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13 posts from July 2011

July 31, 2011


I got this 50's angora sweater at Vintage Martini a while back, it's kind of precious.  I wish I had identical copies of it in a rainbow of colors. Wearing it with a Magda Berliner lace skirt and Cavalli sandals from about ten years ago.


July 29, 2011


The pretty packaging of the Tarte for True Blood eyeshadow palette caught my eye when I was browsing at Sephora--one peek inside the pallete and I had to have it. I ended up getting all three Tarte for True Blood products, including the genius lip stain and cheek stain. Below is a demo of how the products look on. Thanks to my sister for helping out with this!

Here is the packaging of the eyeshadow pallette--how cute is that?? In addition to the 17 high quality eyeshadows, it comes with a gel eyeliner, eyelid primer, and mascara.

Here is a look I created with the pallette. I am kind of in love wit the gel eyeliner, it goes on blacker than a liquid eyeliner. Very dramatic!

Here is a look my sister Carol created with it! She is much better at makeup than I am. When we shot these makeup looks, we didn't have the lip tint from the collection yet. In these photos we just used the cheek stain on our lips.

Tarte for True Blood natural cheek stain

The cheek stain is really lovely! If you like a bare-faced look then this is all you need. Its a sheer bright red stain with a shimmery finish. It looks like a natural flush. I've found it to be very long lasting too. Below I am wearing just the cheek stain--dabbed on my lips too.

My sister and I were so thrilled with the Tarte for True Blood eyeshadow palette and cheek stain that we went back to Sephora to get the Tarte for True Blood Lipsurgence Natural Lip Tint. I am glad we did because it's gorgeous. It's a sheer iridescent red stain with flecks of gold in it. Very buildable.


I have to admit that we recently started watching the show and are all True Blood junkies now. We started season 2 last night.

Have a great weekend!

July 27, 2011


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July 26, 2011


Spent a relaxing Sunday at the Belmont with my mom and my sister and my girlfriends. Shelley and Kim came too. So much fun swimming with a view of the skyline.

Wearing Barbara Bui boots and a vintage dress from a flea market.

July 22, 2011

Fun in LA

 Above is a snap of the adorable lobby in Maison 140.

LA was amazing last weekend. A high of 75 degrees...I felt like I was in Nirvana the whole time. I was in town for an exciting video shoot for CFDA & Vogue Eyewear's City Collection collaboration with designer Yeohlee...shooting it was quite an adventure. We shot in Hollywood Hills for one of our locations--what a view!


Here's some behind the scenes snaps. Yeohlee is such an inspiring woman...it was incredible to have the chance to meet and spend time with her.

Found a cool spiderweb holding a mist of dewdrops on a bush.

After the video shoot my dad and sister joined us in LA for a relaxing weekend of eating and shopping. Mom got the cute leopard grey Current & Elliot jeans you see above! I got the cognac mid-calf riding boots  I'm wearing in the elevator. My little sister is leaving for school in Wales at the end of August, so I'm treasuring every day I get to spend with her until then. 

We got to go to Villa Blanca restaurant in Beverly Hills..being a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills junkie, this was extremely exciting for me. We saw Ken and Lisa Vanderpump! You can't believe how beautiful Lisa is in person. Ken patted our dog Kim!

Of course, Kim had to come with us to LA. Kim is such a trooper when we travel. We love this dog with all our heart. It was a little chilly so we had to get her a shirt...a pink tee with a rhinestone chihuahua on the back. I felt like Paris Hilton carrying her around like that...no not even, maybe like Snookie. Kim was not embarrassed by it though.

Have a great weekend! 

Revisiting my Crazy 70s Groupie Boots

I got these boots 3 years ago on a road trip to Austin--haven't posted them in so long! Definitely need to get these out again. No label on them! I wonder if they were custom-made. I would have loved to have met the person who dreamed them up.

July 20, 2011

The Avalon

One of my favorite things in LA are the pretty pool-side bungalows at the Avalon hotel. Luckily for us, the Avalon is just a few minutes away from it's sister hotel, Maison 140, where we were staying. Mom and I are huge fans of Kelly Wearstler, and she designed both hotels, making it that much more enticing to stay there!

Mmm!! Those sliders were so tasty--wish I could have them all over again. 

How appropriate that I was wearing a Roxy Music shirt when I was at the Avalon! Avalon is my favorite Roxy Music album...maybe favorite album ever. Wearing my trusty Woods necklace--wear this with everything.

Worn with Club Monaco bomber jacket, Stella McCartney jeans, and Barbara Bui ankle boots.

Kim played undercover service dog....shhh!



July 16, 2011



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I'm having so much fun in LA--I have some crazy stories to tell from a project I was working on yesterday. Now my dad and my sister are going to join us for a weekend vacation! Can't wait to see them.


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