Tuesday, August 30, 2011

THE MAGIC GARDEN AFTER THE STORM

This post is dedicated to my sister, "Kix".  Her creativity, passion and green thumb makes this a truly magical garden. Love ya "Twitty"!







































I hope that you're all safe after the storm.
See you soon!

Friday, August 26, 2011

WORLD STREETERS

I created a collage of summer street fashions 2011 from all over the world to remind everyone that we share the same planet.  Here's to peace, tolerance and beauty...
*photos from Vogue.com

Thursday, August 25, 2011

COLOR OF THE MOMENT

SHOES FROM CHEAPIE TO CHA-CHING




A little Shoe game, anyone?
Scroll down to the end of the post for the answers.





Can you guess which of these animal print flats is the cheapie at less than 20 bucks, which is around $100.00 and which is the cha-ching for over $500.00?



Which of these blue suede pumps is the cheapie at less than 25 bucks, which is around $100.00 and which is the ching for over $1000.00?







Which of these fall boots is the cheapie at around 30 bucks, which is about $500.00 and which is the ching at over $1000.00?
  Here is the Most Expensive Shoe in the World made from 30 carats of diamonds and solid gold. Price of shoe: $235,000.  Umm, not even if I could.



*ANSWERS TO THE SHOE GAME

Animal Print Flats
The first one is the ching (Salvatore Ferragamo at $550.00)
The the second one the mid-priced one (Zara's at 89.90)
The third one is the cheapie (Forever 21 at $18.80)

Blue Suede Pumps
The first one is the cheapie is (Forever 21 at $22.80)
The second one is the ching (Alexander McQueen at $1195.00)
The third one is the mid-priced one (Zara's at $109.00)

Boots
The first one is the mid-priced one (Neiman Marcus at $535.00)
 The second one is the ching (Guiseppe Zanotti at $1255.50)
The third one is the cheapie (Forever 21 at 35.80)

See you soon!

Monday, August 22, 2011

THE NEW INDIE ROCK STARS

Here are a few new artists that I love.  You may recognize their influences but they each have a unique sound that is refreshing.

Enjoy!


White Denim from Austin, TX if you're feeling laid back.



















Julianna Barwick from Louisiana if you dream of heavenly voices and experimental soundscapes.














The Felice Brothers from the Catskills in NY if dig the folky, earthy, Americana sounds..












http://youtu.be/JYoJimU0bhQ
Lia Ices from New York if you're not afraid of  haunting but beautiful sounds.



















Treetop Players from London if you want to hear a band that will transport you to another place and time.















How to look like an Indie Rock Star (men)

Jeans (Levis 527 Boot Cut)





Boots (Aldo)



Understated but still interesting T-shirt (http://www.cafepress.com/)
Hat (Miller)

*Some tips to keep in mind..your hair shouldn't look too clean but it shouldn't look like an oil slick either.
Either wash it less frequently or use Dirt by Jonathan. (http://www.sephora.com/)  It'll  make your hair look like you haven't washed it in a few days.
Shower daily, though!










How to look like an Indie Rock Star (women)



A flowy hat (off the runway)
A pretty Dress http://www.modcloth.com/

A Canvas Handbag http://www.modcloth.com/







The "I'm naturally pretty" look  is important here, so opt for a clear but shiny lip treatment like Rosebud Salve. (This stuff multi-tasks as a cuticle cream and hair tamer..love it!)

Fake your "no makeup look" with a Tinted Moisturizer like Laura Mercier spf 20, a hint of Blush like Tarte Cheek Stain, Black Argan Mascara by Josie Maran.  If you need a little exta concealing try Smashbox Concealer Stick.  It's oil-free so you can use it on a blemish or under your eyes!
*Always use a good sunblock like SuperGoop.


All products available on http://www.sephora.com/


See you soon Rock Stars!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

IT'S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL

The beautiful sound of busking at Times Square.


Michael was born in D.R. but now lives in The Bronx...his Shirt is from H&M, Jeans are American Eagle, Shoes are Aldo and Specs are from Armani.
What's he listening to on his I-pod? "Hurricane" by 30 seconds to Mars.  Yes, I'm also a Jared Leto fan..      http://youtu.be/3RLwuDQSkDI
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Paulina is as pretty as a picture in her Polka Dot Dress from Bolton's and Red Slingback's from BCBG.


Originally from Poland, she now calls New York her home. Thanks for making our city even more beautiful!  She's wearing Sephora's long-wearing lipstain in RED, ofcourse!


This girl is from Barcelona but now lives here in NYC. She fits right into our Fashion Capital of the World!



Ingrid's top is American Apparel, pants are Screaming Mimi's Vintage and Aldo Platform Shoes.

Gorgeous Dean is from the Sunshine State but is now living in NYC and working for Lorac Cosmetics.  His tank and shirt are H&M...pants Zara.


Regenna is rocking a top and pants from H&M. 

Originally from Baltimore and now a proud New Yorker!

I love her natural hair...she said it took her hours to do the twists!  Some things are worth the effort!  Gorgeous, girl!




I love running into people I know on the street...Maxim Bashchenko is an up-and -coming photographer originally from Russia and now Brooklyn baby..I've had the pleasure of working with him on several occasions.

How does it feel to be on the other side of the camera, Max?

Max's shirt is from Old Navy and Jeans are Levis.




Photo Maxim Bashchenko
Makeup Denise Gvardian
Hair Alessandra Paez