11.17.2013

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Hi lovelies!!!

How are you? I never thought I was going to take such a long break. I just needed some time to take care of other things and I was feeling kind of uninspired to blog about anything. But...I think...I will start blogging pretty soon. MAYBE next week...if not, then very soon! Lots of new people are going to contribute!

Hope you all are doing wonderfully! You can check out some new updates on the book here ...

 

and listen to one of the things I am currently obsessed with (which will most likely be the next post)...





SEEEEE YOUUUUUU SOOOOOOOON!

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9.23.2013

SORRY, DARLINGS...TEENY TINY UPDATE

Just a little update. Times have been hard on me right now. I don't feel too good. I haven't watched any of the shows. I don't feel like writing about fashion right now. I just have a lot going on and it will pass. But this is why I've been gone. I'll be back, and probably soon. Hopefully this week. I hope you are all enjoying the shows. Maybe you can tell me what you like?

In the meantime, you can also see some stuff I'm up to on the novel's tumblr page:
There are some new bits and bobs on there.

Have a lovely lovely week....! And I'll be back! xxxxxxxx



9.10.2013

♥ TUESDAY TAILOR ♥ KAREN WALKER SPRING SUMMER 2014 ♥

I have been so out of it lately. I don't know what's going on, but I haven't even been really interested in fashion week. I don't know if it's a good thing or a change thing or I've been really tired or what. I am excited for some book news that I will be sharing soon...but there is a book blog tour coming up in October, the ebooks are now available (esp for Kindle and IBooks) and there's a huge book club reviewing my book. Or discussing it. There are also lots of fun things coming up and exciting news. And a lot of guest posts and some fun news from creative people I know. I also went to Daiso Japan for the first time yesterday and it was so much fun. But I didn't feel like taking pictures. Maybe I'll do a blog post on what I picked up there. 

Anyway, I like this new Karen Walker show. I really love this designer and I like how she's ahead of the game...now that everyone has been walking around in tight little hotpants, the opposite look is about to be cool....a look I haven't seen since the early 1980's...that very very baggy Bag Lady Chic...they actually used to call it that! It's the only way it can go. When we get visually tired of looking at the same thing, the wave shifts and we always end up going somewhere that feels odd and looks weird and departed and that's why it looks fresh. The problem is I didn't pick a lot of those bag lady chic images...oops! You can see the entire show here.♥

i love that mix of salmons. i love those sneakers and that bag!

looks so so built by wendy. at least the top. but totally wearable. relaxed. love those shoes.

i love this. of course.

i love this look on this model.




more tuesday tailor ♥ marni winter sunglasses

9.06.2013

♥ NEW YUMMY DRESS POST FEATURING ACCESSORIES AND CONDIMENTS! ♥

OH YEA! I am pretty sure I didn't do a post on Amy Davis' latest blog entry titled EXTRA CREDIT...it's awesome because it's all about ACCESSORIES teamed with CONDIMENT RECIPES! GENIUS! 

Here is a sneak peek of only ONE of the looks...minus the accessories bit, which you will LOVE. The recipes are delicious and good for you, per usual, too!!!! 

one of the looks PRE-accessories

only ONE of the amazing condiment/side dish recipes! yummy!

GO HERE to see the post! And don't forget to subscribe to YUMMY DRESS!

Happy Friday! xxx♥


more friday ♥ see by chloe spring 2013

9.05.2013

♥ MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: HOW TO GET THE VAMP LOOK VIDEO ♥

I do love love this video. Of course I love Marc Jacobs. I did try that foundation and I wasn't won over. But I am sure they will come out with more foundation soon. I love the lip color in Moody Margot. :) I do hope not all the models they use for Marc Beauty are 12. She is literally like 12 or 13. :/♥





more makeup ♥ charlotte tillbury makeup tutorial

GUEST BLOGGER ♥ KELLY TUNSTALL & HER SHOW W/ FERRIS PLOCK PART 3

Here is the follow-up guest blog post from KELLY TUNSTALL! For part one, go here. She was nice enough to take some shots and a video of the opening she and her artist/collaborator husband Ferris Plock had for their show in San Francisco. :) That was a mouthful.

Now here's Kelly's follow-up guest blog post....



hi!

We hung the show- which in this case meant that I arranged the pieces and John from FFDG, and my stalwart supporter for many years, hung them. Since I had Gus in a front pack, I also made our helper, Ryan, come and move things and do awesome hanging perfection stuff. (which i fully admit i cannot do) he helped a lot through my recent pregnancy, when I couldn't lift anything and Ferris and Brixton (our 3, now almost 4-year old) were out expending energy.
 
Anyhow, the show looked great and Ferris and I ate at farina pizzeria beforehand. we don't get out that much (even semi-alone) these days, so it was really nice.
IT was a perfect night for an opening. lots of friends, lots of visitors, and great tattoos. The Clement tattoo is from someone who was raised in our neighborhood, and this fabulous lady had all kinds of radness- the no way hand, and the sides of her neck were done with flowers for California and the other side for Minnesota (not shown).  

Fellow SF artists Brian Barneclo, David Choong Lee (with his lady Sori Kim), and Brett Amory swung through. Did I mention there was Tecate? there was.
I have painted our friend Mariah for both FFDG shows; she has amazing t-shirts that she's made over the years, so I asked her if she had one that tied into this show- last year I painted her "Bring me your finest meats and cheeses" and this year,"What a tangled web we weave".

Gus was with us all night- awake until 1- and we shut it down. Thanks for following along on our little adventure!






Thanks!

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Thanks, Kelly, for being a guest blogger on Nancy Girl and sharing the pix from your SF show! xxx♥

more stuff here ♥ miu miu film "it's getting late"

♥♥♥♥♥ I'M UPDATING WITH POSTS TODAY!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

I am so sorry but things are really busy thankfully and I am behind on my blogging! But but but...fashion week is upon us and I have to get a bunch of posts up soon...before the circus really begins (though it has)...

So I will start doing some posts, prob a couple at least today, to catch up. 

Thanks for sticking around. It's not always like this (as you can see from past years), but lately things are really moving along. I have a blog tour coming up for the release of ebook editions of my novel and a few interviews are coming up and I am also working on a new novel. I have also gone through some job interviews, have a new agent repping me as a photo art director...lots of stuff! I'm also figuring out where I want to live!!! And there is a heat wave! 

Stick around and see you soon. Hope all of you are super awesome! xxxx♥



9.01.2013

♥♥♥ SUNDAY MATINEE ♥♥♥ BBC PERFUME DOCUMENTARY ♥♥♥










Sorry it's been so quiet here this week. SOOOO much going on. And a little tired. I apologize. There are really so many amazing posts coming up. PLUS it's September...Fashion Week is upon us....very soon. I hope you had an awesome weekend. And you have the BEST WEEK EVER! This is a great documentary about perfume...which I am into. :)♥


more sunday matinee ♥ early 1970s fashion show

8.26.2013

♥ MONDAY MONDAY ♥ BEST CURLY HAIR STORY FROM ELLE BULGARIA ♥

I absolutely love love this hair story editorial from Elle Bulgaria. I also love the model, Sarah Baumann, who looks very very young. But I think she's adorable here. I love the color and the big curls and the lack of makeup. I wish the trend for huge curly hair would return and all these straight hair styles would die for a while. :) You can see more about this story here.





i love this shot.


More to come! Lots of things going up this week! xxx Hope you have a wonderful week!♥


more monday fun ♥ dermalogica intense moisture balance

♥♥ SUNDAY MATINEE ♥♥♥ MCQUEEN AND I (DOCUMENTARY) ♥♥




I haven't watched this yet. But I plan to this week. The way Alexander McQueen died still makes me so very sad. That he was suffering so much...that he felt there was no way to end the pain other than end his own life. :( Just so so sad. I watched the beginning of this and it looks very very good. 

Hope you are having a very good day. Please know that everything gets better. I promise.  xx♥


more sunday matinee ♥ models then and now

8.23.2013

♥♥♥ GIRL FRIDAY ♥♥♥ SEBASTIAN'S BRAIDED HAIR TUTORIALS ♥♥♥

I love this boy's channel. His name is Sebastian Simon and I totally support his scene. I'm actually subscribed to a lot of those androgynous channels, because those boys are interesting and they really know how to use makeup and hair products...I mean, they're boys...and they end up looking like the cutest girls ever! It's an art really. Plus, Sebastian is just a sweet/nice person. And I love his videos. Especially this one on braided hair tutorials (I think he's actually a hair dresser/stylist).

Check it out. It's perfect for Nancy Girl. And if you like it, go subscribe to his channel...xxx♥




more girl friday ♥ helen gurley brown :(

8.22.2013

♥♥♥ THURSDAY SHOE ♥ SOPHIA WEBSTER BOOTIES WITH BOWS! ♥♥♥

I really love these little booties by Sophia Webster. Though these days I am more into simpler shoes, I still have to admit how much I love these. They're adorable and sexy. And really not too too expensive at around $520. You can check them out here. ♥









more thursday stuff ♥ miu miu bowie KISS boots

8.21.2013

♥♥♥♥♥ HOW NAIL POLISH CAN SAY A LOT AND FEEL LUCKY ♥♥♥♥♥

I wanted to do a little post on this nail polish I wore for my meeting. Whenever I'm going to a meeting or an interview (as in a gig interview), I always think about my nail polish. I don't really think I'll throw on something neutral and beige (though sometimes I am feeling it)...rather, I tend to pick something I LOVE and makes me feel happy. I look at it like a little bit of a secret fun lucky charm (even if it's not). This past week, I had a meeting and I don't think anyone could even see my nails because it was over video :)...but I still made sure to go out and get something new that I loved. I had intended on getting a polish in a very metallic gray kind of shade, I think. I can't honestly remember what I wanted now because while browsing polishes at the drugstore, I came across a color that took my by surprise (I had never seen it there before) and there was only one left. It's a Maybelline Color Show polish in the color Twilight Rays. It's a black (I think???) color with these amazing duo-chrome (I think???) glitter specks that are gold/bronze and maybe even green. It's awesome. I don't like how it doesn't dry super shiny...looks much better with some clear top coat. But I still love this color. And I was happy I wore it with my white cotton top with Swiss dots. Good contrast. 

Some images from the Internet...







I will let you know if this color was lucky for me or not. :) Have a lovely Wednesday! xxx♥


more wednesday ♥ arcadia on searching for style

♥ WEDNESDAY FANTASY ♥ ♥ ♥ ORLA KIELY FALL 2013 LOOKBOOK ♥

I have a couple of posts going up today...but I just got this in my inbox and I had to share it. Or maybe I've had it, but I haven't had the time to look it over. I love everything Orla Kiely does and I will be getting myself some pieces this year. I would say, though, that in this lookbook, I especially love the shoes (!!!) and the girl with the strawberry hair (that is what my hair was, but now it's realllly blonde because of running in the bright sun) and the way they've clipped her hair on the side. I do my makeup the same, too. She's very cute, though, and her bob is really flattering on her face.



Have a look below and see more of it here. xx♥

i love the length of these little coats. and the black socks with the heels. very skater-ish in a girly way.







i love this sweater dress...but i'd wear it in black or dark navy or green or something adn without that shirt underneath. and the clutch is kind of strange with it. but the dress (and the model) are cute. 




more wednesday stuff ♥ jil sander trust faith

8.20.2013

DELAYED MAKEUP MONDAY HAPPY HAUL-ING, Y'ALL-ING (& A LITTLE RAMBLE)

Okay...so here it is....the stuff I picked up yesterday...and woohoo I am stoked about it. I went to Nordstrom's and if you aren't familiar, it's so cool there because they not only carry some of the best brands, but they also let me bring my dog there!!! :D (Crazy long run-on sentence!) 

Things are shifting these days. I feel a new blog coming on (finally)...one that only deals with my writing...one where I can just ramble about what's going on in my head or out in the world. I have a new crush...sort of new. And he's pretty far away, so I'm just rolling with it...if you haven't read it yet, I did a blog post on the anticipation of our first video Skype (we have since video Skyped A LOT and it's no problem...), you can read it here. I'm pretty grateful for Skype, actually. I hope they don't mess with it too much because it RULES. And coincidentally (or not, if you don't believe in that thing...I don't really believe in accidents), I also had my very first video interview. Great timing. :) I already knew all the tips for lighting and makeup. And what color clothing to wear. Which leads me to some of these things I picked up after the interview. I went straight to Nordie's (as we call it here...it's a family-owned business...and it's awesome), and had an iced chai (at their coffee bar) and walked into cosmetic department with little Lotte in tow. :) 

First counter I hit was Laura Mercier...but the Laura Mercier girl was on break. So I head over to some other counters (which are slowly turning into self service counters...and everything has prices on them now which is AWESOME...you don't need to wait for ). I went to the Dior counter and tried a little bit of the new BB cream for eyes. And then I waited to see if it would dry out (which it did)...it did have nice coverage, though. I walked over to Clinique to pick up that Take The Day Off cleansing balm...which was sold out! :( I really wanted that. I can't believe it's only like $28!

I stumbled over to Estee Lauder, only to realize they now have Amore Pacific, which is a really nice Korean brand. I had no idea. I thought only Neiman Marcus carried that line. I quickly asked the very pretty and nice lady (hi, Cindy!) to show me the compact foundation which Rachel Anise (The Beauty Professor) loves. Not only was it awesome feeling and looking and smelling...but the price was amazing. I thought for sure this would be closer to $100, but it was only $60 (USD) and it also comes with a refill!!! 



I didn't know if I was going to get it at first. I was confused because I had gone there to get some Laura Mercier foundation products. But after I made some purchases, which I'll get to in a second, I had back over and actually bought the AMORE PACIFIC COLOR CONTROL CUSHION COMPACT in shade 104 Tan Blush (which isn't really tan or blush at all...it's a good match for my skin). I love love love the finish of this foundation. It's so dewy and natural looking....looks like my skin fully. Makes me look so healthy and refreshed. And it covers imperfections, too. What it claims on the box:



Long-lasting, light, flawless coverage (yeah...I think this is true...though I'll have to wear it a bit longer to make sure)
Hydrating Bamboo Sap formula (it is very hydrating...but not goopy or oily...very hard to describe. but basically my skin did not look dry at all, even though at first when I went in, it was quite dry because I had powdered so much for my webcam job interview that morning...it was hot outside and I was looking pretty dewy). 
Brightening and soothing (it is brightening and soothing...at least initially. i wonder if this will actually brighten. i think it will...)
Anti-oxidant protection

It also has SPF 50. :) It's almost like a BB cream in that it has skincare properties in it. I have to say right now I truly love love love it. 





I think I'll have to do the other things in separate posts as this is taking way toooo long! :) 

So far I love it. Though today I am wearing a sample of the Marc Jacobs gel foundation (which I think I like...we'll see. I think I have the wrong color on right now, though). 



Like I said before, this Amore Pacific foundation is only $60 (USD) and comes with a refill, which makes it really super affordable. I love Asian makeup products. I think they're leaps and bounds better than anyone else in the world, really. Available here.

More to come...!♥

more makeup ♥ eek! nails tutorial