Friday, January 29, 2010

Random Acts of Fabulousness

I've become obsessed highly enamored with Real/Street/Personal style photo blogs over the last several months... largely influenced by the energy the new product development head at my co has infused our product line with at work... this woman can spot a trend a year out ... le sigh...

As you may, or may not, have noticed, I've added several more links to my sidebar feeds list.

The Clackers   -   WhoWhatWear   -   LoveMadeVisible
... both seemingly one stop shops for photo-collages of the new shows. Accompanied by highly opinionated, yet wickedly funny commentary.

Garanace Dore
... Superfine eye.... might be why she and 'The Satorilaist' are so.... ahem... close.

Igore + Andre   -   Fifi Lapin
... How I wish I could sketch... NOTE TO SELF... add beginning sketch to 'Classes I must take' list @ FIT...

The Cherry Blossom Girl   -   Aspirations of Prosperity   -   Karla's Closet
... along with Childhood Flames and The Stylish Wander, these girls really have me wondering what, exactly, their parents do for a living.... I was hard pressed to whine a pair of real live Guess or Jordache or, worst case scenario, Gloria Vanderbilt(!) jeans out of my parents when I was their age.

Le Blog de Big Beauty
... If I'd not already created a 'Random Acts of Fabulousness' blog list, I certainly would have done so after finding this blog last night! THIS CHICK IS HELLA-FAB! She's an excellent example of Super Size meets Super Fashionable.... And she French! (... that last part, and the peppering of other French language blog links, is because I'm amped about starting my first official French foreign language class at the French Institute in a few weeks)

... All in hopes that you would find some of these sites as fascinating and style inspiring as I do...


Monday, January 18, 2010

Must be some kind of record!

... 3 posts in one day!!

Since I was all hot and heavy about looking for Derby dress ideas, I decided to peruse the handy dandy interweb's pattern suppliers.  Low and behold, I think I came up with a few goodies...

For this...

how about...

...Butterick's 5324.

And for this...


NewLook's 6369.

Just some thoughts.  But, as always, if anybody see's better options... HOLLA!!

"... And they're off!....."

I've been doing a little forward thinking lately and I've decided to get a head start on my Derby dress this year.
I had a fine time making my dress last time, and I have a few ideas about what I want to do this year...

A few days ago, I got my ideeli notification and saw this Pucci dress that I stared at for a good 5 minutes...

.... love. it.

I was thinking about using this lovely silk charmeuse I got on one of my MeetUp fabric shopping trips last year.

I have also been ALL.OVER. H&M's new Garden Collection promo these last two weeks or so.

I heart the embroidery on the bodice.... I heart it very much.

I think something like this would work really well for Derby too....


... I'm thinking a nice dress weight poplin?... Ooohh! Maybe I could find another nice eyelet like the one I used last year!

Now I just have to find the patterns..;-\


All these days later....

I wore the WD dress again for New Years...

 This time I paired it with over the knee leather boots.
 To nice effect I think.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

If any one photo could sum up my Game ( G!) plan for 2010....

V Mag 'Size Issue'.... on stands 1/14/10

Game. On.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy Happy Joy Joy!!

.... what's good, good people?

I looked at The Machine today and saw dust.... how. embarrassing.
But 2010 will see me do better... promise!

Meanwhile, I am adding some more style blogs to my Fashionista Index...

Jak and Jill....what the what!?!?

Style Rookie.... where was I at 13?

............ and Happy New Year!