January 31, 2011

Nailed It

The ravishing Mila Kunis nailed it at last night's SAG awards. Hands down best-dressed of the night, in my opinion. She looked lovely, ethereal and goddess-like in her gauzy Alexander McQueen gown. I'm so looking forward to seeing what she has in her bag of ticks for the upcoming Oscars!

Who do you think was best-dressed of the night?

{Image via PopSugar}

January 29, 2011

Rue Magazine

Flipping through the latest Rue has left me feeling inspired. Such gorgeous composition and light and fun design ideas can be found within its pages. Here are a few images that get my creative juices flowing (plus, you really can't go wrong with an owl on the front cover, now can you?):

{Images via Rue}

January 24, 2011

Girl Crush du Jour

Her effortless, pared down style and unerring taste make Sofia Coppola insanely crush-worthy. Not only is she mega talented, but she also comes across as quite humble and down-to-earth, too. Basically, I want to be just like her when I grow up.

P.S. I'll take those Louis Vuitton wedges, too.

{Images via here and here}

January 18, 2011

Mulberry in Africa

Oh, to be a leopard-print Mulberry handbag. Relaxing on the plains of Africa, basking in the balmy sunshine, coming thisclose to being eaten alive by a lion....

...Or perhaps just taking a nap with one.

Who else longs to go on an African safari someday? It's definitely on my list of things to do before I die. Looking at these photos makes me want to break out my yet-to-be-read copy of Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa AND my Mulberry Elgin bag (scored at a Nordstrom sale many moons ago). And rock them both at the same time. Because I'm odd like that. :-)

P.S. I heart Mulberry and this leopard-print handbag. In that order.

{Images via Mulberry}

January 11, 2011

New Beginnings

Happy New Year! I hope whoever reads this has had a pleasant, restful holiday season (I think it's still possible in this day and age). After a season of Christmas caroling and gift opening and hot cocoa swilling and general holiday merriment, it's always disillusioning to get back to the day-to-day grind. Especially amid all this talk of resolutions and deprivation and reality setting in. January can be such a sobering (read: boring) time of year. Or is it? This year, I prefer to think of January as an opportunity to begin something entirely new and exciting, where opportunities are sought and changes for the better are made. Already, T and I have landed a brand-spanking new apartment that has drastically improved the quality of life for us. A little context: I've recently had THE most stressful, negative apartment hunting/negotiating experience of my life that has made my December a living hell. That horrendous apartment situation I speak of ended up not working out for us, and for that I am eternally grateful because it enabled us to find a much better place that is more suited to the two of us. Our new apartment already feels more like home than the previous one ever did (yep, we're already moved in!). So, things are already looking up in 2011.

And what is a new year without a new 'do? I got the chop and am now sporting a swingy and light-as-air bob that I'm still getting used to, but really love (pictures to come).

New year, new apartment, new hair, new decade (not until August...eeek!), and next up: new job. I can feel it! 2011 is going to be a superb year. Hope yours is getting off to fantastic start, as well. x

{Image of Janus, the two-faced Roman god of gates, doorways, and new beginnings, is shown looking both back at the past and into the future. The photo is from here}