30 November 2012

Tie It Up

It's scarf time, y'all! Just in case you're stuck in a rut with your usual look, the good people at The Fashion Spot have made a lovely chart to help ya out. Try something different today.
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Versace Princess

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28 November 2012

Panty Droppa

I'm all sorts of taken with this print. Kinda sexy, kinda mundane, kinda sweet. Loads of room for interpretation. It's by Geoff McFetridge and was featured at a solo art show of his at Heath Ceramics in L.A. in 2008.
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26 November 2012

Cup of Cheer

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Know what's really good in mocha or hot chocolate? Cayenne pepper. Promise! The chocolate/spice tradition goes way back to the Aztecs and Mayans, who have been using the combo in drinks and sauces for thousands of years. Also Capsaicin's benefits include tons of Vitamin A, reduction of inflammation in the body, cardiovascular health, immunity and weight loss!

That's A Wrap

Ahh, holiday gift wrapping. Who doesn't love it?! Gifts are nothing without it. Presentation is everything. I like to do a theme every year and so I present to you some fun holiday options.

Seaside: The credit here goes to Coastal Living. I mean come on, octopus paper?! Whales? So cute.
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Butcher Paper: You can't really go wrong with a nice black canvas.

Dark and Edgy: You can also play against type on the holidays for extra visual impact.
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Pink & Gold: It's fun, it's festive and gilded and girly and if you like that sort of thing, have at it! Like champagne!

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20 November 2012

Holiday Sheen

Typically, I tend to shy away from anything but matte skin. Years of battling oily skin have caused a knee-jerk reaction to it. But I am so taken with this makeup! Shiny hair, shiny skin, shiny dress - it's all just so glowy and beautiful. Camille Belle at the Met Ball.
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Thankfully, Glamour magazine was equally taken and have come to our rescue. It's CK One Skin Illuminator in Warm. The rest of her makeup is CK as well. Lip pencil in Gossip, lipstick in Smooch and lip gloss in Mad.

19 November 2012

Many Faces of Nicki Minaj at the AMAs

My apologies for being away so long. I've had loads of real-life designs to get on the stage and I still have one more to go!
At any rate, I was going to recap the American Music Awards, but Nicki Minaj has given me enough pause in one night to devote this post, in it's entirety, to her and her many faces. She's not even a human being at this point so much as a cartoon character. Which is great for theatrics and all but I have to wonder what this woman is like in her down time.

#1 Monique Lhullier
#2 Snow Bunny Costume, complete with hot pants
Costume #3, Hair Color #3
#4 Acceptance Speech

07 November 2012

The 1st Family

Obama wins a second term ... and the award for most gorgeous family ever!

05 November 2012

Louis Sullivan

Some gorgeous Louis Sullivan architecture for your Monday...
The bottom building used to be an ice cream shop I'd go to when I was little:)
Carson Pirie Scott building
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