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We are all worms, but I believe I am a glow-worm. -Winston Churchill

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer.

I just want to suggest you check this post out! It is utterly adorable and the pictures are superb!

That is all ūüôā

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EP Tom Sawyer: Check out ZeGrizzly!

Check out these pictures and more by clicking on one of the photographs below. It will bring you over to my sister blog: ZeGrizzly.

These were taken by my friend Maxwell and his girlfriend at EP Tom Sawyer Park!

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Models In Particular

Under the case-sensitive eye of my ever watching love for model’s faces and who’s who in wonderland these days, Ive caught some glimpses of a few familiar faces who seem to come up no matter what brand you are taking a peek at! One of those many repetitive faces is that of Ginta Lapina! She is a gorgeous blonde, whom I adore. And please dont take this personally but when it comes to models I am particular about blondes. They seem to catch my¬†cynicism¬†a little too much but this cutie is beautiful no matter how you turn it and her hair just seems to be so light and delicate. All together her little hair head cant weigh more than a couple ounces!… Or so it seems.

Now tell me, is it just her who gets to have a beautiful head of hair? Is it the products, the camera, the lighting? Or, prey tell, is she just lucky like models seem to be?

Look at her hair line! Its so soft im sure its just one big feather! Its so light and ah!- okay so Im going a little insane. I always get tipped off by the most¬†prestigious¬†or at least the most¬†innovative¬†and helpful fashion blogs out there but when I might stumble across what seems to be a mighty interesting little hair ‘shpeel’ I always click out and ignore the linking! I dont know what had goten into me, I mean Im not a makeup and hair person! Thats my friend Stella’s job when we do¬†photo shoots! so I dont pay one little sinch of attention normally, but now Im sorta wishing I did¬†because¬†I want answers like heck!

All the blogs I see look helpful, but where is that ‘all-knowing’ hair blog when I need it?

I did find one though: Its called Hair Thursday. And I havent reviewed it yet, so no blames when you find out its not exactly recommendable!

Now I love it (like to the right here) when the makeup artists and hair genies braid models hair into teeny little fishtails and then continue with the grungy pattern throughout the shoot. I really do and again look how small! Half of her hair is probably wrapped up into that tiny little thing! And I know today is the day in society of becoming hair that is¬†lusciously¬†thick and like a lions mane and oh boy do I commend them on that one but really Id rather have this girl’s locks.¬†

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Rodarte vs. Temperlay

I’ve got to say, when it comes to avant garde I go crazy over Rodarte and Temperlay. I’ve already shared with you my affections for the Rodarte style via Bullett magazine and Saoirse Ronan, but let me tell you its become a bit of an obsession. ¬†I am determined to skim past Rodarte for Target because truthfully they cannot expect that to satisfy my craving. Oh but before I do tell you, I must share yet snother set of beautiful pictures of Miss Ronan below..

and she¬†definitely¬†has that look does she not? She looks like a doll. Do tell me, am I the only one who saw her grow up in a day? It seems it was only yesterday she was a young tween at the premiere for Atonement! But now? She even looks young in her latest film, but looking at her outside that glass box or ‘fourth wall‘ sort of state, she is her own person. Which only makes her characters that much more impressive. She has that ability to be transformed. Something I do believe the true and deserving actor/actress would have. Oh but my opinions of Hollywood is for another day and all that wasted impressionism and symbolic character funding, but please do remind me to post on that topic later.

My words are not enough to explain the aspirations to be this sort of person. Yes i will tell you now I am my own ametuer-local-hobbying actress of some sort and i absaloutely love it. I have dreams- like all the rest of you- and I could like and die but I will say this over and over again- if there was the choice I would not just be one of the many but look at these examples above and see how the mind can work- ah sometimes I can hardly stand to see all this. Jealousy wells up inside of me. Now I cant say Im good because, well for

Favorite contant piece of Rodarte

many reasons but you know this is just not the place- not the time and all that hoopla. [My favorite piece of Rodarte is to the right here- and please do not get me wrong I am not obsessed with Ronan. She is lovely and passionate about her wonderful career but all we humans have out marks of territory. She did just so happen to be the one wearing my favorite piece it did indeed have nothing to do with her. Oh bless her heart.]

And ah, you see, it takes no time at all to turn yet another post of mine, intending other topics, into another mural of wishful talent and of my wanton. Okay but back to the topic of Rodarte and more so this time around, Temperlay! Temperlay.. well how do I put this?

 

Temperlay is a marvelous bound of workmanship, but¬†nonetheless¬†it is not nearly as captivating to my eye and particular style as Rodarte is. Though, they have amazing taste in color, and I compliment them on their shape in detail, It is not my favorite. They have their moments- oh boy they have their moments! of capturing my eye for their unique taste- but they also have their slow times of boring ventures and their pieces sometimes tend to well look like everyone else’s designs. But like I said, and below where I’ve posted in my opinion some of their best work you can see, they have their moments of craftsmanship and fashion¬†genius¬†just like Rodarte.

And I do think it is most important to see that they are therefore capable of creating works like these.

 

 

 

 

I really think below they went a little far, sort of copy-catting Louis Vuiton this year but oh well their models are working for it.

And so ends this fashion show, so have a sunny sunday, crossing our fingers for some snow here in Louisville.

Cheeks

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Reverb Update!

 

There are always economic disadvantages in the obstacle course on our victorious parade through fashion paradise I call online shopping, but despite such, Id like to draw your attention to a few irresistible I picked out from Shop Style and Far Fetch. (Cheaper prices= Pixie Market [by slight])

Rodarte- Optic Woord Peplum Dress

This Rodarte Optic Wood Peplum is a favorite. I first spotted it in Bullett Magazine, worn by my favorite Irish actress, Saoirse Ronan.  The actress has been spotted in Rodarte many times prior, and I cant help but imagine she favors the brand.  This dress is such a beautiful design, I envy Ronan!

Ronan in Bullett

I couldnt help but notice the color choices contrary Ronan’s skin tone and hair. It compliments her whole figure very nicely and in the magazine (click above to see more) we see this peplum top paired with some high waisted trousers (another nice vice).

 

 

 

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Detail Skirt

Oh and this next one! How I love Yves Saint Laurent! Their play with style and boutique makes me lick my lips! and something about the tie in the middle of this particular piece brings it all together and sends time back to stop in the 40s yet splash a little grandmother delima inside the wear. I love the style of the peplum folds and the creasing in them as well. You can see why I might think Im in love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed this small preview

Cheeks

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Irresistible Complex

There are some things in life that will never cease to surprise me. Björk is one person I will always be fascinated with undeniably. Her style and music opens the mind of the creator and prepares him/her for their work. She has a legendary and quite envying history of work. She sang in the Radio City Music Hall back in 2001 and has been nominated and has won several different acting awards! What a full rounded career and even though her appearance in everyday society has seemed under many layers and quite scarce, I think she is a more profitable part of that previous generation that still sticks around to influence the newer artists to come.  She has a sweet disposition that she was able to flexibly bend into her different on stage additions of her person. She appears to be open minded and colorfully inventive.

But I have to say after all that and out from behind everything, even in her own creativity, she is just the cutest little thing! She is a beautiful woman and have such a unique face. Not a forgettable face [or name!] thats for sure.

 

 

 

 

 

Its hard to say she isn’t easily affecting the creative minds of today from a slightly older body, because I myself feel inspired just viewing pictures and listening to her hits. I think there is proof everywhere of rare minds like th

ese but we easily¬†dismiss¬†them as freaks or a little too out there for us. Really i¬†despise¬†this¬†attitude¬†toward¬†society’s beauties because these sorts of people are the ones we have to treasure. They are the inventive mass of today and¬†tomorrow¬†and someday it will be yesterday. She is one of those that creates the backdrop for our new invincibilities we obtained from learning from people like her. I for one do not expect everyone to agree with my opinions. I disagree largely with her point of views and some quotes she has been known for but we all are going to have to¬†disagree¬†or maybe even agree to¬†disagree¬†sometime or another. But what I think should be asked, is despite these disagreements we can¬†overcome¬†personality to see the real lessons we can learn from the given examples we have right now.

See we are not all corrupt. And might I say she is not only the vision of creative genius but she also results in many visions of fashion asperation in my opinion. I cant be her. I cannot get inside her head; but what I appear to be looking at sometimes transforms itself into what might be more celebratory after a while.

If you follow me in even the slightest, I think you might agree with me, Björk used her own unique stance and backdrops [as we should now] and created something of her own that still influences icons today. I think many people compare Nicki Minaj to to something of a legend with Lady GaGa but I disagree completely.

Yes this might be a little biased because I do not favor Minaj’s work but, like I said, we all have our tastes and I will get to that girl later- but what my words are trying to acomplish here is the fact that , despite her slightly later age and her more prior work compared to that of GaGa and Minaj, I believe the Top 10 List on iTunes, and lovers of the unique and interesting, today, have overlooked Bj√∂rk completely! Am I right?

And I will say it again: despite the discrepancy and nostalgia in my tone of hand, I think we have begged for more of what we already received back in the 70s! We start seeing musical/fashion Sherlocks of this age and think its revolutionary! When in clarity we can overlook someone who was way ahead of her time, and still is!

Might I say Madonna and Björk started this whole rampage of the strange and odd appearing uniform? But who has all the credit? Not this little princess of presence, which is something she has of ample amount.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheeks

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Featured:

‚ÜíFeatured Content This Week!‚Üź

Featured Artist (photographer) : Tim Barber [also featured on BOOOOOOOM]

Featured Designer : Fred Perry

Also Including : Updates on Books being made into movies [so read the books now!]

First order of business? Our featured Photographer whom I stole from BOOOOOOOM! He has a gifted eye, and amazing skills for an artsman [term Im trying to use more often and spread all around- note: artswoman is also appropriate for the ladies.]

His first picture, look at it closely now, Is my favorite- and Its really something is it not? I love artists who play with smoke. I admire their creative thought process- because when my creative process leads me there [to smoke] which may be often, its a scary set of tracks but as you can imagine justs make the personality of the picture boost ten fold.

found on BOOOOOOM.com

My favorite from Tim Barber

And so I wont let your anticipation waste any longer.. heres the rest:

 

I really like the idea you see off to the side here in the second picture below. Ive always wanted to put tall candles in bottles and let the wax sink down in it and pour over the sides! (I smell a DIY coming up…)

Tim Barber has a website of his own which features fashion, portrait, and personal photography of his. I really admire its style and his own completeness in his work content on the website. He is a true yet not yet found out, master at his work. His work is also featured on Tiny Vices along with other creative men and women’s work, which I highly recommend taking some time to visit (link attached to name).

And next on the list of updates is one of my favorite¬†designers! Fred Perry! He has his own website linked onto his name there, and Its by far one of the more user friendly and still very attractive set ups I have seen in a long time. To see the pictures Im about to show you, just go onto the website (linked here as well) then go to Laurel Wreath Collection¬†‚Üí Women’s¬†‚Üí Richard Nicoll.

* and also to just warn you, this is probably the most latest picture of my obsession. Its beautiful, no? I want a snood very badly! Like the one by Opening Ceremony, green, and furry, Mary Kate Olsen wore to the Metropolitan Opera. (If your actually interested in what Im talking about see picture at very end of post).

 

 

 

 

 

Oh and just to give you a little [and to spoil you, filthy and¬†rotten¬† both] I wanted to show you this sweet pic from the website advertising their children’s¬†collection. Love it. Anywho. This collection is adorable and the model that is looking so stylish is

And for those of you who have a minimalist sort of job at Starbucks, you can pick up some slightly more affordable Fred Perry wear in the women’s section.

Fred Perry Amy Winehouse Collection

Or the Amy Winehouse collection in the Women’s tab for only a tab more mula! One of my favorites for sure.

And now for that picture…

Yves Saint Laurent

The Twins in Yves Saint Laurent and to the left- the snood I want so badly.

 

Tata.

Cheeks

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A Little Style,

Via BOOOOOOOM I present to you a lovely mix of remakes via BOOOOOOOM’s remake contest.

Remakes of The Last Supper by Leonardo Divinci

By Leonardo Di Vinci

The Original

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Michael Hunter

The Last Supper by Michael Hunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Pedro Gomes

The Last Supper by Pedro Gomes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adaptions of Christina’s World by Andrew Wheth

by Andrew Wyeth

The Original

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Meg Wachter

Christina's World by Meg Wachter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remake of The Statue of Liberty By Frederic Bartholdi

by Frederic Bartholdi

The Original

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Kastanie Pestalozzi

The Statue of Liberty by Kastanie Pestalozzi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remake of A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Jatte  by Georges Seurat

by Georges Seurat

The Original

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Julian Rubel

A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Seurat by Julian Rubel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And one last one…

Remake of St Francis In Ecstasy  by Caravaggio

by Caravaggio

The Original

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Nicola Bailey

St Francis In Ecstasy by Nicola Bailey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I dont know about you, but these things crack me up!- almost as much as that whole thing about the picture of Leonardo Dicaprio photoshopped all over the internet… we will go into that later haha I cry from laughing so hard when I see those on blogs.

 

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For The Girls.

Quite literally.

Im a member on the Gilt Groupe which holds secret designer sales available for members only. The membership is free and quite worth your time. Just for a quick and easy update, they are having a Stella McCartney Intimates Sale for those of you who are members with the Gilt Groupe or those who are interested. You can click above at the brand name of right here to go!

I had to let you in on the little Internet-Sample-Sale deal! It was Stella McCartney for Pete’s Sake. And I cant withhold myself from those cute chic non padded bras.

Lovely, Is It not?

Those non padded bras really get me...

Its really quite a steal. Only 49$!

And I did promise you that following the previous post I would give you the sugar cube recipie that I recieved in my mug at the gift exchange.

Sugar Cubes

1 piece = 1/2 teaspoon of sugar:

Mix 1 cup sugar with 1 teaspoon water. Mix, mix, mix! Consistency will resemble wet sand. Press sugar/water mixture into mold firmly. Flip over and gently tap mixture into a dry, hard plat surface. Dry for at least one hour. Store in an air tight container. If you would like to color your cubes, add a few drops of food coloring to your 1 teaspoon of water.

Molds include teaspoon measuring spoon, mini ice-cube trays or candy molds.

Enjoy!

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Annie Bean

Annie Bean

The cutie!

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'We are all worms, but I believe I am a glow worm.'

-Winston Churchill

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