Archive | October, 2010

Happy Halloween!

31 Oct
            
This year for Halloween, TREAT yourself to some seasonal delight.  Indulge in a nice hot bath filled with Pumpkin Spice Muffin or Caramel Apple bubble bath… go “bobbing for apples” or coat your lips with something tasty! All brought to you by philosophy, one of my favorite skincare lines (mostly because of their super cute packaging).   What a fun way to get in the spirit of Halloween. 
I for one had all of “Trick or Treat” fun yesterday at Ft. Green Park with my god daughter and her older sister who both dressed up as Scooby & Scrappy Doo, so naturally I dressed up as Velma.  We had a blast! Today, Im spending it with my pup, were headed to the farmers market now to pick up some pumpkins for dinner, so I can continue on my pumpkin making adventure that I have seemed to embark on for the Fall season. 
What are your Halloween plans?  Anyone dressing up? I wanna know.
Either way, be sure to be safe! 
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Lets Go "Write" a Bike….

27 Oct
First off I have to say that I did not find these beauties on my own. It just so happened that I signed on to twitter tonight and there was a posting from @MsUnreliable about the coolest idea ever… so I had to click and boy am I glad I did!  Even though I didn’t “find” these I had to share them with you as I was so amazed. These bicycles don’t exist (yet) but the idea belongs to Juri Zaech, who in my opinion is genius!  I want one so bad… Juri… Please, please, please get a prototype made soon so we all can enjoy a nice “write” on a bike. 

Currently Loving: Marc by Marc Jacobs Jewelry

26 Oct

I came across the current selection of MBM Jewelry on Net-A-Porter and had to share with you all.  How cute are the zipper pull earrings?  I love how be it fashion, footwear or jewelry, Marc knows how to have fun. 

The Look for Less… Taupe/Grey Flat Boots

25 Oct
If your looking for a great pair of taupe/grey color leather flat boots, like I was last week but didn’t want to spend nearly $400, then your in look.  I found these fabulous pair of boots are Target last week for only $49.99.  There real leather, a GREAT color and super comfortable.  Need I say more.  These are for sure a must and if you feel like splurging the Anthro option look great as well and I’m sure either have some really cool lining or come in a fabulous box. 

The Inspiration Behind "Just The Way You Are"…

25 Oct

Pretty much every morning I “Jump Start” my day with VH1… so its no surprise when their top favorites become my favorites.  One of my current ones being “Just the way you are” by Bruno Mars. First of all its such a simple, beautiful song, how could any girl not love it.  We all at one point or another wished that some guy would come along and write us a song about how beautiful we are (we’ll at least I do) and then sing it to us while creating a portrait of us out of the tape from an old cassette… ? Huh?  a cassette tape.  How did that fall into the fantasy?  Well, if you have seen the video then you would know exactly what I am talking about.  Song aside, the images created from the cassette table are my FAVORITE part of the video.  I was in awe watching them come to life each time it came on.  So much in awe that I HAD to find out more.  So I did.

                

The video was inspired by an extremely talented young artist, Erika Iris Simmons from St. Louis. She creates these amazing pieces of art from recycle cassette tape and 8mm film. A true visionary!  Her website describes her art a blend between conceptual art, craft making and pop culture.  Straight from her ‘about me’ on her site… “there is always a hidden world to be found seemingly mundane”.  I couldn’t of said it better myself.  It seems that me and Ericka have a thing in common. Below are some of my favorites from her flickr stream

Ghost in the Machine – Fred and Ginger
8mm Recycled Film with Kodak reel
Erika Iris Simmons

Ghost in the Machine – Fred and Adele
8mm Recycled film on white canvas
Erika Iris Simmons



Ghost in the Machine- Michael Jackson
Tribute to Michael Jackson, cassette tape on canvas, 2009
Erika Iris SImmons

Ghost in the Machine: Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe coming out of old 8mm film reel, recycled film on canvas, 2009. Happy Birthday Mr. President.

Erika Iris Simmons
Check out the video below in case you haven’t seen it, of if your like me and love watching it over and over again.   This time hopefully you will pay a little more attention to the inspiration behind it and be thankful that you now know where is came from…Enjoy!
Bruno MarsNew Music – More Music Videos

Quote of the moment…

20 Oct
-Jennifer Donnelly via The Winter Rose
After reading this… I must purchase this book ASAP. This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read. 

Anthropologie Opens Accessories Only Shop!!!

20 Oct
I just found out via StyleList that Anthropologie will be opening their very 1st Accessories only shop and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  The store is set to open October 29th in Chevy Chase, MD and will carry accessories and 50% footwear. How exciting!  Anthro always has the best accessories, I cant imagine a store devoted to just that!  And shoes…. oh my… you usually can only get those online so this will be a real treat.  My next trip to DC will for sure have to include a stop by Chevy Chase to check this out. 
Above is my current “accessories must haves” from Anthropologie.  Hopefully they will all be stocked in the store once it opens.