thanks but no thanks" wouldn't hurt. I love Neil having the guts to take a - albeit totally unprofessional - stand on the e-snub:

Back in the good old days, people used to duck your phone calls. Or just not return them. But in this, the electronic era, a whole new brand of disdain has come into vogue. The age of the e-snub is upon us. I have grown weary of this kind of “dissing.” People who seem to go blind, mute and limp when all you are seeking are a few keystrokes in reply. Prospective employers whose computers appear to crash when asked to give something resembling a definitive answer, one way or the other.

Annoying e-mail messages plague all of us, but those of a more legitimate nature are surely deserving of a simple reply. Unfortunately, basic e-courtesy is in short supply. So, having been burned in the past by e-boors, I decided that enough was enough. The magazine had left me in limbo. I was going to have my revenge...

"Stylists had a season off. [They] just used the entire collection for one editorial."

Well said, as much as I continue to love & lust over this collection.

"Nice guys finish last" are fighting words to me and clearly Shankman, too. The classic Wintour/Coddington dichotomy if you will. Of course it's not as simple as that, and any successful person will embody a bit of both, but this is a rant I've been meaning to write for a while and a great read.

  • Camille's Mega Hose mesh leggings by Complex Geometries. I've had these bookmarked since I saw them. Really hoping a certain someone saw them and made a birthday note... (my birthday is May 9th! Mother's Day!)

complex geomoetries mega hose on camille

  • Beyoncé's new video for "Why Don't You Love Me?" Seriously. Who. Styled. This. Video!? Hated the song at first, but it's growing on me. Visually, completely and totally my steez. In love.
  • This video tour of Milk Studios Los Angeles. One of the best places to work (or party) in L.A.
  • Another from Milk, this recap of Fashion Week Fall 2010. Great video with lots of very familiar faces.

Alrighty, going to end here. The longer I have this post sitting in my 'drafts' the more shit I keep adding... Have at it.

Favorites on the list? Anything you've seen lately worth sharing?

Published by: Jazzi in inspiration


May 6, 2010 at 4:11 pm

I LOVE the new shoes! I frequently lust over things like that but I have the same problem, I’d never know how to style them without looking like a stripper. I’m excited to see how you wear them!

May 6, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Great post! I’ve been sitting here, clicking about for the last 30 minutes.
My thoughts on the Beyonce video: “Hey, mama, I LOVE YOU!” Haha. I love the little jumpsuit number she’s got going on in the gardening scene. And the bodysuit when she’s on the phone. And is that Chanel Jade? Damn, she’s workin’ it. No wonder I’ve seen it all over the internet lately. :)

Live Love LA

May 6, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Ann–easy, just style to look like an S&M marm

May 6, 2010 at 7:50 pm

I LOVE YOU FOREVER JAZZI!! <3<3<3 Thank you for the shout out with such incredible bloggers. Sidebar, stripper themed shoot when I'm in LA. Y/Y? haha

May 6, 2010 at 9:12 pm

yep, I agree I’m listening …er more like watching beyonce’s new video constantly. ps saw you on very cool

May 7, 2010 at 8:16 am

Love the shoes, and I know your rocking them in a way that doesn’t make you think stripper at all! I’m thinking of buying some wood and clear “stripper shoes” from Pleaser myself :)

May 7, 2010 at 1:22 pm

i totally dig it. i too have a similar problem with having random thoughts/images and they’re just collecting dust cause i don’t know how/if i want to post them. great info, thanks for sharing!

May 8, 2010 at 12:46 am

the B video was sooooooo rad, my favorite vid outta her in a LONG time!

May 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm

I just finished job searching so I got a kick out of the NYT article. I know it’s hard to follow up with everyone but seriously, even a polite no is appreciated.

May 10, 2010 at 10:28 am

Jazzi are yyour boots the pleasure delight style?

May 10, 2010 at 12:56 pm

The stripper boots. . .I can’t even walk in three-inchers, but I want some now.

May 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm

stripper boots FTW.

Wrecked Stellar
May 11, 2010 at 3:07 am

Great compilation of links- lots to check out! Those stripper boots are super hot!! xo, mel

May 14, 2010 at 11:54 am

@chanel – no, they come in 3 different heights, mine is the 6.5″ adore

May 15, 2010 at 11:16 am

cute blog! :)

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May 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Thanks !

May 25, 2010 at 5:24 pm

sweet post–intellectually stimulating :) thanks for the great reading!

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