Phil Ferguson is a crochet hero. His Instagram features oversized, food-themed crocheted hats. Wish I could get my hands on some of these.
See more on his Instagram feed.
Last week I finally saw Into the Woods and although I’m a huge fan of musicals and classic fairy tales, I didn’t love it. It was charming and funny at parts, but I suspect it works much better on stage than on film.
Anna Kendrick and Emily Blunt are as lovely as can be, Meryl Streep is excellent as always, but Johnny Depp is borderline annoying as the Wolf, a creepy child predator.
As much as I wish it were the songs, the true highlight of the film is the costume design. The clothing, especially worn by the women, is truly stunning. Just look at those dresses!
I’m a sucker for a good pair of glasses. Everyone’s favorite online glasses shop Warby Parker just released their new Palm Canyon Collection. It features their coolest frames with a charming textural update. The details on the frames are made by “melding sheets of woodwork-inspired acetate and tortoise acetate together” and each pair is unique, just like you. Check out the entire collection at warbyparker.com.
Even more Project Runway! I’m finally caught up with all the past episodes. These last two seasons were so fun. I especially loved the addition of Zac Posen. I wasn’t sure he’d be able to replace Michael Kors, but he’s awesome! Here are a few of my favorite looks from these two seasons.
Patricia Michaels – Episode There is No ‘I’ in Team
Kate Pankoke, Layana Aguilar – Episode Surprise Me
Layana Aguilar – Episode The Ultimate Hard and Soft
Michelle Lesniak Franklin, Stanley Hudson – Episode Senior Fling
Michelle Lesniak Franklin – Episode He Said, She Said
Michelle Lesniak Franklin, Stanley Hudson – Episode The Art of Fashion
Michelle Lesniak Franklin – Episode Finale Collection
Kate Pankoke, Helen Castillo – Episode An Unconventional Coney Island
Justin LeBlanc – Episode Shoes First!
Dom Streater – Episode Butterfly Effect
Justin LeBlanc – Episode Butterfly Effect
Dom Streater – Episode Finale Collection
Justin LeBlanc – Episode Finale Collection
Catching Fire is amazing. It’s everything it should have been. It incorporates a cool, fantastic sense of style the first film lacked. As these couture promo shots hinted, the fashion in the film is just as exciting as the victory tour and the arena. Go see it. Immediately.
On my down time I’ve been catching up on the past few seasons of Project Runway. I loved the first two seasons of All Stars. It’s cool to see how the designers have changed (or not changed) and fun to see more from old favorites. Love Mondo of course; I’m so glad he won. I wish Andrae could have made it further. Although he isn’t quite as fun without Santino. Here are some of my favorite looks from these two seasons!
Rami Kashou – episode Return to the Runway
Michael Costello – episode A Night at the Opera
Mila Hermanovski – episode Clothes Off Your Back
Jerell Scott – episode Fashion Face-Off
Mondo Guerra – episode Let’s Get Down To Business
Mondo Guerra – episode Finale Collection
Anthony Ryan Auld – episode Up Your Aerosol
Emilio Sosa, Uli Herzner – episode You’ve Got Male
Uli Herzner – episode An Unconventional Nightmare before Christmas
Anthony Ryan Auld – episode Flapper Fashion Face-Off
Anthony Ryan Auld, Emilio Sosa – episode Couture de France
Loving these sweatshirts by Hello Apparel. While I’m almost never without a hoodie, I do love the classic look of a simple crew-neck sweatshirt. And with temperatures still dropping in Phoenix, I could definitely use one (or five) of these.
With another season of Project Runway wrapped up, here are my favorite looks from seasons 9 and 10. I loved both of these seasons, especially the drama. In season 9, Anya was the clear favorite, while Bert and Becky competed for most annoying. With season 10, I loved Christopher and Gunnar, but hated Ven’s monotone voice and bad attitude in the makeover challenge. All I can say is that I can’t wait for the next season to start.
Anthony Ryan Auld – episode My Pet Project
Oliver Green – episode My Pet Project
Anya Ayoung-Chee – episode All About Nina
Anthony Ryan Auld – episode The Art of the Matter
Viktor Luna – episode What Women Want
Anya Ayoung-Chee – episode Sew 70s
Anya Ayoung-Chee – episode Finale Collection
Joshua McKinley – episode Finale Collection
Alicia Hardesty – episode A Times Square Anniversary Party
Alicia Hardesty – episode A Times Square Anniversary Party
Christopher Palu – episode A Times Square Anniversary Party
Dmitry Sholokhov, Ven Budhu – episode Candy Couture
Fabio Costa – episode Fix My Friend
Christopher Palu, Gunnar Deatherage – episode Starving Artist
Christopher Palu, Dmitry Sholokhov – episode I Get a Kick Out of Fashion
Christopher Palu – episode Finale Collection
Melissa Fleis – episode Finale Collection
With my desire to dress nicer more frequently, I find myself with the dreaded task of shopping for new clothes. I quickly turned to my sister-in-law, Vanessa, who has a love and keen eye for everyday and affordable fashion. She questioned what style I wanted to achieve and if I had anyone in mind as fashion inspiration. I really didn’t have any idea. The only person that came to mind was Charlyne Yi; we not only look alike, but dress alike too.
Vanessa encouraged me to look at some fashion blogs and to find outfits I’m drawn to. After several viewings and some image saving, I managed to narrow my style down to four words. I’m hoping this will make my new clothing search easier and more focused.
Consistently, I love looks with multiple layers. I’m a warm weather girl, so I get cold much more easily than most. You’ll seldom see me without a hoodie or jacket and I almost always have a long tank top underneath my t-shirts. I contribute my love of layers with my love of feeling swaddled; it just looks so comfortable. Plus, you never want to be stuck in a freezing office building or movie theatre without a couple extra layers.
Along the same comfort lines, I’m also drawn to more sporty looks. Jeans and sneakers, t-shirts, sweaters, and hoodies: I love them all. I was a big tomboy growing up, always wanting to be one of the guys. I played sports and didn’t want to fuss with dresses or makeup. Even still, I like androgynous fashion and sporty looks that don’t look frumpy.
I know that good fit is one of the most important factors in clothing selection (I watch Project Runway too). However, I kept coming back to the outfits where the fit was just a little bit off. The jeans are a little bit big in the legs, the sweaters hang a little too loose, and the shirts are a bit too long. Most of my jeans and t-shirts don’t fit appropriately, but that’s due to weight fluctuation and general laziness. I think what I like most about it is how it looks so casual and effortless.
Yes, I do wear thick-rimmed glasses. While I definitely need them to see anything past the tip of my nose, I do love the nerd factor they bring to pretty much any outfit. Cute summer dress and heels? Casual business suit? T-shirt and jeans? Add a pair of black-rimmed glasses and some messy hair and you’ve got yourself some nerd chic fashion. While I can go to the extreme sometimes (think Buzz Lightyear and Star Wars t-shirts), I still want to keep this aspect of my personality even when dressing up.