Monday, December 26, 2011

it's what I wore




  1. Black + White skirt - H&M
  2. Pony fur pumps -  Banana Republic circa '95
  3. Monogram ring -Jennifer Zeuner | Jewelry Link Bracelet-J.Crew | Glasses- Ray Ban
  4. Green Cardigan with ball trim- Anthropologie circa '05

Friday, December 23, 2011

peace out

credit :: michael b. harrington photography + minted design

have a great holiday week see you next year.....

Monday, December 19, 2011

worn





  1. Plaid Wool Jacket, with detachable, faux fur collar - Goodwill + H&M
  2. Leopard i phone case - J.Crew
  3. Vintage snake skin + brass bangle - Etsy
  4. Vintage brass bauble bracelet - Etsy
  5. Gum Shoe - Sperry

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For the past month, I've been disciplining myself to sit down, once a week, and make-art. I'm not sure why I even have to force myself to do something that, in the end, brings me great satisfaction. But for the past several years, I've all but given up painting. Illustrating has always been one of the few things that has always come easily to me. I've never been one to take the easy road, though, and instead like to fill my life with challenges - or rather, I take this gift for granted.

This time of year, is one of reflection and of being thankful for all that we have. It almost seems sacrilege to me not to embrace our innate abilities and outwardly express our own uniqueness through creativity. On the other hand, it's not always easy to stop, slow down, get in tune with that inner creative light that burns in each of us. Sometimes we have to make time - if only for half an hour.

I want to propose a challenge to you: Once a week, make time for yourself, sit quietly and create, using  whatever medium you feel most comfortable.  There is no judgement here. Just create freely with  the knowledge that self expression can never be wrong. Post your art/recipe/writing/sewing/music  etc...on Monday.   Then, let me know via a comment, and I will include a link with my own  Creative Monday post.

I hope this provides inspiration, whether you participate or just become a weekly on-looker to the challenge. xo

 

Thursday, December 15, 2011


 headed up to the mountains for a few days. The calm before the Christmas Mayhem....peace out.
( p.s. I want that Pendleton Blanket)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Why not....





Pick-up some great temp. tats. from Tattly. 'Designy Temporary Tattoos' They won't make your mom sad. In fact, get some for her stocking.


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Proseco + Popsicles. huh. Why have I never thought of this? fun AND tasty. Maybe even make your own pops, with real fruit. 

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Homophone time: DIY a lampshade. Super easy tutorial, right here

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Why not.
 What else do you have going on this time of year?

Monday, December 12, 2011



What I Wore to the Parent|Teacher conference :
  1. Free People, Vegan, Moto-Jacket with hood (except I didn't include the hood, here)
  2. Striped Shirt - J.Crew,  ( Spring '11)
  3. Free People - rivet embellished, acid washed, skinny jeans - that i cut off (3yrs old)
  4. 'Spike The Punch' painted, rhinestone necklace
  5. Free People , boots 
  6. Ray Ban Aviators

Friday, December 9, 2011

photo: andrea galvani

I think this is the opposite of a unicorn.

oh, and.......




Stay with me here....I'm not normally one for cloyingly cute videos, but there are some seriously, AWEsome shots in here that shouldn't be missed. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

 



daaaaang.  I know, I know, these are so, Brad Goreski, 2011 fashion week { and who doesn't love Brad anyway? } . I want a Cambridge Satchel.

 

I really want the gold, the satchel love child of Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons + Cambridge Satchel Company,  for my upcoming trip to London. Seems like the perfect, tourist-not-trying-to-look-like-a-tourist-but-maybe-still-looking-touristy/chic, bag. yes.



and, also? those shoes. GUH!



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

GERONIMOOOOOOOOO!




Tell me these are new to some of you out there. I can't tell anymore what's new and  what's so done it's no longer worthy of blog-versation. I love Confetti Systems with all my heart n' soul, and Geronimo Balloon Troopers are right there with my adoration for  tinsely, sugary-colored, shiny, crepey, balloony creations of celebration.


I swear, I've sat and stared at photos of these things, and even if I could figure out how they're made, I'd never put the hours in, it must take to create them. 
macaroons are the grossest tasting confection on the trend market currently, but they look perfect here.


What are "Balloon Troopers" ? I personally, had never heard of the term (or maybe it's totally made up). 


 

The troopers are made  using vintage ribbons, hand-marbled Italian tissue paper, metallic frill, gold tape and a whole lotta other stuff. Right here in L.A. they don't come cheap, but if you're trying to go all 'budget', try and make one of these yourself. My guess is that the starting price of one balloon at $55.00 will sound totally worth it.



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I didn't want to bring this up initially, but now that I've had a convo with Jihan Zencirli, maker and artisan of these beautiful creatures, I want to add an explanation for something on their site.

Here's the deal: the Geronimo Balloon Troopers gang is planning a mass, balloon bombing of 499 balloons { time and date is undisclosed until 48 hours prior } They especially welcome photographers and videographers to capture the event, which will no doubt be breathe taking....but what about the ocean and all of its denizens ? When it rains in L.A., all things get washed into the bay, and things like balloons, get gobbled up by our beautiful sea creatures who mistake them for food. 

This morning, I emailed, Jihan and she responded immediately. Here is her response:

"Thank you for your email! And for your concern. The way I have the 499 routes structured will require my volunteers to retrieve the balloons within 24 hours. Contracts/stewardship agreements too. The balloons, balloon string are also biodegradable.

I could talk all day about it!
Thanks again for being a conscientious fan. You are the very first person to ask these questions- and I'm glad you did!
Warmly,
Jihan   "



I know that many of you are environmentally aware and this might be broached. I wanted to let Jihan, explain so that this wouldn't be a conversation. And from someone who's raising kids at the beach, please be responsible for your balloons. Don't let them float off. What goes up, must comes down. Also, sign up to get the 'launch' email so you can be a part  of this mission!

a little woody

Aren't these the cool? Bole flooring uses nature's.... natural curves to create these lyrically lined floor planks.....



Monday, December 5, 2011





saturday's soccer game outfit.......
  1. Karen Walker, sungalsses
  2. FXXI plaid scarf
  3. j.crew plaid shirt
  4. FXXI polka dot sweater
  5. U.O. velvet slippers
  6. Gap, Always Skinny Pants
  7. Seiko gold watch + Saks, vintage pearl necklace

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