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, October 26, 2006

Store Closing...

Just to let everyone know who has written to me, I have closed my vintage shop. It was getting to be a bit too much juggling the store with the "real" brick and mortar shop that I manage. Thanks everyone for their support with my endeavor. I will continue to blog from this site when I find new and interesting designers.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Hey Miki You're So Fine!

I am loving the illustrations of Miki Amano, a Japanese illustrator and textile designer who was trained at Parsons School of Design. Her designs are out-of-the-box ideas that really resonate with me. And, apparently, I am not the only one enamored with Miki. Her work has been featured in Elle, Nylon, Jane, YM, and Bust. Love her stuff!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Blog of the Week: Juniper Designs

I love when people leave comments on my blog. Not only does it let me know that someone out there--somewhere-- is reading my stuff, but it allows me to find some really interesting and creative poeple. Jen at JUNIPER DESIGNS visited my website recently. She left a comment, which prompted me to click on her name and see what she was blogging about over in her neck of the worldwide wide. What I found was a super cool jewerly and soon-to-be home designer with a killer instinct for finding unique and interesting art and design. Check out her blog. It is bursting with great ideas.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Take that New York!

For the first time...(in about ummmm FOREVER) Boston receives the first U.S. store of a major international designer. That's right, Marimekko is coming to Cambridge!! After reading about the soon-to-be opening in the Boston Globe I nearly fell off my deskchair. Last March, the company launched a campaign of flagship stores internationally located in Japan, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, and Belgium. These so-called "concept" stores sell exclusively Marimekko products and Marimekko Cambridge is the first US store to be part of the initiative. (Yes, there is an existing Marimekko store in New York but it is not considered a concept store.) So ha! Boston isn't sooo behind the times (at least we're in the 21st century at this point.)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Stupid Funny

Sometimes, I think I have the humor of a thirteen year old boy. Gross out jokes and stupid punch lines make me laugh. Take for instance, UNCOOKED CARDS. I find Natalie and Armand's (the creators of the card line) humor very clever and completely immature ( and so would a prepubescent boy). These cards are not meant to be sappy, run-of-the-mill salutations. And, that is exactly why I think they are brillant. Check them out and let me know what you think.