{inspire} mad men style – betty draper

The new season of Mad Men starts on Sunday and I cannot wait!  I’m a huge fan of the show, and of course, the clothes!  I think that January Jones gets the best fashions.  Here are some of my favorite looks.

Remember when she and Don went to Italy last season??  One of my favorite episodes. Ever.  It was so sexy.  And January looked AMAZING.  The hair and the jewelry are to die for.

Other fantastic looks from last season…

Is anyone else out there hopelessly wishing that Don and Betty will reconcile this season?? *sigh*

images from amctv.com.


July 21, 2010. inspire. Leave a comment.

{inspire} vintage swim

Loving these vintage images of bathing beauties.

July 15, 2010. inspire. 1 comment.

{inspire} Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

I just downloaded the new book Furious Love about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and I cannot get enough!  I’ve always loved reading the biographies of the great old movie stars, and the Taylor/Burton story is so over-the-top, so passionate, so dramatic…  These are people who lived large, and I am loving reliving every minute of it.  Also, this book features never before published love letters from Burton to Taylor.  It’s so incredibly romantic…

and, ahem, Mr. Burton gave Ms. Taylor some pretty incredible jewels…


Images from here, here, here, here, here, here.

July 13, 2010. inspire. 1 comment.

{inspire} pink peonies

Peonies are my absolute favorite flower so I was super excited when I saw them at Whole Foods over the weekend. I will be buying them every week until the season is over!

photos taken by me with the ShakeItPhoto app for iphone.

May 10, 2010. inspire. 2 comments.

{inspire} funny girl

My grandma passed away last week.  One of the things I will always remember about her is how much she loved movies.  She introduced us to all the great old musicals when we were kids.  She loved Barbra Streisand, and Funny Girl was one of her favorites.  I love this movie.  I think that it is funny and glamorous and it always makes me think of my grandma.  Barbra looked great in this movie.  I love the hair, the makeup, and the costumes.

And I love when Barbra sings “Sadie, Sadie Married Lady” because my grandma called me Sadie.

April 20, 2010. inspire. 1 comment.

{inspire} an education

I FINALLY watched the movie An Education the other night and it was fantastic.  I loved the coming of age story, the acting was fabulous, the music was dead on, and the clothes were so much fun.  The dresses, the hair, the jewelry.  I am obsessed.


I may need to buy this one on DVD. I just loved it.

April 8, 2010. inspire. 3 comments.

{inspire} eloise corr danch

I saw Eloise’s work on frolic and fell in love.  I’ve never met a big flower I didn’t like, and I adore these paper versions.  I think I need one of the chandeliers.

April 5, 2010. inspire. 1 comment.

{inspire} christian louboutin patent bianca slingback

I am DYING over these Christian Louboutin Patent Leather Bianca Slingbacks.  They come in black and black/coral, but I am loving the nude/yellow combination.  They are absolutely gorgeous and I’d wear them with everything (which only seems appropriate when they go for $755).

They seem to be sold out everywhere in this color combo (not that I was going to order them, don’t worry, hubby).

March 30, 2010. inspire. 1 comment.

{inspire} penguin classics – coralie bickford-smith

Have you seen these Penguin Classics with cover art by Coralie Bickford-Smith?  They are beautiful.  I’m a nook devotee, but these really aren’t for reading.  I think they are for admiring on a lovely bookshelf.

I’ve seen these for sale in Anthropologie and on Amazon.  I would like one of each!

March 18, 2010. inspire. 3 comments.

ballet-{inspire}d martha stewart weddings

This spread from the latest Martha Stewart Weddings is breathtaking.  When I was a little girl, I planned on wearing pointe shoes for my wedding and dancing down the aisle!  Of course, that didn’t happen when I actually got married, but the idea of the ballerina bride is certainly whimsical and beautiful.

This behind the scenes video is lovely.

And here are some images:

March 12, 2010. inspire. Leave a comment.

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