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!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Designer's Guild

I am a big fan of the products that come out of Designers Guild. Founded in Chelsea, London back in the '70s, the company has achieved international renown for a wide variety of home and lifestyle products; most notably huge and varied ranges of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings, bedlinen, blankets and towels, furniture, carpets and rugs, paint, stationery and leather goods. Right now, I am loving their ultra-preppy pillows and cushions. Great design and great color choices.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Hello again!

Yes, I know it's been too long since I last posted on this blog. My life has been crazy, hectic recently. But, I am back (at least for a short while) to catch everyone up on fashion, beauty and design finds. First off, Heather at Tractenberg & Co. sent me some of her favorite beauty products for me to try out. Can I tell you how excited I was when the package arrived?? It was like Christmas in September. Inside, the box was jam-packed with amazing lines like Jaqua, Cornish Spa and Sanoflore Organic. Already, the forerunner for my favorite product is the Mint Chocolate Body Lotion from Jaqua. I love all body products that smell like dessert and this one didn't disappoint. (It smells very light and fresh, but just like an after-dinner mint.) The lotion melted into my skin immediately and didn't leave that greasy-feeling that many body lotions tend to do.

Speaking of bath and beauty products, often times, I tend to judge a product more by the packaging than what the product will actually do for me. Case in point, Sharps shampoo. Yes, this is just your normal, daily conditioning shampoo, but how cool is the product design?? In fact, all of Sharps products have great packaging. Do I know if their line really works? Nope. But, I would be willing to spend the money to find out, just so I could keep the bottles when I am done.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Felt Cuffs

Thanks to Style Hive, I have found my fall accessory staple...Kelly Mulloy's wool felt cuffs. These beauties are made from 100% wool felt with reversible closures. They come in nine different colors and each one is a unique, one-of-kind piece. I think these would be great for days that I feel like wearing all black but want a little color to make the outfit pop.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Denim Therapy

Cheaper than buying a whole new pair of Sevens. Read about it HERE.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Favorite New Website

I think people fall into two categories in life...those who love to hunt for a great bargain and those who hate to rummage through tons of duds to find a fabulous gem. I fall into the former category. I love the thrill of a good hunt. Most weekends you can find me at a thrift store searching through bins of discarded items to walk away triumphant with a handful of vintage butons, a fabulous bag, or an out-of-print art book. Now, my love for bargain shopping has gone interactive with SHOP GOODWILL. A quick tour of the website showed a pair of Kate Spade shoes selling at $30, a Japanese woodblock print selling at $10 and vintage teacups starting for as low as $1!!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

My latest obsession...

A saleswoman at the J. Crew store directed me to these Lulu Guinness inspired, peep-toe pumps this afternoon. They are heavenly. How cute would they look with a girly skirt or black pants?? Oh, but I can't see my toes lasting more than a day at the shop with these beauties strapped to my feet.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

South End Open Studios

Where: The South End
When: September 16th and 17th
Time: 11am-6pm

Over 250 artists will open up their studios to the public next weekend. Expect to see tons of clothing, ceramics, photography, sculpture and mixed media arts. Click
HERE for more details.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

I think I should play the lottery...

Just found out that in a few short weeks there will be TWO Filene's basements in Boston (and both within walking distance of my shop.) This is my lucky week. Anyone wanna come to Vegas with me :)