Sunday, February 28, 2010

Handmade Bliss {1}

I might do this more often, it was good fun and I discovered some amazing handmade beauties. Some people have so much talent!


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Oh Lilly

Apparenty this is my "dress weekend" because today I'm inspired by the colors and playfulness of Lilly, Lilly Pulitzer, the vintage version and the legacy. It all started with a lemonade stand. I have several vintage Lilly's and absolutely adore them, the fabric, the pattern, the colors, the lace and even the label!

Kathleen Kennedy and her mother, Rose, in vintage Lilly Pulitzer. 

If you like Lilly and vintage Lillys but you don't want the used version, there's the Originals Collection, cute!
Images: Lilly Pulitzer and NY Times

Etsy Lovely find

If you are crafty and talented, Etsy is glorious, and if you love handmade and unique pieces, Etsy is amazing. I was browsing and came across these very pretty dresses. Handmade, made to measure actually dresses. I'm talking about Amanda Archer collection. Whimiscal dresses ideal for a stroll in the sun, a summer wedding or even for a cute as a button bride or bridesmaid. You can check her out here and here. What do you think? 

Friday, February 26, 2010

{Super} blogger wedding

You probably all know Joanna from A Cup of Jo, I was looking at on of her post and came across her amazing wedding and wedding photos. The talent behind these is MaxWanger, what can I say? Swoon...!!! I love the amazing simplicity and the vintage-y feeling. And just in case I wasn't envious enough her programs were made by Rifle Design, one of my {many} obsession as you know!!! 

Have a great weekend xoxo

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Julene made it again

I blogged about Julene and Made by Julene here, Julene makes paper cut beauties. I had a really bad crush back then. Recently she launched her cities collection. London, Paris and New York. I'm really after the London one with the mythic "Mind The Gap". Granted it's not cheap cheap but think what an amazing gift it would make.

A Pretty loft (and Makeover winner)

I'm absolutely smitten with the beauty of this loft. All the earthy details, beautiful color palette and luxurious furniture. I love the tiny vases with flowers, red and pink brightening the rooms. 

Connie from Sogni e Sorrissi is the winner of the Blog Makeover by Sweet Fairie Designs! yay Connie good for you! Drop me an email and I'll put you in contact with darling Carrie. 
Thank you to all who entered, I wish there was one for all, I'll have more giveaways so stay tuned xoxo

Images: Mi Casa Revista 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cutest {handmade] cake toppers

oooh oohh look at these! Cute? These handmade wooden cake toppers come from Etsy store Together Forever  and are made by Sarah Neuburger.
She can custom make them especially to your specifications, oooh another item going to my "someday wedding list":) You can see the whole collection here

My Stuff Series **Una mosca en la Luna**

Una Mosca en la Luna is  Alicia. Alicia is the first spanish blogger I found, and it got me really excited (and hooked in minutes). I was hooked because she talks design, and she really talks gorgeous design. Moreover Alicia has an amazing inspiration folder here on Tumblr, you must go check it out. Alicia blogs in Spanish and is extremely sweet and even if you can't read Spanish, please pop over to check the eye candy. 

Favorite Discovery: Online Shopping, I think there is something magic when you receive something from Japan or Australia, things that would be impossible to find in my city.
Favorite Place in the World: As Dorothy used to say “There’s no place like home”. I love places like Sintra in Portugal or Positano in Italy fairy  tales places. 
Style Icons: I usually pay attention to the people in the street, to me these re the true style icons, there's nothing like checking out The Sartorialist. I'm really not a fashion victim, I'm very pratical, basic and wear timeless pieces. 
Favorite Designer: Twenty Century classics like Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Charles & Ray Eames, Fornasetti, scandinavian design, Arne Jacobsen, Verner panton, Eero Saarinen, Marimekko,...
Favorite Movie: It all depends on the moment, lately I'm hooked to BBC's adaptations of the classics like  Austen, Dickens, Gaskell... Not long ago I watched Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard which I love, but my taste is varied, I go from period stories to science fiction. 

Jeans: * I try on what I like and if it fits me and my budget I take it, I don't pay attention to the brand. 
Underwear: Verdissima, Lovable, Etam...
Watch: I don't usually wear one but not long ago I was lucky with a MJW Ciclops.
Day dress and day bag: *Basic colors, jeans, shirts, jackets... I always try to wear comfortable clothes that suit me and my bags are leather and big ones to fit in 1000 of things. 
Shoes: * I don't have favorite brands and designers, I am loyal to Clarks for the day to day because of their comfort. I have some heels that I bought on sale from Guy Laroche and guess and s pair o Paul Smith ballerinas. 

Inspiration: blogs, blogs and more blogs... Ad Spain, Elle Deco UK, Lonny Magazine
Favorite Art: The colors of Fauvism, the figure of pre-raphaelian, all the sceneries from Turner, the video-art of Bill ViolaCharlie Harper´s illustrations, Alphonse Muchas' advertisements, the lonely scenes of Edward Hopper,Rex Ray's compositions, Julien Pacaud's collages and many more artists that I got to know through Etsy like Yellena James, Matte Stephens, Lisa Congdon, Leah Giberson, Kareem Rikz...
Bedding: 100% cotton (if it's Egyptian even better). Soft colors. 
Stationery: I love letterpress and I'm Obsessed with Print and Pattern.
Coffee table books: I can hardly resist to Taschen books, the last Fashion book,  All American ads 1900-1919 and the last one on my list is The World of Ornament.
Flowers: Peonies (very difficult to find here)  and white roses. 

Perfume: Ralph Lauren Romance o Lacoste pour femme
Moisturizer: Apivita First line
Mascara: LancĂ´me Amplicils Black
Shampoo: Schwarzkopf Bonacure volume boost
Soap: Il Frutteto de Nesti Dante, I brought them from Florence and love their smell.

Thank you Alicia, what a pleasure having you here today. Gracias, de todo corazon. 

Images: herehere, here, here

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


We all know it, award season is here, Golden Globes, BAFTAs and the Oscard soon. But there is also Sundance, Robert Redford's idea to promote young actors (I guess those times WERE actually different). Up there in the mountains of Utah the look teen in is not a Marchesa or Valentino gown but comfortable and warm clothes without  forgetting style and glamour. I love Michelle Wiliams' look. She looks amazingly cool, sweet, cute, pretty, warm, chic, anything else?

Images: Instyle 

{Two beautiful houses}

Through Decor8 I discovered 2 fantastic homes. There were a couple of images from Anja Mulder and -Haust-  I was intrigued and went to check their Flickr photo stream and found out how amazing both home are. Check them out.
-Haust- I absolutely love (LOVE) this one, the views are incredible, they have a gorgeous sun room, it's so romantic and sweet and the colors are extremely soothing

Anja Mulder -I love all the colorful touches and the amazing wallpapers. 

Today it's the last day to enter my blog makeover giveaway by Sweet Faerie Designs, go HERE to enter
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