Friday, January 30, 2009

Marry Me

By: Michelle Lehman, last year's Tropfest Australia's winning short film.

I think I like it because I was that little girl who so desperately wanted the attention of my crush in second grade. And I remember chasing him around the playground once, when we were all playing tag, which is also when I got my funny shaped scar on my knee by slipping on some gravel and landing on more gravel on the wooden platform.

That boy also had a kind of blonde mullet. Don't get any ideas, boyfriend.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


New Year, New Plans. 

After our pseudo business meeting today, we have a lot of things we want to change and implement around here. So exciting! Things to look forward to: 
  • Meet the bloggers!
  • More pictures!
  • And other stuff we're not sure about yet! 
But check back and check often, because we're pretty sure it's going to be super cute and awesome. Just like us. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Backdrop Background

Time Out magazine did a feature on "What To Do When You're Broke", with a list of creative ways to make some spare change. Some ideas include renting out your couch for passerbys visiting your area (bit shady), helping someone move, being a stylist, and my very an extra! 2 of the most in demand extras are for prep school gals in Gossip Girl and dead bodies for Law and Order! I love both shows, but I would prob only go for the prep school gal. Click Here to register!

This Friggin' Economy

Along with the many jobs, century old companies, mortgages, houses, and the stock market, this falling economy has taken away from me one of my most coveted things--Domino Magazine. Sigh. Conde Nast reported this morning that Domino Magazine has folded and that the last issue will be the February issue.

I really loved this magazine, it brought out and encouraged my love for interior decorating and colors and patterns. I loved everything about this magazine and looked forward to it every month. In fact, my subscription was just renewed. In FACT the tote bag I carry everyday to school was a free gift with subscription. Gasp! I just wrote them an email asking for a new bag with my subscription b/c mine was falling apart....and now I know why they said "no." It all makes sense now.

Goodbye Domino....I'll always love you. Good thing I kept every issue since its very first issue.
You can read the article here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cadbury Cracks Me Up

I've never been a big fan of Cadbury eggs...but this commercial is too good.

Cadbury Eyebrows from Nils-Petter Lovgren on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Traction Padded Terry Socks

from Bath and Body Works. They make my feet look like spatulas.

That's it. There was no other point to this post.

Monday, January 19, 2009

McQ Alexander McQueen for Target

Yeah, I know, it must seem like I'm obsessed with these designer collaborations - especially those with Target. I promise I don't work for them. But in this economic crisis, any place that lets me get awesome new clothes from designers I could never afford is a place that I will pledge my loyalty to forever.

Today some of the looks were made available online! [via Nitrolicious] Here are my picks, aka the ones I'll be stalking:

Hopefully by the time these are released (March 1), I'll have changed my mind on all but one or two pieces...otherwise, there goes one of my new year's resolutions.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blogger Spotlight-- New Beautiful

T and I love love to subscribe to blogs and read them all during class. I'm not exactly sure what it is about blogging, but it must be the combination of reading people's varying perspectives, seeing things through another's eyes, catching a glimpse of one's world, and entering into one where you only dream/fantasize/dare to be. I know that for me, my obsessions include lots of design sites, such as stationary designs, interior decorating, and some fashion. Generally I just really like the idea of being able to create and decorate your own furnishings, and I like reading about how people do this. Also, I enjoy people's writings, them and their witty ways.

So today I bring you a blog authored by a very good friend of mine whom I adore, New Beautiful. Although not new to the blogging world, this San Francisco based blog features arts and crafts, creative ideas, and fun snapshots of the blogger's life. She is a freelance graphic designer with several of her items posted on Etsy and Zazzle, not to mention the a plethora of beautiful works to fill her growing portfolio.

Available on Etsy! I frame these prints and give them as "thinking of you" gifts. I own about 3 and have given away 2!

Please visit here, New Beautiful, to see her professional work, and feel free to contact her if in need of a freelance graphic designer.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Decorating Frenzy

Hello All! It's back to school and T and I have entered our last semester of law school! You have no idea how elated we's beyond.
Anyhoo, this semester I've vowed to do and not do several things. On that list is to blog more often and not to take on more tasks than I can handle. Just when I thought I was in the clear for an easy semester, several friends got engaged over the break! Now we are in for a very exciting couple of months with lots of planning to do, but the fun kind. Not the scheduling my classes kind.

Today I decided to blog about several projects that I want to one day pursue, one day when I have ample time and lots of money (never).

I've been looking at some before and after photos of refurbished furniture and I'm really just shocked by the power of the paintbrush and some fabric (and perhaps a staplegun).
Take a look at some of these babies.

dresser before (Taken from d*s)

dresser after! Amazing!

before (from Making it Lovely)


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Keys to Losing that Belly Fat

eMedExpert Blog's 5 tips for losing belly fat. Click through for detailed explanations, but here they are, point blank.

1) Eat whole grains, not refined foods.
2) Monousaturated fats are your friends (nuts, olives, avocado).
3) Stress is not (meditate, exercise, GOOD NIGHT SLEEP --- I need that last one, badly).
4) Trans Fats are delicious, but dangerous.

  • stick margarines and shortenings
  • packaged foods
  • bakery products (crackers, cookies, cakes)
  • potato chips, corn chips, popcorn
  • fried fast foods (fried chicken, fried fish, french fries, doughnuts)
  • hamburgers, cheeseburgers
  • DESSERTS? (waaaaahhhhhh!)
5) Smoking kills you. And makes you fat.

Good to know, but sounds impossible! (At least the sleeping well and no desserts part.)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Oh No

A day without class in the middle of the week is disaster for my online window shopping.

Now I have a whole list of things that I want. The internet is dangerous.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Doogie Howser, M.D.

Compulsive Shopping

Via RecoveryConnection, compulsive shopping has actual symptoms and consequences that are IDENTICAL to alcoholism or drug abuse.

  • Shopping or spending money as a result of feeling angry, depressed, anxious or lonely
  • Having arguments with others about your shopping habits
  • Feeling lost without credit cards -- actually going into withdrawal without them
  • Buying items on credit, rather than with cash
  • Describing a rush or a feeling of euphoria with spending
  • Feeling guilty, ashamed or embarrassed after a spending spree
  • Lying about how much money was spent or owning up to buying something, but lying about how much it actually cost
  • Thinking obsessively about money
  • Spending a lot of time juggling accounts or bills to accommodate spending
If you have three or more of these "symptoms," then you may have a compulsive shopping problem. 

Yeah, I satisfy four of these. 

But I think I already knew I had a shopping problem. It's called greed. Compulsive...maybe a little. Gluttony of pretty things, absolutely. 

Friday, January 9, 2009

What Not to Wear - Sizes Edition

So one look I really like is when dresses are strapless and have a sweetheart cut across the top (read: two large scallops where your ladies are). I think that for the most part, this looks good on everyone. For the most part.

The big problem with these, which for some reason I always tend to forget in my excitement (did you know Shakespeare invented that word? Excitement, I mean) to get a super awesome cute sweetheart necklined dress, is that they are not custom made. These cups that should nicely accentuate your chest, whether small or large, are not tailored to your specifications. They are mass produced, and in doing so, are made in what the manufacturer/designer thinks the majority of ladies' measurements must be: teeny tiny waist and almost no boobs, medium sized waist with barely bigger boobs, and "larger" waists with a nice healthy B cup.

What about all the inbetweens?! What about the people who are smalls on top and medium/large on the bottom? Large on the top and small on the bottom? Why is this cruel joke repeated for every new garment that in one piece covers your essential lady parts??? Why are there not more mixing and matching, more choices when you buy, more real sizing?!

This is a problem that needs to be addressed.

And yes, I know tailoring would solve the issue for some people, but really, tailors can only let out so much material that the garment provides, and at some point if they take something in too much, it just isn't the same item of clothing anymore.

Anyways, I forget the point of the post, as my ranting and raving clearly took over. One more night in my gigantic and cushy bed at home, and its back to the slums of NY. And by slums, I mean, school.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ryan Edgar - Love Lockdown Raw Session

Kind of obsessed with this at the moment.

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Watch

Men's Timex with INDIGLO! Mine is a little different - doesn't show the day of the week, has only one number (12) while the rest are tick marks, and the outer ring is silver, not gold. But I love it.

P.S. Gossip Girl is baaaaaaaccckk!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Martin Margiela

Bought a pair of look-a-likes of these, and I can't wait to get that package in the mail.

And that's right, I said look-a-likes, aka knock-offs. The economy sucks and there ain't no way I can afford the real deals anymore. So unless I win the lottery or designer apparel suddenly comes within my price range, I now support "inspired by" more than ever. Which really means I'll support the poor man's version of things because, let's face it, I'm gonna be poor for a long time.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Um, fake balenciaga hobo to start the year off? No? Maybe?

Forever 21 is hilarious. And awesome.

Hope you guys are starting out 2009 by exploiting the sales and the general resolution to look better (losing weight, finding your style, learn how to become good-looking like me overnight, etc.) and getting lots of good stuff.