Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nobody Tells This to People Who Are Beginners

On the verge of one of the bigger birthdays in my short life, I am making a list, not on paper - more so in my head, of things that are important to me.  I couldn't have thought of this list a year ago, and I will probably keep adding to it as more time passes.  But, I just thought I'd share this (completely UNcheesy) little thing I found with you...  Enjoy.

Love you, mean it


advice given by Nellie Windmill

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Of a Kind

Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything or just maybe looking for something a little more unique?  Let me give you the gift of "Of a Kind."  OAK is an online store that selects a new artist each week to sell a limited edition product through OAK.

"Each week, we select one designer whose work we love to feature on the site. We share a series of stories about that designer—inspirations, personal life, taste, training, you name it—along with a limited-edition piece designed exclusively for Of a Kind... Editions range in size from five to 50 pieces, and each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity that’s signed and numbered by the designer. You can display it proudly wherever you wish."

Here are some of my favorites:

For Her:

For Him:

For the One Who Has EVERYTHING:

Check out more here.

Love you, mean it


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

birthday dress.. or holiday if you'd prefer...

When searching for the perfect birthday dress I've been peeping a few places - but one of my favorites is always the runway.  A girl can dream can't she??  And as always - I check YSL first.  Wouldn't that last black sparkle drop neckline dress be perfect for a birthday?

This past November marked 50 years of the YSL brand. Even though the man himself did not live to see the brand's birthday - his husband Pierre BergĂ© did.  Divorced in 1976, they were re-joined in a civil union in Paris (a Pacte civil de solidaritĂ©) a few days before the designer died in June, 2008 (New York Times).

Being unable to afford an actual dress by the late designer my pursuit goes on...

Love you, mean it


R.I.P. YSL illustration done by Sophie Stephens