TA-DA! My Kentucky Derby hat:
TA-DA! My Kentucky Derby hat:
Eating at the famous Tommy Bahama Cafe in St. Armands Circle
Found an artist. She painted beautiful impressionistic Floridian cityscapes
Enjoying cocktail hour at the Ritz before 'drumming down the sun'...
Amy, Colleen, Pam and I enjoying a wonderful ritual we were taught at Lido Beach. Everyone brings their congo drums down to the beach, faces the setting sun, and drums until the last orange sliver of sun sinks below the water. It's amazingly surreal.
Beers at the tiki bar before eating a hearty seafood dinner at the Crab & Fin
Sarasota, we'll see ya next year...
The view from the condo in which we stayed at the Ritz-Carleton.
Lido Beach = white sand and clear green water
Colleen, Amy and I masterfully recreating that scene from Blue Crush at sunset (sans surfboards)
Handstand in the sand
Might take them back and shop around more, not like I have much time left... (All I can think about are nude-colored wedges). I keep trying to remind myself that over-the-top is the norm at the Derby. Exhibit A:
This week I'm taking a girls trip to sunny Florida with Pam, Amy and Colleen. Maybe if we do some shopping I'll find a Derby gem. If not, it may be back to 3rd grade when I hot-glued 2 fake light-up roses to a sunhat for a play. Show-stopper!
In the April 2010 issue of Elle Spain Magazine, a Disney artist named Ulrich Schroder whimsically illustrates fashion today using Disney characters inspired by the well-known designers themselves. I thought I'd share a few of the fun illustrations:
(I liked picking out the other Disney and Pixar characters in the background!)
Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Jean Paul Gaultier
Dolce and Gabbana
Plus it's a great place to buy friends and family gifts!
Patent heels named Tahiti. I want these for the Kentucky Derby.
Striped canvas heels named Melita 2.
These have had a lot of face time for the collection. Black leather with silver studs, heels called Studio.
Silver silk and sequinned heels appropriately named Poseidon. Also available in gold and aqua! I tried them on at Nordstrom... like a glove!
Miniglitter heels named Titi. Bling bling!
Suede heels named Greissimo Mule. Very 'Carrie Bradshaw' indeed.
Suede wrap-around strappy buckle heels named Staratata.
White and yellow leather w/ black stitching named Let Me Tell You. Very pop art!
Though I am not a proponent of using real furs and skins (I know - fashion crime, heresy, blah blah...) these Roccia watersnake heels named Banana are pretty sweet.So what do the flats and men's shoes look like this season? I'm so glad you asked...
Mirror leather in what seems to be easter egg pink, named Fred Flat. Yowza!
(All images reappropriated from ChristianLouboutin.com)
A 1970s terricloth tunique dress complete with rick-rack and tassle embellishments. I couldn't help but think of Mrs Roper from Three's Company!
And the mack-daddy of the store... a white mohair disco coat! Pimpin'