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Saturday

Campaign

::Emmanuel's Reno::

Hello readers, today I want to share with you a near and dear cause, the campaign for my big brothers bathroom Renovation.  In short we are trying to raise funds to renovate an old run down bathroom and make it manly and cool for him.  I won't rant on here but check out the go fund me page for more information and background on my brother.

Monday

The MET


::MET GALA 2015::


It's that time of year again when socialites gather together in the heart of New York City for a ball.  The theme of this years Met Gala is China: Through the looking glass.  I don't know about you but as I look through the gallery of dresses I can't help but ask what all these stylists were thinking.  Almost every dress is S.S.S.S  scandalously sheer & screams skank.

The bad:  We know you're the "Queen" Bey but your Givenchy dress has horribly placed sequins throughout.  K.K's "Cher inspired" dress by Peter Dundas is an eye sore due to the honing in on her bosom/nether regions, and J'Lo's is a real bottom feeder.  Rihanna's makeup is flawless but her dress just reminds me of a bad version of Disney's Belle.  Miley Cyrus in Alexander Wang would have been a hit if it wasn't for the odd love handle cut outs.  Rita Ora's custom Tom Ford screams vampire and not so much Chinese inspired.  Sienna Miller looks like a bull fighter with all that tassel- sorry Thakoon.  But seriously, Kerry Washington had a mishap and someone spilled pepto bismol all over her.

The so so:  Kendal's custom Calvin Klein in green crystal is lovely except for the racy lace up sides.  The deep burgundy velvet lace dress on Gong Li is nice but the color doesn't suit her, maybe if the lace was gold.  Lily Collins is cute but not very Chinese.  Oh Anna, the woman can clearly do wrong in a orange flamenco drop waist dress which happens to also be Chanel, but we love that she left her sunnies at home.

The pretty: Reese Witherspoon dons a safe and classic red strapless with high slit, Rose Byrne in lacquered leather by Calvin Klein and Chrissy Teigen in a classic black gown. Alicia Vikander is sparkly and simple.  Alexa Chung is on point with the theme as it's very appropriate and adorable.  Chloe Sevigny is on point with the theme in J.W Anderson and Amanda Seyfried in a custom Givenchy white gown.  A very unique look is the hybrid dress and pants on Liya Kebede by Phillip Lim.  Lastly a gorgeous emerald blue green feathered Altuzarra dress on Keri Russell.

Sofa Accouterments


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::Living Room::

I've been looking for the perfect print and fabric for my green teal mohair couch I finally decided to make my own since I've exhausted all searches also figured it'd be cheaper and more self enriching. Although I'm wanting a blush pink in crushed velvet or mohair this green teal will do for the time being.  I've almost got the living room design down pat for #projectbelair, all I need is lots of art framed for empty wall behind the sofa, a leather chair preferably tufted in cognac as shown above, coffee table accessories, pillows in the making, brass decor and lastly a credenza or mantle for tv placement.  The hunt has not been easy as I haven't found what I've been looking for which makes things frustrating. Alas it shall come together shortly.


Sunday

Lace Ups

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::Gram Shoes::

Welcome new pair of Derby lace ups.  Found these amazing crocodile deboss leather at a steal!  You can find them here.  I will admit they were a pain first time wearing them and got blisters but thats because they weren't broken in.  I gave the leather a good message and they became more supple, hopefully they'll be comfortable next time around. 


Thursday

New Years Trip

























::SLC UTAH::

My New Years trip to Utah to visit family was short but sweet.  As soon as I got off the plane I was hit in the face by winters flurries.  I ate some, loved it, and felt like such a kid. Apparently flurries do not mean it's snowing, when the real snow came it was 10x more fun.  Hung out in Salt Lake City for a few days of ice skating downtown, dinners and lounging then off I went for a few days of cabin fun.  It was cabin life at its finest, below freezing temperatures, therefore no running water, an outhouse with a beautiful view of shooting stars at night and mountains during the day,  generators keeping on the lights and candles for after dark card games, movies and conversations.  My aunt cooked lovely meals and made her famous Czechoslovakian holiday cookies which I could not stop eating.  I loved helping in the kitchen, cooking, fetching snow from outside and melting it atop the furnace for washing dishes and such.  Such a simple life filled with joy, no wifi, no service, just peace and quiet with no neighbors within hundreds of acres except wildlife and nature.  Fun filled days of shooting guns, first time might I add and I did amazing.  Snowmobiling was super thrilling, it just sucked getting stuck in feet of powder here and there.  See you soon Utah.  

Tuesday

Fall Feast














::Girls Fall Feast::

Thankful for this lovely fall weather in November so my friend (CHNTLE) and I decided to throw a fall feast just for girls.  We can definitely appreciate flowers, candlelight, lights, and good food.  It was a lovely evening and the photos don't do it justice.  Can't wait to throw another one, so much fun.