spring 2009 milan fashion week

tons of pretty dresses in milan ... if only i had a reason (or 25) to dress up next spring ...

blumarine (i think it's funny how isabeli fontana ends up looking like a little kid here)

derercuny x 2, giorgio armani x 3

giorgio armani, gucci x 3, luisa beccaria

luisa beccaria x 3, marni x 2

missoni x 2, moschino x 2, versace

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spring 2009 london fashion week

fun colors and super-fun shoes from london ...

two bright dresses from Basso & Brooke ... a cute one from Erdem that reminds me of luisa beccaria fall 2008 ... a couple cute floaty dresses from Issa ... a hybrid of the basso & brooke and issa dresses from Josh Goot ... very pretty dress by Temperley London ... sweet heels from Luella that i really really want ... and a couple more casual/wearable options from Mulberry

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red carpet @ 60th annual emmy awards

i wasn't planning on posting my favorite gowns from the emmy red carpet but throwing up these pictures will hopefully stop me from looking at more pictures online. so here goes ...

my top two were from the cast of desperate housewives, marcia cross and eva longoria marcia wore a gown from the fall 2008 couture collection of elie saab and eva wore a short dress fresh off the runway from marchesa's spring 2009 show

reem acra provided another couple great gowns felicity huffman (also on desperate housewives) wore a gown similar to one from the spring 2008 show olivia wilde also wore a metallic gown, straight from the spring 2008 show

black can be boring, but the details on these dresses stood out sandra oh wore oscar de la renta resort 2009 debra messing wore monique lhullier spring 2009 and jean smart wore what looked like monique lhullier but i could be wrong

mariska hargitay wore a variation on a carolina herrera resort 2009 gown

pictures from: style, us magazine, style, elle: reem acra and

spring 2009 new york fashion week: tailored & other details

likely a little preview into fall 2009 with some tailored/fitted pieces by: Alexandre Herchcovitch, Cynthia Rowley, Chado Ralph Rucci, Rag & Bone and Rock & Republic x 2

and a few random details: strappy heels at Erin Fetherston, striped sweater at Lela Rose, patterned sweater at Rachel Comey, and tie-front blouses at Tuleh

pictures from: style and elle

spring 2009 new york fashion week: purple & metallics

happy to see purple for yet another season at: Dennis Basso, Diane von Furstenberg, Erin Fetherston, J. Mendel, Milly, Nicole Miller, Rebecca Taylor, Ruffian, Tracy Reese and Vivenne Tam

also welcomed the appearance of subtle metallics for: Carolina Herrera, Lela Rose, Malandrino x 2, Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier and Peter Som

pictures from: style and elle

spring 2009 new york fashion week: floral & ombre

pretty floral (and a couple other bold patterns) dresses by: Cynthia Steffe x 4, Lela Rose, Naeem Khan x 2, and Nicole Miller

ombre (and gradients) also appeared on the runways for: ADAM, Erin Fetherston, Hervé Léger by Max Azria and Lela Rose

pictures from: style and elle

spring 2009 new york fashion week: gowns & dresses

outstanding flowy gowns by: Carlos Miele, Dennis Basso, Elie Tahari x 3, J. Mendel, Jason Wu, Naeem Khan and Oscar de la Renta

and other fun but simple dresses by: Abaeté, ADAM, Cynthia Steffe x 3, DKNY, Elie Tahari, J. Mendel, Jason Wu and Lela Rose

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splish splash ... moved back into my bath!

over the long weekend, we finally finished up a month-and-a-half-long project/remodel that was only supposed to take a couple weeks. but that's how it goes. and i'm quite excited about it. except now i have to find my next project (to design and supervise ... i don't do the actual grunt work).

hollywood vanity lights, overflowing medicine cabinet, a window that extended into the shower, finicky tub drain, missing shower soap dish, and blue tile everywhere

i tend to get pretty detailed and specific with my visions, and i wanted to make sure our bathroom guy could see my vision ... so i put together a little diorama which he thought was neat and helpful

the whole bathroom was stripped down to the studs and bare floorboards, even the old old hexagon floor tiles were uncovered

slight deviations from the diorama but i think it came out with the same feel. the wall color, tilework and toiletries shelf inside the shower are my favorites.
(note: in the picture, it looks like the window extends all the way across the shower, but that's just a reflection. the window was shortened to be completely outside the shower.)
so construction-wise, it's all done. i just have to figure out how to best organize the alcove next to the sink.