Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Inspiration: Candice Stringham Photography








All of the above photos were taken by photographer Candice Stringham. Check out her typepad Blog for more of her absolutely amazing photography. I just discovered her blog about a week ago and since then I've been hooked. Not only is her style old Hollywood Glamour meets whimsical (right up my alley for sure) but she loves umbrellas, balloons and Brooklyn!!! Check out her post "There's nothing like a Brooklyn girl" then maybe you might understand. I completely agree with Candice, all over Brooklyn there are so many talented creative people, it really is where all the "cool" people live... and this is the place I get to call home. *smile* I'm such a lucky girl!

Candy Girl... You Are My World

Love Candy Print $25, MadeByGirl

I have been eying this print above from MadeByGirl for quite some time now but couldn't decided which color to get. Although I love color and simply can't see decorating with out it, there is something about the subdued effect of the newly featured Seafoam Love Candy Print that I love. I think it would look absolutely perfect in my bedroom.

I recently discovered MadeByGirl when I first started reading Jennifer's blog, and since then I have been following her postings for the past 6 months now. Her blog is AMAZING! Filled with so much C.O.L.O.R (which I adore) and tons of inspiration! Not to mention shes an amazing designer as well... check out her Etsy shop & her website for unique and eco-friendly cards & prints.

Enjoy!

Monday, March 30, 2009

The British are coming...

...and I couldn't be happier!!!


TOPSHOP is (finally) opening in NYC!!! Mark your calendars, April 2nd is the Grand Opening, and lets just say Soho will never be the same. Sure we already have Zara, H&M, M.A.N.G.O. & Forever21, but Topshop has Kate Moss! That, and well, its just plain exciting that its the first one venturing across the pond, to The States.

Since I can barely keep my wallet closed in anticipation of the opening, I have been searching the website looking for must have items (ones that will hopefully be there after opening weekend). Come'on... Yes. I love fashion, but do you really think I am going to purposely pack myself in to a over hyped store, only to have to fight to the death for the last dress in my size... then wait hours upon hours in a line that seems to be moving nowhere, all in the name of fashion... You bet!!!


Early bird gets the worm! See ya at sunrise...


TOPSHOP TOP TEN
MUST HAVES:



Short Bow Back Trench
$110.00
The Perfect jacket for a summer mid-day thunderstorm.




Floral Playsuit
$100.00
Perfect when paired with the Zig Zag Brim Hat (also a must-have), for strolling the streets of NYC on a Sunday afternoon.


Zig Zag Brim Trilby
$40.00
The perfect accessory for all your summer looks.




Indigo Double Waist Hotpant
$55.00
Some like it hot... and in these short's you will too! Perfect when paired with a basic scoop neck tee and the Brouge shoe (featured below).

KAMERYN Brogue Shoe
$125.00
A classic menswear inspired shoe ready for a comeback!



Belted Check Playsuit
$110.00
Perfect for day...Check! With this little number you'll be ready to play.




Frill Sleeve Empire Dress
$80.00
Simple yet sexy... you'll leave them Green with envy!




Quilted Denim Bodycon Dress
$80.00
This denim is anything but basic... fitted waist, sweat heart neckline & seaming in all the right places.



Long Sleeve Cardi
$36.00
Throw this on when the air condition is set a little too high.



Patent Cut Out Waisted Belt
$50.00
Accentuate your waist with summer friendly patent.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Morning Bloom's 3/29/09


The Blooming Flowers
of the Mimosa Tree


Photo Credit: Firework...??? by: Sharpee via Fickr

The perfect flower to represent the awesomeness that is Spring, right on the verge to explode after a long cold winter... Believe me, I'm counting down the days here in NYC. But until then, I will have to just sit back and enjoy this gloomy, Sunday Afternoon!

xoxo,
FC


Monday, March 23, 2009

Some Where Over the Rainbow...

...Where skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.

The lullaby continues... suddenly, its a twister.... then Dorothy hits her head and falls fast asleep... awaking to a bright beautiful land. The Land of OZ. Well after a long cold Winter, I'm just about ready to drop a house on some... JUST KIDDING. But I can honestly say I have always been a fan of C.O.L.O.R., which is why I'm so excited for Spring/Summer this year.

This season is ALL about color... all shades and hues. And since Spring weather is right around the corner here in NYC, I thought I would put together a collage of colorful dresses to brighten up your wardrobe a bit. We also can't ignore the current financial situation (as much as we try) but with all of these options you wont have to sacrifice style just because dare I say it... your now living on a budget. Now is the time to be a recessionista
fashionista and "taste the rainbow". All dress featured are 100% debit card friendly, ranging from $14.90 -$68.00.


1. Mini Dress, Poppy $29.00 2. Floral Knit , Pink $17.80 3. Samantha Woven Hot Pink $19.80 4. Scoop Neck Empire Coral $14.90 5. Belted Halter , Coral $54.50 6. Bustier Dress, Watermelon $44.99 7. Strapless Tube Dress, Coral $29.00 8. Empire Maxi Dress, Pink $16.98 9. Braided Maxi Dress, Orange $24.80 10. Double-layer Dress, Fiesta Coral $29.00 11. Sunshine Ruffle, yellow $58.00 12. Tonia Knit $17.80, Mustard


1. Cotton Banded Bottom Kelly Green $49.0
0 2. Bettina Knit, Green $39.50 3. Die Dye\, Green $39.50 4. Butterfly Hem Maxi, Jade/Pink $29.80 5. Grecian Knit, Jade $17.80 6. Strapless Denim, $68.00 7. Tiny Babydoll, Blue $14.90 8. Ruffle-Front V-Neck, Blue $39.50 9.Ruffle Scoop Neck, Purple $36.50 10. Sarah Halter, Navy $22.80


1. Applique Jersey, Purple $24.80 2.Dolman Sleeve Grecian, Purple $39.50 3. Beaded Halter, Sapphire $39.50 4. Crochet Back, Grey $39.50


Go ahead... buy a few or three or four, I wont tell! Think of it this way... you can update your Spring Wardrobe and help stimulate the economy. Its a win, win situation!

Enjoy!
FC

Thursday, March 19, 2009

If These's Walls Could Talk...

I came across this "fashionista" wall paper a few weeks back and every since I have been killing myself trying to figure out what website I found it one. I can't for the life of me remember. I so wish I could find it again. I would love to wall paper the inside of my closet with this print. How fabulous would that be?!?



If only, these walls could talk... they would tell me where to find this wall paper!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Plastic Never Looked So Good!

Barbie really does have it all; a new re-vamped wardrobe (designed by Mr. Lagerfeld), a hot upgraded Ken and looks that could kill. Not to mention the fact that she hasn't seemed to age a day in the past 50 years...gosh, I want to be Barbie!!! I mean seriously, I have grown up loving her ever so... but that love has just intensified once I got a peek at this even more fashion forward Miss B.

Swoon worthy... I think so!!!

Below Barbie strikes a pose with model Baptiste Giabiconi as Ken in an exhibit which started March 9th running through the 28th created by Karl Lagerfeld. Now if I could just get a ticket to Paris, I would be all set! =)








When you look this good, who cares if your plastic!
-Barbie


xoxo!

Photo Credit: via colette

***For more information on the exhibit click here***

Fashion-ami!?!


When I first read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (I think back in 2nd or 3rd grade) I fell in love with Origami. Although I admit, I haven't actually done any Origami since way back when... but I can tell you, that at the time, I had EVERY How-to Origami book that was available. What can I say, when I like something I really like it. The feeling may fade quickly (I blame that on my short attention span) but when I enjoy doing something, my imagination kicks in and I want to do/know it ALL... at least for the moment.

Well, now that you have a little background info, you will understand why when I came across this Fashion Origami Set, I thought it was the cutest thing ever and I had to have one. How cute would these little paper creations be propped up on my desk? So much cuteness, its hard to bare!



P.S. The paper is included with the set. How much better can it get?! =)

P.S.S. How cute is that Green dress above?!

Photo Credit: via fredflare.com

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Lucky Cupcakes!

Photo Credit: via Marthastewart.com

St. Patrick's Day Inspired Cupcake
via. Martha Stewart


For the recipe, click here!

*Try a Green fruit roll-up for the clover on top or Sour Punch Green Apple Straws cut and shaped in top 3 or 4 leaf clovers.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Green With Envy!

Green With Envy!
Green With Envy! - by fairytalewishes on Polyvore.com

Click on the pic above for details on all items featured.

I created this collage over at Polyvore.com in honor of my new favorite color along with a whimsical little holiday honoring tiny leprechauns, rainbows, gold and green beer... oh, and that St. Patrick guy. (FYI: my mom is Irish so I can laugh a little at this commercialized holiday)

Also check out this beautiful handbag by Michael Kors recently added to my collection two weeks ago. I'm telling you, about 6 months ago I developed a strong attraction to the color Green & it doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Kelly, Emerald, Grass and Crayola... I love them all!!!


Here is a pic of my NEW bag...














But in this color!!!


Michael Kors $428













Happ
y St. Patty's Day!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Color Me Purple!

Photo Credit: Home & Garden
via peacockfeatheres.blogspot.com

I came across this absolutely stunning image on one of my new favorite recently discovered blogs... Peacock Feathers. Purple is my FAVORITE color and well... I've always been a sucker for Purple & Gold... my high school colors along with the LA Lakers =) So its not a surprise that I love this decor! I would love to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon in this room... sipping some acai berry green tea and watching a classic Audrey Hepburn Film, possibly crocheting a lovely scraf as well. Awww... the good life!

Kisses!
FC

p.s. Wouldn't that wall paper featured be amazing in my boudoir!!! I can see it on a beautiful extravagant handmade headboard or even hung on the inside of one of these beautiful birdcage armories that I covet.

Note to self: Conduct web search for similar wall paper ASAP.

Tiny Prints from Me to You!



In the day and age of email, text, BB messenger, facebook and twitter... there is a lot to be said for a hand written note. Take a few minutes out of your day to write a quick note to a friend or loved one and you wont be disappointed. Besides a handwritten not gives you the excuse to indulge in super cute personalized stationary! As if you needed another excuse to shop! ;)

All of the above were created over at tinyprints.com

Not get out there and express your self! =)

xoxo,
fc

Sunday Morning Bloom's 3/15/09


Zipper Flowers
via Mar
tha Stewart & Bettyeinc.com

Photo Credit: via www.marthastewart.com

This week, after discovering these whimsical zipper flowers over at Martha Stewart, I decided to bring you a crafty take on my "Sunday Morning Blooms" feature. Annie Mistak introduced her lovely Zipper Flower accessories on Martha Stewart with a great how-to. Why not try making your own Zipper Flowers this Sunday... there super cute and the best part is all you really need is scraps that you might possibly have laying around your house.

Supplies Needed:
  • 36-inch Zipper
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Scrap of felt
  • Brooch or hair clip
  • Needle and thread
For instructions click here. Also be sure to check out the how-to video here.

And please be sure to check out the designer herself Annie Mistak at Bettyeinc.com. And if your not quite the crafty type, no worries! Annie's designers are all available for purchase right on her website. She has Barrettes, Broaches, Headbands & Ponytail holders all available, sure to satisfy your whimsical needs.

Enjoy!
xoxo

Monday, March 9, 2009

Michelle O. My...


I was just catching up on bloomacious and was pleasantly surprised when I saw the April issue of O Magazine. Since I can remember I have never seen ANYONE other than Oprah on the cover of O Magazine... but I mean who can blame her for wanting to share the spotlight with First Lady Michelle Obama. I do admit the cover does look a tad strange... more like a tabloid photo catching them mid sentence as apposed to your typical glossy worthy photo shoot. BUT... I will say I think it fits them perfectly... Oprah is a media empire and Michelle... well she is married to our very own Rock Star worthy President and pretty important herself, so I do think its fitting that the cover shot is sorta "catching them in action". Its as if their lives are so busy (which they are) that they can't be bothered with silly photo shoots. I approve!

Oh and did I forget to mention... Michelle looks absolutely FAB!!! I love... LOVE the color combo, so vibrant and fresh. Also it seems that Michelle is starting to form a mini fashion love affair with a certain American Designer... once again, Michelle is wearing none other than Michael Kors. Work it Miss First Lady! The world is watching!!!

xoxo

Spotted!!!

Gossip Girl here....
Leighton Meester for Reebok
photo credit: via www.justjarad.buzznet.com


Spotted: B working all the angles of the camera for a recent ad campaign for Reebok..?! *.............flat-line.............* Yes. You heard correct it looks like Reebok is looking for a come back and using the Queen B herself to help them do so. We think B would totally understand, after all shes used to "using" whomever is needed to not only get to the top... but make sure she stays there. Not a bad choice Reebok, B may just be what you need to be cool again... at least with the 12-16yr old gossip girls in training. As for me... I'm going to have to side with Serena on this one... I think I'll stick to my trendy boots for now.

Who am I? I'll never tell...

XOXO
Gossip Girl

For those of you reading who are not Gossip Girl fans.... Leighton Meester, pictured above, plays Blair Waldrof on the hit show Gossip Girl and the above is written in true Gossip Girl fashion. Check out the show... you'll understand.

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