4.29.2011

A Wedding Across The Pond

I'm sorry - I have to do it. I so loved all the great hats at the Royal Wedding! In fact, I love them so much that I wore my veiled top hat to work today in commemoration of the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. You're welcome, Kate and William...


Everyone was speculating (and when I say 'everyone', I mean too many media organizations) on the kind of dress Kate would wear, whether she'd wear a tiara, etc. I knew she'd do me proud. And she did...



 Side note:  is it weird that Kate's sister Pippa wore pretty much a less intense wedding gown? Or is that how they do it over there?



And now for the fabulous hats! It's like the Kentucky Derby only with a different accent...





Hi Beckhams! Posh, I'm diggin the hat and heels. (I don't care what anyone says, I love this lady)


 Ah! and what a fabulous beige hat on the Princess Beatrice of York! Also a great floofy number worn by Princess Eugenie of York.

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson wearing a crazy blue hat that reminds me of a... well... if you watched Anchorman then you'll understand when I say it looks like Ron's German translation of "San Diago".


Happy British Royal Wedding Day, Americans!


Images from PerezHilton.com & WireImage.

4.28.2011

Ke$ha and Glitter

The day finally came - Ke$ha day! I bought concert tickets for my friend Taylor and I way back in December. And I have to say that Kesha's show at the Dallas House of Blues was well worth the wait. It was a straight up...

... PARTY !!
Non-stop glitter and confetti and music.

Never shying away from the opportunity to dress in costume, Taylor and I had a lot of fun with our Kesha concert outfits. And why not? Exhibit A...




 We made Tay a trashbag dress! She paired it with a tan leather vest, leopard print heels, neon fishnet gloves, great jewelry, and I teased her hair into a fabulous lady mohawk. So 80s!

Hell yeah I look like Ke$ha!

I wore my leopard print bodysuit (part of an old Cougar costume by Leg Avenue) and paired it with 2 of my favorite crinoline tutu skirts, gold jewelry and my disco heels. Also rocked my Elvis sunglasses and feather earrings from Japan.


Recipe for the Ke$ha look : teased dirty hair, blue lipstick, and smeared glitter on face. Done.



I knew it was going to be a good time when we walked into the venue and saw these warning signs...



 This guy opened for her... Beardo was his name. He was a weirdo.

And then came Ke$ha in all her strobe lighty glory - LED lit goggles.
She opened with the song Sleazy of course.


 Girl can play instruments! Guitar, drums and keyboards.



It was like she was looking right at me, in her skeleton print onesie.

Dirty Santa the stage manager.

A tied-up fan and a dancer wearing a giant pear costume during the song Grow A Pear.

 

Dancin' it up




 We found a lot of sleazed-out, glitzed-up Kesha fans...


 These kids were only about 15 (out on a school night?) and asked us to buy them beer... I did not oblige, and I may have also given them a lecture about teen drinking.


Kesha wearing a tattered American flag shirt, no pants, and stockings ripped all up the sides. With some wig wearing male dancers during the song Backstabber.  


 For her encore, she came out in neon awesomeness and sang We Are Who We Are.

 ... Then Santa grabbed the mic and sang a cover of Fight For Your Right To Party as a dinosaur pinata was lowered and Kesha and her gang literally partied and trashed up the stage. Why not.

The only bad thing about dirty Kesha-inspired lady mohawks?...


... actual Kesha hair. I've been finding glitter in my scalp for days!






4.26.2011

Fun With Kiddos

These are some of my favorite photos I snapped from my weekend with the fam, mainly pics of my little nephews. I love being Aunt Paparazzi. The kids are so darn cute and photogenic...




Fun at the playground





You know you're in Texas hillcountry when you see Bevo wearing bunny ears for Easter.


Floaties!


Nothin' like a good army tank-shaped piňata to give the kids a good sugar rush.



YeeHaw!





4.25.2011

Shopping in Boerne, TX

For Easter, I hung out with my future in-laws in Boerne, Texas. Where is Boerne? It's a lovely town in the hillcountry just north of San Antonio. In so many words, it's a place that has come to be very familiar and comfortable over the years for me, a place that has great significance for Casey Fiance and me.

I stole some girl time with the Mama- and Sis-in-law. We did some great downtown Boerne shopping...



A store we visit every time we shop in Boerne called Ella Blue



 I fell in love with these retro specs at Alley on Main.



 I integrated my scarf into my braid. I dig the look.



How was everyone's Easter? Did you decorate Easter eggs in a cool or interesting way?

4.19.2011

Kid Stuff, Watercolor + A Creepy Bunny

I feel obligated to begin this pre-Easter post with an adorable little bunny decoration I spotted at a restaurant...


...and by 'adorable little bunny' I mean Minion of the antiChrist. We could assume that it's some sort of statement piece on the commercialism of Easter. But mainly it's just creepy.

When I think of Easter, my mind eventually wanders to egg dying and decorating (first it tiptoes past the thought of Cadbury chocolate eggs). I'm like a child - I still love egg dying. So in the colorful spirit, I thought you all would enjoy these watercolor illustrations by Conrad Roset.

Roset is a Spanish artist, and the following are images from his Cosas Intimas series...














I love the splashes of color - they remind me a bit of the illustrations in Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book...




Did yall ever read that when you were a kid?

I invite everyone to do something this weekend that you haven't done since you were a kiddo. Off the top of my head, you could build a fort out of couch cushions, have a cannonball contest at the pool with your friends, make a spaceship out of a cardboard box, or simply dye Easter eggs. I promise you'll have fun, cross my heart and hope to die (stick a needle in my eye). Why did we use to say that? Kinda' morbid...

Images from Source.