Les crocodiles blancs


Posted in Uncategorized by Clare on 19 January 2010

What I Like from Prada Men Fall 2010

Details of note: Double collars, interesting colors, knits reminiscent of Missoni (especially the dark pink/seafoam colored sweaters), warm-colored print on men’s trench reminiscent of Prada [women’s] Resort 2010, interesting bags, tied sweaters reminiscent of Dries Van Noten [men’s] Spring 2010, cool shoes for both men & women.

images: gq.com



Posted in Uncategorized by Clare on 9 January 2010

I’ve been thinking about what to do in the future.

All I wanna do is run around barefoot with my friends. Work in air-conditioned buildings sometimes, designing important things. Keep working & playing separate, but still love working. Work alone & contribute my ideas to group efforts. Work with people who are good at science & are good at math & can teach me things. Plant flowers & give people flowers & bake & send pies and cakes as birthday cards.

I want to own boats or have access to boats. I want to live near the water and wear predominantly white with splashes of blue, red, turquoise, gold, pink, and purple. I won’t wear orange. I don’t really like orange. I’ll have leather boots & leather sandals, & I’ll have pretty shoes for going to the office and going out.

But I’ll also live in a city or near a city. I don’t want to live in the woods, & I don’t want to be secluded, and I don’t want to miss people. I like people.

I’ve always wanted a pair of pink shoes. Deep, rosy pink, satin flats with a big clear crystal on the front edged in gold scalloping. If I had a pair of shoes like this, I would be able to fly. I would want nothing ever again except some white accordion-pleated skirts to wear them with.

I’ll paint with oils. I love oils, & I love the smell of turpentine.

The photos are by: Todd Selby, Ryan Mcginley.


Posted in senses by Clare on 5 January 2010

LISTENING TO: Kiki’s Delivery Service soundtrack


& my messy room.

THINKING ABOUT: school tomorrow & my messy room.

FEELING: tired & watery-eyed, but otherwise decent.

WEARING: big blue stripy tshirt with a pocket on the chest, little rosy pink cardigan, woolly grey tights, cuffed denim shorts, my tortoise-shell hornrimmed glasses.


Posted in Uncategorized by Clare on 5 January 2010


I’m writing these down as many places as possible so that I keep them keep them keep them.
(Repeating things 3 times makes me feel like I’m in Eloise, which is comforting because everyone in that book totally has their shit together… well in the way that matters. El & her nanny have got  strongly established self-identities I guess.)

1. care for my friends outwardly. (show that I care about them, I guess. I can’t find a good way to word this. show my caringness for my friends. blehdebleh)

2. ask for help. (lack of this is the only reason for any of my failures.)

3. develop regular sleep patterns. (mainly during the rest of the school year. for the time being I’ll choose to ignore the fact that it’s 1:16 already)

4. Do yoga & stretch more.

5. Refine wardrobe (so that when I wake up 10 mins. before school begins I can still look fre$$h!)

6. Go to architecture camp! (possible places to apply: carnegie mellon, cornell, upenn…um.)

7. Find a new piano teacher.

8. Decorate house. (I’ve actually already somewhat started this/I have many ideas.)

9. Take ballroom dancing lessons!

10. Learn to cook. (I might be most excited about this one. Plus for the first time in a year, I now have an oven!)

11. Learn to do a handstand. (Because I know this will make me feel powerful and happy.)

12. Be a good girlfriend..

13. Make a shitton of art, & document everything.

14. Explore/become more familiar/develop routines in my hometown.

(Because of the following horoscope via Rob Brezny…)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You Sagittarians may wander farther and
wider than the other signs of the zodiac, and you may get itchier when
required to stay in one place too long, but you still need a sense of
belonging. Whether that comes from having a certain building where you
feel comfortable or a wilderness that evokes your beloved
adventurousness or a tribe that gives you a sense of community, you
thrive when you’re in regular touch with a homing signal that keeps you
grounded. According to my analysis, 2010 will be prime time for you to
find or create or renew your connection to a source that serves this
purpose well.

It actually makes a lot of sense to establish a strong home base this year, since in the last quarter of it I’ll be going away (hopefully somewhat far away!) to school. God, I love being a Saggitarius. Is that strange?

PHOTO SOURCES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
& if there’s not a click-through url, I have no idea where it’s from!