Rouge My Knees

Brando’s catty time | Audrey’s champagne drinking Fawn| Fade Into You
January 29, 2010, 07:07
Filed under: femme icons, Kittehs, photography

These photos capture everything I love about life!  Along with weekends.  Happy Friday!

I hadn’t watched this video or listened to this song in so long…it’s still great and dreamy.  I love the images of the ravens on the telephone wires.


Brigitte Kissing Jane |Madge in a Jumper
January 28, 2010, 13:30
Filed under: femme icons, wardrobe

Isn’t this photo just great?  Imaging hanging out with the two?  God…imagine going through their closets?  Of course…I would need a translator along.  French is on my list of things I want to master.

I just love this photo!  Look at the hair!  One could for sure get lost in there…makes me think I need to re-visit some highlights this summer…

I think that jumpers could be my favorite item of clothing…gosh, I do love dresses too…but look how cute Madonna is in one circa 1976.

Brigitte in one that was made to run around a European city:

On the jumper note…I just checked out the new Halston ready-to-wear line, Halston Heritage at Bergdorf’s.  The new line is a throw back to classic Halston of the ’70s.  I can’t even handle how awesome each piece is.  I’d love the Tie-Dyed Short Jumpsuit or the Jersey Halter Jumpsuit.  See the rest here.

Hope you are having a lovely day.


From whence I came…
January 27, 2010, 16:29
Filed under: féminin, My Interior Design School FUN

My bedroom is my sanctuary…I’m a true Cancerian in the sense that I love my den and want my living space comfortable and in harmony with my interests.

Over the last 12 months or so my room went through a major transformation.  I had a case of the nesting virus and decided that once and for all I should paint my bedroom PINK.

Daunting as it was…it turned out how I imagined it would.  The paint job paved the way for several other projects.  When it was all done I realized that I  enjoy the process of transforming a space and found an outlet for my creative urge.

Here are some photos of my bedroom…and actually my bathroom.  Some things have moved around…some of these photos are a bit blurry…and the colors vary…I’m having fun trying to capture the true feeling of the room with a digital cam.

The paint I used is Ben Moore’s Gypsy Pink.  I heart it.

Felt like a sinking ship…
January 26, 2010, 11:27
Filed under: My Interior Design School FUN, wardrobe

I’ve been slowed down this past week, thus the lack of posts and enthusiasm…

…slowed down and tied up by a nasty villain called HEAD COLD!

After a weekend of non-stop bed and meds…tea and well, not to really complain about it, lots of movies and reading…I’m feeling a bit more like myself.  I actually mustered up the energy to paint on some  Essie Chinchilly to match my awesome new Every Little Counts Henry and Anais tank.  I love love love it.  I only wish I had ordered a size down…but the medium fits like a swingy dress over jeans and a thermal.

Just a bit groggy here:

Also making me feel a bit more like myself, my studded Dolce Vita Wesley Booties.  Add to the mix a John Coltrane station on Pandora…and well, I’m finally a happy camper.

Funny… painted nails and high booties can make a huge difference.  Reminds me of Tom Ford and his suit of armor.

Peak of the shoes that make me feel like myself:

I’ve also started my Masters program at the Corcoran College of Art + Design.  I’ll be sharing more on that as I get into it.  I can report that my first trip to the art store was a success…I am the proud owner of a drafting board and an architectural scale.  Just gotta learn how to use ’em.

So once this cold is gone for good…I’m full on ready to jump into school with enthusiasm Max Fischer stylee.

I hope you all manage to steer clear of said Villain and send you healthy vibes….

Well Saddled In Heaven
January 21, 2010, 12:03
Filed under: féminin, Masculin, wardrobe

The most practical shoes I’ve ever owned used to be my tattered old cowboy boots.  Comfy enough to wear all day and walk miles…yet still cute enough to not make me feel frumpy. Replacing the boots, my black oxfords.  They’re great with wide legged wool slacks or black tights and a lacy vintage dress.  I can dance in them, walk in them, run in them and LOVE in them.

Fittingly, I happened upon an  interview with shoe designer Rupert Sanderson.  He’s featured on the Lula Scrapbook and talks about his inspiration for keeping the saddle shoe and oxford alive via his Saddled O’s collection.

It inspired me to put together some images of the iconic shoe.  I guess perhaps  a characteristic my favorite shoes tend to have in common is masculinity.



Why do you reckon that now is an opportune moment to breathe new life into oxfords and launch the Saddled O’s collection? I just felt that now was a good time. Had a feeling that people were tiring of trainers and the idea of a shoe with genuine sports provenance felt right. I like the bookish cool the shoes give a girl… There’s something brainy about girls who wear them and I find that sexy. Perhaps my favourite film reference is Woody Allen wearing them throughout Play it Again Sam – the ultimate dysfunctional date movie.

Full Interview here.

Movies, Movies, Movies
January 19, 2010, 13:18
Filed under: CINEMA

In an attempt to maximize and make use of my free time this weekend (before I start grad school this week), I fit in lots of movie viewing and reading.   I picked up a copy of Under the Banner of Heaven (after watching Big Love on Sunday, I decided it was just time to grab a copy).

The movies I fit in:  The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, A Single Man and Leap Year.

All great…all so different.  Heath is magic.  Lily Cole is beautiful.  Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Collin Farrell do a fantastic job filling big shoes.

There just isn’t anything Tom Ford can’t do.  He’s proved it time and again with Gucci and his own line, but really…with A Single Man…it’s solidified.

I wasn’t expecting to be so moved and feel so connected to the characters.  Visually stunning, but also terribly achingly touching.  It’s hard to fathom such a loss and heartbreak.  Collin Firth is glorious.

And to round it out…something light and totally mushy.

I can’t get enough of Matthew Goode.

Pastels in Winter
January 14, 2010, 12:58
Filed under: COVETABLE, cupcakes, flowers and unicorns

I’m thinking that a gathering of all my nail polish and going to work on my toes and paws is in order.  After seeing this photo (Ringo Have a Banana! ) I’m excited to try my hand at doing my own nails with Pastel Flair.

It would be a great help in getting use out of the several bottles of polish just sitting in my medicine cabinet.

I actually may need to run out and find myself  great lavender and turquoise lacquer.

These nails would be ideal with my MLP dream hair.

Another option, ( if I realize I’m not very good as swirling  colors!) would be the following: