I love discovering smaller shoe designers. Diana Broussard worked for Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Gucci before starting her own line in 2001.
I’m working on breaking in these heels; it’s hard to tell, but the entire bottom of the shoe is carved out of a dark wood. Since there’s no flexibility, they take awhile to get used to! Luckily, the high back keeps them from slipping around. They’re a deep metallic pewter color but as they scuff, there’s a bright silver underneath!
What I wore:
Bow top, Forever 21
Jeans, Kill City
Heels, Diana Broussard
♥ Black & White Graphic Delight!
+ the Decor Notebook set on Flickr.
I’m still hangin’ out in the sunny desert and loving it. As you can see, the novelty of taking pictures next to really tall cactuses (or cacti) hasn’t quite worn off yet!
What I wore:
Jacket, Aryn K.
Tights, Forever 21
Purse, Miu Miu
Fornasetti is by far one of my favorite designers of plates and furnishings. Sculptor and painter Piero Fornasetti lived mostly in Milan and created an astonishing 11,000 items during his lifetime.
His plate designs are probably the most famous part of the Fornasetti empire. Nearly all of them have an eerily similar appearance. The face featured on most of the designs belonged to an opera singer named Lina Cavalieri. Fornasetti reportedly found her face in a 19th century magazine and used variations of it on over 350 plate designs!
You can find out more about Fornasetti on the official website and purchase items on Moss Online, Unica Home and Couture Lab.
Hello from sunny Phoenix! Wish you were here! I’ve been doing a little after Christmas shopping and soaking up the sun. I’ve had my Chloe boots for a few weeks, but this is the first time I’ve gotten to wear them since we had two solid weeks of snow and ice in Portland!
What I wore:
Dress, Forever 21
Leggings, Forever 21
Purse, Miu Miu
The snow kept falling…and falling…and falling! This is the most snow that we’ve had in Portland in more than 40 years! It was still snowing yesterday while I was sitting at the airport.
I am completely dedicated to my trusty white boots! They’ve kept me amazingly dry, especially since I had to trek to the post office and through some tricky side roads to get to work on Tuesday.
Even with all the headaches of icy streets and cancelled buses this week, the snow is so pretty.
Have I mentioned that I am totally infatuated with my Helvetica Moleskine? Have I?!!
I packed super light for my winter vacation since the temperature is 30 degrees warmer right now in the south. Just call me Nubby Snowbird!
How was your week?
USA Today compiles a list of the best business books of 2008
2. A collection of images featuring clothing labels from around the world!
3. Breathtaking paper-cut typography by Yulia Brodskaya (via speak up).
4. The best and worst logo redesigns of 2008 , complete with commentary.
5. If Marilyn Monroe was a blogger, what would she do?
6. This is a quick overview of many designer logos.
7. How a blogger creates a real full-time income.
8. I am a diehard fan of Jane’s Sea of Shoes blog and now, her mother Judy has started her own equally amazing blog, Atlantis Home!
9. During this dismal holiday season for retailers, the new consumer mantra is If I don’t need it, I won’t buy it.
10. My favorite place to buy shoes in Portland, Halo is having an end of season sale!
Since the year is almost up, I’ve been giving some thought to my goals for 2009. It’s been a bit harder to define what I’d like to accomplish in the new year because I crossed off some pretty big things in 2008. I graduated with my second degree, landed my dream job, bought loads of amazing shoes and spent almost every day doing graphic design or making art, so I’m pretty content already!
I do think that it’s important to be reasonable with expectations for yourself. If your list is too outlandish, it’s easy to get discouraged and to give up! I find that making daily to-do lists helps me stay accountable and to be more aware of what I’ve accomplished.
This is what I came up with, in no particular order:
1. Redo & reprint graphic design portfolio.
2. Launch paid adspace on my site.
3. Finish PDF portfolio for download.
4. Launch 10 new Nubbytwiglet.com merch items.
5. Be more selective about what I buy / give it more thought.
6. Begin editorial art series & explore Psychedelic Relics series.
7. Save x amount of dollars. I have everything I need!
8. Reach top 10,000 blogs on Technorati (I’m at about 25,000 now).
9. Disney-themed birthday with Gala (including tons of balloons & Mickey Mouse ears)!!!
11. Travel to New York, Vegas, Honolulu, LA, Phoenix, Oregon Coast & more.
12. Launch lifestyle & apparel line with my brother.
13. Hit 1,000 blog posts on Nubbytwiglet.com.
What are your goals for 2009?
What are you going to implement to make them happen?