Sunday, July 28, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I've been pondering that age-old question...do blondes really have more fun? Did Marilyn live it up more than Audrey? Does Rosalie have less cares than Alice? Not only have I been pondering, I have been so tempted to take that step over to the..ahem...light side. Would changing my hair color change how I feel; change my perspective on life; or how others treat me?
Thankfully, websites like Instyle.com make it possible for one to take the virtual leap, before heading over to the salon, paying hundreds of dollars, then hating the outcome. It's as easy as uploading a picture of yourself making a few clicks, and voila! You can see yourself as a potential spunky blonde, a spicy ginger, or a mysterious raven-hair.
But that's just it.
Are blondes the life of the party?
Are red-heads sassy?
Are brunettes really dark and lovely?
What does our hair-story say about us?
I have naturally curly, medium-brown (I think) hair. I know that when I straighten my hair, I definitely look like a different person (no joke, its like my whole face changes) and I guess sometimes I do feel like a different person. Maybe a little more free
I have yet to trade my brunette tresses for blonde ones. But the curiosity is getting to me. I know that deep down my heart and soul and mind are what makes me me, but I can't help but wonder if transforming my hair could somehow, even in the smallest way, transform me.
I'm interested to hear your insights and experiences!
Hair Today and Gone Tomorrow,
*all photos courtesy of http://wetpaint.com
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Hope y'all can try it and enjoy it as much as I do!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
|Mila Kunis, James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz|
in Oz The Great and Powerful.
Costume Designer: Gary Jones
About 20 minutes into the movie, I started to get a little worried. Maybe my expectations were too high, the beautiful graphics, the star-studded cast, the classic story...but the plot seemed to be falling a little flat (for the record, the movie picks up, and it's a hit that I highly recommend). However, this is not a movie review, this is in fact, a costume review. For I know that I can watch the worst of worst movies, but if the costumes are interesting, accurate, or intricate, the overall experience will prove satisfying for me (i.e.: Snow White and The Huntsman, thank you Charlize for wearing real beetle wings). "Oz" get's a 10/10 in costume design from this girl. I couldn't stop staring at Rachel Weisz as she simultaneously manipulated and sparkled; or doe-eyed Mila Kunis, looking wickedly chic. And don't get me started on Michelle Williams, who traded her sultry Marilyn Monroe wardrobe for angelic, glittery, and downright good gowns as she embodies the essence of Glinda.
And let's here it for the boys and James Franco looked positively debonair as he pulled rabbits out of his hats and weaseled his way behind that curtain (but "pay no attention")...
|Charlize Theron in Snow White and The Huntsman|
Costume Designer: Coleen Atwood
|Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina|
Costume Designer: Jacqueline Durran
If you caught any glimpse of the Oscars or the Golden Globes this past January and February, you already know that 2012 was a great year for costumes in movies and television, and you can anticipate seeing more of that in 2013.
|Samantha Barker as Eponine in Les Miserables|
Costume Designer: Paco Delgado
|Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby|
Costume Designer: Catherine Martin
Two words: Ruby Slippers.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
I know I am usually the Saturday evening blogger, however, last night I was hit with a stomach ailment that sent me straight to bed without dessert and without blogging. So here I am, Sunday morning, still ailing, skipping church and throwing you all for a loop.
I think one finds success in writing what they know and what they love. To me, one of life's simple sweet pleasures is a nice cup of tea. Now add to that a cutesy, over-the-top, antiquey ambiance, and some of my best girlfriends dressed in florals, lace, and anything with ruffles and my tea experience becomes nothing short of a gift from Heaven.
|Photo: Danielle Cason|
|Photo: Amber Schoniwitz of SCHYNE |
Tea has many health benefits which include fighting a wide array of cancers and other diseases, hydrating your body, and assisting you in weight-loss goals. You can learn about other great benefits here:
Tea cups and tea party themes can make the most humdrum event way.too.cute. Baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, book clubs...you name it. Its easy to find some great antique tea sets at your local thrift store and a box of tea samplers is super cheap! Bake some muffins or cupcakes and you could host a quaint little gathering for less than $20!
|Photo: Danielle Cason|
My favorite place on O'ahu to clink tea cups: The Veranda at the Kahala Resort
The tea experience I've yet to have but that is definitely on my wish list: Tea at 1024