Thursday, May 27, 2010

rikshaw design

Rikshaw Designs - Hand block print crib bedding for the bohemian baby

Rikshaw Design founder and designer Catherine Fitzsimmons.

For more info on Rikshaw Design and to preview their new womens line go here

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Is Gwen Expecting baby # 3 ?

If you read up on your celebs like I tend to do, sorry I have a bad habit. Have you noticed a certain star that is dressing in a certain way to cover a possible baby bump?
What do you think is Gwen Stefani on her way yo having baby # 3?



Thursday, May 20, 2010

Spice up your wardrobe with Ann Taylor Loft

I have news for all of you that Love Ann Taylor Loft and Cant wait for Summer to start already.

This weekend Ann Taylor Loft is having a summer style event which will include
-30% off full priced merchandise-
-$20 style rewards for every $200 you spend while using your loft card-

There will be music and refreshments as well as Loft stylists on hand to help you find just the right spicy-ness for your summer style.

{for more info, locations & times for the summer shopping event click the photo above}

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Getting Down

I be getting business with my school work because it's FINALS WEEK and I need to study and finish up this school year once and for all. I may not be posting very much till later this month, wish me luck! I have lots of projects and final exams coming my way.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Z Girl Can Dream

Musing on Lilly items that I will most likely never own, but was inspired to write about.

Sea & Be Seen Printed Plastic Tote $ 98.00

Despite the cheesy clear bag-ness I want this bag. It reminds me of the days in Jr High when we were this-close to having mandatory clear backpacks. You see this would have been a horrible idea because in Jr High you don't want people to see feminine products or your love letters to Johnny.

Dahpne Dress Jacquard $248.00

This dress looks interesting and super fun to wear. I think the little jewels look like candy from easter time. I love wearing strapless dresses but hate having to adjust them through the day. This dress is perfect because it looks like a strapless dress and the beaded detailing is almost like a necklace built in.

Sea Spray Halter Top $78.00

Maho Skirted Bottom $88.00

Thank god for skirted swimsuits because I have an insecurity with wearing bathing suits. If I wanted to be practically naked I would go to the nude beach, thank you. Until I feel more confident about being on display at the beach I will stick with skirting my issues.

Gold Klimt Earrings $150.00

I cant help but wonder if these Klimt earrings were names after the late and great artist Gustav Glimt? I think they were because his artwork has lots of these little swirly bubble details. Either way I want them because Klimt is a badass.

Turquoise and gold, what a great combo. These two should just get married, they complement each other so well. Right? And there is that Klimt detailing going on, must have.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Grilled Cheese Truck

One of these days I'm going to make a trip to the Los Angeles area so that I can get my hands on a gourmet grilled cheese from the "Grilled Cheese Truck". I have heard that the lines for the truck are over an hour wait but it's totally worth it. Let's check out the selection.

This is their plain and simple melt.

And this here is the dessert melt.

To see the full menu and to find out where the Cheese Truck will stop next go HERE & HERE

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Frida Kahlo

Let's talk about Frida Kahlo.
Who is she: One of the most influental female painters of the 20th century.
Where is she from: Born July 6th 1907 in Coyoacan near Mexico City.
Her Work: Frida stopped studying medicine and began a full-time painting career.

Frida Kahlo's home, which is also known as La Casa Azul is now a Museum that is open to the public.

In the Museum you can walk through her home and check out the interior design and artworks however there is no photography allowed inside. Outside is a wonderful garden and courtyard as well as a cafe.

In the meantime check out the move "Frida" starring Salma Hayek. This film will help you to better understand the reasoning and inspiration behind Frida's risque, erotic and pain filled self portraits.

FRIDA 2002

A swinging summer

A Swinging Summer
A 1960's beach flick featuring a nerdy girl who learns how to groove.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Italian Summer Of Love

"Cool" the song by Gwen Stefani is one of my favorite songs because it makes me reminisce and feel nostalgic towards the "good old days". The song's music video is also a stunning mini masterpiece full of lust, love, designer duds and a summer spent in Italy.

Now that you have seen the video check out that were inspired by the Italian Summer of Love!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Skyline Drive, Fullerton, CA homes at sunset

While I was leaving class the other evening the sunset was so beautiful so I decided to take the long way home to enjoy the view. I drove through the lovely Skyline Drive in Fullerton California to get these shots. I live in the area so its pretty standard to drive through here. But tonight everything and every house had a wonderful glow to it. Take a look at the wonderful homes in the hills of Fullerton Below.
A fun baby blue and bright white Colonial style home with Greek pediment as well as pillars and french windows.
Like I said the sunset...
The view facing the Beach as well as south Orange County.
A simple Southwestern design: Pillars, clay tile roof.
Mediterranean style home with a variety of windows and a clay tile roof, and window coverings to block the sun from the west.
A really long and narrow thanks.
A fun 60's Cottage in Mustard Yellow with a really nice and unique Garage door with lat ice windows.
Yet another Mediterranean home.

A wonderful way to disguise your garage.

Fun Mediterranean Look with a turret.

Mediterranean, south west and Spanish design incorporated within this home.

A southwestern Villa with a Spanish archway and dark wood gate and pillars.

Elegant Mediterranean home with archways and staircase really add volume.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Life's A Beach

I just love this photo from a few years ago at the beach. Those were the days.

Trina Turk + Jillian Barberie = Good Mothers day

Have a good mothers day with Trina Turk and Jillian Barberie.

Celebrate Mother's Day
You're invited to a day of shopping and pampering
manicures, mocktails and treats!
Saturday May 8th 1-4pm
Hosted by Jillian Barberie Reynolds of Good Day LA
Percentage of the day's sales will be donated to
The Breast Cancer Charities of America

Trina Turk and Jillian Barberie Reynolds of Good Day L.A invite you to celebrate Mothers Day 2010 with a luxurious day of shopping and pampering at Trina’s Los Angeles flagship boutique. A percentage of the day’s proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Charities of America. Meet Jillian at the event!

Guests can indulge in IZZE mocktails and Cake & Art cookies, whilst being pampered by celebrity manicurist Nettie Davis who will be offering complementary manicures to keep you looking tip top for your special day.

Find the perfect gift for mom (or yourself) from Trina’s latest ready to wear & swim collections, or the new-this-season beach bags and jewelry. Our L.A boutique also features a selection of Trina Turk residential items for your home or mom’s.

Please RSVP to
or call 323-951-9777 X122
Los Angeles boutique
8008 West Third street
Los Angeles
Tel. 323.651.1382
complementary valet will be provided.

Shes Back...

Shes back...

Trina Turk East Hampton Boutique

79 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
phone: 631.324.7075

Reopening May 7th 2010

Store Hours: May 7-29th
Sunday: 11-6, Monday: 10-6
Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10-6, Friday: 10-6, Saturday: 10-6

Extended Days Starting May 30th

Sunday: 11-6, Monday-Saturday: 10-6