28 April 2010

---more apt. love---

i have been browsing interior magazines on the internet again. my friend melissa is re-decorating her place and it has my mind on wallpapers and sofas. thought i would share some of the brilliance i stumbled upon...

most of it revolves around black, white, and gray again. I can't help it-- i am just so attracted to that concept. however, there are a few strong hits of color... i really can't wait to be in my own place...my decorating ambitions are taking over.

24 April 2010

...the pretty pauper...

the pretty pauper is a great new blog i found and they are having a give-away. check it out and win this great necklace.

--lovely little find--

i am always looking for organic hair and body wash products. i don't believe in putting unnecessary chemicals in my hair and on my skin if i don't have to. plus, anything with eucalyptus and lavender in it makes me swoon. so when my mom brought me 'tea tree tingle shampoo & conditioner' and 'refresh body wash' from trader joe's i was curious. i looked at the back of the bottles and to my surprise i recognized everything that was in it. some of the first ingredients in the hair products are tea tree oil, eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint.( i could pronounce it all) it is all herbal and it smells divine. the citrus refresh body wash is grapefruit and  citrus filled. it smells fresh and clean. (the way all body wash should smell..forget that overwhelmingly nauseating perfumery stuff)

of course the ultimate test was how the products made my hair and skin feel...and to my astonishment...not only are they all natural and healthy but they work phenomenally. i must personally thank the genius's behind trader joe's bath and body section: i applaud you. did i mention they are only 3.99 , and personally, it worked a million times better then the last tea tree shampoo i bought (paul mitchell at 40 bucks a pop) and it did not have any harsh chemicals in it stripping my hair.

my next purchase is going to be their lavender body scrub---yummm...

23 April 2010

--alexia sinclair the regal twelve--

this manipulated art exhibition by alexia sinclair is beautiful... its total whimsy...

 Boudica – The Celtic Queen. (AD 26 - 61)

Olympias - The Sorceress (376 BC – 316 BC)

 Marie Antoinette - The extravagant Queen (1755-1793)

 Agrippina - The Poisoness (AD 15-59)

 Alexandra Romanov – The last Czarina of Russia (1872-1918)

 Elizabeth Báthory – The Countess of Blood (1560-1614)

 Catherine the Great - The Enlightened Empress (1729–1796)

 Christina of Sweden - The Androgynous Queen (1626 – 1689)

 Cleopatra - The Seductress (69 BC – 30 BC)

 Eleanor of Aquitaine - The Eagle (1122 – 1204)

 Elizabeth I – The Virgin Queen (1533-1603)

 Isabella of Spain - The Catholic (1451 – 1504)

(no copyright intended...I just want to share the beauty.)

--tulips in springtime--

I'm not one for skirts... but after purchasing a perfectly fitted pencil skirt (which by the way does make any woman look  and feel slimmer including 'moi') i have a new fascination. i am in love with the tulip skirt and it seems some of my favorite designers are too. marc jacobs, balenciaga, harvey nichols, oscar de la renta, and vionnet have some fabulous versions out that i think are a blissful mix of audrey hepburn and carmen miranda.

--loving the satchels--

im really in love with the proenza schouler large leather PS1--- it's similar to the mulberry oversized alexa... i think im just in love with this type of bag right now--

sooo....dear santa... one PS1 in gray please....

...make me feel like a natural woman...

god bless these shoes and all their glory...

Christian Louboutin Bridget Strass Pumps

19 April 2010

...i heart Elizabeth & James...

instyle has released new photos of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsens collection --Elizabeth & James--. i am kind of obsessed with this line and fell in love all over again with these new pictures. the clothes are modern, trendy, but still powerful. they say "i am a career minded woman with  a fabulous sense of style", and that's exactly what i want my clothes to say when i step outside. hence, my love for this collection...