Love at First Sight

As a hope for this blog, I would like to make sure I shared all my thoughts on recent things with you all, especially those that are just too great to pass up and not write about.

{A bakery on your nails; Fantemille Salon, Tokyo}
I don't know if anybody would actually wear this craziness, but the food nails above are just hilarious to me. I mean, look at them. My mouth is already watering. It's got some pancakes (with syrup!) on the thumb, a waffle, an assortment of fruits, strawberry shortcake, a random churro on the pinky, a few donuts, some sugar-dusted pastry, and other delicious-looking sweets with icing on top. Basically covering all my essential food groups. I found these outrageous nails on this blog, which I now absolutely love. Below are some more nails I want to eat. The whipped cream is ingenious. Probably not practical, but very fun to look at.

{Never Too Much Glitter's blog}
 I think one-pieces are a little over-looked these days. I found the vintage, retro-looking swimsuit below at urbanoutfitters.com and instantly thought of Katy Perry. Seeing girls wear one-pieces feels new even though it's not, because many girls don't choose to wear them anymore because they're "old-fashioned", you "don't tan properly", and/or you look like you're "on swim team". They're flattering on most body types, classier, and it's nice seeing girls be a little more modest these days. I just think it's important to keep them visually interesting with patterns, beading, cut-outs, etc. I love the one below with the dots, ruffles, and the instant hourglass shape. It's a 40's pin-up-inspired look on the more conservative side, but still fun.

UO Ruffle One-Piece Bathing Suit

 Below is a room that takes my breath away. The entire house is completely 1960's Cali vintage-glam gorgeous, but my favorite room in the house had to be the dining room. The lighting fixture is just so beautiful with the fun, silver reflective wallpaper. I loved all the sleek elements, like the chrome barstools, vase, and mirror with the fun pops of blue, and of course, that glitzed-out chandelier. The perfect combination of vintage and glam pieces. To view more pictures from the L.A. Times article on Lara Spencer's stunning home, click here.
 
As part of the bar's renovations, Spencer wrapped the front with patterned mirrored panels found at a vintage shop in Palm Springs. A set of four chrome and white leather bar stools completes the space. The back wall was knocked out, connecting to main living areas to the once-hidden dining room in back.
Photo Credit: Allen J. Schaben/ L.A. Times

To glam up the dining room, Spencer playfully paired a vintage Eero Saarinen Tulip marble pedestal table with 1960s polished aluminum Russell Woodard patio chairs and Rose Bowl Flea Market ottomans that Lara had recovered in hot pink mohair. The Parsons table is from <u><a href="http://www.cb2.com">CB2</a></u>; the rug is from <u><a href="http://www.therugcompany.info/index.htm">the Rug Co.</a></u>
Photo Credit: Allen J. Schaben/ L.A. Times

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