Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Avery MaKenna

so without fail, i have to update everything i am connected to that Avery MaKenna was born yesterday, 11.24.08.  she weighed in at 5 lbs., 11 ounces.  and 19" in length.  :)  i hear she has a cute button nose, and light brown hair.  here she is pictured with her big sister, Karsen Monroe, and her big brother, Caden Jeffrey.  i'm sure many more pics will follow.


Monday, November 24, 2008

she and him

one of my favorites, she and him, have been given a nod from paste magazine as album of the year. hooray! i would also like to give them a nod for their amazing cover on paste, in stores NOW.

dear stylist of she and him shoot: you are GREAT! please tell me the designer of m ward's suit.

unfortunately, i can't find the cover image yet online, but i did find this photograph from the shoot. m ward's suit is absolutely amazing. the flannel shirt and black boutonnière provide enough friction to compliment zooey's dark tights and ivory dress and shoes. if you have a chance to grab a closer look of m ward's suit, PLEASE do. better yet, just grab this issue (issue 49 dec/jan) of paste. it appears to a be a light grey wool blend. so handsome.

ps - i have a new niece being born today. :)


Thursday, November 20, 2008

nashville art gallery

today i discovered a rare gem of nashville, tennessee via my friend, betsy.   david arms is a local artist, and he's A-MAZ-ING!  his works are at bennett gallery in green hills.  if you like this teaser, let's make a plan to take in some of his other works.  he paints w/ oil, and his use of light and texture are entrancing.  please go check him out:  www.bennettgalleriesnashville.com.  


Monday, November 17, 2008

the comeback of cravats and snowflakes

not that i don't adore the scarves we've been sporting for the last two seasons (i saw a fifth grader wearing one last week), i am ecstatic about the soft whisper of something new when it comes to neckwear.  
trendcentral updates the new neck alternative is a throw back to the days of yore.  sleek silhouettes using elegance and delicate pops of length and color provide a great new accessory you can create at home or find at your local posh boutiques.   styles inspired from gothic to western, anyone can put their own twist on it.  i recently wore a brooch version with a beautiful black ribbon tied underneath. wear it with a flanel shirt, a dress, a button down, etc.  the options are endless.  
oh..and it's snowing back home around the great lakes.