An ink drawing of a mason jar... related to the current project at hand. More details to follow in the days ahead.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
First of all, allow me to apologize for the lack of a post yesterday. I had such a bustling Wednesday. One of those oops, "now it is 8pm and we better organize something for dinner" sort of days. Yesterday, I did, however, have the chance while at the grocery to pick up a few hair clips. Thats right I want to style my very own finger waves. As my pixie cut is growing out, I am constantly on the search for a hairstyle that is practical, feminine and glamourous. I am convinced this is it. Oh, I also found this YouTube video extremely helpful and this one to be really cute.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
When the weather seems to be extra soggy outside it can be incredibly difficult to peel the covers off in the morning. My secret- the warmth and solace of the Americano from the coffee shop on the corner. Preferably in 12 ounces.
(Just a little ink doodle I put together this morning)
Monday, January 23, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Just wanted to share with you a recent drawing of my earbuds, which seemed well overdue. I have a bit of work to catch up on this weekend - so I better start working on a few fun playlists. Hope you enjoy your weekend. xoxo
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
this post on Fashion Gone Rogue, featuring images of Jason Wu's collection for target. The inspiration: an American girl in Paris. So, I thought I would compile a few collages to convey my interpretation of the ensembles.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I am caught in the awkward pixie-transforming-into-some-other-hairstyle stage. Too long to be cute and too short to be anything short of troublesome. Waiting for these locks to grow out is truly a test of my patience. While aiming for more length up top, I have my sights set on a style a bit more reminiscent of the page boy or the flapper. What do you think?
Monday, January 9, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
As the first few days of 2012 have come and gone, I have been thinking about the direction this year is taking. More accurately the direction I want it to go. For clarity sake, no, I did not make any resolutions. And, yes, I did partake in some bubbly at the stroke of midnight. A toast to the year ahead: A year of quality.
Maybe I am getting older, maybe my tastes have changed, maybe it is just maturity sinking in, or maybe it is a need to simplify. The holidays can be a time of unwarranted stress, shiny objects and hangovers. January signifies a new beginning. A mark in time, a turning point when putting my finger on my personal goals seems critical to my mental and physical survival. The ultimate goal: To incite beauty in daily life. A beauty that is elegant and refined, but most importantly simple and clean.
With those ideals in mind, 2012 will be the year of finer fabrics, home cooking, ink drawings, quality ingredients, and Parisian style baguettes. That’s right you heard me: Gluten is totally a part of this year. I want less to be more. And I want to enforce the sophistication of less. Downsize. Less possessions cluttering the apartment and the brimming closets. In place of the mess, I want worthwhile endeavors, productive, creative and pleasurable. Savoring the nap of a beautiful sweater, the aroma of an Americano, the luxury of a manicure and the art of spending quality time in dreamland. Asleep or awake, I want to make the action valuable.
A year ago I was delighted to see the influence of the 70s pushed forward on the runway and the street. I am ever so grateful to the powers that be for high-waisted pants, silk blouses and Peter Pan inspired collars. Yet, the over styling, the gigantic wedges (cute but impractical for a gal who lives life on foot), dolman style sleeves, the amount of sequins and hardware strikes me as frivolous. Frankly, it bores me. Gaudy has become dull. It weakens the integrity of a piece.
I am entering the realm of over decorating snobbery. The toggles that look like disheveled teeth, the feathers, the ruffles, and the fringe. My god, the fringe. This has to be stopped. Turning little princesses into something that jumped out of a cake covered in silly string is no way to look at life. Just let the knit top be a knit top. Concentrate the design on the drape of the fabric, the cut of the silhouette, the integrity of the construction.
At home, my closet is ready for an overhaul. Ok, overhaul is too strong a verb -- but a makeover. Nothing extremely drastic, just a streamlining and minimizing of my color pallet. The time has come to do away with those items that are unflattering, unfeminine, those ones that never looked good with my complexion, but being a young and demanding slave to fashion I gobbled up at various retailers around town. The shoes that give me blisters, those are gone too. Versatile pieces with strong construction and neutral or achromatic colors will remain. I’m focusing on the accessories. Silk scarves, handbags, hats, glasses, the right necklace, or earrings, can help differentiate an ensemble from day to night. The excess junk that keeps rolling around the bottom of my purse -- that also has to go. Life, simplified.
Images (from left to right, top to bottom): outdoor shower from say la vee, Renee Perle Photo from nivaldo de lima, washing her hair print from ioffer, canvas tote bag diy project from design sponge, picardie glass from style hive
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The results of a Google image search... and my inspiration for today.
From top to bottom: Twolight Films, enzo mari- the art of design from designboom, Sustainable Art from inhabitat.com, David Derksen Design from The Daylight, How to Buy Your First Motorcycle from The Art of Manliness