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Ladies of Wonderland

March 26, 2010

I love these photos of Helena Bonham Carter featured on the Guardian UK website last month. That mad hat and that ruffled trench are both fabulous!

Helena Bohnam Carter

By the way, after mentioning my desire to see Alice in Wonderland a few weeks ago, I forgot to let you know that I did indeed take a trip down the rabbit hole. I saw it opening weekend and I loved it! It was just as quirky and visually stunning as I expected it would be. The Red Queen was the quirkiest of the lot and I thought Helena Bonham Carter played her to perfection. I also thought Anne Hathaway was quite hilarious as the White Queen with all her ridiculous sashay-ing around.

Here’s a peek at the impeccably-styled ladies of Wonderland…

I also couldn’t help but notice what a fashionista Alice was. All her outfits rocked… including this blue off-the-shoulder ruffled number above… sure beats the pale blue pinafore of Alices past, no?

If you’re in the mood to get swept away by a fairytale, definitely check out the movie… I think you’ll enjoy it! If you’ve seen it already, let me know what you think!

Photo Credits:
Helena Bonham Carter via Guardian UK
Red Queen and White Queen via Guardian UK
Alice via USA Today

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Lovely Valentines

February 12, 2010

I hope everyone can enjoy the Valentine’s weekend with someone they love! To end the week, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Valentine finds from around the web…

2010 valentines

Happy Valentine’s day!

Photo Credits & Info:
row 1: DIY straw project from {papermash} via Love. Obsess. Inspire | wooden heart cake topper by Together Forever via Eat. Drink. Chic.
row 2: Sarah & Bendrix | heart soaps via Martha | sweet treats by Lucky & Lovely via 100 Layer Cake
row 3: collection of heart ornaments via The Decorated Tree | goodie bag DIY by Twig & Thistle

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Love This!

January 29, 2010

This kinda ties into the look of the preppy inspiration I posted earlier today but really, it has nothing to do with anything… I’m just obsessed with it at the moment. My macbook has been begging me for one since we spotted it yesterday…

It’s a Bookbook… a leather hardcover macbook case. How cool is that! It’s officially on my wishlist.

(first spotted here)

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The Decorated Tree

December 22, 2009

Ok, so this post has nothing to do with weddings but everything to do with the holidays… and great style.

I am fortunate enough to have lots of really talented friends who constantly inspire me. One of those friends is Darryl, a graphic designer and stylist who has a self-confessed obsession with the holiday tree. Among Darryl’s many extensive collections (one of which, by the way, includes the most lovely cake plates you’ve ever seen… but that’s another story…) is an enormous collection of exquisite ornaments which he uses to create the most beautiful and inspiring miniature trees – each with its own concept and stylized focus. One of my absolute favorites is this pretty pink and silver tree which is a dedication to his mother whose favorite color was pink:

Isn’t is beautiful?! What I love most is that every single ornament has meaning and is placed with a specific purpose in mind (you can read more about it here).

I also love the simplicity and monochromatic palette of his nature-inspired tree (below, left) and the fun, whimsical feel of his vibrant “retromodern” tree (below, right)…

This year, Darryl’s tree features beautiful blue, silver and white ornaments and captures a magical, icy, wintery feeling (below, left) while the tree on the right (from 2007), feels very warm and cozy and is laden with pine cone ornaments and candles…

Darryl’s dream is to publish his creations in a book called The Decorated Tree. I, for one, will be first in line at Barnes & Noble when that day arrives! Until then, I’ll continue to stalk his blog.

Thanks for the holiday inspiration Darryl!

Photo Credits:
all photos: Collection and styling by Darryl Moland
row 1: pink and silver tree photographed by Claudia López (who, by the way is another insanely talented friend and happens to be the official photographer for betsywhite stationery)
row 2: nature tree photographed by Harold Daniels | retromodern tree photographed by Claudia López
row 3: winter wish tree photographed by Darryl Moland | pine cone tree photographed by Jon Rou