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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New and Old.
I love love love these two Italian properties thought i would give you a passport for inspiration...enjoy

I love the way the tile detail creates a visual map of the space. With such high ceilings the space would feel vacant and the weight of the low couch would anchors the eye to bottom of the room. I amusing this same effect in a bathroom redo where the room is narrow but the ceiling is super high.

Using tiles as area rugs to define a space is great idea. Without disrupting the flow of space the colorful patterns create a movement to the space.

Then there is the Classic Italian style: a mix of rustic and regal, draping fabrics and Tuscan colors.

I love baskets hanging in a kitchen and the beautiful brick tiled floors are gorgeous

Notice the ceilings with the exposed beams and the heavy plaster on the walls...both of these design inspirations can be highlighted in different genres of interiors.

Enjoy...i did.

Friday, March 12, 2010


I dedicate this post to all those that believe in celebrating their "MUCHNESS" wink* to ms. ns

As spring approaches a restless rumble is growing with in me (and no its not still eating like winter fat will cut my gas heating bill) It is the urge to recreate oneself to re-dress our naked limbs with new leaves and looks...and i must say people.... i am feeling a little much.

Here is my nod to others not afraid to give it all they got...


I love this book it recognizes the gentlemen of Bacongo Africa. These men keep it fresh and clean everyday, no matter the temp. The images in this book are captured in such a pure and bold manner that the personalities of the gentlemen emerge from the page.

The arrival of the French and Belgians to the Congo, at the beginning of the 20th Century, brought along the myth of Parisian elegance among the Congolese youth working for the colonialists. In 1922, G.A. Matsoua was the first ever Congolese to return from Paris fully clad as an authentic French gentleman, which caused great uproar and much admiration amongst his fellow countrymen. He was the first Grand Sapeur. The Sapeurs today belong to Le SAPE (Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes) - one of the world s most exclusive clubs. Members have their own code of honour, codes of professional conduct and strict notions of morality. It is a world within a world within a city. Respected and admired in their communities, today s sapeurs see themselves as artists. Each one has his own repertoire of gestures that distinguishes him from the others. They are also after their own great dream: to travel to Paris and to return to Bacongo as lords of elegance. Designer brands of suits and accessories are of the utmost importance to Sapeurs - Pierre Cardin, Roberto Cavalli, Dior,Fendi, Gaultier, Gucci, Issey Miyake, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent,Versace, Yohji Yamamoto are their patron saints.

Spring for me will be: bold silohuettes, Graphic Black and Whites, Coral nails and lips, Purple, and Turquoise, ethnic prints and "new urban" style, boyfriend jeans, denim leggings, sexy lace and shirtdresses
United Nude
Rio Fashion Week

Video Phone video
Tart deco by Essie
Louis GrayGivenchy
aquilano rimondiViktor&Rolf
my chic is bad video



Wikipedia states:

“Fashion victim is a term – claimed to have been coined by Oscar de la Renta – that is used to identify a person who is unable to identify commonly recognized boundaries of style.”

When it all goes to far....


Nominate your fashion victim....

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I took these pictures on my last trip to DR. I visited a Haitian refugee camp and fell in love with the courage and determination of the survivors. I will post a blog of all my pics soon...

A way for everyone to help, is to spend wisely. I have selected some amazing pieces from designers that are donating percentages of their proceeds to Haiti Relief.

Jennifer Behr donating 20% of sales

Uncommon has created a special collection of iPhone cases to aid in earthquake relief efforts. Uncommon's Haiti Relief Collection consists of six protective cases for the iPhone 3G, and 100% of profits will be donated directly to the American Red Cross.

For the next 30 days, 10% of all proceeds from the sale of The Scent of Peace, Bond No. 9's bestselling perfume, will be donated to The American Red Cross.

I'm head over heels with Dara Ettinger's gold dipped precious stone rings and sliced quartz gold bracelets.

Kooba donating proceeds from online sales

ADAM- The company is donating 20% of all full-priced sales online and in stores through January 22nd to the Red Cross for Haiti relief support.

I choose this Adam dome grommet detailed mini. Its so luxurious paired with the below flips and a silk tank and gold necklace.

I realllllllly want this dress!!!!!!!! it would be my spring go to, get em girl dress...with sandals or heels...

I love these sliced yellow and black diamonds I think every woman should have a right hand power ring. Its a reminder of your own strength. Make it worth something and promise to always love yourself.

Melissa Joy Manning- 10% of all online sales from January 1st to March 30th to the Red Cross.

DANNIJO- a portion of online sales will be donated to the Red Cross.

Havaianas will give 30% of the proceeds from the sale of the "Little Bird" sandals on to the Red Cross

Designers that are donating: Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Bochic,Judith Leiber, MAC Cosmetics, K.I.D.S,Jockey, apparel from Haddad Brands, Gerber Childrenswear, Kahn Lucas, World Team Tennis and LT Apparel, shoes from UGG Australia, water and nutrition bars from Vitamin Shoppe, and diapers from Toys"R"Us. Tyte, eBay


Action Against Hunger, 877-777-1420
American Red Cross, 800-733-2767
AmeriCares, 800-486-4357
Beyond Borders, 866-424-8403
Catholic Relief Services, 800-736-3467
Concern Worldwide, 212-557-8000
Doctors Without Borders, 888-392-0392
The Salvation Army, 800-725-2769
Save the Children, 800-728-3843
UNICEF, 800-367-5437