Archive for August, 2012

August 30, 2012

Be cool: It’s wednesday

feet

You’re half way there! Go for it and wear these.

Steel: Bucco Botega Bootie

Target Belt // Danielle Nicole ‘Sienna’ Envelope Clutch // Asos sheer stripe skirt //Brixton Pearl straw hat //Deux Lux ‘Lucky’ Sequin Stripe Clutch // Clover Canyon Cane Scarf Tank  // Nicole Miller Clutch //sherpa vest //Loren Hope necklace 

August 29, 2012

Celebrate: A White Wedding

 

I wanted to share one of my most important moments. I just celebrated 8 years with the sweet love of my life. Here’s where we were 8 years ago. If I had to do it all over again, I’d still wear a baby blue sash. Baby blue fills the heart with love and laughter. That’s what my little boys believe anyway.

After time passes and years go on, when the party is over, it’s still fun to celebrate year after year.

 

August 27, 2012

The “Do”: Looking forward to fall

Hair inspiration for your fall out of summer.

dramatic+

fishtail

hair Short hair

Pinned ImageFlower Hair Wreath.

floral braid

veruschka.loose curls - one day mine will grow. ;)Lusi
images via pinterest

 

August 25, 2012

Emil Lukas: from painted thread to larvae

 

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Inside Out - paint and canvas with thread

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Gian Enzo Sperone Gallery Installation

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images via Emil Lukas

Emil Lukas is a mixed media artist  from Stockertown Pennsylvania who is most commonly known for his beautiful, delicate thread paintings. Thread isn’t just used in fabric with this evolutionary artist who combines the thread and larvae to create this powerful array of artistic movement. I love his work because it is an example of how the decorative fine arts take on a scientific approach. “The work is about understanding what’s already in your shop, what’s right next to you, and experimenting with its nature.” says Lukas. -elledecor

Larvae process of painting:

 The artist releases larvae into a sealed, prepared, environment where moisture, light, ink and paint color are controlled. As the larvae travel across the surface, they interact with the paint and ink, creating random and sinewy lines. Lukas establishes the context; however, it is the larvae’s movement that produces the marks – the traces of nature, the abstract remains of passage. via Sperone Westwater.

For more on Emil’s process of painting with thread and larvae grab this months issue of ElleDecor.

August 23, 2012

Be Dazzeled, Be Bootied, Be FABB

I’m so excited! I recently got my invitation to luckyFABB conference. Now I can see what the behind the scenes Fash Blogger world is like in NYC. What to wear, who’s wearing what, all the glitz and jazz of NYC blogging. Time is ticking until the train leaves the station, so I’m racing to choose my outfit options. Here are four possible bootie options.

Steve Madden Booties // Black Journee Collection Hatch Platform Ankle Booties   //Vintage Shoe Company Hana Ankle Booties, Ocean // Belle by Sigerson Morrison Booties – Felicia Mid Wedge //

FYI: Baublebar is starting a contest RIGHT NOW for a prize of $250. They are seeking a monochromatic pin board with at least 3 of their baubles. Click here for more details. 

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August 21, 2012

Free People in pinch: And go!

 

Similar Free people Dress  (this one is long sleeve, better for fall) // Baublebar Glitz Cuff // Gorjana neon flops // gold gypsy earrings similar, picked mine up at antique shop // hot pink bra // similar free people slip

I just found out, I have to run out the door in 5 minutes. My snappy photographer got a pic before I high tailed it into the car. Here’s what I look to in a pinch. Dress…check. Funky print…check. Side Bun…check. Extra bracelet…check. Drop earrings…check. Aaannnnddddd GO!

August 20, 2012

Gwathmey: Residence & Studio

 

images via .gwathmey-siegel.com

I found this beautiful contemporary home built in 1965 by Architect Charles Gwathmey. I’m sharing it with you because  this cutting edge residence, he built originally for his parents, is still on the high end of style almost 50 years later. The sleek lines and innovative architecture captures the essence of modern. What looks to be a Mondrian inspired home, is a glowing masterpiece when the sun goes down. The home radiates beauty with light spilling out of the tall glass windows and doors. Gwathmey passed in 2009 and it is said that his widow now resides in the Amagansett, New York home. -AD

Photographer Scott Frances via designintell

August 20, 2012

Fashion Forward


images by style.com and tickled pink

August 18, 2012

Rachel Pally: How it all started

Some of my favorite days are the impromptu happy hours and events that arise out of the blue. This was the perfect example and I had just the perfect last minute dress to start my weekend of festivities. I love this Rachel Pally number because it’s casual and elegance wrapped in hot pink allure. I was on the fence for the perfect shoe. I went for flats, but initially was going for a Wow with Leopard print heels. Alas, I wasn’t sure what was in store, so the flats it was.

 

Rachel Pally Hot Pink Glam Dress//Baublebar long turquoise necklace // (similar) Steve Madden animal print heels // bamboo clutch // Bernardo flats

August 17, 2012

Menswear on my mind

Here are some of the mens pieces I can’t take my eyes off of. Enjoy!

G Star 2 pocket Grandad

Diesel Jean

G Star Raw by Marc Newson

G Star Correct Line Matteo

Edun Paint Splatter Jeans

August 17, 2012

DIY: Shabby to Mod in 30 min

 

 

Since dipping is all the rage, all I needed was a little red & white chalk paint and dirty old stool. I now have a hip new side stool/table in about 30 min.

Materials:

old stool

2 paint colors

brush

bucket

blue tape

I love the dipped look, but I want something a little more mod, less rustic. I wanted to go a bit further than just dipping, so I taped off the bottom legs and painted the top portion red. Then, dipped the bottom legs in a bucket full of white paint, almost to where the red stopped. I like the effect of the white dripping down the legs, so that a portion of the unpainted raw wood is showing.

I don’t take these projects too seriously. If you mess up, the stool is already better than it was before. Just sand and start over.

August 15, 2012

Vitra: Chair exhibition

Vitra Design Museum

If you have a fascination with chairs, as I do, here’s an exhibition not to miss.

Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space

Ends 16 September 2012, the Vitra Design Museum presents “Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space”. The Dutchman Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964) was one of the most important designers and architects of the 20th century.

Today his work is primarily associated with his two most famous designs, which have become icons of modernism: the Red-Blue Chair (1918/1923) and the Rietveld-Schröder House (1924). But this exhibition shows that Rietveld’s oeuvre contains many more facets that deserve to be rediscovered.

August 15, 2012

The Tutu: A sign of Happiness, Style & Freedom

I found this beautiful photograph a couple weeks ago and it has stayed with me day after day. I love everything about it! The happiness, the style, the freedom, the ukulele. If I could envision the perfect day with a life long best friend or sister, this would be it. My Sis and I have had many a day on a catamaran and it never gets old. If only this is how we could live every day. This beautiful image is from Maui Maka photography and there are many more moving images. To view, visit their website.

You don’t have to be a bride to love a tutu. Below: Wildfox Couture Desert Snow Coyote Maxi Skirt in Clean White. For the beautiful tutu and more sheer maxi skirts I’m lovin’, click here.

maui maka photography

 

August 14, 2012

Berry Bliss: Fall Color Inspiration



Every Day Berry InspirationBerry Beautiful Horizon

Berry Delicious Heels

Who doesn’t love strawberries and rose?

Blue Berry Bliss 

images via feathers&lace

So the word on the color wheel is…Berry is in. Berry is an array of colors that can be found everywhere in daily life. Here’s how to implement them into yours.

For your guy

Berry Fusion

Gap Key hole sweater // Rachel Zoe Maxi skirt (worth the splurge) // Asos Tulip Dress  // J. Crew Sweater // berry skinny jeans//Asos Retro Jacket (steal) // Splendid Top // UGG kids // Foley & Corinna Yellow bag (color compliment)

 

August 9, 2012

Neon: Go out with a bang

From High Profile Fine Art…

to Tonka Truck neon sand art.

 

As summer is winding down, you should go out with a bang. You can’t go wrong with neon. Show your style. Live a little. Brighten up your blues with a little florescent. Here are some neons that would be great off the shelf and in your wardrobe.

My Gorjana neon flops  & more must haves.

 

clockwise: nasty gal blazer //neon green pleated skirt // Rachel Pally dress // asos yellow platforms // townsen neon collar tank // pency floral shorts // cambridge hot pink satchel 

August 8, 2012

The Buzz: Featured in Daily Buzz

I’m so excited to share I was featured in Daily Buzz Moms Top 9 for my Satur “day” look post. Check it out!! Other recent Top 9 features include Daily Buzz Luxe and Daily Buzz Style.

 

Daily Buzz Luxe Surf and Sun, Luxury Cabanas:Bring the Beach Home

Daily Buzz Style: Mini Shorts


Daily Buzz Moms: HB Contemporary Beach Cottage

Daily Buzz Luxe: Ian Baguskas Atlantic Series

Daily Buzz Style: Creative Island Ideas

kitchen islands recycled creative

Daily Buzz Luxe: Shop Today’s Faves

 

August 7, 2012

Interior for your dreams

white sweedish inspiration6 Beautiful and Practical Tiny Apartment Interior Design

white sweedish inspiration9 Beautiful and Practical Tiny Apartment Interior Design

white sweedish inspiration11 Beautiful and Practical Tiny Apartment Interior Design

Here a sweet preview of a beautiful little apartment designed just perfectly to escape into your dreams.

There are sleek elements I have added to my own home, such as the faux fur rug, which lies in my breakfast nook and the transparent abc home bubble light which lies above. Adjacent, I have the bar stool design of the table chairs and I’m looking for more lovely details to add to my digs.  We also have radiant heat, which is a challenging aesthetic to design around. Good use of the space, which is also safe, is to put a floating shelf above the heater to display artwork, without covering the heater.

love the brick design over the breakfast window.

For more visit Fresh Home

August 7, 2012

Vintage Funk: Second hand, antique hunting

Yesterday I took a little 3 hour retreat to see some of my old friends, the antique shops. Here are some snaps at what I found. It’s an experience, as the “good ones” are about 45 minutes away, with a beautiful drive through horse country on the way. I love the whole experience of the hunt. The drive, the search, the finds. Antique, second-hand shopping helps me clear my head of all the sludge and muck in everyday life. I can disappear for a couple of hours into someone else’s world and come home to merge an old lifestyle with my new one. It’s oddly refreshing to incorporate someone else’s vintage funk into my Mom, Designer, Artist world. My tots love the crazy things I come home with. These vintage finds come from the sweet The Old Lucketts Store in the town of  Lucketts in Leesburg, VA.

August 4, 2012

Kicks: Track yours

With the Olympics in full swing, I can’t help but want to train like my event is up next week. These are the Nike machines that keep my legs fit so that I have the endurance to workout like an Olympian. Click for more trainers.

 

August 3, 2012

For Your Hiney: Imprint without the Footprint

Sharon Sides – Stumps

With the world changing every second, life and our surroundings are unpredictable. Here is a design that holds true to preservation and leaves no devastating footprint. The Artist/Designer Sharon Sides has created these beautifully handcrafted pieces with a detailed industrial material and an organic style of artistry. As I’m sure you’ve been reading, I’m very intrigued by the marriage of concepts. I love the strict stability of the industrial brass structure and the soft, unpredictable, organic pattern of the etched natural elements. The pieces and design are beautifully orchestrated and delicately scanned and preserved.

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