Far Too Cute: Musings about fashion and beauty

A blog all about covetable, charming, and far too cute fashion, beauty products, and accessories in Boston and beyond. See my vintage store at www.Far2Cute.com!

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

5 Ways To Do Gold

Have a fantastic New Years. See you in 2006!

1. Taryn Rose

2. Devon Leigh

3. Diane VonFurstenberg

4. Twelfth Street

5. Fendi

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Where I Dwell

I've had a 2 year love affair with Dwell Bedding. The first time I caught sight of their sleek and oh-so-modern designs was in a home design magazine. Since then, I constantly check out their website to fawn over their linens and add them to my ever increasing wishlist. Take a look for yourself and try not to drool.


Monday, December 19, 2005

It's That Time Again...

...to play, "If I had an extra $500 lying around what would I buy?" This week, I'm thinking about my New Year's Eve wardrobe. The party will be at a swanky lounge with a four course meal and lots of wine flowing. I'm thinking something chic and a bit formal. Here are my picks:

1. This deliciously girly lace frock is from Nanette Lepore.

2. I love this dress from Plenty. The gold brocade is broken up enough to not seem "over the top". (Don't know how I feel about that tie though...)

3. How hot is this green? I'm loving the way they have wrapped the tie on this Maggy London dress.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Some Fabulous Fashion Movies

Still searching for some holiday gift ideas? Here are some great, fashion-inspired movies to pass onto friends and family (or to keep for yourself).

1. Breakfast at Tiffany's: Definitely a timeless film. I love Audrey's wardrobe. It covers all the basics from the little black dress to the dark sunglasses, ballerina flats and the Hermes scarf. So cute!

2. Sex and the City: Millions of women can't be wrong. When it comes to style you don't need to look much further than Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. Whether you're more of a prep or a downtown hipster these movies have got you covered for loads of fashion ideas.

3. Unzipped: A behind-the-scenes documentary about Isaac Mizrahi, and his plans for his fall 1994 collection. A hysterical film about some of his inspirations such as the Hollywood Eskimo look, the Mary Tyler Moore show, and "dominatrix mixed with Hitchcock".

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Lovin' Project Runway

Are you guys watching the new season of "Project Runway"? I am already hooked after one episode. I was a little bummed after last season that Jay's clothing never made it to Banana Republic. So far, I'm loving Santino's stuff--though he is a bit arrogant. I also think Kara has a ton of talent too. I went over to the projectrunway.com site and found out that all the winning designs from the show are being showcased at a Banana Republic store in New York City for the week after each show airs. Boo! Bring them to Boston! If you really are into these guys' creations, you can actually bid on them over at the site. The adorable baby doll dress that made Santino a winner last week is already up to $340. Yikes!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Dreaming of Paris

Watched "Funny Face" this weekend and dreamed of going to Paris to escape this dismal weather. French wine, bread & cheese, Parisian flea markets, and spicy hot chocolate...I'm ready to make my reservation now!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

This Week's Website: FashionDig.Com

It seems like the web is cluttered with so-called "vintage" websites that try to hawk last year's bags or must-have jacket as "vintage". FashionDig.com is just the opposite. It's a fabulous one-stop shop for buying, selling, and learning about vintage clothing and accessories. The site lets you search by decade, article of clothing, or designer. Plus, there's even a Q&A with Janet, the vintage-know-it-all, who runs the site. Janet also includes some great links to vintage shopping events around the country. Here are a couple of my favorite picks from the site.

1. A lovely and lucious faux fur vintage jacket, $30.

2. A Glena Geis 1950's green Jacquard bag, $220.

3. A vintage brown paisley coat with dark brown faux-fur trim, $250.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Written Word

I was thinking about painting my walls recently and was looking for some cool interior design ideas. Everything I found seemed way too intricate to try and recreate on my walls. Then today, I stumbled across this nifty little site. WallWords is a display company that creates vinyl letters which are said to look like hand-painted words when installed. Better yet, the company claims it only takes 20 minutes to plaster your quote, saying, or word, onto the wall. I'm trying to think of some cute sayings to put on my closet door. Any suggestions?

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Naughty or Nice?

If you've never been over to Jennifer Perkin's Naughty Secretary Club website--please go now! Don't even finish reading this post until you've been. Still here? Well, okay. Take a look at some of her incredibly creative, revamped, vintage jewelry. Her pieces are one of a kind items you won't find anywhere else.

Gold Cha Cha Necklace, $185

Peacock Necklace, $34

Roaring 20s earrings, $24

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Giving Vintage New Life

I'm a hug fan of vintage scarves, but after one or two wears, they always end up in a drawer somewhere behind the vintage purses I'm socking away. Now, thanks to New York collagemaster Koos Van Den Akker, my scarves have new fashion currency. Van DenAkker was inspired to create shirts, skirts, dresses and jackets from vintage scarves. If you want Van Den Akker to make any of fashion designs from your scarves, the cost will be $800 each for the shirt, skirt and dress and$1,200 for the jacket. (Prices are not for the faint of heart.) The Dutch-born artist does all the work himself and says it takes about two weeks for delivery. For more information, write to him at Koos Van Den Akker, 37 W. 20th St., No. 209, New York, NY 10011. Better yet, if you're feeling crafty, break out that old sewing machine and get to work!