Friday, February 26, 2010


Sorry for the long scilence guys, been swamped in school this past week! All I can say is I can't wait for tomorrow. I've kind of been disconnected from my beloved fashion world and spending some time right nowchecking my favorite sites and blogs, before blogging myself on something that catches my eye.Like this...? Nah. ( I forgive you because of the bag though, Dakota...and cus you're fifteen...AND cus I think the look you had in mind was good. But this isn't).

Can't wait for Oscar night fashion!
But since we have to wait another week or so, I just want to give the worst look I have yet seen at the Awards....(drumroll)
Beyonce in House of Dereon.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Faraja Jube & Elizabeth Tungaraza Wedding

The Wedding took place on Nov 6th 2009. Bridal gown was provided by Wedding Bells Boutique.

Introduction and Welcome note

Wedding bells is a stylish full service bridal and Special occasion boutique in Tanzania that offers a wide variety of bridal, bridesmaids, flower girls and evening gowns. We also offers bridal accessories; ceremony and reception accessories to suits different stlye and budget.

Our goal is to provide elegant, caring and relaxing atmosphere for the bride, her family and wedding party so that shopping for wedding items is truly a pleasure.

We carry the finest quality products which can be selected from our readily available stock from the shop or we can customised your selection by picking special product from our catalogue (you select, we bring).

Our Styles are Contemporary and Classy for those with elegancy, sofistication and etiquette.

We invite you to discover our ultimate wedding boutique and begin to envisioning your story.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Very Timely and Much Appreciated Email

We received this lovely email, and photographs, today, and wanted to take the opportunity to share it with those of you who might be considering a wedding a the Hawthorne Hotel. We think seeing things from our guests' perspective is probably the most helpful thing we can do for prospective couples.



Laura and the amazing Hawthorne Staff:

Nick and I wanted to send you all a note to THANK YOU for everything you did to make our wedding day the most memorable day of our lives! When we began our wedding planning over a year ago, our minds were made up that our reception would be at the Hawthorne Hotel even before our initial meeting with Christine. Laura, you were such a pleasure to work with throughout our planning over the past year. We can't thank you enough for all of your help, advice and guidance in working with us to ensure that our wedding day would turn out exactly the way we had hoped!

We'd also like to thank Claire and especially Liz, our coordinator on the day of our wedding, for everything you did to make us feel so special that day! Liz, you made sure that everything ran smoothly and we are so impressed and are still in awe of how seamless you and your team made the entire evening flow. Everyone at the Hawthorne Hotel from the hotel staff (especially Robyn Sheather, who helped us multiple times with hotel welcome bags for overnight guests) to the waitstaff (especially Cheryl and Sandy) is so wonderful to work with and each and every one of you did such a great job of making our wedding reception so extremely beautiful!!

We can't thank you all enough for helping to make our wedding day one that we'll cherish and remember forever!



Aubrey and Nicholas E.

Better Late Than Never -- A Lovely Thank You and Photos

We just received these photos and the accompanying note you can read below. We thought you would enjoy learning just how satisfied these guests were with their wedding at the historic Hawthorne Hotel.


Bridesmaids at the Grandmother window overlooking the Grand Ballroom.

The shadow.

A fitting tribute.

An almost formal photo in our "photo room", the Pickman Room.

Dear Karen, Kelly, Christine, Britony, and the rest of the Hawthorne catering/event department:

This note comes exactly 7 months and 20 days overdue, but none the less, I wanted to thank you for all the work you did helping make our July 3rd wedding a wonderful, memorable day.

Leading up to the wedding, everyone was so helpful in putting together the details so that I didn't have to worry about them-- from arranging a private tasting for me, to helping me pick out hors d'oeuvres long distance over the phone, to walking me through the "homework" I forgot to do-- I always had help, guidance, and personal attention.And the personal care did not fade, even through the wedding day!

My event planner Britony went above-and-beyond the call of duty. Not only did she have the whole day exquisitely planned and have everything executed perfectly, but she actually came to the rescue when disaster struck! A guest spilled red wine on the back of my dress while hugging me in the receiving line, and before I knew it, Britony was crouched down behind me blotting my dress with club soda for what must have been at least 15 or 20 minutes (as if she didn't have a million other things to do). She was a life saver!

I really could not have asked for a better environment or staff for our wedding day.I have attached some pictures that I think accentuate unique parts of the Hawthorne and that I think you'll enjoy seeing.

We had the greatest day of our lives, and we can't wait to come back and celebrate at the Hawthorne again soon!

With our gratitude,

Moriah and David

Friday, February 19, 2010

After the job interview

I went for a job interview that my sister set up for me the other day (thanks Cristina!) obviously looking boring and respectable...can't scare them off with pink tights can you?
But isn't that such a cute cardigan?
I had to take a few pictures.The Bow detail

Cardigan: I Pinco Pallino

Monday, February 15, 2010

So yeah...Am I doing this?

I promised I'd post pictures of me and what I recently bought, and a promise is a promise.
BEFORE you go on, please note that I had this idea only after jumping out of the shower( I realized I was wearing some of the things I blogged about) hence, the wet hair, the casual clothes, and yeah...that.
The pictures suck too, I took them with the webcam (stupid, lousy, uncharged camera!).
I might delete this post.

Oversized Tee: Zara
Spandex: H&M

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Photoshoot I Bloody Loved

Alice In Wonderland
By Annie Leibovitz, featuring Natalia Vodianova and, in case you've been living under a rock and can't recongize them, the likes of John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, Nicolas Ghesquière, Olivier Theyskens, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor and Rolf, and Christian Lacroix. Sweet.

P.S. I CANNOT wait for Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland"

P. P. S. Sorry about the stuipid sizeing problems, I'm trying to get a different template, but I'm ultra picky and frightenly lazy.

P. P. P. S. Still so sad about the news. :(

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Some things cannot be replaced.

You death has left a huge hole in the not only the fashion world, but I think the world as a whole. And though you'll live forever through your art, I miss you already.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mnozil Brass

Yesterday my family and I went to see such an amazing concert, I think we're still blown away.
Mnozil Brass are an Austrian septet comprised of 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, and 1 tuba. As posted other times on this blog, my brother is a musician, and of course we couldn't miss out. Never mind that it was totally grand and mind blowing. I mean, these guys entertain a crowd for two and a half hours, and never get a single note wrong.
They've got an amazing repertoire, ranging from classical to jazz, and throwing in some Michael Jackson in between.
Clap, clap, clap.
And they are UBER-funny....UBER.

Video included especially for Ozie(since I told the poor thing all about it and she feels like she missed out on the world, and I feel bad)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Marion Cotillard

This young woman has, in such a way that I didn't notice until it was obvious, become my favorite  actress in terms of style and elegance at the moment. 
It's reached the point that everything she wears, I just sorta stare for a few seconds and then go "wow" out loud. Every time that happens, my younger sister looks at me and says, "It's Marion Cotillard again right?"
The thing is, Marion just carries herself with such grace and pose and elegance she looks good even when she doesn't, and I can't help but admire that. Also, it's something that makes her absolutely attractive and beautiful.
One more thing, the woman channels (according to me), both in looks and fashion choices, something totally reminiscent of the stunning and graceful actresses of the silent movie era, another thing I'm currently obsessed with.
Was this sentence too long?

P.S. Combined to great clothes watching, I'm listening to Arrau play Chopin's Nocturne No. 20, and thing I just might die from and overload of beauty.

Some notes

After my epic whine the other day, I went shopping with my sisters and got me some real cute things (shoes included) spending something like 50 euro. Pretty good eh?
I will try to post pictures of all that soon enough...when I find the camera charger...cough cough.
Also, tonight I'll be posting about Marion Cotillard, as promised.
Now I'm off to work, have a good day everyone, I won't!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mildly I don't want to get better.

The classic Chanel bag is probably THE bag I've been in love with all my life, and I won't ever get sick of it. Also, because I CAN'T get sick of it if I don't have it. BLEAH THIS SUCKS.
But ENOUGH whining. ...also, I've been sitting here for the past 20min trying to write something cool and all that came out was a self-condescending wish-list. However, I found an awseome vintage store an hour from where I live and will eventually sell my soul for the vintage Chanel Tote in the display window.
Till, then, I'm off to do Chemistry homwwork.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

SAG Award Winners (we're really on a roll here)

Christina Applegate in Roberto Cavalli (Superb colours, bring on the ice!)

Eddie Falco in Bottega Veneta (hey didn't Sherly Crow wear that at the Grammy's too?...update...actually she didn't. But I'm almost 100% sure someone DID and I just can't remember WHO, if anyone knows please tell me!)

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu (Wow, I say, wow. I don't know of too many people that could work that color the way she does)

Marion Cotillard in Elie Saab (need I say more?)

Nicole Kindman in Oscar De La Renta ( This just might be my favourite look of the evening)

Carey Mulligan in Lanvin (simple elegance, and with that boyish hair it's even better!)

Meryl Streep in Balengciga (rocking floral at 60? yesssss)

Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier (contrary to most sites I've seen, I really quite like this dress, but I'll agree with the majority on the make-up.)

Next and last stop--Oscars! And then that's about it as far as red carpet reviews go for me.
I was NOT impressed with this year's Grammy fashion (when was I really) I won't be covering that. Too much red...carpet.