Monday, January 30, 2012

My French Manicure

Watch "Fool'S Garden Lemon Tree" on YouTube
Just touched down in lyon where its freezing and dark. I slept just 3 hours before waking up at 5 for the flight. This was the song playing in the cab when we arrived. I want a bright lemon tree.

The second song sting's englishman in new york

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I´ma gonna make this outfit
for 820Euros, no thanks. I can buy a sharpie.


this purse from Balenciaga:

Do It Yourself: Charles Anastase Paneled Skirt

Do It Yourself: Charles Anastase Paneled Skirt

Saturday, January 28, 2012

chez barcelona

I´m so happy to be in Barcelona with my family.
We got our wedding video back and we´re enjoying Roger´s father´s HUGE HUGE tv.
My Bimba y Lola shoes arrived.
Botines - bimba & lola Online Store
Originally spotted before Christmas for 120 Euros and got them during rebajas for just 36. Oh yeah, and they´ll be perfect for this spring´s yellow/white/tan trend as seen in Comptoir de Cotoniers. I love the bright colors combo´d with southwestern/mexican prints.

Also on my wish list and/or inspiration palette, this cute dress from Derhy:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Song of the Day Wednesday

Because I love her it´s Lykke x 2.

I love me

New sweater from 2nd hand shop New Rose. Love! Plus, today I finally found a pair of black boots. Guess. Half off and they are perfect. Big things are on the move, I have been working on a suprise almost all day. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Talk Shop Tuesday

Today I went out to the streets to do some shopping with my new friend Jenna from Toronto. We started off our afternoon picking up some fun stuff at a resale shop properly named New Rose, although you´ll find nothing but vintage goodies here.
We wound our way through the drizzling rain over to Vanessa Bruno which is tucked away on a quiet street, it´s so hidden it didn´t even appear on our maps app.

I´d passed by this street a million times and had no idea that we had a Vanessa Bruno in Lyon, but my fashion forward Lyon newbie knew it from the start. Let´s go exploring....

First of all the walls of the shop are littered with photos of Kate Bosworth, which I think I referenced this video in a earlier post.

Really my eyes were drawn to the knee length boots that come in a variety of colors. I adore the dusty pink ones on the sale shelf but didn´t dare peak at the price. Too tempting. Her collection included very soft colors and ethereal fabrics. Simple at first glance but the beauty really comes from the details. You will probably recognize many different knockoffs of this bag of hers.

Travel Guide?

¨Omg lady thanks for everything. I can't begin to tell you how much you helped
Paul and I through Barcelona and Paris. Loved everything. Just wanted to share. I will be posting pics soon. Xoxo, Janellica¨

I´ve been getting a lot of requests from friends to help them plan their trips while in Barcelona and France. Maybe I should start charging for this.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Personal Style Sunday

Just another lucky girl from Dallas working alongside her fashionista mom Judy. But they have a bizarre side too. Check out her mom´s blog Plastic Animal a Day.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

My mom

This song is dedicated to my mom who passed away Jan 16, 2010. I always miss her.


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Stylist Friday

Catherine Baba

From WikiFashion:

Catherine Baba is a stylist[2] who moved to Paris from Australia in 1996. [3] Even though her personal myspace page lists her age as 75 years old, many people believe this is in homage to the year she wishes she were born in. [4] She has been described as the most fashionable women in Paris, famed for her mix of 20s, 30s[5] and hollywood glamor pieces. [6][7] In the April 2010 issue of Vogue magazines she said that she only wears vintage fur.[8]

She is notorious for arriving at all of the Paris shows on her bicycle[9], which she rides while wearing high heels. The stylist has worked for brands such as Givenchy, Ungaro, Balmain[10] and Chanel, as well as magazines like Dazed & Confused, Vanity Fair[11] and Vogue. [12]

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

Anna Sui 2009 & Alexander Girard

Alexander H. Girard


Alexander " Sandro" Girard grew up in Florence, Italy, the son of an American mother and an Italian father. As a child he was fascinated by nativities, toys, and miniatures.

Alexander Girard first began collecting folk art in the 1930's, buying a few pieces in New York, starting with a spatter-painted Mexican bank in the shape of a horse. Later, on a postponed honeymoon, Alexander and Susan Girard traveled to Mexico and returned with a carload of things for their home, the beginnings of what was to become the largest collection of cross-cultural folk art in the world.

Alexander GirardIt was in 1978 that the Girards made a gift of the Girard Foundation Collection to the State of New Mexico. Their generous gift of some 106,000 objects quintupled the size of the Museum of International Folk Art's collection and led to the construction of a new wing for the museum.

Alexander Girard himself designed the exhibition Multiple Visions: A Common Bond which displays more than 10,000 pieces from the Girard Foundation Collection. An interior designer and architect, he was already well-known for his bold and colorful designs of textiles, household and office furnishings, graphics, and interiors for corporate clients such as Herman Miller, Inc., John Deere and Braniff International. In this installation, he challenged the conventions of exhibition design. Notice how his design occupies the entire volume of the gallery space, how he places objects both above and below eye level, and how he used color throughout the exhibit, even overhead.

More than a million visitors have enjoyed the creativity and generosity of Alexander and Susan Girard since the exhibition opened in 1982. Like museum founder Florence Dibell Bartlett, Alexander Girard hoped visitors would see connections, the common bond, among the peoples of the world. For indeed, as an old Italian proverb oft-repeated by Sandro Girard tells us, Tutto il mondo è paese- The whole world is hometown.

girard_textile.jpg Alexander Girard ( 1907-1993) est né à New York, il étudia l'architecture en Europe. Il debute dans les années 20 un carriére d'architecte d'intérieur. Le tournant de sa carrière se situe en 1949 avec l'organisation de l'exposition "For Modern Living" au Detroit Institute of Art, "un choix représentatif d'objets recueillis partout dans le monde... développant de nouvelles valeurs et ne s'appuyant plus seulement sur les concepts et les techniques du passé". Alexander Girard compte parmi les personnalités marquantes de l’histoire du design américain de l’après-guerre, au même titre que George Nelson et Charles et Ray Eames.
Le design textile était au centre de sa créativité aux multiples facettes, et son étude intensive de l’art populaire d’Amérique du Sud, d’Asie et de l’Europe de l’Est représentait pour lui une source d’inspiration essentielle. En 1952 il est directeur de la division textile du fabricant Herman Miller.
design_lafonda.jpg En 1956 Girard conçoit l'aménagement du restaurant La Fonda Del Sol à New York dans le Rockefeller Center. Girard signait l’aménagement d’ensemble du restaurant, des papiers peints à la vaisselle, l’ameublement, lui, était conçu par l’Eames Office. Les Eames créèrent pour le restaurant un piètement à la forme caractéristique qui fut utilisé pour les sièges, les tables et aussi la table basse. "le rose indien marié au rouge magenta est connoté d'horreur" regrettait Alexander Girard.

Les Wooden Dolls, que Girard dessina et fabriqua lui-même pour sa maison à Santa Fe, s’inspirent égale-ment de sa riche collection d’art populaire. Les Wooden Dolls, initialement créées pour le seul besoin personnel d’Alexander Girard, sont à la fois des éléments décoratifs et des jouets.
table-basse.jpg girard_sofa.jpg
En 1961 il ouvre à New-York "Textile et objets" ou l'on achete des objets du monde entier, Mais le succés n'est pas au rendez-vous.
1965 le voit procéder au relookage de la compagnie aerienne Braniff, des couleurs de carlingue au sachet de sucre


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Things Ariel Taught Me

Things Ariel Taught Me


Ariel. In 1989, she was who every young girl wanted to be. This Little Mermaid proved that if you work hard and play your cards right, you can have your cake and eat it too… on a boat, with your Prince and fireworks. Complete with a little emotional growth learned along her road to happiness, she is living-cartoon proof that you can achieve everything you want out of life, circumstances be damned.

Let’s face it: even now, I want to be her – drop-dead gorgeous, amazing hair, can sing like you wouldn’t believe, owner of the perkiest boobs EVER, former undersea Princess, rule breaker, trouble maker, problem solver, Prince-marrier and just naive enough to be cute. Even though for most of the movie she didn’t speak, if you really listen, this redhead speaks volumes.

All these years later, I’ve realized Ariel schooled me on some very important tips on growing up:

- Never show up late to a party your parents are throwing. Hell will break loose and you’ll be blamed.

- You don’t have to be satisfied with the status quo: it’s okay to push the envelope, just remember to watch out for sharks.

- One cavern can hold a lot of wonders and being a little bit of a hoarder is okay as long as nobody knows about it. You’re totally screwed if your Dad finds out, though.

- Everyone needs a Dinglehopper. Snarfblats will get you in trouble. So will boys.

- Jamaicans are the voice of reason. Listen to them.

- Love at first sight is never reliable, especially when one of you may have a concussion.

- Always read the fine print on any contract you sign. Pay extra attention to troublesome clauses that contain specific dates, mentions of “sundown” and/or “kisses of true love”.

- If you like a guy, it’s okay to make the first move. If you don’t, there’s a chance he’ll marry someone else.

- Persistence is key. Ambition will get you everywhere.

- Your friends really do have your back.

…and perhaps the most important think Ariel taught me? Every woman needs her own voice.

Ariel is hitting theaters in 3D September 2013 and I will be first in line. Until then, if anybody needs me, you’ll find me in my apartment surrounded by my gadgets and gizmos a plenty, my whoozits and whatsits galore, my thingamabobs (I’ve got 20)… but who cares? No big deal. I want more.

Image via FanPop

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I just discovered this blog and who´s got the 2nd picture? My old friend Taylor Tomasi.

Another blog to watch out for

I love how flats are coming back. I´m in the process of putting all my heels on ebay minus my new Chie Mahuri and my wedding shoes.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Spring Clutch

Friday, January 6, 2012

DIY sweater

I´ve got so many old sweater that i am just bored with or they have completely lost their shape. This would be a great way to recycle the old and make something new. it´s sounds easier that it probably it but i will give it a whirl next week.

American Horror Story

Since I´ve been laid out in bed all week I worked my way through the entire season of American Horror Story. Holy Sh*t, it was amazing. Can´t wait to see what they do with season 2. It´s like Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets Days of Our Lives. All the drama without the sap and pumped up with suspense and mystery!
Tate is the best character. DON´T watch the trailers before. but you can watch this, oooh chills =)

2012 so far

a nosebleed
a burned finger
a stomach virus
johovah´s witness
strained back
can i get a witness again
5 days on house arrest....
let´s hope things don´t continue at this rate!

Inspiration much needed

“Une fille comme les autres” 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Chie Mihara Carinyo

my shoes finally arrived!!!
After much debating on whether or not to fork over the dough on these bad boys, I finally found a really good online coupon and got an amazing deal.