headed to ny again this weekend-a last minute trip and im ready to see my family. i will be running around the city and hopefully come back with some great new images.
i will also be on set with my favorite production company mouseroar as they film the last few scenes of their new movie 'happy and bleeding', scheduled out this fall. below is the link to their website-i can't wait to share my visit!
below is a pic of my japan doll and desk elephant, holding the new card.
one thing i love about camilla belle's style is that her choices are well picked and often beyond her age. while she loves to try new looks and offers an array of style, i appreciate that she does not pick the typical skin baring pieces that plague most young starlets' wardrobes.
these images make me want to buy the first around the world ticket i can find to stand in awe of them. the cool hunter is a phenomenal one-stop shop of all things design, art, and beauty-things we all need for inspiration in our sometimes monotonous daily lives.
below is the website and a few images that made my heart beat faster.
kolonihavehus, tom fruin's outdoor structure in copenhagen
for the past two weekends i've visited local vintage stores and documented my finds. it's so fun to find these little treasure troves around phoenix- places you can get one of a kind pieces that no other store can offer is such a thrill! additionally, i was able to meet up with two other fantastic bloggers in the area-mandy from kini style file and cheryl from oh to be a muse who are both a wealth of knowledge and so fantastic to share ideas with.
below are some of my favorite pieces, some owned, gifted, and some still looking for an new owner-hope you enjoy them and it gets you in the mood for your own vintage exploration!
this is one of my favorite old disney films and it is also chock-full of classic sixties style. i'm headed out today with two other lovely fashion bloggers-these images will be my inspiration for the day's picks.
this post is two-fold, one half cooking, one half book recommendation. in the book section of goodwill (another great area of the store) i found the best seller entitled, 'french women don't get fat' by mireille guiliano. i have heard of this book a few times and am happily surprised it was worth the purchase. while her eating tips are useful and entertaining, my favorite part of the book are its recipes. having a boyfriend with a gluten allergy kicked my cooking interest, somewhat lacking until recently, into high gear. tonight i decided to pick two easy recipes (salad & dessert) from the book paired with a yummy broiled salmon. presentation is also key-peep my favorite dinner plates by midcentury designer paul mccobb, gifted by my sister.
all three recipes are simple, delicious and super healthy. link below to the book and read on for recipes.
i've been toying (ok, dreaming) about the idea of wearing only asian designers-and i know i'm in good company. i came across a new york times article on the cultural explosion of talented asian-american designers making a name for themselves. from alexander wang to prabal gurung, jason wu, andrew gn, thakoon, phillip lim, the list is getting longer and longer and i am looking forward to the newbies.
saturday afternoon rekindled my love for vintage resale shops. tucked away in oldtown scottsdale is a vintage disneyland, fashion by robert black. the little shop run by him and his business partner doreen picerne has a full collection of jewelry, blouses, hats, belts, dresses, and evening gowns that kept me quietly occupied for a good part of the afternoon, and if not for other pending errands would have kept me till close. they were both kind enough to allow me to take pictures and also answered questions on several pieces. one dress (the yellow with orange embroidery) reminded me vividly of prada's spring 2011 collection, with its spanish influenced embroidery-its previous owner had brought this piece and a second multicolored dress with yarn pom-poms all over. the woman had also attached a photo of her in one, both dresses bought circa 60's in puerta vallarta. i myself left with an opera coat, a pair of bright orange clip-on earrings, and a gorgeous choker (all to be posted soon!).
oh the stories these dresses could tell....another afternoon very soon will be spent at this special boutique. below are some images i took through the day, followed by the prada spring campaign i kept thinking about.
sadly, this is not a tutorial on how to do eyes-it is a question posed -how to do eyes? i notice women (both young and old) that have perfectly done eyes and i unfortunately have never had the knack for it. i love natural-but it would be fun to have a go to eye for a night out. a trip to a makeup counter may be in store for me this weekend.
walking the west village is a favorite pastime of mine. less hectic than soho, it is a perfect spot for people watching, window shopping, and lazy wandering. on this particular visit i spotted it-the beautiful eames elephant in vitra, a pricey but amazing furniture and interior home design store.
below are pics i took throughout my walk, some of my favorites on the highline walkway.