Freitag, 31. Dezember 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing a very Happy New Year to my friends, family and clients this year.
2010 was a year I won't forget- Thank you for helping me turn my career into what I have always wanted it to be. I am glad it inspires so many of you and that you enjoy following along in my travels and inspirations.
Looking forward to an even more stylish 2011.

pretty picture: ginger snow ballerina


today's pretty picture is in honor of my snow-loving-ginger-ballerina best friend who lives in minnesota.  she is going through a hard time and today i will be reunited with her and will hold her hand and wipe her tears and tell her everything is going to be alright.  not exactly "fun," but i am glad to be able to support her.

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Donnerstag, 30. Dezember 2010

quotation: wendy whelan on grace

words can't put into words how much i love this quotation.
& this image.  beautiful.

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[original source unknown]

Ecco Shoes

ECCO is a Danish shoe manufacturer and retailer founded in 1963 by Karl Toosbuy in Bredebro, Denmark. Originally established as a footwear manufacturer, the company has since expanded into leather production and leather accessories. ECCO is the only major shoe company in the world to own and manage every step of the production process – from cow to consumer. ECCO opened its first retail store in Denmark in 1982, and has since expanded to become a globally recognized brand with more than 3,800 branded sales locations throughout the world, selling an extensive range of men's, women's, and children's shoes.


ECCO was established in 1963 by Karl Toosbuy in the small town of Bredebro in southern Denmark. Toosbuy founded the company on the philosophy that “shoes must follow the foot” and not the other way around. His idea was to produce shoes that combined innovative technology, Scandinavian design, and traditional craftsmanship with an understanding of the human foot, and how it works.


In 1978, the company made its first real breakthrough, and gained widespread international recognition for its comfort footwear, when it launched the "Joke" shoe, followed by the classics "Free" and "Time". These shoes were the first in the world to feature a sole imprinted with the manufacturer's logo. Over eight million pairs of shoes from this group have been sold since then. Throughout the 1980s, the company expanded its operations internationally. By 1982, sales reached 1 million pairs of shoes annually. In order to accommodate the increasing demand additional production was established in Portugal, and under license in Japan and Cyprus.


The 1990s saw major additions in the ECCO collection, including the launch of Kids, Golf and Performance shoes. ECCO built its own research and design center, named "Futura", in Denmark in 1996, and opened its own beamhouse in Indonesia and tannery in Thailand a few years later. In 1998 the first flagship retail store opened on Oxford Street, in London. By 2000, ECCO owned every step of the production process, from design and leather production to branded retail sales.

ECCO owns tanneries in the Netherlands, Thailand, Indonesia and China. ECCO’s tanneries are among the leading manufacturers of quality leather to the fashion, sports, and car industries. ECCO has engaged in a research program to reduce the environmental impact of the tanning process. Approximately 80% of ECCO's shoes are produced in its own shoe factories in Slovakia, Thailand, Indonesia and China, and 20% under license in a number of countries including Indonesia, China and India. ECCO projects a brand image of a level of comfort and style generally associated with exclusive high-end shoes, while retailing at prices that are a little above average for the mass market, and within reach of a wide range of consumers.
ECCO shoes are sold in more than 90 countries. The company has expanded its operations into markets in Asia and in Eastern and Central Europe, Canada, and the United States. Their products are sold through 900 mono-brand stores, as well as independent retailers and online sales.

ECCO boots by the Danish shoe manufacturing and retail company ECCO have been around for almost fifty years, but their breakthrough into the mainstream shoe market has occured in the past decade. It is safe to say that their surge in popularity is due to the aesthetics, comfort and quality of their goods and not clever advertising or just plain speculation. ECCO boots and shoes are of great value indeed. ECCO currently offers a range of thirty different boot series, ten of which are designed for men. The thing most people associate with ECCO is comfort and this comfort they offer has become somewhat of a trademark. They try not to make compromises in terms of comfort or ergonomics when it comes to design. Wearers may find that their boots are roomier and much more comfortable than most boots on the market today. This consistency in smart design and comfort has helped ECCO boots develop a loyal customer base, which is growing by the day. As a new autumn and winter seasons are on their way in the northern hemisphere, it is time to start looking for proper footwear that would protect you from snow, ice, rain, cold and every possible combination of the these things. ECCO products, designed to be used in the cold Scandinavian areas, will meet your every expectation

Dallas Shaw and Nine West

I love working with Nine west. Check it out!

Mittwoch, 29. Dezember 2010

pretty picture: malgosia bela - up close & beautiful


i just think this photograph is stunning.  love the eyeliner, love the freckles, love the bright purple scarf.  i'm completely captivated.

beautiful malgosia bela was photographed by vincent peters
from vogue germany, march 2007
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wedding wednesday: vera wang fall 2k10 - organza

ack -- almost forgot about wedding wednesday!  i've been so busy preparing for the opening of my store [which sells prom gowns] that i seem to rarely know what day of the week it is.

anyways, i remembered just in time! 

so here are a few exquisite gowns from the always-incredible ms. vera wang ~ fall 2010 bridal collection.  i've chosen gowns with exceptional organza work, in honor of an argument i had with a coworker regarding one of our organza gowns today [i loved it, she hated it!!]



organza, organza, organza - ohh how super pretty & utterly dreamy organza can be!

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Burberry Handbag


Colorful Burberry Handbag
Pretty Burberry Handbag With Heart Mode
Burberry Handbag Unique Design
Cute Burberry Handbag
Burberry Handbag Nice Design
Brown Burberry Handbag With Beads Combination
Favorite Burberry Handbag
Big Burberry Handbag With Simple Design
Burberry Handbag With Golden Chains Combination
Golden Burberry Handbag
Luxury Burberry Handbag
Simple Burberry Handbag

Men's Sport Watch

A man usually feel their performance less than perfect. They need more for complement it and they can complete it with wear watch...

Elegant Men's Sport Watch With Golden Combination
Luxury Men's Sport Watch With White and Silver Combination
Cool Digital Men's Sport Watch
Elegant Men's Sport Watch
Favorite Men's Sport Watch
Black Ice Men's Sport Watch
Men's Sport Watch With Square Mode
Amazing Men's Sport Watch
Men's Sport Watch With Brown Belt
Casual Men's Sport Watch

pretty picture: mini ballerina

it's been a really rough week... yes, i realize it's only wednesday, but it's been rough... except this picture really, really, really helps!!

hope it made you smile!

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alana j

These two picture at alana j's made me smile. Love everything about this.

Dienstag, 28. Dezember 2010

Wedding Hairstyle

The wedding day is a special day in the lives of all women where you fret over the perfect dress, make up and hair style for the occasion. Here are some pointers that have to be kept in mind while choosing the perfect hairstyle for the special occasion.
Most brides make the mistake of loosing their personal identity when making hair and fashion choices for the wedding day. The most important thing to remember is to make sure you like what you choose for the wedding day. The first thing you have to do is discuss your wedding hairstyle with your stylist, perhaps some months prior to the big day. This is because some brides may need to grow their hair or to work towards a new hair color to achieve their perfect wedding hair style.
Remember, the bride with a flair for the dramatic with a strong personality carries off pretty much anything.

Various of Wedding Hairstyle
Long Hair With Simple Crown and Cover
Elegant Wedding Hairstyle With a Little Garnish
Glamor Wedding Hairstyle
Complex Wedding Hairstyle But Looks Nicely

Wedding hairstyles for short hair are easy to style. Through the use of various sized curls throughout the hairstyle, such as large as well as medium and smaller curls that are pinned throughout the head, the short hairstyle can be made into a glamorous style that can be worn through day, as well as night. Short hairstyles are easy to add hair jewelry and embellishments to as well. Through the use of flowers which can be pinned through the entire head of hair, or a pin which can be used over one ear, the hairstyle can be created into a unique style that can match the dress.

Cute Wedding Hairstyle
Sweetly Wedding Hairstyle With Flower Garnish
Chic Wedding Hairstyle
Wedding Hairstyle Simple Model
Simple Wedding Hairstyle