I have been scouring Etsy again for cute and unforgettable items. Today I found a cute little jewelry shop on Etsy called the Curious Creatures Shop. Curious Creatures jewelry shop features cute, yet sophisticated jewelry at really sweet prices. The jewelry Larissa sells looks very simple, airy, and organic. There is something very natural about the pieces that drew me to them.. You could find jewelry like this at some expensive online or local boutique, but everything here is priced between $18- $42! I feel like it should be more because everything is so pretty and looks so well made. Look at these rope bracelets! The bracelets fit like a square on your arm because of the brass tubes and come in two colors, Stark Black and Soft Mauve. They are prefect for paring together or separately and are priced at $26. That’s not bad at all. Take a gander at the Curious Creatures Shop on Etsy. Also be sure to check out her awesome blog!
I just received these personalized gift guides from Boticca.com, and they are so cute. According to Boticca.com, the gift guides are illustrated by Vogue China and Chinese Elle columnist, illustrator and renowned fashion blogger, Nancy Zhang. The illustrations are cute, but the gifts posted inside are even better. I fancy myself as the “Girl About Town-Everybody’s favorite fashionista, the girl knows her stuff.” Why? Because I am totally in love with the Francesca Walnut Brooch from Manolo and the Loop Head Band from Michelle Lowe-Holder.
Yesterday, I headed down to 1022 Senate Street to see what the Urban Outfitters Store on Tour was about. Well it was great seeing how they turned the two truck trailers into a mini store. The clothes were nice as always. I almost bought some black and white film for my camera. Instead I bought a tribal inspired tank top. Check out the rest of my review and my Instagram photos below.
A few days ago, I showed you the preview for this video. Here is the final product. I love it. Beyonce is amazing. I had to play this video a second time because I loved it so much, and I will probably watch it again. I must perfect my booty pop. What are your thoughts?
I am totally loving the preview for Beyonce’s “Countdown” video. It is mod and cute, and fashionable. It reminds me of her “Get me Bodied” video. My favorite part is her reference to Audrey Hepburn’s “Funny Face.” What do you all think?
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From the attached PDF: “Dockers Alpha Khaki and Urban Outfitters are curating a mobile gallery to feature four young/amateur/student artists from the following areas: Gainesville, FL | Tallahassee, FL | Athens, GA | Columbia, SC The spin? You will be asked to use khaki as the medium for inspiration in your piece. We will provide bolts of raw material, actual Dockers® khakis, and a stipend. It will be your task to create [paint, draw, sketch, rip, tear, distress, mold, design, sculpt] any way you please.
Your piece will be displayed along with the works created by the other student artists in our mobile Dockers-created, Urban-curated gallery which will tour the Southeast this October. Your work will also be exposed in an online gallery — open to the public. Express your individuality through another lens. REINVENT KHAKI. Submit your digital portfolio [link or collection of photos] to ReinventKhaki@206inc.com by Friday, September 2nd. Please include your contact information and a short biography of you and your work. Make sure to include your full name, email address, phone number, city and state of current residence.”
Shop Not Made In China was one of my favorite booths at Crafty Feast. Nikki Mueller’s ode to buying homemade items made right here in the US of A features cute buttons, hand mirrors, paper products, and tote bags. She also does custom made items. Her items are funny, bright, and are guaranteed to make you smile. The phrases on her products are pretty bad ass.
My favorite items are the buttons and book binding zines. The buttons have funny catchphrases pertaining to Charlotte and Ashville, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the upcoming Democratic National Convention next summer. The book binding zine teaches you the art of Japanese bookbinding. Just typing that makes me excited to try it. You can buy her items on the Shop Not Made in China website or Etsy. Photo from the Shop Not Made In China Etsy.
I’ve always been in love with Surface To Air. As a matter of fact, over the weekend, I was able to buy some Surface To Air shoes at the outlet mall. So excited!!!!! Surface To Air is a design collective that not only designs clothes, but makes films as well. A few weeks ago they released a video featuring the music of SebastiAn and model Daisy Lowe. She is wearing a few pieces from the Surface To Air SS11 collection. Check it out and tell me what you think.
This week’s Crafty Feast Features is spotlighting Verabelle, a crafty brand from Charlotte, NC that reworks vintage goods into incredibly unique items. Verabelle sells cute vintage apparel and shoes, hair accessories, and the cutest appliques so you can get your design on too. Maybe you prefer vintage housewares to vintage clothe? Try Verabelle’s Attic for cute vintage housewares. They make the perfect housewarming gift. If you are looking for cute gift ideas period, just check out Verabelle and Verabelle’s Attic.
* Don’t forget to enter in the Sproos Shop Hair Accessories Contest!
Hello everyone! I wanted to bring you this post about Owelette Collective while I recover from exams and final projects. This is the last week of school, so a regroup and recoup is in order. Anyway I wanted to bring you all a post on Owelette Collective. I know a lot of my friends have been having baby showers galore lately, so this is great for their little bundles of joy. Owelette Collective’s printed baby bonnets bring a certain freshness to modern babywear.
These cutie patootie baby bonnets are the perfect gift for a little one. They are printed by Friendly Arctic Printing and Design and feature nifty little designs. Don’t forget to pick up their bloomers and diaper wallets. I think I have some great baby shower gift ideas!
Check Owelette Collection online here and at the following stores:
Bloomington IN: Paper Crane Gallery
Cincinnati OH: Fabricate
Columbia SC: Pack Rats
Columbus OH: Lottie Da Baby
Columbus OH: Wholly Craft!
Mt Pleasant SC: Pure Gifts
Nashville TN: Friendly Arctic
Portland OR: Plue Children’s Store
Warren RI: Muse American Handcrafted
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They will also be at the Holy City Flea in Charleston, SC in June.
Today’s post is about the lovely jewelry at Atelier Minyon. By the way, sorry for the delay in posting. The day I was supposed to come back from NYC, my flight was delayed. I was also really drained from the fashion week experience. I have been doing so much laundry and homework that my mind is going crazy. Because of that I hope you don’t mind if I skip reporting on London Fashion Week, which sucks because London usually has the most fun fashions. I will start covering Fashion Week again when Milan starts later in the week and finish with Paris.
OK!!! So enough about that and more about Atelier Minyon. I love the people at Atelier Minyon because they are always so nice, and the jewelry is always so interesting, remember the bone bracelet from last September. Totally cool right?!?!? Yup it is.
Photographer Michael Freeby (thanks) sent me some shots from a magazine editorial he did with Jessica Sutta of the Pussycat Dolls.
Photographer – Michael Freeby
Model – Jessica Sutta from the Pussycat Dolls
All the dresses are actually from designer Sue Wong’s 2011 collection. Head piece is a one-of-a-kind by Michel Berandi.
Celebrating the breathtaking imagination and groundbreaking designs of Lee Alexander McQueen, the latest fashion film by Nick Knight pays tribute to McQueen’s sensational creations, stellar career, and most importantly to the man himself. Directed by Knight and set to an exclusive soundtrack by Björk, the film is featured online at SHOWstudio.com.
This holiday season, Kenneth Cole is inviting everyone to make a holiday wish list. I’ve made mine and I am in love with it. You can wish for anything from support for your favorite charity to jewelry to iPads, and even puppies. With each thing that you wish for, you get different badges. Bloggers like Karla Deras and Gala Darling, Elle’s Joe Zee, and actor Alan Cumming have all made wish list. The best part about these wish lists is that you can add anything from any brand anywhere on them and send them to your friends and family via Facebook, email, and Twitter for hints. GO make a wish list today!
Photo from Daily Stab.
I have been hearing these rumors about Hearst buying Elle for quite a long time now, but they have actually been confirmed recently. Lagardere, who owns Elle’s publisher Hachette Filipacchi, has confirmed they are looking into different business opportunities. What that means is that they are looking for “anything from partnerships to joint ventures to an outright sale.”
Elle could be sold to Hearst publications because they are one of the companies looking into the magazine. I think this is very interesting. Whatever happens between Elle and Hearst, I hope that it is all good because I really like Elle magazine. I think it is a great magazine, and the graphics and pictures are really a source of inspiration for me. Lagardere plans to keep editorial control of its foreign magazines like American Elle, but business wheelings and dealings like this make me very nervous.
For the next few weeks TFAS will feature bloggers for each week’s Bad Bish post. This week’s Blogger Bad Bish is Mina from Faboulista. I have been following her since 2009, and I really love her blog. She has an amazing sense of style and an amazing heart. Mina really is such a nice person. Please check out her blog today.
Photo from Copyranter.
This week American Apparel has launched a new set of NSFW illustrated ads online and elsewhere. I started noticing the ads yesterday on other blogs and in the sidebars of other websites. The ads mark a stark change from the old ads that were very 1970s porn throwbacks that looked like something Terry Richardson would have shot.
A few months ago Dov Charney started presenting a new ad campaign featuring him and two of his hipster, sexy lady employees sitting on a bed talking about how the company was changing. Those ads were not illustrated, but shot with a camera. He also started to move his company from 70s discotheque wear to 70s preppy country club wear. Now these new illustrated ads might be another sign of the change that is supposedly coming to American Apparel.
If you look at the ads, they look the same as any other American Apparel ad campaign. The only difference is that they are drawn and not shot. Both ads show scantily clad ladies modeling American Apparel. One ad is even more shocking because it shows a woman’s unshaven bush, but then again it is American Apparel. We can’t be too surprised, shocked, or awed by this.
A cheap and easy way to add a little trendiness to your wardrobe is to pick up the color of the season. Following the trend of classics re-invented, the colors camel and grey were all over the runways.
These colors are pure comfort: reliable neutrals that will blend seamlessly with the rest of your wardrobe. So why not invest in the trend?
But first, a few tips.
As for any color, find out whether you are cool, warm or neutral skin tone.
Look at the veins on the underside of your wrist. Blue veins mean you are cool toned, green veins are warm toned. If you have a mix you are neutral.
Warm toned people tend to have olive or apricot skin, hair with highlights of red or gold, and eyes that are brown, hazel or green.
Cool toned people tend to have pink or rosy skin, hair with ashy or silver undertones, and eyes that are blue, turquoise, grey or black.
If you fall right in between the categories, you are probably neutral (lucky you!).
Now neutrals are probably some of the trickiest colors to match to skin tones, since a subtle shade can be the difference between glowing skin and night of the living dead.
But a good rule of thumb is that warm skin tones should look for neutrals with a red or yellow base, cool skin tones should look for colors with a purple or blue base.
But as always, the real test is to just try it on and see if you look and feel fabulous.
Mix It Up
Pop of Color