glamourai

March 16, 2011 5 Comments

So occasionally I am behind on things. BIG things. Like I didn't get around to trying a strawberry until I was 21 years old. And I still haven't seen Ghostbusters or Full House. And yet again, this morning, I discovered I was embarrassingly late to the party... The Glamourai party. Apparently this amazingly chic blog has been around since 2008. Woops. While I scrambled through her gorgeous outfit posts to get caught up so I'd be hip and in-the-know, I found this one in particular to be illustration worthy. I love her short hair and her crazy necklace with that neutral-ish out fit. (see previous post to get caught up on how much I like bright accents on otherwise simple outfits) And the scrawled proclamation of love behind her took me back to my days of eating gelato studying in Rome. Occasionally while wandering the beautifully decrepit cobblestone streets I'd notice "buongiorno principessa" scratched graffiti-style into one of the equally beautifully decrepit store fronts or church walls. I always loved that. Because before going to Italy I only imagined Italians said things like "buongiorno principessa" and figured it was too cliche to actually be true. But luckily Italy's collective testosterone level prevents it from having any sense of irony or cliche and everyone actually does go around screaming 'ciao bella' and 'buongiorno principessa' at everyone else and scratching it on church walls. Ohh l'amore! #RAMBLING #sorry Anyway, thank you to the glamourai for providing such a cool piece of inspiration for me today!

Posted in Buongiorno Principessa, Fashion, Italy, The Glamourai, The Sketch Book


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Jennifer
Jennifer

July 25, 2014

I love all your work, but this is probably one of my favorites because she looks just like me! You should definitely do some more short haired girls!

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

You mentioned pretty much all of my favorite things in this post. Strawberries, Full House, Italy, fashion, gelato…

Seriously? Didn’t try a strawberry til 21? That is crazy! And classic 80’s hits such as Full House and Ghostbuster’s…very necessary for anyone that was young in the 80’s. If only for Uncle Jesse. He was so hot.

chloe
chloe

July 25, 2014

hey that “i love you so much” wall is in Austin!

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

yay! I’ll do some more!

Mary
Mary

July 25, 2014

Now i want jeans with deep cuffs, even if they do make my legs look stumpy.

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