Friday, August 26, 2011

Painted Black

I cannot get enough of black liners that make the eyes super bold, especially for the fall season, match with a pale lipstick or a punch of red and you are ready to go. My friend and I were going through page by page of the fall issue of InStyle and next week the bible issue of Vogue, I wanted to share a feature on my fav eyeliner styles that are in and certainly fierce.

NEO-ROCKER: With the wing open just a smudge, the iconic cat eye gets an edgy, new vibe.

~ PUNK HARLEQUIN: Flat solid cat eye line that accentuates the shape of the eye and worn by '70s cult band Siouxsie and the Banshees.
I also want to get my hands on Sephora's Brush Wand, a stackable four brush set that come together magnetically to form a wand for creating your fav painted black eyes.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I've been doing a little revamping getting ready for fall in my shop, I've slowly been reshooting my jewelry on new backgrounds with using an antique chest as a resting place for hanging and laying jewelry down. I've gathered finds from my studio like a found bird's nest, a dried alligator head, a glass test tube set I found at a yard sale and an 1856 medical anatomy book from my personal collection. The fun part is finding unique pieces that speak who you are. What do you like to use in your backgrounds? Or when shopping what are you personally drawn to?

Photos from top to bottom:
1) A splendid array of decay and romance, thisCutie Pie Bow Necklace features a metal bow detailed with an ornate pattern that once was speckled with rhinestones.

2) Totem Ladder Earrings: geometric and parallel lines are a minimalist's dream.

3) Solar Ring Pyrite earrings hang with a modern flare and hold special metaphysical properties.

4) The Gypsy Traveler Tumble necklace has the perfect aged look mixed with a bohemian dream. Three vintage cubed wooden beads hold a special turquoise color perfect for fall.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Earthquake Anyone?

Well I have my first experience with an earthquake, it was the oddest sensation I've ever felt, the building was shaking and my heart stopped. I really think it is the end of the world coming. That is all for now.

Photo: 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Monday, August 15, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

In Progress by Ricardo Fumanal

I'm really digging Ricardo Fumanal's new personal project, the soft lines and blends of black and white are so innocent and wanders between thoughts of child and man. It truly is a miracle that our organs, bones and flesh mend from the smallest of cells. I often wish I could remember my earliest child memories. All I have left are photos.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

In Sleep I Dream of This

From within intergalactic space to the intimate resting in the woodlands, Francisca Pageo collages are what dreams are made of. I feel calmed looking at them, I remember one of my first design classes in school, our assignment for a semester was to make a collage everyday. I would cut porcelain faces from magazines, match them with torn fabrics and dried rose petals. I adored the quick hand-made sessions; I cherished that time of my life.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Overdue Books Discovery

Ever wonder what happens to forgotten books from the library? Well last year I ventured to the Art Star Craft Bazaar in Philly and stumbled upon Overdue Industries, who create journals from recycled books, most include the original stamped library card and the original pages are spotted throughout making each journal one of a kind. At the time I was so overwhelmed with happiness, because I wanted to buy so many of my childhood favorites. I ended buying only one, called Rip Van Winkle & the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I bought it for one reason, an illustration of a man wearing a pumpkin as a head. This drawing is going to be the an inspiration for a new tattoo, I've always wanted something related to Halloween, due to the fact I was born on mischief night and drawn to the dark and dreary. With added touches of skeleton hands, glowing lantern and webbing, this will make the perfect piece.


Something for free. Pick your poison, all the Skeleton Krew prints are buy 1, get 1 free, you just pick. Over 10 prints available.


Friday, August 5, 2011

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