July 25, 2012

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Last night Jimmy Fallon hosted a Primetime special of his most popular music skits. I forgot how funny they all were. Here are some of my favorites!

July 02, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

I went to see Moonrise Kingdom over the weekend, and I must say I absolutely loved it! West Anderson did not dissapoint with this vintage, faded 1960's film.  The overall vision of the movie feels like Instagram photos coming to life and unfolding like elaborate dioramas. The casting was perfect and the dialogue had me cracking up numerous times. The movie was funny, thoughtful and enchanting. Not everyone is a fan of Wes Anderson films, but I think most can appreciate his unique approach to film making. As Sam explains to Suzy in the movie..."Poems do not always have to rhyme, you know. They're just supposed to be creative". 

Photos: here

June 22, 2012

Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?

Growing up small town in Wyoming I have definitely seen my share of the 2nd Amendment. I mean come on, they taught us how to shoot rifles at 6th Grade Camp! Now living in Southern California, life is a bit different. Trucks with gun racks included are definitely not the norm! With that said, I am obsessing over this clutch by Vlieger & Vandam. Yes, it is a bit controversial, but I love it! It is the perfect statement piece and a conversation starter for sure! I would love to pair it with a girly floral dress, or sophisticated blazer. Sure, I wouldn't be able to travel with it, bring it to any concerts or sporting events...but I still must have it! Check out the rest of the collection HERE.

June 21, 2012

My Style Icon

Taylor Tomasi Hill, the Artistic Director at Moda Operandi is my current style icon and overall girl crush at the moment. She embodies everything I admire when it comes to the perfect girly, sophisticated style with a bit of an edge. From head to toe, with her vibrant red hair and impecable pairing, she is doing it right!

Photos: Here

June 20, 2012

Extra Extra...Collude was at Blog Shop Portland!

My friend and I just had one of our products featured in the gift bags at Blog Shop in Portland hosted by Bri at Design Love Fest. We were so excited to participate! Check out the entire post HERE, and if you want your very own pair of isoseoles earrings, stop by collude. We have a lot of other fun items waiting for you!

June 19, 2012

A Bunch of Kids

This collection from Zoe de Las Cases has me feeling giddy inside! It is such a fun, quirky idea. Little cardboard cut outs of little ones. They are super cute and sure to cheer up any space!

Photos: here

June 15, 2012

The Epitome of Elegance

I may have only been 13 when Diana passed away, but I loved her from a young age. As a child I looked up to her elegant fashion, her royal lifestyle and of course her international charity work. Now I look back and admire  a whole other slew of qualities after gaining more perspective as an adult: her independence, sophistication and grace; all while trying to juggle her new life as a Princess, wife and mother. She was a nurturer and the epitome of elegance. It makes you wonder what she could have accomplished if she had more time. I think she and Oprah would have become best friends:)

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." --Princess Diana