Tuesday, September 22, 2015

First Lady meets Pope Francis

I never blog anymore, but I was inspired by Michelle Obama's attire when meeting the Pope.

Carolina Herrera on one of my favorite women. Love this choice!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Life can be hard but I've found how much better it can be when I'm taking care of myself.
For me this means getting a ton of sleep, going for walks and being in the sunshine, 
eating fruits and vegetables, and a lot of primping.
It may sound superficial, but I ALWAYS feel better with black mascara on and pink lips.
Here are a few of my favorite products that brighten my day, every day:

these products have changed my skin.
I even get complimented that I look younger and glowing... hard not to smile when you hear that!
I used the light shade originally but after many vacations/days in the sun/moving to California I'm strictly shade medium now.

black eyeliner = instant confidence
and I love the felt tip applicator.

my signature shade

this has changed my life. the perfect pink, not too much color but just enough to look healthy/bright.

I don't leave the house without it.

nothing makes me feel better than getting my nails done.

never fully-dressed without a smile and perfume

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier

Today I saw "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" 

The exhibit featured dozens of his pieces, images of his designs and campaigns, and a few videos featuring his work. And the mannequins' faces were digitally animated! Here are my highlights:

I hate the piece of hair in my face but I love my new glasses. 

I loved these mermaid dresses when Marion Cotillard wore one to the Oscars, and was blown away by their beauty in person. Also, I love all things mermaid.

Next to this image of Farida Khelfa, by Jean-Paul Goude, is a passage from Gaultier. He recalls the first time he worked with the model she left to meet  Jean-Paul Goude, and describes his appreciation for Goude's work referencing this piece. As a huge fan of Jean-Paul Goude myself, this stood out to me.

This jacket reminds me of Cher Horowitz.

In commentary next to the "Chic Rabbis" pieces, Gaultier reveals his inspiration for the collection was a group of rabbis leaving the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue. This is a scene I have actually witnessed,  and I love Kate Moss.

I had never been to the Brooklyn Museum, and there is a great permanent collection there!

The Wave by Gustave Courbet, c. 1869

Houses of Parliament, Sunlight Effect by Claude Monet, 1903

Dresser by John Henry Belter

both by René Lalique

Vase by Emile Gallé

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Queenie Eye

The video for Paul McCartney's new song "Queenie Eye" features so many people I love.
Johnny Depp and Kate Moss are in it, the latter dancing on a table.
Jude Law and Sean Penn are both as good looking as ever.
And Meryl Streep shows off dance moves I didn't know she had.
See more below!

RIP Lou Reed

One of the all time greatest. Rest in Peace Lou Reed.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Shoes

The Splendid 'Capetown' sandals in silver are great for running weekend errands. If the zipper doesn't rub your heel the wrong way, then you can wear them all day long without issue. I wear the enough that I am shopping for a similar pair in turquoise or black.

I love my Kate Spade Roseland sandals in taupe suede for work. The chunky heel and crossover straps make the shoe both practical and pretty.

Dolce Vita

Dries Van Noten

My scalloped toe flats from Anthropologie are great for both work AND weekends.


And I'd be lost without my Hunter Boots in all the rain this summer. Mine are navy blue.

I'm still looking for the perfect pair of pointy flats and wide kitten heels.

Jenni Kayne D'orsay


Louis Vuitton

As always, my toes are decorated with a pretty shade of aqua. 
My go-to this summer is "Where's My Chauffeur?" by Essie.

Kate Moss Summer

Harper's Bazaar 1994 “Go with the Flow” by Enrique Badulescu

Mario Sorrenti

Harper's Bazaar 1996 "Summer of Love" by Peter Lindbergh

St. Tropez 2013

St. Tropez 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Met Ball 2013

Some attendees embraced the theme Punk: Chaos to Couture more than others,
but these ladies have my vote for best dressed.

Sienna Miller in Burberry

Cara Delevingne in Burberry

Blake Lively in Gucci Première

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in YSL

Jessica Pare in Jason Wu

I loved Emma Roberts's hair and makeup

But Emmy Rossum wins best all around beauty with my favorite hair, makeup and nails

I can't wait to see the exhibit! 
One of the many perks of living in NYC is fabulous events and exhibits like this.