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NARS – Lipstick for the starletts
June 30, 2010, 07:18
Filed under: COVETABLE, femme icons

I’ve always LOVED NARS.

Esp my Roman Holiday – the only lip color I must have on hand at all times.

The packaging is  clean and modern with a kind of throw back to vintage fonts – I think of the Avant Garde Mag logo or Studio 54.

Lately I’ve noticed their lip colors are influenced and named for some of cinema’s most memorable ( and I kind of want them all!)

Roman Holiday


Funny Face


Shanghai Express

Belle de Jour


Viva Las Vegas



beige ffffluorescent
June 29, 2010, 16:24
Filed under: Uncategorized

I can’t say anything here about his infidelities, her acting or question are they or aren’t they?  all I can do is say I heart her outfit and want all of my summer fun to happen in a palette of nude, white, cream, gray and tan….with some navy tossed in.
xo it.

photo from

lecture d’été
June 28, 2010, 07:00
Filed under: Iconic

Summer reading.  Here’s a few I’ve picked up.  So far, loving the Roger Vadim book.  I’m dazzled by his three great loves with three kick ass women.  Brigitte. Catherine. Jane. Roger takes you on an incredible journey – paris in the early 60s…hanging out in cafes and meeting an unknown named Marlon Brando…sleeping with Brigitte and Ursula Andress in a tiny bed, just sleeping, mind you. awesomeness and a perfect light read for summer poolside.

The others have been waiting for me to read them for quite some time and hopefully I’ll get to it.  I find it nice to read about Marie Antoinette before bedtime…and the  Color book is a definite since it ties into school…

Bardot, Deneuve, Fonda – Roger Vadim

Marie Antoinette: The Journey – Antonia Fraser

Paris on the Potomac: The French Influence on the Architecture and Art of Washington, D.C. (Perspective On Art & Architect)

Color by Betty Edwards: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors

I want a Samantha Pleet Doll.
June 25, 2010, 08:18
Filed under: costumes, féminin

this video was filmed at Samantha’s Granny’s house in Philly.  She said her Granny’s house is unreal…and honestly after watching the video….just how unreal is  really apparent.

Happy last day of the generally agreed upon work week!

a week of wonders | treasure chest full of influence
June 24, 2010, 08:43
Filed under: CINEMA, costumes

After I recovered from chatting and meeting one of my girl crushes, Samantha Pleet, I bumped up the priority of Valerie a týden divů on my netflix list and finally watched it.  This  film popped up onto my radar a little while ago and then sadly ended up at the end of my queue….fitting how it’s resurfaced.

I met  Samantha when she joined other designers for a discussion at school [ CCA+D] on green design.  Miss Pleet mentioned Valerie and the influence it has had on her work.

I highly recommend the flick if you like dark beautiful creepy lace-y rolled into one.

BTW, SP is super cute and sweet and I am happy to report I picked up a black silk romper that might have ended up on Victoria Legrand…as Samantha is getting Victoria pretty for tour.

Watching the flick has me torn, will my new apt will be painted all stark white with antique splash…or robin’s egg blue.

Both colors will go with a vintage iron bed, vintage screen and lace curtains, so at least it will all come together.

and now that I know there’s a book and it’s availabe in the US…I must have…….

what up e.e.?
June 23, 2010, 07:32
Filed under: Masculin

I love etymology and words in my art.  E. E. Cummings had a gift for mashing up words and playing up their arrangement.  One of my faves of his is part 3 of the Cubist Breakup.

Fitting on this, the third day of summer!


the sky

was       can  dy

lu                          mi

nous                      ed



spry       pinks

shy                  lem




choco                 lates

un                                    der

a             lo


mo                                tive                  s pout



o                          lets

…………………………………………summery scenes to draw inspiration…….

(I admit this one not very summery but her Hermes bag is too great!)

Woot, New Walkmen Album, lisbon. drops 9.14.2010
June 22, 2010, 10:09
Filed under: Masculin, music

another lovely cover to add to their repertoire.