Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Dream Team

Ever since i started my magazine internship, I've been dying to see a few famous editors around the Hearst Cafe. I'll have to keep my fingers crossed and my eyes open when I reach for one of those delicious red velvet cupcakes at the dessert buffet.

The ever elusive Nina Garcia, rumored to now work at Marie Claire.

The queen of all things Cosmopolitan, Helen Gurley Brown.

The redhead editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar, Glenda Bailey.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Swept Up and Away

Even though I should be conducting research for my master's thesis, I can only think about one thing: how I'm going to wear my hair for the wedding the next weekend.

I want to put it up, but I'm not sure of the exact style. A french twist is so expected. Pin curls and wandering wispys evoke high-school prom sensibilities. For some reason, a slightly messy side bun keeps coming to mind. It could provide the perfect answer to a traditional conundrum.

Next on my get-ready list: jewelry.




Saturday, June 14, 2008

57 Dresses, or Just One Good One

Nicole – previously of Le Fashion Blog fame – is getting married next weekend in San Diego! Congrats to the happy couple.

Now, getting down to business, this is the dress she chose for me to wear along with my choice in strappy sandal. I think the combo works pretty well, but I'm having a hard time deciding what jewelry to wear...

Bejeweled and Befuddled

I almost bought one of these jeweled headbands about a month ago when I was in California. But I couldn't decide if it was a good purchase, or if the trend was played out. What do you think?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Animal Planet, Step Aside

Now that I live in New York City, I see the most hideous t-shirts everywhere. Maybe they existed before in my Napa Valley country - bumpkin life, but they just didn't seem as prevalent. (Probably because all those vineyard owners could afford more than a $3 t-shirt from a street vendor on Canal Street. Just a thought.)

So I would like to share this gem of an online t-shirt retailer – Foe Paws – with the inhabitants of Gotham. At $18 each, they're worth the step up from street-urchin style. I already bought the Bear shirt for a friend's birthday, and it was a big hit to say the least.

Happy shopping. And P.S. you're welcome.




Come One, Come All

My friend Judy Park is selling her DELICIOUS baked goods at California Soul this Friday (the 13th!) If you happen to be in the downtown L.A. area that evening, you should stop by. You've never tasted anything as satisfying as one of her Hey Cupcake! creations.

Give me the Gossip

This is about the best news I've read all month (but it is only the second week of June I guess)...

From The Hollywood Reporter:

The makers of "Gossip Girl" are planning a spinoff series set at a girls boarding school. Producers are hoping to expand the popular CW show by either giving co-star Taylor Momsen her own series or by introducing a new character in the fall who is later spun off. Regardless of which actor is used, the story would likely draw on the arc of Momsen's character Jenny Humphrey in the "Gossip Girl" book series for inspiration.

Humphrey is a self-esteem challenged outsider who struggles to fit in. In the books, a series of public embarrassments (such as appearing in a teen magazine wearing next to nothing) results in Humphrey having to either repeat ninth grade or find a new school. She elects to enter a boarding school and reinvents herself as a popular girl. Her story is told in a series of six "Gossip" spinoff novels called "The It Girl."

Is it just me, or is anyone else as excited to see what types of colorful costumes the new show might bring? Blair and friends have already brought back prep-school chic to the forefront of all that is trendy. But maybe with little Jenny Humphreys reigning as Queen of the Cool Kids, the styles could take on more downtown street cred. The girl is from Brooklyn, after all.