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15 May

Dreaming of foggy mornings…

18 Jan
Growing up in Northern California, fog was something we experienced quite often.  I remember when I was little and we would make the 4hr drive down to my Grandma’s and there would be times when we couldn’t even see the hood of the car, the fog was so thick.  It was scary & exciting all at the same time.  There is something about fog that is so mysterious and romantic.  Fog can make you feel like you stepped into a 1930’s mystery set in London on a raining night.  In my opinion, foggy nights are what dreams are made of & foggy mornings are the icing on the cake. 

Truly Inspiring! " A digital park bench"…

9 Jan

After watching this 10min mini documentary on”A Visual Life” on The Sartorialist, I was in complete aww! This is the most inspiring video I have watched in a long time! I assume you are all familiar with The Sartorialist, but if not, even more the reason to watch this mini film as you will soon never forget. Scott Schuman is a true visionary and we as in the blog world and fashion world alike are lucky to have him.  He compares his blog to “a digital park bench” from which you can visit daily and people watch, no matter where you are in the world.  For anyone who is creative and especially for anyone who is trying to create their own “digital park bench”, “A Visual Life” is a must see.  Do yourself a favor and take 10mins out of your day and get inspired! I promise, its worth it! 

Now I just need to figure out how I can get on The Sartorialist?  A girl can dream, right?!… If like me you dream of being approached by Scott one day and not because he needs you to move out of his shot, then read below.  It just might land you a spot on The Sartorialist one day, you never know. 😉 

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Yarn & Needles…. Christmas Holiday Hobby

1 Jan
Knitting, crocheting, which ever you fancy… playing with yarn has become some what of a Christmas holiday hobby for me.  For the past few years, when I go home for Christmas, my first stop always seems to be to pick up some new yarn at the local craft store.  This holiday was no different, except for the fact that I started a little before the holiday this year.  
I am totally in love with this knitting editorial for Vogue Girl Korea, October 2010 via dustjacket attic , which served a my inspiration.  But lately I have to admit I have been way more in to crochet.  It sounds a little more old lady I know, but  it just seems to work better for me and if it works for you then that’s all that matters.  
Check out my “Yarn & Needles” pin board over on pinterest for more knitting inspiration! 
Here is a pic of my latest creation, which I am super proud of!  I crocheted this lovely beauty using three different yarns, crocheted as one.  In then made it long enough to wrap around twice and secured it with four real wood buttons to create a cowl effect.  I also secured the inside with clear buttons to keep it all in tack.  I think it turned out rather lovely, for an amateur!   What do you think?  
Picture taken via Mac Photo Booth; 12/28, 12:00am PST; Just me sans makeup with my signature big smile. lol
Now for the New Year  my goal is to learn how to follow a pattern and create something a little more advanced… a hat perhaps or maybe some really cute socks? The possibilities are endless!

Live your life…

13 Dec
one perfect day after the next! 
Happy Monday!
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Choose Happiness!

27 Sep
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I thought this would be a great mantra for the week ahead! It really is that easy, I swear, try it! All you have to do its wake up each morning and choose to be happy.  That’s it, its that simple.  Sometimes I think we just need a little reminder of how good we really have it, myself included. So this week let’s do it.  Let’s stop the complaining, the negative thoughts and the “why me’s?” and just choose happiness
Happy Monday Everyone!!!

20’s, 30’s & 40’s… Louis Vuitton Has You Covered!

22 Sep
Pictured above from left to right… Natalie Vodianova, 28; Karen Elson, 31; Christy Turlington, 41; Three equally gorgeous woman all at different stages in their life, yet Louis Vuitton appeals to them all. Ever since I first came across this ad a few months ago, I was intrigued.  But it wasn’t until now that I really though about what there Fall Camping really represented.  Typically Louis Vuitton is not a brand that appeals to me.  I HATE logos! Which is a huge part of what LV represents (although I would love the Damier print), but then this ad came along and I all of a sudden was coveting LV?  For one the classic silhouettes and timeless colors appealed to me not only in the design of the handbags but in the overall feeling the models in the ad’s presented.  I think I was more drawn to the bags because of the girls wearing it.  These ad’s make you want to be that sophisticated, well dressed “Mad Men” type, well at least thats what they did for me.  I also was very impressed with how they chose to target such a wide range of consumers by featuring three beautiful models covering the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s age groups.  What a perfect representation of their brand!  A+ in my opinion!  I will be saving this in my Fall 2010 inspiration files for future projects to come. 
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