Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Childhood revisited

Two movies are coming out that make me rather nostalgic. First up in October is Where the Wild Things Are. I am hoping that I can take my brother to see it. It is hard to remember a time when we were young that he was without his stuffed "wild thing". It was his version of a security blanket. We even have a set of family pictures where it is tucked close. By no means am I trying to embarrass him. I think the following picture illustrates that. Check out my bangs. Ha!

Alice in Wonderland was one of my favorite books as a child. What girl didn't love that book, right? I had the record of all the music from the animated movie. I am sure it is still floating around somewhere at my parents house. Along with Charlotte's Web and the Little House on the Prairie series, Alice in Wonderland was read frequently in our house. I even went as Alice one year for Halloween. Sadly, as an adult. When I heard Tim Burton was doing the film (generally speaking I am not a Tim Burton fan) I couldn't think of a better fit. I knew Johnny Depp would be involved somehow. The Mad Hatter is a natural fit for him.

What books or movies from your childhood make you nostalgic?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Project Runway - Season Premiere and All-Star Challenge

I finally watched all three hours of Project Runway this past Sunday. Two hours of which were the All-Star Challenge. The word disappointment comes to mind. Poor Korto. She deserved to win. I hated Daniel's line. The "athletic" feel was not flattering. The dress Korto made out of materials from the restaurant was incredible. Plus, she has big curly hair. I like a girl who has a mess of curls. Santino. That man is nuts. Not a fan. Sorry, Callie.

As for the season premiere of Project Runway. Some of those designers are an absolute joke. Not that I know the first thing about sewing or constructing clothing. I do, however, know a few things about fashion. I was rather sad to see that the show left New York for L.A.

Mitchell. That dress he made was hideous. His model was basically naked. Every season there is one designer who talks about how amazing they are and they totally bomb the first (and if you ask me easiest) challenge. Come on, make a Red Carpet gown. That should be every designers dream challenge.

Ari. You know the one who does handstands in the work room and wore the hooded geometric jumpsuit. Was that actually Samantha Ronson in disguise because Lindsay Lohan was the guest judge? I swear they looked identical and have the same bad taste. Whatever that was she made was absolutely tasteless. Micheal Kors said it looks like a metallic soccer ball.

The only two garments that were worth my wasted 60 minutes.......Christopher's (he won) and Shirin (that short sequin jacket over her dress was amazing). I like that someone who has no formal design training won the first challenge. Maybe it will help put some of the cocky FIT grads in their place.

The Sartorialist - The Book

I bought this book this morning. I have been eagerly awaiting the release date. Amazon did not have it the last few times I checked. Good way to start out a Monday morning.
This man is a genius. He has an amazing eye.

Friday, August 21, 2009

New IKEA catalog graced our mailbox yesterday

These are so cute and only $6.99 for the 6 pack. Does anyone spy why I must have these? Hint: right hand side....those cute little buggers that waddle. I love them! Not really sure that I care for the mushroom but I am going to ignore it because the penguins are too cute to pass up. If only the the middle pair had owls on them. My life would be complete.

After thought:
Apparently, I have a small following who I have disappointed this morning. I was not able to watch the season premiere for Project Runway last night. Sad, I know. It is recorded and waiting for me this evening. My profound thoughts on the first episode will have to wait until Monday. Please accept my apologies.....Carol, Glenda and Melinda.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I am skeptical

Great Lash has always been my mascara choice. I have used it since I started wearing makeup 15 years ago. We have the perfect relationship. I have never cheated and purchased another brand. So here they are reinventing the already perfect product. I hate that. I will have to try guaranteed to hate it. I should just save myself the time, energy and 5 bucks and stick with my trusty original. I must say, the huge brush intrigues me. I was reading about it online and I believe the words "behemoth wand" were actually used. Sorta keeps you wondering.

Monday, August 17, 2009

New season of Project Runway

I can barely stand it. Soon we will be reunited with Tim and Heidi.
And even the vicious Nina Garcia.

Friday, August 14, 2009

New lighting and artwork

About a month ago, Zach's dad kindly used two of his weekends to come down and do some much needed electrical work. One of the projects was to install overhead lighting in our formerly dark living room. What a huge difference one fixture can make. It's so bright, that I decided to change up the wall behind the couch. I ordered two gallery wrapped canvases (always wanted to do that with a few of Z's photos) and here we are. I was more than pleased with the way they turned out. This company is fantastic. This picture doesn't do the colors justice. They are so vibrant. Anyway, my father hung the photo cluster for us. He was less than thrilled since I sneak attacked and didn't leave much of an option.....he should stop being so darn meticulous with everything and we would stop asking him. He is just so good at getting everything perfectly straight. So, thank you to the father's. Zach and I still need you after all this time. Lucky you, huh?

GAP new arrivals

I am ready for fall! I want to wear this outfit. Love the brown suede boots with navy blue tights. Is anyone else officially sick of summer?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Houndstooth Ballet Flats

I can just see it now......darling fall outfit. Black wool dress complete with turquoise tights and these shoes. I am so ready for summer to be over. I girl can dream right?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Village is "hot"

I could not resist posting this. I read it yesterday and was literally in tears from laughing so hard. Something about hotlinks, condoms and public intoxication struck a chord. Did I mention it was a 12-pack of wieners? Apparently, this is the company we keep in the ol' Village. Happy reading.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Good morning!

Seersucker with a white satin bow and side button closure.
This is a happy skirt.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday Dress

I heart this dress. Sheer perfection. From the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Collection. Enough said. Out of my price range. I will continue to drool over it and imagine it is hanging in my closet.
Here is something more affordable and just as cute (ok, maybe not just as cute, but I would still wear it). I was scolded last week by two readers for not always posting the link of where to find the items I put on my blog. So here is the link to this adorable dress. I love sleeveless dresses with a tailored shirt collar.

Monday, August 3, 2009

I am sure you all know by now (word tends to travel fast with our group of friends), Zach just launched a new Web site and blog. This is a shameless plug but this is my blog so I can do this sort of thing and not feel guilty about it. This is also my way of saying how unbelievably proud I am of him. This was a huge undertaking and when you essentially have two jobs it doesn't leave much leftover time for Web site origination. This is a showcase of his work, both personally and professionally. Take a moment to check it out. Please. I promise you won't be disappointed. FYI: The old blog is still up but he will no longer be posting to it. So please make the appropriate change wherever you do that sorta of thing. Done. Now that wasn't so bad!