Monday, June 18, 2012

Pamela Love aka Jewelry Genius

It is not a secret that I am beyond obsessed with Pamela Love's work. Ever since I laid eyes on this ring a year and a half ago I haven't been able to stop lusting after every piece of work this woman creates. My collection has grown quite impressively since that initial spotting as well, but what can I say, I have a weak spot in my heart for scary-chic talons, dagger rosaries, and rings that toe the thin line between jewelry and weapons. Her pieces are all eye-catching and conversation-starting and each one passes through her hands in her Manhattan studio, which only adds to their coolness factor


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I'm baaaack

After a 21 month long hiatus I am back in blogging action. This actually feels a little weird, like I'm running into an old good friend that I haven't seen/spoken to in a long time. Really nice, yet a bit awkward at the same time.

So what has happened in the past 2 years of my life? Strangely, not much. I was reading past posts and have come to the pretty sad conclusion that I am essentially in the same place I was 2 years ago, not physically, of course, because now I'm living in Chicago instead of Madison. But definitely the same place in every other aspect of my life. Which is... nowhere. I'm still working well past what would be considered healthy (between my full time and part time job, I have off two days per month, yes you read that correctly). I still do not have a smidgen of an idea of what I want to do with my life, or where I want to spend my life, or who I am as a person for that matter. It's a very frustrating place to be in. Which brings me to why I'm blogging again!

Lately I have really started to reflect on what has made me the happiest during the course of my life, and blogging made that list! Along with hot yoga, jewelry making, and reading books. So I am going to start doing all of these things again. Not with the same intensity and vigor that I have in the past because I think that is what burned me out and made me quit each one eventually.

Anyways, I'll have a real post soon, one that isn't laden with semi-angsty emotions and full of my real love and the reason this blog was created in the first place... fashion!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

a monochromatic masterpiece

It's been much too long since I've last posted, but this stuff is too good not to post.

So we all know it's that time of year again. NYFW and the SS10 collections are hitting the runway. I think I found my favorite.... Doo.Ri delivered a monochromatic collection consisting of primarily ivories and whites sprinkled with some pale blues and pale yellows. Despite the fact that not much color is in the collection the use of textures and layering made this collection an interesting one. I loved so many of the outfits that I couldn't narrow it down to any less than 14 looks, however there are 30 looks total so click here to view the rest of the show!!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

where did the summer go?

It's hard to believe that it is already September. I feel like just yesterday I was anxiously preparing for a summer in New York City and eagerly looking forward to a family vacation in Hawaii when I returned. And now all of that has come and gone and I have one day, ONE MEASLEY day left until my last school years ever begins. I went to get books today and I was looking around and everyone around me looked so young, like babies. It was so strange. I just kept wondering when I got so old?

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juliette crane

My good friend and manager at bop recently introduced me to a new local (as in down the street local) artist, Juliette Crane, who I promptly fell in love with. Her work consists of mixed media pieces on 8 x 8 canvases. These are painfully cute little pieces that instantly add character to any room they are placed in. The original canvas artworks are a little more expensive, but she also offers copies for $20 that can be framed and will look just as adorable. Visit her blog here. And shop your heart out here!