Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Young Futuristic Goddess


Madonna for Dolce and Gabbana

Madonna looks amazing in this Dolce and Gabbana campaign for Spring 2010.


Love this from V is for Vendetta.

V: VoilĂ ! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villian by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. (he carves a "V" into a sign) The only verdict is vengence; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. (giggles) Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

Evey: Are you like a crazy person?

V: I'm quite sure they will say so.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Library Chandelier

I love napkins with designs on them. Makes me not want to use them though. I think they look better on the wall than on the table next to the food.
Anthropologie catalogs are quite lovely, yet difficult to get a hold of in my experience. I fill out that order form again and again only to get one measly catalog sent to me per year. Maybe they know I don't buy anything. Oh well.
Ah, Victorian decor and libraries. Something I enjoy in pictures, but not in my apartment, not any more, at least. I am someone that tends to get tumbled in with history and old stuff, so I have to stay clear of the antiques and gilded chandeliers for awhile as I am in grandma-taste recovery. As of late, I am looking into a more futuristic setting for my lifestyle. But still, I find some comfort in looking at pictures of old houses and furniture. Reminds me of my Nana.

Cosmic Sailing

I love clipper ships. Wonder what it felt like to sail in them. Probably not pleasant. The ocean is a treachery.
Doesn't this look like you could just crawl inside and sit on that cozy red pillow-looking thing in the middle. The best cubby sofa chair ever!

Eastern Hideaway Spread


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some Top Shop Picks

Skirt from Top Shop
Shirt Dress from Top Shop
Dress from Top Shop

Tank from Top Shop

Fedora from Top Shop

Top Shop Transparent Umbrella with Black Ruffle

I love the elegance that comes with transparency, whites, blacks, greys, and silvers. I could stand to have an entire wardrobe full of these shades, perhaps a whole house. Very cooling and refreshing, me thinks. Of course, with the occasional splash of teal, red, pinks, purples.

Fierce Aqua Eye

Fierce Aqua Eye Look

I'm thinking this could be accomplished with those MAC pigment pot things. and a good brush. and an artistic hand. Would I wear this look? Most certainly.

OPI Silvers

DS Coronation
Birthday Babe

The OPI price tag led me to purchase some equally brilliant silver polish at Claire's instead. Very worth the price at buy 1 cosmetic item get another 50% off. So the polish came to $2. Excellent.

Starry Night in the Woods

Moose and Tea

Moose and Green Tea, no relation of course except for the inspiring effect on me. On a separate note, contrary to what they really are, Moose (Meese?) seem so friendly and good-natured. Green tea subconsciously makes me feel like I'll become more zen and wise by drinking it.
Photo by The Selby

Starry Tent

I'd like to know how Katie did this exactly. It's so magical. How is that gauzy chiffon-like drapery hanging like that? I have made many tent efforts in my time and nothing has looked that much like a real tent. This, this is a masterpiece. And those cut out stars! and the rope lights! I will find a way to do this very soon.
Photos by Color Me Katie

Art Nouveau in We're Back

Art nouveau. My interest in it actually began with the LOTR Trilogy, particularly Arwen's room and Rivendell in general, but the pics online of it aren't very clear. Will post later on that, but for the present, I think these shots from We're Back give a nice example of the style that I like a lot.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pink Magick

White Magic

Animal Loving

Walt Disney himself couldn't have captured it better.

Trees and Musings

Isn't this a lovely day?
Yes, and it consists of eating macarons from Laduree (mind you, all of this is in my ardent imagination)
Looking at and reading Tim Walker picture books
Snuggling indoors from the cold with a warm set of slippers
Growing a massive tree in the middle of my living room? No, that was a nap.