Thursday, March 29, 2012

Inspiration images: Jazz

I love jazz...images that inspires me..Ella, Billie, and Louie...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Another extravaganza event!

So, having a huge family, we always have parties, events going on. I was hanging out with my girlfriend yesterday, and she saw on facebook that I posted pictures of another family gathering party. She said "Geez April, another many events you got going on?" A LOT....

The one that I'm excited about that is coming up, is my baby cousin's Birthday extravaganza at the Disney hotel. I cannot wait for this event. Maybe it's because I kind of miss Disneyland and always wanted to stay at the hotel rooms over there. Then I got excited dressing up for this event! No, I'm not going to dress like one of the disney characters and be a PRINCESS, even though that would be awesome. But I am inspired by the Disney characters to make a modern, up to date look of a Disney princess. So I thought I shared this look to my fellow friends:
Classy looking dress from Modcloth. Love this dress with the bow..I'm really into bows lately.
Anthropologie shoes. Modern day Cinderella shoes.

Statement brooch. Either on your dress, or even put it in your hair!

And of course, a cute clutch or bag. This, is what I bought today. So excited to bust this Kate Spade purse in public (sorry got a little excited and I talk pretty ghetto when I get excited).

Inspiration: 50's cocktail dresses. I love the classic look.
Modern day Cinderella. LOVE THE HEELS!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mantel decor

So my friend recently bought a house and has some trouble decorating her mantel. How do you decorate a mantel? For me, I easily know what I like to put up, either a mirror or an artwork, but then as I researched about decorating, I stumble upon Honey and Fitz blog and her guidelines is so smart and easy. Create a visual triangle! Center a large piece of art, or mirror, and then add some decor on the mantel that makes it a visual triangle! Easy peezy!!

And, as a lighting designer, it would make the mantel more unique if you add some lights. Ideally, wall sconces framing the mirror or artwork, but you can also be unique with it.