sock bun

May 15, 2012 10 Comments

This week I'm preparing for the National Stationery Show. I love taking this time out of my normal schedule to indulge in all the crafting/DIY adventures that it takes to build a trade show booth design. It's definitely a hair-up, old-tshirt-on kind of week. I love it! Especially because I've recently discovered the SOCK BUN. I think I may be the late to the sock bun party, because when I typed "sock bun" into pinterest about fifteen thousand examples of how to make one came up. But... In case you don't know about this marvelous hair management technique: Step one: cut the toe off a sock and roll it into a "doughnut" shape Step two: Put the doughnut on your pony tail, about half way down and spread the hair around it. Tuck the ends of your hair under the sock doughnut and roll it down into the most perfect bun you have ever seen. Step three: enjoy the jealous stares

Posted in DIY, Inslee, National Stationery Show, Sock Bun, The Sketch Book

Stationery Show: The Arrival

May 14, 2011 4 Comments

Hi from NYC! Yesterday was wildly productive for NSS prepping. Here is our before picture (check out my mom's buff yoga arms) and about an hour - I'm serious ONE hour - later this was the "after" scene. Are we efficient or what!? be amazed. if you think this was easy to construct... it wasn't. Look how thrilled I am with my DIY project and my new official NSS badge necklace... look at that face. So full of hope and pride. Who wouldn't buy cards from me? Ok guys, today is the final set up day! I hope we finish early so I can snoop around all the other amazing booths. There is seriously so much incredible inspiration and creativity jam-packed into this place. Its a hot bed of attention to detail and I couldn't be more excited to explore.

Posted in DIY, Inslee By Design, Javits Center, National Stationery Show, News and Events, NSS

Golden... Man Repellers

January 17, 2011 6 Comments

Goodmorning! So let me guess. Right now you are groggily dragging yourself through your daily blog wanderings and you are getting smacked in the face by picture after picture of Olivia Wilde. Which brings me to my first question of the week - when did Olivia Wilde get so important? I think it happened somewhere in between when she decided to wear the entire market supply of brown tulle to the globes and when she was the first person to show up on the red carpet. I decided to take the road less traveled on this monday after the globes and instead show you my three favorite looks from The Man Repeller this past season: From braving the cold, to getting street styled to strutting about in a birdlike evening gown, this lady is amazing. here she is wearing Carolina Herrera Mongolian fur and... wearing (among many other things) a DIYed Hermes scarf turband, Alexander Wang shoes and TOMTOM jewelry... and finally ready to enjoy an evening of celibacy most elegantly in a H&M DIYed gown and Valentino shoes. So there you have it, my top three style picks from the Golden Repeller. I'll probably break down and later post some plunging Anne Hathaway backlines just for good measure!

Posted in Alexander Wang, Anne Hathaway, Carolina Herrera, DIY, golden globes, H&M, Hermes, Mongolian Fur, Olivia Wilde, red carpet, the man repeller, The Sketch Book, TOMTOM, Valentino