Monday, November 24, 2008

Mini Madness

In the 1960s it's said that Mary Quant named her miniskirt after the Mini automobile because they were both "only as long as they had to be"

Last week my 20 year old Toyota Corolla was replaced by a new 2009 Mini Cooper and they are fun! I parked in one of those spots in SF this weekend where I used to pass by in my old car saying "If I had a Mini I could park there." - 37 miles to the gallon on the freeway and one tank of gas to LA are only some of the perks.

Thinking about minis brought back fond memories of mini skirts and maxi coats and my Mary Quant eyeshadow paintbox - some trends do go full circle!

There's even a designer Mini that was customized by Mary Quant - love to see "colour" spelled the way I grew up with it being spelled. Now if I could only "mini-mize" my car payment...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Don't Forget to Vote!!!

My friend's son in Southern California wrote the song and sings the song these Southern California actresses supporting Barack Obama lip-sync in the above video!