Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Kelly Wearstler

  

Just moved into an apartment in a big old West Philadelphia house. So..... I've been reading every interior design/retail home catalog that I can get my hands on and every spare moment spent watching HGTV.







How to mix my very "modern/abstract with a little vintage"  style with my Honey's style (?) and be baby user friendly.  That's my problem.  

His style? "Does it all match (MATCHING FURNITURE SETS!!!!! Can you imagine?), is it comfortable and fit in front of the TV.

AND I need to decorate around the endless things that need to be fixed/renovated in an old house, and the quirky set up of rooms.   I shouldn't even say I'm having a problem because I LOVE this kind of challenge.  There's something to be said about going into a home that's move in ready, brand new appliances, and Feng shui-d within an inch of its life.... You just move your stuff in and luxuriate. But when you have to decorate within/around a long hallway, a free floating office space, and a Kitchen that's part of said hallway you've got to get your style mojo revved up.  Challenge for 2012! ..... create a home that makes all of us happy!!!

** Still looking for an interesting desk and storage for my office ... thinking about using a traditional writing desk with a modern lucite chair... We'll see, because I really like the pop of color with the mirrored wall in the above pic.  If you have any suggestions/images to share please comment **


I gave you all that background, to say Kelly Wearstler is a Super Hero!  From her interiors to jewelry, I'm so inspired by the freedom in her design.... I LOVE a kind of Calvin Klein minimalism, but Kelly makes me want to pull out all my wacky little chachkies and create some magic.  By the way, all minimalists have a dirty little secret... we have a closet/drawer/box in the attic marked  'one day' with very over the top non-minimalist things. 

** I had a sparkly pink flamingo for years, that I thought I could whip into a focal point 'one day'... finally donated the ugly little thing to our local thrift store... hopefully it found a good home. **  

Anyway... a few of my fave Kelly Wearstler looks.....  





Sunday, December 25, 2011

All I want for Christmas....

...... is to sit on the couch in my coziest slippers and pajamas with steaming hot apple cider, and flip through my back issues of Vogue Magazine..... and Unzipped, The September Issue, Sex and the City, Funny Face and Valentino: The Last Emperor playing on an endless loop. 









Friday, December 23, 2011

Initial here and here...

Still looking for a special gift?  
Initial it! 

Perfect for Moms, cousins, best mates, and colleagues... especially for that "hard to buy for" girl who has everything.  I happen to wear my John Wind/Maximal Art Enhancer Initial




..... and on my Christmas wish list! 




Initial it!!!

 PR/Social Networking Liaison for John Wind/Maximal Art
Rhonda Ryan - rhonda@maximalart.com

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Toys for Tots at Country Way Bridal


Country Way Bridal is holding a blowout sample sale 
Thursday, December 22nd from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. 

Love by Enzoni 2011

In addition to bridal, they have fabulous cocktail dresses, formal gowns, and accessories - just in time for your holiday soirees. In order to receive the discounts, bring an unwrapped toy for donation to Toys For Tots.  It promises to be a wonderful night: wine, hor d'oeuvres, shopping, and making the holidays a little better for the children in our area. 
Happy Holidays!!! 

Country Way Bridal
856.745.9005
200 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Twitter -  follow @bridalchic
Facebook - Country Way Bridal

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jimmy Choo on Vogue TV

One of my absolute favorite things to do is to cuddle up with a hot tea, (or in the case of this season, a hot apple cider) and the new issue of Vogue Magazine.... but that's a rare treat.  When I really need a fashion fix I surf on over to....
VogueTV

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday's thing I can not live without...

There are no words to describe the powerful feeling of holding your baby for the first time.  
.... but life doesn't give us the luxury of holding them forever....  There is sleep to be had, meals to eat, and thank you cards to write.  So, the Fisher-Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing is this 'Thursday's thing I can not live without'.  Because when I have to use my arms to do something other than hold my Little Sugah Plum, this is the place he is most happy.  I highly recommend it!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Appointment TV

Not only was cutie Adam Lambert a guest judge on tonight's Project Runway, but it seems like each commercial break brought one amazing promo for  appointment television after the next. 

In November 
Project Runway All Stars!

And I believe the casting is finished for 
Project Accessories! 
Clutch the pearls!
 
And this wasn't in the Lifetime promos but 
Wednesday October 12th is the season 2 premiere of 
Work of Art
 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bill Cunningham New York

Photo: Zeitgeist Films
"If you don't take money they can't tell you what to do." 
~Bill Cunningham

I know, I know, this movie has been out forever! ... And I really wanted to see it with fellow fashion blogger Scorpion Disco, but we couldn't work out the scheduling.  
Anywhoooo... thanks to this lovely rainy afternoon, I've seen it! And I'm so inspired by Bill Cunningham's passion and tenacity.  It makes me want to step up my game.... and isn't that what art is supposed to do? Inspire? 


SwankConsultingFirm

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Meet Sally Congdon-Martin



Sally Congdon-Martin always wears an expression that says, "I've got a secret.".  And after reading her second book Emerging Fashion Designers 2,  the secret is out!  Sally knows fashion! Her ability to recognize unique talent, style, and the best in emerging designers is what makes this second book as fantastic as the first.  

Introducing  
Emerging Fashion Designers 2
If you're in Philadelphia... you can meet Sally in person and get your very own volume of Emerging Fashion Designers 2 .... and get it signed! 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Moore College of Art - Jump Start Fashion!

They can't order me to stop dreaming.
~ Cinderella

A work in progress
It's that time of year again... Moore College of Art is holding its annual Jump Start Fashion Show. And this year's theme is PaPer View ... celebrating a moment in time.

The runway show will feature sculptural gowns made of paper products by junior and senior fashion design majors. And like Cinderella's magical night at the ball, they leave a lasting impression but are not created to stand the test of time. 

A work in progress


Tuesday October 4th 6:00 - 6:40PM  
Moore College of Art - 20Th and the Parkway
Free and Open to the Public 




Check out last year's show....
Jump Start Fashion Show 2010 "Urban Camouflage"
Moore College of Art

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fashion Friday Pic of the Week

 Jourdan Dunn, American Vogue September 2011
Photographed by David Sims. Dior Mink and Leather Jacket and pleated skirt; Albertus Swanepoel hat; Marni platforms  
Image from Fashion Bomb Daily

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Everything is Golden

Summer is almost over for us in the states.... Not many more weekends left to enjoy ... as we say in Philly 'down the shore'.  And this is one of the best times of the year to get a deal on all things summer.  Having said that, if you're looking for a deal on Sunnies, this blog post is not the place to find them, because today I'm in love with .....

Patricia Fields Mykita & Bernhard Sunglasses $525 
(!!! - to be fair Patricia Fields has some fab sunglasses for $18)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Creation Mau!!!


Where: The Piazza at Schmidt's (North Second Street and Germantown Avenue)

When: Saturday, June 25, 12:00-8:00 p.m.

Megan Stein of
Création Matière and Nicole Haddad from Lobo Mau have teamed up to bring you a collection of summer accessories made from upcycled parts and Amazonian elements. Please stop by on Saturday to say hello and check out our brightly colored, uninhibited, fun, and stylish creations! We've got extra long earrings, mutli-media necklaces, fine gold chains for layering, hand-painted headbands, feather hair clips, and much more! 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Prabal Gurung for J.Crew

I'm salivating..... 

Exploding Bow Blouse
I LOVE this look.... *giggling* because I know my Honey would not get it. He would say, "that's an interesting shirt Babe."  An interesting shirt?! It's genius! ... I want to rock it, styled as is, or with a pencil skirt and a huge statement cuff. 

Bow-dacious Denim Jacket
Fabulous!  It's the feminine version of the 'Humphrey Bogarte at Rick's Cafe' swagger.  We could ride this jacket right into fall!  Thank you, J.Crew and Prabal Gurung!  
Great collaboration!

Humphrey Bogarte in Casablanca

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Price Tag!

I've had the song Price Tag in my head for days, and then... Jessie J pops up singing it live on The View!  Love the song, love her voice... but I really love her asymmetrical cut and how she's styled... So very 80's! Werk it out! 

JessieJVevo

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Colette Malouf

Remember my blog post about the Accessories Council Mother's Day tweet party?  Well that's where I was introduced to Colette Malouf!  Me, being from the big curly hair tribe... I love a hair accessory! And Colette Malouf is the best at beautiful, sophisticated hair "accoutrement".  I pulled a few of my faves from her website to show you....
Embroidered Anemone Headband
Pearl Crystal Web Flower Clip and Hairpins

Embroidered Clips

Want to learn more about Colette?.......