Friday, April 30, 2010

Make it stop
I love funky socks, but I can't think of any reality in which socks under pumps would be acceptable. Make it stop.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fiesta 2010

Above are photos from the King William Fair Parade. Yes, that is a chihuahua wearing a sombrero.

Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 when a group of women gathered for a parade and threw flowers at each other to commemorate the Battle of the Alamo and San Jacinto. This was the first "Battle of Flowers" parade. Above are pictures of this years Battle of Flowers, which is a holiday for most San Antonians. The dresses above belong to duchesses of Fiesta. Each dress weighs approximately 70 lbs, and is rumored to cost anywhere from 10 thousand dollars to 80 thousand dollars. This is not including the cost of the jewelry, parties and additional dresses for those parties.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fashionista: tinytoadstool

The gloves and hats above were made by Shan Shan, a very talented Japanese blogger/textile designer. Her style varies, but she usually wears tulle peeping out from under her skirts to give them some flair. Purchase her berets on Etsy.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

TREND: white wash interiors

White walls, white floors, white ceilings, white furnishings.
Last 3 images found via graphic exchange, from splendid willow. Images are sourced from various blogs, likely design*sponge, interiors, the selby, or graphic exchange.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

La Condesa and Malverde

Last night I visited La Condesa (above) and Malverde (below) on Second street in Austin. Amy and I first stumbled upon them while wandering in between two shows during South by Southwest. Malverde had attracted a line around the block for a party they were hosting. Both have similar urban-chic architecture and interior design, including lofty ceilings extended by the low-profile seating. The interior ceiling extends over the porch sections, divided only by full-length glass sliding doors, merging the two sections. La Condesa boasts an adventurous contemporary Mexican menu, which features local and seasonal items. While we were lounging upstairs, a waiter delivered a suckling pig covered in sparklers downstairs. We only ordered a delicious strawberry rhubarb tart with sour cream ice cream because the menu is pricey. Despite the price, I can't wait to return and try the chevre cheese cake!
Images from the restaurants' websites.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Feel like shopping

Lovely dresses at Need Supply.

Accessories at Anthropologie.

Friday, April 2, 2010

TREND: Bubbly creature web frames

Already mentioned this one.

I especially love the Chapolito site because the scene on the bottom is animated so that the mountains look like they are breathing.

The Vunky Blog. They all have some creature that has escaped the main frame leading you down or up the page.