Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stylish Men

GQ compiled a list of "The 50 Most Stylish Men of the Last 50 Years", here are a few of my favorites.

Johnny Depp
Always a favorite, his treasured and beaten up boots are key.

Paul Newman
He even looks good on a salad dressing bottle. They don't make them like this anymore ladies.

Yves Saint-Laurent
Bold glasses and classic fashion sense.

Mr. Clooney
As Carrie Bradshaw said, "Clooney is like a Chanel suit he'll always be in style."

Marcello Mastroianni
He stole my heart for three hours of La Dolce Vita and he will probably steal yours too.

Robert Redford
All American

Sean Connery
My favorite James Bond, mastered the arched brow and devilish smile.

The Kennedys
Making Tweed look fresh.

Hubert de Givenchy
Friend, confidant and dresser of the always fabulous Audrey, this man knew what he was doing in fashion and he still does.

Miles Davis
One of my favorite artists and he definitely knew how to dress.

All images via GQ

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Just a Kick in the Head

A view of Frank Santra's caboose which featured a full service barber shop. The picture shows the space filled with a feeling of nostalgia and light. The caboose was a gift from an employee and became the house's central hangout. The warm orange walls (his favorite color) brightens up small space and act as a surprise. Just a glimpse of perfection.

Monday, September 28, 2009

It's Tim Burton's World, We're Just Living in It.



Tim Burton, the mad scientist behind some of my favorite movies; Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Big Fish, Sweeney Todd and soon Alice and Wonderland, will be honored with an retrospective of his work at the Museum of Modern Art in NY. The people at MOMA are not the only ones basking in his brilliance, this months Harper's Bazar has a whole spread on Halloween Fashion inspired by Tim Burton. Check out some of the genius images below.












All image via Harper's Bazar

Friday, September 25, 2009

McDreamy is Back!


McDreamy came back into our lives last night! (Through our televisions I mean.) His hair was not its usual luscious self but we did see him scantly clad. Amen to the parents who made Patrick Dempsey, from scratch!

Only the first episode of the season and already so much drama was set up for the season to come. What did you lover-lees think?

Image from gooogle.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Questions to Ponder



Being a film buff I watch too much Inside the Actors Studio including the hysterical spoofs. At the end of every episode Mr. Lipton asks the guest 1o questions which were originally from a French TV personality and before him Proust. So here are my answers..

1. What is your favorite word?
This changes daily because I really do love words but right now, Juxtaposition

2. What is your least favorite word?
Mayonnaise

3. What turns you on?
Creativity

4. What turns you off?
Stupidity

5. What sound or noise do you love?
Laughter

6. What sound or noise do you hate?
The alarm clock

7. What is your favorite curse word?
Bastard (especially when someone with a British accent says it)

8. What profession would you not like to do?
Anything mindless and repetitive, anything uncreative.

9. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Political correspondant

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"That will do pig, that will do" I like to think God has a sense of humor, I am look at a platypus.



I ask you all to give this a go on your blog! I would love to read your answers!

Images thanks to Google

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Who Says White Isn't a Color


People never list white as their favorite color, expect for Audrey Hepburn. The woman knew what she was talking about. All white interiors have become one of my favorite design aesthetics. Some would think the "absence of color" would be dull and boring instead the textures and light take focus. The few pops of color (the trees showing through the window, the wood floor, the one pillow, ect.) stand out. And the space evokes drama and ease all at the same time.


Here are a few beautiful examples.











Unfortunately I cannot begin to tell you where these images came from as they were all saved on my desktop. If you do know where they are from, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

10 Places.

I love to travel. I have a yen for travel. I have not been to many places but whenever I travel to somewhere new I am enamored with the new place, culture, and people. After seeing a beautiful "would be" travel destinations list from A "cheery" disposition I decided to make one of my own. So here is my travel bucket list (narrowed down to ten places).


1. Greece, I think this has been the top of my list since middle school. The ruins, the architecture, the majestic blue ocean, the food. Sign me up! First stop Athens middle stops to be determined last stop Santorini.


2. Italy, A Roman Holiday fit for Gregory and Audrey! To discover my Italian ancestry, food, art, culture, and all things Fellini! After watching Giada Italian Holiday special I just might have to schedule my trip via Giada (she knows what she is doing) and hit all the lovely places. I will come back 15-45 pounds heavier!?


3. France, lets hit the South of France like Audrey and Albie in a MG, then enjoy Paris in stripes with a baguette in hand. Too corny? I have to admit France is a new one to the list, I always wanted to go of course, but it was not on my must see list until I read "My Life in France" by Julia Child. The way she described the food laced in butter and the people made my heart ache for something French. I'll just be An American in Paris! Bon!


4. London, England. Of course I want to go to other places in the UK but let's just focus on London. Check out Christopher Wren's masterwork, visit museums after museums, stalk some Harry Potter locations (geeky yes, but fun!), hang out in Notting Hill and see if I can find a celebrity who will have a long but beautiful relationship with me featuring the phrase "Whoopsy Daisys". Find me on Abbey Road. I'll give it a go!


5. Disney World, Yes I am 21 almost 22 years old and I have never been to Disney World this seems to be shocking to most. Growing up all my friends always went on and on about Disney World I still long for "the most magical place on earth".


6. Hawaii. This is uber dream vacation, maybe I am wrong (I'm not a travel agent) but I having a feeling traveling to Hawaii is more expensive than traveling to a foreign country. So if I win the lottery, you'll find me in Hawaii!


7. Capri. Even since I have heard of Capri I have wanted to go, but the hopeless romantic in me really want to save this one for a honeymoon it just seems to romantic to be alone.


8. Seattle. I know I have stated this before but I am obsessed with Seattle lately. It just seems like an amazing city and full of design. You'll find me at the library drooling over Rem's work.


9. San Francisco. This has been on the list for a while as well. San Francisco just seems to have so much to offer. I'll see Alcatraz, climb the hills and see what San Fran has to offer.


10. Ireland. Visit the "homeland". I say that in quotes because my father's family (being the way they are) has no idea if we are actually from Ireland, but says we are 100 percent Irish even though my great grandmother had an English accent and saw the Titanic leave port. Questions need to be answered. It is going to be like the Visa commercial when the son takes his father to his homeland, just to find out he isn't in fact from there!? I will pack my wellies for this adventure!


What are your top ten places to visit?
If anyone else makes a 10 Places post please let me know I would love to read them.

Images flickr and google.