Someplace with a Mountain

I just watched a film on sea water rising, ironically only a few days after the tsunami. The film made me cry & cry & cry & cry.

Lauren McKeon, To the stars through difficulties, 2011
(Luggage Store Gallery: BULLET TRAIN LA/SF Round Tripp show, 3/12 to 4/16/2011)

This film was part of the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. The atoll islands of Poluwat are not far South from my home islands of Guam & the Northern Marianas. Back home, I've already seen the waters rise, and beaches washed over. One of Guam's smaller surfing beaches is now underwater in less than 7 years. They've even installed a pier. This rapid change is very, very scary.

During director Steve Goodall's Q&A, he confessed he was distraught over the fate of the Poluwat islanders, as he has heard no word from them since the tsunami disasters. I wholeheartedly pray they survived it.

A quote from one of the island leaders, "We ask if you can include us in your plans for the future."

For more information on this movie, which will view on PBS btw, please check out the website: www.someplacewithamountain.org. They are in need of helping hands...


Louis Vuitton FW 2011

I am not a fan of the monogrammed LV bag, or any sort of all-over monogramming whatsoever. However, the fanatacism for the LV bag was the jump-off inspiration for the Fall Winter 2011 Louis Vuitton collection. I like Marc Jacobs's prim, almost cartoony, take on vice, fetish and the perfect ratio of sock-to-thigh.

Note all model exits with their hands behind their backs, or wrists together are actually wearing jeweled handcuffs. That, along with the shoes --especially the laced & latex boots-- are my favorite accessories here.

Photos: Gianni Pucci/GoRunway.com via Vogue.com


Haider Ackermann FW 2011

A midnight proposal... Find me in the rainfall by the balm of my night-blooming call.