Sunday, January 31, 2010

I dream in wools and velvets

Debating about whether to put this in the shop or not...

Candied Tulle and Sugary Sweet Satin

Lately I've been drawn to tulle, whether it's stiff and wiry, or soft and flowy.I added two new headbands using such netting to my Etsy shop!

Tonight I am cutting up wooly sweaters and making stretch mini skirts! To be posted shortly...

Oh and PS: Doesn't my darling friend Hannah have a lovely haircut? She does it herself (and mine too :)


Monday, January 25, 2010

Peter Cotton Tail

This wee bunny ring will be hopping onto my finger shortly...

"Peter Golden Tail"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"I never feel so much myself as when I'm in a hot bath"

I have several routines throughout my day, whether it is waking up in the morning & putting the tea kettle on the stove, taking a catnap after class, or the way I wash my face at night. However, my favorite is taking a long, hot bath. I've been rather disgruntled the past few days because the temperature of the water has just not been quite right. I need water that's so hot I can barely think, so that my legs turn pink and I can see the steam rising. (Whether this is healthy or not will be left for another discussion, but it's just the way I like it!) Unfortunately, this week has been subpar in the bath water area. Until tonight, that is.

I feel the only other perfect description of the glorious bath is in the words of Esther Greenwood....

There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them. Whenever I'm sad I'm going to die, or so nervous I can't sleep, or in love with somebody I won't be seeing for a week, I slump down just so far and then say: "I'll go take a hot bath."...I meditate in the bath. The water needs to be very hot, so hot you can barely stand stepping your foot in it. Then you lower yourself, inch by inch, til the water's up to your neck.

-The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Inspiration for a dimly lit sunday night

Beautiful Crayola hair. I miss my pink bangs...

Found here

Big Flouffy Hair....Big flouffy PINK hair?

Found here

Once when I was little I decided I wanted gold skin. I pressed my mother's gold stamp ink pad against my arms and hands, only to create a, inky mess. (But a fun mess :)


I just can't get over the beauty of this image for some reason. It reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood. And although everyone is posting about their anticipation for Spring, I love the look of being bundled up, scarves, coats, and snow.


I don't have class tomorrow, so I'm going to stay up sewing. I have some lovely "sweater skirts" to post for you all tomorrow! xo

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pom Poms and Bear Heads

For Christmas my Mother surprised me with a set of vintage Samsonite suitcases. I had been looking for cream colored luggage for quite a while to stack and use as an end table, and these are amazingly perfect! When we went to Louisiana after Christmas, I was rummaging through my Grandmary's attic and found old issues of Cosmopolitan from the 1930s. When I was flipping through one of them, I not only found an ad for Belmont (back when it was an all girl's school), but I also found the ad for this entire luggage set! (It seems I am missing 2 pieces....which I will most definitely be on the lookout for :).

Hannahdoll also got me a pair of Kate Spade slippers, which are so adorable, and make me so happy when I shuffle downstairs every morning to make my tea!

I would have to say my favorite piece of the luggage set, though, is the toiletries case. When you open it, there are still traces of someone's face powder, and there were even some old hotel soaps left it in it. Pictured in it is a vintage fur collar I found on ebay, and Mr. Bear Head. He's one of my favorite presents ever. My mom got him for me when I was a freshman at Belmont. My friends all thought he was super creepy, as he's really just a head stuck on a wooden rod with some ribbons, but I think he's lovely :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010!

I can't believe it's another new year! Last night Hannahdoll and I got all dressed up, went over to a friends and a bit of a party, and drank Sofia champagne! I hope you all had a great new year's eve!

My outfit:

Dress- Rodarte for Target
Floral and Polka Dot tights- ? (I've had them forever I'm afraid...)
Unicorn Heels- Jeffrey Campbell
Feather earrings- f21
Pretty crown braid in my hair- done by Hannah :)

Hannah's Outfit:

Crochet Dress- target
Back seam tights- Betsey Johnson
Heels- charlotte russe