Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hide and Chic...

If you remember back to early 2003, the SARS epidemic became a matter of intense public concern and people sought to protect themselves from airborne germs by wearing surgical masks. The image at left featuring model Eva Herzigova with a Louis Vuitton SARS mask appeared and was quickly exposed as a fashion hoax.

With the current buzz about Swine Flu and people again seeking surgical masks to avoid contacting the virus, we thought we'd take a reprieve to the lighter side of things with some mask fashion actually from the Autumn/Winter 2009 runways. Most of these won't do much in warding off the virus, but they sure look sweet...

Mint Designs

h.Naoto by Naoto Hirooka
photo by...Kiyoshi Ota

Richard Nicoll

photo by...Marcio Madeira

Nina Ricci
photo by...Marcio Madeira

Nina Ricci
photo courtesy of...Alexandre Herchcovitch

Jean Paul Gaultier
photo by...Monica Feudi/GoRunway

Jean Paul Gaultier
photo by...Greg Kessler

Junya Wantanabe
photo by...Imaxtree

What We're Loving this Week...

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from top, left to right...
1 } Catching Faeries Print by The Curious Nomad 2 } Marionette Print by Illustration by Gosia 3 } Double Bow Brooch by AAlicia Accessories 4 }Lirio Top by Zelaya 5 } Teacup and Saucer w. Bird by Vessels and Wares 6} Nicole Bloom Ring Pillow by 5eizen 7 }Birdie Happy Birthday Greeting Card by RavenX 8 } Lita and the TeaCup Full of Birds Original Art by RavenX

Monday, April 27, 2009

Love It or Hate It?

Kim Kardashian, known for her gorgeous long brunette locks as well as her curvy shape, recently lightened up and went blonde! Do you like...?

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Really it's just a wig from a photo shoot she did this
past weekend, but she’s contemplating the BIG change for real to this colour made popular by Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. ...And, YES, colour, length change or getting bangs IS a BIG deal to us women and requires some heavy contemplation.

Our thoughts...
We think she looks a little TOO much like a Beyonce wanna-be with it, but with that gorgeous face, she looks great either way.

“I did a fabulous photo shoot this weekend and they put this hair piece on! I haven’t taken it off since, because I’m really loving the look.”

Check out her look before and after {below} and then let us know what YOU think?

BEFORE...with her gorgeous dark brunette locks

AFTER...with her new blonde wig
Do you love Kim’s new look or not?

Shop Update This Friday...

I've been getting emails from a lot of you pretty little blog stalkers, so I thought I'd check in to let you know that I'm still alive and apologise for being MIA lately. We took longer than anticipated to recover from our show last weekend and are still filling orders and getting back into the swing of things again.

I'll have a shop update this Friday, so if you weren't able to make it to the show, you'll finally get to see all of my new paintings
, including my new piece "I Will Know When I Get There" {left}.
So, be sure to check into my shop on Friday!

Thanks again for all the love...I miss you guys too!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Brewery Artwalk THIS WEEKEND...April 18th & 19th

Screw Cochella...Come to see us at the at our studio THIS weekend for the Los Angeles Brewery Artwalk!


My show "I will Know When I Get There" features five new paintings, including the one on the left. There will also be more limited edition yummy soy candles, greeting cards, magnet sets and more for you to enjoy!
Oh, and since all of my soy candle scents are all limited edition, many of the scents are on their last run, which means once they sell out, they will no longer be available. So, stop by Artwalk, stock up and save on shipping. Plus, I'll be offering a lot of specials for Artwalk guests only.
*All new work from my show will be for sale in my shop next week, so please check back!

"I Will Know When I Get There" by Patricia Lucas
Acrylic, Ink and Paper on Panel, 2009


"Sixth Street" by Mike Pedersen

Mike's show entitled "6:15" features his new work in fine art photography. It's just amazingly gorgeous {as usual}...and you will LOVE every image.
Of course, he'll have his other fine art pieces from past shows there too...and some Artwalk specials too!

Go here to check out his website:

Address: Our studio is located at 620 Moulton Avenue, Studio #209, Los Angeles 90031
Show days and times: Saturday, April 18th & Sunday, April 19th, 11am - 6pm

We hope to see you at the show!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pretty Things...Hair

This is our pick for hair style of the moment...long with bangs.

Nothing new, but it's a very flattering cut that frames the face beautifully.

Variations shown here on Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez, with a third option that's a bit more fun and "punky".

We're calling the salon now to schedule an appointment...LOVE!

Last photo...Savoie Hair

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pretty Things Fashion Inspiration... Sarah Seven

Sarah Seven

With a deep desire for the romance and simple decadence of the femininity from bygone eras, Portland designer Sarah Seven is able to create unique pieces that are vintage inspired yet modern.

Her collections feature yummy blossoming ruffles, delicate fabrics, and flowing layers in silk, wool, linens, cotton voile as well as recycled vintage fabrics.

Photos...Zachary Bascom

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to you, my Pretties!

...Hope yer having a lovely day!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

What We're Loving this Week...

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from top, left to right...
1 } Blind Faith Print by Mikiep 2 } Rabbit Dance Print by Iris Schwarz 3 } Handmade Silk Bloom Headband/Comb by Myra Kim 4 }Crafty Bird Print by Geninne 5 } Creeping in Her Uniform Print by Kat Hannah 6 } Caged Dice Earrings by Kat Roman
7 }Yummy Soy Candles by RavenX 8 } Worship Print by RavenX

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pretty Things Fashion...Wedding Dresses

Balbec Gown by Carolina Herrera - $7,990.00

One Shoulder Feather Gown by Jim Hjelm - $3,500.00

Lace Applique A-Line Gown by Oleg Cassini for David's Bridal - $900.00

Floral Embroidered Cocktail Dress by Tara Keely - $2,190.00

Bardot Gown by Carolina Herrera - $3,490.00

Floral Crumb-Catcher Gown by Jim Hjelm - $3,685.00

Floral Crumb-Catcher Gown by Priscilla of Boston - $3,800.00

Quarry Gown by Lela Rose - $4,895.00

Warning: Curves Ahead

We're happy to announce that curves are finally back...and it's about time!

After years and years of anorexic models gracing the editorial pages of magazines, it seems that editors are finally realising that not
everyone respects and admires the stick thin, perfectly PhotoShopped {unrealistic} body type they've been spoon-feeding us.

Australian Harper's Bazaar features 'plus-sized' model Crystal Renn posing in sexy bustiers, strappy dresses, and sheer lingerie. The BEST part? Crystal used to be anorexic {!} and is living proof that being comfortable in your own skin is always more attractive than being PhotoShopped to perfection.

photos...Luis Sanchis