Monday, November 30, 2009

♥ art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

my cousin and i recently spent a lovely day at the museum of fine arts.
it was one of those rare days where we didn't need to be anywhere in particular,
so we took the time to wander around and get lost in the beautiful world of art.

i was particularly moved by this gorgeous. yet disturbing. mural
by artist, kara walker.

working mainly with black and white paper silhouettes,
kara walker delicately carves out fantastical and provocative
images that are at once familiar yet not.

her works represent a history that never took place.
a gone with the wind gone terribly awry, where you
"want to be the heroine and kill her at the same time."

if good art is made to inspire feelings of tension and
discomfort in the viewer, then kara walker's art is great:

her work is so great, that i would venture a guess that
after seeing kara walker's installation in glamour magazine's
70th anniversary glamour project, (february 2009)
jason wu may have been inspired to use a certain
kara walker style fabric in his fall 2009 collection.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

♥ merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily. life is but a dream.

{images via weheartit}

call me childish,
but i love carousels a little bit too much.

the whirling, magical lights.
the music box melodies that never get old.
the beautiful horses caught in mid-gallop.
the mary poppins fantasy of it all..

so, when i saw this anthropolgie
i nearly squealed with delight!

Friday, November 27, 2009

♥ ABC, easy as 123.

ok, so i don't know much about men's fashion,
but i do know right away whether i like something or not.
and these t.shirts from alphabet arm are not only cute,
but they have a sense of humor to boot!

alphabet arm is a boston based design studio which specializes in
"look at me" logos for all types of businesses and
music bands alike:

in a culture where the average person is inundated with thousands
upon thousands of signs and symbols at any given moment,
and given less than a split second to decide if they like it,
the importance of good, solid branding is something
that should never be underestimated.

that is why the guys at alphabet arm have got
the creative process down to an exact science.

for your chance to win a t.shirt of your choice & a survival pack (above),
take a look at their logos, and leave me a comment
about your favorite one!

a winner will be chosen next friday :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

♥ hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.

make it a habit to tell people thank you.
to express your appreciation, sincerely, and
without expectation of anything in return.
truly appreciate those around you and you'll
soon find many others around you.
truly appreciate life, and you'll find that
you have more if it.
ralph marston

happy thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

♥ i don't mind the weather. i've got scarves and caps and sweaters.

the weather outside is frightful
but that doesn't mean your outfit has to be any less delightful.

here is some cold weather cuteness
thats will warm your heart (and your body!)

anthropologie,elsa gloves & silver plated scarf

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

♥ legs for days.

one item that every woman must have lined up
in her arsenal of clothing is a pair of nude shoes.
{as you can tell from the photos, i never leave home without them!}

nude shoes fit inconspicuously into any outfit,
eliminating the unnecessary aggravation of finding a "perfect match."
have you ever struggled to figure out what you will wear with
that red dress? that navy blue skirt? that coral top?
well, look no further past your own two feet.

not only does a pair of nude shoes provide you with endless.
unforeseen. outfit opportunities, but it is also provides those of you
who may be considered "vertically challenged" (ie. short)
with the possibility of having legs for days.

the nude shoe literally gives a girl a "leg up,"
adding a extra few inches of height that are often
so crucial in creating an overall effect.

if you don't have a pair yet,
do your wardrobe and your legs a favor: