Saturday, July 21, 2007
P.S. - I lied. I really do think The Deathly Hallows might be my favorite book ever. But please don't tell anybody.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I love when there are bugs in apparel, because that seems like the last place where the generally despised creepy crawlies would be. So, naturally, I was instantly attracted to this piece of quilting cotton tossed into the remnants pile. Dragonflies are my favorite bugs, and around this time of year they are everywhere. The teal and black are so vibrant together, I couldn't resist buying up everything left. There was 2 1/8 yards, which I hope is enough for a fitted button-down dress with short sleeves, because that is exactly what these little guys want to be. $3.88 (!) a yard.
The print on the fabric reminds me of dandelions, and the green parts look like they were cut out of constructin paper. I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but there is a subtle brocade woven into the fabric, so it is heavy enough to carry on into my fall wardrobe as well. This stuff is just begging to become a swishy knee-length circle skirt with a satin drawstring, I think. $20 a yard.
So there you have it. I will be floating blissfully on clouds of 100% cotton for a little while as I frantically run all of this through the sewing machine... siiiiigh. I love expensive fabric.
Monday, July 16, 2007
I love this frosted glass ring. It seems very weighty, but at the same time kind of insubstantial because of the fluid design and the fact that it's clear. It also comes in like a million other very pretty colors. $17, Waterfall.
This print, entitled "No Rain", makes me feel very happy. I like the cozy colors and the funny long-nosed collage people. $15, Yaelfran.
I can't think of one good reason that I don't own this already. $99, LaurenScruggs.
A pleasingly geometric necklace with a lovely, muted color scheme. $22, from Ambika of The Fray.
So there you have it. These are the things I will own as soon as I am not broke anymore. I guess I'll go do work now... sigh.
Monday, July 09, 2007
Fur, brocade, gold lamé, flutter sleeves, glitter appliqués, ruching (my God, was there ruching)... Valentino has combined it all into one big, glamorous explosion. Again. And it is perfect, and I love him for it. I wouldn't necessarily wear any of these pieces, but that doesn't make them any less pleasing to look at. It is, after all, couture. Can't you picture Cruella DeVille in all of this? You know she at least has the white coat hanging in her closet, because I am pretty sure the collar is a baby polar bear. And she probably wore that gold dress to prom with, like, a matching headdress. These are not necessarily designs for the everyday woman, but I still love Valentino very much and with all of my heart. Seriously.
So how does everybody feel about the new Male Representative in Charge of Being Handsome (That is the official title, by the way)? Now, I know he is no Christian Bale - I'm sorry, but Jim Halpert just doesn't measure up to Batman - but I still love Mr. Krasinski's geeky adorability. And also his nose. All opinions, suggestions, and tirades on your love for Christian, John, or other men of the Very Handsome variety are welcome and encouraged.
Friday, July 06, 2007
I rather like some of the coats.
I'm not a minimalist by any means, but I do like these clean lines. The first one appeals to me because of the saturated teal color, and the second because of its unusual texture and the ever-adorable button flaps. The third one I like because it is just a very nice-looking coat.
There. That wasn't so hard. But don't go thinking that me and Karl are going to be BFFs from now on just because of three attractively tailored coats. The other sixty four looks he gave us for Fall couture were the same old recycled natty tweeds and space-age madness that we've seen from him for the past... oh, I don't know, ever. So in conclusion, Karl Lagerfeld is still crazy. But he can make a nice coat sometimes. But he is still crazy.
Monday, July 02, 2007
I am quite fond of these pictures' offbeat sweetness. And I adore the muted color palate! Those lovely dusty shades convey the perfect amount of surreal dreamy prettiness that I like in a painting. They are all just so cute! Perhaps too cute for some of you out there, but certainly not me. I mean, I'm not the kind of girl who hangs up kitten calendars in her bedroom, but I'm not one to resist letting out an elongated "awwwwww" when I see a little bitty hedgehog fishing with apples. I am planning on purchasing one or two of these prints myself and I highly recommend checking out her shop and her blog. The prints are each $13, and for some sets, $22. A small price to pay for all of that loveliness. Really.