Wednesday, September 18, 2013

En Vouge/En Pointe Ballet Fashion Show

Last Saturday, I attended the Ballet Memphis Fashion Show and season kickoff:  En Vogue/En Pointe.  Billed as the "marriage of all things dance to the world of fashion, design and beauty" it sounded right up my alley!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fashion, Smashion

Happy Friday!  To mark end of New York Fashion Week, a hilarious video: 

Jimmy Kimmel's crew staked out Lincoln Center to ask self-proclaimed fashionistas about completely fabricated designers.  This video is seriously cringe-worthy as people embarrass themselves by articulating their opinions completely fictional designers and collections.  Purina Chow?  George Costanza?  Eddie Munster?  Really?!?!  Ha!

Fashion is fun, so let's not take ourselves so seriously, people!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Kris Keys, Fashion Illustrator

I've always loved fashion illustration art, so when I had the opportunity to meet and view the work of  illustrator Kris Keys, I jumped at the opportunity! 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Upholstered Shelf Part II: Peekabo, I see shoes!

Remember this newly upholstered shelf? 

Well, turns out there's more than meets the hides a secret compartment!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Upholstered Shelf: Part I

I have this great little built-in bookshelf in my bedroom that's perfect for displaying picture frames and other small "happies."  I put items on the shelf that were similar in neutral tones to keep the shelf looking uncluttered.  I've chosen to stick with the feel of "tranquil neutrals" for my entire bedroom.  As much as I love hot pink, it's not a great color for sleeping!

 Here's round 1.  But it still seemed a little "blah" to me.  

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Oh bring me some Figgy Pudding...I mean, Pizza

Fresh figs arriving late summer are such a treat.  But they appear only quickly on the farmers market scene before making a speedy exit, so I attempt to make as many fig recipes as possible in the tiny sliver of the seasonal window.  Although fresh figs are yummy to eat alone, their sweetness meshes perfectly with savory recipes.   

When a friend offered a fig harvest in their backyard, of course I partook...thanks!