Friday, January 23, 2009

Rodney Smith, fashion photographer.

Have I ever mentioned how in love I am with Rodney Smith's photography?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Presidential Interior Designer.

Word on the wire is that newly inaugurated President Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle, selected Michael Smith to be the newest decorator of 1600 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Decorating the almost cavernous 55,000 square feet of the White House is daunting to any designer, but we have faith in Mr. Smith as he his renowned for turning almost awkward spaces into something comfortable, intimate, elegant, and functional. Like the new presidential family, their palatial rooms should be a breath of fresh air.

Here are the top 10 favorite rooms decorated by Michael Smith, then you'll get an idea why the Obamas selected who they did.

I truly can not wait to see the end product, I can only imagine what ideas he has cooking in that fantastic mind of his.
PS: I got these images from my favorite magazine of all time, Domino.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Witches and Androgyny?

Now, I was laying in bed with my laptop thinking of something to do (procrastinating more like) before I had to haul my ass out of bed and get ready for work. I came across The Sartorialist's blog because I'm a fashion addict, admittedly, and saw these two outfits. Both of which I'd definately wear because they're fashionable, for one, and just a wee bit quirky. You'll see what I mean...

The last one is most certainly a guy's "ensemble", but cant you see where a girl could take his place? It's borderline masculine/feminine. The only thing necessary to push it right over the edge is a woman in place of the man. Also maybe a minor adjustment to the shoes, but really... Can't you see where I'm headed here?

The first, I'm in love with because of the colors, textures and creative genius behind it all. The striped mustard and chocolate brown tights give it a "witchy" aura which, to me, is something so wonderfully perfect for not only an autumn colored ensemble but an autumnal outfit period.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I was so excited I got to see some snow this winter. It, in all seriousness, has been way too long. The good thing about Arizona is you can live in the valley and it be a sunny 66 degrees, then drive 2 hours north and have it be a sunny 36 degrees with 3-4 feet of snow in some places.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I just got home from work an hour ago and I was brushing my teeth. No one else was home and I heard someone whistling a jaunty tune. I say "jaunty" because there were actual notes to it, not just wind somehow sounding reminiscent of an irish jig or something, but an actual tune.

it. freaked. me. out.

my favorite postsecrets this week:

I chopped it off.

I got my hair cut the other day, haha I almost cried (again). But the hair stylist Devon was fantastic and did an amazing job. He's my new best friend, mhm.
-- Thats a pic of it right there. I'm at my parents house :) oh, and excuse the pixellation, I took the photo with my phone and my hand was shaky.

On another note, I took Bex's helpful opinion and started the process of purchasing the Audrey bed set I had mentioned earlier. I got a few of the sheets the other day and they are absolutely fabulous! Slowly but surely I'll be amassing the entire collection. The entire set is around $600 I think. So yeah, its definately going to be "slowly but surely".

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

new bed/room?

I dont know if I was excited enough to tell everyone but I finally got a new bed over christmas. It was a seriously smashing deal, a queen memory foam mattress and matching boxspring for $880. But since I didnt have anything that would fit a queen previously, I've been using my parents' old sheets from when they had a queen.
So I did some looking around, put my feelers out and I found this great site called Blissliving Home and found some fantastic bed sets and accessories. I saw 3 I really liked but havent been able to make up my mind which one I want to get. Here are the 3:

The Max Peacock:
The Max Purple:

The Audrey:

Friday, January 2, 2009

In one word,

my new years eve was uneventful, definately enjoyable, but uneventful. I just hung out with two of my best friends at her new house, helped her hook up her new TV and DVD player, then watched movies and ate extremely fattening sweets all night. We listened to music and danced around the house, spent a couple hours baking those extremely fattening sweets, then plopped our collective asses in front of the TV once we figured out how to get it to work.

I was really glad I didnt go to any of the parties I'd heard about. Everyone's status on facebook the next morning read something similar to, "ughh..NYE '09 kicked my ass...sooohungover. Peace out '08, take my migrane with you." I also heard that Mill Ave's block party had over 100,000 people. Yeah, no thanks...I also thought that a $20 cover to get into the party + $20 cover to get into any restaurant + $30 cover to get into bars was a little outrageous. I'm sorry, I have better things to spend my money on, things that will last longer than one night.