Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
THESE Botkier boots are on fire. I have to have them. I have no idea what I will wear with them, but I will figure that out.
You know, I always wait too long to get boots and then the best styles are sold out in my size blah blah blah and I miss my window of opportunity. Not this year.
So, as my ongoing commitment to shoe-ing you all up, here are my favorites for this fall:
You know that totally awesome Loeffler Randal flat boot (the Matilde) that you don't feel like shelling out $650 for? Good news, here's that boot for less.
Pour La Victoire
That is a whole lotta boot for the price.
Oh Frye, you kill me. You really know how to make a boot. You make those classic styles that I would never wear (they are too rugged for me, and I would look so phony in them), but then you pull a few fashiony boots out of your bag of tricks every year and just make my heart melt. This is something else. It's *almost* too much with that snake print, but the roomy looking shaft and the slightly snipped toe softens the bitchy edges and makes this perfectly cool. They're pricey, I know. But Frye boots last. You'll be able to keep wearing these.
Like the PLV boot, it's a lot of boot and a lot of look for the price. The heel and the toe - perfect.
I know this is so fashiony (I can't imagine pulling it off), but if you're young and fabulous, please get this so I can live vicariously through you.
POUR LA VICTOIRE bootie.
Photographers, take note. Shelter mag photo editors, also take note.
Photo from NYTimes.com.
In other news:
Did you see Hillary? So good.
Are you watching convention coverage on MSNBC? It's like a big catfight over there. I think Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann are going to start pulling hair and wrestling around in oil soon.
I CANNOT WAIT for the Rachel Zoe show on Bravo. She was born to be on trashy reality TV. I hope it dosn't disappoint.
Is fall over where you are at? 'Cuz it's totally fucking over here which is driving me mad. We got about 3 hot weeks and that was it.
I went to Whistler, BC last weekend for the first time. Canada, WTF? Serioulsy, BC is one of the most stunning places. Naming your highway "Sea-to-Sky" just rubs it in.
We stayed in Whistler Village. Sooo many cougars! Cougars as far as the eye could see. I can't wait to go back in winter and see them in full force.
That's it for now. Let me know what we should all be gossiping about. Sorry the posts have been light on text lately. A girl's gotta work, you know. It's been busy.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I am obsessed with diamonds lately. This comes and goes, but diamond lust has hit me with full force recently.
Must. Have. Diamonds.
I like the silly little ring up top.
I could pay $3,700 at TIFFANY.com, or $1,075 at BLUENILE.COM, or $895 at NORDSTROM.COM.
Of course, when I see price differences like that, it's just a reminder what a total racket the diamond business is. Maybe I will just buy a little CZ and save up for THE ONE I really want.
I think Dara at Domino said it recently and I will repeat:
There is generally nothing special about the wood in your home. So paint it. For the love of god, just paint it, already. Paint it or stain it dark, but don't leave it like this.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
So, our dining room has a very weird texture to the walls. We have a 1929 house with mostly plaster walls (as far as I can tell). But in the dining room, it's as if they applied plaster and then pulled the plaster-spreading-thingie away from the wall, creating this menacing-looking popcorn-y texture.
Next item: When searching for a plaster repair person, I found a website featuring this unbelievable plaster work above. I can't believe this is someone's home. Please tell me that have giant stone lions on either side of their front steps. This place is insane.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
In book news... Celerie Kemble has a book? Surprising.
And this is the first time I have seen the cover of the Domino book. Also a big surprise. A little cutesy for them, right? I thought we would get a little Paul Costello porn on the cover, but no. Oh well.
CELERIE KEMBLE BOOK
We desperately need to pull our bedroom together. It's a sad little room.
Here are the contenders.
I am not really a "pillow" person, but we might give that a try. I am not sure these are the ones, necessarily.
I am definitely stealing pillowcases idea. They always make me laugh. My other half would laugh to see "YES" on my side of the bed in this photo. I think with a new bedroom, there will be more "YES" in my future.
(And I like this blue...)