Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Seasonal Decorating - Autumn

Autumn is my favorite season. The air is starting to become crisp. The leaves are turning beautiful yellow, orange and red tones. Since the changing of the leaves happens so abruptly, it is saddening to see such beauty fade. But we can bring what is outside in, with a few of the below options:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tips for Finding Personal Style

The best way to determine your personal style is to find what catches your eye. Once you have found those things that influence you, compile these references in one location.

Whenever I spot something that is appealing to me, whether in a store, online or in a magazine, I create clippings of these images. As I collect papers, I trim each and place them in clear plastic sleeves then put them in 3-ring binders. For smaller clippings, I store them in project folders.

Because I have been collecting for several years now, I have separated my clippings into multiple binders and labeled each accordingly. Currently I have the following binders:

  • Beauty
  • Fashion
  • Home Decorating
  • Travel

Once you've started your binders, maintain them by continually adding to and reading through them often.

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Inspiration - Marie Antoinette (2006)

One of my favorite movies is Sofia Coppolla's masterpiece, Marie Antoinette.  It chronicles the royal's change from princess to queen, Austrian to French, and young girl to mother.  This is all reflected in the fashion that Marie (played by Kirsten Dunst) wears throughout this film.

This movie is a visual masterpiece.

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Friday, August 28, 2009


There's something about the right outfit, the right bag, or the right haircut, that puts a spring in your step and gives you the confidence you need to take on the day.

This is a means of relaying my personal thoughts on what beauty and joy can be found in the world of style. My hope is that people who are unsure of their personal style will be able to develop the skills to identify what works best for them in most aspects of their lives.