Thursday, September 10, 2009

South Philadelphia Murals


I don't know about you, but I love looking at murals. A bit (or a lot!) of the artist shows through, making each one unique. Some are funny, others political, but they all carry a message of some sort. When I look at them, I think of the culture of Philly... and then I start thinking clothes.








Bright colours mixed with black, bold prints, and whimsy, these murals make me think of fashion! Like these outfits:
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All fashion scans are from cherrypop. All photos are by Miakoda.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Rose House: Elegant Style

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If you ever happen to be in the downtown area of Flushing, New York, do yourself a favor and stop by Rose House. Located in Queens Crossing, it is incredibly easy to get to from the 7 train. Rose House is just gorgeous. When you walk in, the heady smell of fresh roses sweeps over you, as you can feast your eyes on all the rich dark wood, cans of teas, beautiful china, and comfortable looking chairs. When you settle into one of these chairs, a menu boasting a wide variety of tea, and some food is placed in front of you. It's a little hard to decide, when everything looks so good.

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It's inspiring to sit in Rose House, drinking tea out of their fancy cups, and makes one want to add that little touch elegance to their wardrobe. Like a pair of gloves, like these, from Romantic Victorian Home:

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Or one of these accessories, from Victorian trading company:
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Of course, these ladies, whom I dined with, are already perfectly elegant:
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