Wednesday, November 25, 2009


These shades of grey in cashmere and silk are rather luxurious, don't you think?

(images: club monaco)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I'd like to imagine that the Reclining Buddha is daydreaming.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Packaging for Smith's Rosebud Salve!

Well, it's about time!  I'm prejudiced against rose-scented anything; I only like the minted variety and hope that it'll soon be tubed too.  Anyway, Beautyhabit is offering a complimentary strawberry salve (tin) with purchase of any two Smith's products. 
Expiration: 18 November 2009


Thursday, November 5, 2009


What did you do for Halloween? More importantly, what did you dress up as? Please include a link if you've uploaded photos. I love costumes!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Yves Saint Laurent Interior Charms

Reminiscent of both the Fashion Plates toys of the 70's and 80's and the parasitic disease cutaneous larva migrans, YSL's Interior Charms is quite the eye-catcher!

(image: Yves Saint Laurent via Saks)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Winter Lips

I love these whites with lush lashes and lilac lips for winter...

I prefer the opacity of Angelababy's lips.  However, for everyday purposes, I suppose the sheerer version would be less cadaverish. 

The Tom Ford glasses are interesting too.

(images: angelababyshopbop ca. 2008)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

do you have a favorite food?

i Y udon

Saturday, October 17, 2009

sleep deprivation...

I refer to this as Goljan psychosis... Fortunately, tests have come and gone and now it's almost as though they never happened! I'm curious to know what others find most relaxing after a stressful event. What are your favorite ways to unwind?

(The 80's wallpaper and matching curtains are not mine... but oh, how they remind me of childhood!)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Kittens + Personal Inspiration

We found kittens! More photos later.
(Yeah, I know you like my 60's linoleum...)

On a personal note, I'm taking a test next week. Even though it's the most important test I'll ever take (no exaggeration) and it's only been a few weeks (and I've been unproductive), I'm burning out. And the practice tests on U-World are demoralizing!

In these desperate times, I need motivation! I'm looking to Dr. Lisa Airan for inspiration. Obviously, I don't know her... but in my mind, she embodies the concept of "work hard, play hard." She must have been such a gunner (or sniper). I need to push myself to be one too!

She's so lovely...

Blogger ban until post-test.


Friday, July 24, 2009

NARS Bridal Palette

When the NARS Bridal Palette sold out last year, I can only imagine how many broken hearts were left in its wake. Well, if you weren't lucky enough to snag one, it's miraculously back on the market! Go get it now!

(image: Nars)

Monday, July 20, 2009

I Lust After...

Ferragamo Varina Ballet Flat

I have a pathological attraction to all things mauve. The streaking and the shape are a bit frumpy--no toe cleavage! But for that color, I could overlook almost anything!

(image: Ferragamo via Saks)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

personal ie. boring

you might want to skip... (stephanie, read this)

went to chris' to pick up a review book. he had intended to give me 2 small books. then he started adding more and more... subjects that i would have never considered high-yield! not enough time! i honestly don't know how i managed to squander 5-6 weeks!

anyway, i feel it's pretty telling that my classmates turned to prescription drugs (legally, of course!) to combat the situation. some have recommended ambien... but i've heard bad things too. i don't know... risky either way, no?

it's becoming hopeless. north korea, if you must send a missile in the near future, send it before i take my test, ok?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

some new friends:

look at that seductive swirl of pigment


i'm supposed to be studying 12 hours/day. not going as planned. must impose an internet embargo for now. back to the books...

the occupational hazards of color-coding

the saddest part is this is a candid shot.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

paper flowers

i'd love to hang these all over the place... just for kicks!

paper pom-pom kits are available at craft stores and even on etsy (see below).
you can also make them yourself using instructions from Martha Stewart:

tissue paper [tons!]
24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire

1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch [seems quite small to me... go big or go home!!!] sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.
3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.
4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.

PomLove and PartyPoms on etsy; Martha Stewart Weddings)