Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This song makes me Happy :)

I LOVE this song (Home) by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, who doesn't? It's a pretty fantastic song. I adore the vintage-y video effects and the clothing choices in this video.  Have a happy Tuesday!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Style Icon- Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde

Gorgeous and talented, this woman doesn't just have great style she has major talent. Her role in The Network won her an academy award (it's a really good movie) and she also played an exceptional Bonnie in the 1967 classic Bonnie and Clyde. Her outfits are amazing, so modern and fresh!

Friday, August 20, 2010

For the Love of Fall

Inspiration pieces for fall outfits.

1) Shearling Bomber by Burberry
2) Sheer Peated Skirt by Acne
3) Camel Coat by Carven
4) Leather Dress by Frank Tell
5) Fur Coat by Theory
6) Leopard Faux Fur vest
7) Black Leather Trench by The Row
8) Marc Jacobs

(photos via style.com)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Interior Love- Emily Henderson

I love clothes and I love interiors! So when I heard Design Star contestant Emily Henderson's show idea  (combining personal fashion with interior design) I thought it was brilliant!  Then I saw the sunroom that she designed for the last episode and fell in love with her even more! I really hope that she wins! The final episode airs this Sunday @ 10pm on HGTV. Good Luck Emily!

This week Apartment Therapy gives up a look into the Star's L.A. diggs. As beautiful as her TV designs and definitely lustworthy, her space really inspires! That velvet couch? Amazing! This place is a juxtaposition of many cool, well designed things. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Top 5 Thrifting Tips

I LOVE thrifting! It's fun, inexpensive and you can find the most awesome and unique things along with peace of mind that you won't see anyone else with the same exact thing. In a time of corporate vintage copycats it's great to know that what you have is most definitely one of a kind. The cool factor doesn't end there, thrifting is green, which adds bonus cool points to your coolness.

Thrifting can be overwhelming- racks and racks of endless clothing, endless possibilities. To make sure you get something that you really want and love you must first have a game plan. Here are some great tips to help your next trip go from stressful to successful.

1) Wear Something Yawn Worthy- The less interesting you look, the less interested people will be in what you're looking at. It sucks to have someone following you around inspecting what you put down- sometimes you want to go back and look at that same thing. My favorite outfit- Super basic jeans and a tee.

2) Go in With a Solid Plan-  So you want to find a shirt? Start in the tops section. It's the best way to go in, otherwise you may loose your focus. Start at one spot and work your way around.

3) You Don't Have to Look Through EVERYTHING! -  The best way is to slowly visually inspect what's on the racks- if there is a color, pattern or cut that you love pick it up and inspect it. This is the best way to find the coolest things!

4) Check for fit- Try things on, just to make sure they fit- it's the best way to make sure you don't waste your cash. Better safe than sorry.

5) Closely inspect your picks- So you've found your ideal top- you love the color and fit. Now you want to make sure there are no fatal flaws. Check for stains, rips and missing buttons or zippers. No flaws? Sweet! you have just purchased your favorite new (used) top!

Happy Thrifting!!
(photos via www.bonvivantonline.com, blissfullydomestic.com)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mercinary Clothing Look Book Collaboration

Aside from running the Salon Mystique vintage shop, I am also a hairstylist and makeup artist. I have long ago given up working in a salon for a variety of reasons (including nasty chemicals) instead of working behind the chair, I really love using my talents for styling hair and make up for photo shoots. It's so rewarding to see some amazing final images in front of you.

The last shoot I worked on was for a small clothing line out of LA called Mercinary. It's only a sneak peek of the entire lookbook, but I love it nonetheless. Mercinary has really cute, ultra fantastic clothes and I was so happy to take part in a great project with amazing people. More to come soon!

(images by Josh Argyle)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Probably the coolest hair salon

This salon is co owned by Johanna Fateman of Le Tigre called Seagull looks like it would be an amazing place to check out and just be. As a former in salon hairstylist, this place seems like so much fun to work, next time I'm in NYC, I think I have to get my hair done here!! Watch this:

(video via current.com)