Saturday, April 18, 2015

So Hot

Anyone else have Uptown Funk stuck in your head? The original artwork is Vanity (1890) by Auguste Toulmouche with text added by M.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Lenovo Tablet 2 Pro

wearing: old Shop Ruche coat, Oasap blouse, thrifted skirt, Wolford tights, old oxfords
Back in February I received a Lenovo Tablet to play with and review--which coniciding with my birthday felt like an early present! A present from Ashton Kutcher no less...well sort of, as he is the designer of the Lenovo YOGA 2 Pro Tablet. It's a sweet tablet; lightweight with a long battery life and a sweet 8MP camera. Lately with my focus on using Instagram to experiment with photography I've found the camera and projector are the main features on the tablet for me.
The camera comes with a built-in timer which makes self portaits a cinch, but my favorite feature is the projector--originally intended for playing videos (which I'll probably also use it for in the future) it also helps me take the more creative self-portraits I've played with in the past. Previously I had to borrow a bulky old projector from a friend to experiment with this type of creative photography. It was always a huge hassle of borrowing it, finding a steady enough surface that could handle the weight of the equipment while also having a room big enough with a blank wall to feature the projected image. The tablet is lightweight enough to on on nearly any surface and has none of the annoying cords. It's seriously super handy for projects--a grid on the wall helps you line up an arrangement perfectly and I can even see myself projecting my drawings onto the wall to trace for a temporary (or permanent!) stencil feature in a room. Thomas helped me shoot the video below showing how I've been playing around with it so far.

Also, be sure to check out the Trend Hub to see how other people are using their tablet and enter giveaways for a chance to win your own.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Blog Shop Update

Listed a few new items in my blog shop, including this dress! I'll be closing it down in a couple of weeks, so this is one of your last chances to get any of the pieces listed there. I've got a mix of vintage, designer, and gently used pieces.

Outfit: Grand Tour

This dress is very Valentino S/S 2015 and when it warms up I want to wear it with messy braids and gladiator sandals similar to the runway styling of the collection. But our weather isn't steadily warm yet, so it's styled a little differently than my "ideal." Do you also have that problem--where you get a new piece and you know exactly how you would like to wear it but either the wind doesn't cooperate or you don't have the right accessories to put with it? As large as my wardrobe is, it doesn't contain everything I can imagine wearing or owning and sometimes you don't have the exactly right shoe or purse you pictured in your head.
Also it's no surprise I'm obsessed with that Valentino collection considering the Pre-Rapahelites were a source of inspiration for designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. My ideal look is definitely something Pre-Raphelite although I'm not always certain I can pull it off...

Outfit details: 
old jacket (for sale here)
Wolford tights

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Art: Logofile

Logophiliacs will probably enjoy this post as it features a number of descriptive words I've never heard of before. More here.

Outfit: Secret Spot

My friend has been telling me about her "secret spot" just outside of the city for weeks now, but our schedules only recently aligned to hang out. The spot is a fun series of boardwalks intended for wildlife observation, hidden behind some fields and woods. I wish I had known about it years ago because no one really seems to know it's there. We had the place all to ourselves to enjoy the sunshine and snap a few pictures. I'm curious what it will look like later in the spring when things are more green or even in winter when everything's covered in a blanket of snow...

Outfit details: 
jean jacket (similar
vintage belt 
old oxfords (similar)
*pictures by Kate

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Favorite Outfits From Summer 2014

I recently bought the cutest rainbow dress and only after purchasing it did I remember I actually already owned a rainbow a box. In preparation to move nearly all of my clothes are in boxes and since I already moved from one house a few months ago there's items I haven't seen or touched in ages. Hence the forgetfulness. So today I'm looking back at a few of my favorite outfits from last summer (remembering what I do have in my closet!) and crossing my fingers that this summer will be just as sweet as the last. 

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