Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Where Does the Time Go? 2010 Calendars

December 22, 2009

Whoa. Where does the time go? I can’t believe I let so many days go by without updating. I can promise you that won’t happen again. I am starting to really enjoy blogging (such a newbie…this is my very first blog!), but it truly is amazing how quickly the time goes by and how easy it is to miss a whole week if you’re not careful–and I obviously wasn’t very careful this past week, was I?

Let’s talk about time. Sweet, precious time. Stylish time. Crazy time! Time to update the old calendars, right? I love this calendar from Cranky Pressman, first and foremost for the fact that I agree that 2009 was a growling bear of a year, but also because I’m in love with letterpress printing. This is such a fabulous example of ending this decade with a fantastic ROAR!!

Goodbye, bear of a year. Hello, fresh new decade! Click image for details on how to create your own - happy one! - for 2010. Photo: Cranky Pressman

It’s time to update our calendars, and if you’re like me, you record all of your pertinent information in your iPhone and let the alarms do the talking. I like that format because I can take my calendar with me wherever I go.

This leaves the traditional wall or desk calendar to take on new meaning. I love some of these ideas, from chic to cheeky…they are a fantastic way to brighten your day or dress your space!

Italian Marie Claire calendar. Click image for details. Photo: Refinery29

For the black and white fashion photography lover, here’s the Italian Marie Claire calender, which is inserted into the January issue of Italian Marie Claire. Love these swanky snaps!

Alicia Bock's Paris: A Love Story Photo: Papercrave.com

Ahhh yes, Paris. I can almost feel a crisp Spring day, walking through the park or along the sidewalks in the Marias. Makes me long for my next trip. For now, I can stare at the photos…and perhaps pencil something in?

J'adore these galoshes! Photo: Decor 8

Don’t you love the look of handcrafted and hand-drawn artwork? I love this little pocket calendar with the cute galoshes on the cover.

Silkscreened poster calendar Photo: Estasketch's Etsy store. Click image for details.

I also really love the look of vintage posters. This one is hand silkscreened from an original, hand-drawn illustration. It kind of looks like an old rock poster, doesn’t it? Cool for that blank spot in the wall that needs that special…something.

Pretty, eco-friendly calendar sheets. Photo: Three Square Design

These are pretty and eco-friendly sheets with nature and graphic prints that look great tacked to a board or clipped on a string. Make a statement with multiple pages.

A Post-It a Day... Photo: Designyearbook.blogspot.com

How cool is this? I love putting sticky notes all over everything…I mark pages and leave notes and stick them pretty much anywhere. This calendar is color coded by month and has a pop-up number that you can fold up every day! Brilliant!

Pop THIS! Click the link to pop the bubble wrap. Photo: Refinery29.com

And of course, I saved the absolute BEST for last! Who doesn’t love popping bubble wrap to the point of obsession? Okay, maybe I’m speaking for myself, but when I found this calendar on the Refinery29 website, I practically jumped for joy and couldn’t click/pop over to the website fast enough to see where I could purchase this calendar. Unfortunately, it’s currently sold out. BUT WAIT! Don’t let that spoil your fun too much. You can click on the image to take you to a pop-able bubble calendar online.

2010 can’t come fast enough. Have fun!

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Oh la la! Barbie’s Rockin’ Her Louboutins!

December 4, 2009

Look out, J. Lo! We know you love your Louboutins, but guess who got to spend an incredibly fashionable year in Paris with Christian Louboutin as her personal tour guide and fashion consultant? That’s right! Barbie (soooo jealous!).

Louboutin Loves Barbie! Click photo for details on Net-a-Porter.com

She’s had many makeovers in her lifetime (did you know that Barbie turned 50 this year? Remarkable!), and this time she’s stepped up her style and stepped into the iconic red-soled world of Louboutins. Not only that, the buxom blond bombshell is now amazingly auburn!

Here’s a peek at some of Barbie’s travel adventures with Christian:

Shopping in Christian's boutique. Photo: highsnobette.com

Showgirl Barbie on the flying trapeze! Photo: highsnobette.com

One of my favorite places in the world (lucky Barbie!), the gardens at the Louvre. Photo: highsnobette.com

Arriving on the Red Carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Photo: highsnobette.com

Barbie, dreaming of being a jewel thief in her sexy catsuit and studded Louboutins. Photo: highsnobette.com

The limited edition ‘Cat Burglar’ doll is dressed in a black catsuit, and comes with a collection of 4 teeny-tiny red-soled Louboutins that are exact replicas of the full-size version, each with their own shoe box and signature red bag!

Louboutin Barbie limited edition packaging. Photo: net-a-porter.com

Child’s play or not, I know exactly what’s going to go on many stylish gift lists this year.