Now all you can do is wait. It must be hard for you, but there is a right time for everything. Like the ebb and flow of tides. No one can do anything to change them. When it is time to wait, you must wait. — Haruki Murakami/ The Wind Up Bird Chronicle (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: vous-trouvez, via thatkindofwoman)
If You’re Thinking About… Summer Denim | The Sartorialist
I think many women are feeling inspired today in learning of Angelina Jolie’s brave choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. Her mother passed at the age of 56 following a near decade-long fight against ovarian cancer. Jolie made this difficult decision in thinking of her own children and empowering herself against cancer.
Her story came at an interesting time for me as I watch my own mother fight ovarian cancer. My mom was diagnosed in 2010 at the age of 55, and as our family recently learned, was one of many women who did not receive the most effective, life-elongating treatment early on. She had a full hysterectomy and went through vigorous chemotherapy, and thankfully was in remission by the summer of 2011. However, she never felt fully recovered as she watched her legs swell to four times their size for inexplicable reasons. Doctors told her that some things would never be normal again, but she began feeling pains in her abdomen and back again early this year. In March, she was diagnosed with recurrent ovarian cancer.
What really struck a chord in me with Angelina Jolie’s piece was that she mentioned how most women feel deeply powerless against cancer. As a woman who has always been fiercely independent, my mom is no exception. Even though she could rock a turban like nobody’s business when she lost her hair, and look effortlessly beautiful after a harrowing few days in the hospital, my mom has grappled greatly with the loss of control from being sick, drastic changes to her body, and a battle she never feels like she’s winning.
The doctors are feeling very optimistic about her current round of treatment, and my mom has just one more chemo session to go. The thing is though, we can’t know for certain that my mom will “win.” It’s what makes it all so scary. I am not trying to be defeatist, rather proactive and appreciative of what we do have control over. Recently I decided to empower myself in how I view cancer and all of life’s other unexpected hardships. I’ve learned that it’s not just my mom fighting, but everyone in our family’s lives coming together. And in being a part of my mom’s fight, we are each learning how to be stronger and better, and that is what I believe will be my mom’s ultimate victory.
Riccardo Tisci Reflects on His Night at The Met
On Mara’s ivory gown:
“Rooney was fantastic. I have already worked with Rooney for three years and I know what she loves. She’s like me. She really represents my style. She loves the romantic side of me, and she loves the hard side of me. For last night, I said, ‘Rooney, we should really push more to be sexy, because you have the face and the body to be sexy,’ and she said, ‘You know what, we should go for it.’
[above: Rooney Mara and Riccardo Tisci, both in Givenchy. Photo By Evan Falk ]
I think my fave Met gala look.
Trumpets are underrated. One event down, two and a four day countdown to go until the building closes and it’s officially SFMOMA On the Go.