Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for following me and for all your comments this year! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

Today's list: gap sweater dress, max studio skirt (thrifted), limited sweater, london fog boots, thrifted satchel, faux fur hat from the market and cafe out in the country where my friends moved to, and vintage faux fur (ebay)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

brunette bangs

I got bored again and dyed my hair dark chocolate brown and cut some blunt bangs. I'm really happy with it and even went to get my blonde eyebrows and eyelashes tinted for the first time. The eyebrows turned out awesome. I've never been able to see them before just the powder shadow I fill them in with. I was hoping having tinted eyelashes would mean no more mascara...not really the case. Without makeup you can see all the way to the tips of my lashes now but they aren't black enough for me personally not to wear mascara. Either way I still feel like it was a worthwhile investment.

Today's list: tibi crochet dress, dvf leggings, ysl bag, balenciaga sunglasses

Friday, November 19, 2010

What to do with an old frame

I have a tendency to save things. Call me a hoarder if you want, but as an artist, I feel like there will be a use for everything. Today I realized that I had enough postcards to hang them together... so the use for this frame finally became apparent. I took eyelet screws from a regular picture framing kit and hung string between them in three rows. Then paperclipped the postcards to the string, simple right?! I already have plans to buy some regular closepins to hang watercolors in the same manner to even larger frames I've been keeping on my balcony for two years while I thought of a reason to use them. Hoarder maybe, but I'm glad now I kept them!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I recently bought a couple sally henson nail art pens, then went back and bought a couple more. They are so much fun! These horrible pics are of an Indian inspired design and a nail corset design I did recently. Maybe because of the daily nail, but I am recently much more interested in playing with nail polishes. Did you hear that American Apparel just added 12 new colors! I want them all! Especially Hunter and Manilla. They are 3 free like Butter London but half the price. Too bad you can't mix and match the 7-packs. Every one of them have at least one color I don't want.

Today's list: Ben Sherman pants, thrift store sweater, steve madden shoes, banana republic chain top, scarf bought in a tibetan store in Denver, ysl bag, and prada glasses.
Which reminds me, they help me to see my computer but at the end of the day I get a headache. Is there an adjustment period when you first wear glasses after your eyes have been straining or do I have the wrong rx...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

a turn for the dramatic

I decided to go much darker and redder for winter. What do you think?

Today's list: br dress and cardigan, lna leggings, gap shoes, matt and nat bag, chloe shades

long time, no see

This outfit was from a few weeks ago. I haven't had enough time to post lately. I'll try harder.

Today's list: aiko hoodie, gap capris, toms shoes, 7 for all mankind top, ysl easy patent bag, prada shades

Monday, November 1, 2010

and the winner is....

#1. toesthattwinkle is the winner of an adorable vintage coach bag, butter london polish, and other goodies!!!!!!!

thanks for entering everyone!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

vintage coach giveaway!

Quick reminder my anniversary giveaway is almost up, you have till midnight Oct 31st to enter here

I NEED these

One of the best examples of design meets fashion, these sunglasses. They are created by Samal Design in Paris and are not yet in production; which is probably a good thing till I have some expendable income. See more designs at There are other styles meant to look like giant pixelated glasses and multi-faceted acetates, but these by far are my favs. (all images copyright Samal Design)

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I love the print on this dress. T-bags has such a knack for fun prints!

Today's list:
t-bags dress, banana republic cardigan, vintage necklace, miu miu bag, tom ford sunglasses

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Every time I try to dye my hair bright red it comes out the same color as when I use a dark brown.. hmph. Auburn it is I guess.

Today's list: gyspy 05 dress, banana republic tank and cardigan, french connection sunglasses, prada bag, new shoes from scarpasa reward!

street art addiction

My friends know I have always been fascinated with graffiti, not just tagging, but huge murals and train art really speak to me. This comes partly from loving colorful art and design, my previous years in Richmond (full of trains and all my friends were spray painting them), and my boyfriend's love of all street and urban culture. I don't usually do this but I thought I would share my new favorite artist's work with you. I know already that his use of bright, beautiful colors and organic patterns will influence my design work. I love stencil work like that of Banksy and plenty other street artists, but this guys addition of color is unreal. It speaks to street culture as well as reflects his home of Bogata, Columbia. I introduce you to Stinkfish...

Monday, August 30, 2010


yes, more paintings by me. this time watercolors.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

holy anniversary!

I just realized that my 1 year blog-iversary came and went. My first post was August 12th of last year. So to celebrate I am holding a giveaway of one of my collected bags. This is a brown vintage coach bag with long strap, perfect to wear cross-body. There's yankee candles in one of the freshest scents and butter london nail polish in Pearly Queen. I will have a couple other surprise goodies inside. To enter you must be in the continental US and be following this blog and leave a comment on this post. A winner will be chosen November 1st, 2010. A comment post number will be picked randomly by using
Good Luck!

pet portraits

Hi everyone, thought I would share my pet portraits of late. Not great photos but if you are interested most sizes are between 150 and $200. Email me for more info. thanks!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Just some of my recent acrylic paintings. I've been in a skull mood lately apparently.