Friday, March 14, 2008

Stevie Nicks Wild Heart

I had to share this vintage Stevie Nicks video with all of you. Since Patrick sent it to me earlier this week, I have probably watched it over 30 times. I love it. How amazing to have been in her dressing room during this, can you imagine being her makeup artist? I love how the makeup artist is trying to put on her eyeliner and just gives up and takes in the moment. Such brilliance and talent...

{video from You Tube}

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wedding Wallpaper

Last summer, designer Crystal Barlow created some really beautiful and personal wallpaper for her mother's wedding reception. The reception took place in a small bar in Minnesota and to help personalize the setting, she printed out large panels of custom graphics with old family photos and transformed the space into a personal and more celebratory place.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Vintage Cake Toppers

Through all of this wedding planning, one thing I never thought I would be so obsessed with is cake toppers. There sure is a wide variety of styles out there, some crazy, some just plain weird and then my favorites, ones that are beautifully hand crafted with oodles of creativity. I am not so much a fan of the realistic ones, but do see the charm in them as well. Some how I came across this site and it has a wide variety of vintage cake toppers. I picked out some of my favorites above, they don't really fit into our theme, but I'm sure would get a chuckle out of our wedding guests. The top left one is my favorite.

{images from Fancy Flours}

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Free Makeup Lesson from Bubble and Lo!

Laura from Bubble and Lo emailed to tell me about a free makeup lesson (a value of $275) they are giving away! Be sure to sign up on their website, the contest runs through May 1, applicable to the Tri-State area only.

Also check out her blog, it has some great tips on makeup, with instructions and product recommendations.

{images from Bubble and Lo}

Monday, March 10, 2008

Via Letter

A friend recently showed me the site, Via Letter and I happen to think it is one of the most brilliant ideas ever. I love to receive letters in the mail but actual 3-dimensional letters take it to another level. The site is really easy to navigate, you pick out your letters, font and packaging and then it is sent off to a very lucky person. The letters range from $3 - $5, a bit pricey for a long word or sentence and that doesn't include shipping (from the UK), but every now and again it's good to splurge on a witty and fun gift idea!

{images from Via Letter}