Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blue and Red

 I bought this dress for, literally, one dollar.  That's it.  No tax so it wasn't $1.10 or $1.50 or anything.  Well, it was UGLY too.  It started as a very long, conservative, and sequined mess. So one night, I cut it up and made it into this lovely little lace dress which is a new favorite of mine.

Another Day...

 .... Another day that I wear a blazer in Paris.  It was so cold when I went that I basically wore the same outfit (I know, terrible) every day.  At least it was a comfortable one. 

Monumenta 2011

 While in Paris, I went to the Grand Palais to see Anish Kapoor's Monumenta 2011 exhibit.  It was absolutely amazing.  These are photos of the interior, which made me feel like I was in the belly of a whale. 

 Here's a little combo post of the exhibit with my outfit for the day.  I bought this dress earlier in the day at a thrift store called Free P Star.  I must have looked like a mad woman in that store.  Two floors jam packed with all sorts of dresses and fashion goodies. 

The exterior of this piece blew me away.  The sheer size of the giant orbs inside the most beautiful building I've ever seen was something out of a dream for me. 

Fitting In

 This may be my favorite outfit that I've ever worn.  It had it all: style, comfort, and the color black.  Of course, to not look like a total widow I added some red liptick and a scarf.  Not true, I wore the scarf because I was freezing and the red lipstick is becoming a staple of mine.

Doc Martens shoes, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, Ralph Lauren Blazer

Saturday, June 4, 2011

My own DIY

 As I said a few posts ago, I went to Henri Bendel and was suddenly inspired to make hats.  I've never in my life had an interest in making them, but I gave it a go the other day.  And this is the result.  This little feathered one is the first hat I've ever created.  I feel like a proud parent right now.

It wasn't too bad to make.  This one was made with lots of love, hot glue, and padding.

This next headband was actually the easiest of all.  First, I bought a beaded collar trimming.  Then, I cut it and sewed a bit so that it fit the headband's curved shape.  Lastly, you just hot glue it down and then you're done!

 This little petite one was made with my love for ruffles and black lace.  It's simple, but I'm excited to wear it out one sunny day.


 I've been inspired by the new Chanel Byzantine Empire looks and Lady Gaga's Judas video to create a mini photoshoot.  I love the contrast between gold and black in both.  Plus, it gives me a reason to wear dripping down cat-eye makeup.

My headband is my own design and earrings are from Forever 21.  I'm wearing Make Up Forever  Aqua Cream on my eyelids with some neutral primer on the center of the lids.  Pretty simple look.  My eyeliner is just a regular liquid liner.  I have the Lady Gaga Viva Glam lipstick on which is my new favorite lipstick.  Well, nothing will beat red but it's a close second I guess.

Baby the Stars Shine Bright

I've had this Baby the Stars Shine Bright bow for a few years now and have never had the chance to wear it.  Well, that all changed when I finally stuck it on my head and walked out the door.  Usually, you're supposed to wear these with a whole frilly outfit like this but I don't own one... so all black is the next best choice.