Friday, June 25, 2010

For the Love of Ties! Tying the Tie Knot

Que the photo montage of fashionable women in ties:

 Classic, Cool Military look. Somehow so fresh and modern

Annie Hall/ Kate Moss show some tie love

The infamous skinny tie!

The controversial nude Jen GQ cover, includes a tie!

 Gwen includes ties on occasion

Well, how do you tie a tie anyway????

Meet Matt, he really likes ties- scratch that- he LOVES ties, so much in fact that he has a dedicated a whole blog entirely to ties! (pun intended) Tiepedia has all the tie information that anyone would ever want: everything from celebs who wear ties to how to tie a tie. In this post we learn the art of tying a classic half Windsor knot.


Who knew it could be so easy! Classic, fun and super chic ties can be worn the traditional way (around the neck) or they can make a fun accessory to any outfit- head scarfs, belts.

Have a tietastic day!
 (photos via,,,,

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Party Solutions- DIY wishing tree

 Ahh, alas summer is here! It's the season of dads (yeah, that was last week) grads, weddings, babies and birthdays. Occasions that call for parties! yay! If you got stuck with party planning, (or just love to plan parties) here is a cute, unique and cheap memento that you can put together easily. It's a beautiful centerpiece made with Manzanita branches where guests can hang tags which they have written their best wishes for guest of honor.

It's more creative than a guest book and after the party, the tags can be removed and placed in a scrapbook! Easy, beautiful way to impress the guest of honor and all of their friends! It's a win, win!

Wishing Tree Etsy Shopping guide:
 Wire baskets

Silver or Gold?

Tree Tags
 Find some fabulous tags for any occasion!

1) Hearts: Perfect for a wedding, shower or birthday party

2) Sophisticated Custom Tags for any fancy occasion

3) Perfect Tags for a sunny summer party

Citrus Summer Tags- Set of 24
By ThePaperPlace

4) Fun and funny, perfect for a guy or your most sarcastic friend's wish tree

5) For your friend who likes the finer things in life:
Cheers! Have a great time at the party while the compliments roll in!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

3 things....

Top 3 things right now that completely inspire me:

1) Bobby D.

2) Fringe and Freja

(love her <3)

3-D inspired design

(love pavement <3)

Friday, June 18, 2010

90's Movie Love: Mallrats

"Hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn for Sega."

This movie is brilliant!  There are tons of cute style cues in this flick depicting the perfect 90's grunge type looks. On the girls you can find many mini hemlines, crop tops, knee high socks and of course a multitude of floral print dresses. It really is a must watch for anyone who loves 90's nostalgia.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sizzling Runway Style- Vena Cava Resort 2011

Fell head over heels in LOVE with this collection! It is the perfect mix of everything a girl would want for the summer: perfect shorts, cute summer dress, crochet tops and for the lovers of bold fashion, yes there is a jumpsuit! My next few vintage hunts I will be inspired with these images in mind, thank you Vena Cava!

Vena Cava Resort 2011

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Storyboard- Salon Mystique's Summer 2010 collection inspiration

Just finished up a shoot last week for our summer 2010 Beautiful Boho collection and the photos look amazing!! Here are some of the easy, breezy photos that inspired the final outcome of our look book!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Interior Notes: Locker Love

It's been about 2 months since we moved into our awesome loft! It's really an inspiring, amazing place to be. Although all of our stuff is in this new space some of it doesn't have a proper place to be due to the lack of closet space, so it sits there until we find the perfect storage piece. My ideal find would have to be an industrial style locker. I love the mix of industrial elements in a modern environment.

The initial inspiration for the love of all things locker came from a visit to an incredible furniture store in Culver City called H.D. Buttercup. If you live in the L.A. area and happen to love interior design, you MUST visit this place! It seriously houses all genres of interior style under one roof, there is something for everyone!

Here are some great photos that share love of locker:

...and if you don't want to go full locker, but like an industrial detail you can add some vintage locker baskets and or tags to any decor. Here are some great Etsy finds:

Vintage Locker Basket