Enfant Terrible

Last weekend I treated myself to a really inspirational and fun overnight in San Francisco with my friend Becky Kelso. She's a fabulous jewelry designer with all kinds of things in the works. We had both been wanting to see the Jean Paul Gaultier show at the DeYoung. Honestly, I knew it would be good but it absolutely blew me away! I could have stayed in there for the entire day and it must have taken me just a full hour to get over the "talking" mannequins! Gaultier is such a visionary, and to think he's not much older than I am and his body of work is extraordinary… he could just quit now and be quite happy with what he's accomplished but you know when you see this man's work he is absolutely driven and may never be satisfied. Exquisite embellishment, superb craftsmanship, the teeny, tiny sized clothes, his running monologue and the music really created a full picture of the couture world that so few of us may ever see in person. My favorite outfit was this Tibetan hiker ensemble with yak backpack*. (*I'm guessing the fur, but isn't that fun to say?) We also had lunch at the hip and adorable Outerlands in the Sunset and shopped Hayes Valley and stayed at the Hotel Kabuki. A couple days with a great friend and a brain full of new inspiration is just what I needed! Crazy Grateful.