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Wandering aimlessly around Golden Gate Park, I stumbled on one of the best fashion exhibits I’ve ever seen, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the de Young Museum. AMAZING. Sometimes a walk in the park does lead to a fabulous adventure.

Many of the mannequins had faces projected on them and they blinked, smiled and talked to you. Slightly creepy.

Recognize Madonna’s famous costumes?

The leopard print on this dress is created with beads–done by hand!! BY HAND!

The way he transformed materials into beautiful objects of art, not to mention the level of craftmanship, took my breath away. If you’re in San Francisco, go check it out. And take your camera. I didn’t have mine and had to borrow my friend’s iPhone. I hope it comes to New York so I can spend all day with Gaultier without being dragged out of the museum by my up-until-then very patient friend.


A trip of a lifetime…

3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38,000 miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage. They broke down their trip into three short films: Move, which shows them walking around; Eat, which shows the delectable food they ate; and Learn, which shows all the amazing things they did. Jealous? I certainly am!

I came across the Claire La Faye etsy store and fell in love with her dresses and tanks. I adore the ruffles, rosettes, feathers and jewelry embellishments. Her designs are romantic without being too girlie. These are ideas to easily jazz up some items already in my closet.

I love the idea of weaving ribbon into a braid. I like this style, but it might be a little too Heidi-esque for me. Check out the tutorial at Refinery29.

Still loving last summer’s braids.

Any tips for managing a side french braid by yourself? 

Not sure I could pull this off, but I love this DIY floral headband. It screams summer and sunshine.

Love Atlantic-Pacific’s classic and polished updo. Need a tutorial! 

A faux bob? This one looks be easy and should work with my curls.

How cool are these ads? I don’t see the correlation between the artistic brain vs. the linear brain and Mercedes Benz, but I love the illustrations.

images from Ads of the World

Confession: I have a weakness for inappropriate tv. I used to say I was a trash-tv junkie, but now that reality shows rule the lineup (no offense, but I think those show really are trash tv, except for Project Runway), it’s not an accurate description. I am addicted to age-inappropriate shows: Gilmore Girls, Supernatural, Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Charmed, The O.C., Gossip Girl…pretty much anything on the CW. My new obsession is Pretty Little Liars, about four high school girls.

I’ll admit it, I enjoy the mystery storyline. But I really watch for the clothes, one character in particular: Aria. A bit rock n roll with a splash of vintage flair, she nails the free spirited grungy look. (And why shouldn’t she? She does have someone pick out her clothes after all.) She wears crazy tights, combat boots, cool hats, bold accessories and lots of prints.

WHERE can I get that ring??? Now my skull ring seems so insignificant.

I found a fantastic pair of feather earrings, only to lose one during their first wear. Could I pull off wearing only one?  This also reminds me of the feather extensions I want to try out for spring.

But what I’m most envious of his her hair…what I wouldn’t give for perfect waves like that. Is it wrong to take style cues from a “16-year-old”?

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