Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I Love Lamp. (Not really)


Boys are constantly quoting their favorite movies, so I thought it would be fun to put together my favorites list. They’re almost all chick flicks – I’ve never claimed to have fantastic taste in movies. Enjoy my reasoning and favorite quotes!

steel magnolias


“Thanks Ouiser, I’ve always liked a good piece of ass.”

“You are a boil on the butt of humanity.”

“Pink is my signature color.”

"My colors are blush and bashful...I have chosen two shades of pink, one is much deeper than the other"

“Ouiser, I'd recognize this penmanship anywhere. You have the handwritin' of a serial killer.”

“Ouiser Boudreaux: You are evil, and you must be destroyed. Clairee Belcher: Mother Nature's taking care of that faster than you could.”


“I like, totally paused.”

“Mel: Do you know what time it is?
Cher: A watch doesn't really go with this outfit, daddy.”

Christian: Do you like Billie Holiday?
Cher: I love him.

And in conclusion may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty. Thank you very much.

“Oh my God, I love Josh!”

Cher: Christian had a thing for Tony Curtis so he brought over "Some Like it Hot" and "Sporadicus" (Spartacus)

Dionne: Phat! Did you write that?
Cher: Duh. It's like a famous quote.
Dionne: From where?
Cher: Cliff's Notes.

mean girls MEAN GIRLS

Damian: That's why her hair is so big, it's full of secrets

Karen: I can't go out.
[fakes cough]
Karen: I'm sick.
Regina: Boo, you whore.

 Damian: [delivering candy canes] Taylor Zimmermann, two for you. Glenn Coco? FOUR for you, Glenn Coco! You go, Glenn Coco. And uh... ”Caddy" Heron. Do we have a "Caddy" Heron here?
Cady: It's Cady.
Damian: Oh Cady, here you go, one for you... And none for Gretchen Wieners, bye.

 Regina: I know, right?

Janis: [reading list the major cliques in high school] You got your freshmen, ROTC guys, preps, J.V. jocks, Asian nerds, Cool Asians, Varsity jocks Unfriendly black hotties, Girls who eat their feelings, Girls who don't eat anything, Desperate wannabes, Burnouts, Sexually active band geeks,
[a picture of herself and Damian come on screen]
Janis: the greatest people you will ever meet, and the worst. Beware of plastics.

 Mrs. George: Oh, God, honey, no! What kind of mother do you think I am? Why, do you want a little bit? Because if you're going to drink I'd rather you do it in the house.

Short Girl: Hey, get out of here.
Damian: Oh my God - Danny DeVito! I love your work!

Karen: If you're from Africa, why are you white?
Gretchen: Oh my God, Karen, you can't just ask people why they're white.

Gretchen: What are you supposed to be?
[Points to her headband]
Karen: I'm a MOUSE. DUH.

Gretchen: Irregardless, ex-boyfriends are just off limits to friends. I mean that's just like the rules of feminism.

breakfastattiff BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

" know those days when you get the mean reds?" --Holly.
"The mean reds? You mean like the blues?" --Fred (Paul).
"No... the blues are because you're getting fat or because it's been raining too long. You're just sad, that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?" --Holly.
"Sure." --Fred (Paul).
"When I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump into a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away." --Holly.

Cabaret Liza Minnelli Mien Herr CABARET

Sally Bowles: Divine decadence darling!

Sally: Doesn't my body drive you wild with desire?







sabrina SABRINA

David Larrabee: I thought you two had eloped! I wouldn't mind, but not in my car.

Sabrina Fairchild: I went to Paris to blot it out.

Sabrina Fairchild: Oh, but Paris isn't for changing planes, it's for changing your outlook! For throwing open the windows and letting in... letting in la vie en rose.


funny-girl-barbra-streisand FUNNY GIRL

Fannie Brice: I'm a bagel on a plate full of onion rolls!

“Hello, gorgeous.”

So long, funny girl.


father-of-the-bride FATHER OF THE BRIDE

George: I'll tell you what I'm doing. I want to buy eight hot dogs and eight hot dog buns to go with them. But no one sells eight hot dog buns. They only sell twelve hot dog buns. So I end up paying for four buns I don't need. So I am removing the superfluous buns. Yeah. And you want to know why? Because some big-shot over at the wiener company got together with some big-shot over at the bun company and decided to rip off the American public. Because they think the American public is a bunch of trusting nit-wits who will pay for everything they don't need rather than make a stink. Well they're not ripping of this nitwit anymore because I'm not paying for one more thing I don't need. George Banks is saying NO!
Stock Boy: Who's George Banks?
George: ME!

the-devil-wears-prada-meryl-streep THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

Miranda Priestly: By all means move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me.

Miranda Priestly: This... 'stuff'? Oh... ok. I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don't know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean. You're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar De La Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn't it, who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of 8 different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of stuff.

Andy Sachs: Oh, thanks. You look so thin.
Emily: Really? It's for Paris, I'm on this new diet. Well, I don't eat anything and when I feel like I'm about to faint I eat a cube of cheese. I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.

Emily: I'm sorry, do you have some prior commitment? Some hideous skirt convention you have to go to?

Emily: A million girls would kill for this job.

- that last one makes me involuntarily shudder.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Limelight on Lindsay!

A loong, long time ago (when our background was inexplicably purple?!), we interviewed tastemaker Lindsay Cowles on her new Los Angeles apartment and her design inspiration. Since then, Lindsay’s taken up painting – and they’re ridiculous-good. Like, buy one now good. Affordable and ready to be shipped and hung on a wall near you! I sat down with Lindsay once again to speak of her new-found hobby (and maybe future career?).
Hey Lindsay! Thanks for taking the time out again to do a little post with us – really appreciate it. Where do you find your inspiration?
I find my inspiration in life--past, present and future--in the things that I have experienced, the places that I have been, the people in my life, the things I experience every day and my dreams of the future.  Since I started painting, I find myself noticing colors and textures everywhere, even in the sidewalks.astroid24x24.495
“Asteroid”, 24”x24”, $495
“Confetti”, 8”x8” SOLD
What are you using materials wise?
For now, I am working with oil on canvas.  There are a lot of other mediums that I want to try to create depth and texture.  I am definitely going to venture into those soon!
Inception, 12”x12”, $295
“Canyon”, 12”x12”, $295
“Lilypad”, 8”x8”, $100
“Independence II”, 10”x10” $175
If someone wants to connect with you for a commissioned painting, how can they reach you?
I can be reached on my cell at 917.232.3183 or by email at  My work is also featured on my facebook page (Lindsay Cowles art), on Etsy ( and on my blog
“Oceanview”, 10”x10”, $175
“Blossom”, 16”x16”, $395
And a final word from Lindsay herself:
“I have been interested in art for as long as I can remember.  When I was a child, my parents sent me to art classes at VCU on the weekends.  I continued classes at St. Catherine's all the way through high school, but when I got to UVA, I stopped creating art.  About three months ago, I decided to change that.  I was home in Richmond visiting my family for a few weeks and had the pleasure of watching my sister work on her senior art project.  Her creativity and talent inspired me so much that I got up immediately and ran to the art supply store.  Although I was a little intimidated to pick up the brush at first, but I pushed my insecurity aside and went for it.  I am so glad that I did.  It's something that has been missing in my life for too many years.   Through art, I am able to get in touch with myself--to understand my life, my thoughts, my motivation and my direction.  I now have an outlet that allows me to explore my thoughts, feelings and experiences; transpose them onto a canvas; and share them with others.”

Thanks Lindsay for another great creative contribution!

Don’t Give A Funeral Just Yet to Cupcakes

Are cupcakes dead? Possibly. I’ve always been a big believer in French macaroons and popsicles, but put a cupcake in front of me and I won’t say no.

Via E Tells Tales, here are some cupcake recipes to add some spice to your repertoire.

originally via Ming Makes Cupcakes

Friday, July 23, 2010

From me to you, a little slice of the good life

From me to you, the owner of my amazing masthead images, has just an amazing stockpile of beautiful photography. Here are the masthead edits – still wonderful, glorious photographs that capture what photographs capture best – a little slice of life, a moment in time, a feeling, a lifestyle. Somewhere where the style things are.










Summer, Sasha Eisenman Style

I’ve actually had the chance to meet photographer Sasha Eisenman and he’s awesome (most fashion photographers are) – below is  a sampling of his work. Enjoy summer, his way!


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All images by Sasha Eisenman, via Trunk Archive

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Weird But I Like It: Play with your food!

vianeedsupply vianeedsupply1 vianeedsupply2 vianeedsupply3 vianeedsupply4

via Need/Supply Blog

Wise Words

“When in doubt, wear red” – Bill Blass



Vogue Nippon August 2010

Pretty Things


Things that make me happy because they are beautiful.

That’s all.



new Lanvin store on the Upper East Side

via Habitually Chic


shoe wall at the new Lanvin store

via Habitually Chic


Meryl Streep looking like a fox (and like Mama in the 70’s!)


favsies from Chanel Resort 2010


adorable white puppy on We Heart It

omg I want to eat this puppy. so cute.

via We Heart It


so jealous of this ring. Ah-mazing.

via Bardot in Blue


beautiful model, beautiful chair, beautiful photograph by Dean Isidro (who is a beautiful man!)

Dean Isidro for Cosmopolitan, 2009


only the best gift a girl could receive.

via Dear World You’re Pretty


my dream dream house. Can you see me in it? Right there in the front window, furiously Cloroxing.

image via Michael Partenio


All lucite all the time – so chic. Gotta find a way to get it on the super super cheap!



Grace Kelly in High Society


Katie Holmes back in business, wearing two of my favorite things: Vivier pumps and stripes. Thank goodness she’s found a (hot) middle between Joey and Mrs. Tom Cruise

via Guest of a Guest


Sad that this excites me more than the Lanvin shoe wall?

Keds for the Whitney exclusively at Bloomingdale’s


everyone needs a cute Asian baby. ( I can say that. I’m part Asian)

viaeverythingfabulous (2)

1. Ribbon 2. Jars 3. Pretty things contained and organized in jars. Yep, heaven.

via Everything Fabulous


I want a dinner party here. On a porch somewhere down South.

via i suwannee


Faye Dunaway – people tell me I look like her. I’ll definitely take it!

iomoi8 for 12

beautiful match boxes that basically will never get used because they’re too pretty

via iomoi, 8 for $12


Want to steal this Hermes bag right off her mongolian wooly arm. Boyfriend, if you’re reading, buy me this please!

via Jak and Jill


This car reminds me of high school…how badly I wanted to be the girlfriend of the guy that drove the D90. Now, I’d flip out about safety and seatbelts and such.



Yes, Leighton’s back on top again! Love the hair, makeup, styling – no more of the weird questionable outfits (Leighton, not Blair) she’s been wearing lately. Quel disaster. Viva la Leighton!

via cocomia


Wonder how much these cost? I’m surrounded by beautiful things from both these collections every day that I can’t have, so I will definitely settle for a designer lollipop.


Enjoy! Hope these images gave you as much inspiration and smiles as they did for me.


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