Friday, March 30, 2012


Emily: Heads, Kieren: Tails.  And the winner is: EMILY! So happy Kieran lost as I would not want to see him sporting my spike comb K Love you guys. Thanks so much for commenting on spike-a-licious

Have an awesome weekend.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

can you put a cherry on top, please?

As you know, I go through phases, last month it was florals, now I am obsessed with pastels and all of the like.  I keep finding all of these soft-hued hairstyles- so cool and so fresh as shown in the February edition of MarieClaire China.  I have been googling pastel hair and highlights and am going to shop around for some DIY supplies to work on for the weekend- cant wait!

Images from FGR

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

pastels done right

If I had the money the first thing I would do is go out and get this hairdo. Adore it- not just the ombre pastel hair and not just the eye makeup, but his entire editorial from the April issue of Elle Vietnam.  This is a great way for the everyday woman to pull off this pastel trend that we saw so much of on the Spring runways last year- so subtle. Remember last week when I posted these pastel pics

Monday, March 26, 2012


bead stringing wire (I used .024” )- this is coated in nylon which makes it sturdier than normal wire so it wont break as easily
small pliers
wire cutters
jewelry spikes (I used mixed sizes and finishes)
metal hair comb

Cut 2ft of wire (this should be enough, however rather safe than sorry so if you think you need more for your comb, allow for some wastage).

At the first tooth on your comb, thread the wire in between the teeth and tie a double knot, tightening each with your pliers so it is secure.  Trim the short edge only, as the long strand will be used for wrapping.

Begin threading the spikes onto the wire.  I thread three spikes and then wrapped around a tooth (you could use more or less depending on the look you would like to achieve). Make sure you wrap tightly and try not to allow any slack in the wire.  Continue wrapping spikes around each tooth until you have reached the other end on the comb.

Tie another double knot, again tightening each with your pliers. Twist ends together, trim and tuck into the spikes (so that the wires do not scratch your head).

WIN IT!: if you don’t have 15 minutes to make your own, comment on this post and you could win the comb made for this tutorial! Don’t forget to include your email!

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 23, 2012

i'll bike for food.

Holy Moses, thank you it’s Friday.  And I have brought with me: my bike.  As it has just had a little makeover and I would like to show you the updates, I have been slack about putting the post together. What I do have to show you: another bike.  Yes, a bike made completely of food. A zest of lemon, a dash of olive oil and a heap of sugar are among the ingredients which make up this strange compostable transportation tool.  Have you ever heard of cowberries? Apparently these are in there too, whatever they are. Photographer Fabian Öhrn and Art Director Joakim Hedblad created this fixed gear bike entirely from food. Why? Who knows. It’s cool though. Have an awesome weekend.


Thursday, March 22, 2012


Dag Amsterdam- Tulips, herring and bicycles the epitome of the Dutch capital. Remember yesterday you saw the cover of the county’s premier edition of Vogue? Now you can see some of the editorial content done by fashion photographer Mark deGroot.  His images depict both classic and modern scenarios which make the country famous (excluding the red light district and marijuana references).  

Some other interesting facts:
-  In 1614 the Dutch founded “New Amsterdam” on the island of Manhattan
-  The Netherlands was the 1st country to recognize same sex marriage in 2001
-  Holland has the 16th largest economy in the world (and is one of the smallest countries)
Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe
-  The country exports 2/3rds of the worlds total fresh cut flowers, plants, and bulbs
-  70% of the population speaks English
-  The Dutch are the tallest people in the world (average male: 5’11, average female: 5’6)
-  Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Mondriaan and M.C. Escher are all descendants of this great country

Have a happy day.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Hey, some things change, some stay the same. One thing that will never change: my favorite country being the Netherlands. And I just found out they are getting their own Vogue!  Did you know that there is a Vogue in 19 different countries? Holland may be the smallest of its counterpart edition holders but will always pack a special punch in my book.  
Check out the new cover:

Info from the Stylist

Upon thinking of “favorites” I have compiled a list of other things I consider most beloved:

color: (right now) magenta
number: 29- no, not age! (for this see below) this was my old soccer jersey
age: 24… oh, to be 24 again!
food: cheese dip and/or chocolate cake
accessory: shoes!!
clothing store: tied between Madewell and Topshop
car: Porsche
time of day: morning (10-12 to be precise)
designer: Stella McCartney
drink: Dr. Pepper, Stoli dirty martini, or chocolate milk (depends on the time of day)
writing utensil: pencil or Sharpie
football team: C-L-E-M-S-O-N runs in the blood…
girl baby name: Liana (I have officially claimed this name- you cant use it!)
male (older): my Dad
male (younger): Ryan Gosling- don’t you remember?
letter: P as in Pressly

Copy, paste and tell me yours! 
Have a happy hump day XXX

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

hey girl

Enough of Winter 2011/12- as today is officially the first day of Spring, it seems appropriate to celebrate with these soft pastels, textures, and pouty coral lips.  I wish I was in France or Spain or Sweden wearing these lovelies.  I want to take a month off, travel to Europe and get off the grind for a while- damn, I wish I was loaded (why can’t I be loaded?). As much as I love NYC this time of year- my urge to get away is hard to tame- however my wallet keeping me here.  My new goal for this year: pay my debts (this means NO MORE CLOTHES- ekk!) and save money for an incredible, once in a lifetime, amazing life altering adventure. Location yet to be determined. 

Images from the latest issue of Grazia Germany, found on FGR.