Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Rocketeer + Jackets

Last night, KC & I watched one of his favorite childhood movies, The Rocketeer. Bill Campbell is looking kind of old-ish these days, but back in the day (1991) he was "such a stud". (KC's words, not mine.) But how rad is that jacket?

There's a place that produces/sells an exact replica, called the Rocket Jacket. I prefer the Jet Jacket (below) which is a modification of it. And 300 Canadian dollars cheaper.

I think, however, we'll leave the rocket jacket to the stud in 1991- I'd prefer mine in this jacket (as seen on The Sartorialist):

Monday, January 21, 2008

Wedding Inspiration : Mélangerie Inc.

I haven't been super impressed by or excited about the majority of the wedding invitations I've seen- so many of them are really beautiful, but they just don't feel right for us. And the ones I do like I'm struggling to take inspiration from because of how far out of our budget they are.

But I came across these this morning from Mélangerie Inc.:

Here's what the ladies of Mélangerie had to say about it:

Julie & Jake’s Wedding

Julie and Jake met through a series of fortuitous events, which inspired us to base their wedding event identity on the concept of time. Their New Year’s Eve nuptials are announced through this accordion folded invitation. Illustrious clocks and pertinent information are silk-screened onto deep chocolate cover stock.

Also featured here is a gift for Jake & Julie’s guests: a mix CD of the bride and groom’s favorite songs related to time. Other event details we have designed for Jake & Julie’s wedding include: New Year’s Resolution Cards that guests will fill out and have mailed back to them one year from the wedding date, as well as customized welcome gifts for guests’ hotel rooms.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Wedding Inspiration : J. Crew Dresses

How cute is this for a 4-year-old bridesmaid? Of course, these decisions depend on a lot of other things that need to come first, but I came across this today & couldn't resist. Yum. I'll take one for me too.

It's no secret that I have a thing for J. Crew... love these (and the yellow color):

& I'm not opposed to using pattern, if not in the dress, then in the accessories:
I'm sure our mothers would die, but how rad would it be to have a floral printed bridesmaid dress?

Friday, January 18, 2008

Wedding Inspiration : Sean Lennon

I ripped this out of Fashion Rocks Magazine a while back and have been drooling over it since. I really love his outfit- the pieces themselves and the mix of colors & patterns in the pants, tie & shirt. I can't wait to start looking for KC's wedding attire.

Oh, and Jonathan thought the girl in the boat (Irina Lazareanu) was me. The bangs I guess? Very funny, but I'll take what I can get- even if it is from an 8 year old boy.

I've been watching videos of her & I actually kind of love her, but Sean's voice is a little whiny for me.... but, uh, here's "me" hangin' with 'ol Sean-y boy & Karl Lagerfeld at the Chanel show:

um.... yeah. Sorry 'bout that. Like I said.... cool suit.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My baby's home!

er..... my computer that is.

This makes me WAY happier than it should. But I've been without my laptop all year and yesterday this message appeared on the site:
And much dancing and joy entailed.

Honestly, Apple really let me down on this one. I had 2 really bad experiences with the geniuses, and said so in my response to their follow-up e-mail. So trip number 3 (for the same problem) I had a great genius and their manager came out and talked to me. But THEN I had to send my laptop off to Austin.... and after no change in the status for two weeks called the support line; the person said "oh it's been sitting waiting on a part. i'll put out a worldwide alert for this part. you should see a change on monday." Okay. So, if I hadn't called, would the part have come? Don't think so. But, never mind that, I was super excited that it came home today. Except... open box.... move packing material..... reveal my shiny MacBook Pro........ with a big scratch right on top. Nice job, Apple. Thanks a lot.

However, this may be even more ridiculous:
That's right, friends. 247 e-mails in 17 days.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Winter Break : Pete + Gloria's Wedding! (more)

A couple more pictures:

Bridesmaids luncheon : Benihana

The reception:

Saying goodbye

Winter Break : Pete + Gloria's Wedding!

Yay! So happy for my brother & new sister-in-law. It was a reallllly fantastic wedding. The ceremony was beautiful & I know our families had so much fun at the reception. Congrats, guys! Love you both!

The photographer : Adrienne Kimbrell