Thursday, November 3, 2011

Breaking Down Beauty: Fixing Broken Powder Cosmetics

Brilliant , quick and easy DIY fix for those pesky broken cosmetic powders!!! Courtesy of the Painted Ladies Breaking Down Beauty: Fixing Broken Powder Cosmetics . Thank you so much, I can not wait to go through my makeup case and get to fixing!!!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Perfectly Pink

Mabel ❤Pinkachu's LollipopMore Marla SingerSakuralove foreverthe snoop troop group
'playing with babiesCarson's new chips ~ 34/52WB

Perfectly Pink, a gallery on Flickr.

Blythe with a shade that evokes the scenses. A color that brings to mind the smell of Cotton Candy, the taste of Bubblegum and everything that is vibrant, yummy and sweet!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Beyoncé - Party ft. J. Cole

Another Beyonce video, this time for the feel-good jam called “Party,” mixing the sound of a classic soul jam with ’90s r&b. J.Cole lands a few bars in a video that features sister Solange and Kelly Rowland and is centered around a backyard barbecue.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

One Love Lewis!

(Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
This weekend brought the debut of the Formula 1 Airtel Grand Prix of New Delhi, India. Lewis Hamilton unveiled an awesome modified helmet design, which features a picture of legendary Jamaica reggae superstar Bob Marley on the top section with the words – One Love. Qualifying ended this weekend with this lineup: Drivers - 1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 2 - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), 3 - Mark Webber (Red Bull). Lewis stated at the post qualifiying interview that he was surprised to split the Red Bull drivers Vettel and Weber. Lewis is keeping positive stating, even with penalties he is optimistic! Keep up the great work Lewis, I am cheering for you!! For more info on F1 and Lewis Hamilton.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Cool Gift For Your Man

Bellroy Travel Wallet from Bellroy on Vimeo.

Bellroy introduces its Travel Wallet, which is spacious enough to carry a passport, cash, tickets, and other essentials and even includes a mini travel pen for when you need to write something. This bi fold wallet is a great gift for the man in your life. It is offered in a supple cocoa leather and is available for $120.00 from the Bellroy Online Store.

Looks for Your Little Hipster Princess

Forever 21 Girls new looks are a collection full of leopard printed skinny cargo pants, ruffled skirts, blouses and jackets sure to please. With a mix of soft materials, feminine prints, sheers, a bit of tulle and faux fur. It is an unexpected juxtaposition of youthful femininity and urban trendy. A cool mix that will definitely please your little fashionista! Great for Christmas giving, get out and start early, at a Forever 21 near you or here:

Coldplay - Paradise

Saturday, October 1, 2011

All Hallows Eve ~ Sugar Skull

Halloween is on of my family's favorite Holidays. It gives us all a chance to have some fun, use our imaginations and get creative together. This year we are all honoring Dia de los Muertos, The Day of the Dead. I did a work up on my little one to get in some practice and came up with this striking, haunting, colorful yet pretty Sugar Skull. She loved it and can not wait to get up and out in full Muerte Nina garb. An easy way to get a lot of impact using make-up from my make-up case and some white grease paint from my local Halloween store with some silk roses from Michaels the look came easy and at a low cost. I will update once I do myself and maybe a quick vid to show how I created this look.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Harujuki Lovers Mini for Target

I see yet another website crashing designer collaboration in Target's future! Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Mini line will debut at Target on November 13, and if the initial photos are any indication, this latest collaboration is worth lining up for at Target.
Harajuku Mini is a dream come true,” Gwen told WWD. ”I’ve always wanted to do a cool children’s fashion line inspired by the super cute and playful kids' clothing you find in Japan."
The line will include ballet flats, hoodies, graphic tees, and tutus. With amazing price points, starting at just $3.99 and nothing will cost more than $30.00. Sizes will range from 6 months to 16Y. There is more great news...a second wave of the line will be released for the new year in January 2012.
I do not often buy clothing for myself from Target's design collaborations, but I LOVE their design collaboration kids' clothing. My daughter has several pieces from both Liberty of London for Target and Calypso St. Barth for Target. They've held up really well after repeated washings so we are both looking forward to see what Gwen's line has to offer.

Hello Kitty at Forever 21

If you are a Hello Kitty fanatic like myself and my daughters than you will be pleased to hear that Hello Kitty has collaborated with bargain priced retailer Forever 21. A collection with offerings ranging from young and fun logo heavy pullover and cardigan sweaters, office worthy blouses with neck bows to sleepwear. You can start your Christmas shopping early and pick up these cute styles in stores on November 18th, 2011. Via Hello Kitty Junkie

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Project Brown Blythe

As previously mentioned, I have a new obsession. My daughter and I have joined the special and unique world of Blythe. Not only have we gotten a few girls but I took on a customization project of creating a Brown Blythe, since the company does not manufacture a Blythe of color. With the help and inspiration of some extraordinary customizers and some courage and patience, I took the leap into customization. The process only took one weekend but the research and planning took months. I am so happy with how she came out and thank you so much to my "Brown Blythe Mentor" Zenzile Green for creating the Blurb book "Little Brown Blythe" which gave me the courage to go for it! I look forward to creating even more customization's and perfecting my method. I am so honored that Zenzile even included my new customized Blythe, named Evangeline on her Born to Blythe Blog! It is so addictive and I am so happy to have a new creative hobby!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shoe of Day

Can I get away with glittery heels? I may have to try and ask Santa for these beauties. The Miu Miu Glitter Pump comes in gleaming shades of orange, pink, blue and fuchsia. They retail for $650.00 and are available now at Miu Miu Boutiques Nationwide. I would so have a Wizard of Oz moment in these, clicking my heels 3 times and delicious!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Brilliant Ideas

A fun easy, cheap & unique way to mark your glasses at your next wine party. These were made by Chalkboard China who specializes in"Chalk Friendly" items. This idea can be easily executed at home with some store bought chalk board paint or even make your own chalkboard paint at home. The plus of making at home paint is that it does not have to be black, you can create any color you choose to coordinate with your decor or theme. Armed with paint, a brush, blue tape and chalk, you've got yourself a fun way to keep your wine and cheeses proudly marked! I will be making some soon for a Halloween motif, the possibilities are endless! I will be painting all the glass vases and containers in my office soon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Massive Cuteness!

K11 Art Mall, in Hong Kong kicked off a collaborative art project with designs of Simone Legno of Tokidoki. The exhibit includes two massive sculptures,”Caeser” and “Kiko” shown above, plus a pop-up shop, including iphone accessories, tote bags and umbrellas. Massive cuteness!

Jeremy Scott for Swatch

Launching the beginning of October 2011, is the 2nd installment of Swatch watches created by avant garde designer Jeremy Scott. Such a throw back to my life in the 80's I adored my Swatch Watches. Now I can rock them again with a renewed spirit! Wear the entire set, check them out here SWATCH.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Signature Scent

If you know me, I am known to smell of sweet, soft floral scents or fresh baked goods. I wanted to share one of my favorite scents with you. Every time I wear it I get compliments...every time! It is Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf. This floral explosion releases a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Notes of Sambac Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, and Ballerina Freesia bloom on a base of Patchouli. It has been out a few years now and I have always loved it. I was first attracted to it at the fragrance counter by the packaging, which is a matte pink box with a black ribbon and a black waxed seal, which is even on the neck of the bottle. You can sample or purchase Flowerbomb at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora. The Eau De Parfume Spray runs from $50.00 to $100.00 and there is also a Hair Mist which I love that runs $40.00. This is one of my signature scents, and I am sure you will find it as delicious as I do!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Shoe of the Day

I introduce to you the Shoe of the Day. Brought to my attention by my deliciously fashionable friend Mea, who has my jet-setting dream job in the fashion industry. Mea has her hand on the cusp of what is hot. She brought this delicious shoe to my attention from the Versace Resort 2012 line. Enjoy the eye candy!

Audio & Visual StooShe "Hot Stepper"

This song was banging back in the day and it is banging even harder now! Love this version by U.K. girl trio Stooshe. Super fun

Cool Image

Had to share this stunning cover shot styled by the legendary Jean Paul Goude. The originator of over-the-top styling and performace art, Grace Jones is releasing an album, the 1st in 22 years. The album is available for pre-order here.

LANVIN Paris Autumn/Winter 2011.12 Ad Campaign

Tres adorable Ad Campaign for Lanvin's Autumn/Winter 2011/12. Good too see how much the models lack in the rhythm department.....snicker! And Elbaz makes an appearance!

All Back Everything!

Sometimes the most simple things can just be too fierce for words. Black shine on Black matte french manicure. Via Pinterest.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sustainable Style

The Wood Camera iPhone Case from Photojojo uses the natural strength of wood to protect your phone and an old-school camera engraving to up your photo-taking cred. Made of walnut and bamboo, the sleek wooden base with a carving so intricate that your fingers will be convinced they are holding a real camera. The wood chosen was used because of it's sustainability, the plastic of your old case? No so much!!!! Head over to Photojojo now!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I Play With Dolls

My daughter and I have some new editions. Our Bubblegum (Simply Guava) and Lola Bella (Simply Mango) Blythe's arrived from Hong Kong yesterday! Weeks earlier than expected, my husband answered the door and received our special package. He had a hard time trying to keep it away from Kaylie! We took extra care in opening them and once in we spent the rest of the evening playing with them. Needless to say we can not wait to get to customizing and gathering up clothes and shoes. We have been graciously accepted into the "Blythe Community"who are so helpful and we look forward to meets and Blythecon. It is a great new hobby for both of us to share and we are already Blytheaholics! Can't wait to get more and even try to customize our own. Blythe Loving!