Monday, October 31, 2011

Makeup Inspiration: Natasha Poly

Can't wait to try this great cat eye featured on Natasha Poly in Vogue Spain (Nov 2011).

She looks so beautiful with those platinum locks, the heavy eye, and tough jacket.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Winter DREAM

I am a nut when it comes to weather.  Most people get giddy about the summer heat and time spent at the beach, but I spend those months looking forward to the brisk temperatures and changing leaves of Fall.  As soon as Fall arrives, I start looking forward to Winter.  It really doesn't make much sense (especially since I live in LA - the city of no seasons).  When it rains here, I get a hot cup of coffee and Starbucks at sit outside under an umbrella.  I told you, I'm a nut.

This editorial for the US Harper's Bazaar (November 2011) shot by Terry Richardson makes me SO excited for winter/Christmas/the holidays/family/so many more things... ah yes and Fall/Winter fashion.  


Monday, October 24, 2011

Feeling Wu-zy

Please excuse the extremely cheesy title, but I'm having a major Jason Wu moment.  In my opinion, his show each season is one of the most consistently interesting and simultaneously wearable collections... something that I'm sure is more difficult than he makes it appear.

Starting out with some beautiful behind-the-scenes shots via 

And ending with the show-stopping pieces that closed the runway via

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Forties Frida

via Fashion Gone Rogue: Frida About Town – Frida Gustavsson stars in a story of forties fashion for the November issue of Elle Sweden lensed by Andreas Öhlund. Wearing the pristine frocks of Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs and others styled by fashion editor Linda Lindqwister, Frida spends a day of carefree exploration with retro curls by Erika Svedjevik and autumn makeup by Katarina Håkansson. 

Love this editorial.  Love me a good forties dress.  And who doesn't love Frida?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wire Art

Gavin Worth created an incredible way to make 3D wire sculpture art appear as a 2D drawing when viewed from a particular angle.  I think this is truly one of the more interesting and beautiful exhibits I have come across in a long time!

 "hands supplicated"
 "hands clasped"
 "morning pose"
 "her back"
"and light fell on her face through heavy darkness"
 same sculpture as above taken at a new angle

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

planning for h-a-double l-o-w-double e-n

Ahhh, what to be for Halloween!  It's quickly approaching... and my roommates and I are throwing a pre-Halloween Halloween bash the weekend before since it's wiiiide open.  Unfortunately, that cuts down costume brainstorming time significantly.  

Here are some easy ones that I'm thinking of...

We'll see where I net out.... Fingers crossed.

Friday, October 7, 2011

remembering the day

exactly one year ago everything changed, never to be the same again.

this is where "memento vivere" comes in: remember to live.  life is short.  & the time is now.  it's what my dad would have wanted for me.

on a day where my mind is anywhere but my desk, here are some images that are inspiring me to power through.  fashion and art bring joy & remind me that I can find solace in little things.  it's not much, but every little bit counts.

the boldest red with a crazy shoe

luxe leather sleeves on a killer silhouette

this jacket. 

Arizona Muse.  Especially in a plunging white ensemble.

Frida with a wonderful backdrop

Menswear inspired looks.  With a cozy sweater.

Helmut Lang anything.  But I particularly loved this season.

blazer with jeans and tousled tresses

pink & red

lovely color combination. stunning.

stand-out textiles

 my dream shoe display.  someday.  in my dream "dressing room", which is going to happen.

this entire shoot of Keira Knightley

 the coziest knit scarf I've ever seen.

 sky-high heels with simple thin straps.

 Balenciaga moto-boots. killer.

spending time in Paris in a straw hat & flowing dress

the beginning of fall bringing back plaid.

Sasha's face.  The girl is gorgeous.

Ombre rack of clothes

 white on white.

vintage prom-esque dresses

what makes you feel better on these kind of days?