Archive | July, 2011

Daily Faves

26 Jul

Did you know that every day I post a favorite something or other under “Daily Faves“?

Check it out! Comments and new ideas are always welcome – please share!

Wink,

Style Girl

Goodbye Amy Winehouse

24 Jul

As I write this I am listening to one of my favorite albums, Back to Black. Unless you live in a cave or have been on a fab beach vacation without your iPhone, you know that Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment yesterday. It’s a sad, but not surprising, story. She was a really talented, really disturbed young woman. She was also one of the most striking individuals on the music scene. Her sound was unique and her style was too. Love her or hate her, Amy Winehouse deserves credit for maintaining a fierce streak of individuality – something that wanes far too often today. A few style lessons I take from the late artist:

Love your legs? Flaunt them – this girl rocked the mini quite well

Accent your best features – in addition to her long legs, she had pretty eyes…and boy did she work the eyeliner to play them up

Use color – Amy wasn’t afraid of color – no one should be!

Pay attention to your hair – while her bouffant was a bit overdone she always looked done up. A girl should never ignore her locks

Be authentic – Amy was who she was…a grossly talented, funky, cool, addicted individual and she never pretended to be someone she wasn’t. She set the stage for other musical artists by bringing her soul sound mainstream and one could argue that her sense of style helped pave the way for those like Katy Perry (I mean, Amy did rock the bustier first…)

So RIP Amy Winehouse and thanks for the bit of funk and fun that you added to our lives.

Wink,

Style Girl

 

Store of the Week: One Lemon

18 Jul

I love a good entrepreneurial venture. One Lemon is a great new online business that was started by an old high school friend of mine. The company carries beautiful textiles. The cotton is organic and all products reflect the company’s core values of distinctive quality, unique design and fair trade. Inspired by her time living in Singapore and traveling through Asia, the products beautifully represent the culture and traditional knowledge of the region. The business venture is both socially and eco-conscious – offering products that are good for the people who make them and for the people who buy them. Read more about the company here.

Upon perusing the website, I instantly fell in love with the elephant pillow and decided it would play along well with my nursery theme. See the picture of the finished product (and my wee one) to the right. As an additional surprise, I was sent the duck & bubbles bathtime towel. Both products are gorgeous. The detail is impressive, the cotton is super soft and they both washed well. The price points are also reasonable.

So if you want something original and sustainable then One Lemon is the perfect place to look. A home collection is also about to launch. I’ll be watching for that.

Wink,

Style Girl

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