February 21, 2010 §
People who know me know that I am by far more passionate about music than fashion. I love a fusion of the two even more. I haven’t had time to catch up on all of my magazines lately, so when I finally got a chance and saw this in February’s issue, I was more than excited.
I adore MGMT. I even one drove 6 hours to see them in concert. Call me crazy—it was totally worth it!
Here they are posing in Vogue. I guess if Anna Wintour approves, they are doing something right.
February 21, 2010 §
Pardon me for saying, but I will not be posting photos from Fashion Week. I enjoyed watching the shows but so many other sites are featuring photos so I figured I’d go against the grain.
Here is a photo of the backstage area at Chanel, by Peter Osten.
February 21, 2010 §
Planner: by Moleskine
Lipstick: by Yves St. Laurent
Gloss: by L’Oreal
Phone: by Blackberry
Baguette: by Marc Jacobs
February 21, 2010 §
Have you ever had the perfect weekend ? I have.
In order for me to label something perfect it has to tick many boxes and adhere to strict rules. Just kidding. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Some of my favorite weekends are those where I do very little, catching up on laundry and other menial tasks that I have no energy for during the work week.
This weekend just so happened to be one of those weekends. I cleaned like a maniac– the kitchen, the bathroom, the living room and my bedroom. All spotless. I dare you to come over with your white gloves.
And…I finally did some shopping for my place. Afterward, I met one of my dearest friends downtown for some one-on-one girl chatter, and she gave me the best little pep talk to encourage me to come down from the “my apartment’s never going to feel like home” ledge. She reminded me that my mum didn’t do all the shopping for my childhood home in a day. In fact, she’s STILL working on it! It made perfect sense. Rome wasn’t built in a day, was it? It’s easy to lose sight of this fact when you walk into a blank canvas every night.
My new plan of attack is to be a bit more nomadic. Traveling around, gathering things that I love in all different places. Little by little, I know that I’ll have a collection of things that I’ll have for the rest of my life. That way, I end up buying things that I want rather than just buying in bulk to fill the space for the short-term.
Does that sound like a plan to you? Great. Glad we agree on something here. Ok, back to enjoying my perfect weekend. I’m leaving you with a little glimpse of my place.
The foyer is a definite work in progress.
Those shudders were a find, making them into a headboard soon.
A view into my room. Shag rug. Keep Calm. Anthropologie ornament hanging on the door.
February 18, 2010 §
Though I do feel that this term has really been overused, I can’t help but think that it has to be making some sort of impact. I never use plastic bottles or bags anymore at the store, and I am more conscious about energy around my apartment (that could be because I pay the bills).
For Valentine’s Day, my dear friend gave me the most adorable J. Crew reusable tote. It’s canvas, so it’s durable and won’t break like some of the cheaper materials, and it has a darling image of two girls and two cats sitting on the beach under cable knit sweaters. Hmm.. do you think she knows me well enough? Ha! Anyway.. it started me thinking about all of the great reusable totes out there that are handy for grocery shopping or just having on hand incase you need to carry a lot with you..
Here are some celebs who are notorious for carrying around some of these great designs.
I guess if these ladies can encourage you to reuse a bag, they are doing something positive with their celebrity. Nice Work!
February 17, 2010 §
I’m often asked by friends and co-workers to recommend products that I love and swear by. I always imagined writing this as a famous person telling some magazine which beauty products I can’t live without. Anyway– I’m not famous but I do have a knack for finding great beauty supplies. I’ve loved buying makeup and hair products since I was 12 years old. Back then, I relied on a heavy white eyeliner and my eyelash curler. While today only part of that has changed (thankfully not the white eyeliner part), I have moved onto a whole new world of amazing products that are worth every penny. So..to venture away from fashion… here are my top picks.
Moroccan Oil Hair Oil. THIS PRODUCT DOES WHAT IT SAYS IT DOES. Not only does it protect hair against the harsh heat that blowdryers and irons give off, but it leaves a healthy lustre. It’s all natural and doesn’t make my hair greasy if I decide to skip washing for a day or two.
Repachage Seaweed Facial Algo Mist. This product recommended to me by my facialist. I have seriously uncomfortable dry skin. It’s so bad that during the winter I can’t turn the heat on in my car because it dries my skin out like the Mojave desert. After my last facial, I started using this in place of a moisturizer. I haven’t looked back. Two sprays of this mist and my skin is moisturized all day, even in my extremely dry office. The seaweed is the key ingredient.
That same facialist got me into this Jan Marini BioGlycolic wash. You apply it to dry skin and massage for a few moments and THEN rinse with water. It’s a great to clear up dead skin and doesn’t take the moisture away if used once at the end of the day. It keeps my skin clear and clean.
I think that Bobbi Brown should cut me a check for the amount of this Corrector that I’ve gotten friends and colleagues to buy. The proof is in my face! There have been a *few* nights that I’ve gone out late on a work night and have needed all of my secret weapons to look good the next morning. This is my #1. Bags, blemishes, and whatever else decides to take up space on your face won’t have a place for much longer after you use this product. It’s fantastic and that’s all I have to say. If you don’t believe me, try it. You will never go back to your old concealer again.
Lastly, my secret man magnet– YSL’s Rouge Volupte in Lingerie Pink. Just lovely. Not only is this a girly color– it’s one that guys actually love. Trust me on this one. Red lips just aren’t doing it for the guys. They want something subtle, elegant, but also something that draws attention to your pout. I’ve gotten many compliments on this light shade. I think it’s universal, as it looks good when my skins a bit more ripe and in the winter months when I am stark white. Try it on ladies!