FashionAmerican Lolita: Model Kristy Kaurova in Velour Magazine

In a style reminding me of a modern take on Lolita, Robert Harper photographed model Kristy Kaurova for an editorial in Velour Magazine for August 2011. I love the long flowing hair with a 50’s style twist, while the clothing has a definite 70’s influence. With a lean towards a young, Lolita-esque beauty, this shoot is one of my favorites of the summer. Take a look below for some of the top shots.

The bottle of Coca-Cola really gives an American feel, especially paired with bright 70’s style wedges and a light floral two-piece play suit! 

 An apple gives the feeling of innocence and youth. I love the rolled up white tee for an almost James Dean, 1950’s look.

 Super cute high waisted shorts and bow wedges!

A classic halter dress in a gingham print has got to be the ultimate in American style summer fashion. I love the flow and shape of this piece!

Seersucker being another classic American fabric, this playful jumper is perfectly crisp and fun! I really love the gingham bandana pairing.
All images from Fashion Gone Rogue

ArtCurrently Obsessed: Niky Roehreke

I am constantly looking for new art inspirations for myself, as well as my tumblr, and Niky Roehreke’s work is my favorite so far. I had seen her work before, I own a Japanese Nylon that she did the cover art for, but had never really looked into her illustrations until a couple weeks ago. She is a master of incorporating typography and symmetry into her amazing pencil and watercolor pieces, making every work more captivating then the next.


Recently she was hired by WILD magazine to do some illustrations for London Fashion Week A/w 2011 collections, which are by far some of my favorites of her work. Check ’em out below.

ContestsName the Dress Contest #61!

The contest has ended! Enter again next week!

Winning Dress Name: M.C. Esther 

Winner: Mallory

FashionInsta-Cute! Bambi Northwood-Blyth

One of our favorite models, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, looking adorable at Disneyland.

GeneralParty How-To: Rosebud Ice Cubes!

Have a party to attend this summer?  Are you bringing the drinks? 
Well, why not bring them chilled in style?
Enter the
Rosebud Ice Cubes
You could probably pay a small fortune for these pretties, but why would you do that when you can make them yourself?!

What You Need:
  • Ice Cube Trays (any will work, but the deeper the tray, the more room you have for your flowers
  • Small Rose Buds or Other Small Flowers (You can get these at the store, or even from your house as long as they are washed and pesticide-free. Another alternative is to use fake flowers from a craft store. These can be reused and still look great, as long as you don’t mind having a fake flower floating in your drink when the ice melts.) 
How You Do It:
  • Step 1: Boil enough water to fill a tray for two minutes. Let it cool to room temperature.


  • Step 2: Put rose buds in the ice cube trays, top of flower facing down.


  • Step 3: Fill ice cube trays half way with water. Freeze.


  • Step 4: Once they’re frozen, fill the rest of the tray with more cooled, boiled water and freeze again.


  • Step 5: Ta-da! Keep frozen until you’re ready to display them!
Alternative Options to Consider:
  • If you want to use the cubes in your drinks instead of just to cool a bottle of champagne, try using the kind of liquid you’ll actually be drinking. Consider freezing white wine, punch, iced tea, or even sprite, depending on the occasion. 


  • Instead of flowers, add fruit or herbs! Blackberries, raspberries, orange or lime slices, strawberries, and blueberries would all be delicious, and a mint cube would be the perfect touch with a mojito! 


  • Try shaped ice cube trays. There are a plethora of different kinds at craft stores, or probably even at a local thrift store.


  • For large gatherings, weddings, or parties, go all out and use a Bundt pan or other uniquely-shaped pan in which to freeze the flowers or fruit. Perfect for a punch bowl! For kids birthdays themed soirée, use a fun shaped cake pan that is freezer-safe!


  • Create your own signature drink. My favorite? Freeze ice cubes with basil and add to chilled green tea with a sprig of lavender and a slice of cucumber. So refreshing!