Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The world just needs more LOVE!

After watching GLEE this evening hitting with a really hard subject, I just want to spread the word of a remarkable organization, The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

Reaching out for help is the bravest thing a person can do. Call at 866.488.7386 if you ever need support.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Taking a soak in pure luxury...

Everyone loves a good soak in their tub, but could you imagine soaking your weary muscles in any of these 3 Uh-Mazing creations!

Ocean Sailor by Bagno Sasso
Hand carved from an exotic species of wood, almost resembling a zebra, this free standing tub from Bagno Sasso is sure to wow anyone who is fortunate enough to lay in this!

Eau Soaking Tub by Stone Forest
The essentials of a Japanese soaking tub are taken to the next level by carving out a single block of Carrara marble for total indulgence brought to you from the folks at Stone Forest.

Crystal Bathtub from Baldi
A massive 10 ton block of crystal was discovered in the Amazon and from this, two huge tubs were carved by the Italian luxury house, Baldi for Harrods. One was sold off for a mere $858,763.00, but not to worry as the second is still available for a steal at $794,000.00!

Friday, February 17, 2012


A smile can change your world as well as those around you.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Whitney, you will always be remembered...

 "I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadows. If I fail, if I succeed at least I will live as I believe."

Friday, February 10, 2012

Rebecca Taylor Fall 2012 Recap

So today I had the exciting chance to partake in all the festivities New York has to offer for a mere week twice a year, as a contributor to the soon-to-be launched Fashion + Decor site... I attended the Rebecca Taylor show this afternoon at the tents at Lincoln Center... The crowd outside and inside the venue were just dripping with style.  These are the times that you can really appreciate all that a city like New York has to offer, especially when you're able to experience the creative magic all these amazing artists dream up.

So let's talk about what the show was all about. I know that Rebecca is known for very "pretty" feminine clothes that look great on women, which is why Sarah Jessica Parker is such a fan. This Fall 2012's showing didn't disappoint in what Rebecca's signature look is about but it was an edgier, almost a Pretty Punk look... Very wearable separates, all feminine but a strong feminine. I definitely saw a "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" subtle vibe running throughout the collection.  There were a good mix of pants, long dresses, coats, patterns and textures.  Her color palate was rather subdued, making basically all the pieces interchangeable and workable with each other.  It wasn't about singular ensembles, it was about a working wardrobe of great pieces. There was always a hint of glam even when it looked "tough"...

The hair was slightly disheveled and messy with a low fishtail braid. It was like a girl who "didn't care" but cared enough to pull her hair back with something more intricate then just a pony tail.  The accessories were very punk inspired, with all the girls rocking ear cuffs, attached to small gold chains. The bags where really not purses or handbooks, but scaled down overnight bags in gorgeous metallic finishes, again reaffirming the story of the bad girl who's a rebel and free spirit, and maybe on the run. Although, she's definitely not running from her inherent sense of being a sexy and strong woman.

Check out some of my favorite looks.

All the photos from Zimbio.com

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I wanna be Madonna's set designer...

That's all I'm saying... That's got to be one of the most awesome jobs on the planet!

Madonna Super Bowl Entrance

Friday, February 3, 2012

Statement shoes

New York Magazine's article on Fall 2012 Menswear collections and the trend of outlandish and innovative shoes just has me all giddy... Women have ALWAYS had the best shoes running the gamut from subdued to outrageous, it's about time the guys get to put their best foot(wear) forward... Here are a few of my favorites NY Mag highlighted...


Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana

Dries Van Noten



LOVE!... I shall take a pair of each! I'll provide you with my address... 8.5 guys, THANKS! Ha!

When you gotta go from one floor to another...

Stairs are a functional way to ascend or descend within a space, but how they look should NEVER just be an afterthought.  Here are several prime examples of how stairs can transcend a space into something really special and in some cases become the predominant design element... These are all images I've pinned on my Pinterest page!... Be inspired!

So next time you're traveling up and down, take note of those stairs...