Friday, September 26, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Yes, you saw that right..Marimekko designed eyeshadow and blush:
I love Marimekko designs because they are so cheerful and interesting in print...so seeing the eyeshadows and blushes in the Avon catalog just made me so excited! I had to get my mum to order the Poppy Bouquet eyeshadow for me.
I got it on Monday and have worn it since and love it!
Then I got this months issue of Nylon Magazine and found the eyeshadow featured in it! So now, both the eyeshadow and blush are bound to sell out quickly.
So if you are interested, clickty click the photos in this blog and order it now before it becomes hopelessly back ordered!
It is not for the faint of heart because it depicts teenage sex, drug use, and highly dysfunctional families. In other words...reality is reflected in the show and it is so refreshing to see since most American shows are so "watered down".
Yeah, parts of the show are that wild and then some. It's British tv after all.
It brings laughs and tears...and the characters will stick with you long after you see it. I highly recommend it and point you to surfthechannel.com to check it out since it hasn't been released in the US on DVD yet...though I am sure it has run on BBCAmerica.
Just don't watch it 24 hours at a stretch, both seasons, like I did starting yesterday. Yeah, I am weird like that.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Above: Patchwork long boot by Yves Saint Laurent
These boots are so retro in the patchwork design. I love the wacky heels and soles on them as well.
And then I found these pants:
I love the purple stone but it also comes in turquoise and black stone. It has a "mood ring" look to it without being a mood ring.
Above: Loreli Peep Toe in Metallic Multi by Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent
Could have easily been found in my hip next-door neighbor lady's closet during the 70s. Pretty, multi-colour, and metallic!
Above: Rollins cashmere cape by Jamison
You cannot get much more late 60s and 70s than a button front cape or poncho. The whole outfit in the above photo is very retro and is so cool.
The same neighbor lady that would own the metallic shoes would have had this in her closet as well:
Above: Magdalina Coat by For Joesph
Mid-thigh length coats in leather and suede were the thing in the 70s...paired with flared jeans, a floppy hat, big sunglasses, and a pair of clogs or wedges.
Maybe even a pair of clogs like these:Above: Swing72 Heels in Teal by Bamboo
And finally...the best for last:
Above: black metallic dotted silk keyhole halter dress by Tibi
Want to go out to the disco? This dress is for you! It is dressy, shiny, retro, and very classy. And check out the back!
Ahh I need to make some decent money so I can purge my wardrobe of clothes I no longer wear and add some newer styles to it. Including some of the seventies looking clothing and accessories I have been eyeing and loving!
Friday, September 12, 2008
The many BBQ gatherings, the pool parties, the beach parties, the CB meet-ups, the disco/classic rock music, the rockin' babysitter with her Farrah hairdo and bell bottoms, and all.
Above: Color-block Braided Rope Halter Maxi Dress in Red by Ajax
Above: Multi-Colored Halter Maxi Dress in Purple by Eila
Above: Ravine Dress by Diane von Furstenberg
At times like this I wish I were able to afford clothing like this dress. Sadly, my bank account cannot handle such a purchase.
So I will drool over the green hue, the black lace at the bodice, and draped fabric. I will wish I had it in my wardrobe to team with black tights and strappy sandals or high-heels.
It's just gorgeous!
Sunday, September 07, 2008
And this one:
And then I started seeing items of clothing that I loved as I browsed the pages!
These lace-up wellies are gorgeous:
Above: Lace-up wellies by toast.
I usually hate rainboots/wellies but these, with the red laces, I would wear.Then there were this skirt:
Above: lissa skirt by toast
I love the pattern and the colours in the skirt. It would look great under a body-hugging sweater/tunic or a long sleeved jacket.
Look at it in a photo:
And I saw this bracelet:
Above: hexagonal bangle by toast
I love the deep brown resin and the style...though I worry the stretchy elastic will wear out over the years.
Above: fedosia tunic by toast
Has great buttons in the back and I love the button-closure pockets in front as well. It would look great with a long-sleeve black shirt underneath, black pants/leggings, and knee-high boots.
This wrap shirt:
Above: kristina wrap by toast
Looks great on a living, breathing human being:
And then there are these boots:
Above: chelsea boots by toast
Which remind me so much of "Monkey Boots" of my youth are great!.
Toast is similar to J. Crew when it comes to clothing...only a lot more European in styling of the clothes.
Toast's catalogue is a lot more "bookish" and sturdy in design than a lot of the catalogues I received from US companies and the photos....
Are just gorgeous to look at.
If you are in Europe/UK, have the cash do check out the site or just wnat to request a catalog to drool from afar. Feel free to do so!
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Above: Peacock Feather Hair Clip (on blonde hair) at Lulus.
Above: Peacock Feather Hair Clip (on brunette) at Lulus.
I love the use of the peacock feather and it would look great on long hair done up in a loose bun or loose hairstyle. And the clip is only $9.00 so won't break the bank!
So, if feathers are your thing, wear them proudly!
Next post....an ode to the wonderful British site Toast complete with fashion picks from it.
I figure if I do not vote, I have no right to complain because I didn't try and do my part to change the outcome by voting.
So, I will post this because we are coming down to the wire on the election for President of the USA (a very important election):
Please pass on these voter registration sites that cover all states. Re-post them in your own LJ and other blogs, newsletters, etc.
It's amazing to think that after all these months of campaigning, the election is now only eight weeks off!
Voter registration deadlines almost everywhere are only four weeks off, at the most. And remember to be registered at your current address, so you might need to re-register.
Here you go: Project Vote Smart
Rock the Vote
NOTE: If you're living out of the country and will still be gone on Election Day, use Federal Voting Assistance Program.
Remember deadline to register to vote for this election is in four weeks.
Vote and try and make a difference. Let your vote be counted.
Above: Feather Headband in Dots by Shopintuition (comes in three feather types)
Above: Feathered Salon Clips in Brown by Shopintuition (comes in three feather patterns)
Not too big a fan of the above hair clip because it looks like a bug is in your hair...but I am sure other women will love it.
This one I LOVE:
Above: Flapper Headband in Royal by Shopintuition (two feather pattern choices)
I would go with the blue on if I was choosing one for myself. I like the wasthe feathers lay on the headband and the colour just pops out at you!
All the above are rather inexpensive (prices range from $45 to $12 for the hair clip) as well if you head over to Shopintuition.com.
So if you are feeling 1920s and want to get your flapper on. Head on over there and indulge!
Thursday, September 04, 2008
It does make me think to autumn fashion and I found the perfect coat for me!
Above: Kelsey Belted Peacoat by dELiAs
I have decided that if I can get some extra cash in the next month (and if they still have it in my size) it will be mine.
My mum asked why I would buy it if I plan to move to San Diego. I told her it would be my "cold weather coat" for when I left California on trips in the Fall. It's a classic style that won't go out of style, so I will get years of use out of it.
Makes the coat a sensible purchase to me. Now to get the money for it.
I also like these shoes:
Above: Segment Flat by Blowfish
I won't be getting them though because I prefer to save for the coat. They are cute though and look comfortable.
So the coat will be mine if I can get the extra cash and the shoes will remain a thought.