Monday, February 28, 2011

Hooray for Hollywood

Jason Merrit, Getty Images

It was like a breath of fresh air on the red carpet last night, lots of jewel tones and modest necklines; but my favorites were the pale, sparkly gowns above. Newcomer 14 year old Hailee Steinfeld (far left) was my favorite of the evening, sweet, demure and age appropriate in Marchesa.

Gwyneth was stunning once again in Calvin Klein
photo: Steve Granitz/Wire


                                                                  Jason Merrit, Getty Images

Natalie Portman, who won best actress for Black Swan, glowed in this deep purple maternity dress by Rodarte. She thanked fiance, Benjamin Millepied, "who has now given me the most important role of my life."

                                                              Photo: Huffington Post
                                                    Amy Adams in L'Wren Scott.


Anne Hathaway, who hosted the event with James Franco, had eight costume changes. Stylist Rachel Zoe, who is 9 months pregnant, was responsible for the incredible looks. The 70's style, swingy, silver beaded tassel dress was my favorite, along with her loose, wavy hair. I also loved this burgundy silk chiffon Atelier Versace, along with another perfect hair style.

One of the highlights for me was watching Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi (NBC's Chuck) perform their song, I See the Light, from Disney's Tangled. Chuck is my all-time favorite television show and Zachary is a man of many talents!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Big Cartel

New Look for Big Cartel Directory!
I love Big Cartel's new look, it is much easier to browse their store directory and find what you are looking for. For me, it is still not as easy (or as fun!) as shopping on Etsy, but the stores do have a unique, indie feel and now you can shop by category.

To say thank you for checking out my blog and my Big Cartel store, take 20% off your total purchase! Use coupon code BLOG20 at checkout. Here is the link:
(coupon valid only at my Big Cartel store- February 25-27, 2011)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Etsy Treasury

Thank you to Retreauxgirl for featuring me in her latest treasury, a tribute to John Lennon and peace! Treasuries are a fun way to shop on Etsy and can also be used for the front page. I love Retreauxgirl's vintage inspired style, check out all of her other treasuries here.

Friday, February 18, 2011


It's Finally Here! 
The new wedding collection by Anthropologie is finally here! BHLDN (pronounced Beholden) debuted on Valentine's Day and  I'm absolutely smitten! Where was this site 10 years ago? The line includes stunning wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses you really will wear again, fabulous party dresses, lingerie, shoes, accessories, and vintage inspired jewelry.  Coming soon: wedding decorations! 

Friday, February 4, 2011

All You Need is Love

Artists at Artistree Co-op, a one-of-a-kind handmade gift boutique and art gallery in Orlando, Florida, were recently challenged to create some new work with Valentine's Day in mind. Since the Beatles are one of my all-time favorites, I particularly love this acrylic on canvas, mixed media creation by artist Jennifer McCully.

I still have all of my old record albums, and am fortunate to have a few Beatles classics. I spent some time today listening to them and a few others on iTunes and compiled a list of my top 5 favorite Beatles Love Songs! It's tough to choose, but here they are:

1. In My Life- 1965 Rubber Soul
2. And I Love Her- 1964 A Hard Day's Night
3. I've Just Seen a Face- 1965 Help!
 (I also love, love, love the McCartney version on the 1991 Paul McCartney Official Bootleg Album)
4. Things We Said Today- 1964 A Hard Day's Night
5. The Long and Winding Road- 1970 Let it Be