Friday, November 28, 2008

E X P A N S I O N


The conversation last night got my mind wandering, wondering. I lusted after expansion in my life, my mind; to add to my bank of experiences. I am still in that expansion desire cloud this morning. Consider this with me...IMAGES: Goggle images
STYLE: New, beyond, the next thing, creative
MS. SMART: I am hungry for more.
QUOTE: "Expand = To increase the size, volume, quantity, or scope of. To express at length or in detail; enlarge on. To open (something) up or out; spread out: The bird expanded its wings and flew off." and "A prerequisite to going any further, however, is the mere will to expand your mind. Coupled with this desire, an eager embracing of abstract thought will produce fruitful results." - from Expand Your Mind web site (linked below)
LINKS: The universe is infinite and 11 Ways to Expand Your Mind and Expand Your Mind

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Patterns

I am thinking leopard wallpaper. Perhaps just on one small wall.
I enjoy a clash or marriage of patterns. (Did that statement reveal my feelings on marriage?!?! hahaha) I have dining room red/gold/black tapestry brocade drapes. I believe the leopard accent will go nicely with it. I am also required by my own creative love nature to make part of my walls framed boxes aka french interior wall moulding style. My head is exploding with design possibilities. Ou, ah.
IMAGES: Goggle images
STYLE: French with bonus modern flair
MS. SMART: I have been thinking about one's home atmosphere. We design our homes to feel a certain way for us to live in. What does your home say about you? What feelings do I want to have as I step through my threshold? A home's interior is a combination of our personal style, taste, loves, comfortably arranged to create our own personal universe. Indeed.
QUOTE: "A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body." -Benjamin Franklin
Books: Bringing Paris Home and Unmistakeably French and The Paris Apartment
LINKS: Leopard wallpaper source and Anthropologie for clothes, decor and lovely ideas.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I love Chanel


I love Chanel - there I said it again.

Settle in, turn up the volume, and feast on this:
Spring Summer 2009 Chanel fashion show

Give in, be hynoptized.
Pretty girls, gorgeous detailed clothes, high style, delightful accents, fancy, swung chains and pearls, always pearls, rich textures, bows, winged shoes, the models faces almost smiling - cherub angels that they are, the music of now and not, all spun under the heaven of the Grand Palais in Paris.
IMAGES: Goggle images
STYLE: Elegant, there, together, very
MS. SMART: One day I will purchase a Chanel suit
QUOTE: "The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." -Coco Chanel
LINKS: This cupcake girl did a very nice job with Coco Chanel notes and references another fantasy fashion show - check it wonderful images of Coco's Paris apartment, tidbits of info, luxe champagne metallic carousels of fashion - stuff that fancy dreams are made of.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Day of the Dead






I love this time of year!
I am going to experience the Day of the Dead event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, this afternoon. Altars, food, music, performances, shrines, creepy, color, shopping, art, people, costumes, kick ass spooky fun day/night

IMAGES: Mine from last year's event
MS. SMART: Sometimes life just leads you places - I love that!
QUOTES: “Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” -Mark Twain
LINKS: Day of the Dead event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and listen to this, Tarantella, seems fitting for this time of year