Monday, January 19, 2015

MCQueen Monday #9 - Spring 2015 Ad Campaign Unveiled

  Released in Fashion Times  today is the Alexander McQueen spring campaign 2015. The images will run in the American and British Vogue, W and Interview magazines. They are also set to be on Alexander McQueen's website and social media pages.

  The campaign photo shoot was shot by British photographer David Sims, on location in a London studio, and with German model Karolyn Wolter wearing Sarah Burton's kimono-inspired wardrobe.

All photos are credited to David Sims and Alexander McQueen.

  There will probably be more images in the magazines and the company's website but for now we only have these two.

  I for one am not impressed with what I see but then again we are not talking about normal clothes. I am fine with Karolyn's androgynous look a la David Bowie, even with the bell bottoms. But for me there is something missing and I can not put a finger on it. There is no life to it. It's dead. Maybe that is the look they were going for but it has left me flat. Oh well, to each their own.

Another Little Note

Today I am feeling good. That is something to celebrate, I suppose. I am trying to write in my other blogs and to spend time to do more reading. Despite or in spite or however it is supposed to be worded I still feel like blah. Either that or laziness. Being out in the sun does help after I come in but not for long, unless I am in the kitchen/dining area because that is where the most windows are. Lights on in the house do not seem to work well for me but I do what I can...which is all we can do.

  I try to find inner peace to calm me and lift me out  of my anxiety in simple things. Like the blue jay that I sometimes hear in the morning squawking. I love its sound and try to find it either looking out the kitchen window while getting things done at the sink or when I go to feed the outside cats in the morning. I have yet to see it so I think the jay must be high up in the crepe myrtle where I can not see it.

  I also look at the sky and hope not to see not many clouds. I love the feathery white clouds against the blue sky, especially when it is not cold. There is just something peaceful and centering about the sky. Like it is a reminder that there are bigger things out there beyond the sky.

I looked straight up earlier this month and took this picture

 Then there is the night sky when the stars are not hidden by the clouds and the moon, when it is not new. I am trying to develop a like and appreciation of the new moon. I love being able to go out my front door on a clear night and look up and see Orion up there. He is my favorite, I guess because he is easy to see and recognize. I've tried looking for either the Big Dipper or Little Dipper but have never been able to find them. Anyway, I don't know quite what it is about the night sky that I love but I do love it.

  I know I am prattling on but surprisingly it has lifted my spirits a bit. Thank you for taking the time to read this simple and rambling post.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Little Note

  It has been a while since I have wrote something. o apologies. No excuses. Just the feeling of nothing to say or anything worthwhile to say. I really don't know what to say or really how to feel, except for the last few days i have been having the feeling of a case of the Blahs. "No man's Land" of feelings. There is something wrong but yet there is nothing wrong. I don't like this feeling mainly because it brings an unsettled feeling and not one of calmness. If it was a feeling of calm I would be fine but this feeling makes me wish I was either happy or sad. I'd rather be crying my eyes out or laughing. Better yet I'd rather be laughing so hard that I am crying.

  The real scary part of this feeling is that, in addition to my anti-depressants, I want to drink to help make it go away and that is sooooo not me. I can go years without taking a drink but for some reason I want to really drink and not my usual creme sherry or brown ale.  I have liked having my blended egg nog in the past but this is the second Christmas in a row where I think it would be too sweet. With whiskey, brandy and rum in the egg nog I don't know why I feel it would be sweet but I guess my taste buds are getting funny. Anyway, If all I drink is a small glass of sherry at night every once in  while I think I will be alright.

  Maybe if I write more things will straighten out.I don't know. I really have no one to talk to. Right now I feel more alone than I have in a very long time.

  Hope everyone  of you is doing good.

  Talk again sometime later.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fighting Anxiety

 I have been debating whether or not to post what is written below or delete it. If I did delete it would be, I believe, the fourth post on the topic of anxiety to have this done to it. The writing was to an extent cathartic.

  I am now feeling better thanks to my two antidepressants, which are low dosage or at least one is, that I'm taking. So the following thoughts do not apply right now and I hope not ever again because it was very bad and very scary for me. I went on Facebook and said that "Gone crazy because I can't quit crying and have taken my antidepressant.I don't know why either. RA (Richard Armitage for those that don't know he is an English actor) does not help. I don't know what is wrong with me. I am so lost. Help me somebody. I am scared." Rereading what I wrote and then writing it again is heartbreaking and I want to cry because of how low I got. Blessedly I had a lot of support that night and a few days afterwards from my Facebook friends, some of who are also Twitter friends. I would be lost without them.

Thank you again my friends for your love and support.

Remember the following was my state of mind on October 11at what turns out to be just after 10pm my time. All is good now. :

 Diagnosed with anxiety a week ago and was given medicine one of which takes two weeks to rework and the other works immediately and to be used as a bridge until the first one works. Well, joy of joys I thought that the first one kicked in a week early and I was fine and dandy. Officially that was yesterday because it is now almost one in the morning the next day and I am suffering from insomnia again. It was nice to kind of pass out after the first few days but I still had the crying for no reason and am starting to feel that way again.

All of this has been going on for months, maybe even years, and like I said I just really now decided to get help. I mean what else can one do when they are about to have a crying fit in front of one's doctor because none of your doctors can figure out why your blood pressure and heart rate numbers are out of whack. Plus with encroaching darkness, which has not been THOUGHT of since I was ten years old and has never been regretted until recently. Somewhere in me is some kind of sense that came through when I felt my lowest that kept the feeling of it being ridiculous to regret what I did not do at ten years old.

With ALL that being said I sit here tonight/morning and feel like I have had it. Now I feel like I am biding my time. No life. No family of my own, parent and extended family are not counted in this thought. I am tired of being alone and yet I am passed wallflower shy. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

McQueen Monday #8

It has been a few months since I have posted anything for 'McQueen Monday' so before this Monday runs out for me I will post a few McQueen pieces. Enjoy.

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2014/2015

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2013-2014

A favorite.