of warmth. All I can think about is how badly I want it to be Spring/Summer. It being so sunny yet cold outside really isn't helping the matter. Sooo, I'm choosing to day dream about teleporting to Coqui Coqui Coba, Papolchac Spa (that's a mouthful). This tiny hotel and spa is located in Tulum, Mexico which is about 2 hours from Cancun. The hotel only has 6 rooms and seems like a cool alternative to the luxury resorts you would find in Cancun or popular tourist attractions. The rooms are candlelit after dark and all the spa treatments are completely natural (the owners look cool). Check it out...
Thought I'd share some of my favorite dresses from this year's Golden Globes...notice a trend? I like classic colors, i.e black, navy, white. I say when going with a long dress its best to just go simple and classic...that might just be because beading reminds me of all my prom dresses (which I would prefer to keep out of sight/out of mind).
Jennifer Aniston in Valentino
(Can I please have her legs/face/arms/body at 40- or now?)
Penelope Cruz in Georgio Armani Prive
Kate Hudson in Marchesa
(Less classic, but I love the structure of this dress. The shoes, not so much)
Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta
Carey Mulligan in Nina Ricci
Last...while I like Diane Kruger, this is not my fav. It brings back memories of Magnolia or Old South...Thoughts?
Thought I'd catch up on 2010 RTW... didn't want to get left in the dust this Spring. I especially loved Zero + Maria Cornejo, or as Style.com called it, "real fashion for intelligent women." Sounds good to me. Maria Cornejo also looks pretty great at the show (last image).
So I really like the look of multiple matching prints in a room....
Many designers do this look, but using authentic prints can be super pricey. Just a few prints can cost thousands, and I like the look of many more than just a few. Soooo.... I've discovered the New York Public Library Digital Gallery. It is a database of literally thousands of historical images like artwork, photographs, old postcards, illustrations from books and so on.
My advice is to search an image you like (I searched "botanical print") and scan the images to find a group of matching looks. I loved these monochromatic botanical sketches from 1906. Then, head to your local print shop and have them printed on high quality paper. You'll be so surprised at the quality of the prints!!
Oh, and one final tip: get cheap frames from Target or wherever, and then paint the frame, even if the paint is the same color as the original frame. The hand-painted brushstrokes make the frames look much more high end!