so here i am, in the middle of holiday madness, stressed about how i'll ever find the right presents for everyone on my list...shopping for myself. the problem is not me, it's the fact that the dear stuchly sisters of the roo vintage have a sick sense of taste and thrift like goddesses. forcing me to buy their delightfully priced wares online, allowing me to expand my wardrobe without having to brave holiday shopping traffic (and for ridiculously affordable prices).
check out my most recent purchases:
and, this insane fur coat:
i love them both dearly, and feel like a goddess whenever i'm dressed in my gold, and long fur.
i was so delighted by the ny time's recent feature on sasha pivovarova, and her artistic tendencies. she's an incredible model, but i had no idea that she was such a talented artist. it's always lovely to discover new talents in someone, especially when they're someone whose work you admire.
the lady is a doll maker! she made the one on the left.
she draws as well. these are her sketches in leather bound books her husband has gifted her.
kirsten dunst styled by kate and laura mulleavy for the current issue of lula. liked it so much, i made an image my banner.
help prease? i'm searching for the perfect sartorial holiday image to make as my banner for the month. if you've any favorites — please send them my way.
chicago has turned into a winter wonderland...can't wait for the semester to be over so i can enjoy it! i'm thinking baileys, ice skating, holiday movies. my boyfriend is a peanuts/animation fanatic who's made me promise to watch every animated holiday movie ever made with him. in turn, i've made him promise to watch "prancer" and "the family stone." kate and i are buying each other tickets to the nutcracker for our xmas presents. jack and i have decorated our apartment to the hilt (including his james franco-adorned stocking). so, so excited for this holiday season.
snow + love + cuddling with warm drinks = best time of year, peanuts.
first of all, i just want to extend a big fucking hug to all of my friends who have been so sweet about the rebirth of this blog. as small as the whole thing is, it's been so wonderful to have people who i didn't even know read this thing say that they were excited that it was back. being surrounded by good people makes a project like this all the more worth it.
as i was getting ready for my interview with mr. mouret tomorrow, picking out an outfit and such (decided on: louis vuitton tiger print blouse, cropped black pants, sam edelman chain-link clogs) i realized that my chipped green nail polish probably wasn't going to look too hot. a quick talk with the old bff (who also moonlights as a nail polish guru) resulted in the conclusion that "sparkle-licious" from opi's "burlesque" collection was the way to go.
nail polish has become one of my favorite accessories, and a new, good color is such a treat. i would encourage you all to check out both the sparkle and solid "burlesque" collections from opi — they're perfect for winter/holiday time. with two coats, the sparkle polishes are gorgeous on their own, but as a top coat, they're also a great way to spice up your favorite shade.
ps: so excited it's december 1st! i'm a holiday nut. my roommate, jack, and i put up lights all around our apartment last night, and he bought us stockings to decorate (his is currently hosting a very large picture of james franco's face). hope you're all engaging in some fun holiday activities! xox.