Tuesday, December 16, 2008

bright lights

I don't especially care for Katie one way or the other, but I love looking at people in an entirely new light. It's got to be related to my unhealthy obsession with 'before' and 'after' pics. But anyway- These remind me quite a bit of that Anne Hathaway shoot from not too long ago, but a much heavier dose of the old school glamor sure beefs up the unrealness of these pics. These images are gorgeous, but are so impeccable and painterly. I look at them and see Katherine Hepburn and iconic silver screen themes, and secondly, Holmes as a vague and secondary inspiration. Nonetheless, an amazing project.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

buttons on boots

Buttons on boots! Buttons on boots! Buttons on boots! I'm selling everything I own and running away to live in the forest with these boots.

Yes, not technically buttons, but just as worthy of my adorations!
Anthropologie Shoelaced

...and THESE here boots, yeah, those on the left- see 'em? 2 little brass buttons, that cuff, that covered platform, that cone heel- do you see that? I just might sell my soul for those. MMmm, yes. The gray ones are sure purdy too.
Mike and Chris Wallis & Ryce

Monday, November 3, 2008

Dedicated to Felicia

I bet you love these, based on that one post of yours- hee hee! You can get them here, if you so desire.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

flashes of lashes

Felicia gave me the awesome feather eyelashes, but they're huge! I have yet to build the courage to wear them out and about.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tara got these amazing bootie shoes by We Who See the other day. The suede is super thick and they are just so soft and comfortable. Since she is so sweet she let me wear them to work right after she brought them home. I then told her I would buy them off her or she could give them to me since I am so infatuated with them. Apparently her generosity does not extend that far though.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Submarines & Handbags

These images are so strange- I suppose as is only fitting for handbags with brass knuckles for handles, or in the shapes of blackened dogs. I really do like this shoot though. All European military old school and the potatoes are so out there... These are from James Piatt, and you can see more images at the site, and purchase these as well as some others. Unfortunately, the Persuader, shaped as a machine gun and available in pink, is out of stock.

Friday, September 26, 2008


Amazing. New issue of W. Photographed by Mario Sorrenti. See more pics at their site here.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Obi Belt Trench

I love them on coats! Meaning, I love these coats!
These are from Le Train Bleu, a very cool store here in Portland.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Delaying Monday

Received the latest Hayden-Harnett newsletter, which featured this beautiful bright dress. Their newsletters are always a pleasure- very pretty photography. Everyone should sign up for them!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I just bought these Adrienne boots by Frye because:
   1. I've wanted them forever and they keep popping up everywhere, torturing me.
   2. They just went on sale (almost 1/2 off!)
   3. When I called the store they only had 2 pairs left in my size and this brown color...  in California.
   4. They will ship them to me for free. 
   5. Gah! I don't need any more reasons. I cannot wait until I put my grubby little hands all over them. I need to go take a walk now and calm down.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bundling up in August.

Oh boy. I really like these Nicholas K. items. I don't know why the hell I am even looking at them though. It's 96 degrees today, and I do love a good heat wave. I should be outside, baking slowly. Nonetheless, I really like these- as I like scrunched up excess fabric and big collars. What a great requisite for clothing attractions, huh? These look comfy, warm and soft but nicely tough at the same time. I wanted to say the word "snuggly" but I don't think these outfits would like that. 
There are many more pics on the website. On a funnier note, alot of the pics are styled with this large western hat and have this sort of gothic cowboy feel. I didn't really care for that direction and was trying to pinpoint my problem when I came up with...  Vampire Hunter D! Not that I have anything against the classic anime, but this is still cracking me up. Check it out! 

Separated at birth, mais non? 

Friday, August 8, 2008

Underwater Love

For Tara's octopoid obsessions:

From OctopusMe at Etsy. The seller's profile and jewelry descriptions say these pieces are made with real octopus. 
Although, how creepy and cool would it be to wear those four earrings on one ear? I think this is only for the real lovers though. Hmm. 

Monday, August 4, 2008

Two steps back

Mmmmm! Old retro glamour is so captivating. Tara got a cute little sweater with fur collar and glass sparkle buttons that remind me of these pics. I will have to take some photos of her in it. The deco-style backdrops to these pics are so mysterious too. All Metropolis fun. Anyway, these are from Eric Dover Studio.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Caught in headlights

While perusing Notcot, (a great resource of constantly amazing things) I came upon a post about Rich-in-Craft. These images are stunning! Rich-in-Craft strive to "preserve and grow the delicate island that is inhabited by both craftsmanship and art." This bag, the Folie á Deux, is from a limited line of 36, and each one is presented on a silk pillow in a cloth-covered box. How beautiful! They make me want to drool like Homer Simpson with a donut. I feel a little uncouth, mentioning the Simpsons in the same post as these lovelies, but ah well. Anyway, that leather looks so gorgeous, all gathered in perfection and topped off by that lovely antler. And the styling of these photos makes me just drool more. The site says this is the first in a series. I cannot wait to see what else happens!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Count down til midnight

So a bit ago I decided I didn't wear enough hair accessories. My hair styles usually have enough going on to keep me satisfied, but with a change of heart I've started a new collection. Along with rainbow mugs, lunch boxes, and music boxes, I'm trying to collect some interesting head pieces. For when I'm feeling close to nature, the Pocahontas in me comes out with my feathered head band. Let's not forget those nights when I need my 40's style dress shoes and gloves, I also now need my pretty little veil... that I paid way too much for at Urban. And if you didn't know, I also have a weakness for my catholic medallion's given to me by friends and family over the years. I wear my saint jude highlighted as my ultra-awesome head piece! And those handsome pair of heels are just some little oxfords that melted my heart and I needed to get. Signing out. My first real blog. -Tara