Sunday, July 3, 2011

Private Stock

The images above are from my latest Tumblr favorite, Private Stock.

Lots of wild visuals! Some seemingly bizarre bedfellows that make sense in an odd, magical way. Enjoy.

Note: The careful curation and image quality will make you melt. When you find a photo that you really love, be sure to click on it. Private Stock's creator, Erik Kiesewetter, makes images fit comfortably and beautifully in a stand-alone tab.

c/o DD

Friday, May 13, 2011

Rainy Friday night

Adele was introduced to this old song by the bus driver on her last tour. It's one of my favorites. Above it, just an image that feels right this evening.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Now I find myself staying up late, getting up early, thinking, dreaming and blogging a lot.

I've got an exciting new project underway that I hope you'll check out + "like" on Facebook - DC Here Now. In short, it's a celebration of Washingtonians and the pleasures of getting dressed. In more practical terms, it's me running around DC taking pictures of people with a flare for fashion. Thus far, it's been a joyful endeavor that's got me learning photography, meeting fascinating new people, and spending more time outside than in front a computer. All pretty fantastic!

For these reasons and a few others, DC Here Now is taking priority over Georgia E. for now. But please don't fret. Georgia E. isn't shutting down. It's just slowing down. I want to keep posting here and hope you'll keep reading. Please let me know what you'd like to see more of (shopping? inspiration? writing?). I'm happy to deliver more of whatever you love. Just say the word.

As always, thanks for reading. - E.Wall

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

And who are you wearing?

Last night's 2011 Met Gala must have been a feast for the eyes. Scrolling through photos is like walking through a gallery - each garment a work of art and every person worthy of a portrait. I can only image what it all looked like with movement!

Ginnifer Goodwin struck gold. The color, the lines, the necklace, the makeup and the hair all leave me swooning. And who was she wearing? Topshop! (Making the whole thing that much more wonderful and down-to-earth.)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Kate's dress. Oh, wow.

Kate's dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. It's a work of art. Timeless and reminiscent of Grace Kelly's wedding dress. Both ladies are beautiful "commoners" who brought pizazz to worlds of formality and tradition.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Softer street art

Feminine street art by Miso (Stanislava Pinchuk), a 21 year old artist in Melbourne. As evident in these pieces, she draws a lot of inspiration from Ukranian folklore.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Night time

"It's awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night is another thing..."

- Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Poetry for breakfast


After the war, she painted her walls
a French blue, pale as the watered
blue silk of her eyes, filled her rooms
with cream and gold-leaf chairs,
and when she raised her porcelain cup
with pinky arched and blew the word
"Limo-o--o-gges" across the lip,
that made a tender wind, as if a host
of cherubs rafted through the room.
Mad for all things French,
she'd never read Voltaire,
went straight from the Academy
of Typing in the Bronx to work
for Mr. Hyman at the J.D.C.
In 1945 she went to Paris--ah, the city
was a shambles then, American cigarettes
were currency, her Yiddish
far more useful than her French
in working with the refugees. History
was hell, she learned, but life
moved on. She purchased
silver fruit knives, teacups, pastel
figurines, and tottered home on platform
wedgies to attend the rattle and attack
of morning trucks along Third
Avenue and to receive us kindly
when we came to call--in short,
to lead a life not sans souci
(for there were deaths,
and loneliness), but of her own
design. You'd never guess
King Frederick and my aunt
would have so much
in common. Both were short,
bilingual, stubborn, confused,
enlightened in some ways, benighted
in others, tyrannical, clever, benevolent,
fierce. Like Frederick, she flourished,
like Frederick, she died. She was tiny
and great and is buried in Queens.

A poem by Jean Nordhaus, a Washingtonian and amazingly articulate woman.