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Like an elephant ride to India: my day shopping at World Market

It has been a while, so I was excited to get out to one of most favorite places to shop, World Market. Whenever I am there, I always find a gazillion things that I love… no, literally, a gazillion things. It did not hurt that it was buy one get one FREE coffee day. Seriously,  I would walk a mile in tight stilettos for their Sumatra and Costa Rican blends. While I was there, I decided to shop around to see if there was anything...

Luggage that speaks!… to me

This past week I was in JCP shopping for one of the amazing new LULU handbags that I wrote about here and I needed to take a detour to go to the little girls/big girls/powder/rest/room. While making a beeline through luggage, I nearly wet my pants in excitement when I bumped into this African print inspired confetti-colored marvel by Nigerian expat turned London designer, Duro Olowu. I am not kidding when I say, that this luggage literally spoke to me, urging me to take it home. The best...

Yayoi Kusama: Fashionably Fabulous at 83 !!??!!!

Recently, the house of Louis Vuitton, spearheaded by Marc Jacobs, introduced a line of brightly hued handbags and frocks featuring the signature polka-dot motif of 83 year-old Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. Born in 1929, this avant-garde painter, sculpture and writer has been active since the 1960’s and has been deemed the Princess of the Polka-Dot. Over the years, her polka-dots have been featured on everything from pumpkins to horses in installations and museums all around the globe. Setting a record...

Global Style: Prague's Petticoat Junction

I recently came across a website featuring adorable modern girls in skillfully coiffed bouffants, ruby red lips and petticoat skirts of a 50’s era gone by. One look at the style of these sexy June-Cleaver-esque-sirens and I was immediately hooked! The apparent brain child of Prague based designer Hana Beranová, the dresses of Lazy Eye are inspired by the iconic 1950’s American woman while being constructed from more practical modern fabrics. This new sassy take on a classic look has...

Global Style: Harajuku Happy

I thought I knew all about Harajuku. Of course, I knew about Japanese street style, Hello Kitty, anime, and American Harajuku girls Nicki Minaj and Gwen Stefani. But I didn’t know that Harajuku was actually a place in Tokyo, Japan where the cool ‘kids’ dress in the most creative fashions. And that is actually how the look got its name. As an artist and a frugal fashionista, I can’t help but admire how well thought out all the aspects of...

It's in the bag!

I am always looking for creative ways to display my travel photos, maps and mementos. Over the years I’ve collected boxes of travel guides and street maps, as well as, memory cards full of pictures from various locales that I would, one day, love to have displayed properly. Recently, I came across ARTSCOW, a photo processing website where you can purchase photo gifts. I know what you’re thinking; photo mugs and mouse pads are for pics of pets and babies,...