Friday, March 7, 2008
Recently while browsing 'This is Glamorous''s blog, I came across an interesting post she did on Malinki. Malinki creates dress makers forms and upholsters ( is that even the correct term? ) them in vintage and beautifully patterned fabrics! This got me to thinking about colors and patterns in unexpected places. This really hits the philosphy of 'god is in the details' - it's the little things that matter!
Having a regular suit with a bright lining inside is super fashionable, unexpected and glamorous. Fred Astaire did it!
the incomparable style icon FRED ASTAIRE and a basic black coat with hot pink lining
Painting the back of a bookcase adds interest to a room and makes the objects on the shelves stand out
Lining the inside of your kitchen cupboards is an easy way to make you smile as you get your cereal bowl out. I did this in my last apartment's boring white kitchen with chinese red contact paper; contemplating the same thing in my current apartment as well but still am not sure....maybe another color or a patterned wallpaper with double stick tape?? (What do you think? Please let me know in the comments section or send me photos of examples you've seen.)
it was a super crappy kitchen as you can see, but the red inside the cabinets helped!
Once I decide and do something with my cabinets with my current NICE kitchen, I'll be sure to post a picture. Remember to give me ideas though!
courtesy of David Netto designs -a NOT crappy kitchen!
I bet these cupboards have color inside, at least they SHOULD!
These dress-maker details are what really makes a house a home, portray your personality and make a room POP! So often the lining or backing of things gets shafted: the cheapest materials, the most boring color and texture. Having an all-white kitchen with blue inside the cabinets is a lot more dramatic than having a blue kitchen with boring white insides of cabinets. One requires thought and intent, the other is just easy and boring. Just something to think about today.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Well, this is my big thank you for my welcome home flowers I was given the other day coming back from Spain. Aren't they beautiful! Bright pink roses and bright orange gerber daisies -so cheerful and fresh :-) Spring is coming! Enjoy!
The model is super pretty, don't you think? Like Grace Kelly, porcelain doll pretty, but even she can't save this creation!!! The weird sandals, the LEGGINGS ( ewwww ), the gauzey sleeves from a Shakespeare play and the rest of it looks like medieval chainmail. This does not look nice, doesn't enhance the wearer and is super uncomfortable looking. But the model - very pretty ( I think it's always important to say SOMETHING nice ).
This is an outfit from the winner's collection, Christian.
Something nice....umm -well, it's dramatic. Dramatic as in this is like what Big Bird's bride would wear on their wedding day. How itchy does this make you looking at this? And the hat at the jaunty angle makes me laugh...out....loud. This is like a caricature of French couture. This is a joke......I don't care what Posh Spice says......EWWWWWWWWWWWWW - the EWW heard around the world!! I wouldn't hate it as much if it wasn't from the 'winning' person. Never mind that he's a sqeaky toad and everytime I see him I think 'who's that girl?- oh - it's christian.........'
And just because I always like to leave on a positive note, here is an outfit from hotness himself, Rami. The model is perfect, love the headwrap, love the makeup, LOVE the gold. Love the simplicity, love the gold cuff. Love the asymetrical sleeve. If I were a woman -I would want to wear this on my wedding day. Yes, I love this look THAT much. PERFECTION
And just because I can't help myself -here is Rami. Sigh with me now............Don't you just want to lick it? Just a little??!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
This movie is the tale of the lives of the two sisters. The acting is all in all pretty good, but Natalie Portman doesn't really come off evil enough to justify all the madness that ensues. Scarlett Johansen really does a great job though ( typecast anyone? ) of being the simple good-girl sister. The real stars of the movie though are the costumes. There are more costume changes in this movie than any other I've seen in as long as I can remember, each one more beautiful and jewel toned than the previous. They really POP against the background of Tudor England with all that drab weather and grey stone. Look for an Oscar Nom in a year for best costumes!!