Wednesday, November 28, 2012

mongolian faux fur

i have been on the hunt for the perfect gorilla-esque shaggy fur to wear with leather skinnies - to me this look is very Kate Moss. alas, i found one, from ASOS (budg friendly) and in three colors, no less. so now the dire question...which color??

for more fur inspo, follow my board on Pinterest here

Monday, November 19, 2012


i certainly wouldn't mind it if this sexy little Selena set made it's way into my stocking this year. lingerie is one of my favorite gifts to give and receive; it's something i never buy for myself yet love having and wearing. 

p.s.- have you ever worn a garter belt? i have not but think it would be really fun! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fashion Houston hair and make-up

i just have to take a moment to gush about Therapy Hair Studio here in Houston. they so generously offered to do my hair and make-up for last night's Fashion Houston shows, and while i am typically the type of girl who makes these appointments and then runs home to wash my hair and scrub my face because i feel like i don't look like myself at all, i absolutely loved the look they created. Aubrie, the make-up artist at Therapy, is seriously like, a make-up guru. she used to be the assistant to Laura Mercier, so she truly understands her craft, and works off of the structure of the woman's face to what best compliments you. if you look closely, you can see how she put a bit of nude liner on the bottom of my lids, to brighten the eyes. i'm pretty sure most women probably already know this trick and i am sure i have been told before, but now i am listening. she also instructed me to stop throwing away hundreds of dollars on fancy mascara because the best one is across the street at your local pharmacy. 

in a nut shell, i loved her work, and highly recommend you book her for your next event. thank you also to Kelly, who did an awesome job on my blowout!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

tuesday dream

today, i dream of Jeannie Elvis. the Charlotte Elvis in "chalk", to be exact. A.K.A, Isabel Marant's latest brainchild of sheer bad-assness for le feet. i saw them come stomping down the runway at the Couvent de Cordeliers at her s/s2013 runway show in Paris, and now they shall be mine. the only issue is, i somehow missed the trunk show on Moda Operandi (sipping too many mai tais in Hawaii) and now have to wait like a stalker for their release on Net-a-porter, hoping they picked them up in my chosen color. wish me luck (sigh). 

head over to CultureMap to read my full review of the Isabel Marant s/s2013 collection. 

UPDATE: Houston's Katia boutique picked these up for spring. in this exact color. YES. 

ph via

Thursday, November 8, 2012

shopbop sale picks