Monday, June 29, 2009

100th Post and Floral Fever

Hooray hoorah, I have finally made it to the 100th post! I am very excited (although I'm sure 100 blog posts are nothing to the pro bloggers out there!) Floral has never been a favorite of mine, but its starting to grow on me.. what do you think? These dresses from Urban Outfitters are so flirty and offbeat, and I think floral would be a nice summer change for me!

Colleen's Wonderland

I went to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago a few years ago, and Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle was on exhibit. It was magical and intricate, and it has always been my dream to recreate something like that for my daughter (if I only have boys, it could be a slight problem.) If you are ever in Chicago, make this exhibit a priority! Colleen Moore was a silent film star in the 1930's, and she donated the castle to the museum in 1949. Take a tour of the castle here- this wonderland includes the world's tiniest written bible, murals and paintings by Walt Disney, real Mother of Pearl floors, and real gold sinks and treasures! There is so much history in this castle, and the treasures inside have so much meaning- the entire thing is really fascinating. If only we were tiny enough to live in this whimsical fairyland...

The Princess' Bathroom
"Here in the Princess' Bathroom, the crystal walls are etched to tell the story of Undine. The tub is made of silver, and real water flows from the dolphin's mouths."

The Princess' Bedroom
"The bed is the one that Sleeping Beauty slept in. The bedspread is the gold spider web that covered her for 100 years. The chairs are platinum and set with real diamonds and emeralds. The floor is made of mother of pearl."

photo and quotation credit MSI

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Oh, Shia..

So charming, so cocky, gotta love him...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Magical Fashion

When I was little, my mother gave me the most magical book in the world- Fairie-ality. It is a delicate book of pixie-style fashion- a collection of thoughts and dreams so innocent, the book itself is like a window into a girl's dreams. Take a peek at their site for bits and pieces from the book!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Summer Movie

This post may not seem entirely lovely, but I just had to tell everyone how excited I am to see Transformers 2! The first Transformers made me feel like a sexy/tough girl and I've been in love ever since! There is nothing sexier or cooler (or more fun!) than Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, and Bumblebee battling the Decepticons. I am heading to the IMAX theater on Tuesday for the premier and you should too!


Monday, June 8, 2009

Aphrodite and Adonis

I love these photos of Caroline Trentini and Michael Phelps from Vogue. They play off each other beautifully, figures of Aphrodite and Adonis...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Candy's Poem

(From the movie Candy)

Once upon a time, there was Candy and Dan
Things were very hot that year
All the wax was melting in the trees
He would climb balconies, climb everywhere, do anything for her, oh Danny boy
Thousands of birds, the tiniest birds, adorned her hair
Everything was gold
One night the bed caught fire
He was handsome and a very good criminal
We lived on sunlight and chocolate bars
It was the afternoon of extravagant delight
Danny the daredevil
Candy went missing
The days last rays of sunshine cruise like sharks
I want to try it your way this time
You came into my life really fast and I liked it
We squelched in the mud of our joy
I was wet-thighed with surrender
Then there was a gap in things and the whole earth tilted
This is the business
This, is what we're after
With you inside me comes the hatch of death
And perhaps I'll simply never sleep again
The monster in the pool
We are a proper family now with cats and chickens and runner beans
Everywhere I looked
And sometimes I hate you
Friday -- I didn't mean that, mother of the blueness
Angel of the storm
Remember me in my opaqueness
You pointed at the sky, that one called Sirius or dog star, but on here on earth
Fly away sun
Ha ha fucking ha you are so funny Dan
A vase of flowers by the bed
My bare blue knees at dawn
These ruffled sheets and you are gone and I am going too
I broke your head on the back of the bed but the baby he died in the morning
I gave him a name
His name was thomas
Poor little god
His heart pounds like a voodoo drum

This poem can also be viewed in motion

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Boyfriend Jeans

I had a wonderfully young and doe-eyed fling a few summers ago, and during our summer of love, this particular boy gave me his belt to wrap around my own waist. It was such a simple item, but it meant the world to me- it was an actual document of our ephemeral love. After the fling ended, my broken heart was mended by his belt as it tangled its way around my baggy jeans. So, if you want to make your boyfriend jeans a bit more authentic and your heart a bit more lustful, grab your dearest love's belt and wear it around your waist...

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