Tuesday, December 22, 2009


It is unusual for women to make a change to short hair in the winter, as often summer is the short hair season. However, this winter consider going short for the holidays--you might be surprised at how many different styles a chic cut can have. The key? Volume and accessories.

runway inspired braids

This year, everything braided continues to be the it thing. From runway loose side braids to braided hair pieces, stylists continue to implement anything woven.


My friend showed me this whimsical, dainty bracelet by Kate Spade. It is $65 and currently sold out of the Kate Spade site online--however, it should be re-stocked soon. It also comes in a necklace which is on sale right now for $56, also on the website.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Candy lip stick

My friend and I love this shade of soft pink lip stick. It is different from everyday gloss, but still fresh yet not over the top. We wore 'retro pink' lips to the black and white event and have continued to use it for special occasions.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Raison Dêtre: Reason for Existence

This year for a literature class we read many different classic novels, American and otherwise, and in one of them the concept of Raison D'etre was mentioned. I believe it was in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, but I can't be sure. Raison D'etre is the common French phrase meaning "reason for existence". It strikes me because it is something unique to everyone, yet commonplace for all. It is an individual's life purpose. Everyone has one,yet many struggle to find it. So, I decided to coin this blog with the French phrase. I admire and love fashion and the arts because for many, they provide creative outlets; for some they are the Raison D'etre. For others, fashion is the accompanist to a life journey in search of Raison D'etre, but still as savored and lovely. Enjoy!

Image found on: http://makingmagique.com/fashion/pont-alexandre-iii/