Rouge My Knees

Paper dolls!!!!
May 28, 2010, 07:17
Filed under: COVETABLE, cupcakes, flowers and unicorns

Where to even begin.  I can’t stop gushing over a new discovery, (thanks to the stop at the Mutter Museum) of a talented artist who brings back all my childhood thrills with paper dolls.  They were the go-to trip memento for me in every gift shop – great b/c they then provided hours of entertainment on road trips.

Lisa Perrin’s work is so dark and whimsical.  After browsing her Etsy Shop, you can see she has a wonderful sense of  humor.

I brought home the conjoined twins to frame.

Now I’m making plans to assemble an Edgar Allen Poe and affix him in a shadow box for a permanent reprieve

{with some glitter and maybe watercolors for the wallpaper!}

and I’m sure a few of these will make my b-day wish list…

They are so wonderfully dark.   Sylvia with her cigarette and oven.  Marie Antoinette with her head cut off.

Roxie, eat your heart out!



all american
May 26, 2010, 16:09
Filed under: Iconic, photography

I get sad every now and then when I think of John Jr. and Carolyn.

One of my favorite photographs is of the two of them:

I guess it’s the casual wear they have on, Carolyn’s long lovely hair & that it seems like they didn’t have a care in the world at the moment this photo was shot.  It looks like Carolyn threw on some of John’s sweatpants.

These images shot for vanity fair make it hard to not think how she and John left us much much too soon.

My heart belongs to Philadelphia
May 25, 2010, 12:00
Filed under: natural wonders, photography

I spent four days in Philly last week and my heart is still aflutter from all the beauty and warmth the city emanates.   There’s so much history everywhere and people are friendly.  Lots of good food, lots of good beverage (Village Whiskey, you rule and you’ve inspired my summer drink:  the Ginger Rogers!).

A short bus ride took me to see the Barnes Collection.  I highly suggest you see it in its organic state before it moves to Philly in 2011.  Barnes was too cool and spent a lifetime getting his art arranged just so.  I hope his vision is given respect when the art work is moved to the new location in Philly. I can’t imagine seeing the art and then not having the opportunity to walk through the rose garden.

My favorite has to be the Mütter Museum.  Strange and surreal, all while very dignified.  I can only imagine that it provokes the same feelings/experience that the first museums inspired.  Oddities brought to us by Nature.

She wants to save old buildings
May 14, 2010, 10:34
Filed under: CINEMA

Obv. we know how kick ass Chloe is.  but getting a glimpse (thanks to BUST TV) of her always makes me fall more in love.  I’m so into saving old buildings myself, that I hope to one day make a career of it….so when she says she wants to save old buildings in the east village and stop tall construction, my heart melted.

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May 12, 2010, 10:20
Filed under: féminin, music

this spread of Karen is doing nothing to assuage my want of fiery red locks.  I’ve been saving and salivating over pix of redheads in all their rouge glory.  Hmm, going from dark brunette to red might not be in the stars for me, but I like to fantasize…

Karen’s music is so dreamy.  she’s just a gorgeous nymph.  in the article Karen explains that the name came from a childhood nickname given to her “The Ghost That Walks” and embraces her tendency to fall outside the norm.  Love.

more photos of redheads that I’ve been stashing in my pocket:

Keep time like an architect. keep fashionable like a designer.
May 11, 2010, 23:33
Filed under: COVETABLE

or gift it to that special architect/interior designer someone in your life.

only $49 from May 28th at SuperMarket.

Oh I’m holding back the tears…as Lyell is telling us goodbye
May 3, 2010, 14:07
Filed under: COVETABLE, féminin

As I read my email update from Lyell I’m quite saddened by this news:

So after seven years and with a lease that is running out,
I have decided to say goodbye for now. Lyell is my heart and soul. I couldn’t have come as far as I have come with out all the loyal support that I’ve received over the years. However, it is time now to take break.

As of today we are starting our closeout sale with all styles now
40-60% off. This includes new styles that have just arrived and even more coming over the next couple weeks. The sale will continue until we run out of stock over the next month.


Simply tragic, yet another small indie designer having to close up shop and another small business struggling to keep it’s head above water.  One of the cruelest affects of a down economy – lots of creativity is being lost.

If you’re lucky enough, head out to that sale!  The clothes are beautiful and the shop space so elegant.  I’m sad I’ll miss stepping foot in it before it’s gone.