Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Be still my beating heart. These shiny gold sandals from Belle by Sigerson Morrison are just what the doctor ordered. They are slip-on, have a stacked flat heel, and are the perfect pick-me-up to a hot, humid day.

Image found via Zappos Couture

Monday, July 25, 2011


Check out today's makeup tip from Elke Von Freudenberg - this is especially important if you're having a makeup artist do your wedding day makeup. And if you missed my introduction to Elke last week, you can catch up here.

A lot of time and detail went into choosing your dress, ring, flowers, and even your hairstyle. Don't let your makeup take a back seat. Take the time to go through magazines and pull out makeup styles that you really like, even tear out the ones you really hate. 

It could be how a certain feature is played up, or that great lipstick color, or how the skin glows, or even how they used way too much eyeliner. All this is easy to say and show to a makeup artist, like me, with pictures. 

It helps tremendously to show your desires by pictures rather than endlessly describing it. This helps me immensely in seeing what you like and don't like. Remember, our mental ideas of pink lipstick could be completely different. There is a lot of truth in the adage that says "a picture is worth a thousand words". It really gives me a lot more information with a visual sense.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


A sandal with a detachable ankle strap? Yes please! These colorblock leather high heel sandals are two shoes in one and will work with so many outfits in your wardrobe. They come in two different color palettes and are currently 50% off on shopbop.com.

Image found via Shopbop.com

Monday, July 18, 2011


I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to one of my favorite people, Elke Von Freudenberg. She has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years and has done brows and makeup for top celebrities and models in New York and California.

She has been reshaping my brows for the past year, and I couldn't be more grateful. Her shop in New York City specializes in fixing brows that are uneven or badly designed, which is exactly what my over-waxed brows desperately needed. She is considered one of the best eyebrow specialists in New York, and I couldn't agree more. Not only is she a true talent, but she's also the sweetest person you will ever meet. Ever. 

 Image found via Elke Von Freudenberg

I highly recommend Elke to any and all brides-to-be who want to look flawless on their wedding day - leave your brows and your makeup to Elke and you will not be disappointed.

Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing some of Elke's best wedding makeup tips, whether you're hiring a professional, or if you've decided to tackle it alone, so be sure to check back next Monday for her first tip.

In the meantime, here's a little inspiration from the woman herself: 
I spent years doing wedding makeup early on in my career when I worked as a makeup artist in the beauty salon. I also did photo shoots and advertising on the side for top magazines, and I realized that the best wedding makeup was actually the same makeup tips and tricks that I used on top models for their photo shoot. The dynamics are the same, whether it be a wedding, or a top photo shoot. Pictures are being taken. It must stay on all day. The model/bride wants to look beautiful, yet real.

I couldn't have said it better myself! 

Friday, July 15, 2011


So, I used to blog for WeddingWindow.com, and published a couple of posts around using a room, such as a room in your home or a picture of a room you find online, as inspiration for your wedding day. I really stand by this idea and think it's such a helpful, interesting, and creative exercise, especially if you're lost when it comes to design and need a little push in the right direction.

Check out my first 2 "from room to wedding" posts here and here, and then check back next Friday for a brand spankin' new "from room to wedding" inspiration piece.

Happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


These beauties make me think of the ocean and how I'd like to be near one right about now. The different shades of blue are so soothing and the soft suede begs to be worn. And the best part is that they're on sale at Beyond the Rack for $49.99, down from $95, so scoop them up before they're all gone!
Image found via Beyond the Rack

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


If you are looking for a shoe that will go with just about any outfit in your wardrobe, while still looking fun and different, look no further - these nude suede sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti are the answer to your shoe dreams. They have a 4.5" heel, and are dripping with Swarovski crystal rhinestones, but in the most understated way. These beauties are all business in the front and party in the back, and they will definitely kick any outfit up a notch.

 Image found via Shopbop