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Marvelous Monday!

Dali 1957

Dali 1957

And HOW awesome is this?! First liberty spikes ever!

Miss Blue Lips

Miss Blue Lips

How was your weekend? I hope it was fabulous!

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Sand Animation

This is absolutely breathtaking:

Found via Amanda Palmer’s blog, where one of the commenters says:

At work this was passed around and a coworker of mine who speaks Russian detailed this a bit more:

“For those that do not understand Russian: it starts with the original radio announcement on June 22, 1941 German army invading the Soviet Union. Followed by very popular songs written about the WWII. In short a story about a woman that loses her loved one in that war but their child is a memory of their love. The last words are: “You are always near me”.”

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Kitty emergency!

Keiko Lynn, who you might or might not recognize, writes at her blog and also runs Postlapsaria. I don’t know her personally, but she seems like a very sweet girl and a huge animal lover. Apparently her kitty is very sick and needs emergency funding for a surgery; the vet’s office is refusing to do it until they have the money. You can donate or buy something at Postlapsaria, which has all kinds of cool goodies - but I didn’t see anything I liked that was in my size, so I sent $10 along instead. It’s not a lot, but it’s what I can do right now (with rent and a big electric bill coming up), and I absolutely can’t bear the thought of someone losing their kitty-baby because of a lack of funds. If you have the means, please consider donating or buying something!

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Marvelous Monday!

I loved this video:

  • Two giveaways worth mentioning this week: Jennine at the Coveted is giving away a bottle of Be Delicious, and Indiana at Adored Austin is giving away some Leviticus Jewelry.
  • The Sassy Minx has the scoop on Hoolala Jewelry (which is a line I’d never heard of before, but it’s great!).
Reservas de Outuno at WickedHalo

Reservas de Outuno at WickedHalo

That’s it this week, short and sweet. Lots of photos coming later! I got some good steals yesterday while shopping with my family, and today I think the plan is to go swimming. I’m having a lot of fun, I hope you guys had a great weekend and continue to have a fabulous week!

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Marvelous Monday!

Sorry for the absence of a post on Friday; I was too busy celebrating that Matt got a job! He starts today! YAY! On with the list!

Tom Gunn Footwear via Shoelust

Tom Gunn Footwear via Shoelust

  • Princess Poochie has a great review of Tszuji clear shoe boxes over at Shoe Daydreams, and a great guest post at Broke and Beautiful about shoe anatomy.
  • The Sassy Minx has some Etsy Love for Revasseur and a review with Queen Gilda about it to boot!
  • And speaking of Etsy, Alicia of Instant Vintage has some great “fauxsaries” up in her shop now! Check ‘em out, because I’m telling you, it’s only a matter of time until this girl’s going to be in NYLON or Bust or some other equally badass magazine.
La mask I - Golden honey via WickedHalo

La mask I - Golden honey via WickedHalo

Curious Carnival

Curious Carnival

I hope you all had a great weekend!

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Marvelous Monday!

Found via Wicked Halo

  • Queen Gilda has a great post about coming out of the closet, in whatever way that may be.
  • Freelance Switch has a post on 5 ways to save money on freelancers (without pissing them off in the process!). I thought it was a good read; it has reasonable ways rather than just nagging or trying to haggle.
  • On the off chance you haven’t yet seen the teaser trailer for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, go check it out!

The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.

Chuck Palahniuk, via Wicked Halo (again!)

  • Outi says “Sorry, Elle, I don’t do minidresses.” US Elle REALLY dropped the ball on this one - they used photos from Hel Looks (several of which, side note, I have in my inspiration folder) for a “style don’ts” sort of column. Without getting permission from Hel Looks, who has it stated in plain view on their website that the photos aren’t intended to be reposted without the permission of the person in the photograph! Whatever happened to professionalism, eh?
  • Darla Teagarden’s Candyland has some seriously gorgeous photography. Found via Lady Lavona’s Cabinet of Curiousities.

  • Also, did you know that Louise Black is going to be on the next season of Project Runway? Because I didn’t! How badass is that?!
  • Here’s a tutorial to make super cute shorts from a men’s button down!

I hope you all had a fantaaaaaabuhlous weekend and you better have a great week!

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Drumroll, please!

And the winners are:

Krystal, with her Death Card Tarot set, is the winner of the Margo Morrison earrings! I absolutely loved how Krystal did several outfits, including day and night, but all of them have the same feel. Bonus points for accessorizing well and including makeup!
Jaka Merriman wins the pink kilt belt! This outfit would be smashing together; it’s themed without being overly cutesy or kitschy. (and now I want those bracelets!)
And Ashe Mischief wins the pink and black bow! I thought she embodied the spirit of the desert perfectly with this outfit, it looks like something some sort of desert nymph would wear to a party.

Girls, I’ve emailed you to get your information so I can send out the prizes! And a big THANK YOU! to everyone for participating, it was harder than I thought it would be to pick the winners!

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Interview with Lisa of Wholly Cow Clothing

This week, I got to interview Lisa of Wholly Cow! Aside from being an obviously talented seamstress and designer, she donated one of the prizes for the current contest (that ends tomorrow! Did you enter?). The clothing at the website is absolutely lovely, retro-influenced without becoming a tired cliche.
Image from S/S 08 Collection

Image from S/S '08 Collection

Tell us a little bit about Wholly Cow and how you got started with it. What did you do before?

Wholly Cow was founded 3 seasons ago in time for S/S ‘08. After my marriage brokedown and with two kids to support, not being financially able to get back onto the property ladder, I used part of my equity to set up the business doing something that I love for myself and the long term security of my children. It was a huge risk but very liberating and I have no regrets.
Before setting up Wholly Cow and after studying fashion design I was a freelance designer of anything from bridal wear to one-off demi couture outfits which involved the whole process from initial consultation through to the construction of the garments.

What made you think of the name Wholly Cow, and apply it to a clothing line?

The name?… I’d been struggling to find something that smacks you, is unforgettable and reflects the feel of the label then it just came to me. I asked for feedback from girlie friends over a few glasses of fine vino one night and it was all good so that reaffirmed it.
What are your biggest influences on the style of the clothing line?
I’m very passionate about music, especially live music, the louder the better, it stirs something inside (as does art), so I hope this is reflected in the style of my clothes.

Would you mind talking about the personal design service a little bit?

The ready to wear collections are made up in sizes 8-14 but on request can be made up in any size at no extra cost.  We also provide a bespoke design service where we consult with the customer who knows then that the garment is made especially for them and that the fit will be perfect. Designs come from either both the client and I working together or maybe they’ve seen a dress in a glossy mag that they want in their size and a specific colour.
Denim Dress

Denim Dress

and a few about your personal style…

How do you define style or someone who is stylish? Can you describe your personal style in 10 words or less?

Style is a sprinkling of confidence, arrogance, creativity and wit.  My personal style is a bit schizophrenic, it goes with my mood but I do love to dress up!

Who or what would you say are your biggest influences, style-wise?

Again, the music scene both locally (there is a great underground art scene in Newcastle) and internationally.  I also love the rugged beauty of the countryside so maybe this is echoed in my style too.

Thank you for the interview Lisa!

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Marvelous Monday!

This one will be short and sweet!

  • These photos from Cheri on China Shop make me drool and definitely make me want to see the movie!
  • I got a haircut! If you’re in the Austin area, I highly recommend Shannon at Method Hair. We chatted about tattoos, shoes (another Fluevogger! ooh yay!), and our love of big hair; and she actually *gasp* knows how to work curly hair. Love love love. Anyways, picture:

And I’m dying it a different color later this week. EXCITED. So more/better pictures will be coming then. Next item on the jewelry agenda: finding a good eyebrow threading place!

  • Audi at Fashion for Nerds has a great series on Buyer’s Remorse - Part 1 and Part 2.
  • I just discovered Untamed Menagerie Etsy shop. I think these two are my favorites:
Forgotten

Forgotten

The Intrusion

The Intrusion

But I also love this and this.

  • Use the promo code FIFTYLIPS at E.L.F. cosmetics and you can get 50% off lip products with an order of $15 or more! (Limit of 10, I believe)
  • And don’t forget to enter the first ever Decline Design’s contest! It ends on this Friday, the 24th at midnight CST. There are only four entries right now, so your chances of winning are great!

What made your weekend marvelous?


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Marvelous Monday!

The badass carves her own path. She wears, drives, drinks, watches, and listens to what she chooses, when she chooses, where she chooses, uninfluenced by fads or advertising campaigns.

It’s from Urban Dictionary, of all places!

  • How I Lost My Insurance at the Hairstylist is not marvelous at all; it is in fact pretty sad. But I think this woman deserves to have her story heard, so I’m linking to it anyways.
  • Danielle at Final Fashion has a few thoughts on de-cliqueing.
  • Like I mentioned on Saturday, the job I’m working on right now makes for tedious sewing - it’s all straight lines and etc. So I’ve been trying to find decent podcasts to listen to, as even my extensive music library is being exhausted! While looking through the iCiNG archive for old podcasts, I came across this link which gives you a free trial and a download at Audible courtesy of IndieFeed. I’m not 100% for sure how long it’ll be functioning, but it was as of last night! I used it to download Steering by Starlight by Martha Beck, which I’ve heard good things about. Also, I’ve listened to Love and Sequins #1 and #2, might be doing a review soon!

What’s making your Monday marvelous? I hope you all had a fabu weekend, and be sure to take the reader survey and enter the contest! Thanks dolls!

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