Tuesday, February 23, 2010


i really like this guest book idea. in the lieu of my fussy typewriter. hmmmmmm

i can also get behind the whole clothes pin idea. it appears that we will be having out detroit party at a knights of columbus. at first i was totally against the idea but now i kinda love it. i mean it is a party! need to just add my special touch to it........ its all happening so fast! wheeeeee


really loving topshops new collection! a prep school/ into the wild vibe. the cro mag uni brow makeup job is a little much. if i was 13 again i would feel like i almost inspired the styling team . frizzy hair and all. only thing missing is a enormous patch of pustules

So excited

for jean paul's line for target. looks like there are some cute pieces!
i own one shirt by him, found at thats a wrap in burbank , ca. i always wear it with pride!

Friday, February 19, 2010

more shopping!

really kicked ass today! my momma is in town to help me and we have almost checked everything off our list. crazy huh? got this flower girl dress in ivory for my sweet little niece and this head band for me! it is kinda like the one i originally wanted only it was $32 instead of $160. as my grampa would say "good deal"
also got my moms dress and a jacket from anthropologie but for some reason those jerks do not have the picture up. ahhhhhh so excited!

recipe me!

Got this sweet recipe box! Each card will be mailed to a friend or family member. They will fill it out with one of their favorites and mail it back! How SWEET! i got this idea from a german client and i love it

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


As of late i have been enjoying more then the occasional can of coke. nectar of the gods.
this bit from the huffington post reminded me of the deadly enemy and which happens to be one of the top 5 ingredients in my love

oh shit!

that explains those 2 pounds that popped up

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Layering Turtlenecks Fall Must have?

Thats what they are saying.
I have a great one from H&M that was all of $12..... should have bought more

Monday, February 15, 2010

Did i just spend $138 in four seconds flat?

am I in and position to do so? yes and no. do you ever find that when you have money to spend that you blow it on crap and never really buy things you need? or when you dont have money you find that thing you have always been looking for? well that happened to me today....... i found two great work friendly , life friendly pieces that fit me to a T . so i bought those fuckers and i will figure it out later.

must add that i purchased the black ruffle skirt and not the god awful green thing they are calling a blouse. these are by a new indie designer called shumaq
so i will consider this a investment


isn't this a sweet looking bike?
a song popped into my head today that my mom used to sing me, always made me think of getting married....
never knew the origins till now

*Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do,
I'm half crazy all for the love of you.
It won't be a stylish marriage -
I can't afford a carriage,
But you'd look sweet upon the seat
Of a bicycle built for two.*


How sweet is this plaque? Get it here
hope you all had a happy valentines day, even though its a fake holiday I still like to celebrate all the ones I love.
Ja taime!


Originally uploaded by amberloveshefner
still one of my favorite photos ever taken

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love thy Self

after being blessed with a recent bought of cystic acne, i was very please to come across this entry from one of my favorite blogs
have since gotten over myself

Let me tell you about the best gift I ever received. And it's not a bit of sparkly jewellery, or a shiny car, or even a thoughtful trinket of affection.

I'm talking about my scars.

I had terrible acne as a teenager. By the age of 16 it was so bad a dermatologist said it was the worst she'd ever seen, which, ya know, is not super encouraging. And then it got worse. So bad that at the hospital where I volunteered mothers pulled their children away from me, convinced I was plagued with something contagious. Strangers avoided making eye contact.

At one point I could not wash my face without it bleeding. Many mornings I woke up stuck to the pillowcase. And oh yeah, the acne wasonly on my face. Not one blemish anywhere else on my body. To this day, I still never have seen a photo of anything like it - apart from some daguerrotypes of smallpox patients.

It was a very long, and very expensive, journey to improving my skin - remember, this all went down in America, where having a disfiguring condition you have no control over is not covered by health insurance, and duh, there's no NHS.

Long story short, a lot of Roaccutane and Dianette did for the acne but I got the scars as a memento. And more importantly, here's what I learned:

1. Beauty is fleeting. Thank fuck for that.

I had a narrow escape from being just another boring blonde - not to mention an early release from the cycle of self-hatred and frantic desperation that plagues many women as they age. Accepting my outward flaws helped me stop seeing them to the exclusion of everything else, and hey presto, most other people did too. Corollary 1a: The larger part of how people perceive you is how you present yourself.

2. People can be hurtful to strangers. That's their problem.

My best childhood mate had spina bifida. She walked on sticks and refused to use a wheelchair for reasons I only started to appreciate years later. Looking like a medical oddity gave me, for a very brief time, a very small taste of what she encounters every day of her life. It made me pity people who equate someone's appearance with their value as a person. This generalises magnificently to strangers judging you for, in fact, anything at all. Corollary 2a: The most vocal critics are often the most insecure.

3. Other people have things you don't. Big deal.

There is no such thing as the Most Beautiful Woman in the World (sorry Buttercup). Who cares? What is considered desirable is not especially worth getting hung up on. You may not be a six-foot Amazon so will never have legs up to your neck - but for all you know, that same supermodel would give her left arm to have your hair. This concept generalises to wealth, success, talent, and intelligence as well.Corollary 3a: Envy of other women's looks is a zero-sum game, and uses far too much time and energy to be bothered with.

4. Quality of love is not a function of attractiveness.

Elizabeth Taylor, for instance, has been married eight times. Beautiful people have dry spells and get their hearts broken like everyone else. The most worthwhile and loving relationships in my life all happened after my skin problems. And for what it's worth, I've been fortunate to date some pretty nice, smart (and attractive) men in my time. See Corollary 1a above.

5. Confidence doesn't come overnight.

It also doesn't happen in a vacuum; it requires nurturing. As with anything else worth having it's work. But let me tell you, it is so worth the work. A mate recently told me about a magazine 'happiness quiz' in which one of the questions was, "are you comfortable with your body, AND do you exercise regularly?" If you can see why this should not have been a single question, you're on the way to Getting It. Corollary 5a:Confidence happens when you let it happen. No one gives it to you, which is great, because it also means they can't take it from you.

6. When someone says I am beautiful, they really, really mean it.

There is something about knowing someone sees you, quirks and all, and likes what they see... something rare and kind of overwhelming (in a good way). 'Beautiful' is one of those words (a bit like 'awesome') that has lost meaning in being overused as a generic affirmative. We call all sorts of people beautiful in one sentence and tear them down in the next. I'm happy to be different enough that anyone who uses it to describe me sees more than just hair and makeup.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

just purchased

Telnyashka!!!!!!!!! For $17 it is a classic Russian Navy under shirt! So classic! cant wait to wear it!!!!!!! Also picked up this guy
<----- a early wedding gift for my B! Could not wait
1979 P Bass. Musician eye porn

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

nobody knows nobody knows

Been watching old episodes of Pete and Pete!
The sound track is amazing. Polaris and Magnetic Fields
I feel so bad for kids these days, all that jonahs brother bullshit. We had the best shows in the 80's and 90's for tweens. Everyone looks so fake and blinged out. We need real shows with ugly people!

degrassi junior high covering all issues!!!!!!!!!!!

Square Pegs with their theme song by the waitresses!

fifteen does anyone remember this nugget

i love teen angst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010


what ! no helium!!!!!!!
good bye sweet balloon dreams

Anna Karina

my new fashion muse!!!!!!!! Anna Karina tres belle.
key points
- the bangs
-the liner
-muted lips
- shaped and shaded brows
cutie pie!

have to say she does bare a striking resemblance
to my mother.
must also say my mom has aged way better.
lucky me! wheeeee

Friday, February 5, 2010

Air Plant!!!!!!!

Slow week and work and let me tell you to much free time for me is bad news, hence the 85 millions posts. Must of had the burn to buy today. Just got myself a little present!
A air plant in a bottle!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What shall i name him?


Been trying to think up awesome favors..... Was going to make cds then get labels printed that look like records. Was then reminded that someone else had done the same thing. Not as original as i thought. I really love this set of mini terrariums but i fear with so many out of towners these maybe more of a hassle to get home and keep alive.

Stone and Honey!!!!!!!!!!!!

wish the v- fairy will bring me this crystal necklace from stone and honey. pretty pretty pretty

Rain Rain

LOVe these sweet clouds and rain drops. Though I am sure they would be easy to make if you had the right tools.

Monday, February 1, 2010


***For years I have been searching ebay for a ossie clark! today I discovered 2!!!!! Have dreamed of adding one to my closet. Perhaps my tax returns are burning a hole in my pocket. Which is better black or gray?***

Raymond "Ossie" Clark (9 June 1942–6 August 1996) was an English fashion designer who was a major figure in the Swinging Sixties scene in London and the fashion industry in that era. As a result, Ossie is now extremely well renowned for his vintage designs, the contemporary fashion era being characterised by past influences and a retro feel to design.

Clark is compared to the 1960s fashion greats Mary Quant and Biba. He is also known to be a great inspiration for many fashion designers, including Yves Saint Laurent Anna Sui andTom Ford. Manolo Blahnik has said of Ossie Clark's work: "He created an incredible magic with the body and achieved what fashion should do — produce desire." Ossie Clark and Ossie Clark for Radley clothes are highly sought after, and are worn by well known models like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.