GeneralAll I Want For Xmas: Best Toys!

With Christmas in full bloom, I’ve managed to glean some of the cleverest and captivating potential presents out there. From super-glam to total ham, I share with you the harvest of my pre-shopping perusing.
 
If you’ve got an extra $1499.99 lying around, you can purchase this limited edition Etch-A-Sketch that is bedecked with 10,000 Swarovski Crystals. But hurry . . . there are only six in the world!
 
 
 
A pizza sleeping bag from the Comfort Food series at Fiber and Craft Emporium.
A 57.5″ tall stuffed Polar Bear . . . rawr.
And ohhhh, the old inflatable fruitcake.
(images courtesy of fao.com, connectdesign, and perpetualkid.com)
 
 OK, I don’t have an iPhone, but this cross-stich-your-own-iPhone-cover kit just HAD to make it on the list!
 
 
What’s the best thing YOU’VE seen?

ContestsName the Dress Contest #76!

The contest has ended. Be sure to enter again next week!

Winning Dress Name: It’s a Gleam Come True

Winner: Lauren

Celebrity10 Child Stars Who Survived The Fame

 Don’t you just love then and nows? Me too.
 
For today’s edition, I’ve compiled a list of some of the top child stars who survived their kiddie fame, battled their demons, and actually still have a flourishing career.
 
 

As the lovable Gertie from E.T., Miss Barrymore has come a long way to star in myriad films like He’s Just Not that Into You and 50 First Dates.
 
 
 
From  What’s Eating Gilbert Grape to Titantic to The Departed, Leo ain’t goin’ anywhere anytime soon.
 
 
 
You might remember her from Casper or the Addams Family? Perhaps more recently, she’s the star of Penelope and a lead in the new Pan Am series.
 
 
 
 
 Little House on the Prairie certainly agreed with him, but Jason Bateman has proven his myriad skills in recent films like Horrible Bosses and Up in the Air.
 
 
 
Hearthrob Ryan Gosling made his debut at age 12 on the Mickey Mouse Club, and we’ve come to love him in The Notebook and Blue Valentine.
 
 
 
Oh, Natalie, how do you do it? Beautiful, talented, and she can speak Hebrew. She starred in her first film, Leon:  The Professional in 1994 and rocked the world with Black Swan in 2010.
 
 
 
I seriously hope I age this well. Beginning off as a Coppertone girl in commercials, Foster went on to make many movies, including Silence of the Lambs,  and most recently Flightplan and Panic Room.
 
 
 
You might remember her from Married with Children? This beautiful and funny actress will always remain in my heart for Anchorman and The Sweetest Thing.
 
 
 
Anybody love The Goonies? I love me some Sam from Lord of the Rings.
 
 
 
While the unforgettable Doogie Houser, M.D. may have left behind his stethescope, Neil Patrick Harris is still taking names with shows like How I Met Your Mother and the recently Beastly film. 

Maybe this will give you some inspiration, LiLo?  We loved you in Mean Girls…
 
(All pics courtesy of Googles Images.)

FashionBlogger Spotlight: Katie of Skunkboy Creatures

 
 
Welcome to another spotlight on one of our favorite bloggers! Katie from Skunk Boy Creatures is not only the most adorable doll I have seen lately, but she MAKES dolls as well! This artistic and crafty young mom has the absolute cutest blog! With the rosiest cheeks and the sweetest of vintage dresses, Katy has captured many a heart here at Lulus.com! Take a look below for some of my favorite shots from Katie’s blog!
 
 Not only me but a few others around LuLu*s HQ began seriously considering changing their haircolor to the likes of Katie’s! We are such a fan of the pretty shade of red although not sure anyone can pull it off quite like she can!
 
 
One of the things that originally drew me to Katie’s blog was her love for vintage. As a life long lover of all things vintage, I can relate! This picture has some adorable vintage-inspired frames in the background and I love her perfect peter pan collar!
 
 
Here is a one of Katie’s adorable creatures that she creates and sells on her site! Doing custom orders for weddings and gifts, these handcrafted, sweet animal-friends make an occasion extra special and memorable. I have thought about getting one for my niece (or myself!) for quite a bit and I must say, these particluar dolls seem to carry a special quality. Almost as if they have a little soul behind their sad, button eyes! They are my absolute favorite!
 
 
Sweet pink plaid and matching barettes!
 
 
I love the attention to detail and the sweet pink hearts!
 
 
Making basics look sweet and pulled together!
 
 
Omg, are you kidding? This sitting fawn is just perfect!
 
 
Always a fan of a good cape, this is perfectly paired with mustard tights and wedges!
 
 
Super cute red heels!
 
 
Just to top off this cute overload, take a look at Katie’s youngest, Poesy! I mean, if that isn’t the cutest baby ever then I just give up.

Make sure to stop by Katie’s blog to say hello and to get a dose of a super sweet and adorable plush-makin mama!
 
xoxo

CelebrityYoung Majesty: The Fanning Sisters

Talent, beauty, youth.
 
In the past decade, sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning have not only emerged, but grown up before our very eyes into the most prolific teenage stars of our day. Both known for their ability to size up a role at an unbelievably young age, these glamorous siblings can never seem to do the cameraman any wrong.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current projects include a ghostly role for Elle in Francis Ford Coppola’s newest, Twixt, and as Scarlett Johansson’s daughter in Cameron Crowe’s upcoming, We Bought a Zoo. As for Dakota, you can see her on the big screen in her return role as Jane in Breaking Dawn. But surely, we will be seeing MUCH more of them both in the future.