Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GET ENERGIZED!

How to Get the Most Energy Out of Your Day (Even If You Don't Get Enough Sleep), I just had to re-post this.

The Elle magazine Beauty team called upon experts in sleep, nutrition, and fitness to lay out exactly what we should be doing and eating during the day to get—and stay—as naturally energized as possible. Get the lowdown below:


Story and illustration found here.

Monday, October 20, 2014

ELSA PERETTI: ICON AND INNOVATOR

Former model turned iconic jewelry for Halston and now 40 years with Tiffany & Co., Elsa Peretti is the creative behind Tiffany & Co's best selling iconic designs. "Her designs have been defined pure, neat, chic and timeless. “A slithering snake, a bone, a Henry Moore sculpture, a fit of depression, a flea market find...these are some of the things that have inspired Elsa Peretti’s designs”."
This photo of Elsa Peretti  was taken in 1974 at the Halston studio.
Elsa Peretti Scorpion Necklace which she designed for Tiffany & Co. in 1979

 Elsa Peretti also designed the tear drop shaped bottle for the Halston perfume, and bottle pendant necklace for Halston in the early 70's.
 Another iconic design for Halston was Elsa Peretti's "Equestrian" belt and buckle. 
Here's another one, iconic snake earrings and the Amapola Brooch both designed for Tiffany & Co.
Another Elsa Peretti design for Tiffany & Co., these Lacquer Bangles.
"Paretti continues to design and inspire from her time as a model and muse of the ‘60s and ‘70s and her early work with Halston, to designing some of the most iconic Tiffany pieces." Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Resources can be found...here, here, here, here, and here, and here, and finally here.

Friday, October 17, 2014

...WHY A DRAGONFLY?

Why a dragonfly? Because you can learn a thing or two from a dragonfly; they're calculating and efficient at what they do; When a dragonfly sets its sights on a target, it will almost always end up with a meal. They can see in all directions-nearly all of the dragonflies head is eye, they never stop eating, voracity isn't always a bad thing, and there are over 5000 species of dragonflies.

For something that looks so menacing, (hence the name dragon), this insect use to get a bad rep, but the tide has changed for our little predator friend. Generally, dragonflies are symbols of courage, strength, and happiness, and they often appear in art and literature. Who knew? 

What I learned is that strength can come from the smallest of beings and sometimes the most amazing things come when you least expect it and from where you'd least expect it. Might and will can make even a dragonfly powerful and significant...so why can't I? I will never look at a dragonfly the same again. Enjoy and Be Inspired!
1. Low on energy? This great illustration on how to get and stay energized during the day.
2. The perfect tote for the market, the beach and home. I wish they shipped to the states.
3. These lacquered bento boxes are great for lunch and leftovers.
4. A simple snack of fruits and veggies that's a summertime favorite of LA fruit stands.
5. This bottle opener isn't lessening my love of all things agate; agate anonymous meetings to resume.
6. I just ordered this leather pinstripe belt from Madewell, it was on sale and an additional 30% off.
7. I'm in need of a really good comb and this one is beautiful as wells as functional, excellent quality.
8. Loving the metal clawfoot on this tub, it's purrrfect.
9. 10 tips on how to care for you sweaters because it 's finally sweater weather.

HAPPY FRIDAY & BE MIGHTY!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

EDITORIAL OBSESSION...FALL LUXE

"A collection of fashion pictures found in magazines from around the globe created by the industry's leading talent including photographers, stylist, models and top labels. The creative side of fashion, these pictures add another dimension to designers' work pertaining to season whether spring or fall." Enjoy and Be Inspired!
Color popped in vibrant hues and jewel tones, accessory overload, texture and more texture, everything in excess, extreme layering, mis-match prints, mad-hatters,bold jewelry, lush knits and fur madness...my love of fashion editorials knows no boundaries, it goes beyond the clothes, it's the makeup, the vision, the details; a half tucked shirt, a leather belted parka, side swept hair cover a model's eyes, a window glare or blur, a hat cocked "ace duce" a mis-match of prints and patterns, light and dark, movement and stillness, body language, a flow and a rhythm that just comes together to complete a fashion story, an enviable and unattainable masterpiece.

images are via pinterest, fashion gone rogue, fashion copious