31 August 2012

"I Met Andy Warhol At A Really Chic Party"*

Campbell's Limited Edition 
Warhol-Inspired Tomato Soups  
(75 Cents Each) Target

This is just all kinds of fabulous. 
"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famed works, Campbell's Soup has released limited edition cans featuring artwork derived from Warhol's "originals," distributed at Target stores nationwide." -Advertising Age 

*The Dead Milkmen

30 August 2012

This Fab House

Living Room Envy.
J'adore This But Am Also A Little Afraid. 
She Painted An IKEA Bed Blue. So Fabulous. 
Check out fashion designer Heidi Merrick's house tour video. I saw this yesterday on Daily Candy and can't stop looking for things to paint. 


29 August 2012

Is That You Burnt Sienna?

Blockbuster Makeup Palette ($49.50) Sephora

A giant new box of crayons was always my favorite part of getting ready for back to school. This gigundous makeup palette from Sephora is the adult equivalent. It's a "beauty insider" exclusive. 


28 August 2012

"I'd Wrap Him Up In Celephant!"

Silver Elephant ($50) Dwell
Silver Giraffe ($40) Dwell 

These animal figurines from Dwell are also available in white and gold. 


27 August 2012

Furbish Finds

Check out the fun new finds at Furbish. 


26 August 2012

"It's The Sizzle That Sells The Steak"

Calvin Klein Encounter
Featuring Alexander Skarsgard 

Genetically speaking, how is this guy even possible? 


25 August 2012

So Complete

Charles Lahti Flat Monogrammed Cards 


24 August 2012

Midnight At The Miami Urban Oasis

Miami, Here I Come!  
 This Is Where I Would Sit And Think…And Drink.
I Don't Know What This Room Is For, But It Looks Fabulous. 

It's time for HGTV's Urban Oasis Giveaway. I swear they just did this but don't care. It's so fabulous, however I don't understand why I never win these things. I would actually appreciate a "space where organic and inorganic meld successfully" and that the living room's "low-profile furnishings, crisp white palette and sleek lines set the tone for the apartment's contemporary design style." Urban Oasis, I get you.  

Enter HGTV's Urban Oasis Giveaway and if you win just remember that "glass and matte marble surfaces set a contemporary tone in the spa-style master bathroom." 


23 August 2012

Endless Summer

Navy Anchor Bracelet ($44) Wimberly, Inc. 

"Summer, I will not quit you." I've been hanging by a thread but then I saw these cuffs from Wimberly, Inc. in the September issue of Coastal Living, the most summer-friendly magazine ever. 


22 August 2012

If It's Good Enough For Gywneth...

Tata Harper Deluxe Beauty Set ($65) Anthro 

I love a green pouch full of beauty products, so when I read in Vanity Fair that Gwyneth Paltrow and Julianne Moore are Tata Harper fans it was as if God herself was trying to tell me something. The sassy pouch contains the following all natural, non-toxic products: Regenerating Cleanser, Hydrating Floral Essence, Rejuvenating Serum, Rebuilding Moisturizer, Reparative Moisturizer, Replenishing Nutrient Complex, Replenishing Nutrient Complex and Resurfacing Mask. 


21 August 2012

A Dollop Of Downton

And I do mean dollop but what a dandy it is. Clearly, Maggie Smith vs. Shirley MacLaine is going to rival Godzilla vs. King Kong. Us Americans have to wait all the until January 6th for season three of Downton. Oh drat! 


Meow City! 

20 August 2012

60 Years Fabulous Isabella Rossellini

Forget About Wanting The Bulgari Bag, 
I Want To Be Isabella Rossellini! 

The September issue of Vanity Fair is a must-have. Stylish films are center stage and then there's the new Bulgari ad campaign starring the uber-fabulous Isabella Rossellini. Let's just say that she's the reason I spent my twenties as a brunette. Check out the Bulgari website for more Isabella. -CABOO 

Post Snark: Click here for the Four Non Blondes who have inspired me the most. 

19 August 2012

The Golden Shower Rule

As for the whole peeing in the pool debate, I can understand the confusion. The French word for swimming pool is "la piscine" after all, but as an avid swimmer I have a "Golden Shower Rule" that I live by. 
"Pee unto others as you would have them pee unto you." 
The swimming pool is my happy place and there's no tinkle in my happy place. Check out Veranda's most memorable pools. 


18 August 2012

"So Much Depends"

so much depends

a red wax 

glazed with stamp

beside the white

My apologies to the late William Carlos Williams. The stamps you choose speak volumes about you. These say I was an English major once upon a time, but have long since put away erudite things. The new Twentieth-Century Poets stamps from the USPS include the likes of Elizabeth Bishop, Joseph Brodsky, Gwendolyn Brooks, E. E. Cummings, Robert Hayden, Denise Levertov, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roethke, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams.


17 August 2012

Ooh La La!

French Flair: Modern Vintage Interiors
By Sebastien Siraudeau ($29.70) Amazon

When I'm feeling low, I just add a little French flair. It always helps. 
"The reader is guided through some of the most remarkable locations in France, each abounding with features that characterize the unique French flair for home decorating. From delightful rural guesthouses, exquisite townhomes, and charming seaside retreats to the best of France’s antique shops, Siraudeau reveals how an extraordinarily diverse range of ambiences can be achieved by integrating the simplest of decorative touches. His ideas and advice are astute to contemporary comforts and the practicalities of modern living, and his exquisite photos, flooded with the soft light of a French summer, make this an invaluable volume for admirers of French style." Amazon  

16 August 2012

So Gatsby?

Kasia Pendant ($69.50) Club Monaco

A Place For Secrets! 
I'm never going to be able to afford the Gatsby-inspired jewelry from Tiffany's but this pendant from Club Monaco might be doable. It kind of has that vibe, or so I say. 


15 August 2012

A Ryan Gosling Coloring Book?

Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling ($11.70) Amazon
By Mel Simone Elliott  
He's Just So Sensitive.
The Dog Is Probably A Rescue. 

Color me intrigued. According to the Huffpo, this Ryan Gosling coloring book is all the rage across the pond. This makes complete sense to me. If I had a copy, I would keep it next to my Carmen Miranda paper dolls. 


14 August 2012

Pucker Up

Give Me Some Lip ($25) Sephora 

Here's the latest greatest Sephora Favorites kit. It's filled with lip glosses from Bite, Fresh, Hourglass, Laura Mercier, Sephora Collection, and Tarte. If you have commitment issues with your cosmetics, like I do, this is a perfect solution. 


13 August 2012

Did Someone Say Free Music?

Summer needs a soundtrack so click here for a Free 8-track collection "Hey Boy, Hey Girl!" courtesy of Astralwerks Records. It features everyone from Air, and The Chemical Brothers to Swedish House Mafia. 


12 August 2012

Shark Week Starts Today!

Shark Week Poster ($21.80) Discovery Store

Out with the Olympics and in with Shark Week. This is its 25th anniversary. Check it out on the Discovery Channel. 


11 August 2012

Totes Adorbs Totes

Illustrated Stateside Tote ($5) Madewell 


10 August 2012

"Never Can Say Goodbye"

London: Portrait Of A City By Reuel Golden
($69.99) Taschen
"Home Of The Brash, Outrageous And Free"
- Morrissey 
As the Olympics draw to a close so must our time in London. This book from Taschen looks like a lovely souvenir. 
"From Victorian London to the Swinging 60s; from the Battle of Britain to Punk; from the Festival of Britain to the 2012 Olympics; from the foggy cobbled streets to the architectural masterpieces of the millennium; from rough pubs to private drinking clubs; from Royal Weddings to raves, from the charm of the East End to the wonders of the Westminster; from Chelsea girls to Hoxton hipsters; from the power to glory: in page after page of stunning photographs, reproduced big and bold like the city itself, London at last gets the photographic tribute it deserves." Taschen

09 August 2012

Garance Dore Gets Around

French Illustrator/Photographer/Blogger 
Garance Dore In J.Crew Skirt 

Check Out Her Illustrative Prints For Kate Spade 

I just a cute video of Garance Dore meandering through the streets of Paris for J.Crew and then saw her designs on the Kate Spade website. This jeune fille is everywhere. J'adore Miss Dore. Check out her video series (see above) for NET-A-PORTER, Pardon My French. It's a must-watch. 


08 August 2012

The Key To My Heart

Brass Animal Key Chains ($98) Tortoise 

Animals have always been the key to my heart, so an animal key chain just makes sense. I spied these key chains from Tortoise on the House Beautiful website. 


07 August 2012

Perez Hilton's Music Mix

Perez Hilton Pop Up #1
For the first time ever, Perez Hilton has put together a compilation CD, Pop Up #1. He's always in the know about new musical artists...and what's happening with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Check out Pop Up #1 on iTunes

1. Zero Gravity by Kerli
2. Jet Set by Fedez
3. Safe and Sound (DiscoTech Remix) by Capital Cities
4. Daddy Cool by Jesse Marco
5. DrumRoll by VanJess
6. Put Your Graffiti On Me by Kat Graham
7. Synthesizer by The Cataracs
8. Diddy Dum by My Name is Kay
9. Pop Pop Bang Bang by Chantal Claret
10. Amazing! by Hi Fashion
11. City Boy by Donkeyboy
12. I Never Had by Breedlove & Chew Fu
13. Yo Vogue by French Fries
14. My Calculator by Zowie
15. Vacation by Alphabeat
16. Vegas (Rami Afuni Radio Edit) by Vandalism & Static Revenger
17. Disco Sun by Pascal & Pearce feat. Juliet Harding
18. Take Me Over (Bingo Players Remix) by Manufactured Superstars feat. Scarlett Quinn


06 August 2012

J'Adoring Adore!

Pinch Me, I Must Be Dreaming! 
Is This What Heaven Looks Like? 
I'll Probably Never Know. 

Adore Has Jolted Me Back To Life! 

This is a FABULOUS ALERTL LEVEL CHARTREUSE, the highest level I can sanction. For those of us who are still mourning the loss of our dearly departed Domino, there's a new kid and town and its name is Adore, an online home and lifestyle magazine from Australia. I caught wind of Adore on the Brown Button Blog. Check out Adore's latest issue


05 August 2012

A New Q

Ben Wishaw And That Amazing Hair Of His 

And the new Q for the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, is none other than Ben Wishaw. I've been meaning to blog about Ben Wishaw and his fantastic hair for a long time now. If you're not familiar with the new Q, queue up Bright Star, The Hour, and Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer. He's going places, this one. Check out the Skyfall trailer. 


04 August 2012

Tootsie Was An Olympic Mascot?

Waldi, Olympic Mascot For 1972 Munich Games 

Unbeknownst to me, a dachshund was an Olympic mascot for the 1972 Munich games. Check out the gallery of best and worst Olympic mascots put together by Entertainment Weekly. Waldi is in the worst category, but Tootsie and I beg to differ. 


03 August 2012

Bathing Beauties

Vintage Bathing Beauty Pillows ($158 Each) Tuvalu

I love swimsuit designs from the 40's. By the way, I just ate a salad from one of my hometown Olympic hero's favorite haunts. I'm practically an Olympian. 


02 August 2012

Barbie Makes It Work!

Tim Gunn Gives Barbie A Makeover. 
Big Vocabulary Not Included. 

When Tim Gunn styles Barbie the results are a modern Grace Kelly (insert squeals of delight). This makes me wish I was a youngster again. Imagine the success Mr. Gunn would have if he designed clothes for big girls. Check out his collection on Barbie Collector


01 August 2012

Club Monaco Mutsties

Corey Tote ($179.50) 

Vanessa Cross Body ($159.50) 
Sarah Ring ($49.50) 

Nora Silk Dress ($159.50) 

New Club Monaco Store In Knokke, Belgium

Oh that I lived near a Club Monaco store!