Archive | February, 2012

PHOTOGRAPHY:: LEVITATION PHOTOS

29 Feb

We all know the pains of taking a successful jumping photo. The camera ALWAYS captures you landing, or before you’ve left the ground. It doesn’t help that I have a vertical leap of 1 inch. It always takes at least 10 attempts, and in the event that I take a successful jumping photo, my shoulders are inevitably somewhere up near my ears and my face looks like I’ve just been electrocuted. So imagine my admiration for Natsumi Hayashi and her levitating self portraits, taken with a 10 second self timer and a tripod. It’s all in the peaceful expression and her relaxed limbs. But I prefer to imagine Natsumi floating around Japan, floating onto the train and floating down the street. Supremely inspiring photos, and you better believe I’m going to be trying to take some more relaxed jumping photos, how bout you?

For more levitating portraits, check out Natsumi’s blog Yowayowa Diary.
xoxo Cristina


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THIS WEEK ON:: ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY

28 Feb

Most girls might see a gold lamé blazer and think: “I could wear that on New Year’s Eve!”…Not Rosie. 
No she wore hers over a white tee and jeans to In-N-Out . (For those who don’t know, it’s a fast food burger joint). And I love her for it! You may notice that most of Rosie’s outfits are variations on the same outfit: skinny (waxed) jeans, tee, blazer, ankle boots. I respect a woman who knows her style, knows what works for her, knows what’s flattering, and is fully confident in strutting it all day every day. To the airport, to an event, to a burger joint. All one strong look. I imagine that would also make it quite easy to get dressed in the morning as well. I’ve gotta work on focusing my wardrobe down to this effect, and not get distracted while shopping…… “oh neon! that’s cute.”
xoxo Cristina
SOURCE: JUSTJARED

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COLOR OF THE WEEK:: MICHELLE WILLIAMS’ DRESS

27 Feb

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Did y’all watch the Oscars last night? I gasped when I saw Michelle Williams (and squealed at Gwyneth Paltrow!) So it was only fitting that the coral red hue of Michelle’s Louis Vuitton gown be named our Color of the Week. And the only thing I adored more than her dress? The pink clutch she carried with it! A perfect pair.

Who was your Best Dressed pick last night?
xo C

EDITORIAL:: LANA DEL REY FOR VOGUE UK

27 Feb

Seeing as her album is playing on repeat at my place, orchids are my favorite flower, and Prada was a favorite last season, it was only fitting that I post this editorial. Top of my shopping list? Fake eyelashes. And I really must figure out how to create waves in my hair like this, off to Youtube to find out!

xo C
SOURCE: WHOWHATWEAR

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PRABAL GURUNG SPRING 2012

24 Feb

Here’s a little more of our Color of the Week, PLUS those purple paint pants I love so much all courtesy of Prabal Gurung Spring 2012. Yea, Spring. Despite the fact that it is currently Autumn/Winter 2012 Fashion Week. To be honest I find it all so overwhelming! I was actually in New York last fashion week and did find myself at Lincoln Center (to attend Romeo and Juliet by the NYCBallet on Valentine’s Day! Swoon!) but I personally prefer to observe the fashion week frenzy from the comfort of my own Mac with a stack of magazines and a cup of tea. And even that can be overwhelming with so much Twitter/Style.com/blogger coverage. So I’ve retreated back to Spring 2012, which I know and love. I just need some time to get to know the new collections, maybe take them out for a bite to eat, a movie. Yunno before I feel comfortable with them and build that familiarity. Yunno what I mean?

xo Cristina

SOURCE: VOGUE.COM

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FAVORITE #NYFW MOMENT:: PURPLE PAINT PRABAL PANTS

23 Feb


SOURCE: VOGUE.COM

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COLOR OF THE WEEK:: BOTTOM OF THE POOL BLUE

21 Feb

You probably saw this one coming, with the turquoise floors over the weekend. This is the color you see when you’re lying at the bottom of the pool looking up at the sky. Which if you can’t tell is exactly what I would like to be doing right this moment. It’s just sunny enough outside to start fantasizing about pool days and summer, really quite a lovely feeling. If only summer weren’t still so far away!

Hope you’re all having a beautiful start to the week!
xo Cristina