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

Goodwill Hunting

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I went to Goodwill to initially look for some long ankle length skirts for my mission trip to Haiti coming up in February and along with 5 or 6 amazing and comfy old skirts I found two really handy tops for the rest of winter and the coming of spring!

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Protect Good Gerald.

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So, now that I have a nice camera in my care, I need some good protection to keep him safe, dont I? I have an old camcorder case that is pretty large and does nicely! Although its a bit old and nothing special.. I do have a nice little lens case that zips nice and cozy around the old Canon lens. But now I almost just want one of those old Kodak leather bags just to have! I found a few pictures online via Google and Stylehive.

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See below (left), this is what Im talking about. This is an old Leather Kodak colorburst camera holder. The camera that goes inside looks similar to a Polaroid.

Heres another from Style Hive:

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This one is just vintage in general, and its so cute! This is the one place (leather bags in general) where grandma-tan works. NOT on my new Honda Civic.

But whether sporty or vintage, Ive got to get a new and updated one soon! Any suggestions [other than Murphy’s Camera Shop]?

Heres another Colorbust that is similar to the one above.

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This one is via Etsy!

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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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Featured:

→Featured Content This Week!←

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 → Women’s → 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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'We are all worms, but I believe I am a glow worm.'

-Winston Churchill

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