Monday, March 28, 2011

Alexa's Celebrations

Check out this behind the scenes video of Alexa Cheung's Superga Centennial Anniversary Campaign Shoot. This girl is so effortlessly cool. Why did MTV cancel her show again?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Pug Love for the Day

Thanks to Mike Colicchio and Kara Forbis for sharing this picture.

Also, Mini-Giraffes.

Yet another reason why I love advertising!

If only these little guys were real.

It's Friday!

And no, I'm not going to re-post the Rebecca Black video that is currently playing on repeat in my head. Instead, I'll share this amazing link care of my friend Mike Herman.

Dear Blank Please Blank

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hello, Hot Pink.

Spring is officially here... with hints of hot pink!

Hot pink pants. Photograph by Amy Neunsinger via Sarah Klassan- Haute Design
Nike Liberty Line Floral Prints via Refinery 29

Flower Basket from Beg Bycicles via Design*Sponge

Beautiful bathtub via Sarah Klassan - Haute Design

Pretty in Pink Ballet via ohhellofriend

Liz Love

RIP Liz Taylor
Your grace and beauty will forever be remembered.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Quirk Gallery (Richmond, VA)
Art work, knickknacks and gifts... all complete with a slight hint of quirkiness.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sloane Crosley - Perfecting the Art of Witty Prose

There comes a time in all of our lives when we sit back and realize that there is someone out there in the world who is just like us. This thought came to me while I was reading I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley. Exactly, who is this Sloane person and why do we share such a similar outlook on the ridiculousness of our daily lives? Sloane's writing style, which channels that of David Sedaris, perfectly articulates her fumbling experiences as a young woman living in New York City. Like Sedaris, Sloane's stories of her middle-class suburban upbringing are so genuinely personal that they're ironically relatable. This book along with her second essay series How Did You Get This Number? will leave you saying, "I've totally been there." And if not, they'll leave you wishing that you had been.

Look Alikes

I bought this striped, cropped blazer a few weeks ago from a thrift shop while visiting a friend in Georgetown.

Then, I spotted this look on We Heart It.

What a great find for spring! Now I know exactly how I'd like to accessorize.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

SXSW 2011

Although I wasn't physically at the SXSW Music Festival this year, I was there in spirit. And thanks to today's super awesome technology (i.e. NPR's iPhone app and Sirius XMU's Live Broadcast, among others) I was able to hear performances from some of my favorite bands, all streaming live from Austin, TX.

Here's a list of the shows I wish I'd seen:

The Strokes. Free show with fireworks. Auditorium Shores Stage.

Wild Flag. Parish.

Jack White. His own, Third Man Rolling Record Shop.

TV on the Radio. Spin Magazine's party. Stubb's BBQ.

Fitz & the Tantrums. Lance Armstrong's bike shop, Mellow Johnny's.

Tennis. Club de Ville.

Toro y Moi. 512 Rooftop.

The Head and the Heart. Antone's.

Friendly Fires & The Hood Internet. The Mohawk.

Superhumanoids. Victorian Room at the Driskill.

Papercuts. Red 7 Patio.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For Japan with Love

Friday, March 18th is the Blogger's Day of Silence. The ladies of Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours have teamed up with Shelter Box to help raise funds for the relief efforts in Japan and have created For Japan with Love. Tomorrow, participating bloggers will not post throughout the day, but instead, take that time to reflect and remember those who lost their lives in the tsunami. If you'd like to help, For Japan with Love and Shelter Box are both accepting donations. Give what you can and don't forget to spread the word!

The Head and the Heart

Because of my undying affection for folk music and current love for bands like Mumford & Sons, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes and The Avett Brothers, my good friend Laura recommended that I listen to The Head and the Heart. I fell in love immediately! She made me a mixed CD (yes, that's right, a CD) and I've been playing on repeat in my car for a while now. I can't stop listening to their twangy instruments, passionate lyrics and harmonic sounds. And not only is their music lovely, the band members are all pretty attractive themselves. They're a Seattle based band but a few of the members are actually from my hometown of Richmond, VA. Here's hoping they come back and pay us a visit soon, I'm long overdue for a great live show.

image sources: Ben Blood, SeattleMet, SSG Music

Bangin' Bangs

I've had the same long hairstyle for quite some time now. I'd love to do something different but most short styles look terrible on me. I've already got the "ombre" (so hot right now) wavy style thing going on and I'm thinking straight bangs might be a fun look for the spring. Light and playful. Nothing too serious. And paired with my wide framed glasses, it could be a really cute look. What do y'all think?

Revolve "City Scape" Photoshoot via Studded Hearts

Rachel Bilson via Studded Hearts

Natalie Suarez from Natalie Off Duty

Spring Cleaning - For Your Desktop

We could all use a little organization in our lives. Lord knows, I could. Which is why I love this newly designed desktop organizer from IKEA. The e-Folder design resembles an actual, real-life storage unit. Now, your desktop can look just as stylish as a room in your own house - sleek, compact and clutter free!

download here
compatible with both Macs and PCs

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Celebrating St. Patty's Day with Shades of Green

Mint Sweater via InStyle

Bonsai Tree Water Color via The Joy of Color
*Proceeds from this painting will help relief efforts in Japan.

image source: unknown


So sorry that my posts have been more infrequent than usual. Work, catching up with friends and training for a 10K have kept me busy over the past few weeks. But I must mention, a Caribbean cruise is also to blame. That's right. I just got back from a 5-day cruise with my co-workers at Madison+Main. Our awesome boss graciously took all 12 of us on a cruise to Key West and Cozumel. It was a nice break and an even better sneak peak at the warm weather I've been so drastically craving! Spring, where the heck are you?!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Man Repeller

Some women dress for men. And some women dress for women. Well, not to attract other women, per say, but to impress them. In other words, women who dress from women are really dressing for fashion.

Sorry to break it to you guys, but heram pants weren’t meant to give off the illusion of curves. They weren’t meant to “invite you in.” And they certainly weren’t meant to encourage any and all MC Hammer renditions from you and your friends. They’re a trend. Bottom line. Deal with it.

And while you might question the intention behind these oddly shaped trousers, they were never meant to offend you. Or were they?

My friend Ann Kamps recently introduced me to The Man Repeller, a hilarious “anti-fashion” blog that highlights the good, the bad and the ugly trends in fashion. Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller herself, sees no need to let a man stand in the way of her good fashion sense. Obsessed with high fashion trends, Leandra constitutes any of the following as “man repelling” material - “harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls (see: human repelling), shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.”

Is there such a thing as The Woman Attractor? Because I think I’ve just found my soul mate. Okay, not quite, but her incredible fashion sense is precisely on par with mine and I too have been questioned several times about my choice ensembles. “Did you borrow that jacket from an Elvis Impersonator’s closet?”, “That black dress you’re wearing makes you look like a Catholic Priest.” Man repelling worthy? You betcha.