Thursday, August 20, 2009

Weekend Links.

What are you up to this weekend friends? Tonight I have a work/school-related party to attend {hope it will be fun!} On Saturday, I will be spending the afternoon with my grandmother and my great-aunt for a bit of lunch and some belated-birthday shopping. I also have to finish up all of the preparations for my class -- I start teaching on Tuesday. I can't believe it is that time again! Aside from that, I hope to be able to play some tennis with the boy, give myself a mani/pedi with my new MAC Illegal Purple polish {a birthday gift from my friend Emma}, and try out this Bon Appetit recipe for Baked tomatoes with cheese! Hope your weekend is a lovely one! Here are some links I enjoyed discovering this week:

::A new collection of gloriously retro shoes with a 1920's vibe from Chie Mihara {to go with my flapper dream-dress!}

::The new Fall line by Willow is seriously sexy and scrumptious!

::The Wholestyle Manifesto at Jaka's Tea Party is a much-needed revision of what "style" really means.

::The Dog Books Project by Melissa McDaniel is raising money for dog rescues. Pre-order yours now!

::I'm a huge Quentin Tarantino fan, and I'm uber-excited about his new film coming out today: Inglorious Bastards.

::One of the most innovative ideas I've seen in a while: shadow jewelry by Maiko Takeda.

Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions {a group made up of the former lead singer of Mazzy Star and a member of My Bloody Valentine} will be releasing a new --and moody -- album in the Fall.

::I'm not a camper...I hate bugs, and heat, and I LOVE my bed. But, this chic campsite in the French countryside could definitely persuade me to change my mind and "rough it" for a bit!


Brigid said...

My weekend plans involve sleeping, making jewelry, two birthday parties, and figuring out what to do with all this yellow watermelon (which, yes, does taste pretty much just like the pink kind, but it has a better texture).

lisa butterworth said...

totally coveting that purple nail polish!! i've been rocking neon orange all summer but that is the perfect transition for fall...i may just have to bite your style ;)

and a belated happy birthday to you!

{Tara} said...

Brigid -- I'm kinda curious about the watermelon...might have to experiment!

Lisa -- it is so pretty!! Feel free to bite my style ;)

Sam said...

Ooh goody! Links a plenty!! Sounds like you have a glorious weekend lined up. I'm going to be immersing myself in Mad Men series Two and drawing!

Maggie said...

I'm just reading your post about Femme Fatale(Sorry I'm a bit behind on my blog reading!). I put a Velvet Underground cover on my blog the other day! It's by Beck and he has a cover of Femme Fatale on his website along with several other of their songs. You should give it a listen!

Braindance said...

It is indeed my cousin, I had a Sci-Fi Erotica boat party for my birthday, her outfit was one of the best

ana b. said...

O man tennis kills me! I'm absolutely so unfit for it but in summer I keep attempting, hoping I'll get better. Hope you had a good weekend.

okie said...

holy cow...that shadow jewelry is CRAZY FUCKIN' COOL!
and now on to hear more about this new hope sandoval project...woohoo!
thanks, tara, for the wonderful links!

{Tara} said...

Sam -- I need to catch up on Madmen!!

Maggie -- I haven't heard it, must check it out!

Braindance -- That is the most amazing idea for a party, ever!!!!

{Tara} said...

ana-- I'm totally unfit, too! It's just more fun than running laps!

okie -- Isn't it the craziest idea? Love it!