Friday, July 25, 2008

Fashion Friday: Project Runway alum on Bluefly

I heart Christian Siriano. Here is a cute video of him styling the fashion shoot of his designs for I'm a fan all around:

Here are some pieces, that with some styling down, are very wearable:

Park Ave Dress and Transylvania Tee

How about the tee with these cute capris and chunky sandals?

Nanette Lepore capris, A.B.S. Sandals

Video and Images from

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Project Runway: Week 2

The challenge: design a cocktail dress with their model as their client.
The catch: the model has to purchase the fabric and trim without any input from the designer.
Outcome: the insight that almost all models on this show have no clue about what goes into the construction of the designs that they wear.
Here are my faves (including the winner):

Winning design by Suede (innovative!), My personal favorite by Jerrell (lovely!)

Another beautiful design by Kenley (sleek!) , and A sassy look from Emily (come-hither!)

All photos from Bravo.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Phototime? Lake Tahoe

Summer in California means quick weekend trips to fun outdoorsy spots. These are from a girls weekend in Lake Tahoe.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Project Runway: Week One

This year's crop of designers look like they have some mighty fine potential for some great work. The producers brought back one of my favorite challenges - the supermarket spree! What would you do with $75 and a grocery store?

Here are my favorites from this week (the ones that didn't win!):

Designs by Kenley (love the off-kilter stripes), Keith (love the wearibility) and Wesley(love the bold color)

All photos from BravoTV

Monday, July 14, 2008

Photo Monday: Russian River

Great weather, great friends, great food and a little paddling make for a fun weekend. Most of my photos from the weekend are of friends, so not entirely appropriate for the blog...but the trip was fantastic.

Our friends, Dain and Shannon Sandoval, are the real pros...and I had a great time learning some things about my camera from Dain. Here is a shot that he took that really captured the weekend for me (at least the PG-13 version I like to share here):

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fashion Friday: Canoe Trip?

I'm headed on a little canoe trip w/ friends Fashion Friday is moving to Thursday. What better way to get psyched up for a trip like that but to post some fun bathing suits and skin-saving hats!

Designs by Brette Sandler, Salinas, and Syla by Silvia Cachay

Brimmed hat designs by Helen Welsh (hats 1 & 2) and Flora Bella

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Photo Tuesday: Independence Day Parade

Scenes from the parade in Redwood City - where the town slogan is "Climate Best by Government Test."

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Fashion Friday: Now and Later

I'm a Lucky Magazine fan, and especially love the "Wear Now, Wear Later" stories they do.
Here is my take on the idea using a Vera Wang shift dress:

Wear it Now with:

Grograin hat by Helen Welsh / Leather belt by Linea Pelle / DV patent sandal

Wear it Later with:

Jacket by Alvin Valley / Wolford Opaque tights / Bonham pumps by Bettye Muller