Saturday, August 30, 2014

Art History Doppelgängers

I'm on an art history binge right now, and after looking through some pieces, I've noticed resemblances to people of today. Here are a few...

"Man Against a Background of Flames," attributed to the painter Isaac Oliver, looks like "Girls" costar Adam Driver

Gustav Klimt's portrait of Mäda Primavesi looks like a young Gwyneth Paltrow

Portrait of Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland by Sir James Jebusa Shannon, looks like actress Kristin Scott Thomas

Portrait of Giovanni Battista Moroni by Ritratto di Giovanni Pietro Maffeis looks like actor Geoffrey Rush

Friday, August 29, 2014

My Favorite Emmy Dresses

1st place in my eyes: Sarah Paulson in Armani Privé. This dress is SO COOL. It matches perfectly with the "American Horror Story" aesthetic. I cannot believe people are putting her on the worst dressed list. Dummies.

2nd place: Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli. So pretty and interesting. I think she looks gorgeous.

Kristen Wiig in Vera Wing. She can always rock a skin-tight dress. I love the slit.

Michelle Dockery in Rosie Assoulin. She always wears something unique.

Amy Poehler in Thela. Never heard of this label, but Amy looks so silvery-sexy. Also: this.

Claire Danes in Givenchy. Red was one of the most popular colors of the night. I loved this bejeweled neckline.

Carrie Brownstein in Halston. She looks so awesome. I usually find black dresses on the red carpet boring, but this is so her.

Julianne Hough in Dsquared², with Chopard jewels. Do I like this person? No. But whoever styled her is a genius. White was the other "it" color of the night. 

 Kate Walsh in Stephane Rolland. I'm a sucker for yellow gowns and jeweled necklines, what can I say.

Viola Davis in Escada. Woo! She is looking so hot. That color is freaking amazing on her. Blueberry?

Taryn Manning in Azzaro. Punxsutawney cleans up nicely! This is such a classic old Hollywood look; she reminds me of Jean Harlow. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

New Apartment!

We just moved into our new apartment on Thursday, and I am really excited to nest in a brand-new space. Our apartment has hardwood floors, and the appliances and cabinetry are all kind of modern looking, which honestly isn't my thing, but I do enjoy unexpected mixing and matching between decór styles, so I'm ready to work with what I've got.

Here are a few inspirational interiors pulled from my Pinterest: 

Definitely leaning more towards simplistic and artisanal. Nothing ever fussy or perfectly styled. We don't have any sort of yard, so I'm planning on getting some nice indoor plants. 

Also, we pulled a lot of stuff out of our storage unit today, and some of this stuff I had a little over a year ago, I'm so over. Too many colorful patterns. Tastes change, I guess. Here are a few items on my wish list: 

I'll keep you posted on how nesting goes!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

My Summer Beauty Essentials List

1. Coconut-scented lotion. I just got some from Trader Joe's and I literally want to eat it, it smells so good!

2. Kooky-colored nail polish. Think cantaloupe-orange, Barbie pink, and chlorine-blue.

3. SPF face lotion. Duh-doi, if you're not incorporating this into your routine basically all year round, you are at risk for serious skin damage!

4. Creme blush. Powder is too heavy for summertime. Plus, it's blends nicely into the apples of your cheeks for a natural looking glow.

5. Facial wipes. After a sweaty day in the sun, refresh and cleanse your face in the easiest way possible.

6. Hair mist. If it's salt-based, it will give a natural, texturized I-just-went-to-the-beach feel to your locks. Summer is all about low-maintenance looks, after all.

7. Dry shampoo. It's no longer hard to get, whether you shop at Walgreen's or Sephora. Refresh sweaty scalp

In Praise of the One-Piece

Because sometimes more is more. 

Because non-existent abs.

Because wardrobe malfunctions are less likely to occur.