all i do is party...or so MSTRKRFT says! i wish! glitter, sequins, crystals, black, gold, satin, a full skirt, 5 inch heels, silk stockings, stacks of sparkley bangles, killer mascara, red lips, and tousled hair... it's the uniform of the fabulous girl out getting her party on, and i love love love it all! the more glitz, the better! and let's be honest, doesn't everyone look better in the dim light of night? especially with the disco ball turning over the pool at le bain... it just adds a little somethin' extra ;)
Sunday, July 18, 2010
man, i am in LOVE with pamela love! her jewelry is the epitome of chic and the definition of downtown cool, and the case of her stuff at Opening Ceremony makes my heart flutter with excitement. i was recently very generously given her new crow ring by a very fabulous person with amazing taste, and i may never take it off! all her pieces exude a dark, edgy, effortless cool.... i think i have a girl crush!
next up one my lists of wants and desires.. her rosary dagger necklace, and i keep revisiting the small sacred heart necklace. it's too cool to pass up.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
fashion is my religion, and i pray at the altar of tom ford.
tom ford is my very own personal jesus. fashion jesus, that is. at tender age of 15, his 2002 fall/winter gucci collection opened my eyes to fashion, making me a faithful ford disciple. tom's straight-forward attitude towards the sexualization of women awoke something in me. he literally brought sex to fashion, and made it chic. he made the gucci and ysl women strong ones...women who made no apologies for being openly sexy and openly sexual. and that theme resonated through his collections, and still does in his accessories and beauty ventures. everything he does oozes sexuality, sensuality, and luxury. even his new lipsticks are like sliding cashmere on my lips. he's perfection, and it doesn't hurt that he's truly one of the sexiest men alive. no one makes a white button down shirt work like tom for does.
he's a perfectionist, but everything he does puts off an air of effortless elegance. a minimalist bedroom, a black lacquer perfume bottle, a heavy, ivory lipstick tube, a silk dress held together by a loosely tied silk ribbon, a runway covered in white rose petals that stack up the stilettos as the girls walk, a film with no sex that somehow manages to be flawlessly sexy and romantic.....
i could go on for hours. clearly, i'm a believer.
Friday, July 9, 2010
usually once a season, i am moved, and i mean....MOVED by a fashion show. last fall it was what would be McQueen's final presentation with the futuristic frocks and McQueenadillo shoes. and this year....it's Dior's Couture offering for fall/winter 2010. GOOD LORD! the dresses, the shoes, the dresses, the HAIR...OMG!!! ever since this showing earlier this week, i've been majorly obsessing and scheming ways to buy one of these masterpieces (yeah right!) I want to buy all these massive ball gowns and wear them EVERYWHERE. to the market, to work, out to brunch..why not?! there's no reason to ever wear a dress THAT massive...so i'd just wear it everywhere.
i think it's safe to say that i've been given my one earth-shattering fashiongasm for the year.
.........or at least until fashion week in september!
Monday, July 5, 2010
somehow, the 4th of July has come gone, and the hot hot heat of summer is officially here! i love summer... light, sweet dresses, big crazy wavy/frizzy hair, ruffles, color, flowers, short shorts, pony tails, soaking up the sun with the sand or grass beneath your feet, reverting back to your childhood and climbing trees or running through sheep's meadow with your friends, and golden, sun-kissed skin.
summer is tops ;)
Sunday, July 4, 2010
tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of my solo move out to manhattan! i can't believe how quickly it's gone!!! i remember when i first arrived...so excited, so full of uncertainty, so nervous and unsure about what my adult life was going to be like. i grew so much in college, i felt like i'd gone from girl to woman, but this past year has shown me that in college i went from little girl to big girl, and new york has taken me from big girl to young woman.
i've learned so much in the past year... how to be alone. how to be with someone. how to say no. what it means to be happy. how to take care of myself, inside and outside. that i am stronger than i think, and i continue to surprise myself with just how strong i am. how to let someone else in. what it is to let go of negativity. how important it is to take time to myself. that it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, as long as i'm doing what makes me feel strong, confident, and blissfully happy. how to let go of friends and accept that they don't care as much as i do. how to navigate the subway system like a pro. that i love and appreciate and miss my family, but wouldn't move back for anything. how to love someone and let someone love me. how to speak up, stand up, jump up if i have to...and take control of my life and situation. how to accept myself. how to be myself.
and most importantly...i've learned that no matter what happens, this is IT...so enjoy every second because what "it" is...it's delicate and temporary. i'm so lucky and blessed to have the life i have. and the best is yet to come!