Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pharrell Has A Chanel Rosary That You Will Never Have

This necklace was the closest thing I found to a Chanel rosary
Chanel rosary garter tattoos  from Spring 10'

Growing up Catholic, I lived in a pretty lax household. My Mom did not enforce any sort of strict  Virgin Suicides discipline and I was raised to love gays and embrace birth control. That being said there was one no-no that my Mom did embed in my brain "Rosaries are not fashion accessories!". Rosaries are undoubtedly gorgeous and do look beautiful with some ensembles, but I have never been tempted to wear one myself until last night. I was browsing @emilywweiss on Instagram when I came across an oldish picture of Pharrell and some seriously lust worthy bling.   A Chanel rosary complete with jade beads and a diamond cross. WHOA! "Gotta have it" and "What is my credit card limit" were my first thoughts followed by "Mother would be appalled!" Well it turns out that Mom will not have to worry about my bank account (like I could afford this anyway) and my soul, because this was custom made for Pharrell.  I haven't lost all hope and I have decided to pen the House of Chanel myself.

Dear Karl,
 I would like to make a request. Could you possibley make a Chanel rosary for the masses (Catholic pun intended). Preferably something simple and under $1,000.00? Although I am 27, I will happily disobey my Mom if you do so. Praise Coco. Amen.

Sincerely Yours,
Brittany


Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

hat-Target, sunglasses-Illesteva, swimsuit top-Adidas by Stella McCartney

Hooray! As much as I loved sporting this Adidas by Stella McCartney swimsuit at total of two times this summer (my paleness keeps me inside) I'm much more excited for blazers, sweaters, and boots. Come on Fall! Bring IT!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Accessorizing With F***




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I was browsing the website Domaine Home when I came across a photo featuring beautiful open kitchen shelving and the most magnificent "Fuck Yeah" plate that I have ever seen. Gorgeously crafted and the affordable $25.00 price will literally have you saying "Fuck Yeah!". 
Artistically displaying the F-bomb doesn't have to begin and end in the kitchen. You can also express your feelings silently and delicately on your wrist. Or how about beading a firm FU across your favorite make-up bag? And wouldn't it be so sweet embossed in gold across your stationary? Nothing says "Thank you, I love it!" more than "Fuck Yeah". Now, I know this isn't everyones favorite word, but if James Lipton were ever to interview me on Inside the Actors Studio "Fuck" would easily be the answer to my favorite curse word. Can't help it.


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Shop the Film: Hannah And Her Sisters


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I have been watching Woody Allen's films since my Dad rented Annie Hall for me at the tender age of 12. I mostly watched Leonardo DiCaprio movies back then and I really did not understand why my Dad wanted me to watch it with him. "Why can't we watch Celebrity Dad? Leo is in that one!" At the time my adolesent brain could not comprehend endless talk about serious relationships and sex or the fact that sometimes normal middle age people do coke at parties around the coffee table. For me, it wasn't an instant hit and I went back to watching Titanic as usual. Years later in college, after blossoming into a young woman with good taste in classic cinema, I watched Annie Hall again and finally appreciated it the way my Dad wished I would have when I was 12. Since Annie Hall, I have seen a number of Woody's movies, but never Hannah and Her Sisters. After meaning to see it for years I finally added it to my Netflix queue and watched it a few nights ago. Hailed by many as Woody Allen's best work, Hannah and Her Sisters was pure magic and I can't believe I am saying this, but I may have liked it better than Annie Hall.  There is so much I loved about this movie. I loved Michael Caine's infatuation with Lee and how he wooed her with Bach records and E.E. Cummings poems. I loved how it read like a love letter to NYC showcasing everything beautifully from it's famous architecture to graffti on SoHo walls. I loved the masses of curls and layers upon layers of winter clothes. Most of all I loved the sisters complex relationship and how they always admired and loved each other even through they each had their faults. The movie left me yearning for the sister that my parents failed to give me and wondering if I could bring frizzy hair back.

Puppies And Paisley

 Can you guess who's bare back is behind me?
 In desperate need of a new paint job but I like to show the real me and the real me is usually ungroomed.
Look at my head! I got a new haircut! Thanks Hallie!
I really want to print this image of Rory on a black tee. I truly think he could be hotter than the Givenchy Rottweiler. 

Photo shoot time! I took these a few days ago, because I looked semi-decent (hair could be cleaner). The tee is Jil Sander from last season and it would probably qualify as the most colorful article of clothing I own. I attempted to "toughen" the rainbow bright paisley a bit with Vince leather shorts and a ferocious dog. Did I succeed? The white heels are Manolo Blahnik and have become my go to summer shoe and I fully intend to use them throughout the year as a "winter white" accessory.  My friend mentioned that the were very 90's and I took that as a compliment even though I snapped back "White heels are everything this summer!" (I didn't actually say it aloud, but I thought it would be a fitting comeback). I bought the shoes used for an amazing price at The Real Real and they came into my possession looking practically brand new! Go check out The Real Real, but I am warning you now once you go you won't stop.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Totally Into It





The styling, the hair, the make-up, the brows, the jewelry, the Balenciaga look on the cover! Yep, totally into it all.

Easy And Delicious Chicken Recipes

Korean BBQ Chicken recipe from To Food With Luv

Chicken Paillard recipe from Eye Swoon

I believe this is my first ever food post! I am an awesome eater, but I really don't know much about what I am eating or how to prepare it. When it comes to cooking I mainly do the same old chicken and veggies and that can get pretty dull. I decided to spice things up a bit and found two chicken recipes I wanted to try from Pinterest. The first thing I decided to try was Korean BBQ chicken. I really should give my husband all the credit because he is the one who prepared it and we grilled it at our friends Rachel and James' house. According to my husband, it was very easy to make and and everyone agreed that it tasted outstanding.  

My husband and I double teamed the chicken paillard Thursday night. The recipe has you beat the chicken breast with a tenderizer mallet, which I do not have, so I improvised and put the chicken in a gallon ziploc bag and beat it with a regular hammer. This worked beautifully and when the recipe called for using a mortar and pestle to create a paste with garlic cloves and salt, the ziploc bag and hammer came to the rescue again!  We decided to cook the chicken in a skillet rather than on the grill and it turned out very tasty. The garlic paste hardened and created a thin flavorful crust on the chicken. 

Overall, both recipes were a success and I can't wait to make each dish again. 

Finished Reading, Currently Reading, Will Be Reading Next




Finished Reading: Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington - I got this for Christmas and finally got around to reading it last month. A must read for any fashion lover!

Currently Reading: The Dude And The Zen Master by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman- Recommended to me by my friend Deanna. Tons of insight on living a positive and zen life.

Will Be Reading Next: Woody Allen by Nancy Pogel- I love anything Woody, so I was thrilled to come across this gem along with Mia Farrow's memoir,What Falls Away, at a used book bazaar. I immediately delved deep into Mia's memoir and found her life fascinating and her marriage to Woody totally bizarre. I bought this book for the cover art alone and it has been prominently displayed on my bookshelf itching to be read. Interestingly enough, when I was searching for a this book online I found a vintage copy on sale at an Australian book store for $80.00. Pretty awesome score being that I paid less than a dollar for it!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Jenna Lyons At The Blue Jasmine Premiere


Jenna Lyons in a J.Crew men's suit and Givenchy sneakers. The woman can do no wrong!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Little Woodland Fairy Party






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I just came across Fire and Creme Kids, which is an amazing kids party planning website. They showcase tons of inspiration for non-cheesy parties (no Spongebob here) and I think the ideas can be modified to create the perfect whimsical adult party or shower. The site provides everything from furniture, props, costumes, etc and each theme has party boxes for sale filled with decorations, table settings, and goody bags. The boxes run pretty expensive, $200-$620, but I found some great alternatives to create your own Little Woodland Fairy Party on a budget. For about $80.00 you can get everything I have listed and with a little more cash, creativity and crafting you can easily make the ribbon streamers, felt crowns, and floral pendant banner. Another bonus, no need to pay for a party venue because fairies live outdoors!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Best Friends


Super cute video for Rachel Anton's Fall 13' collection created by none other than Anton's real life BFF Lena Dunham. This film has a Wes Anderson feel and also reminded me of the superbly delightful movie Frances Ha, directed by Noah Baumbach and co-starring Lena's GIRLS beau Adam Driver. Baumbach co-wrote Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Life Aquatic with Anderson and I'd like to think that they are real life BFFs as well. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Lace Up Bootie: Alaia vs. Ann Demeulemeester








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The lace up heel is everywhere this summer, but my obsession began in 09' with Ann  Demeulemeester's now iconic version. So wearable and so perfect, this is a classic forever shoe that you can still buy today. Alaia makes an equally fine pair, a bit more sexed up with a stiletto heel vs. a chunky heel.  Both pairs are on the top of my "if only I had $10,000 to blow on shoes" list, but until I can check them off that ridiculous list, I will be super happy with Aldo's way more affordable version. I love that they are a wonderful interpretation of both heels. The sleekness and polish of the Alaias in the front, and the tough and chunkyness of the ADs in the back. You could say it is the seriously sexy and unbelievably cool shoe version of the mullet. Or not. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

IT


Um, yeah I will be getting this.

Lifestyle Crush: Marlien Rentmeester Of Le Catch







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Marlien Rentmeester is a mother, awesome party host, master of mixing high and low, superb home decorator, creator of blog Le Catch and basically the epitome of who I want to be when I grow up. Check her out!