Friday, December 30, 2011

Florence and the Machine, "Ceremonials" Album is Fashionable Music

Dude, I know that I rave about Florence and the Machine all the time but I have been listening to their newest album NON STOP and have you checked out her gorgeous cover of the January 2012 issue of Vogue UK? I am girl crushing hard! 

Just like their first, the "Ceremonials" album does not disappoint. Not only does Flo tickle my fashion fancy but her music is something that I could listen to all day long. I am totally digging this tune (video below for your viewing pleasure) because it is passionate and the anti-pop, which frankly, I grow tired of.


What do you think of Florence and the Machine? Are you a fan yet?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

"Enjoy Being a Girl" Giveaway Winner

 I was so very happy with the response to my "Enjoy Being a Girl" giveaway! So many awesome peeps entered but alas there could be only one winner... and that was Katie from Fashion Frugality! So happy for her because she gets to partake in all of my favorite girly goods! I loved doing this giveaway so I have a sneaking feeling that there will be more in my blog's future...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Favorite Fashion Moments of 2011

There is nothing I love more than a good recap! As we near the end of 2011 and are gearing up for 2012, I would just like to revisit some of what I deemed to my favorite fashion moments of 2011. You may not agree with all of them but hey! we are all entitled to our opinions!

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Bring on the GLAM: Rose Byrne at the amfAR New York Gala in a haltered Ralph Lauren gown, Rooney Mara in Prabal Gurung at The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo NYC premiere, Jessica Biel at N.Y.C. Charity: Water event in Valentino.

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Fave Casual Looks:  Cameron Diaz looks super cute and effortless in white skinnies and black heels and shirt coming out of her NYC hotel this Summer. Hillary Duff joins 'Danskin: Move For Change' and looks ADORBS with her baby belly and still looks gorge. Kate Winslet looks so much better than I do by just throwing on a scarf and while I am jealous, I still heart her big time.

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Sophisticated and Simple: Anne Hathaway attends the "The Iron Lady" New York premiere and looks so put together with simple chic. Evan Rachel Wood at the 2011 GUCCI Awards For Women and Katie Holmes at the Jack and Jill premiere has a pop of color that make me swoon without going outside the box too much.

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Retro Chicks: Evan Rachel Wood looks like a modern day flapper at the LACMA Art + Film Gala this past November. Have I ever mentioned that I love Evan Rachel Wood? Rachel McAdams attends The Cinema Society & Thierry Mugler screening of "Midnight in Paris"has that old Hollywood kind of thing going... and Mama likes it. Scarlett Johansson at the "I Bought a Zoo" premiere has this pinup-esque look that I think is gorgeous and totally attainable. LOVED IT.

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Crushworthy Hair: Evan Rachel Wood, Emma Watson and Rose Byrne

What were your favorite fashion moments of 2011? What do you hope to see more of in 2012?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope that you and your families have a wonderful and, obviously, extremely fashionable holiday! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I am Engaged, but this won't become a Wedding Blog

So I don't know if you've heard yet... yeah, that's right, I got engaged this past weekend.  I was not expecting it at all so I am riding high on the surprise of my year and also basking in the glow of the extra attention that I am getting. As I sit and look at my ring (as shown below in a picture taken by the man, pre-proposal), I am tempted to start sharing all of my ideas and thoughts and wishes and wedding dreams in a blog post... but one blog post will turn into two, then three then four... then next thing you know, I am posting for the next year and a half with wedding updates and losing people's interest in the process. In the interest of keeping my blog going in the direction that I want (Fashion, DIY, Crafting Etc), I am going to keep my wedding oozing strictly on Pinterest (follow my boards via my sidebar) and mayhaps the occasional twitpic.

If you ever feel like I am talking too much about the impending wedding in a forum meant for fashion or crafty fun, you give me a swift kick to the head via the internets and I will surely slow my roll. I want to keep my peoples happy and continue to grow Prim and Propah as best I can! <3

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rooney Mara Hits the Fashion Scene Hard

Rooney Mara is positioned for a big career if The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo does as well as it is supposed to do (I read the books and obvi will be in line to see the movie) and with this rise to fame imminent, she is doing one heck of a job bringing a personal style to the scene with some edgy and yet almost feminine fashion statements from some heavy hitting designers.

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She looks fierce in this Prabal Gurung number from her NYC TGWTDT Premiere. While the dress has some killer angles, the sheer accents make her look elegant. Mama likes.

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At the London premiere she could have looked completely angelic in her Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown but with her blunt banks and piercing eyes, she keeps that fashion edge going by mixing sweet with sass.

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She rocked out this Roksanda Ilincic jumpsuit and Brian Atwood pumps at the movie's Stockholm premiere... guys, I am not usually a hug fan of jumpsuits but this one in navy? Hello, I think Rooney looks amazeballs.

What do you think? Can you see Rooney Mara keeping this up and becoming known for fierce style? I am curious to see her out and about to see what her personal day to day style looks like.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

What is Rihanna Thinking?

I love Rihanna as much as the next person. Hello, her song with Nicky Minaj is amazeballs but can someone please tell me what about this look is cool? This is a shot from her concert in Madrid this week and this looks to be, what? a studded/jeweled/bedazzled bikini? #1 I don't find this flattering and #2 You can look crazy without looking horrible, am I right? I have seen Rihanna look edgy and fashion forward without looking slightly deranged and kind of schlumpy... do you agree with me?And yes, it is OK to disagree with me as well.

Photo by Bauer Griffin
Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Europe

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Scarlett Johansson Looks Retro Glam

ScarJo has been on the circuit lately, promoting her new movie "I Bought a Zoo" (which I will admit, does look pretty cute) and has been looking uber retro chic! I love her hair the most, the dress and the strappy peep toe heels most definitely complete a pin up look.
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Can I create this look at home? Obviously with a little motivation you can! As far as the hair is concerned, I found this great tutorial online which can help you create the do! Clothing wise, it's totally easy to come up with your own version of her premiere look.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Good Night Gilda Equals Divine

Can I just fill you in on some of my newest crushworthy lingerie from this brand called Good Night Gilda? It's retro inspired (something you know I am always up for) and is for the fuller busted woman (hello, I am there too) which to me equals Heaven. The line is sexy without being scandalous and dare I say it, I would just want to wear this around the house... I know, I know, how very housewife of me! This stuff is gorge though, wouldn't you agree?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Brooklyn Decker makes me want Aqua and Orange

I love when a stylist puts something together that I would never have really thought to match up but once I see it. I am like "That is pure genious!" This is one of those situations. Now I don't usually pay attention to Brooklyn Decker because frankly, she hasn't really impressed me. That all changed when I saw her flowy aqua dress and orange peep toe heel ensemble at the 2011 Unicef Ball. Guys, I am smitten as a kitten with this outfit. Am I crazy or is it a really cool and attainable look?
Photos by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Girl can Dream: Coach's Blogger Bag

If you are a female blogger you have no doubt heard about the collaboration between Coach and fashion blogger, Emily Johnston of Fashion Foie Gras. You know what I am talking about, the Fashion Fois Gras Tote, the Holy Grail of handbags for busy gals on the go. I, like many of you, am quite smitten with this gorgeous bag from Coach. It's large, something I appreciate and it's got some classic detailing that is appealing to my eye. I would absolutely LOVE to have this bag in my handbag arsenal...So, what is the problem then? Gah, where am I supposed to get $600 (add that tax, girls) for bag? I just spent $600 to fix my car and I will be perfectly honest when I say, I think the car lends itself to being more useful in my daily life... dang reality checks! So for now, I will only longingly hope that someone very wealthy gifts this bag to me and in the meantime, as cheesy as it sounds, dreaming is free!

Introducing a leather-trimmed canvas collectible inspired by the transatlantic lifestyle. Co-designed by fashion blogger Emily Johnston of Fashion Foie Gras, a transplanted Southerner living in London, this generously proportioned tote is an homage to her adopted country. Labeled compartments, including two hidden in the false bottom, provide witty organization for your music,  "mobile," "treads," and "snaps."

  • Canvas with leather trim
  • Inside multifunction pockets
  • Bottom shoe and camera compartments with side zip closures
  • Zip-top closure, fabric lining
  • Handles with 8 1/2" drop Longer strap for shoulder or crossbody wear
  • 20" (L) x 14" (H) x 5 1/4" (W)
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    Obsession Alert: Hairstyles from the New Year's Eve Premiere

    Admittedly, I do not want to see New Year's Eve (the movie), at least not spend good money on it, as it will undoubtedly be a disappointment just as *Valentine's Day was. I don't know if I will ever see **New Year's Eve, in the movies or at home... But the premiere and the hairstyles at the premiere? Now that is a different story.

    The premiere was last night in Hollywood and the hair, well the hair was to die for. My top pick? Fergie. Those of you who know me, know that I absolutely despise her Dr. Pepper Cherry ads on TV (I love the soda though) and thusly have been annoyed with her for the past year or so. This all changed for me when I saw her hair last night. Blond, worn down and in retro feeling waves with a sassy side part. I am smitten with this hairstyle and paired with a red lip? Hello.
    Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

    Hilary Swank went with a Fergie-ish do as well and that is why she is an honorable mention. I think I am really falling for the side part and Veronica Lake type waves that are being channeled on the scene. Her dramatic earring and hair falling to one side make this a fab look in my book. Katherine Heigl always looks lovely to me. Her hair is short a la Killers and I think that he look is chic and also effortless. I know that you could toss some hot roller in and do this at home no problem. She looks stunning with the statement jewelry and strapless gown.
    Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

    Abigail Breslin has grown up, am I right? In one of her first more adult roles, she certainly showed up for the premiere ready to turn heads. She looks effortless and age appropriate with the half up and half down and you can tell that her hair dresser just added some loose curls to the length of her hair. I think she looks flawless. Christin Lakin (remember her from Step by Step anyone? Bueller?) it rocking some fierce bangs. I mean, I am actually thinking about heading out getting bangs and letting my hair grow just a smidge longer to pull this look off. She looks HOT without looking trashy and I like that.

    Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America
    Do you agree with me and my love of these styles? Or do you think I am off my rocker?

    *Even though I know that Valentine's Day was a horrible movie, I have still seen it more than once.
    ** I will more than likely seen New Year's Eve more than once. Hello, Zach Efron is in it.

    Saturday, December 3, 2011

    I Enjoy Being a Girl Giveaway *Closed*

    I enjoy being a girl, don't you? I enjoy the support and love that I have felt from all the ladies out there who have helped me make this blog into something that is growing and growing into something that I am proud of. As a thank you to all of my readers (and soon to be readers) I wanted to pay it forward sort of, or maybe pay it around, I guess, to people that I consider part of my online community of ladies. I have compiled some brand new awesome stuff for just this type of occasion and I am hoping that you like! These are legitimately my favorite things and I want you to have them too! You may have even seen posts on these very things!  I guess this is my MUCH lower key version of Oprah's favorite things episodes. So what am I giving away?

    For lookin' and feelin' like a lady: Tresseme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo, Aveeno Daily Moisturizer Lotion with Sunscreen and Maybelline Volum'Express Mascara in Very Black For girls nights in: Bridesmaids on DVD For a quiet night on your own: Tyra Banks' Modelland And to carry it all: Felix Rey Sequined Tote Bag

    So all you have to do to enter, is leave a comment telling me how you follow me! You get an entry for each way you that you keep your eye on my blog (Google Friend Connect, Bloglovin, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest) and if you share it somehow? Totally an extra entry. Just make sure leave comments for each. Totes easy!

    *This contest is 100% sponsored by me and I just want you all to enjoy being a girl! Giveaway runs until December 17th and I will totally choose a winner with Even if you are my real life family member or a new online friend, everyone has an even shot! This is international although be aware that Bridesmaids is a Region 1 DVD.


    Thursday, December 1, 2011

    Shoemint, is it Worth the Hype?

    Let me preface this post by saying that I was and am still excited to see what Shoemint comes up with but as a start? I am a little disappointed. Let me explain: I am signed up for Jewelmint and Stylemint so it was no surprise to me that Shoemint was launching (because I got a ton of emails about it and it is plastered in my ad choices on every site I visit) so I was most definitely ready to see what Rachel Bilson, Steve Madden and Nicole Chavez brought to the table. Well, it turns out that all the "sneak peeks" and photos I had seen prior were actually the only shoes released on Black Friday as their debut collection for us to drool over; in short, I had already seen everything before the site was launched. There was no element of surprise when I was given my showroom.

    The thing I like most about Jewelmint and Stylemint is that even if I don't like what is in my monthly "showroom" there is the option to add more and basically purchase from the grand selection. With 6 pairs of shoes period, there wasn't the option to do this...So don't get me wrong, the 3 choices they had in 2 colors each, are pretty cool shoes.  I appreciate Shoemint's urge to be fashion forward but where are the flats? Where are my mid-range heels? Where is the true selection? I love high heels just like every other woman but 4 out of 6 pairs of these shoes have 6 inch heels! The highest I have ever gone is 4 1/2 and let's be honest, I don't wear those every day. 

    Out of all of their debut collection, I could only really imagine myself wearing the 4 inch wedges on a regular basis... and at $80 a pair, I want to be sure I am getting the most bang for my buck.

    As of right now, all but one style on Shoemint is sold out... which leads me to believe that totally hyping up your demographic really does work but also that these shoes are marketable. I don't know.... I was really excited and then left a little underwhelmed by the site's launch. Though I am never one to give up on a new shoe line or a new place to get my fix, I am really hoping that the next collection has #1 more of a selection and #2 more of a selection... I just couldn't pull the trigger this time around.

    Did you pick up a pair of Shoemint shoes? If so, have you received them yet and was it worth the hype?

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    Obsession Alert: Florence Welch and her Fashion Machine

    Not only am I super excited about the new Florence and the Machine album (as it is overdue in my eyes) but I have been keeping my eyes on Florence Welch's fashion forward yet vintage channeling style since she hit the scene. Not only can she pull off gorgeous gowns but in her every day attire, she totally brings a funkier feel to more vintage silhouettes. Plus, that red hair. Gorgeous. I am totally obsessing over Flo lately.

    photos via Zimbio

    Friday, November 25, 2011

    Black Friday: A Dark Day in my Eyes

    Today is Black Friday, which I am sure you are well aware. I want to preface this rant about Black Friday by saying that I love to shop, I love getting new clothes and shoes. I love getting a good deal as much as the next person. That being said, today, I really took a long, hard look at the way that Black Friday's in store deals have created monsters out of a specific portion of the American people... and I don't really love this aspect of the holiday shopping season.

    My Black Friday partner in crime, Cristina, and I decided to "do" Black Friday this year by driving to near by New Hampshire Thanksgiving evening to get our goods at a Walmart where they opened at 6 on Thanksgiving and shoppers could begin purchasing at 10pm. We thought this was the best idea that we had ever had. We would get in and out, it was brilliant! We embarked around 930 last night, Thanksgiving, and were on our way; I needed a camera for my Mom and she needed a surround sound system for her husband. We love a good deal and always have fun together until 45 minutes later, we saw the cluster from the highway. This Walmart in Hudson, NH was ridiculous. The parking lot was full and then some, there were police and the Sam's Club parking lot across the road was also filling up. It was legitimately crazy. Three or four years ago, Cristina would have totally taken this bull by the horns and braved the crowd... but not this time.

    We almost immediately decided that our "great deals" were not worth the hassle of parking, fighting, waiting, fighting, and depriving ourselves of sleep over. The crowd seemed chill enough, there were just legitimately too many people. We turned around and went home, agreeing to try and just get our goods online and if not? Oh well, worse things have happened. I got my camera online this morning and she got some of her stuff this morning, not all of it but some of it at least. It turned out OK for us. Fast forward later on today when in watching the news or seeing things posted online, that all sorts of crazy sh!t went down today and left me absolutely astonished:

    *A woman pepper sprayed up 20 people at a Wal-mart in California, most resulting minor injuries but seriously lady? How important could the deals you are trying to get possibly be... and on an XBox? To top this sundae all off, the woman apparently scooted away, bought her hard fought goods and went on her merry way with no repercussions. Gross. 

    *Police said a man was shot in the parking lot of another California Walmart after he refused to give up his purchases to a group of thieves. WTF. There were police at the Hudson NH Walmart and there were SO many people there that I couldn't even imagine someone being able to steal stuff and get away with it. Apparently, all it takes is a gun. Seriously Gross.

    *Oh guess what, there was another shooting, this time at a Walmart (surprise surprise) in South Carolina. Thieves were trying to steal her purse because it seems easier to steal sh!t from people when it's dark and they are focused on one thing and one thing only, AMAZING DEALS! Was anyone aware that this woman was being mugged? Did anyone care?

    *Two things I thought would never be in the same sentence together: Waffle Makers and Riots... until today. Check out this video take at another Walmart where people went abso-effing nuts over $2 Waffle Makers. All I have to say is, Crack is Whack... and this video disgusts me in more way than one. We are fighting over waffle makers? Imagine if we were starving and there wasn't enough food to go around... we would be bloodthirsty aholes with no regard for other human life. This sort of situation deeply saddens me, deeply deeply saddens me.

     I am sure there are more instances of hungry, competitive Black Friday shoppers taking the thirst for a deal over that line; I don't really want to hear about it. I love a good deal as much as the next person, really I do. What I love more is when a good deal is fair and those who are there first get a ticket or something and automatically get the item they came for, because they got there first. Why can't that be a normal standard procedure for this type of thing? Isn't there a better way to get a deal? To me, it seems that Walmart in particular, has no more control over Black Friday crowds than it did the year that their very own employee was trampled opening the store's doors. It's sort of cray cray.

    To me, Black Friday, especially today, was a dark day in my eyes. I feel guilty for ever taking part in early morning deals at any establishment, waiting in line, maybe rushing to get any item which is never worth the fight... and all around supporting the craziness. If I purchase any deals in the future on this weekend in November, they will be online from the comfort of my own home... because I don't want to be maced, mamed or worse, shot.

    What do you think of this year's Black Friday happenings?


    Monday, November 21, 2011

    Thankful for so Much, it's Ridiculous

    Thanksgiving is this week and yes, I am excited to eat some turkey and mashed taters, mmmmm. I am also excited about having a four day weekend and for some time with fabulous friends but this time of year we are always asked what we are thankful for. For me? It is so many things...

    I am thankful for wine. Wine helps to relax me after a long day at work. Our mutual love of wine tastings brought me and my man together and is still a staple in our diet ;-) We even have a wine refrigerator. Wine is good. I am thankful for sweaters as they not only keep us warm when it is cold outside but sweaters are pretty much my favorite clothing items to wear. I know I am lucky to be able to buy a sweater when I want one. Sweaters are good. I am thankful for dogs, mainly my Shetland Sheepdog. Henry (not shown here) is a great companion and even when I am having a "fat day", Henry loves me just as much as always no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Dogs are good. I am thankful for family. Without my family, I would not be me. I have my mother's looks and my grandmother's chest, my aunt's love of fun.... I love my family even when I don't like my family. I know that they will always be there for me and I also know that I should be thankful for every single day that I have with the. Family is good. I am thankful for Holidays like Thanksgiving where friends and family can come over and we have an excuse to eat, drink and spend the whole day together, mayhap sprinkling in the random nap. Holidays are most certainly good.

    I am thankful for shoes. I know that it's so superficial to be thankful for shoes but dagnabbit they make me so very happy. It's something that the man just doesn't understand. Shoes are good. I am thankful for my job. While I don't particularly love my job, I am thankful to have it. In searching for a new job, I have realized how friggin' hard it is out there right now. Jobs are good to have. I am thankful for accessories, especially sassy accessories. Accessories can help us to express ourselves and also snazz up any outfit if placed correctly and with confidence. Accessories are most definitely good. I am very thankful for coffee. You can ask the man how cranky I get without my coffee. I know it's not great to have vices but this one is most certainly mine. I am thankful to drink it every day and have a quick pick me up when I need it. Coffee is good. I am thankful for friends. My friends, like my family, are my rock. I have some really, really great friends who I can confide in, who I can laugh with, who I can go out with and who I can stay in with. My boyfriend, one of my best friends, is not necessarily as interested in fashion and beauty goods but he tries to be :) Friends are my support and I appreciate them more than they'll ever know, although I do try to show them as much as possible. Friends are the best.

    Sunday, November 20, 2011

    Versace for H&M, I'm Literally not Buying it

    After all the hullabaloo with Missoni for Target, and my subsequent stress over whether or not I was going to get my hard fought (and won) order, I wasn't exactly thrilled with the idea of another designer collection for one of the stores that us "normal girls" shop at. I decided that I am not the type of girl that has to have something just because it's "designer" and is at a store I shop at on a regular basis. I was recently in a Target and saw some leftover, really sad looking, Missoni for Target stuff laying in an aisle with no home. I picked the items up and you know what I thought? Man, these are kind of expensive. You get what I am saying? The hype is what we are paying for, not necessarily the value or design of the actual item. After the hype was over with, the items weren't worth as much to me. 

    With the Versace collection for H&M all the buzz in the fashion world, I took a look at the collection and decided what would even be worth my time to fight for... and I found there was not much there for me. Take a look at what I think are some of the more interesting pieces but overall, pretty unwearable in my day to day.

    The colors are vibrant, my immediate thought it to get excited about how I could work these prints into my wardrobe... but the truth is, that I really can't. I am not saying that some girls can't, I just know myself and I know that these will hang in my closet waiting for that special night which may or may not come. But that being said, I don't hate the looks, I just know they aren't worth my fighting for.

    If I were going to choose anything worth taking a sistah out over, it would be anything in the collection that is black. I think that the collection's take on a little black dress is fresh and inventive, and admittedly a little Versace.

    Will I fight to get even these looks, the ones I admire the most? I don't think so. The UK website shut down already over this (sound familiar?) and stores have already sold out of some looks. If I happen to be in an H&M and one of these dresses happens to be there... I probably still won't purchase it. Why? I don't need to buy it just to say that I got it, I won it, I fought for it. I have better things to use my energy for. That doesn't mean I can't still look.

    Monday, November 14, 2011

    Obsession Alert: 40's and 50's Style

    When I think of the decades that have made the most impact on my own personal style, I immediately think "Vintage" but more specifically I would say that the style of my Grandmother's youth, the 40's and the 50's have the most impact on what I determine to be both ladylike and exuberant. Today's designers agree because I can find so much "modern" fashion that has taken it's cue from these two decades. Lovely feminine details with classic hemlines is more my style than flashy flash and super short.
    This love of these fashion eras has me in consignment and vintage shops looking for not only clothes from the era but also fabrics that are from the 40's and 50's that can be used on more modern patterns. What I love is that you can wear a turban with a sweater and jeans if you rock it with confidence.       

    What fashion decade inspires you in your personal style?

    Friday, November 11, 2011

    Outfit Inspiration, Emma Stone

    Hey ladies, I am sure that you have seen one of these looks of Emma Stone's on the red carpet. She certainly got attention for the pink and red semi-poof number that had people talking. So I know that this was this past Summer but as soon as I saw this dress on the newly launched Dorothy Perkins US Site, I was was like I.MUST.HAVE.IT! Granted, the Red/Orange Ponte Dress is not as exciting as Emma's looks buuuuut it does translate more seamlessly into my somewhat simpler wardrobe.

    Who have you taken outfit inspiration from recently?


    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Tyra Banks' Modelland

    Despite being extremely full of herslef and borderline annoying almost all the time, I still have a hankering to read this (teen) book that Tyra Banks has been hocking. Yes, I do still record America's Next Top Model... hey this season is the All Star cast and yes, I suppose I watched a show or two of her talk show. I guess some would call me a fan. I begrudgingly take that label.

    Anyway, her new book Modelland hit the stores in September and I have been trying to stay away. I mean, I do have some pride in what I am seen in public reading... but I have been thinking more about it lately, as in I want to purchase it and read it and LOVE it in private. Gah, what is wrong with me?!

    Will you give me permission to purchase this book with no shame?


    Monday, November 7, 2011

    Mahtab Azimi in my Closet

    So some have said that I am lucky in some regard when it comes to winning giveaways but my most recent win was more of a contest... and me thinks that I earned it. The challenge posed by the gals over at The Haute Gossip? Create a look from Polyvore using one of two items from designer Mahtab Azimi and you could win that very same item! The designer herself would choose the winner... and guess who won? Yours truly! Check out my winning look!

    Some of my other favorite looks from Mahtab are as follows, she has a simple feminine sensibility but with a kick! What do you think? Will you keep an eye on Mahtab Azimi?