FashionUlyana Sergeenko Couture S/S 2013 by Olivier Zahm

Take a seat in the front row of Ulyana Sergeenko‘s Spring/Summer 2013 Couture runway show!

The 32 year old Russian fashion designer, photographer, and former model has been one of the biggest stars on the map for 2012, and things are getting to a steamy start in the new year. In fact, you’ll find as many pictures of the ultra-stylish Ulyana herself as you will of her nostalgic fairytale designs. Her latest collection has been quoted as “Gone with the Wind meets Wizard of Oz” where models walked out from a gigantic open storybook and down a glittering gold runway (à la yellow brick road). Olivier Zahm of Purple Diary takes us there!

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Gone with the Wind

Olivier Zahm

ulyana sergeenko

ulyana sergeenko

Gone with the Wind

Olivier Zahm

(images courtesy of purplediary)

 

 

DIYValentine’s Day DIY: Heart-Shaped Tea Bags!

Because Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be about you and your boyfriend!

This Valentine’s Day DIY is perfect for sharing with your BFF’s, your mom, your grandma… or any tea lover you know. Pick out your favorite loose-leaf tea (or blend your own) and have fun creating personalized messages on the little tea tags.

TIPS: I used a sewing machine for this project, but you could easily sew these by hand as well. Just use short stitches so the tea doesn’t fall out. When you’re done sewing, leave a double-length of thread approx. 4″ long; this will serve as the string for the tea tag!


What are you making for Valentine’s Day?

 

FashionNeutral Fashion State with Ania Yudina

The neutral fashion state continues well into 2013 with lilts of lace, silky shades of sand and bronze, and lightweight layers of cream and nude. Caught by the lens of David Cohen de Lara the lovely Ania Yudina wanders through ferrous mountainsides and the whitewashed coastline of a stark and sunny locale set to frame the delightfully sparse ensembles.

neutral fashion

neutral fashion

neutral fashion

neutral fashion

neutral fashion

neutral fashion

(images courtesy of fashiongonerogue)

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MusicListen Up! Foxygen Releases New Album Today!

If you haven’t heard of Foxygen, you’re in for a 21st century treat!

The newest babes in musicland, Sam France and Jonathan Rado (a mere 22 years old apiece) have come in swinging some really groovy tunes with their promising album “We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic”. These mini masters are standing on the cutting edge of indie folk rock with a dreamy, Kinks-influenced California sound that’s been accurately accused of  “…slamming together the archetypal flower children of the 60s and the archetypal ADHD vapidity of our recent generations.”

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Following a short European tour, Foxygen will kick off their 2013 album release in the states in the Great American Music Hall in homage to their track “San Francisco”. Check out this video, then click here to listen to the entire album!

(image courtesy of angel ceballos)

GeneralWedding Bells: Will You Be My Bridesmaid? 10 Best Ideas!

This is for all the brides who are ready to pop the big question… “Will You be My Bridesmaid?”

Somehow it never occurred to me to do anything more elaborate than call my girls on the phone, and now I have a little hole in my DIY heart for the lost opportunity. (Don’t let this happen to you!) Women are doing some pretty incredible and adorable things for their future ‘maids these days, everything from wedding-inspired Mad Libs, to personalized cookies, and romantic gift boxes. Whether hilarious or whimsical this collection of 10 cute ideas are sure to send you in the right direction towards your perfect wedding party!

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid

1.Personalized Photo Invites from Chelsea at Frolic. 2. Floral Note Card from Dottie Dakota. 3. Mad Libs from Blush Notes. 4. Personalized Cookies from Pea Pod Cookies. 5. Ring Pop Bridesmaid Box from Preston Event Planning. 6. DIY Chalkboard from Sew Caroline. 7. Cake in a Jar from Marry This. 8. Mint Keepsake Box from All You Need is Love Events. 9. Wooden Keepsake Box from Wedding Chicks. 10. Burlap-Lined Keepsake Box from Be Loved Photography.