Thursday, February 26, 2009

Once upon a time....

Mr. Q had a blog! I know, who wudda thunk? Anyways, I was looking through his old posts today and came across the below. It always made me laugh. So since his blog is no longer in commission, I'm stealing his post and putting it on here!

Impractical item of the day

December 19, 2007

The Chanel Fashion Bike. I don't know about you, but when I'm all chillin' in my emo gear riding around town I want people to know that I'm flossin', and that my relationship with my family is deteriorating. Priced to roll out of a Chanel boutique for around $12,000. Who needs a SmartCar? For the same price you can save the environment, and get a good workout.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Style Crush: Taz Arnold

I have developed quite the style crush on Taz Arnold. I was introduced to him a few months back by a friend who played his "Imma Vota Obama Way" song for me, and I was instantly drawn to his style in the video. It's beyond words, just quite amazing. The leopard leggings, cowboy boots, vintage Gucci belts, all mixed with pops of neon and those HOOD LOVE rings--swoon! Not to mention, I think he's quite easy on the eyes. He's always pictured as part of Kanye's entourage, but personally I think his style is eons ahead of Kanye. While, I think Kanye has great style, I think his ego gets in the way of that.

I am quite obsessed over those hood love rings. I am hoping to score a pair for my birthday, even though that is months away! But I think they're just the sickest thing I've seen all year.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

more do it myself projects.

The above photo of Lindsay Lohan was in Harper's Bazaar a few months back....I think it was November. I instantly fell in love with the shoot. She was styled so wonderfully throughout it all. But more importantly, I fell in love with those jeans. The credits said they were DKNY and available at Macy's! I immediately went to Macy's the very next day, but of course the jeans were not there! Too early in the season. I have been checking back, and this past weekend they were finally in stock! However, I was beyond disappointed when I saw them in person. They looked nothing like the jeans in that picture. Nothing like them. They were the ugliest things I have ever seen. The denim was obviously of a much lower quality than pictured, and it was super stretchy. And the wash and paint/rip detailing was not even half as nice as the picture. I tried to find a picutre of them online but I can't seem to locate one.

I honestly couldn't believe my eyes. Mr. Q could see I was visibly disappointed in the much-awaited for jeans. He suggested buying a pair of Levi 501's and doing the jeans myself! What a brilliant idea, Mr. Q! We found a lovely pair of boyfriend jeans in the perfect wash with perfect rips; I cannot wait to get some paint and create my own jeans! I think they will look fabulous come this spring. I am probably waiting until I go to DC to take on this project, as it's a little too messy for my tiny apartment. But once I have pictures I will be sure to post them!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

more tom binns.

After posting those pictures last week of the tom binns watches, I was inspired to create my own this weekend. Above is the result. I have had that old roxy watch sitting in my jewelry box for years. My Mom gave it to me as a birthday present when I was in 8th grade, so I am too sentimental to part with it. Which is why I'm glad I reinvented it and can once again get some use out of it. I was also shocked to know that you have to be 21 years old to buy spray paint in New York. Maybe it's like that everywhere, I just never paid attention.

Mr. Q is coming tonight for a long weekend! I cannot wait. I am hoping that this weekend we can venture into Brooklyn to check out some independent jewelry designers. A co-worker of mine finds the most amazing things at little jewelry boutiques in Brooklyn, and I can't wait to see all the treasures!

Friday, February 13, 2009

doing tom binns yourself.

Hands down, Tom Binns is my most favorite jewelry designer. His designs are so amazing and always unexpected. I am consistently mesmerized by what he does! But alas, it is definitely not within my usual price range. I completely fell in love with his classic necklaces with neon touches last summer when I saw a window display filled with them at Henri Bendel. It was breathtaking, I wish I had taken a picture of it. I quickly went out and bought a bunch of necklaces and neon paint and made neon jewelry for myself. I was once again mesmerized when I got the last issue of Vogue in the mail about a month ago. There was this lovely, classic, chunky necklace with neon green safetly pins through it. I quickly remembered all the safety pins I save each week from my laundry. I never use them, yet I feel wasteful throwing them away. Good thing, because I immediately dug out my neon paints and painted them all! Below are pictures of last summers neon necklaces and the safety pin pearl necklace I recently made. I think I am going to try and find some other faux diamond necklaces to weave in with it as well, it needs something else. A lot of something else. But it's a start.

While I was googling images for this post, I came across the two below. Defintely more DIY Tom Binns inspiration. I love those watches so much! He is just genius.
There are some really amazing pieces in the archive section on his website.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

sorry for the lack of blogging.

There really is no excuse, except i've been lazy and busy with work and traveling on weekends. Mr. Q and I celebrated Valentine's this past weekend in DC. We didn't really do much of anything besides going to the gym and lounging around and shopping a tad. But we made delicious black bean tacos for our Valentine's dinner and red velvet cupcakes for dessert. And then watched the previous Monday's episode of The Bachelor that he had DVR'ed since we both missed it! It was the perfect Valentine's night! Anyways, enough of that moosiness. I promise to take pictures of the DIY Tom Binns necklace this week and post. I have it basically all made; I have just been unmotivated to put it together.

On a fasion related note, I am completely in love with the Marni shoes for S/S 09! I have always loved loved loved Marni's shoe collection. But I was so disaapointed with their F/W 08 shoes. After seeing their S/S collection, I was so happy that they were back on track with designing amazing shoes! Below is a collage of my favorites. I am completely smitten with the lavender suede heel.

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