September 19, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Remember to slip on your comfy shoes when you're lounging today!

thank you Tommy

*and remember to follow my blog!

September 18, 2010

Who are you wearing Sookie Stackhouse?

HBO's True Blood is a huge hit with most everyone I know. It is a huge it with me for many reasons, and when I saw Sookie (one of the main characters in the show) in a fairyland, wearing this dress (same as the other ladies in the scene) I added another reason to the pile, incising me to watch week after week. Thank you Trash Couture for being dreamy!

More Designs from Trash Couture....

September 10, 2010

New Brand on the Block: Fischer Clothing

This is what I love right now... the newest collection from the budding brand Fischer Clothing. I love the ease and accessibility of the designs, perfect for Seattle.

Hope you enjoy, be sure to check out the site.

September 7, 2010

Love on the Web: Casual Black Boots

Looking thought my wardrobe, thinking of the fall transition that is not so far away, I realized I needed black leather boots. I wondered how I survived the pervious fall/winter. I have black booties, and a black mid calf (not too comfy thought), and thats it for black! I decided that I needed a black knee high boot (I could write an entire article on what it means when I say I "need" something fashion wise. Obviously it doesn't imply necessity, but more "I don't have that in my closet yet". Just thought I'd clarify to help save my good friends and family from a good eye rolling.) to get my fall wardrobe a giant step towards complete. I am looking for something on the more simple side (no heavy stitching, embellishments (aside from buckles), studs, etc...), a little tough, but something I could wear personally and professionally, meeting with clients. Simple or not, they need to be fashionable, and look good no matter if they're from Target or Barneys. This means you need to look at the materials (matte leather only for these boots, if you buy a shinier leather on cheap boots you can tell), the stitching (lighter stitching on darker boots normally looks cheaper) and the style (you don't want to buy an inexpensive knock-off of a high-end boot. If you run in fashionable circles, your knock-offs will be very noticeable. Remember that with boots and a few other pieces that you will buy throughout your life that if you spend $50 on a pair of boots today then they will last you a season, maybe two, but if you buy a pair over the $300 mark, they should hold up long enough that your daughter could wear your "vintage" boot someday. much better than having to buy a new pair of $50 every fall, just suck it up and but a pair of Fryes or something that will hold up, and age well. Here are my selections taking all of these things into concern, the prices range from $49 to $1,210. Can you guess the price of each pair?
*Prices will be shown at the end of the post.

1. Archive tall boots

If I ever make up my mind, I'll be sure to tell you which pair (or maybe one not in this list!) I end up loving, and buying.

1. $298 2. $398 3. $130 4. $1,210 5. $200 6. $49.99 7. $199.95 8. $525 9. $695 10. $49.99 11. $995

September 2, 2010

Feature: Lutz & Patmos

Cozy knits are just around the corner, weather (haha, get it?) you like it or not. Time for LUTZ & PATMOS, and a cup of chai.

Check out what LUTZ & PATMOS have in store for you.


September 1, 2010

Gowns that make you say "Wow."

These are real show stoppers... take a breath and enjoy. My comments on each dress are the very first images/ideas that popped into my head. At least my friends think I'm entertaining...

...Feels simple, but still has so much interest & details.

...So modern, hollywood glam. And such a fashion-y poof!

...A NEW "Room with a View" is how this feel to me.

...humm...I'm getting equestrian-Gweneth Paltrow-elegant... but I cant quite put my finger on why.

...All that glittery beading, and the boundless yards of skirt say "woodland-fairy petticoat"... beautiful!

...enough is said by the picture alone... 2010 Marie Antoinette.

...the ballerina gets married, "Swan Lake: The Wedding" anyone?

Monique Lhuillier
...This bride won't have bridesmaids. Nothing would be noticed pass this gown... Sorry Mr. Groom.

... if a "Bond Girl" ever lived long enough to actually marry James, this would be her dress.

Romona Keveza
...Oh feathers... love them for the bride that needs a bosom.

Douglas Hannant
...if I ever had a gun to my head (and had an A-B cup) to wear a strapless, this would be it.... a modern romantic, just like me...

West Elm, a brief look at silhouettes

Mike Miller for West Elm is what I'm loving right now.

Silhouettes have been around since the 18th century. A silhouette portrait can be painted or drawn. However, the traditional method of creating silhouette portraits is to cut them from lightweight black cardboard, and mount them on a pale (usually white) background. This was the work of specialist artists, often working out of booths at fairs or markets. A traditional silhouette portrait artist would cut the likeness of a person, freehand, within a few minutes. Some modern silhouette artists also make silhouettes portraits from photographs of people taken in profile.

The work of the physiognomist Johanna Caspar Lavater, who used silhouettes to analyse facial types, is thought to have promoted the art. One of the most famous silhouette artists of the 18th century, August Edouart, cut thousands of portraits in duplicate. His subjects included French and British nobility and US presidents. Much of his personal collection was lost in a shipwreck. In England, the best known silhouette artist was John Miers, who travelled and worked in different cities, but had a studio on the Strand in London.

In America, silhouettes were highly popular from about 1790 to 1840. The invention of the camera signaled the end of the silhouette as a widespread form of portraiture. The skill was not lost, and travelling silhouette artists continued to work at state fairs into the 20th century. The popularity of the silhouette portrait is being reborn in a new generation of people who appreciate the silhouette as a nostalgic way of capturing a significant occasion. In the United States silhouette artists have websites advertising their services at weddings and other such functions.

*informational text found on Wikipedia

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