Monday, February 28, 2011

Boho Chic - done with strategic layering

All over the runway and the streets of NYC is a style easily called Boho (or Grandma) chic. In the colder months it consists of artfully layering on pieces in a way that might look haphazard but in reality shows a clever mixing of patterns or textures. The key is to keep them fitted enough not to overwhelm your frame...not always as easy as it looks but utterly arresting when it works.

Shabby Apple Giveaway!

** Update: Lisa Mende, you are the Winner! Congrats **
It's Monday, and you know what that means! Today's giveaway is hosted by Shabby Apple, a wonderful place to shop for clothing, jewelry and accessories! One lucky reader will win this Ultra comfortable and Ultra Girly dress - Le Coeur. It lies somewhere right in between "favorite t-shirt"and "darling cupcake."
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Monday Inspiration

I want a cool corner just like this... Happy Monday!
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt
photo: pinterest
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Self Portrait Sunday

Not really a self-portrait but I'm still sorting through all the fashion week pix and decided to put up this one of me with my friend River going between the Jeremy Scott after party and Southside Lounge. I'm wearing D&G jeans I bought 10 years ago in Rome, and they're like 3 times too big but were the last pair in the store and I was in love with them...and I guess too big is better than too small because I can actually wear them! But I am completely in love with the jacket which is a great label called Red Mutha that creates customized recycled jackets out of Brighton, UK but which you can get at Any Old Iron, my dear friend Andrew's store on the Lower East Side.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Shaved sides still going strong

If they made a new Star Wars movie and Rick Owens was the costume designer maybe the end result would be something like this.

Best of the Week on BB&B and the 83rd Academy Awards

I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I will be glued to the Academy Awards tomorrow night ~ who are your favorite picks?
oscar poster
Here is a re-cap of the week on BB&B in case you missed it.

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Fashion Update with Stripes for Spring 2011
and for this week's Interior Design post: Beautiful Living Room Decorating
popcorn and the oscars
photo: pinterest
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Bright Finds: Canon EOS Rebel Camera

Today's Bright Find is the Canon EOS Rebel camera. If I could give Etsy Shop owners only 1 tip for success, it would be to "take great photos". If you have a wonderful product, but the photos do not show them well, you will not sell. It's just that simple. It is also just as important as a blogger to capture good quality shots.
Invest in a good quality camera if you are serious about growing your business. I love my Canon because it takes wonderful interior shots even with low lighting.
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose at NYFW with dapper dandy Guerre

Rarely do you find people at fashion week who are so delightful and fun to photograph. Guerre, of Swagger 360 and celebrity stylist June Ambrose are two who refuse to take themselves too seriously while still maintaining serious style!

June looks classically elegant in a '40s style suit and turban.
Dignified and dapper –with great blue shoes!
Close up details of Guerre's suit.

Beautiful Living Room Decorating

I find that people want to decorate their living room more than any other room in their home. This is where we gather, entertain, and live. I have a few photos of what I would like my living room to look like one day for inspiration... gorgeous chandeliers, large abstract art, cool coffee tables, decorative pillows and lots of built in bookshelves... Happy Friday!
Interior Design: Go Geometrical
photo links:pinterest
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Time for Some Link Love

just because :)

I want this chic umbrella
the colour issue from ideal home
I love pink roses, this comfy outfit and this denim dress
Congrats Lauren, very exciting news!
cool collections.. but and organizing tip of the week, let go of one item
and a fun guilty pleasure post... what's yours?
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{photo: pinterest}

Fur gone freaky: in living color & head-to-toe


...and if you have an issue with fur, check out this video where Richard Renda of and kinda the King of all the pit photographers explains how HIS fur is actually an animal rescue...

Social Networking and Exciting Opportunity

Bright Bold and Beautiful is a place to find out what is new in art, fashion, and design. It is also a place to form relationships, work together and learn from each other. When I learn about something exciting and new, I want to share it with you. I have several great opportunities right now, so here is a re-cap.
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Fashion Update: Stripes for Spring 2011

Love this Ellen Moss Khloe Striped Tank in spice red and heather gray. So fun, now we just need the weather to cooperate!
And check out the adorable Ellen Moss Khloe Striped Dress too!
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

NYFW trend - feathers reigned, especially in Black

Feathers were EVERYWHERE. Whether it was the influence of Rodarte or the Black Swan je ne sais pas de tout, but let me tell you  that literally every show had someone showing their own twist to the feather trend. I have to say that I think jackets in general were more successful than skirts. The skirts tended to be short and unless the wearer was very tall and thin the look was less than flattering. (hence no photos!)

How to Choose a Paint Color

Why is it so hard to choose a paint color for your room? Probably because there are more choices than ever now.
paint color
I put together a list of resources to better help you make your decision.
How to pick paint via Real Simple
Martha Stewart - Choosing a Paint Color
25 things to know about paint via Better Homes and Gardens
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Fashion Update : Jonathan Saunders Fall 2011

I know... I know it's still cold outside and we are waiting for warmer weather. But, take a sneak peek into the Jonathan Saunders Fall 2011 collection... I am loving the mix matched colors with the coordinating patterns... a fun colorblocking trend. Stunning!
mix match - Fall 2011 Sneak Peek
photo via Jonathan Saunders via the Sartorialist
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