Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Today I'm also here

I would like to thank Jaime for having me over at her fabulous blog today, La Vie J'aime
If you want to check out "what I'm wearing today" go  here :)
(and now scroll down too and check out Melissa's post)

My Stuff Series **So about what I said...**

Now, who doesn't love Melissa? she makes us smile, laugh, dream, cry. She inspires me, completely, she writes to her future husband, and let me tell you, she tells him things I would love to tell my man :P (I love you baby!) Yes Melissa, you absolutely rock darling! I am honored to have her today in My Stuff. Thank you so much!


Inspirations
Favorite Discovery: POLO SHIRTS!! A few years ago, I started wearing them in all different colors one summer, and I honestly fell in love with them. I love how each shirt is unique, and every time I wear them, they just make me smile. I've even dubbed April-October as Polo Shirt Season, and have an entire Facebook photo album titled Polos on Parade. Is that weird? 
Favorite Place in the World: My home. I'm a homebody and have always been one! There's something so comforting about just staying home, curling up with a cup of cocoa and watching my favorite show, Frasier, with my mom. Plus, I get some of my best writing done at home; my room is a great place for thinking! 
Style Icons: I'll be the first to admit that I'm just now getting a sense of style. I never really cared much before, but I'm finding it fun to discover pieces such as vintage jewelry. I'm really, really into that right now...etsy has sort of become an addiction! As far as style goes, there's nothing better than a classic look. Mad Men is one of my favorite show in part for the awesome '60's fashions. I love Joanie's style! 
Favorite Designer: Yeah, honestly, I need some help in that department....anyone willing to tutor me?
Favorite Movie: I'm probably the only person on the planet who has seen this movie over 100 times, but the '80's film, Shag, is my absolute favorite! It's a great coming-of-age movie about 4 friends (again, set in the '60s...hmmmm, do I have a '60s obsession?) and their last summer hurrah before they all go their separate ways. It's got great music too, which I love.







Clothes  Need you ever ask...POLO SHIRTS!!!! 
Jeans: Because of my disability and my odd body proportions, I've never been able to wear jeans. I always say that if I get rich one day, I'm going to hire a tailor to make me some jeans for my 4-foot frame! 
Underwear: I'm a fan of bright colors! 
Watch: Ahh, I used to wear the coolest watch, all colorful, but I lost it. That reminds me...I should get a new one! 
Day dress and day bag: Again, I'll need a tailor for that dress (I prefer it to be very sparkly and the kind I can twirl around in) and as for a day bag, does my wheelchair's basket count? I've got way too much stuff in there. At any one time, you could probably find a dollar's worth of loose change, a couple Hershey's kisses and occassionally, the random PEZ dispenser. Have I ever shared with you my undying love for PEZ dispensers? 
Evening Dress: Oh, tailor.....!!! 
Shoes: Because of my disability, I've always had to get custom-made shoes! And those babies aren't cheap here...we're talking $600 a pair! Maybe they're like the Jimmy Choo's of custom-made shoes?

Home Inspiration: There's nothing like a good lamp. My sister found this great bedside lamp recently, and I love to write by it at night. It really sets a calming mood. 
Favorite Art: I've always loved The Impressionists. A cliche, I know, by there's something about seeing art as these great artists saw the world around them 
Bedding: Kohl's, but as long as I've got a comfy pillow, I'm bound to sleep like a baby. Stationery: I keep a journal and always get those awesome hard-bound journals from Barnes & Noble. 
Coffee table books: Definitely Stephen Colbert's I Am America...And So Can You. I've got quite the crush on that guy. In fact, any guy who makes me laugh will pretty easily steal my heart.
Flowers: I love the smell of lilacs in the spring!


Beauty
Perfume:
I don't wear perfume, but I still have a bottle of my grandmother's signature scent. Every time I smell it, it brings back so many happy childhood memories.
Moisturizer/Mascara: Is it bad I don't wear any sort of makeup? I love my natural look.
Shampoo: I actually don't have a preference
Soap: Well, I loooved Dial until I realized I was allergic...it gave me a rash. Right now, I'm loving Irish Spring. The scent is heavenly!

Melissa thank you so much!!

Cecile Mancion

I fell in love (don't worry baby, I still love you) I fell in love with Cecile Mancion, a French artist. Cecile is a Paris based stylist and illustrator. Her illustration turn around fashion and are fabulous. All the details are so subtle, the colors so well chosen and the outfits are soooo good! I emailed Cecile just now and asked her if I could share her work with all of you and she said yes, I can't wait for you to see these beauties! 






Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chuck

I know many of you (me included of course) are fond of Chuck Bass so when I saw this I bursted into laughs and really really had to share. How fun! 
You, can find it at Yatt, here, they ship worldwide!

Brooklyn Heights brownstone

This was love at first sight.  When Lauren McGrath graduated and started working as a fashion writer at Teen Vogue, she asked her mom, decorator and ex Martha Stewart collaborator to help her decorate her first apartment. The apartment in a Brooklyn Heights brownstone has an large deck, imagine sipping cocktails out there? I love the vintage desk used in the bedroom as a vanity table, the gorgeous mirror is from Anthropologie and the little lucite table/stool is also vintage, sometimes I wonder where people find all these little treasures. ???



Monday, March 29, 2010

Now please tell me these aren't too cute to handle, I'm melting.


Images: Hanneli, TrendyCrew 

Kelli Murray

This post is long overdue. Since the day i saw the new header over at The Swede Records I have been wanting to show you these. Their header was designed by Kelli Murray. I love Kelli's drawing, especially those made for happy couple, like the Swede for example. She also makes really one of a kind save the dates. Kelli had an amazing wedding in which she also designed all the stationery. 



Some shoots of Kelli's own wedding


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weekend bliss

This week is coming to an end and it wasn't necessarily one of the best for me. I tend to try and forget quickly anything that has caused me sadness and that's what I did with a relaxing weekend. Highlights?

Bargain shopping at Anthropologie, I could definitely live there, 
there's a bed so I would be fine. I found some nice little things.
I also bought a pretty silk skirt, blue, red and yellow so cute,
 it was 30 pounds from 130, yay!


Spring has actually arrived here too (for now) I went downstairs 
and took some pictures of the beautiful flowers.







I made carrot cake, I used the same recipe I used in December to make
 the cupcakes and it came up pretty well. 
Unfortunately BF was hungry and the icing was a bit runny... 
but anyway the taste is gorgeous, and I used my star mold!


All in all it was a good weekend, very relaxed but I'm happy I got to do some nice things too. Next one is a long one, it's Easter and my mom is coming so should be good times!

Two for the Road

Now, Audrey Hepburn is an idol for many of us we all know that. Her movies are among our favorites, Breakfast at Tiffany, Funny Face, How to steel a Million... But my favorite is probably the first one I watched, when I was just a kid, Two for The Road, a celebration to love. Audrey looks stunning in her 1960's outfits and it's such a wake up movie. Actually I often think about one of their quotes:


Mark Wallace: What kind of people just sit in a restaurant and don't say one word to each other? Joanna Wallace: Married people? 

I think of it as an ode to love, a celebration of imperfection.


Mark Wallace: [Joanna has returned from an affair] Hello. Joanna Wallace: Hello. Mark Wallace: Well? Joanna Wallace: [softly, on the verge of tears] I'm back. Mark Wallace: Enjoy yourself? Joanna Wallace: [nods] Yes, thank you. But I *missed* you.
[
Mark sarcastically rolls his eyes, not believing herJoanna Wallace: But I *did*. Mark Wallace: Why? Joanna Wallace: Because he's so serious. Mark Wallace: I thought you liked people who were serious. Joanna Wallace: But he's *so* serious. Mark Wallace: Well, I'd better make some funny faces... Joanna Wallace: [softly] You don't need to make funny faces.
[
Mark gives no responseJoanna Wallace: Mark, I'm back! Mark Wallace: You humiliated me. You humiliate me... and then you come back. Joanna Wallace: [nods tearfully] That's right. Mark Wallace: Thank God!
[
he hugs her and they tearfully kiss

Quotes from IMBD

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The nominees talk

These InStyle photoshoot is brilliant, I call it "confessions of a nominee". Incredible talented actresses share a dialogue between them about what inspired each of them from the other and give us really pretty photos. Halle Berry tells Whoopi Goldberg that her ability to be "her authentic self" is what inspires her, Whoopi confeses that there was a time she really wanted to hang out with Halle. The whole story and what they have to say here

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, London just gave us an incredible rain, once again.

Lovely rosettes

Today I want to spend the day making paper rosettes. Just like these ones. I found several tutorials around the net and the blogosphere. One of my favorites is the one chez Style me Pretty, find it here.
ps: just came back from Anthropologie, and gor some pretty good deals, made me happy  



Images:here, here, here, here,
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