I am a white girl. I mean really white. Pink, really. In 2007, I had a funky freckle on my upper arm that led me to a dermatologist. I found out it was stage 1 Melanoma. I had it removed, and have worn sunblock religiously since then. If you don't think you are damaging your skin by exposing it to the sun, think again. This video is amazing! I hope it will inspire you to wear your sunblock!
Friday, August 8, 2014
I love hand-painted fabric and leather, and when I saw the bag (above) by Burberry for fall 2014, I fell in love. Burberry has an entire line of hand-painted garments, shoes, and bags that are available for the artsy sort. I am not sure that I love them all - some seem to be painted a bit amateurish and in less than exciting palettes. In fact, I wish they would have just left the alligator bag in it's original state. I mean, it seems rather disrespectful to the gator who looks like he got tagged and spray painted before leaving the swamp. And now he is a bag that sells for (GULP!) $37k. No, I am not kidding!
Overall, it's a gutsy move to put paint on such expensive substrates. We sell fabric paint, and I've watched people struggle to muster up the guts to paint a t-shirt. (Why is it so scary to commit?) What do you think?
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Friday, July 18, 2014
...There’s a stereotype of the person who wears Birkenstocks,” says David Kahan, chief executive officer of the shoe company’s American division. It’s that eccentric aunt, the colleague who spends his weekends hiking, the camp counselor. Or, as Kahan puts it, “a little anti-establishment, maybe not the most attractive person.” He’s holding court at a Manhattan trade show on June 5, surrounded by rows and rows of new sandals. All week department-store buyers have haunted his booth. At a recent event, “Bloomingdale’s (M) came in with their fashion office—six twentysomething girls flitting around, picking up Birkenstocks and going, ‘So cute! So cute!’ ” he says. “Six months ago, they would have said, ‘That’s the ugliest thing I could ever wear.’ ”
Birkenstock’s rediscovery can be traced to late 2012, when Italian designer Giambattista Valli created a metallic replica adorned with studs that sold the next spring for an absurd $850. The same season, the Parisian luxury label Céline introduced a similar $895 sandal with a furry footbed—a Furkenstock, as fashion bloggers called it. This summer you’ll find men’s floral-leather pairs by Givenchy ($600), leopard-print decoys by Steve Madden ($90), and Rachel Zoe’s metallic version ($295), which she calls the Berk. (These are all legal, because it’s nearly impossible to copyright a shoe’s shape.) Fashionable shoppers who see luxury copycats in magazines and department stores aren’t all falling for the exorbitant prices, especially when an authentic Birkenstock Arizona sandal costs about $100.
Actress Billie Piper
blogger Alisa Burke
Would you wear these?
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
I am normally not a blue and white person, but these amazing Byzantine Melamine dishes from William Sonoma have seriously turned my head! I love that they have a hand-painted Mediterranean ceramic look to them, with an intense watercolor wash. They are almost too yummy to serve food on! Check out the William Sonoma blog for recipes.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Happy! What art lover wouldn't want to sip a hot mocha from this cup? Starbucks paired up with the fashion label Band of Outsiders to offer customers a cool new designer double wall ceramic traveler this season. The iconic ceramic coffee cup features a black Siren logo with "Band of Outsiders + Starbucks" on one side and a rainbow paint drip design around the rim. Drink up!
Happy! Jessica Simpson is finally getting married again. For some reason, I really like Jess, and I'm happy that she has gotten her body back, has two gorgeous kids, and now she's going to marry her guy on the Fourth of July! Love and fireworks!
Sad! Jewel and her husband Ty Murray are divorcing. I liked them together, and thought they would stay together forever. I just want shout WORK IT OUT! It's often the 'working it out' that makes a couple stronger. Another celeb couple bites the dust. So sad!
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