Gold Star

I'm afraid this post is a misnomer, but let's don't talk about it. HOW ABOUT THIS LITTLE DRESS?! It's so fun and witchy and easy to wear. I got it from a website called tobi awhile back and have worn it a few other times (it's especially killer with my Sheeba belt), but hadn't gotten around to posting it yet. Thankfully, we squeezed in a few shots before heading off to see Wild Flag at the Fillmore in San Francisco back in April.

That was an amazing show. It was the second show of theirs we've seen and it's just killer every time. Carrie wore tiny black pants and a very sexy, sheer sleeveless blouse in strawberry red (I wish I knew where she got her blouses, they're always so nice). She was maddeningly hot, as per usual - there was one new song that is a TOTAL panty-changer, I wish I could find it!

Mary had seriously stepped up her stage presence and was a million times more exciting than she was at their show in November. That was really awesome to see. Fillmore tradition meant there were gorgeous Wild Flag posters handed out at the end of the show, and I can't wait to get one of ours framed! (Being super bummed about not getting a poster after a Fillmore show should be one of those You Know You're A San Franciscan When... things.)

We should be talking about Rufus Wainwright's show at the Fox in Oakland last night, though, because that's where we were in our fancy 7th row seats. He was resplendent. Though this was the least favorite of the four times I've seen him, it was still an amazing performance. (To be fair, you can't beat the Release the Stars tour outside at dusk with actual fireflies twinkling on a perfect summer's night, or All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu in the tiny, intimate space of the Uptown in Napa.) Of course, that's got more to do with Mark Ronson's hand in things, and he I can easily give or take - I think it's evident in about half the songs on the new album, and even more so when they're played live. (M thought the band was "cheesy," and preferred the older material, having not heard the new album yet. I've given it a dozen or listens since it was first available on NPR's First Listen.)

Thankfully, the show was peppered with older tunes like Art Teacher, Poses, April Fools, The One You Love, and 14th Street. One Man Guy was sung with two guests - one of his opening acts, Teddy Thompson (he's got a beautiful voice) and a very saucy backup songstress - and it was phenomenal. Really, really wonderful.

from the Lulu tour

He opened the show by candlelight with, of course, the song Candles, and it was exquisite. Rufus shows often have this quality at one point or another of having really sacred, holy moments, ones you wish you could live in and feel blessed to get to even if only for the time he's on stage or that they grip you by the throat in your everyday life, and that was this show's divine, untouchable moment. Montauk, too, which M refused to believe was off the new album. His mother's songs were lovingly covered by his supporting acts, and those were a nice reprieve as well.

From the new album, in addition to the ones I mentioned above, I think these are the standouts:

Rashida Song of You Respectable Dive Sometimes You Need WWIII

In summary, it was a fantastic night (with just a touch too much debauchery), and we bought a beautiful handmade, autographed poster. I'll show y'all soon!

Outfit stuff!

Dress: Tobi Leather: Zara Gold Pyramid Tights: Anna Sui Grosgrain Ribbon Pumps: Christian Siriano for Payless Vegan Studded Clutch: Matt & Nat Necklaces: House of Harlow 1960 (triangle), Jewelmint (long mixed metal chain), Madewell (dainty gold chain) Earrings: Asos

Wow, that's a whole lot of...stuff.

Mother's Day is tomorrow and I am a mother! It should be nice. We have a four-generation extravaganza planned - a morning champagne toast at my grandmother's in Cole Valley, followed by a mimosa brunch picnic with my mother nearby, and finally, a relaxing evening at home - M and the petite are going to cook coq au vin for me! I can't wait!