Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Behind The Scenes of a 60's Extravaganza

Preview of what's to come!

Yesterday was a big day.  It was the first time that I envisioned a concept for a shoot and put the whole thing together.  We had an amazing team of people.  Steve Erle one of my favorite photographers shot the story, Zoe Hennessey did an unbelievable job styling, Carrie Tivador our gorgeous model, the wonderful Kendra Richards did the makeup and I did hair.  There will be a future post on the actual shoot with final pictures, but I wanted to give you a behind the scenes look at the shoot, products, etc.........

Monday, July 30, 2012

Nature Knows Best

The system at work...pumping the pool water through the plant filter and back into the pool.

Photos via Inspiration Green

I am in love with this concept, and this is definitely the pool I will be putting in my house someday.  As we all know the chemicals that we put in our pools.... namely chlorine are horrible for our skin, bodies, and yes our hair.  These pools pictured above are chemical free!!  They work on a filtration system that uses natural plant life to clean the water.  Not only are you saving yourself from being polluted, but the environment as well.  And to top it off look at these beautiful pool designs.  These pools are currently available in 17 countries including the United States.  You can read more about these pool ponds and how they work at Eco Design Scape and Garten Art.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Style Icon - Sophia Loren

I have always found Sophia Loren to be one of the most beautiful women in the world.  Not just because of her looks which are of course stunning, but also the confidence, intelligence, and self worth that she exudes as a woman.  I love the above picture of her in lingerie....no photoshop, a real woman, so gorgeous.  Her hair always perfectly tousled and voluminous, and her almond shaped eyes always perfectly accentuated.  Sophia knew she was a sexy woman, but always managed to portray herself with style and class.  I think in order to go forward sometimes it is good to understand what came behind you to pave the way.  That is why I have decided to do a series of style icon posts.  I chose Sophia first not only because of her unparalleled beauty, but because she said one of my favorite quotes of all time. "If you can learn to use your mind as well as a powder puff, you will become more truly beautiful." 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bohemian Chic - Chloe Resort 2013

I love this collection from Chloe.  It is so effortlessly feminine.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Everything But the Kitchen Sink

    Eveything But The Kitchen Sink Salad and Veggie Pizza Recipe....yummy

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Color Pop

Sometimes I put together theme boards of images I like to get  ideas flowing.  This one is a color pop board which I think is inspiring my next hair story.  I haven't quite decided yet.  I love a strong color graphic that draws your attention, and I think my next manicure is going to be Starbucks green.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer Clutches

1. Cork Clutch KARA ROSS $595
2. White Clutch ALDO $45
3. Tuquoise Clutch ROCHAS $645
4. Clutches In Any Color AMERICAN APPAREL $46
5. Multi Zip Cat Clutch ASOS $49.71
6. Yellow and Pink Clutch CORY RENEE $45

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sweetie Veggie Burgers

In the search for the perfect veggie burger I made a sweet potato bean burger. I actually like these.  Not the best veggie burger I have had, but I will definitely make them again.  Pure was not a huge fan because his issue with a veggie burger is when its texture is super soft.  This is definitely that.  So if that's an issue for you, and you're looking for a more meaty texture this is not the burger for you.  But if you don't mind that and are looking for good flavor then give this one a try.  Also this recipe can be made vegan by omitting the egg.  I tried it that way for the first 3 burgers, and it works fine.  If the egg doesn't bother you then add one because the burgers stick together a little better that way.  Recipe Continued.........

Monday, July 16, 2012

Looks Like A Star

The beautiful Mila Kunis will be doing a second campaign with Dior set to launch in August.  This time she's looking like a retro hollywood starlet.  These beautiful shots were taken by Mario Sorrenti.  All I can say is simply gorgeous.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Harajuku Heaven

 Harajuku inspired perfume by Gwen Stefani.  I love this makeup btw.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

We All Scream For Honey Lavender Ice Cream!

This is my second post on the honey lavender ice cream.  My first post you can see here Homemade Ice Cream.  You can view the original recipe there and see how the inspiration for this AMAZING ice cream came about.  Anyway above is my new recipe for the ice cream.  I made some changes to make it a little less fattening, and if I were to make it again I think I would only use a half a cup of cream at most.  I may try it with just the coconut milk.  It was sooooooooo creamy.  Anyway it's sooooooo good.  Everyone died over it.  Let me know how yours goes.