Oh hi guys!
Recently, I had a note from the reps for Tiffany’s saying that the company has launched a new style in an alloy called “Rubedo”. I’ve been seeing this line all over the place – especially on campus (where I should be documenting all the fun style I’m seeing…)
But the thing that intrigued me about Rubedo wasn’t the new styles (though… OH WOW. I love some of the larger pieces) or the color (it’s really pretty) but the makers marks they’ve included on all the pieces. I’m a sucker for detail – especially vintage detail – and this year, for their 175th anniversary they’ve included Tiffany’s signature on their 1837 designs. How cool, right?!
The bangles are beautiful… and they have the locks that have been super popular in the last couple years. The piece I’ve been seeing the most is this 1837 ring – both in this large width and in a standard width. And I don’t know what it is about this rosy colored metal, but I like it (and I’m usually such a silver/platinum girl).
But this piece – the large cluster necklace was a showstopper!
And of course – I tried them on. The rep that I talked to mentioned that generally, bangles don’t fit every girl. However, if you’re like me, and your hands are pretty slim, you’ll probably be able to wear the Tiffany’s bangles, since they come in Small, Medium and Large. As a girl with slimmer hands, I found that these bangles don’t slide down over your hand (which can really hurt!). I like that they stay mostly on my wrist instead of creeping down my arm…
I really love the amazing detail – especially with the signature, since makers marks have always been fascinating to me.
Find out more about Rubedo at Tiffanys.com.
Disclosure: Nope! No gifts from Tiffany’s here – but I did get to go try on fancy jewelry, and I DO really like this collection.
Life is too short to live up to other peoples’ expectations.
Life is too short to deal with frenemies, toxic people, and situations that just don’t jive.
Life is too short not to wear eccentric hats, goofy outfits, or pajamas to class. That said…
Life is too short not to dress up.
Life is too short not to watch the sun rise.
Life is too short to take yourself seriously.
Life is too short to not take yourself seriously sometimes.
Life is too short to belittle people… including yourself.
Life is too short to
- not have blue hair
- set unrealistic standards, like posting on your (for fun) blog, every day
- not continue to learn and grow
- not say yes
Kim Pimmel combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism.
Time-lapse sequences: Nikon D90, Nikkor 60mm macro lens and custom built intervalometer.
Motion-control: Arduino driven scanner platform and mirror rigs
Score: Ableton Live
Oh hey there, you doll, you!
You may have noticed the design change, ’round these parts. I’m super excited to have cleaned up, cleared out and completely revamped my site. Here’s une petite update in photos! Voilà!
As you may know, I’ve been in school, so my blog has been pushed to the wayside – but as the 20111-2012 school year comes to a close, I’ve got a little more free time to blog and do the things I love to do!
This past 9 months has been an amazing journey, meeting awesome people, gettin’ my know on, and enjoying the student life! I’ve also been doing a LOT of great work with the Rory Martin Web Design + Social Media Marketing crew…
I painted the entire interior of our new house and then moved into it!, went on vacation (Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Reno), watched my little sister get married, I bought a Memento Mori ring from Wendy Brandes, I put together a good amount of Ikea furniture, helped Kimberlee of Deco Modiste age some Victorian-style dresses…
In that time I radically changed my hair color (I took the plunge to a full head of shocking raspberry locks). I’ve changed my personal aesthetic. I’ve been getting into shape – skiing, riding horses, and riding my bicycle!
I went to Alefest with my pretty friends and dressed up in dirndls!!
Here’s a photo of my trusty steed – after she had a new paint job and a full tune up!
I planted a garden, I read several books – including a novel in French! I made Dean’s list for two quarters straight (and am crossing my fingers for a third).
And the fun’s not over. This summer will be the best – trips to NYC, and Boston, weddings galore (love! celebrate!), camping and a trip to the hot springs!
What have you been up to? Tell me, tell me!
You know that moment when you’re a kid, and you realize your first movie hero? Or Heroine, as it were… This was definitely my movie. I wanted to be a rollerskating muse so bad as a kid. And strangely, I haven’t grown out of it; probably because as far as goofy fun goes, this is it.
It’s kinda just fun to watch – to sit back and say “Oh wow, this is really, really silly, and I’m kind of into that.” It’s one of the BEST worst films you’ve ever seen. (The soundtrack, which topped the charts totally makes up for the excess of camp and hilariously amazing musical numbers.)
You know what’s a little crazy about watching this movie? How much the style they’re rockin’ resembles a lot of the street style I’m seeing today. Batwing/dolman sweaters tucked into tulip skirts. Harem-style, halter jumpsuits. Harem pants in general! Little flippy shorts and tailored tops. Strong shoulders and swingy mid-length skirts. STRIPES! Floaty dresses + slouchy boots and an over-load of fringe. Big florals and fishnets. Yellow and black dots. CRAZY lycra jumpsuits. The end montage shows off a wide array of animal print, and there’s even a tightrope walker that makes me think of all the hipster-y girls in their teeny, floral, micro print dresses and tights. All their 80′s-does-40′s (and just straight 80′s style) has been all-the-rage for the last year.
Maybe it’s because the 80′s just became vintage. Because neon is cool, because we’re okay with tapered pants again, and because rollerskates are totally all the rage – right? Well, aren’t they?
Okay, and there’s a Xanadu Marvel comic book? Are you kidding me?