Stiletto Heights

I am Jennifer Gordon- a mixed media collage artist and comic writer living in Columbus OH, with my fiance and love- Keith. I specialize in paintings, ACEOS, journals, art boxes and more. I am always available for commissions! Visit my etsy shop at:

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Love, Love, Love

Morning sweeties...

oh, I am off to a late start today, my darling bubs has the day off from work and the bed was just way too cozy and warm to get out of...

My little routine is totally thrown off, but somehow I think I will manage, are plans today were going to involve going into the city to some record stores as well as this charming little shop, that I have been trying and trying to get to, but is snowing again.

It has now been snowing for a week, if I were still in New Hampshire that would mean we were all buried alive, but out here in great Mid-West...we still have only about 2 inches on the ground...

I cannot wiat for Groundhog Day, is that strange? I love Groundhog Day, that way I can just give in totally and watch the eponymous movie all damn day.

Is it a bad movie...yes, but I can't help it, plus when we watch it my bubs tells me I look like Andie MacDowell, which I know is a lie...but for a minue I believe that I have this amazing hair and a smile that could melt Bill Murray's heart.

As some of you know, I have a total soft spot for Bill Murray, long before Lost in Translation made him a thinking woman's sex symbol....he starred in a bad/good movie version of the Somerset Maughm book "The Razor's Edge"...I have been crushing on him since that.

Wow, this blog is sort of all over the place...eeek.

where was I...oh yes, Groundhog Day.....(not sure why I started on that, sure sign I have not had enough caffeine, need more mocha!!!)

The other day after the incident at the Hob Lob ( sorry Recy, had to steal that) we went to Borders, the Jan to the Barne's and Noble Marsha if you will.

While there I was able to purchase (cough...Keith bought it for me...cough) a fantastic book called "20th Century Fashion".

I am so in love with every page of this book, seriously I wish I could replace my blood with it, or consume it rather than food, that is how cool it is.

I have a total obsession for fashion books and fashion history!! This one is amazing because it was done in association with Vogue, which by the my bible.

For those of you who say The Devil Wears Prada.....the part where Stanley Tucci was talking about what Runway magazine meant to him, and about fashion being art...I seriously cried during that part.

Now I am torn, I love, love, love this book, I cannot stress this enough, but I know it is only a matter of time before I cane in and start tearing out the pages to make collage with, I am already so inspired by some of the vintage imagery.

What I really want to do is somehow get the money to buy another one, that way I have one to read, savor, and enjoy, and another one to tear apart willy nilly and make lots of pretty little things, after all that is what I did with the Phaidon Fashion Book, I have owned two of those so far....though I have yet to not rip one of those up, well there is always hopes for #3 right?

In fact the art card I have shown today is actually from a page of that wonderful little Phaidon book.

It is called "My Memory Of This" and is available for sale for a mere $5 in my shop, use the Valentine07 code and it will be just $4....

SO anyway dear hearts, that is enough for now, I have to dash to finish a new piece I am working, it is a total departure from my normal subject matter and I am really loving it, hopefully it will be listed in my etsy shop later today....I am actually working on a still life.

talk to you all tomorrow keep checking my shop for goodies and love, remember each sale brings me one step closer to getting another fashion book.



Blogger gilfling said...

Oh Jenn I love Bill Murray too (ever since Ghostbusters....Sssh don't tell anyone) but Life Aqautic sealed it for me.

I love the phaidon Fashion book, my favourite of the moment though (I could just sink into the images and live there forever) is Baroque, Baroque The Culture of Excess (also Phaidon) by Stephen Calloway, full of images of the way Baroque has influnced the 20th Century, photos by Cecil Beaton, images of the work of Leon Bakst, Mariano Fortuney, oh my goodness it is a blog post all unto itself - infact I shall have to scan my favourite images and share them - job for tomorrow I think! My book is so dog eared I have delighted in its contents so much.

Have a great day with your sweetheart!

9:42 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

thanks gill, I can't wait to see your favorite images from the book!!!


10:07 AM  
Blogger jewelstreet said...

Ahhh. Groundhog's Day. My mother and a childhood friend's birthday. I also believe that holiday is rigged because you know that it is exactly 6 weeks from that day until the first of spring. It's a conspiracy.

Love the new piece. Now I must go to the bookstore and find these books you are talking about so I don't feel totally lost.

10:25 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

aimee- if you got to the amazon links you can virtually flip through the books that way you never need to leave the house!!!

10:27 AM  
Blogger RecyVintage said...

I am the SAME way about my Blythe books. I love them so much that I want to surgically attach them to my being. They are such fun to look through and savor and just pour over. Ah.... I'm gushing. I've not seen the book that you got recently but the description you posted looks divine. Might have to run out and get one for myself soon. xo... :)

10:37 AM  
Blogger dusk&summer said...

Bill Murray's best work? WHAT ABOUT BOB. I love this post lol I bet you fashion books taste delicious :P I'm gonna go check out your etsy shop now! maybe I can help you on your quest for yet another fashion book.

6:10 PM  
Blogger said...

Hi Hi hi!!! So glad you are spending the day with you very own Lovee. I was going to suggest you get a 2nd book to play with and tear up. But, you already realized that! Hee. Maybe a fairy might leave you 50 bucks in the street?? or in the gutter? Maybe. You never know...Just look down a lot.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Purple said...

Oh my...I so love fashion books and sites as should see my downloads!!
I long for a little bit of your snow and in South Africa we are boiling!!
Keep shopping

12:06 AM  
Blogger stilettoheights said...

vanessa - I am searching for the money fairy as we speak...

gypsy- I am longing for a little of your warmth right now....

aching to wear my ridiculously cute new skirt.

7:48 AM  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

I feel ya on the fashion love thing. I have an almost encyclopedic knowledge of designers(especially vintage) for all the good it does having useless flotsam and jetsom floatin around in my noggin.

11:35 AM  

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