Wednesday, March 24, 2010

money doesn't buy happiness...

Everybody Have Fun
Elizabeth Kolbert
"Over the past three and a half decades, real per-capita income in the United States has risen from just over seventeen thousand dollars to almost twenty-seven thousand dollars. During that same period, the average new home in the U.S. grew in size by almost fifty per cent; the number of cars in the country increased by more than a hundred and twenty million; the proportion of families owning personal computers rose from zero to seventy per cent; and so on. Yet, since the early seventies, the percentage of Americans who describe themselves as either “very happy” or “pretty happy” has remained virtually unchanged. Indeed, the average level of self-reported happiness, or “subjective well-being,” appears to have been flat going all the way back to the nineteen-fifties, when real per-capita income was less than half what it is today"

Thursday, March 18, 2010

hamptons garden parties

source: net-a-porter

Stella Mccartney dress, £787
Vivienne Westwoo bag, £409
Jimmy Choo shoes, £200
Eugenia Kim headband, £200
Tom Binns Necklace, £708

Sunday, March 14, 2010

images via tumblr

I want these rooooooooooms! Especially the one on the bottom left; the feature wall and every single thing about it.

Friday, March 12, 2010

oscars after party dresses

So I'm pretty sure that everyone has seen the gowns from the Oscars red carpet. The fabulous after-party dresses didn't get enough attention though, and as they kicked ass I thought I should give them the attention they deserve

Holy shit I love Angie Harmon's dress. I would also like to be Hilary Swank.

images via,,

Monday, March 8, 2010

“When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail"
John Green

Thursday, March 4, 2010

we could all do with some pretty, I think..

source: netaporter

Fendi heels, £946.96
Malene Birger dress, £160.87
Fendi dress, £1,983.70
Erdem dress, £1,764.55
Rochas dress, £887.90
Lanvin Earrings, £417.39

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Why is being different so unappreciated by society? Why do people concentrate on the price of being different, rather than the wonderful perks of being individual? Why must we all now conform to the mainstream view of what is beautiful and what defines sucssess? Difference is what makes the world an interesting place, so why don't you leap outside your sphere of unfufilling normalcy, and experience the invigorating taste of individuality.

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary" Cecil Beaton