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Inspired by Doilies

6 Oct

I came across Etsy Seller, Tuuni and now I’m loving the idea of using vintage doilies to dress up pillows and storage bins.

It also reminded me of the bags that Brooke posted a couple of days ago. 

And, it doesn’t seem like it would be hard to make them on your own if you had some vintage doilies.  What would you make?

Guest Post

24 Sep

Hey!  I’m guest posting over at Fashion Under $100 today.  Stop by and check it out! 

Also, apparently I don’t know how to spell in that post, so at the very least you can make fun of me for it. :)

Ombre Hair

20 Sep

Have you seen the new trend of ombre hair?  You might also know it as two-toned hair.  I’m all for hair trends that allow me to be lazy and not spend money on getting my hair dyed, but I can’t say that I’m on board with this trend. 

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And, to be honest, it seems like more work to get it started than a normal dye job.  Do you dye the top of your hair dark and the bottom light?  Because from what I remember, these ladies didn’t grow out their roots for a long time. 

It also reminds me of a time in my life, we’ll call it sophomore year of high school.  For some reason I thought having red, chunky highlights was a good look.  I also thought that said red chunky highlights could be achieved in my own bedroom.  You might guess that this didn’t go well, and I had what my high school english teacher so lovingly called as “fried cheese on my head.”  Actually, her exact words (in front of the entire class) were, “My goodness child, what have you done to your hair?  It looks like you fried cheese on your head.”   Anyway, my mom made me an appointment at a salon to fix it and it was “fixed” in that it was what I asked for, but sadly what I asked for was a terrible idea.  Sorry, I have no pictures of this time to share with you.  At least not electronically. 

But, I have seen this trend done on one person that I actually like.

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Subtle, and done years ago ahead of the current trend. 

So what do you think?  Are you a fan of ombre hair?

Photoshop

10 Aug

Today we’re going to talk about the craziness that is the fashion world and Photoshop.  I know that if you read the news, this stuff probably won’t be all that new to you, but it’s just so unbelievable that I couldn’t help myself but talk about it again.  If you’re wondering what the hell I’m babbling about, here:

And here:

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The top image is obviously from a Ralph Lauren ad.  The model’s name is  Countess Filippa Hamilton (that’s right bitches, just like Luann De Lesseps) and she is absolutely beautiful.  Sadly though, the liberties they took with the Photoshop tools left her looking like more like a Bratz doll, less like the beautiful girl she is.   She’s been modeling for Ralph Lauren for some time and they were never quite so bold with the Photoshop before, so I’m not sure what motivated them this time.  Let’s hope they go back to their old ways. 

The bottom images are from Ann Taylor’s website.  I’m sure you heard about the very public Photoshop disaster that was unveiled on their website.  But, if you haven’t heard I’ll fill you in.  Basically if you were perusing the Ann Taylor website for some great sales, you were able to see the way the model actually looks (the left image) while the page was loading.  Once the page finished loading, the model was magically transformed to her new more thin self on the right.  Somehow her hips are smaller than her shoulders and her waist is at about an 18.  Jezebel sat down with Ann Taylor’s spokeswoman for a very candid interview.  Feel free to read it here.  She basically said they are extremely embarrassed as this is the second incident of Photoshop “overzealousness” within a few months.  They updated their Photoshop standards in May of this year and will continue to make modifications. 

So let’s look at a completely different use of Photoshop. 

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This time, the model (Rachel Zoe) was transformed from her teeny tiny self to a size 8, or what I am calling reverse Photoshop.   So what’s the deal?  Today we want to make people look regular because they’re normally tiny?  According to the magazine, they were letting her “try some new curves on for size.”  Sigh.  I’m confused. 

What’s your take on Photoshopping images?

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