Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Random: A Giant Whisk

What does a giant whisk gives you?

A bunch of little cupcakes that's what... mmmm!

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Random: Dumped Apples... Apple's iMac that is

You know you're in Portlandia if...

when driving through the Pearl, you find a mountainful of 
empty iMac boxes at the dumpster.

The Know: Flower Power, S/S 2012

Don't get rid of your flower packed attire just yet! It seems this Spring/Summer 2012 that the power of the flower is still strong.  As well as the sporty sportswear look, this SS2012 season will be jam packed from femininity to simple silhouettes.  

Once again, here are some inspirations found on Harper's Bazaar
Harper's Bazaar, Alexander Wang

Source: Harper's Bazaar, Altuzarra

Source: Harper's Bazaar, Jason Wu

Harper's Bazaar, J. Crew

Source: Harper's Bazaar, Peter Som

Harper's Bazaar, Prabal Gurung

Source: Harper's Bazaar Proenza Schouler
Yo! Vintage (Portland) had some awesome flowery pieces for sale too.  Here is a snippet of what I found in their New Arrivals this week.  And by the way, they have Free Domestic Shipping right now.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Instagram: Portland's Little Oasis

Heading to the salon to get the hair done and found this little oasis.  
How perfect, a place to get away to when work is stressful.

Instagram: @pretaporterchic

The Crave: Lauren by Ralph Lauren Equestrian Boot

Getting the hair done and saw this in Glamour magazine.  
Must. Have. It.

Instagram: @pretaporterchic

The Know: Karl by Karl

As you know, many big designers are launching lines that side step themselves from that of haute couture.  The economy is not kind to everyone which includes the apparel industry and those of lucrative fashion houses.  Not Made to Measure style can be great to big houses but the downside is that it may "flood" the market and make their label feel less high fashion.  So, they really have to be careful how much of these ready to wear should be made and create the right price point... a very, very delicate balance.

Nonetheless, Karl Lagerfeld long awaited ready to wear line away from Chanel's haute couture hit Net-A-Porter on Jan. 25th.  Here are some pretty cool pieces from his new collection:

Source: Fashionista

The Random: Hippo Poo Storm (LMFAO!!)

Thanks big sista for sharing.  This made my day!

The Music: Sexy and I Know It LMFAO

This video makes me chuckle... wiggle! wiggle! wiggle!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Know: Prada Spring 2012 Shoes + Accessories

Oh, excuse me... I was drooling a bit.  

My favorite is the blue/yellow rocket wedges below.  It is like Joan Jetson kind of shoes! I seriously think their line was inspired by the Jetsons cartoon... I  

You are my best friend, blue.

You are my other best friend.

The handbag is ridiculously dreamy.  I must have one.

Thank you Fashionista for posting these pictures.  We are now totally in love.  I wonder what stores in my area will carry these?

Source: Fashionista

The Inspiration: 90's Grunge

In a few months, it will be spring.  Not that we need to wait that long.  Anyways, the 80's comeback seems to be dying down and now we're heading straight into the 90's.  Topshop has some great inspiring pieces for this comeback and I am surely excited about it.  Planning: commences.

P.S. Finally found a bowler hat.  Going to combine that into my 90's grunge.

Source: Topshop

The Crave: Comme des Garçons x Cambridge Satchel Co.

Source: The New York Times

Source: Cambridge Satchel Company

I can't deny, adding a Comme des Garçons to the collection would be a dream.  However, I wonder how much is it going to hurt my checking account?  I guess I'll settle for Cambridge Satchel Co metallic collection instead.  They're so H.O.T!!!

The Food: Brunch at Screen Door Portland

Is it because I am a big fan of "How I Met Your Mother" why I love brunch so much? Hmmm

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Instagram: Tennis's Usual Suspects

In today's Wall Street Journal, was this wonderful picture.  Go Rafa! (I still like Frederer though).

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