Brief Hiatus



The time has come to move! I'm taking this week off from blogging due to the move and the impending lack of internet. I'm going to use some of the free time {what little there will be} to work on future posts, because frankly, I haven't been putting the kind of effort into the blog as I'd like to. Have a wonderful week and I'll see you back here in one week!


And three links to inspire you:
*Creative bus advertisements {while you're there check out the rest of the site -- so interesting!}
*What happens when real photographers use their cell phone camera instead...
*If you haven't seen Leanne Marshall's Fall 2009 collection, you really should!

{image via WeHeartIt}


Sunday's Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak

"He makes me laugh every day."
-- Detta Owens

{images via WeHeartIt}


Welcome, Weekend

The weekend is a time to let go, to relax, to put sparkle into your life.

True story: my living room regularly looks like the disco ball pictures! I have so many sparkly things hanging around, including mini disco balls, that I'm never short of playful light. It's the small things in life :) Have a great weekend! Mine will be spent working and packing in my spare time -- moving next week!

{images via Wet Behind the Ears}


Digital Goodness

This animated short by Pringle of Scotland is pretty entertaining. It's both funny and informative!

{via VMAN and style.com}


Green All About It

I've decided that I like little pops of green in the kitchen. I know that the color green is
considered an appetite suppressant, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing in a kitchen!
I find the color soothing, and the more relaxed I am, the more likely I will cook.
The math adds up to green = good in my kitchen!

Though I'm definitely not feeling the all-over green look, so this kitchen's OUT,
but I do love that little window, a lot!

{Images 1. Jay Griffith, 2. Jonathan Adler, 3. Miles Redd all via House Beautiful}


Golden Globes Rundown

These lovely ladies were my favorite picks of the red carpet:

Rose Byrne is ravishing in Lanvin, and Sandra Bullock shined in Botega Vanetta.

Olivia Wilde {Gucci} and Christina Hendricks {Christian Seriano} showed off their amazing bodies in red carpet couture.

Marion Cotillard was perfection in Dior and Zoe Saldana impresses as usual in Louis Vuitton.

Head-to-toe styling, I'd probably pick Marion Cotillard as my favorite of the night, but Christina Hendricks knocks it out of the park for me! She definitely wore the dress, not the other way around and looked absolutely stunning. Are you ready for award season? It's just starting, and this red carpet tells me only more good things are on the way! Did I miss anyone that you loved?

{images via Fashionista.com}


Manic Monday

If it has to be Monday, we can at least have a little fun...

It's the third week of January, less than a month into the new year; let's keep the faith. Ok, so perhaps I'm telling myself that more than anyone else, but whatever works right? What will you do to make this week great?

And three links to inspire you:
*Recipes inspired by the Louvre
*You can go to NY Fashion week as a G-Star reporter!
*The cutest cat toys that you can make at home

{All images via WeHeartIt}


Sunday's Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak

"It never hurt as good again."
-- Marc Ecko

{image via WeHeartIt}


Lemur, Lyger, Lyrimage?

My friends, this is a "lyrimage," the genius creation of Mrs. Shannon Eileen from Happiness is... She regularly creates a visual interpretation of lyrics on her blog and I just discovered it all today thanks to Sarah from Where the Sidewalk Begins! If you want to see the rest of Shannon's lyrimage for "Across the Universe" go here and be sure to check the rest of her lovely blog :)


Dum Dum DuDum...

Elizabeth Dye has been circling the blogging world for a while now due to her beautiful handmade wedding bolero jackets, and we've all been drooling. But wait! There's more! Now Elizabeth is releasing her Spring 2010 wedding dress collection lookbook and we have something brand new, and just as lovely, to talk about! Seriously, they're beautiful. What bride doesn't want a one of a kind dress, handmade, for less than $1000?! Really, you can't beat it and she seems to be sweet to boot. I've never been one for less-than-floor-length wedding gowns, but Elizabeth may have changed my mind:

Every dress is so delicate and feminine!

I'm a little obsessed with the model's wedding hair: the style and the feathery bit!
Now drum roll please......

I think if I were getting married tomorrow, I'd pick this dress, for sure! Isn't is amazing?? It's everything from the small embellishments at the waist to the sheer layers of the skirt to the strapless sweetheart neckline. The perfect dress {for me} is simple, yet interesting in the details. *Sigh* This is definitely one for the "Dream" files.

Elizabeth is an independent clothing designer living and working in Portland, Oregon where she also has a free-standing shop called The English Dept.

{Elizabeth Dye via Cup of Jo}



I love the juxtaposition of these two images: birth and death.

Stuart Hall for Bernstein

Richard Powers for Sarah Kaye


Manic Monday

If it has to be Monday, we can at least have a little fun...

This week already feels overwhelming, so I hope it turns out better than I anticipate! I hope your weekend was lovely and your week is even lovelier... ciao!

And three links to inspire you:
*The most amazing person Barbie has ever aspired to be: Lady Gaga! :)
*A fantastic David Bowie tribute album in the making.
*A fun and simple DIY project that we all can find a use for.

{images via Irina the Lonely White Dove}


Sunday's Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak

"He posted our sex tape online."
-- Lauran Strait

{image via WeHeartIt}


Fashion Friday

NYLON Magazine gave us a sneak peek of the spring line McQ by Alexander McQueen and it's to die for! Even though many fashionistas dream of wearing the The Claw or one of his insane, other-wordly creations, McQueen gives us all a chance to dabble is his creativity and clothing with his line McQ. It's completely McQueen and completely wearable!

I actually can't pick a favorite piece... loving the black and white dress for its draping, the silhouette of the blue jacket, the patterns that suggest some combination of stripes, polka dots, and animal prints, and really loving the black and white check reminiscent of his Fall 09 collection. Thoughts?

Have a great weekend!

{via NYLONMag and McQ}