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Monday, July 17, 2006

  Monday Morning Mirth  

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1. Take a bottle of cheap vodka out of the refrigerator.

2. Have a cool buddy like Lourdes Lopez send you to eBay and see the Find of a Lifetime for $4.95!

3. Really ROFLOL because the Seller’s handle is Cubbiesdugout!

4. It could be, it might be, It is! A home run!

bonus tickle: the Cozy actually has a beautiful woven label that says *Cynthia Rowley*…

Amy writes: “I remember getting the cozy in the Sunday Trib several years ago (when I wasn’t knitting much) – I think it went in the Goodwill bag back then.”

Gaile: “Interesting stuff… I don’t think my family would appreciate cozies on the booze. That would be one step too many in getting to the product in the bottle!”

Leave favorite Vodka Cocktail recipes below…


Thursday, July 13, 2006

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Somewhere along the line, my brain came to a conclusion. This conclusion was neither original or difficult but certainly was compelling…

The Conclusion: Must Have More Yarn!

The next thing I know, one itchy trigger finger later, I was the lucky owner of the ginourmous bag of Sonata (elann) cotton you see above. It has Chesnut Brown, Sage Silver, Navy, etc. etc. etc. Oh and a littel Pesto to top it off. These are all destined for transitional tops…

And even though the Mighty DSL Pipeline is making my head swim (omg, I can now catch up on all of the Podcasts!!!) it has also opened up new horizons of content.

For instance: Pantone’s Fall 2006 Color Report – downloads in about 3 sec. (right click on the dress on the right side bar). YaHAAAA!

OR: cruise Style.com’s Couture Reports like they were pages flipping on my lap!

So far, my favorite is the Collection offered by Proenza Schouler which you can see here.

Most compelling for me? The Color.

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N.A.V.Y.

I believe the Report calls it *Bijou Blue* [Pantone 18-3921] and the look it creates paired with Black anything is fabulous. They show it with Black leather; Black chiffon; Black taffeta. Hmmm. But of course, I’ve always been in love with Black.


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

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Congratultions to Karen T, who blithely quickly
with the speed of light
submitted the following:

1 – Cozy
2 – V.I. Warshawski: Victoria Iphigenia “Vic” Warshawski is a fictional character in a series of detective novels and short stories by Sara Paretsky. She is a gritty Chicago private investigator.

What is insanely cool about this, and forgive me if this is general knowledge, but this cozy was designed by Cynthia Rowley (!) and photographed in her apartment in N.Y.C. !!

Pardon me, but if anybody was to come over to Chez Chic today to shoot anything, they would have to:

1. Send in the Clowns to clear away all the extra *prop* material cluttering up this circus…

2. Send in the Stylists to make me Look Fabulous! I was in a commercial once and went through complete stage make-up for my scene – even though I was driving a truck (!) and YOU COULDN’T EVEN SEE ME because it was a night shoot! What was extraordinary was that most of the men who see me every day suddenly were hovering and flirting around my Painted Self as if I was a Brand New TOY.

[Cheap Factoid: did you know Toy was a Scottish term for a headdress of linen or woolen hanging down over the shoulders and formerly worn by old women of the lower classes? I believe Toys might have been what models were wearing in this Spring's Rowan mag or]

NOT that kind of toy – but did all that attention drive me deep into the Halls of MAC forevermore? Not likely, my friends – although that night I most resembled the model labeled *Tr

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