1. Wear high heels
When I restarted leahbrier.com I wrote a post about adding heels into my everyday wardrobe
. I haven’t been really successful, but I’m hoping the new year will kick me into high-heeled gear. Its great for my legs, my butt, my posture and my overall confidence!
2. Find a man who buys me flowers
It can’t possibly be that hard. I like Hydrangeas, they’re my favorite!
3. Add to my collection of (read 2) Buddhas
I have had a fuzzy pink buddha for years and my best friend Liz added to my collection this year (coincidentally on the same day I decided to start a collection). The big belly makes me happy and aspects of Buddhism really speak to me.
4. Concentrate, meditate, negotiate
Its my way of saying that I need to do things that let me make choices for myself that are both well thought out and thought provoking. These include yoga, spending more time outdoors, continuing to blog, consider writing a book, reading more and begin taking photos again.
5. Buy a proper vacuum
I have a part chia pet carpet that sheds more than a long haired cat. The old Dyson isn’t cutting it anymore and I would be doing most of my wardrobe (75% of which is black) a huge favor!
Noah, Leila and I all go to the same dentist (Dr. Debbie Lee — I highly recommend her) but going has become worse than the normal dentist visit. Dr. Lee, and the rest of the seeing world, realizes Leila has some of the most gorgeous teeth. Consequently all Noah and I hear about while in her chair is about how Leila’s pearly whites are the best in the family. At my last appointment I finally I asked, in my competitive younger sibling way, who had better teeth between my brother and me. She didn’t want to say flat out that mine are better, but its clearly what she meant, but she did say Noah won the best flossing award. I guess this is more of a race/bet/wager with myself that in the next 6 months my flossing will kick his flossing ass!
Thank St. Nicholas it’s Friday
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. I will be posting sporadically while I rest on my laurels into 2010!
I was privileged to see the amazing mannequins of Adel Rootstein during their most recent showing at their NYC gallery. Just like my first time seeing these magnificent works of art, I was completely blown me away. The intricate detail and beauty in these mannequins is hard to describe.
(Thank you Leonard Wiltshire, my fashion mentor, for the pictures)
I learned about Adel and her amazing mannequins during a visual merchandising class in college. For those of you who don’t know much this industry may need some background:
“Continuing Adel Rootstein‘s philosophy of constant innovation and boundless creativity, we at Rootstein create mannequins which embrace and translate the spirit of fashion for a commercial audience, providing the key visual merchandising tools for truly inspirational visual theatre.”
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My name is Leah and I love the Olsen twins. The first step is admitting you have a problem, right? Regardless of the girls’ love for hobo/heroin addict/crack whore chic fashions, I have been obsessed since their days on Full House and all of the “You’re invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley’s…” videos.
This Marie Clare photo shoot with Ashley is absolutely gorgeous, it is pure perfection. The sense of warmth in the styling in all three scenes is just superb and she looks incredible! These photos represent everything I think sexy should be: simple, easy, clean and comfortable.
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In the final week before holiday vacation. I think my body more than anything could really use some restful time away.
I have been looking for a way to make my apartment more festive for the holidays, but I obviously don’t want anything too Christmas-y. There are no such things as Hanukkah wreaths, trees or bushes, and generally all Hanukkah decorations are pretty ugly. I decided blue hydrangea are very holiday appropriate and there is something about bunches of hydrangea that remind me of the winter, snow and the cold!
My Hanukkah dreams came true this year! The one gift I asked my family and friends for were matching hangers. (I have had this desire to have everything in my closet hung on the same hangers, for years!) This Hanukkah I got hundreds (literally) of these slim, velvety, black hangers and love how they look!
While I would gladly accept any (read all) of the gifts below, I think these are great gift ideas for the special people in your life!
(from left to right)
1. Pencil Chopsticks at MOMA: Food is such a creative outlet, and pencil chopsticks give you a chance to quickly jot down any mealtime inspirations
2. UO 3D Chandelier
: Everyone can always use a little more light. This chandelier is functional and nontraditional
3. Amazon Kindle
: Perfect for the ADD reader who reads multiple books at once. The kindle makes life much lighter than carrying around the whole library
4. Calendar Bracelet by Dalla Nonna
: A perfect mix of leather and metal. This bracelet is an easy way to count down to the big day
5. Ren ring by Japanese jeweler Yuki Kamia
: Two-finger rings make for a great piece of statement jewelery. I love the fluidity. It’s definitely not your average “Lauren Conrad” ring
6. Jonathan Adler
Needlepoint Pillows: Take a vacation while you rest your head on fun getaway pillows
7. Picture Frame Vinyl Decals
: Show your support for the vendors and artists on Etsy. This would help any who is ‘hanging challenged’, like me
8. Ashish for Topshop
Leopard Wedges: Jungle fever in freezing weather is a great way to add to a look and keep your feet warm (Jeffrey Campbell for LF wedge booties would work too!)
I used to be all about the swoopy bangs but back in May I decided to change things up for some straight ones. They have since grown out and now I am deciding whether or not to go back. My bestest, Liz, has great bangs! Liz is like my “Hairy” godmother (she’s not hairy, but she has the best hair in the whole world — people actually stop her to tell her that…all the time!) If my straight bangs could look like hers, and they always look flawless like this, I would go back without a second thought!
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