Friday, December 30, 2005

To All My Friends in the Blogosphere
Best Wishes for a Happy New Year 2006!
And remember...they're adding an extra second for FREE!
What will you do with it?
One of the fabulous things about reading, and apparently writing, blogs is the sense of community people feel online. As people are experiencing less of a community life as they work more, groups of friends diminish and opportunities for social contact diminish. People create commnities online and create a sense of self, of who they are and who they link to. It's between friends.
Some of the relationships I've formed through blogging have been the strongest because you're communicating through pictures and the written word, and that's more powerful than sitting down together and getting drunk.
The above was a bit from a great article on blogging in the Nov 2005 issue of Australian Vogue.
If you're the resolution type send yours in confidence to vanos2000@yahoo.com and I'll send them back to you in 365!

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Vogue Nippon 2/06
Nicole Kidman
Art My Way on Ebay

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January 2006 Korean Vogue
Great Pic of Stam! Love it!
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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Karma, n. (Buddh.). Sum of a person's actions in one of his successive states of existence, viewed as deciding his fate in the next; destiny. (Oxford Dictionary)

A beautifully wrapped gift is surrounded by four pentacles. This symbology has a two-fold meaning. Initially it can be seen to represent an unexpected gift coming to you, which will bring you joy or satisfy a long cherished desire. This gift can range from something actually in the physical form or can be of an intangible nature touching the emotional and psychological. The second interpretation is the complete antithesis of the first, an unexpected expense or difficulty, one which you are not happy about as it will cause you some level of discomfort to meet. The unplanned difficulty will be such that it will inhibit or delay some other plan that you many have had, and possibly cause emotional or psychological upset.

Either way, the Four of Pentacles represents a Karmic exchange, whether it is coming in or going out. When the unexpected gift arrives you can be sure that you are being repaid for something you have given in the past, whether in this lifetime or another.

Nothing in life is free and there are no free rides. When these unexpected advantages or disadvantages happen in your life there will always be some kind of exchange taking place to attune and maintain balance in the development of the soul.

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Virgin Mobile is using Kate Moss in a British Television Commercial








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January 2006
VOGUE
Sienna Miller








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January 2006 Harper's Bazaar
Julianne Moore. She often plays women on the darker side of life, but for Julianne Moore, things could not be brighter. In the January issue of Bazaar she discusses her adventures in fashion, democratic beauty, and why it's not so hard to achieve balance after all. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Waiting Patiently for this Fendi Spy bag knock-off to go on SALE @ Urban Outfitters. I like it because it is large (19" L x 15" H) & black leather with two angled patched pockets on the front, lined with satin and has metal clasps with stud details. $128.00 Posted by Picasa
What is Vivre?
Vivre is, literally, life - life well-lived. An international shopping experience, Vivre offers a meticulously edited collection of the world's finest selections for women, men, children, the home & gifts. On trend, but never trendy. It is well worth the $10.00 biannual subscription to have this glossy catalog delivered to your doorstep. Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 19, 2005

Cath Kidston is one of England's leading designers. Her use of florals, classic, and vintage designs has earned her recognition around the world. In addition to her signature look she also adds a touch of whimsy to many of her designs. Cath made the wrapping paper (top right picture) by printing out scans of some favorite fabric designs on the computer. You could also do this by copying fabric or artwork on a color copy machine. I think this is a great idea for holiday or any occasion gift wrap. Posted by Picasa
Pianegonda is more than silver...it's the expression of a contemporary lifestyle. Pianegonda proposes jewels as objects of desire. Founded in 1994 in Venice, Italy by Frank Pianegonda, the unique lines of Pianegonda's sterling silver jewelry is all the rage. A must see for the jewelry lover.
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Friday, December 16, 2005

Charmed, I'm Sure!

Charm bracelets are once again flooding the market with new styles in all price ranges. Fashion houses Louis Vuitton and Chanel have brought the glamour back to charm bracelets, declaring them the must-have accessory for any occasion. And if the past is any indication, charm bracelets will be in style for quite sometime. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 15, 2005

December 2005 UK Vogue
Gwyneth Paltrow
And this is what we're supposed to know how to do by now:
*Shop on Ebay
*Blow dry our own hair
*Walk in stilettos
*Tip
*Ask for a pay raise
*Dance with a man elegantly
*Wear red lipstick
*Buy bras that fit
*Eat on our own in a restaurant

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Subversive Jewelry plays with the idea of the baroque philosophy that more is more, and the modern idea of deconstruction in fashion. I designed each piece of jewelry with a concept behind it, so it is both aesthetic and thoughtful. Justin Giunta

These designs are a step above thrift store fabulous, tangles of beads, charms, and antique style findings all grouped together in heavy pieces that deserve a second look if only to figure out how they were actually put together!


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I won these beautiful Chrismas tags from Primitive Tymes on Ebay. Please look at the tags Linda has listed on Ebay right now and bid on them. You'll be happy you did! Also, check out her artist blog Altered Visions to read about her latest projects. Linda is a talented artist and a very nice lady too! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I received my first Xmas Gift today...
A Nordstrom Gift Card
I'll be going shopping tonight....
Merry, Merry, Ho, Ho, Ho!
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Ilse Crawford
Modern and Emotional Design Posted by Picasa
Postsecret
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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

NY Times T Magazine
Special Issues! Posted by Picasa