Saturday, April 30, 2011

feel the breeze













wild child.. I love these long feather earrings!

(via Urban Outfitters)

Friday, April 29, 2011

diy hair mask


















We often treat ourselves to face masks, why not treat your lovely hair too!  Strengthen your hair in this quick diy protein hair mask with natural ingredients right from your kitchen.

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup olive oil
 

Directions:
1. Beat the eggs until they become frothy, then add in the olive
   oil whisk until it's well blended.
2. Add in the yogurt and mix until it has a creamy consistency,
   then add the honey.
3. Comb your hair for any knots and tangles, then spread the
   mixture from your roots to the
   ends and combing it through.
4. Wrap your hair in a warm towel, wait 20-30 minutes before your
   rinse it out and shampoo.

(via SELF)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

closet essential

Every girl should own a little black dress in their closet.  It's an essential versatile piece to have and will never go out of style.  The asymmetrical necklines are hot right now sleek and sexy.  From left to right: BCBG, Culture Phit, Michael Kors, Issue and Trina Turk.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

ILD!


These lamps make me want to get into industrial design.  Design is in everything we do from the food we eat to the chair we sit on everyday, to the magazines and websites we skim through, to the cars we drive, to the clothes we wear, to the plants on sidewalks and the buildings we often pass through or visit. 
I want these lamps.

Monday, April 25, 2011

left vs. right


Left brain
I am the left brain.
I am a scientist. A mathematician.
I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear.
Analytical. Strategic. I am practical.
Always in control. A master of words and language.
Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers.
I am order. I am logic.
I know exactly who I am.

Right brain
I am the right brain.
I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion.
Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter.
I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet.
I am movement. Vivid colors.
I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas.
I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel.
I am everything I wanted to be.


I'm lovin' these illustrations / print ads by Mercedes Benz‘ featuring the two opposing sides of the brain.  The image campaign was created by Shalmor Avnon Amichay / Y&R Interactive Tel Aviv, Israel.  I am definitely a right brain.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

killer heels

literally..  It's not "The Devil Wears Prada", it's "The Devil Wears Christian Louboutin."

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fendi Frenzy

Fendi just announced a contest, Fendi Frenzy: The Color Challenge.  For a chance to win an exclusive bag from Bergdorf Goodman color designed by you. For the most voted bag on Facebook wins a bag and gets their color design made, how cool is that? I tried mix matching the colors, but there's not a whole lot of colors to choose from in my opinion.  I was hoping there would be more vibrant colors available. Contest ends on April 24, go get your color on!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

a weapon

becomes an inspiration for jewelry fashion.. love!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I want one

Designed by Patricia Urquiola.

..in every color.

Monday, April 18, 2011

i'm wrapped up

in braided chains and thunderbolts!  Clockwise from top left: Target, Crooks n Castles, La Mer, Made Her Think, Soos Rocks, Marni.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

diy: chunky pearl necklace


What a great idea to bring new life into some plain pearl necklaces and make them fun!  Add your favorite brooch for 
some glitz n glamour.  By P.S.- I made this.

Friday, April 15, 2011

it's like..

Designs by United Nude
  A minimalist architect meets fashion. A new favorite to add to my collection!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bringin' it back

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2011 Collection

Lately, I've seen a lot of the florals, prints, sequence, lace, macrame, crochets, nautical stripes, and loose silhouette dresses in stores.  The trend for Spring 2011 is definitely bringing back old styles of the bohemian to the sophisticated glamour from the 50s-70s, but reborned with a modern flare. Yes, they're bringing it all back for the Spring 2011, the capri pants, bell bottoms and jumpsuits.  The vintage 70's with high-waisted bottoms, with loose fitted blouses and sheer maxi dresses. 

The style right now may seem like it's all about the bohemian-glamour woman with the dresses, florals, lace and frills, but there is still some of that edgy, punk-biker trend lingering around to this day with the studded jackets, spiked heels, and chain accessories. Burberry has certainly bought the edge in spring wear and I'm lovin it!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

i want a pet dragon

Crushing since 2005: Artist - Aya Kato aka. Cheval Noir

I love the way Aya Kato plays with texture and layering, I just get lost in the intricate details.  She has a lot of other vibrant colored illustrations but, this one is one of my favorites.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

a painting in a dress


This is truly an art piece in itself.  I love the vibrant colors in this print!  Myra Dress by BB Dakota, $89 at U.O.

Monday, April 11, 2011

stackable jacks


How cool are these lights or is it chairs?  They sort of remind me of chemistry lookin like molecules. It's an all-in-one multi-functional: lighting, sitting, stacking piece of art that's made from plastic.  Designed by Tom Dixon.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

its blooming in...






































..white this Spring 2011.  I've put together a white outfit perfect for a cocktail party: Paneled Bandage Dress By Herve Leger, $1,350 with killer metal spiked heels by Sam Edelman, $200. A Knot Snakeskin Trimmed Intrecciato Silk Clutch in ivory by Bottega Veneta, $1,450. Accessorized in silver: a Crystal Link Cuff by Kenneth Jay Lane, $396.  White Agate and Gunmetal Necklace by Gigi Chic, $95.  Siren Knuckle Buster Ring by Made Her Think, $88.

Friday, April 8, 2011

currently in love...


With these chunky agate jewelry right now by Dara Ettinger. 
The raw, untamed, organic nature of these stones set in gold is so Amazonian and appealing!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

omg...

Alexander McQueen knuckle-duster lace-covered satin box clutch
$2,295 SOLDOUT
                           I want this. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

i heart domo


It's Domonation!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

It's a jungle out there!


Animal prints like the leopard-cheetah print have always been around, just hidden in the midst of the fashion jungle. It's back out again this season.  You can turn those spots into a sexy, edgy look like Keri Hilson and Megan Fox(on top) or into a casual, chic-sophisticated look like Rihanna and Nicky Hilton.

Monday, April 4, 2011

getting high-waisted


High-waist bottoms are in this season and they're versatile for day or night! Transform from a casual look to a polished sophisticated night look.  Here's Kourtney Kardashian in a simple white v-neck top over navy blue high-waisted pants paired with a dark navy-black cropped blazer.  Keeping it simple, yet stylishly chic!  Great high-waist designs from (1) James Jeans; (2) Tibi; (3) Dolce Vita and (4) BDG.

As of Spring 2011, the trend in bottom wear has progressed from skinny jeans to high-waisted shorts, skirts and bottoms.  A definite turn back to the '60-'70s.  At first, I thought these high-waisted bottoms weren't appealing.  They reminded me of Steve Urkel with his pants pulled up high, but after seeing them enough times, I've grown to like them!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

dress it up with a chandelier!

3-D Faux Chandelier

 This 3-D faux chandelier comes with two pieces of MDF that are cutout to look like a candle chandelier. What a clever, neat idea!  It's like ikea you assemble the two pieces together, fasten them with the ties, add your socket set and behold you now have a cool, modern 3-D chandelier without the huge price tag! A great way to dress up any interior. Available in black and white, at U.O. for $39.

Friday, April 1, 2011

cuff me, i'm guilty!



Style of a chic, sophisticated-bohemian woman, who's not afraid to make a statement and wear something bold.

I'm currently infatuated with cuffs right now.  I really like these ones:  (1) Wire Wrapped Agate Cuff by Yochi Jewelry: just love the colors embedded in this stone;  (2) Dinosaur Bones Rib Cage Cuff by Noir Jewelry: solid plated in gold, engulfed in hundreds of cubic zirconia stones, a truly stunning piece that will definitely make a luxurious statement;  (3) Cuff by John Hardy: so safari-tribal, chic, and versatile to any outfit!;  (4) Gold Arty Brass Cuff by YSL: made for an Amazonian queen, in vibrant gold, studded with a coral stone with pops of small, random stones with this beautiful crusted texture- love it!