Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Also, check out my cool ring. My friend made it from hot glue by making little circles of glue on a slab of marble.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Lizstomania, by Phoenix
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Homemade Candy Corn
- makes about one pound of candy corn -
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup salted butter
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/3 cup powdered milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
red and yellow food coloring
1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the sifted confectioners' sugar and powdered milk. Set to the side.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Once it reaches the boiling point, reduce heat to medium and continue stirring for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the vanilla extract and remove from heat.
3. Add the confectioners' sugar and powdered milk mixture to the wet ingredients; stir well until the mixture is thoroughly incorporated and smooth.
4. Let the dough cool until it is firm enough to handle, about 30 minutes to an hour (I just let it cool in the saucepan).
5. Divide the dough into three equal parts and set each third into a separate bowl. Add 2 to 3 drops of yellow food coloring to one dish, one drop of red and two drops of yellow to another dish, and leave the remaining dish uncolored. Knead the dough to which you have added food coloring until the color is even (you may want to use gloves to ensure that you don't stain yourself). If the dough is feeling very soft or sticky, you may want to chill the dough for about 20 minutes in the refrigerator before proceeding with the next steps.
6. On top of a sheet of waxed paper or parchment paper, use your hands to roll each color of dough into a long, slender rope. You can roll it out to your desired thickness: for larger candies, make each rope thicker; for smaller candies, make each rope thinner.
7. Line the three ropes of dough together: white, orange, and yellow. To ensure that they will stick together, lay a piece of waxed paper on top and give them a very gentle rolling with a rolling pin. You just want to adhere them, not to flatten them.
8. Using a very sharp knife, cut the dough into triangles. Keep a damp cloth nearby so that you can wipe off the knife if it begins to get a candy residue. This method will result in half a batch of traditionally colored candy corn and half a batch with yellow tips (it's OK—they taste the same). Let the finished kernels sit for an hour or two (do not stack them on top of one another as they will stick together!) to become firm.From Cakespy
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Until then, I have searched the surface (there are so many collages to choose from) and brought you my favorites so far. Notice my love of Taylor Momsen? Did anyone remember her from How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Hint: Cindy Lou-Who.
(LOUBS guys, need I say more)
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
(It's a lot pinker & sparklier in person... very princess-y in fact.)
By the way, these Jac Vanek bracelets are growing on me. A few girls at school have been wearing Vanek bracelets for a while now and at first I thought they were really lame, but they could be good with the right outfit (and this shirt, ha). But Miley & Mandy jumping on the band wagon gives me doubts.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
White Rabbits - Percussion Gun - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.
White Rabbits - Rudie Fails - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.
I couldn't pick just one!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
All images: style.com
Sunday, October 4, 2009
at Derek Lam.
at Marc Jacobs.
I'm in lust with these looks. Really, you could see me rocking all of these in the halls of our high school. No joke. I would kill for the boots. I'll take them in black, please. And everyone knows my love of bows. Haha, that rhymes. Okay, I'm a dork. Just look at the pics now.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Despite the Dior spring 2010 r-t-w being predominantly lingerie-like, I liked a handful of Galliano's designs . To give a bit of background, "he seized his advantage, melding a soft, delightfully thought-out version of the idea into a show with a forties film noir theme. Galliano said he found the cinematic cue while thinking about Lauren Bacall... That central character—a provocative, smoldering femme fatale with a side-parted, over-one-eye hairdo and red lips—gave him free reign to script a wardrobe narrative. It started with abbreviated wartime trenchcoats, flipped through silver lamé dresses, arrived at a sequence in which the heroine is seen in her scanties, and then followed her out to make a drop-dead entrance in some nightclub or other." (Style.com)
More to come regarding Fall Fashion Weeks in the near future.