11.14.2009

Smitten Saturday

Masquerade An outlandish idea is currently brewing in my mind; and that is to throw a beyond fabulous Masquerade Ball! Why this idea didn’t come to me prior to Halloween, as opposed to two weeks after completely evades my knowledge; but it has been flitting through my mind for the past few days now, and I see absolutely no harm in acting upon it. But before any talk of such an extravagant, lavish party can so much as begin one must consider the main attraction…the mask. If we learned anything from Gossip Girl’s take on the masquerade ball, it was that masks must be ostentatious, over the top, and absolutely stunning. Thus, I have narrowed my search down to three splendid specimens. The Feather Mask from Urban Outfitters is glamorous in a very dramatic, animalistic way – and looks just as heavenly worn headband style as it does over the eyes. Mardi Gras Costume Shop’s Civetta Delicate is the epitome of demure, dainty femininity courtesy of its pale pink hue and glittering surface. But my absolute favorite is Mask Italia’s Cignetta Silver/White. While completely out of my budget, this particular piece looks like something made with a Princess in mind; and the shimmering Austrian Crystal embellishment has the power to make you feel like one, as well. What do you say to a masquerade ball, darlings?

Jungle Fever I’ve changed my mind. All along I have proclaimed that, aside from a few accessories, leopard print would not be a part of my life. It would be an accompaniment to a solid hue; never the focal point. But a brief fling with Mossimo’s Black Women’s Faux Fur Shrug – Cat Print in a Target dressing room last week made a significant impact on my thoughts. I am now convinced that one’s life is never fully complete without a little jungle fever. Why not channel one’s inner Edie Sedgwick via Alice + Olivia’s Shawl Collar Faux Fur Jacket? Dress up a basic black ensemble with a Leopard-Print Faux Fur Jacket from Aqua? Or simply spice up your life with Forever 21’s Faux Leopard Fur Jacket? You’re only young once, darlings – be daring in your dress!

Teeny Tiny Teacakes While I have never been able to resist the idea of a tea party or tea parlor, I can’t say that I’m the biggest tea drinker myself. I prefer to get my start each morning courtesy of a Venti anything from Starbucks – preferably a Light White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino, to be truthful. That said I’ve never been able to resist a charming cupcake; so the fact that Layers’ Cupcakes has begun concocting CuppaTeacakes leads me to believe that I am destined to become a lover of all things tea for life. Each little cupcake is infused with gourmet loose leaf tea which spices up both the cake and the frosting; providing all of the Alice in Wonderland-inspired allure in a pint-sized dessert. The question is which flavor to savor first…the Crimson Berry, the Mix and Mingle, the Sassafras, the Tahiti, or the Allure (known for being an aphrodisiac)? I suppose it wouldn’t hurt to try them all!

Something Fruity This Way Comes I’ll be honest, mes chéris; when it comes to dining I subsist almost solely on fruit and coffee. When it comes to jewelry, on the other hand, while I’m more than willing to accept any piece that happens to find itself in my midst, I favor gold, gold, and more gold. So what more perfect way for one to get the best of both worlds than by indulging in a little Gold & Citrus? Each scrummy piece is named after an acidic fruit that manages to do both your body and your accessory drawer good – I can’t say the same for your wallet, of course! I’ll take Clementine, a scarf-like necklace made of hand-woven 24kt gold-plated seeds and bugle beads; Tangerine, a headpiece whipped up with the aspiring Greek goddess in mind; and Mandarin – a vintage confection crafted of antique wood grain sequins that derive straight from France. Ready for your daily serving of fruit, darlings?

What were you smitten with this week?


Fashionably yours!


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27 comments

Leah said...

The Cassette from my Ex can be a fabulous Christmas gift. The Crystal Shimmer Loose Powder is perfect for the holidays to match the glitter and splendor of the season.

I can't believe that Cignetta mask costs that much. Gosh, it's so easy to DIY one but I know the quality and craftsmanship of my DIY is nothing compared to the Cignetta masks.

Jacqueline said...

I am smitten with leopard print also. In addition to your things, sequin blazers and leather skirts have been on my mind all week! Thanks for all your sweet comments =)

xoxo

www.FashionSnag.com

Melissa Blake said...

I'm smitten with glitter!!! :) Anything sparkly is good to me!

miss jordan. said...

J'adore that leopard jacket. In fact, I have one almost similar to it.

This week I've been smitten with all things black and white, chic literature, and blogging [though I only have two posts.]

I love your blog! :)

Jamie Jenson said...

I'm feeling you on the change of heart with the cat prints. Lately, because I've been under the weather, I've been smitten with my Nick and Nora pjs from Target. I think I have one for every night of the week. They're cute, sassy, and cheap. :-)

daisychain said...

I've had a change of heart about leopard print lately, too!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Smitten Saturday rocks. I should do something like that except I am smitten with everything.

Lovely selection - tea cupcakes, GORGEOUS gold selections at Citrus. Thanks for the recommendations and have a lovely weekend!

Couture Carrie said...

Fantastic post, darling! I totally want to have a Masquerade ball now ~ that feather mask is a fabulous find!

xoxox,
CC

Missy said...

love the first pic and that yellow dress!

Missy
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Bella said...

I really thought I was never ever going to wear anything with animal print on it. I was so convinced until I wrote a post about it and started to find so fantastic outfits that yesterday I found myself trying a faux fur jacket in Zara...
Now I know Im going to buy one, just need to find the perfect one for me.
xx

Julia said...

Having a masquerade ball is such a good idea! I wish I had thought of that to do for my birthday, which was on halloween no less. I love getting dressed up in costume and being able to wear a mask makes everything so much more fun!

xoxo

FashionEye

zupu said...

You know I love glitter so much, not in a "disco" way (even though actually I also love the sequins..) but for example everyday I use sheering lotion or this amazing chocolate smelling (and actually also tasting!) body power on my decoltee. without even mentioning the lipgloss and eyeshadows..

Great post, wish you a lovely weekend hun!

nookie said...

I'm ready to get glittery!!!gimme some glitter:))

Jennifer Fabulous said...

A masquarade ball sounds lovely and so mysterious and romantic...sigh. I have never been to one but would LOVE to go.
And I love mixed tapes too. They always meant more to me when I was younger b/c they have actual meaning behind each song. I will definitely have to check out Cassette from my Ex. Sounds awesome!

S.Elisabeth said...

Love this. A masque ball would be absolutely amazing. I brought a mask in Florence last year, and I've been dying to wear it.

Hmm smitten-- american eagle jewelry, boots, and warm clothes

Jord. said...

Interesting post, glad to hear you caved into leopard print. I think it looks really good on most women.

I'm new to this whole blogging about fashion thing! Only started today! Seems like such an amazing place to discuss my opinions/ideas on fashion and culture. Could you or anyone who sees this point me in the direction of men fashion bloggers? want to get some inspiration for mine. Thankyou! :D

Couture Cookie said...

You're so right about mix tapes! I have a boatload of cassettes that my ex-boyfriends made for me... but sadly (?), they're all in my parents' attic! My mom actually called me up and asked if she could throw them out.... hmmm. The jury is still in on that one. My current bf makes iTunes lists, which is much more practical if you live in a small space!

And don't even get me started on the glitter... I've vowed not to wear it as much this year, since it seems to get stuck absolutely everywhere. LOL!

Tawney--A Chichi Life said...

I love music mixes too! Songs can say so much. But I wouldn't mind a love letter or two with the music :)

I'm definitely smitten with the leopard print jacket. It's so fun.
-Tawney

Emily said...

I absolutely adore that Madarin necklace. It is stunning!

Rachel Scarlet said...

Hi Erika!!

I am smitten with everything glittery,shiny and lustrous too! Two days ago I purchased The M.A.C Holiday line Eye Kit. It comes with a volumizing mascara, highly pigmented pigment pot, a jar liner and shiny metallic vinyl makeup pouch. The pigment is called Melon and it is a very beautiful shade of orang-ey gold and perfect for the holidays. I heart it much!

Yes to masquerade party! I've been to one once but it wasn't all that glamorous.

And I just love those lil sweet savouries-cupcakes~

English Rose said...

ohmygoodness you are like my doppelganger when it comes to outlook in life - i love mixtapes and cupcakes and was also thinking of throwing masquerade ball lol

thanks for your lovely comment - i really love your blog

hopefully you'll become a regular on mine =]

http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

ediot said...

adore the first picture. so pretty.
hope youre having a great weekend! take care xx ediot

Princess Liberty said...

Leopard print is beautiful but it's difficult to wear

Keith said...

Hello. So how's your weekend been? I hope you've been having a good one. Mine's been full of rest and relaxation. I've watched a few movies. I always enjoy stopping by and commenting on your blog. Take care. Have a great week ahead. Cheers!

Rachel said...

I am in love with the leopard print. I've actually been wanting to find a good leopard print coat. So fabulous!

Sherin said...

I love the Masquarade masks. Those type of masks are always so pretty. I think its time for me to invest in one!

Closet Cravings said...

I so love Alice + Olivia’s Shawl Collar Faux Fur Jacket. It is so fabulous and perfect. And even though I'm not usually a fan of animal prints, I so want this one. =)

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