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“It’s more interesting to have just a picture of a small detail – then you can dream all the rest around it. Because when you see the whole thing, what is there to imagine?
- Dries Van Noten.

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Savannah Marie -Feb 27, 2012, 2:27PM
That is a perfect quote & that dress is so lovely. Gosh, I'm so ready for Spring! Cheers, Savannah Marie everybodysbuyingvintage.blogspot.com
Nicole (colehaber.com) -Feb 27, 2012, 11:35AM
I love it - i had never heard that one before. Here is another one of my favs: http://colehaber.com/2011/04/04/daily-sympathy/

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This is Maddie the coonhound, and not only is she a pretty pup, she must be incredibly patient and has some serious balancing skills. If you haven’t seen it before, behold, Maddie on Things! Read more »

Ken -Oct 07, 2012, 7:29AM
Nice looking dog but the wrong colour. The official Coonhound designation belongs to the Bluetick Coonhound. A registered breed according the American Kennel Association. Look it up on the web.
bob -Sep 25, 2012, 11:19AM
Thats awesome

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Spaghetti & meatballs, peanut butter & jelly … kale & eggs? Believe it. Read more »

Heather -Feb 26, 2012, 1:27PM
Thanks for this! Kale is my favoritey favorite vegetable, especially with eggs! This will definitely be on the menu this week.
Montana Hunting & Fishing Adventures -Feb 26, 2012, 11:52AM
Going to have to give this a try

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Loving these illustrations by Australian artist Tabitha Shafran, found via Daydream Lily. Read more »

Olivia -Mar 03, 2012, 9:34PM
Wow these would make great tattoos as well!
malin {kodiakbird} -Feb 26, 2012, 5:58PM
absolutely wonderful! i can just feel the inspiration my mind draws from them..

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DO: look the answer up in a book.

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The other things you see along the way, when searching for answers in a book, are always fun. You can’t help but stop and peak in on other tid-bits as you look for your answer. The mind is hungry to learn and devour words from a page. There’s no stopping the hungry beast.

And why would you want to?

Soak it up.

Take in information from some other place than a computer screen. That’s not to say, that you should ignore the web of electronic knowledge that is available to you, but it is to say that you should supplement it by other means. Take in knowledge from all places. Oh the things you’ll learn from the scent of must and cigar lingering on the pages of some book high up on your shelf. As if the scent, itself, has something to teach you.

Phoebe -Apr 06, 2012, 1:29PM
Hey, who's the writer of How to be and Explorer of the World?
-Feb 27, 2012, 11:23AM
loving this blog! Check out my etsy store... www.etsy.com/shop/electriqueladyland

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Lime... fresh and full of spirit, it brightens up the room like a burst of citrus and brings with it a sense of anticipation of all the possibilities the world offers. It opens us up to perception and inspires us to try new things by initiating change.

Items pictured: Pom Pom Sliders, Brazilian Bandeau, Reverse it Kachow Thermal, Lizzie Stone Ring, Feather Tie Belt,  Desert Dream Tank, Beach Cruiser Shorts, Hazy Days Long Sleeve Top, Atlantic Neon Rope Bracelet, Dahl Court Tie Bracelet,  Neon Spacedye Boot Sock.

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Spring can’t come soon enough, and in our stores all across the country we’re getting ready for it with head to toe pastels. Check out these beautiful fp girls rocking the pastel trend for some styling inspiration!

love of gingham bodycon, scallop edge lace crop top, jane wide brim hat

candy stretch skinny jean, heartbeat rochelle tank, jacket

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fp one pacific trails pant, heartbeat rochelle tank, desert dream tank, paisley tassel scarf

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totally tape graphic tee, washed vegan leather short, plaid and straw fedora

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floral denim blazer

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stretch eyelet bodycon, traveler denim jacket, mulberry rose crown, romana fest sandal

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candy coated corset

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stretch eyelet bodycon, cable pullover, silver lake bead bracelet

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five pocket cuffed denim shorts, hazy days long sleeve top, jane wide brim hat

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fp one floral lace tunic, love of gingham bodycon, denim vest

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stretch eyelet bodycon, caldra layer pullover, mulberry rose crown

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fp one floral lace tunic, mulholland horseshoe cuff

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washed vegan leather short, hazy days long sleeve top, galloon lace halter bra

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fp one floral lace tunic, registry lace boot

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candy stretch skinny jean, hazy days long sleeve top, mulberry rose crown

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washed vegan leather short, pointelle bike short, mason tee, side laceup moccasin boot

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fp one citrus slip, jane wide brim hat, floral fields wideleg pant, extreme vintage flare, peter pan babydoll top

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embroidered farrah jumpsuit, cropped stripes pullover, fiona flower halo

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washed vegan leather short, lace trim bandeau, riding with cowboys tank

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Love these pics! Check out our pastel themed February lookbook.

Lauren -Mar 14, 2012, 1:28PM
The scarf in the third picture down is so cute but I would never be able to get it to stay! YouTube hasn't really catered to my needs of Free People-style scarf tying...I would love a scarf wrapping tutorial!
Erika -Feb 27, 2012, 1:19PM
love all the colors! great post! ♥

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Lace is a trend we still can’t get over. It had a strong presence last summer and this year it’s back after Valentino, Elie Saab and Miu Miu all brought innovation into the mix with over sized reworks, eyelet patterns, and the cool awkward cute look.

Valentino Spring/Summer collection 2012

If you’re like me, love lace and bought into this trend last year, but don’t like to wear head to toe pretty, here are a few tips on how to refresh your lacey numbers. Layer your lace with a bright color pop of Neon! A bright neon vest or swimsuit under a lacey dress to give it a little more energy and then finish it off with one statement bracelet

Items: Ethnic Lace Dress, Ruffle Monokini One Piece Swimsuit, Swedish Hasbeens, Brea Glided Bangle

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Mix your pretty pieces with some edge; vintage tee’s over lace skirts and shorts for that tomboy look

Items: Daisy Embroidered Mesh Short, Vintage Loves Vintage Tees, Luke Ankle Boot

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How would you update your lace?

apopofpurple -Apr 23, 2012, 6:40AM
love the neon underneath. feel free to find out how I wear my lace and more tips on how to wear lace this spring at http://apopofpurple.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/ss-2012-challenge-5-lace-up/ thanks xo Jenn
malin {kodiakbird} -Feb 29, 2012, 9:31AM
how can one ever get tired of lace?!

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Milan Fashion Week is underway and we have the lovely Silvia Bergomi documenting the action for us! Check out her recap and photo diary below.

Silvia Bergomi by Tommy Ton for style.com

One of the best things about February Fashion Week in Milan is that often it coincides with the coming of Spring… You start to see colorful and floral looks, and it seems that everybody allows themselves to be more relaxed.

As a good start, on Wednesday I went to Numèro 21 show, which is actually one of my favourite brands.

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Right after, I was invited to the opening of the first Vionnet shop in corso Monforte.

Palazzo Visconti hosted Elisabetta Franchi Dinner Party

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Party @ Palazzo Visconti

Around 8.30 pm I had dinner at Palazzo Visconti, followed by a party hosted by Elisabetta Franchi. The music coming from Dj Seth Troxler and Marcelo Burlon was totally fascinating. We closed the dancefloor with a special song in memory of Whitney.

Silvia Bergomi @ Hotel Principer di Savoia phographed by Ed Kavische

As usual, we ended the night with a goodnight drink at the bar Hotel Principe di Savoia.

Karl Lagerfield & Silvia Venturini Fendi after Fendi show

Thursday started with Fendi, which brought amazing shapes to the catwalk based on furs and knee-length skirts.

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Fausto Puglisi dress

After Fendi, I went to have a quick look at the new Fausto Puglisi AW collection. Leather, studs, embroidery, rhinestones, but also optical patterns and fluorescent colors: all this together was really photogenic.

Silk and Tiger for the DM (Dead Meat woman) collection

After a quick lunch at Grazia Pop Up, I had chat-tea with my friends from Dead Meat. They were presenting their new collection, which is based on the figures of princesses like Maria Callas and Romy Schneider. Graphics are as always full of imaginative and literary references.

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Arizona Muse, Yo No Fui backstage

At 5 pm was the start of Jo No Fui, with the amazing Arizona Muse and a special attention to color combination.

unFLOP Paper launch cocktail @Marcelleria

At 8 pm I ended the day at the launch cocktail party of unFLOP paper 3; they also presented a Short Film by Silvia Morani and an exclusive art cover plus vinyl by artist Simon Fujiwara.

More to come!

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Montana -Feb 24, 2012, 3:17PM
I'm curious to know who all of those young socialites are, in spite of my jealousy! Looks fashionably fun ;)
andrea lynne rose -Feb 24, 2012, 12:16PM
I love that purse! Looks amazing :) http://madnessanmusings.blogspot.com/2012/02/friday-favorites.html

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We have a new addition to our lobby… a beautiful zen garden! The peaceful garden is home to plants, succulents, crystals, gold painted rocks, various wildlife creatures and of course some pink sand for good measure. A jar in the corner holds little rakes so that we can all quite literally leave our mark in the sand.

I wish I could shrink myself and live in this tranquil little world!

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Montana -Feb 24, 2012, 3:19PM
Reminds me of when I used to paint rocks for fun as a child...who knew I was having a zen moment!
bobbi -Feb 24, 2012, 1:40PM
love love love

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By now you guys are probably familiar with the youtube phenomenon “Sh*t Girls Say” …well we got such a kick out of it, we had to make our own version about the crazy sh*t us fp girls say.  Read more »

naukribox -Sep 06, 2012, 1:02PM
this is incredible..
Andrea -Apr 18, 2012, 9:55AM
From the outfits to the text.. OBSESSED! hahaha

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For this week’s office style we caught hints of FP girl, Candy, around the office. She appears sweet as nectar – a woman as intricate as lace. Candy twirls in frilly dresses, and buttons up with lace. She’s a true lady who embraces her femininity. Don’t let all of the sweetness fool you, Candy is just as modern as the rest. Mixing in hints of neon, throwing on denim vests, and piling on rings are just some of the ways she’s keeping the fashion current.

Get the look with our Always on My Mind Top

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Get the lace dress look with our Ginger Long Sleeve Lace Back Tunic

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Morgan -Feb 24, 2012, 4:07PM
Love how in the style in house reflects the easy going attitude FP is all about! Lace, pink hues, and florals are so Candy.
Jovana -Feb 24, 2012, 11:56AM
I've a question regarding those large bins covered with sahri fabric. I absolutely love them, and would like to purchase some for some Ikea Lack shelving I have in my babies room. How, where can I find them for purchase or diy? Help me please :) All the bins I find are way too small for my shelving :( Any info would be appreciated. Thank you and they're a great idea.

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