I live in constant fear that one day I will open a kitchen drawer or a hall closet and every pencil, pen, and bobby pin I’ve ever lost will come tumbling out and I will die, because you guys, I lose a staggering number of writing utensils and bobby pins every day. For example, yesterday I very mindfully placed three new pens and five bobby pins in my purse. Today there are none. While I can’t say for sure that keeping a zippered pencil pouch in my purse would help remedy this problem, at the very least it would be cute.
You may tote a boa handbag or strut around in python pumps, but now your nails can get in on the reptile action. Nail artist Terri Silacci has created a gel manicure using snakeskin.
The Monterey, California-based manicurist tells the “Today” show that these scaly digits were inspired by snakeskin her son brought home from his science class.
“One snake’s trash is a toenail’s treasure,” says Silacci. “I find that the initial reaction from people is, that’s weird, that’s disgusting. And then they say, ‘I want it. And I want it right away.’” Keep reading »
Beautiful Christina of the blog Second Skin Style uses her fashion site as “a little collection of my thoughts and outfits,” she explains. Her style is thrift store-eclectic. “I see patterns in everything and tend to think that in the end it all makes sense.” Lately, she says, “I’ve been feeling very hedonistic, and if you think about it, the winter months sort of bring that drive out in people. The cold makes it easy to justify a little pleasure seeking! I am trying to stay grounded though and not get too self-indulgent, but there are a few things I allow myself to dip into with abandon.” Check out Christina’s guilty pleasures after the jump! Keep reading »
Our friends over at Lucky might be braver than we are. They are really feeling the printed pants thing. Says Lucky’s Jenna Gottlieb: “This season’s crop of patterned trousers–while understandably intimidating–qualifies less as costume and more as refreshingly modern spring trend. And, surprisingly, these statement-making items are actually completely wearable.” Gottlieb’s got great taste, and she’s selected several cute, perfectly patterned pairs to try, including these pairs from Nic + Zoe (left), Asos (center), and Forever 21 (right). [Lucky] Keep reading »
Before you say, but Julie, I don’t WANT to steal this 1970′s model’s look: I know. It’s bright, it’s stripe-y, it’s slightly jarring to the corneas. But! There is something kind of cool and laidback and I-spend-my-summers-in-Mallorca about it, too. I’ve decided to update the look for the 2010s by toning down the color palette and giving it more of a nautical feel. I think you’ll approve. Keep reading »
Polish crochet artist Olek recreated an entire apartment inside the Christopher Henry Street Gallery in New York City and then crocheted the whole damn thing. Are you scared yet? Oh yeah, the whole thing is called “Knitting is for Pussies.” So take that! [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »