Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall Color Palette

Though Egon Schiele is well known for his haunting figural work, his landscapes are incredibly striking and capture the vibrancy of seasonal foliage.  His color palette in Four Trees II (1917) of emeralds, mustard yellows, and periwinkles is the inspiration for these fall items that are necessary luxuries.  

1.) Outlaw blush by Nars is the perfect autumnal flush with just a hint of sparkle.

2.) Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow looks like a starry night sky.

3.) Topshop's Floral Devore Kimono is too gorgeous to just wear around the house.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Parisian Shop Girl Valentine

I recently started Elaine Dundy's The Dud Avocado that tells the story of a young American woman's escapades in Paris in the 1950s. If you want to look youthful, charming, and decidedly Parisian-chic like Elaine Dundy's character this Valentine's day (while you're whipping up a beautiful handmade dessert in the kitchen that you actually purchased from the bakery on the corner), then you must wear this apron from Anthropologie. Even if you're not
cooking anything (or pretending to cook anything), then you should still wear this apron while you arrange heart-shaped chocolates on an antique dinner plate to eat by yourself while watching Chalet Girl. The white lace and elegant shape make you look incredibly pretty in an I-work-in-a-boulangerie-in-Lyon way. The name of the apron is actually "Angel Food Cake." Spritz Hilde Solani Iris on your pulse points to complete the effect.

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