Thursday, April 30, 2009

dead weather and me

i'm really looking forward to the kills concert this weekend at webster hall.  my dear friend marisa has a girl crush on lead singer alison mosshart (i can't say i blame her).  should be great fun... it was last time!

but what i'm most looking forward to is miss mosshart's newest project with members of the raconteurs, including america's favorite sexy-ugly, jack white.

the dead weather, as they call themselves, rock.  and have already sold out shows in new york city.  (shaking my fist.)

what i can do, is hope against hope, that maybe jack white will roll in on saturday nights kills concert and give us a little treat!

sewing hope and me

SEWING HOPE is my new favorite charity.

it is a foundation that involves professionals in the fashion and costume industries to bring technical training and financial assistance to struggling women in africa.  

the goal is to bring them the skills (sewing and tailoring) and equipment (sewing machines and fabric) they need for income-building opportunities for themselves and their families.

i think its a really great cause.  and to think that you don't have to be a doctor or a nurse to help these women.  teaching them a creative skill set which they can use and go on to make money to provide for their children is an equally valuable effort.

SEWING HOPE recently had a fashion show fundraiser in new york city.  this photo shows dresses from three different local designers.  i only recognize the center dress, as designed by tony nominated designer paul tazewell, because i helped work on it!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

come ride with me...

this is my next big purchase!  

... but with a basket up front.

ashanti and me

the princess of hip-hop and r&b is about to ease on down, ease on down the road...

ashanti will make her stage debut as "dorothy" in encores! production of "the wiz" at new york city center this summer.  (seen here as "dorothy" in "the muppets' wizard of oz" in 2005.)  the guy who directed "in the heights" is directing this, so you know it's gonna be good.

its runs june 12-july 5 and i will be there!