Florence and the Machine, "Ceremonials" Album is Fashionable Music

Dude, I know that I rave about Florence and the Machine all the time but I have been listening to their newest album NON STOP and have you checked out her gorgeous cover of the January 2012 issue of Vogue UK? I am girl crushing hard! 

Just like their first, the “Ceremonials” album does not disappoint. Not only does Flo tickle my fashion fancy but her music is something that I could listen to all day long. I am totally digging this tune (video below for your viewing pleasure) because it is passionate and the anti-pop, which frankly, I grow tired of.

 
What do you think of Florence and the Machine? Are you a fan yet?


Florence and the Machine, "Ceremonials" Album is Fashionable Music

"Enjoy Being a Girl" Giveaway Winner

 I was so very happy with the response to my “Enjoy Being a Girl” giveaway! So many awesome peeps entered but alas there could be only one winner… and that was Katie from Fashion Frugality! So happy for her because she gets to partake in all of my favorite girly goods! I loved doing this giveaway so I have a sneaking feeling that there will be more in my blog’s future…

"Enjoy Being a Girl" Giveaway Winner

My Favorite Fashion Moments of 2011

There is nothing I love more than a good recap! As we near the end of 2011 and are gearing up for 2012, I would just like to revisit some of what I deemed to my favorite fashion moments of 2011. You may not agree with all of them but hey! we are all entitled to our opinions!

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Bring on the GLAM: Rose Byrne at the amfAR New York Gala in a haltered Ralph Lauren gown, Rooney Mara in Prabal Gurung at The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo NYC premiere, Jessica Biel at N.Y.C. Charity: Water event in Valentino.

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Fave Casual Looks:  Cameron Diaz looks super cute and effortless in white skinnies and black heels and shirt coming out of her NYC hotel this Summer. Hillary Duff joins ‘Danskin: Move For Change’ and looks ADORBS with her baby belly and still looks gorge. Kate Winslet looks so much better than I do by just throwing on a scarf and while I am jealous, I still heart her big time.

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Sophisticated and Simple: Anne Hathaway attends the “The Iron Lady” New York premiere and looks so put together with simple chic. Evan Rachel Wood at the 2011 GUCCI Awards For Women and Katie Holmes at the Jack and Jill premiere has a pop of color that make me swoon without going outside the box too much.

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Retro Chicks: Evan Rachel Wood looks like a modern day flapper at the LACMA Art + Film Gala this past November. Have I ever mentioned that I love Evan Rachel Wood? Rachel McAdams attends The Cinema Society & Thierry Mugler screening of “Midnight in Paris”has that old Hollywood kind of thing going… and Mama likes it. Scarlett Johansson at the “I Bought a Zoo” premiere has this pinup-esque look that I think is gorgeous and totally attainable. LOVED IT.

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Crushworthy Hair: Evan Rachel Wood, Emma Watson and Rose Byrne

What were your favorite fashion moments of 2011? What do you hope to see more of in 2012?
My Favorite Fashion Moments of 2011

I am Engaged, but this won’t become a Wedding Blog

So I don’t know if you’ve heard yet… yeah, that’s right, I got engaged this past weekend.  I was not expecting it at all so I am riding high on the surprise of my year and also basking in the glow of the extra attention that I am getting. As I sit and look at my ring (as shown below in a picture taken by the man, pre-proposal), I am tempted to start sharing all of my ideas and thoughts and wishes and wedding dreams in a blog post… but one blog post will turn into two, then three then four… then next thing you know, I am posting for the next year and a half with wedding updates and losing people’s interest in the process. In the interest of keeping my blog going in the direction that I want (Fashion, DIY, Crafting Etc), I am going to keep my wedding oozing strictly on Pinterest (follow my boards via my sidebar) and mayhaps the occasional twitpic.


If you ever feel like I am talking too much about the impending wedding in a forum meant for fashion or crafty fun, you give me a swift kick to the head via the internets and I will surely slow my roll. I want to keep my peoples happy and continue to grow Prim and Propah as best I can! ❤

I am Engaged, but this won’t become a Wedding Blog

Rooney Mara Hits the Fashion Scene Hard

Rooney Mara is positioned for a big career if The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo does as well as it is supposed to do (I read the books and obvi will be in line to see the movie) and with this rise to fame imminent, she is doing one heck of a job bringing a personal style to the scene with some edgy and yet almost feminine fashion statements from some heavy hitting designers.

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She looks fierce in this Prabal Gurung number from her NYC TGWTDT Premiere. While the dress has some killer angles, the sheer accents make her look elegant. Mama likes.

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At the London premiere she could have looked completely angelic in her Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown but with her blunt banks and piercing eyes, she keeps that fashion edge going by mixing sweet with sass.

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She rocked out this Roksanda Ilincic jumpsuit and Brian Atwood pumps at the movie’s Stockholm premiere… guys, I am not usually a hug fan of jumpsuits but this one in navy? Hello, I think Rooney looks amazeballs.


What do you think? Can you see Rooney Mara keeping this up and becoming known for fierce style? I am curious to see her out and about to see what her personal day to day style looks like.

Rooney Mara Hits the Fashion Scene Hard

What is Rihanna Thinking?

I love Rihanna as much as the next person. Hello, her song with Nicky Minaj is amazeballs but can someone please tell me what about this look is cool? This is a shot from her concert in Madrid this week and this looks to be, what? a studded/jeweled/bedazzled bikini? #1 I don’t find this flattering and #2 You can look crazy without looking horrible, am I right? I have seen Rihanna look edgy and fashion forward without looking slightly deranged and kind of schlumpy… do you agree with me?And yes, it is OK to disagree with me as well.

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What is Rihanna Thinking?