It’s sort of the every day version of those amazing emerald earrings Angelina Jolie wore to the Oscars- only they’re lighter, a lot more casual, a fraction of the cost, and a totally different silhouette. So, not at all the same. BUT, they both provide the pop of color that makes the look. Also, my design… Continue reading →
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Unconventional, visionary, “ugly chic”; these are all words used to describe the undoubtedly influential Miuccia Prada. Miuccia Prada’s footprint on the fashion industry is both significant and enduring in an industry where trends and designers fade out as quickly as they come in. Miuccia Prada has created a strong identity for herself as a designer who combines the avant-garde with the ready-to-wear, the ugly with the delicate, and a classicism that often embraces outlandish fusions of colors and patterns.
Pinners are going crazy for nail art! Entire Pinterest boards are dedicated to collections of funky manis, delicately painted designs, and irresistible new polish hues. I’ve gotten into the trend myself because I just love a cute mani, and it’s brought a whole new level to accessorizing. Add glitter, layer some gold leaf, or rock some ombre nails… Maybe even on the same hand. Totally acceptable.
The Hunger Games movie comes out this weekend, and I have been excited about this for months! After reading the book, it got me thinking about all the beautifully elaborate dresses Katniss will be wearing as “the girl on fire”. Here are some sneak peaks from The Hunger Games’ wardrobe department, the red carpet, and other upcoming movies with spectacular style.
Not only do I like my books a great deal, but I’m very particular about what edition of a book I’ll read. In fact, if the book only comes in a short, fat format with tiny print (like many airport books) then I’ll skip it all together. Same goes for cover art that features actors from the movie version. (Sorry, but when I think of Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, I’m not imaging Keira Knightly). Least disruptive, but not my favorite, is the big “Oprah’s Book Club” stamp. That’s just embarrassing. I like my novels to be a good size, a legible print, and have cover art that gets me excited to read it. I plan on spending some good QT with the thing, so I want it to draw me into whatever world inhabits the space between the front and back covers.
My husband just bought himself an ipad and is now on the hunt for a cover to adequately protect and adorn his precious new toy. Since I don’t get to use the lightweight, app-friendly object, I don’t care too much. But ever the wonderful wife and using any excuse to look for good designs, I thought I’d help.