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!
 

FashionLooks We ♥: Wide Brim Fedoras

 
The current fall obsession over here at Lulu’s is the wide brim hat. Being as it’s still summer time we are rockin’ the floppy wide brim a la 1970s, but for winter- the fedora is coming back, bigger than ever. Our inspiration for this trend? Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit



Check out some more inspirational pics below of other ladies sporting the wide brim.



Want to rock this look yourself? Below we have a selection of banging hats that will help you own this style.

 
Are you going to jump on this trend with us? Or leave it on the shelf?
 

ArtMiranda July Reveals “The Future”

Of all the films in all the film classes I’ve taken over the years, the first movie that, well, moved me to run home and click “buy now” was Miranda July’s Me and You and Everyone We Know. After a few hilarious, yet touching, clips (“Back and Forth Forever” is a delightfully inappropriate highlight-NSFW, just so you know), I was almost embarassed to laugh, but I¬†knew I had to see the rest of this story unfold.
I was expecting a quirky comedy, and it definitely has a few laughs, but to be more accurate: it’s odd, a little bit uncomfortable, but it all feels so genuine and real. I kind of loved it. So when I saw her on the cover of The New York Times Magazine recently, I was thrilled to see her back on the scene, and toting her sophomore film debut, The Future. So far, it’s a hit among the critics, and it’s just recently had a limited release to theatres, so a lucky few of you may have a chance to see it on the big screen (and if you just so happen to be touring European film festivals, you’re in luck!).
The Future has been described in the New York Times as “more controlled”, “tighter than the
free-ranging Me and You but also more mature and tonally darker”, and the artist herself said she was “feeling older and less rainbow colored.” From the looks of the trailer, I just want to see it!
I was even more interested, and honestly, not horrible surprised, to find that Miranda July has almost as many haters as she does fans. To be fair, her art is something that not everybody “gets”, and I don’t always get it myself… A jack of many trades, she is also an accomplished performance artist, writer, and has made quite a few short films and art installations, as well as some web-based projects that I can’t even begin to describe.

Check out some of her work, and you’ll understand why the tagline for the aptly titled article, “Miranda July is Totally Not Kidding” says, “She is one of the most talented filmmakers of her generation. She is one of the most aggravating filmmakers of her generation. Could both of these statements be true?”
At the end of the day, I don’t pretend to “get” it all, but I do have immense respect for a woman with such a fearless attitude, who has to know that most people aren’t going to understand her vision, but would never let a silly thing like doubt stand in her way.

FashionBlogger Spotlight: Louise of Miss Pandora

 

Welcome to another edition of blogger spotlight! So many blogs, so little time!! Adding to an endless sea of inspiration is the beautiful Louise of Miss Pandora! I have been a LONG time reader of Louise’s blog and I am finally sharing one of my personal styles icons with all of you lovely readers! With a classic beauty and a real eye for timeless fashion, Loiuse has been one of my go-to blogs for fashion, hair and beauty ideas for quite some time. If you know me, then you would see why. I could copy this girl every day of the week and feel like I was living in a perpetual fairytale. With flowing locks, beautiful dresses and photos pretty enoughh to make you cry, you will be as hooked as I am once you take a look below!

The lighting, the lace and the colors! I love the boater hat and the addition of the brown belt!

 
This pose is perfect and I love the seascape behind.

Loose curls and a tiny braid make this hairdo.

This is my absolute favorite. This amazing shot could tell a thousand stories.

With so many of her photos resembling romantic and classic artwork, Louise’s blog is like a work of art all on its own.

The back drop almost looks like a dark and starry night.

Adorable dress and accessories!

Looking like a 1960′s film star, Louise strikes a pose in another perfect vintage-style dress!
 
Make sure to check out Louise’s blog, Miss Pandora and visit often for tons of inspiration and beautiful photos!