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!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Pier 1. Really? Yes!

In the newest issue of Lucky, the editors featured a wicker chair in a lovely shade of robin's egg blue. The piece was from none other than Pier 1 Imports. Honestly, I haven't been in the store since my college days when papasan chairs were all the rage. So, suffice it to say, it took a lot of convincing for me to log onto their website and check out their new offerings. I am happy to report that I was delighted by some of their new designs. Pier 1 really did get their act together. Here are some of my favorites.

1. Ginza Pillow

2. Ceramic and bamboo vase

3. Buddha Sculpture

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Favorite Blog of the Week: Shiny Squirrel

It's funny when you stumble across a blogger whose design tastes are so similar to your own. That's exactly what happened when by happenstance I found Shiny Squirrel on the web. Jessica's postings include her own artwork and the work of others. Her selection of design pieces and fashion choices are fresh, crisp and modern. Her posts are funny, creative and always insightful. Take a peek at her SITE and see what she's about.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I guess I am on a stationery kick...

If I owned a boutique, my little shop would be full of these beauties by Fiona Richard. Inspired by vintage ephemera, Fiona creates greeting cards, note cards and stationery that are modern, yet call to mind a bygone era. Love these! Find her work HERE.

MediaBistro Event

Hi everyone, I know there are some New England media folks who read this blog. Are any of you planning to attend the Boston MediaBistro event in July? If so, send me an email or comment to this post--I'd love to finally put faces to names. If you live in the New England area and work in media, you may be interested in learning more about the GROUP and their networking events.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Ferdinand Home Store

I received a tip from a friend about a cute little shop based in Portland, Maine. Ferdinand Home Store, is run by owner and designer, Diane Toepfer. I have a HUGE crush on her cards and stationary. Here are some of my favorites...

1. Birds in Frame card.

2. Leopard and Lady card.

3. Walking the Goose card.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Find of the Moment: Jessica Elliot

I stumbled upon the lovely work of Jessica Elliot this afternoon. (I think I remember seeing some of her work in an old issue of Lucky.) Apparently, Jessica is an actress-turned-jewelry designer who found a talent for creating some very wearable pieces. I was immediatley drawn to her lovely rings, earrings and necklaces that are vintage-inspired (surprise, surprise). Jessica's work seems to seamlessly mix touches of feminity with hints of rock and roll. Heavy and bold combines with delicate and romantic. I am posting my two favorites from her store (www.jammfactory.net/jessicaelliot/newsite/home.aspx). The rose ring is very pretty, and casting it in sterling takes away the "sickly sweet" factor. I'm also really excited about her skeleton key necklace collection. Finally-inspiration for my own antique key collection!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Dream Job...

How do I get this JOB?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Seattle Recommendations?

Hey everyone, I am heading out to Seattle this weekend for work. Can anyone recommend any cute stores or lunch spots near the UW campus that I should check-out during my trip? THANKS!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Magazines Galore!

If you read this blog regularly, you may know that I have a wee bit (too put it midly) of an addiction to magazines. Domino? Check. Blueprint? Got it! Lucky? Next. Nylon? Yup... Unfortunately, that's just the tip of the iceberg....But, sometimes all these magazines tend to look the same. So, I was super excited to see that BUYOLYMPIA is now featuring magazines on their amazing website. My new favorites include "Kitchen Sink Magazine: For People Who Think Too Much" and "Hamburger Eyes Photo Magazine: A Coffee Table Photo Magazine." I guess I can add two more zines to my overflowing magazine stand.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Best find of the week!

Scrapatorium's Vintage Pins, $8. Get them HERE.

Love me three times

I love Derek Lam's spring collection three times over.

1. Reason Number One

2. Reason Number Two

3. And Reason Number Three

Monday, June 12, 2006

Oh WOW! Vintage Sale

Okay, I am not very good at keeping secrets. This dress is a sneak peek at my next vintage collection. But, before my new items go up for sale, I am offering a couple of vintage beauties at HUGE discount prices--We're talking up to 50% off!! So, hurry and check it out.

Cupcake Party

Johnny Cupcake has moved into town. Smitten by his cupcake shirts, I went onto his website to see what else I could find....I think I hit the motherload. Look what he is offering!

Cupperwear Party
How it Works:

-We choose & agree on a date & time.
-You make fun invitations, send out e-mails, & make phone calls.
-Gather a bare minimum of 15ish people, (or TONS more...the more the
-You bake cupcakes and other party favors.
-I drive the cupcake mobile to your home, school, class, salon,
boutique, dorm, etc..
-I set up/display a large portion of my Johnny Cupcakes collection.
-All goods are sold at a discount / Cupperwear party rate.
-You all get to shop.
-For hosting the Cupperwear party, you'll get a FREE gift of your

Please Boston gals, we NEED to have a cupcake party!!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

How I Spent My Weekend...

1. Finally bringing the plants out for some sunshine!

2. Making cute but totally unnecessary purchases at Anthropologie.

3. Playing with my new rubber stamps.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Hurray! New Stationery from Kate Spade

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Creating Craft

Maybe it's my voyeuristic side, or maybe it's my crafty side--maybe it's both...but I love to see where people create art and how they organize a working space. I have collected a number of pictures of creative working spaces. Each time I look at them, I am inspired to decorate and organize my little desk space a little better. One book that I am dying to buy from Amazon is Where Women Create : Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women. Looks like this book is right up my alley!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Name that Accessory...

Enough already with celebrities getting bags, shoes, and every other clothing accessory known to man named after them. I thought it would be fun to see if any designers have used my namesake on their creations. (Sienna bag and Gwyneth jeans be damned!) Here's what I found...I am warning you now, the results are very, very sad.

1. The Kappa Nikki Bag. Ugh, it looks like they stuck mud flaps from a semi truck onto this duffel.

2. The Nikki Vegetraian Loafer. Hmm, not my style at all. I require-- at a minimum-- three inch heels at all times, and usually something strappy.

3. Fiore's Nikki Hobo. I usually like Isabelle Firoe's over-the-top purses, but this tote just doesn't do it for me. I'm not a huge fan of the turquoise beading either.

Three strikes! Hey Hermes, Fendi, and Marc- feel free to use me as your muse next time your stuck on what to name your next "it" creation!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Free Fridays: More Goodness at My Store!

Hello my darling readers-

As I will away from my computer much of the day tomorrow, you get the benefit of my Friday post now! I'm so excited about launching
my new store that I'm offering up free stuff to my blog readers. (It is my Free Friday post after all!!)

When you purchase a vintage item from Ebay enter "Free Fridays" at my checkout. You'll get a free gift with your purchase. It could be a zine or two, some lovely stationary, or a vintage teacup - WHO KNOWS! But it's free and free is awesome!