Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Week in Pictures: 9.24.10


Welcome to The Week in Pictures! After a nonstop travel schedule for the last week and a half, it’s great to be back home and settled in with my favorite boys (Joey, Rocky & my brother).


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It’s true — I have a new tights obsession. I found these for barely six dollars at Century 21 when I was in New York a little over a week ago. Between the tights and boots, I think my bottom half looks like a mod Swedish masterpiece! Maybe that doesn’t make any sense. Anyway! These Minimarket boots are from Solestruck and were my birthday present to myself after my zipper back version began to wear out. The quality is amazing — and these are shockingly comfortable. I swear.


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Wherever I’ve worked, I’ve always envied the cool design kids and their Pantone mugs. Now, I can finally stop plotting to steal theirs! Haha. I picked mine up online from Broadway Paper and they had excellent service.


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My lifelong obsession with editorial design wages on, thanks to this super cool fold-out advertisement from Bloomingdale’s that I got in New York (thanks, Gala!)


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The big news of the week is that we finally have a proper place to sit and eat meals at Wolfgang Manor! When we moved in last year, we didn’t really have any real furniture. I’ve been basically eating every meal at my office desk! The dining room is still coming together (we’re wallpapering one wall and picking out different lighting) but I am thankful that we can now have little dinner parties and pretend to be sort of grown up. The table was found at a local store specializing in salvage and antiques, the chairs are the Marais ‘A’ style and the dishes are from CB2.


Have a super productive weekend and I’ll see you on Monday! XOXO.


Peace, Love & Nubs,

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Link Love: 9.23.10

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• Did you know that there’s a museum for rescued letters in Berlin?

• A truly inspiring story about one blogger who refused to give up.

Good fucking design advice. (via final fashion)

• Anna of D16 answers even more of your questions about being a book cover designer.

• How important is the name of your blog?

From Runway to Retail explains the process of how a a garment gets modified to better fit average people and their lifestyles. (via already pretty)

• Wow! An online printing quote machine!

How to feel miserable as an artist.

• An interesting discussion about the ‘whitewashing’ that takes place on women’s magazine covers — bad Photoshop or racism?

• Clean up and revive your bloated, sluggish Mac.

• A nice little collection of black and white rooms.


The Week in Pictures: 9.19.10 // Part 02: Viva Las Vegas!

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Las Vegas can be summed up as the equivalent of Disneyland for adults. The Strip is a road snaking through the barren desert with hotels large enough to house small cities. Inside some of the larger ones, it can easily take 20 minutes to weave your way from one end to the other.

Once you start walking, exits to the outside world become fewer and far between as hotels and shopping centers connect in a maze-like manner. But, you are soon thankful for the joint (air conditioned) complexes when you finally do make it outdoors, only to realize that it’s an unbearably dry 100+ degrees.

When in Vegas, I prefer to stay indoors most of the time anyway for fear that I will dry out and turn into a lizard person. Though, trips outside to the pool are absolutely necessary.


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On Friday morning, Bianca and I boarded Virgin America, nonstop to Vegas. It seemed like an appropriate way to recover from a nearly week-long stay in New York full of meetings, a birthday party, Fashion Week and endless miles upon miles of walking. We checked into our digs at The Venetian and Joey later joined us for a weekend of sun and fun. Though this was my third visit to Vegas, Bianca and Joey were first-timers which made it all the more exciting.


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The sheer scale of The Venetian blew me away. It features 4,049 suites, 4,059 hotel rooms, and a 120,000-square-foot casino. And gondolas!!!


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The first night, we paid a visit to the V Bar at The Venetian. Part of the reason we chose it was because the logo was cool. I’m not kidding!


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Inside The Venetian — I was in awe the entire time.


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Dinner at The Venetian food court with Bianca. Lookin’ fierce! Joey and I compared fortunes from Panda Express.


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I’d never been to Downtown Vegas, which is populated by pawn shops and tons of bail bond places. The heat was unbearable but it was impossible to find a cab back so Bianca called one in. The operator asked her what business we were standing in front of. Bianca: “X-Treme Weed.”


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We were all completely exhausted but decided to go out the second night. Bianca wore a Milano dress from a boutique in New York and I wore a Rapscallion short-suit (courtesy of Miss Mary Bee at Hidden Treasures).


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We settled on a club at The Mirage where they kept handing us piles of drink cards.


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I loved this guy at The Venetian.


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The vacation snapshot where we imagine we’re in Italy instead of Vegas.


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The view from Caesar’s Palace.


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One of the Venetian restrooms — can I keep this wallpaper?


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Killing time at Barney’s. MICHAEL JACKSON LIVES ON…..for a very hefty price.


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Goodbye, desert sky.


This concludes my vacation photos! I have some awesome upcoming content planned but am still playing catch-up in general with work, freelance and life. I love you guys — thanks for all of the thoughtful, sweet comments and emails as of late!

Peace, Love & Nubs,

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Fashion Notebook #55: Pumpkin Spice



The BCBG campaign featuring Jessica Stam in a red wig was one of my all-time favorites. The warm, orange-y hues on this page remind me so much of fall and I am beyond ready for it. I’ve been guzzling Starbucks Pumpkin Spice lattes and I just ordered my first-ever Topshop item — a big, hand-knit chunky woolen sweater. I have a detailed Fall fashion post all planned out and I can’t wait to share it with you next week. View the full Fashion Notebook set on Flickr.





The Week in Pictures: 9.19.10 // Part 01: New York City

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Last week, Gala, Molly, Jazzi and I were at the InStyle Lounge at Fashion Week and spotted these two striking ladies. The blonde looked at us and said “Personally, I’m more into avant garde fashion like you girls” as she clutched her wine glass with the longest silver fingernails I’d ever seen. She runs a company called Crybaby Productions. The brunette heads up a company called Tender Gloving Care. She claimed to be the personal stylist of the blonde. After some brief chit-chat, they waved goodbye and left the lounge in sky-high stilettos, trailed by their videographer. We were in awe. But, I am getting way ahead of myself…..


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It has been an annual tradition of mine to fly to New York for my birthday and throw a joint party with Gala for quite some time now and this year was no different. Last Friday, I hopped on a plane and flew overnight, waking up in the city on 9/11 and getting stuck in snarled traffic. Gala and I spent the afternoon running around the city, picking up last minute party favors.


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The party was exactly what we’d hoped for — very, shall I say…..Gothic Liberace?! Candy-colored cupcakes, a disco ball, balloons and skull goblets galore.


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Gala and I spotted this very lovely graffiti on our way home.


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After our party, Bianca joined me for the ModCloth party at 10 Degrees. We had an awesome time sipping chocolate martinis and chatting with photographer Kristin Cofer.


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The next afternoon, Bianca and I decided to trek to Century 21, a massive discount designer superstore. While there are many amazing items lurking in the racks, don’t be fooled — not everything is wearable. We were completely dumbfounded by this pink fur / black mesh / lace skirt. My face says it all. REALLY?!!!


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Bianca: “Hmmmmm….should I or shouldn’t I?”


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Thanks…….but no thanks.


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Do you like my new $500.00 sweater with fuchsia accents and flower embroidery? Fashion Week, watch out!


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That night, Bianca and I went clubbing (how 2005 of us). Let’s just say that The Greenhouse is seriously amazing. If you ever have a chance to go, please do. The upstairs features a ceiling dripping in glass balls while the walls are covered in blinking lights.


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The basement walls of The Greenhouse are covered in faux ivy.


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Rad Warholian street art.


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There seemed to be a theme of red drinks throughout the week. Top photo by Bianca.


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Quaint city corner.


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On Monday, Gala, Jazzi and I went shopping in Soho. We all managed to share some unbelievable restraint. Some highlights: H&M’s displays and the Rodarte jacket at Opening Ceremony.


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I have no idea what this art is but it’s so unbelievably cool.


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Gala had a meeting so Jazzi, Sean and I followed her up to Times Square.


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Jazzi pulls up Nubbytwiglet.com on her iPad.


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Highlights from the Lower East Side.


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On Tuesday (my birthday), I spent the afternoon in a meeting with Gala, Jazzi and Molly. Aren’t they adorable?


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After the meeting, Molly took us to her top-secret members only club. It was beautiful.


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Molly’s new Alexander McQueen ring.


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That night, Bianca took me to a bar called Fat Baby. When we walked in, half naked men were serving cupcakes on platters. I wore a vintage red wool dress that I’ve had for ages.


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I wanted to take a minute to mention this dress. On my way to a meeting with Gala, I realized how shockingly underdressed I was and we made a beeline for Urban Outfitters. We walked out with the three of same exact dress in the same size, in different colors. I think that this is a great demonstration on how the same dress can be styled so completely differently.


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Downtown Graffiti.


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I love New York.


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This week was fun but the adventure was far from over. On Friday morning, Bianca and I boarded a plane bound for Las Vegas. But, that’s another story for another time. Hold tight, the Week in Pictures: Viva Las Vegas™ edition is coming soon!


Peace, Love & Nubs,

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