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!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Come On Out And Support Boston Art


Attention all Boston-based art fans: Come on out and support local artists this Thursday at the Copley Society of Art on Newbury Street. CoSo ARTISTS A to Z, is an exhibition of small artworks. Dozens of artists' affordably priced small paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints will be for sale - perfect additions to growing art collections. Works from all mediums are represented and styles range from traditional to contemporary.

OPENING PARTY: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Members: free
Non-Members: $5

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Last Resort

I love the idea of resort wear. Even if I don't have a fabulous island destination that I'm trotting off to, the clothing still gets me excited about Spring's impending arrival. Here are my favorite picks from this season's resort collections.



1. Luella for Target Bikini Top, $19.99










2. Kerry Cassill Dress for Day, $161











3. Corey Lynn Calter Dress for Night, $192















4. Hollywould's Gold Turtle Thong, $545

Friday, January 27, 2006

Vintage Vintage Everywhere

For all you West Coast gals who wished they could attend the Manhattan
Vintage Expo--don't fret, you've got your own vintage extravaganza to
attend.

The Vintage Expo in Santa Monica will offer amazing vintage collections varying in
styles, periods, sizes and prices.

The Vintage Fashion Expo will be held on Saturday, February 4, and Sunday,
February 5, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1835 Main at Pico. Tickets
cost $10, $20 for early buying admission on Saturday at 9 AM (a number of
fashion professionals take advantage of the Expo┬╣s early buy). All tickets
are good for both days. Fashion students with ID will be admitted to the
show free of charge for the entire day on Sunday.

For more information about the Vintage Expo call 707-793-0773

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Pottery You'll Want Everyone to Notice

Sign me up for Laura Zindel's fan club. I love her Victorian-inspired
renderings of flora and fauna on platters, vases and wall art. Her work is
eerily sweet and reminds me of some of my favorite childhood book
illustrations. She's a Vermont-based potter, but for your Boston readers,
I've seen her work for sale at Fire Opal. And for everyone else, she's got a
lovely website to view her collection.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Attention all Boston Readers!

Second Time Around--my favorite consignment shop in Harvard Square, is having a midnight sale tomorrow and Thursday to make room for their spring merchandise. All winter items will be 70% off--that's including their high-end stuff (think Prada, Gucci and Milly).

p.s. I was in the store yesterday and found a FABULOUS Alexander McQueen dress for less than $200. Get to it!

Monday, January 23, 2006

More List Making Today

Items I'm currently "watching" on Ebay

1. Tracy Reese cardigan (Nice bright colors and perfect for cold days)
2. Bluemarine beach coverup (Just in case I decide to take a minivacation somewhere...)
3. Jonathan Adler vase (To add to my modern pottery collection)
4. Miu Miu patent leather black pumps (Love them!)

Of these items, how many that I'll probably bid on...1.

My current top three movies in my queue list on Netflix

1. Born into Brothels (I can't believe I haven't seen this doc yet!)
2. Crash (The previews of this movie looked amazing--hope the film is just as good)
3. Broken Flowers (Huge Bill Murray fan)


Fun "To-Dos" that I'll Get Around to Doing Once Work is Less Hectic

1. David Hockney exhibit opening up at the MFA.
2. Wine and craft at Spark Craft Studios
3. Brunch and boutique shopping in the South End

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Fabulous Website of the Week: Graham and Green

Getting a really good catalog in the mail is like getting a small gift. If you've ever gotten a mailing from Graham and Green, a U.K home store, then you know what I'm talking about. Thier home accessories and furniture are gorgeous. Here's a sampling of some of my favorite picks from their store. You can also visit their online store here.



1. Antler Rack











2. Tea bag holder











3. Floral Mirror

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Two Moschinos and a Furstenberg

I love bright, bold and novelty prints. That's why these graphic print dress make me so happy. I'd like one of each please.



1. Moschino











2. Diane Von Furstenberg












3. Another Fabulous Moschino

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Thrifty Finds

I love the thrill of a good thrift hunt. Whether it's a quirky new item for my desk or a vintage bag to add to my ever-expanding collection, I'm always in the mood to search for secondhand items. That's why I feel very lucky that my latest freelance job has landed me next door to the most fabulous Goodwill store. I swear, every time I go in there, something magically wonderful (like a Lagerfeld scarf or a 10-piece set of retro plates) appears.

Here are some of my recent discoveries/purchases...



1. A lovely Barneys bag I'll will be sporting all summer long.









2. A swatch from a vintage scarf.









3. Silhouettes hanging above my desk.








4. My new favorite coffee mug.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Hope in a Note



Hope Wallace's Paper Relic store includes three of my favorite things: collages, antique art and paper gifts. I'm a sucker for the dreamy, ethereal deigns that she's displayed on postcards, notecards, magnets--even ornaments. Take a look at her site and fall in love with her work


Thursday, January 12, 2006

Lists of Useless Information

Today was a list-making day at the office since there wasn't much work to do. Feel free to add your own lists to the comments section.

Products I use on my face
-Oxy face wash
-Chanel Face Lotion with SPF 30
-Benefit Galatic Shield (if trying to cover a blemish)
-Bliss Spa Sleeping Peel Serum
-Oil of Olay Hydrating Face Lotion
-DDF Sulpher Therapeutic Mask
-Sugar Face Polish Mask

Shoes on my floor
-Coach
-Kenneth Cole Reaction
-Kors
-Aldo
-Nine West

Jeans in my Closet
-James
-Paige Premium
-Gap

Books on my nightstand
-Veronica by Mary Gaitskill
-Prep by
Curtis Sittenfeld
-Mistress of Modernism: the Life of Peggy Guggenheim by Mary Dearborn

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

An Outing to "Urban"

I can't go into an Urban Outfitters without buying something. Give me 5 minutes in the store and I'll be knee-deep in chunky cardigans, kitschy tchockes and funky jewelry. I try to limit my exposure to UO to about once a week, but sadly enough, I have to pass TWO everyday on my way to and from work. Oh the irony of it all!

Here are a couple of cute things they're offering in the store.


1. Eggling, $10











2. Angel wing earrings, $16










3. Peacock shirt, $39.99

Monday, January 09, 2006

I Covet These Boots


How fabulous are these rain boots from Sigerson Morrison? I love the detailing at the toe and ankle, and the lovely kelly green color. I'm itching to buy a pair.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

What I Bought This Week

It's been awhile since I did a weekly round-up of my recent purchases. So, here they are...

1. Januarys in Boston can be full of gray days and blistering cold weather. I always find that the easiest way to lift this month's winter doldrums is with a little help from Mother Nature. I went out and bought a cute jade plant for my kitchen's windowsill today. She's a beaut. Hopefully my green thumb will kick-in soon.

2. C.O. Bigelow comes up with some of the most ingenious product ideas...like their Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine. Not only does this balm soothe dry cracking lips, but it acts as a gloss and a breath freshner too! 3 products in 1--gotta love that!

3. Now is the perfect time to start stocking up on all those those fabulous holiday items that are marked up to 75% off. I scored some very cute ornaments from Ebay for Christmas next year.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Look Who's Grown-up!

When did Pottery Barn Teen get so grown-up?? I could fill my apartment with their cute designs and not feel like I'm living in a playroom. A lot of their pieces have a Parisian flavor to them. Take a look at some of my favorite picks from their website.





1. Love this chandelier.










2. I've always wanted my own dress form!












3. These bloom bottles are so sweet.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Silhouettes

I'm really loving silhouettes these days.



1. Thomas Paul











2. Martha Bernabe










3. Amenity












4. Anthropologie.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Happy 2006!

So new years resolutions...I've certainly read enough of everyone's resolutions on the web, so I'll spare you mine...But here's a couple ideas for "changing over a new leaf" in the new year.


1.
There are good fats (olive oil, nuts) and there are bad fats (foie gras and tiramisu). But, what we all need are omega 3 fatty acids. They're good for the heart, brain, and overall health. So start serving yourself up a healthy dose of fish (watch out for the mercury though!) or if you're lazy like me take a fish oil supplement.

2.
Find yourself a tailor with "magic fingers". Perfectly fitting clothes are the definition of true chic. Ask friends and family for recommendations. You might find that you can give old, ill-fitting pieces new life for much less than it would cost to replace them.

3. Start slathering on those anti-wrinkle face products. My dears, all the better to prevent the problem then react to one. No?

4. Look cute while lazy. Treat yourself to a new pair of silk pajamas or kimono robe to lounge around the house. The pit-stained shirt and saggy sweatpants should get the boot this year.