2.25.2010

CAKE PLATES AND MILK GLASS

Because there are so many prettier ways to store your jewelry than a plain old wooden jewelry box! 
... 
Though these aren't my photos, I use similar unexpected items to store and display my jewelry. Pastel leveled cake plates, antique teacups, milk glass canisters and pretty designer boxes (like those a Chanel, or Christian Dior accessory comes packaged in) make for a beautiful jewelry storage and display. 
Slowly collect different pieces by shopping flea markets, estate sales and garage sales and over time your dresser, boudoir or wherever you keep your jewelry will transform into a delicate and feminine area where you can showcase your jeweled treasures.

2.24.2010

SAVE LUELLA...(ESPECIALLY THE POWDER PINK DRESS)!

I just adore this perfect powder-pink, powder-puff dress by Luella. I saw a snippet of it in a spread in the recent Glamour and fell in love. Their collection has such adorable girly pieces and delicate garden party style dresses. Hopefully they they can find another backer, as theirs recently decided not to sign for another season. 

2.22.2010

MY JEFFREY CAMPBELLS

AFTER TRYING ON A FEW PAIRS OF JEFFREY CAMPBELL BOOTIES TODAY, I DECIDED AGAINST THE ONES I POSTED ABOUT YESTERDAY, AND OPTED FOR THESE MORE FIERCE OPEN TOED AND STUDDED WEDGES :) 
I'M A LITTLE IFFY ABOUT THE OPEN TOE, BUT IF I WANT A CLOSED TOE LOOK I CAN ALWAYS SLIP ON BLACK NYLONS. MY INSPIRATION FOR WANTING A PAIR OF CLUNKY WEDGED BOOTIES ARE THE BCBG MENDELS. BUT, NOT ONLY ARE THEY OVER $500, AND COMPLETELY OUT OF MY PRICE RINGE, BUT THEY'RE SOLD OUT....EVERYWHERE. I THINK THE MENDEL BOOTIES AND MY STUDDED JEFFREY CAMPBELS  HAVE A SIMILAR FEEL AND AM SO EXCITED THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY $500+ FOR A PAIR OF TRENDY SHOES! 
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MY SEMI-SPLURGE?

ON THE HUNT



I'LL BE SLIPPING MY FEET INTO THESE TODAY!
 (: VERY HAPPY GIRL :)



JEFFREY CAMPBELL 99 WEDGE BOOTIES

2.18.2010

SHANGHAI GIRL

JUST ME: 
Reminiscing China over take out steamed shrimp dumplings and my new book about post war Shanghai = Happy Alex :) 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!
I'll be filling up my Etsy shop with new items, so keep checking in <3

MY BOWS

GOOD MORNING LOVES <3
I'm so excited to be posting my newest creations on Etsy alongside my frosting kiss rings :) I hope you love these little bows as much as you loved the frosting kisses :x
-->MY ETSY<--

2.16.2010

HOT AND NOT

-->MY GUIDE TO WHAT'S HOT AND WHAT'S NOT ATM<--
UNUSUAL MANICURES
AS OPPOSED TO A SOLID COLOR
EATING A TART FOR LUNCH JUST BECAUSE IT'S PRETTY AND LADY-LIKE 
AS OPPOSED TO PIGGING OUT IN THE FOOD COURT. 
LARGE, MATTE, LOOSE, TOUSLED CURLS
AS OPPOSED TO THOSE WITH A FINISHED STICKY PRODUCT LOOK 
MY VERSION OF A "SKINNY MARGARITA"
AS OPPOSED TO A REGULAR CALORIE INFESTED MARGARITA
{SIMPLY REPLACE THE FRUIT JUICE WITH SODA WATER AND MUDDLED LIME}
AS OPPOSED TO BORING AND COMMON JEWELRY ;)

A HOLIDAY FULL WEEKEND

Wow, was this weekend a busy one, packed full of holidays! Valentines Day, Chinese New Year and President's Day! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday spending it celebrating one, or all occasions! Being the everything-Chinese-obsessed person I am.... I was excited to celebrate with a pretty pink mooncake in honor of welcoming the year of the tiger! Though, I spent Chinese New Year without my Chinese friends and so far away from China, It was very nice to spend Valentines Day with my special Valentine <3  
-->I posted a new video :) Enjoy!<--
GONG XI NI! XIN NIEN QUAI LE!
{To all of my Chinese readers!}
CUTEST FRIENDLY LOOKING DRAGON :)

  LOS ANGELES, VALENTINES DAY

2.11.2010

BE MINE

WISHING EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY AND VERY PINK VALENTINES DAY WEEKEND, FILLED WITH LOTS OF X's AND O's!
CLICK----->FROSTING KISS RING<-----

2.10.2010

NEVER BUY BOLD DRESSES AT REGULAR PRICES

Boldly printed and colored dresses can be easily passed up when shopping for a fun dress in fear of looking tacky; sending them directly to the clearance racks a few weeks into the season....and into my closet :) I just love finding unique pieces for a quarter of the price, even if I don't have a clue where I'm going to wear them! 
Typically, I don't incorporate bold colors or prints into my day to day outfits so when I get the chance to wear a fun dress, I'm always drawn to vibrant colors and bold prints!
P.S. Thank you so much for the overwhelming response to the rings I put up last night on my ETSY. I'm sold out as of today, but will be listing more this week as well as other frosting jewelry!
RODARTE FOR TARGET: PURCHASED FOR $22
BANANA REPUBLIC: PURCHASED LAST YEAR FOR AROUND $12. IT WAS A SIZE 14, SO I HAD IT TAILORED TO MY SIZE. 

2.09.2010

SHOP MY ETSY



I hope everyone's week is going well! I wanted to say that I'm so incredibly flattered that so many of you have contacted me about deco-ing your phones, ipods etc! I decided to add a couple little creations to my (click here--->) Etsy account for you :) Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions! 
Lots of love!xoxo

2.08.2010

WHAT I'M LOVING AT THE MINUTE

What are some things you can't seem to make it through the day without lately?
1. I love the non-greasy formula of Johnson's baby lotion!
2. A Korean cosmetic brand called "Face Shop" 's amazing face lotion. 
3. My Samantha Thavasa wannabe clutch wallet. 
4. MAC's eyeshadow in "Orbe"
5. Milani's pink glitter nail polish 
6. My one of a kind frosted deco key fobs. Contact me for info :)
7. Cute and yummy Japanese snacks! 

2.07.2010

1,000TH SUBSCRIBER GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

Nothing starts the week off better than being told you're the winner of an awesome giveaway! 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE LOVELY SUBSCRIBERS:
1.LADYSTUFF
2.MAIPHILOSOPHY
3.TYKOYTYKOY 
Thank you everyone for following my blog and youtube, and for being such awesome supporters! I love all of your comments and just knowing that you are interested in what I have to say really makes my day! 
I hope everyone has a fabulous week and I can't wait to reach my next landmark subscribers mark, so that I can hold another giveaway! 
WINNERS:PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, SO I CAN SEND OUT YOUR PRIZE ASAP!

2.05.2010

MEXICANA

Good Morning and Happy Friday!
I'll be going away for another weekend...This time just a short jaunt to San Diego and a day trip into Mexico! We plan on parking just before the border and walking across into Mexico, have a couple of ice cold Coronas, do some souvenir shopping and then hop back home :) I really want a small painted Mexican "Dia de Los Muertos" decorative skull. I've seen them sold in artsy parts of Los Angeles. They're so pretty and intricately painted, some  are even sprinkled with glitter. 
Wish me luck hunting down my skull ;)

2.03.2010

HAMMIE HAMMOCK!

I don't know why, but I dreamt up the idea of making a little hammock for Shao Shu. I'm such a weirdo...lol. At first she was a bit apprehensive but after I put her in it, she sat in it and stared at me = she liked it? >.< 
Maybe if it was pink she'd take to it better ;)

2.02.2010

GIVEAWAY AND NEW PRODUCT!

CLICK HERE FOR MY :YOUTUBE GIVEAWAY
Here's my newest product! Let me turn ANYTHING you want into a cute little frosting covered dessert! 
Key fobs are so ugly and boring! But mine looks sweet enough to eat!