Tuesday, April 20

Color Me Tribal

These clothes demand that you dance—somewhere, soon, and without a care in the world. I say in Rio. Bangles and fringe, tribal tattoos, electric colors that almost clash but don’t: If all that isn't loud enough for you, just add some more beads...and a hot male as an extra accessory while you're at it ;-P

Necklace, $210 at Topshop, 478 Broadway.
Dress, $1,400 and Bangles, from $40 to $60 at Diane Von Furstenberg, 874 Washington St.
Bandeau, $11 at American Apparel, 712 Broadway.
Sandals, $1,605 at Giuseppe Zanotti Design, 806 Madison Ave.


Thursday, April 15

My New Shoes on My New Chair

Studded Chair: Home Goods, $150
Shoes: Betsey Johnson, $150 (purchased for $37!) 

Tuesday, April 13

Pin-Up Glamour

These ads by British lingerie brand Ava Loves actually make me wanna go out and buy myself one of these grandma girdles or two...

Friday, April 9

It's Got Your Name Written All Over It

How much do I love these personalized letter-pressed business cards and embossed stationery from Winged Wheel! This Japanese paper and printing company uses a special handmade cotton paper available nowhere else in the world. (but you can get your hands on these here) Why?...because you know you're dying to hand out the most adorable bunny business card that a monkeysuit-wearing professional has ever seen.

Tuesday, April 6

Home Away from Home

Before you book a lackluster hotel room for your next get-away, make sure to check out first. (Especially if you're traveling with 4 or more people.) I found this 2 BR beauty of a place in Lisbon, Portugal's city center for dirt cheap... Happy Birthday to me!

Monday, March 29

Doggy Notes

Love these notecards from Fancy Schmancy! If only for the obvious fact that they're super cute, but you can also have them personalized by choosing your own color, dog silhouette, and typeface. Best of all 50% of the proceeds from the sale will be given to Rescuezilla, a New York City pitbull rescue group, whose goal is to "Foster, Adopt, Save"
Design with a cause, now that's what I'm talkin'bout :-)

Friday, March 12

NYC March Sample Sales

Dolce & Gabbana and D&G
Details: Classic black patent pumps are $230 (reg. $575). Silk chiffon leopard-print blouses are $340 (reg. $850).
When: Today & Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., 4th flr. 

Details: Studded cuffs, chunky chain necklaces, and ’80s door knockers are priced below wholesale.
When: Today, noon-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: End of Freeman Alley, b/t Bowery & Chrystie St. (212-477-1315). 

Details: Snag globally inspired goods like a Brera suede clutch for $65 (reg. $150) and velvet espadrilles for $125 (reg. $275).
When: Today & Sat., 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 153 E. 70th St., b/t Third & Lexington Aves. (212-585-3767). 

Multidesigner Sale
Details: You’d think we were curating this roster of discounted past-season items from Mociun; Shabd Simon-Alexander; Samantha Pleet; Nomia;Manimal; Wiksten; Bodkin; Aesa; Jackson, Johnston & Roe; and more.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 55-59 Chrystie St., b/t Canal & Hester Sts., ste. 500. 

J Rosen Showroom
Details: Things are heating up. Vix and Lisa Curran swimsuits (up to DD) start at $65; cover-ups start at $30; flip-flops start at $10.
When: Mar. 12-26. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 231 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 1101. 

Details: Kova & T jeans, Andy & Debb blouses, Erickson Beamon jewels, and Tony Cohen dresses at up to 90 percent off.
When: Mar. 15-26. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 
Where: 263 Eleventh Ave., b/t W. 27th & W. 28th Sts., 3rd flr. 

Details: Up to 80 percent off handbags, clutches, and accessories. Makeup bags start at $5.
When: Mar. 16-20. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 231 W. 29th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 201. 

Details: Python, leather, and Swarovski crystal jewelry and handbags are up to 60 percent off.
When: Mar. 17-19. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 15 E. 30th St., b/t Fifth & Madison Aves., ste. 300.

(via daily candy)

Wednesday, March 10

A Spiritual Retreat

A boy starts his day by giving respect to the Sun God for divine grace.
Powai Lake, Bombay, India (via selvin)

Airport mesa in Sedona, Arizona (via laura travels)

Yoga in South Mountain Park, Arizona (via pickles the firecat)

Meditation on a beach, Greece (via netfalls)

Monday, March 8

31 Women in Photography

Ann Woo, Cave 2007

In honor of Women's History Month, catch this exhibit celebrating 31 of the most innovative women in art photography. The show will present an eclectic mix of new artists chosen from open submissions.
Now through April 10th at Affirmation Arts.

Friday, March 5

14K Golden Delights

These golden treats are worth their weight in, well, gold.. Whip them up at home following the recipe in the pastry chef’s book ($19).

And gold dessert calls for equally regal utensils! Pick up this flatware set ($60) at the MoMa design store.

gold bar doorstop ($99) that doubles as a paperweight.

Gotta love these gold wellies!

Tuesday, March 2

Max Wanger Photography

When I get married (if the day comes that I can ever be so still) this will be the guy shooting my engagement photos. Come to think of it, scratch that...this might be an affair I want all to myself ;-P

I absolutely love his composition and use of colorful props...
That sapphire Ring Pop is genius!

Friday, February 26

Two Heads are Better Than One

Happy Snow Day Everybody! (even if there's no snow in your town)
P.S. No, they are not siamese dogs, ahahaha

Wednesday, February 24

Life Imitates Art

Look at the image below. It's a painting, right?
 WRONG! Look again -- it's actually a photograph of a real-life model outside of a MAC cosmetics store at Ala Moana outdoor shopping center in Hawaii.

Peter Kun Frary, a professor at the University of Hawaii, stumbled across the scene after noticing a "crowd of Japanese tourists gawking and snapping pics." The model was decked out in full body paint and posing in front of a set, emulating a painting. Pretty unbelievable, right?
According to Frary, the model "hardly ever blinked." — via Urlesque
Now that's just crazy! only hint of a real person is her eyes and fingertips if you can zoom in that closely...amazing.

Thursday, February 18

Some Very Handy Artwork

How clever are these designs from Turkish art director Orgut Cayli! I'm especially loving Wisdom the Owl. Which one's your favorite?

Friday, February 12

Remembering McQueen

With all the stark black and same silhouettes on the runways this week, the loss of Alexander McQueen becomes even more evident. His designs were truly works of art... below is a sampling of his genius and creativity.

Oyster Dress, Spring 2003 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fall 2008

Fall 2007

Spring 2007

Fall 2008

Fall, Neiman Marcus

I Heart Myself

Who says you need someone to celebrate Valentine's with? Love yourself first and pick up a box of cupcakes on the way home, or better yet (for the lazy-asses such as myself) have them delivered right to your door. G'ahead girl... l.o.v.e. yourself into a sweeeet stupor.


Thursday, February 11

If I Could Live in Color...

... you'd find me in one of these.

Sydney, Australia  (via loveroni)

Chefchaouen, Morocco  (via kelly cheng)

Tucson, AZ  (via tektsu)

Venice, Italy  (via jerry johnson)

Coronado, CA  (via 1 blue canoe)