Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Museum Report - Ralph Rucci Exhibit at SCAD

I'm finally going to share my pictures and thoughts about the "Looking Back to the Future: Ralph Rucci Evolved" exhibit at the Andre Leon Talley Gallery at the SCAD museum in Savannah during my vacation!  First of all I should say that I'm a huge Ralph Rucci fan, I believe he's one of the top 5 designers working today.  His work is so precise and the details are so impressive.  I'm even more impressed having seen the work up close.  The workmanship blows my mind.  So many parts coming together to create these breathtaking garments.  I love his structure and tailoring, the subtle and not so subtle embellishments, and the mix of materials used and how they marry in one garment and/or look.  But enough of my rambling, I'll let the pictures talk for themselves, enjoy!

Here's the list of all the looks in the exhibit:

 Please excuse the quality of the photos, I left the house without my camera and just had my daughter's iTouch - duh. I'm still kicking myself.
All images via me!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Recent Purchases

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I watched a lot of Olympic action (mixed in with a few episodes of Hoarders - why do I do that?  It's usually upsetting and I just don't know why I torture myself).  Anyway did you catch any of the women's gymnastics last night?  My heart was breaking for Jordyn Wieber.  Of course that's what makes the Olympics compelling, the highs and the lows - really it's all about the competitor's stories. 

Moving on, I wanted to share a few purchases that I made while I was m.i.a.  A little background, I have a rather strict budget and generally I don't make a lot of extraneous purchases.  Certainly not like the pre-kid and working full time days when I had a lot more wiggle room in the "wants" part of the budget.  Ahhh, memories.  Well, I had just signed up to BaubleBar (when you sign up you get a $10 credit!  So if you haven't signed up yet head on over and do it!).  My friend emailed me a blog post (which I can't find so I can't give a proper shout out) that featured this skull bracelet from BaubleBar!
Aren't they so cute?  And at $20 each not too bad, but remember I had a $10 credit so it would only be $10! Sold!  I got the blue and silver one second from the bottom. And I love it!

I also had a $25 Amazon gift card burning a hole in my pocket so I (finally) got the Alexander McQueen book from the Savage Beauty exhibit at The Met.  Let me just say this is one gorgeous book, worth every penny (which was only $6.50 after using my gift card)!
I'm seeing a bit of a skull trend here...hmmm.

I'd say all of this was $16.50 well spent! 

Images via BaubleBar and Amazon respectively

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Weekend!

I LOL'ed when I saw this picture on Facebook - Absolutely Fabulous is one of my favorite shows ever!  Can you imagine Patsy and Edina at the Olympics?

Oh man, I'm so happy it's Friday I can't even tell you.  I've been a bit M.I.A. because life has been completely insane over the past two weeks.  My girl fell down and gashed her head open resulting in three stitches in the forehead, I've had two business trips and a muscle spasm in my neck that made me immobile for a day and I'm still sore - talk about a pain in the neck - ba dum dum.  Anyway, I'm hoping for a little R&R this weekend and watching lots of Olympic action!  I'll be watching non-stop, I love it that much.  How about you, are you planning on tuning in?  Have a great weekend and see you next week!

Images via random Facebook postings - though I did get the Patsy and Edina picture via George Takei's FB page.  He's so funny!

Monday, July 16, 2012

I'm Back (with a peek at my adventures)!

While I was taking my "blogcation", we took a fab vacation to Hilton Head, SC and I spent some time working at my actual job (what? I don't get paid tons of money to write this small-time blog? Shockingly I don't - ha!) and getting some things we need into and out of the storage unit - no small feat let me tell you. I'm playing catch up today after our vacation so in the meantime here's a sneak peek at what we did. I'll have a review of the Ralph Rucci exhibit at SCAD too - hint, it was amazing.
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