Entries in fresh air (3)


shocked: my mother, schiaparelli and me

My NPR obsession leads me to the most wonderful things! While listening to Fresh Air last night, I stumbled upon a rave review of Patricia Volk's Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli and Me. Naturally, I had to purchase it ASAP. The book is absolutely beautiful, as Fresh Air's Maureen Corrigan notes, but this coming-of-age memoir is so much than it's cover. I'm hoping to start it this weekend, however I have a strict rule of only reading one book at a time and still need to finish Therese Anne Fowler's Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. So basically, this weekend is going to be one big reading party. Who needs clubs and bars when you have books?!

(photo via my instagram :)


une citation

"I don't mind to look older. I don't have this urge that so many people have that they've always got to look young all
their lives. I think you should be the age you are and enjoy it... But if you want to have it, go ahead and have it,
but take a good look before you do because, just maybe, you look absolutely beautiful the way you are."

Grace Coddington on Fresh Air

(portrait by Donald Robertson


Wes Anderson on NPR's Fresh Air

If you are like me and are obsessed with Wes Anderson, you might enjoy the interview he did last Friday with Terry Gross of NPR's Fresh Air about the making of Fantastic Mr. Fox. I find the film so fascinating because literally everything in the set was hand-crafted under Mr. Anderson's supervision. I'm dying to get my hands on the book he wrote about the behind-the-scenes process of making the film (thank you Samantha of post-grad hair cut for informing me that it even existed!). If you have yet to see the film, you're in luck-- it was just released on DVD last week. To be honest, I thought it was a little slow, but it's worth taking the time to watch because it is so aesthetically beautiful!

(photo courtesy of filmmaker magazine)