Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Precious Photos

I love photos of stolen moments, especially those of past and present Hollywood icons whose identities have remained elusive even after their death. Check out these select snaps that set my heart aflutter...

Kate Moss & Johnny Depp

Brigitte Bardot

Audrey Hepburn

Elvis Presley & Elizabeth Taylor

Marilyn Monroe & JFK (scandalous!)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Monday!

Wouldn't it be great to start off your week with a steaming cup of coffee or tea from these precious cups?

 
{Photo source: Utterly Engaged}

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ahh, love...

Ain't it grand? Lazy Sundays are the best times to indulge in a warm hug and simply share precious moments together. Zooming off to a secluded waterfront spot with Louis and Gucci in tow...it doesn't get much better. These photos melt my heart.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lollipop Wishes and Cotton Candy Dreams

Ever wish you could live inside a painting and enjoy the thrills that it offers? Wander through the fairytale woods or waft through the air unseen? Apt 3305 by Lisa Chow helps you do just that with her whimsical and magical prints of common and not-so-common scenes. They capture childlike fantasies that are specially reserved for bedtime stories and lullabies. They also help remind us adults to abandon all preconceived notions of daily life and see the beauty in the everyday.

 {From the Once Upon collection}


{From the City Love collection}


{From the Stardust collection}

Friday, June 18, 2010

Keep On Truckin'

As a virgin of the food truck craze, I decided to venture to the streets of East LA AKA the neighborhood around my work today to check out the Dim Sum Truck that was supposed to be set up across the street from FIDM. I was VERY excited, to say the least, because a.) I love food and b.) I love good food. I dragged a few co-workers and made the two-block trek to 9th and Hope for some dim sum (and then some). What I saw was a spectacle beyond my wildest expectations. Not only did I spot the Dim Sum Truck, but there before my eyes were the famed (almost folkloric) Kogi truck, Pyongyang truck, The Flying Pig, Manila Machine and Patty Wagon. Um, can we say a foodie's dream come true??


Of course, I had to sample a few delicious eats from a few trucks. Believe me when I say I was drooling over the gastronomic satisfaction that was awaiting. I chose to order the pork & shrimp shu mai dumplings and peking duck taco from The Dim Sum Truck. While a co-worker raved about the sesame balls, I was busy fading into foodie heaven as I dove into the generous portion of 3 plump dumplings that came with a traditional sesame soy sauce. The duck taco, while a fan favorite, was not my fave. I tend to stay away from duck because of how fatty it can be, but it was just ok in a taco. The presentation of the taco, however, was impressive. Slices of duck atop a soft tortilla were accented with julienned cucumbers, onions and a succulent sliver of duck skin. Magical.

{Pork & Shrimp Shu Mai Dumplings}

{Peking Duck Taco}

Unsatisfied with the yummy overload that took place on my palate, I ventured over to the Flying Pig truck that I had been looking forward to trying for months. Worth. The. Wait. They boast "Asian & Pacific Rim flavors with French technique" and serve the usual fare: carne asada tacos, burritos and bao bun tacos created by Le Cordon Bleu trained chefs (pretty fancy). But, the sliders. Oh, the sliders. The girls and I couldn't stop talking about the patty that was cooked to perfection paired with the fluffiest of buns and crispiest, crunchiest acoutrements. The slider they serve is a beef and pork blend with red onion escabeche, pickled sesame cucumber, banana mustard on a toasted sweet Hawaiian bun. YES. Each bite got better and better. The combination of soft, fluffy, gooey, crunchy, savory, sweet and sour practically exploded on my tongue.

{Sliders @ Flying Pig truck}

We were extremely full after scarfing down the aforementioned grub and spent the next few hours in a flavor-induced coma that we gladly submitted to. Suffice to say much work was not done, but it was worth it. I can't wait to try the other trucks in the coming weeks. If only one would pull up and park right in front of my house...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kiss My Ascot!

Oh, those bloody Brits. How do they always manage to bring it despite their conservative nature and puritanism? Many bold Brits showed up to the Royal Ascot races this week rocking the most fabulous hats since the Kentucky Derby. Check out a few of my fave styles!




{Photo Credit: AP & Reuters}

Colors? For Summer?

...Groundbreaking.

No, this is not a post dedicated to the wonderful wisdom of Miranda Priestly. However, it does touch on something that she just might approve of. Did any of you watch the Real Housewives of New York Reunion? I did and couldn't take my eyes off of the fine fashions. My gaze was particularly drawn to Jill Zarin's gorgeous green Louboutins which, in my opinion, took center stage.


She was rocking the Christian Louboutin Gressimo 140 suede pumps in an elegant shade of emerald, perfect for the upcoming season. They're not a particularly new style but they are gorgeous in their simplicity. What do you think?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rihanna Looking Fab...

I'm a Rihanna fan and especially love how she experiments with fashion with reckless abandon. Would you look this cool walking down the street in a mismatched ensemble? I think not.

DSquared2 Fall 2010 Campaign

The creative brains behind the latest DSquared2 campaign didn't push the envelope as much as they perfected a much-attempted stab at avant garde styling and photography. Shot by Mert & Marcus, the model museum is stark and a little bit macabre. The Canadian designers' campaign features models Iris Strubegger, Chanel Iman and Alla Kostromicheva in various stages of undress holding disturbing gazes into the distance and at each other.
 
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