Alice + Olivia Spring Summer 2012 and South Pacific

So this post started as an ode to Alice + Olivia, which would have been nice on it’s own… but this post will take an odd turn and you may be along for the ride/ tasty tidbits of information… or you may not. Whatevs. 

Alice + Olivia never disappoints me. Take for instance these here three looks from the Spring Summer 2012 collection. I am totally feeling the looks channeling Audrey Hepburn or bear with me, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific (no? yes?)… Yes, I do love musicals, so I will reference them from time to time.

What I found most interesting though? When I was looking for pictures to describe how Alice + Olivia made me feel South Pacific-y, I became aware that the original movie version was considered “Adult Entertainment” and was classified as such. Adult entertainment has changed, hasn’t it? If we were to have a viewing of this movie, about love in a time of war, I doubt it would even get an R rating by today’s standards/censors. There is no nudity, no swearing, and maybe only a smidge of violence due to the setting/time period…. and what? There is a song about washing a man out of your hair. “Adult” entertainment? I think not.

Isn’t it kind of scary how far we have come/gone as far as what is socially acceptable to show children or adults for that matter? … I suppose at the end of the day, I don’t really care though. People will watch what they want regardless of how it is rated. I just found this to be interesting is all.

As I close this post, I have realized that there is no rhyme or reason to it really, but I rather that I did just want to post all these pictures, so deal with it. I love me some Alice + Olivia and I most certainly love South Pacific.

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Alice + Olivia Spring Summer 2012 and South Pacific

Project Accessory, Will it be Good?

Project Accessory, the newest installment in reality TV competitions, premieres this Thursday after the Project Runway finale. The ads have been enticing to say the least, because, well, I love Molly Sims (hey, I was couch ridden for a month and had nothing to watch but Las Vegas) an because they are making it look kind of bad ass (aka Depeche Modey music). If this show is anything like my very addictive Project Runway, then I may be in trouble… the man and I already fight over our space on the DVR.





“The multi-billion dollar accessories business is brought into the spotlight with Lifetime’s new competition series, “Project Accessory,” hosted by actress and model Molly Sims. With the help of lifestyle expert Eva Lorenzotti as their mentor, 12 enterprising artists will be put to the test to create the newest and hottest trends in accessories as they compete to dazzle Sims and judges designer Kenneth Cole and InStyle Editor, Ariel Foxman. Emmy® Award-winning actress Debra Messing and fashion critic and television personality Kelly Osborne will appear as guest judges this season, among other fashion luminaries. “Project Accessory” will premiere October 27 at 10:30/9:30c.”

Our contestants:

  • Cotrice (Milwaukee, WI/Atlanta, GA) – specializes in jewelry
  • Brian Burkhardt (Manchester, NH/Miami, FL) – specializes in jewelry
  • Christina Caruso (New York, NY) – specializes in jewelry
  • Nina Cortes (Miami, FL) – specializes in jewelry
  • Shea Curry (Hattiesburg, MS/Los Angeles, CA) – specializes in jewelry and hair accessories
  • Adrian Dana (Baltimore, MD/Lithonia, GA) – specializes in church hats
  • David Grieco (Watertown, NY/Los Angeles, CA) – specializes in belts
  • Kelly Horton (Philadelphia, PA/Edgewater, NJ) – specializes in handbags
  • Diego Rocha (Sao Paolo, Brazil/Chicago, IL) – specializes in handbags
  • Nicolina Royale (Minneapolis MN/Los Angeles, CA) – specializes in leather rock ‘n’ roll accessories
  • Rich Sandomeno – (Elmwood Park, NJ/Los Angeles, CA) – specializes in jewelry
  • James Sommerfeldt (Chicago, IL) – specializes in footwear
  • What do you think? Will you be watching along with me?

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    Project Accessory, Will it be Good?

    Vintage Score: Patterned Maxi Dress

    Dude, I love vintage. I love vintage so much that I want to take it out behind the middle school and get it pregnant (take a joke, it’s from 30 Rock). The beautiful thing about vintage is that you can almost guarantee than no one else is wearing it and bonus, you can get it from so many different locations. There are brick and mortar shops set up specifically for vintage and consignment goods. I have also been known to find some vintage/retro looks at my local Salvation Army/Savers (obviously with some searching)… but now, the amazing Internets have made shopping for retro looks so much easier! Whether set up on ebay or stand alone online shops, these great resources are run by women and men with an eye for clever and interesting vintage items. I have just started ordering from online vintage shops, and I have not been disappointed yet. Check out my most recent find from Vantage Point Vintage!

    Some of my favorite online Vintage stores are as follows (visit them, you won’t regret it):

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    Vintage Score: Patterned Maxi Dress

    Anna Sui Spring 2012 RTW

    Anna Sui’s Spring 2012 RTW line was something out of a vintage lover’s dreams. The details are what makes this collection so ultimately dazzling to this here vintage lover. Let’s start with the amazing turban head pieces (Think Joan Crawford or Hedy Lamarr). In her ever gorgeous prints, the turbans would be statements in and of themselves. Staying on the head, Anna tied in some gorge floppy hats which made some of the softer looks, oh so romantic.

    The vibrant flowy prints and details on the sock and tights, Anna Sui captured a vintage feel and infused it with a shot of youth and added a more modern touch. The whole collection leaves me wanting more and I will surely be searching out the black dress with green and teal details. Mama must have that for her Spring wardrobe, no matter what the cost.


    What do you think? Are you a vintage junky like me? If so, what do you think of Anna Sui’s Spring 2012 RTW line… channeling enough for you? 

    I am in love.

    Photos via Style.com

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    Anna Sui Spring 2012 RTW

    I am a Winner!

    I would consider myself a winner in that uplifting and inspirational sort of way. I have a great man, a job that pays the bills, some aspirations that aren’t so completely out of reach. I am a winner, a go getter… but in the truer sense of the word, I did actually win something.


    Since joining Independent Fashion Bloggers, I have met some pretty lovely gals (and heck, even some guys) and seen some great new blogs (you should see my blog roll to the left, growing every day). One of my new friends is Miss Jess of Inked and Sewn.We are like minded peeps… we like fashion, and handbags and DIY goodness, so naturally I considered her an instant blogger friend.


    Jess had a great giveaway for a handbag in honor of reaching a blog viewer goal, so again, naturally, I entered. And guess what… I won it! Once I received it, I promptly grabbed this little vintage bird pin that I have been saving for something special, and here it was!



    I thought I would give a shoutout to Jess and her blog, in the hopes that you takey a look and likey her as much as I do! Merci and Gracias.

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    I am a Winner!

    OM: Chill Girl, Chill

    It has been awhile since I did a One Moment, and that is something I am not proud of. I feel like my job has taken a hold of my life and not in a good way. I am extremely overwhelmed and stressed on a daily basis and while I am thankful to have employment, I have to wonder what is it costing me. I constantly think about blogging, from building my readership to continually trying to come up with crafty and fashion worthy content but as of late, I have been lacking the motivation due to my job.

    Anyway, as you can imagine, with so much work, I bring my laptop home so that I can continue to work, even on my “off” time. My One Moment this week happened on Friday night. While I was working on my laptop, I got the blue screen of death. You know what I am talking about. You computer gets a blue screen, then shuts down and then doesn’t come back on. As you can imagine, my immediate reaction was to FREAK OUT. I am ashamed to say I cried. The man told me to calm down and look at it this way, “You don’t need to work this weekend. You can craft”. After I spouted something incoherent at him, I slowly began to see his point. Yes, I do have a lot of work and yes, it is going to be such a PAIN to get a new computer and hopefully save some of my work but at the same time, I need to use my time off for the things I love to do. If need be, I can freak out again on Monday.

    OM is a weekly meet up that promotes living in the moment. Whether funny, sad, ridiculous, or banal, actively looking for and sharing these moments will promote balance in our lives.

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    OM: Chill Girl, Chill