What I wore to BLACK V (05.21.11)
A black cotton crochet overlay sheath dress with super cute cutouts up to there...
extra strappy stillettos, a long embossed magnetic closure clutch and my favorite cuff and ring.
And of course, no event outfit is complete for me without my press pass on my arm and a faux glow all over.
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The "Rapture" didn't take us, but the fashion did.
Or, moreover.... the entire night.
Black V, a dark night of fashion where the scene is dressed in a chic cloak of shadows.
In my seat on the runway (in a room where the layout made it such that almost every seat was front row) I anxiously awaited... press pass, blackberry, and new friends in hand.
I was quite taken with the intro video (snap seen here) "Void;"
a bit about a young man overcome and haunted by passion. The character's internally emotional battle progressively unfolds in quiet, stilted snippets. The conclusion leaves you feeling open and raw through his eyes.
Layering and menswear had me drooling on my clutch bag with looks from Jay Nicolas Sario, Dahae Kim and Menk.
...And provocative eveningwear that kept me lusting even after its finish with looks from LHC Couture and GB Shrive.
If looks could kill... slicked up and sizzling with sexual prowess from Cari Borja and Ken Chen.
Jackets and shrouds remarked on mystery at the show's conclusion with looks from Phuong My.
Snapshots of my "Night of the Rapture" outfit to come next! Check back!
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Love like this empty house
The paint fresh
The walls waiting
The fireplaces gaping
Sits eagerly upon your intended arrival
portrait photography by Ashley Lehr
Ah, Friday the Thirteenth....
Why do you bring such a flux of foreboding ideas to mind?
Seashells, crystal candleholders, spiders and massive eyeglasses can at the very least offer me a preoccupying distraction from the company of ominous figures draped in sheer dot fabrics writhing from within the menacing shadows.
A chilly hall with mismatched walls
The kitchen floor out in the lobby
Opening the door to me
You could get lost so please tread carefully
The veins deep inside my brain
Might be a deathtrap maze
If you don't sit down beside me
An outfit for day into the early evening.
A fashion show and parking tickets between coffee.
Posted by Alison M. at Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I am very lucky to have friends in the wine region of California.
Even more lucky to have connections to people who know how to pair their wines...
Especially when they suggest you pair your wines with chocolate.
Meet Brix, the company that offers savory chunks of chocolate in range from milk to extra dark, perfectly concocted to compliment wine.
My taste-testing experiment included one bottle of a blended red, a whole lotta chocolates... and quite possibly a very generous amount of refills to my wine glass.
I began with the milk chocolate... not my personal forte, but tasty nonetheless.
It was creamy, almost like peanut butter, and sat on my tongue slowly melting into sugary bliss. My wine was a blend of Syrah, Zinfandel and Merlot, so I felt the dark fruits working on my tastebuds alongside the sweetness.
Next I ripped into two of the extra dark bites, seeing as my favorite chocolate is the dark and bitter kind... (like my soul! just kidding.)
This was pretty delicious.
The hardness of the cacao was so pleasing to mix with red wine in my mouth. I could feel the two different textures combating one another, a very fun experience to be had. I fully enjoyed the length of time it took for the extra dark chocolate to melt on my tongue, savoring every lasting bite.
Last came the medium dark.
I was skeptical at first, unsure as to how these two initial textures could ever be met somewhere on middleground.
But oh, I was so wrong to doubt. Even for a semi-second. The medium dark chocolate is specially formulated to be paired with Merlot, Shiraz or Zin... and wow I was right in the middle of that!
The texture! The taste! Everything came alive with this chocolate and wine mixed together on my palate. I can't exactly think of how to describe it other than that it was...
I am so glad I could take part in this little experiment into the tastebuds of stylish pairings.
Brix sure has my vote!
The next time you come over for wine, be sure to bring some of the medium darks with you... or I may just not let you stay at the party.
See more of Brix Chocolates.
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Also explore Apothic Red.