Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Morning Inspirations

Waking up to amazing things that inspires you is be the best thing in life. It'll spark up you day. This is what inspires me today. What about you? What inspires you?

"Liz Goldwyn's Underwater Ballet"

"The director of Pretty Things, a burlesque documentary, turns her lens on the Juan Carlos Obando-clad ballerina Deanna Beasom." -

Monday, July 26, 2010

Elie Saab

Sometimes the fashion industry can be ugly, not the clothes, but sometimes its the way the industry works and the people in it, as you all might of know it. So, I try to look at other areas in the industry to help me through the day and I wanted it with you.

Elie Saab is one of my all time favorite "Dress Designer" The first time I found out about his work, I was looking for inspiration for my bridesmaid dress. My sister was googling dresses and found some of his beautiful dresses and showed them to me. I instantly felt in love with it. I've had great appreciation for his work since then. They inspire me to look at the other side of the fashion industry "beauty." To create beautiful clothing even when the industry is a ugly place to be. To make sure that everything I design I put all my heart into it, that such an ugly environment can still be beautiful at times.

"Elie Saab has become synonymous with luxury and modernism. A serious courtier with a power and unique vision, Saab takes luxury to its zenith, design for women that are both dreamlike and elegant."

Elie Saab ( Fall 2010 couture)

Elie Saab (Spring 2010 Couture),

Elie Saab (Fall 2008 Couture),

Friday, July 16, 2010

One-of-Kind Giveaway Winner.

Hello Everyone!

I just want to say thank you for all of you who has participated in the One-of-a-Kind Giveaway.
The winner has be drawn......and the winner is.....................

Wait... here is what she won.

The One-Of-A-Kind Giveaway:
Item: Blue Necklace
Value: $45.00

The winner is........................ Elena
Check out her blog here

Since so many of you have participated I've decided to also give away 3 $20.00 Gift Cards for 3 other winners. All the winners will receive an email from me with all the details.

$20.00 Gift Cards for each Winners.......

Amy Price-Talbert
Sheila C

Congrats to all the Winners!

More Giveaway will be coming!
I hope you all had fun!
Thank you.

Warm Regards,


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Etsy Find: July, Week 2


I was looking around Etsy today and found some wonderful items that I want to share with everyone. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

Bagatelles & Co.

Rym grew up in sunny Tunisia, by the beach, inspired by her environment: plants, paintings, beautiful fabrics, and reading. Bagatelles & Co. all started last summer when she could not find a nice evening bag for a wedding then she decided to make one herself. She uses recycled and recyclable materials to make quality bags. Click here for Bagatelles & Co.

Rym, You are Good! I'm loving it!

Thank you and Enjoy.
Check back next week Monday for the "Next Find Etsy Week 3"

Monday, July 5, 2010

One-of-a-Kind Giveaway Contest!


This Giveaway is Close.

Well...the Giveaway is finally here! I just recently launch my second collection. So I wanted to share a piece of it with you! I love to help others and love to do what I can to bring a smile on your face. Here we Go!! Ready?


1. No duplicate entries, you will be removed. (I've created 5 other ways for you to get extra entries already.)
2. Please be kind to everyone, and be respectful. (This Giveaway was created to share the things I've made with you, so be helpful and give me helpful comments to help me improve what I do. So I can do it better for you.)
3. Anyone from anywhere is welcome to enter.
4. Deadline: July 16th, 2010, Pacific Time: 9p.m

Here is how to enter.
To be entered in the Giveaway you must fill out the Entry form, Click here for Entry form

Here is how to get additional entries (Each one counts as 1 extra entry)

1. Follow my blog and leave comment to let me know.
2. Let's be friend: Facebook and twitter (comment with names so I can friend and follow you too)
3. Tweet about the contest (comment with your time stamp)
4. Share this with your friends (comment with the links)
5. Comment: Share with everyone and myself about your thoughts about any items in the shop. Your ideas, improvements, what you would like to see in the future. A qualifying comment is related to the blog post itself and or other items in the shop, ideas, improvements, and future items and must be no later then July 16th, 2010, 9p.m Pacific Time.

For those who have done all 5 of the additional, you will be given a total of 7 entries (you get 1 extra entry for doing all of it).

Please do not leave email here and other personal information that you do not want others to see, blog and other network sites are okay. Your email will be asked only in the entry form for your protection and will not be shared, sold, or publicized.

Winner, You get to choose one of these one-of-a-kind beautiful handmade items!

All Necklaces have an array of vintage and new materials all mixed together to create the precious necklace for your most special day or any extraordinary day. This is a one-of-kind necklace. All hand crafted and designed. Fits for dressing up and dressing down.

1. Brown Red Necklace: Value: $45.50

2. Blue Necklace: Value: $45.50

3. Green Shell Necklace: Value: $45.50

Enjoy and Good Luck!!

Warm Regards,


What to Wear for Summer Parties

Summer is finally here! The warm summer sun and the cool breeze. What to do? Hit the beach, the resort, or throw a backyard beach theme party! I've been asked what what to wear when going out for a summer parties.... Well, there are many new styles and colors to choose from, this year. Of course no body wants to look or feel out of place, but like they say, it's always better to be over-dressed then under-dressed.

First of all, it's very important to wear something that you will feel comfortable, yet elegant. You don't want to feel dehydrated, sweaty, or irritable while your are meeting new people and friends. Any light weight materials will make you feel fresh and it's always better against your skin: Natural fibers such as Cotton, linen, and silk. Others could be cotton lace or anything sheer.

For colors, I'd say wear the colors that looks good on you! For example the colors for this season is white, this doesn't mean you have to wear white. How to choose what color looks better on you? Hold the color up next to your face. For prints, use the most concentrated colors on the prints. The colors should make your eyes stand out, brighten your skin color, healthier looking face, and most of all you should look fresh. But keep in mind, dark shades will make you warmer, to keep cool try to keep the color light or pastel.

Here are some image to get inspired from. Enjoy!

Chanel, Resort 2011.

Louis Vuitton, Resort 2011.

Marc Jacobs, Resort 2011.


My Move to L.A


So I decided to move to L.A. about three weeks ago and finally went for it. The husband and I took the Amtrak train about 6 days ago. It was very comfortable on the train and a very beautiful ride. I would choose to ride the train over flying if I have the time to travel. It's spacious, quiet, relaxing and you can carry more luggage without paying extra for them.

We are here in L.A. now and everything has been great and beautiful. You have probably heard this like a broken record before, but I still have to say: the only thing that we don't like so far is the traffic. Busy! Busy! Makes me want to pull my hair out! We've been searching for a place to live and so most of our days have been spent driving around in the car, about 9 hours in the car everyday since we got here. So far the apartment hunting has crashed me by the end of the day and put me to sleep like a baby.

Here are some pictures from the train ride. New Mexico, Arizona, and LA mountains. Enjoy!