Monday, July 30, 2012

a chunky arm

or the weekly wrist if you know Mackin's posts.She's good with the layering arm candy. Personally, I'm kinda loving the idea of 10 pounds of jewels.

I wish I had a dainty wrist to pull it off. I often have trouble getting bangles over the tops of my hands it must be that whole drag queen thing I've got going on.

I'm fairly mad for this starfish bangle, not to mention the Herm├ęs duh

my favorite though is that giant yellow diamond hidden amongst the others on the top image. look back - I know you almost missed that gumball.carat.of.awesomeness

Friday, July 27, 2012

outtakes from a shoot

I realized I never shared some photos from a production I was on in May. We had an interesting time I think I mentioned, a dirt storm the first day, 5 or 6 kids on the shoot, adults to follow, dirt, an rv with a full outhouse but broken lights not alerting us to it till nearly too late, and a lovely sand storm the last day. Have you ever been in a sand storm? holy toledo. I'm glad I had enough goggles for the whole crew.

the sand was so pretty from inside the rv

alabama hills - did you know all the old westerns were shot there? John Wayne has a hotel room named after him there. He stayed in the same place each time he was in town.

prettiest blue skies when the wind wasn't killing us

great neon

a stop on my way home, I can't resist an old broken down building

happy weekend folks

Bride's Magazine

Life has been so insane around here I forgot to mention this little gem. I didn't believe it would actually happen till I got a copy in my hot, little hands.

A wedding I worked on last year Sean and Merritt was featured in Bride's Magazine this month. Featured along side some seriously amazeballs wedding peeps Bellwether Events, Katie Stoops Photography, Design Cuisine to name a few.

Someone asked me recently about favorite projects and this was one of two. I'll never work with a couple as cool and original as they were. It was a treat to work on it start to end with them.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

neon friday

a little neon love for friday

Source: via Anne on Pinterest

gum is an impulse purchase

would you like to see my evening's impulse purchase? normally it's a bag of M&M's or something but noooo. I had to go and do this.

there is something dangerous about Etsy that feels like it doesn't count. My AMEX will say differently. Don't shop while you're tired or hungry is a rule right? I forgot what can I say.

Monday, July 23, 2012

don't drink, don't smoke

this song is everything good and bad about jr. high for me. Mean girls would snarkily say it to me in the hallways [what can I say I was a good kid] and then Adam Ant who was a huge crush for me.

I found myself saying recently I don't drink much and I don't smoke and this song stuck in my head. Go Figure.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

magic colors

some times I just have to marvel at nature don't you?

you should really click this link for: Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan
my mini photo doesn't do it justice

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

just the basics

In case you were wondering, everything a girl needs [maybe someone cute to kiss on too]
-a million gold stars if someone can tell me where to buy this?

Monday, July 16, 2012

watery blue green

it's one of my favorite colors. I think I was a tropical fish in my past life. All I wish to do is float around in warm water.

I don't mean to brag but have you popped over to my Pinterest site lately? It's looking mighty fine if I do say so myself.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


see you on the other side of this week. I can't wait for it to be over.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

happy accidents

it's the best part of being an artist really, happy accidents, where else can you totally f*ck up and have it turn into something more beautiful or better than you imagined? I'm pretty sure my husband doesn't have happy accidents in heart surgery.

I'm just trying to think of things that make me laugh these days since my dear friend passed. I had to teach him about happy accidents when he went crazy one day thinking he had ruined an internal project for us. It was better than we had planned.

I wish life was always like that don't you?

Sunday, July 08, 2012

My Assistant Jeff

Last week I lost a great friend of 20+ years and my long time assistant Jeff Wilson to a sudden heart attack. I can't tell you how much my heart is breaking that my friend is gone.

Richie Headquarters will never be the same without Jeff. His favorite singer was Patsy Cline [with a close second of "The Winehouse" as he called her] so this little song is for him.

Friday, July 06, 2012

lace type

I'm officially obsessed with lace type

Thursday, July 05, 2012


The name Pringle of Scotland always makes me crave potato chips [get it? pringle?? you people have no sense of humor] but today I'm craving a yummy striped dress.

They piqued my interest a few years ago when they hired actress Tilda Swinton to be the face of the brand, because before that, I just thought of them as a wool company.

Have you seen them lately? Hubba hubba... some really swell stuff. I'm madly in love with their concept The Perfect 10 pieces. Yes, please.

Sunday, July 01, 2012


I want to be this casual, chic and sparkily every day