Friday, June 18, 2010

I Couldn't Resist... We Can All Learn Something From This...

most importantly... my girls will never be meeting him.

I have created a monster.

I know. I know.... you don't hear from me in ages and then I post twice in a row. I just needed to share my morning with you. It is no secret that I have three Divas in training. Today, however, I am a little concerned about Stella. She likes doing her hair in braids overnight so her hair is curly in the morning. It usually doesn't work and it ends up in a pony tail. Today, when we did the "unveiling" it came out really good... yeah- well her usual 10 minutes in the mirror became 20. We could almost see ourselves in her lips with the amount of gloss she put on. " I look sooo cute!" " I LOVE my hair like this!" "OMG I can't believe this- Can YOU believe it?" "My hair looks so good!"

Did I mention she is 5???

That is her doing her Vogue pose... It is the 4th picture I took- because
"Momma- you can't see my hair real good. Do it again."

Now I am going to spend the day dedivatising the other two...
Ay Dios Mio!

Have a fantabulous day!



Thursday, June 17, 2010

You Learn Something New Everyday...

When I was in college, I used to use Roberto Cavalli's creations as inspiration. I hoped to one day be as fabulous as he... although I do not deny my own fabulousness- I am still secretly aspiring to be on his level. He is definately one of my favorite designers. I love his boldness - and his use of color and prints is epic.

Anyways... being bored with my wardrobe- I was looking through this seasons designs and I stumbled upon a purse designer named Judith Leiber. And I am so happy I did! ( Apparently she is pretty famous- but I never got the memo) 

For starters, she has an amazing story. She and her family escaped the Halocaust and moved to a Swiss House. She began making purses in her home and was the first woman to join the handbag-makers guild in Budapest. She met and married an American soldier and emigrated to the US in 1948. From there- she evolved into a fashion icon, designing purses for First Ladies, celebrities, socialites and most recently Sex in the City!!!

That my friends is called a "minaudiere"... something else I learned today. A minaudiere is a French word from the 1940s. It is a small ornamental case for a woman's cosmetics, jewelry, or personal items that is often carried as a handbag. Since it would not fit a diaper - I am not sure how much use it would be for me. However since a pacifier would fit ( and sometimes that is more important ) I might be able to rock it. Oh yeah- but then there is the fact that they are THOUSANDS of dollars. But they sure are pretty to look at.

Mrs. Leiber also makes designs fabulous clutches... I am always drawn to clutches because they just scream vintage- even if they are new. I guess I am just an old soul...

Thanks for letting me share my new found love for Judith Leiber with you! Let me know if you were in the dark too! And you can find her clutches and minaudieres at Neiman Marcus.