Saturday, August 28, 2010

Trendy Toppers

I'm nowhere near marriage, but the end of summer calls for weddings galore! I was chatting with a girlfriend the other day about her upcoming wedding and how she wants a unique cake topper that is traditional yet edgy to fit her fashion-forward style. While perusing Etsy, i found these absolutely adorable toppers that would work at any modern wedding. They're so sweet and special, they make me want to stroll down the aisle just so I can buy these beauties!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Heart-Shaped Heaven

One of my many goals as an adult is to have a collection of tea cups (some antique, some new) and display them in a curio someday. I received this set from Classic Coffee & Tea and it is the most preciously pink thing that I own. This set is the second installation of my collection (the first is a super-cool leopard spotted cup and saucer set). How perfect is the blush color of the porcelain with the delicate kiss of gold on the handle and along the rim? Did I mention that both the cup and saucer are heart-shaped? Did I also mention that any liquid you pour into the cup forms a heart shape? I'm in love. Even in the 100+ degree heat of LA, I made myself one of my famous lattes with steamed milk and enjoyed it with a petits palmiers. Divine!

 {a better view of the heart-shaped cup interior}

Yeux Got It

Oh, Paris Vogue, why are you stars and moons better than American Vogue? Here is the September issue with Marion Cotillard, possibly the most beautiful woman in the world, on the cover. The browless beauty looks fabulous as a femme fatale in Marion Dans Les Yeux which translates to "Marion in the Eyes." The eyes definitely have it in this editorial shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot and styled by Carine Roitfeld, the EIC of Paris Vogue.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Foo-bulous Find!

I spied these fabulous ceramic foo dogs by Jardins du Jour on Gilt this morning. The color is so fresh, they would pop right out of the room. Gotta have them!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mind The Gap

I've always been fascinated with models with irregular features. I even wrote an article about it for called "Strange and Beautiful" found here. I stumbled upon this editorial for Vogue Portugal that featured Ashley Smith in the September issue and showed off her not-so-perfect chompers. What do you think of imperfection in fashion mags?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oh My God, Becky...

Living in the Valley has been an experience that is truly unique to Southern California. Being a mall rat was more of an occupation rather than an after school pastime and cruising down Ventura Blvd. on Friday nights was crucial to sustaining your social status. I saw this shirt on today and DIED! Fellow Valley Girls, holler!!!

Wildfox Valley Girl Tee, $64

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fashion. Statement.

I love it when the fashion world makes a statement off the runway. No couture or RTW lines could ever get their points across as loudly as the latest Vogue Italia cover story shot by none other than Steven Meisel. Leave it to Vogue to stir the pot with their tongue-in-chic editorial spread making a not-so-subtle statement about their views on the BP oil spill. Model Kristen McNemany stars in the shoot as a victim of the recently contained spill. This shoot is nothing if not provocative. What do you think? Fashion forward or a flop?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Here Came The Brides

I love weddings. I love everything about them. I often joke (ok, it's highly probable) that I will cut down my guest list in order for my budget to accommodate my wedding dress. Fortunately for a few lucky gals this weekend, their bank accounts were able to take on the designer dresses that they donned down the aisle. Chelsea Clinton, Alicia Keys and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle all got married this weekend and chose three completely different gowns that complemented their unique personalities.

Chelsea looked stunning in her Vera Wang gown as her father walked her down the aisle towards her fiance, Marc Mezvinsky. It was an affair fit for American royalty and she really played the part well. She has always been graceful and elegant even in her awkward stages. Congrats to her!

 Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats were also married this weekend amid much media speculation about their unconventional union. They began dating when Swizz filed for separation from his wife and dated throughout his divorce proceedings. They were finally married when his divorce was finalized. Yes, she is pregnant with his child and she looked every bit the bohemian bride in her column dress, hippie-chic headgear and organic bouquet.

And, finally, the hip-hop union of the century took place on Star Island in Florida where rapper T.I. married longtime girlfriend Tameka Cottle. The extravagant details and show-stopping gown are perfect for their high profile personalities.

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