Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Faux Fur Vests

                                         via Neiman Marcus

                                       via Bloomingdales

                                               via Karmaloop

                                      via Fredflare

Monday, September 27, 2010

Keep Your Eyes And Ears Open

Flying Machines from The New School in New York, NY perform live at the American Eagle sponsored New American Music Union summer concert that was curated by Anthony Kiedis and also included performances from The Raconteurs, The Black Keys, Gnarls Barkley and more. More exclusive live video footage from all of them at ae.com/​musicfestival

Flying Machines - Live from NAMU from americaneagle on Vimeo.

And then here they are after they have been through sound editing and production, a bit more polished.

Say MAMA!!!!


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Driver In a Beautiful 1958 Corvette

 I have always had a fascination for vintage Corvette's the Stingray in particular, when I was googling pictures of Stingray's I came across these, and I thought they were great! What an awesome 58' Corvette and check out the lovely lady with a passion for driving one. I would love to someday have a vintage Corvette to drive around at my leisure wouldn't you!
Penny and Her 1958 Corvette

Penny asked me to photograph the rear of her car "to show the Corvette logo", she said. This is my last image of Penny and her amazing classic vintage sports car.  Penny is our 86 year old neighbor and friend. She is the most youthful 86 year old I've ever met and she drives a 1958 Corvette in mint condition which she bought new 48 years ago. Penny is British and grew up near Devon where she worked for years for the fire department. I asked Penny what she did when she worked for the fire department and she exclaimed, in her beautiful British accent, "I FOUGHT FIRES!". I asked Penny if I could take photos of her with her beloved Corvette. She graciously agreed, and said, "It needs a new paint job, but so do I!" Penny is a lovely woman and a role model of what it can be like to be a senior young-at-heart. Penny's husband was an MGM photographer and I get the feeling that Penny is used to having her picture taken - which made my job so much easier...All Images by Laurie York and to check out some of her other amazing photos go to this website Laurie York Photography

Recycled Beam Mantle

When we first moved into out house we didn't have a mantle on out fireplace. My Dad had called one day to tell me the jobsite he was working on had a huge 12 ft beam that was going to be scrapped and if I would like he would bring it over. We were able to customize the size of it, and have my brother mount it above the tile. The detail in the wood grain came out really nicely after the staining and we are really happy with how it turned out, and we saved a lovely piece of wood that would have just been thrown away....

New Guestroom Artwork

I was going to buy a new beadspread but then I saw this painting at Ross, and  I thought it was so perfect with the way the wall is painted......

Wedding Dresses Of My Dreams

So I have actually been looking at wedding dresses very recently with a couple clients online. And throughout my valiant searches (I just can't stop looking)  most of them while drooling, and fantasizing about actually getting to wear one of them myself because they are so gorgeous! When I was married long, long ago, (now going on a happy 11years married and almost 14years total together) I was a large pregnant lady. It wasn't a shotgun wedding oh no, we were already engaged and then happily got preggers. And at the time I was so happy to be marrying my husband, it never really dawned on me how difficult it would be to hunt for a dress for someone of growing size. Fortunately for me I have ADHD which comes in handy when you need to find something such as a bridal gown for a beach ball that would end up an undetermined ending size. My brain works like this, I walk around with people (hopefully people I know not just a crowd of moving people), I'm in a store shopping, and something will inevitably catch my eye, and 'look' it's 'shiny' or 'colorful', and it may seem like I am not paying attention to the people I am with. But no, let me explain something about ADHD, my brain will process all the information, remember where I saw those things, what store they were at, what color they were, how much they cost, where I can find it for less etc,  all while 16 other life scenario movie like trailers are playing in my head and keeping up with the conversation that I am having with my said friend.  But I can't do math, or remember where any of the states are on the map. So anyway back to the story, I was in a bit of a rut with my wedding approaching and my ever expanding self. Somehow the typical bridal boutiques just weren't cutting it, and I was not a cake topper kind of gal. Lucky for me I had one of those 'shiny moments' when I was on  my lunch break at Nordstrom one day. I had wandered into the lingerie section, reminiscing of the days when I actually had the guts and glory to wear stuff like that. When all of the sudden I turned around to see what appeared to have been directly placed in front of me by Jesus himself... a dress. Now this dress was everything I wanted, it had bohemian bell sleeves and was embellished with beautiful hand sewn embroidery, and a  lovely vintage frog knot front closure, it was empire waisted and even had a bit of embellishment on the back with a slight train. The only problem with it was that it was completely sheer and obviously meant to be worn with some sort of teddy or full length nightgown underneath. So my ADHD head started to try and problem solve and I thought " what if I had a gown made to go underneath this" and I did. And it worked perfectly My hair was very short and so I thought I would look ridiculous with a veil so I opted for a 20's themed hat instead I felt really beautiful that day even though I was enormous! But if I had the money to have a " let's renew our vows now because I'm getting older and I'm not 5 months pregnant anymore ceremony" just so I could wear a beautiful dress and feel like a princess,  "because really, it's usually all about me right?" I totally would! The first two are by Temperley London aren't they amazing!

And the other one is by Elie Saab I LOVE THE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lighting From Spain


We know that Spain falls on the more fortunate side of Mother Nature, but many of us have to wait for the days of summer to laze around outdoors. Here are some stunning designs that are sure to impress your part guests or simply provide ambient light for a quiet night outside.
A shooting star? A comet? No, it’s the Halley Lamp by Vibia ! We’re certainly charmed by this lighting
system that has been inspired by the celebrated comet. Easy to assemble, portable and lightweight, Halley features a diffuser profile containing an energy efficient LED strip able to turn any dull setting into a magical environment.via Inhabitat 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Acid Washed - Acid Washed

Sebastien Tellier "Divine"

Another great tune by Sebastien Tellier, this one makes me smile......

Outdoor Dinner Party

Looking forward to having an outdoor dinner party under the moon and stars tonight with family. We are planning on having some nice wine, some wonderful artisan cheeses I just bought ( I think I have problems hoarding good cheese) and barbecuing up some shish kebabs. Should be nice since the weather still feels like Summer and the moon has been so bright lately....
Photo via

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Pipettes....

They sound a little like Abba, both of them are super cute and what fun outfits!

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Real Life Geishas

Remember Your Chidlhood Forts You Made

My Space takes you back to your early childhood entertainment consisting of blanket forts. However, the realities of today’s tight apartment living in urban areas doesn’t afford kids the luxury of space. Designer Liya Mairson responded by designing My Space – a clever pop-up playroom for kids aged three up to the young-at-hearts. As a cardboard flat pack which can be stored behind doors or under a bed, My Space unfolds into a playroom equipped with pop-up shelves and cutout windows. The folding mechanism of the walls allows kids to operate on their fantasies by creating spaces around the play area.
Created by Liya Mairson via Pleatfarm

My space is fully recyclable.

Watch how My Space unfolds

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Polhedron House By Manuel Villa

Colombian architect Manuel Villa designed a polyhedral structure that serves as the ‘playroom’ for the owner’s child. Inspired by how children learn and perceive basic shapes in their early years, the architect came up with a geometric volume constructed of a pine structure with a domed skylight, windows and built-in desk and couch.
via Pleat Farm

'Have A Happy Period'.....Always...

My Mom sent me this today and I thought it was great! And for me, very very true....

This is an "actual letter" from an Austin, Texas woman sent to Proctor and Gamble regarding one of their feminine products. She really gets rolling after the first paragraph. This was PC Magazine's 2009 Editors' Choice award-winner for the best letter sent via e-mail.

Dear Mr. Thatcher,

I have been a loyal user of your 'Always' maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts.
But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants. Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my time of the month is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call 'an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.'
Isn't the human body amazing?
As Brand Manager in the Feminine-Hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customer's monthly visits from 'Aunt Flo'. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women.The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants... Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words:

'Have a Happy Period.'
Are you f------ kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness, is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned
above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak, there will never be anything 'happy' about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in blaze of glory.
For the love of God, pull your head out of your ass, man! If you have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like 'Put down the Hammer' or 'Vehicular Manslaughter is Wrong'.

Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bullsh!t. And that's a promise I will keep.

Always. . ...
Wendi Aarons

Austin , TX

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jessie Steele Aprons For The Salon

How adorbs are these!!! On a regular basis I am forever getting hair color on myself in the salon while doing clients, and these are just too cute to pass up, they would make any outfit look fab, and save your clothes underneath from getting splashed with color. You could even use them for cleaning, to avoid getting bleach on yourself (which is how I mostly ruin something brand new) . They also carry a variety of really cute house and chef's aprons too!
You can get them at Jessie Steele

NYC, Paris and Milan RTW 2010 Highlights

Highlights from Fashion week 2010 RTW brought to you by Style.com

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jerk, Reject, and Dippin' Tutorial

Things you should know in life, how to Jerk, Reject, and how to Dip....all while wearing skinny jeans! Gotta keep up on the moves....

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Sebastien Tellier " La Ritournelle"

Gotta Love Sebastien Tellier....Turn this one up really loud and reflect on life....Very Nice!

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Yep, Marilyn Monroe Loved Weiners!

I just love finding out that some of my favorite stars had dachshunds, it just goes to show you how amazing they are as pets...
Reposted from The Long And Short Of It All.....

Just when you think you've seen all the possible major players in Popular Culture with a Dachshund,Yep, it's Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer and model. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received. By 1953, Monroe had progressed to leading roles. Her "dumb blonde" persona was used to comedic effect in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range, and her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination, and she received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot (1959).
The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a "probable suicide," the possibility of an accidental overdose, as well as the possibility of homicide, have not been ruled out. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the years and decades following her death, Monroe has often been cited as a pop and cultural icon. Source

Monday, September 20, 2010

Phoenix "1901"

Looking forward to seeing Phoenix in concert tomorrow with my hubby....

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Uh Huh Her " Not A Love Song"

Hurts Live " Wonderful Life"

Hair Swinging

Every time I watch this I think I pee a little from laughing so hard, HAHA!!! Someone either
A.( has a lot of time on his hands to make the  large qauntity of videos like these because he is unemployed)
B.( Is reminiscing about the days when he almost made it into a metal band)
C. ( Can do whatever he wants because he lives at home with Mom)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Namoradeira Tete-A-Tete Rocker

Wright Design/ Jose Zanine Caldas
And it looks to be carved out of one tree, how beautiful!!!
Brazilian designer Zanine Caldas utilized salvaged lumber to create sculpted furniture; the naturalistic qualities of the raw wood are delicately balanced by the hand-forged form. Estimated value: 15,000-20,000 US$

Bohemian Chic

Paris In The Spring via Polyvore

This is super fun! go to POLYVORE to create your own set, and post on your blog. I had a blast making mine....
Paris In The Spring
Paris In The Spring by ColleenOkrey featuring vintage jewelry

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Moroccan Oil Is Life Changing....

Just tried this stuff and think it's pretty fantastic, apparently all the magazine articles where they say it's life changing are true. It made my hair feel soft and silky, compared to the dry haylike texture that it usually feels like because all of the relaxing and hot tools I use on it. click on the link to get it for $13.99.
Moroccanoil MoroccanOil (0.85 oz)
Moroccanoil MoroccanOil (0.85 oz)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Song of The Day The Radio Dept. "Heaven's On Fire"

This is another great song by The Radio Dept. "Heaven's On Fire" LOVE them!!!

Get The Album Clinging To A Scheme 
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All time Audience.....

Here is my all time stats for people who are viewing my blog but not necissarily following, pretty exciting stuff that people even care or are interested in anything I post or say. Which is quite flattering if I may say so myself. Thanks people for checking out my blog!!! Now please follow me.......XOXO

United States                   929
Denmark                         102
Canada                             86
Brazil                                18
United Kingdom                17
United Arab Emirates        14
Australia                             9
Italy                                    9
Bulgaria                              8
Spain                                  8
All time page views 1,123 YAY!!!

Booty Bounce Pros....

This has got to be one of the most hilarious videos, but I totally want to learn how the bounce that way????

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The 2010 Kitchen of the Year with Jeff Lewis

 I adore Jeff Lewis on BravoTV's Flipping Out, and when he was asked to design the House Beautiful 2010 kitchen I thought it would turn out really great and couldn't wait to get my hands on the Oct issue to see it for myself. If you don't already have it go out and get it......

From House Beautiful
 The 2010 Kitchen of the Year with Jeff Lewis