Christine’s a fellow Bay Area girl and one of the most talented beauty bloggers around. I love the looks she does with bright makeup colors. Her site has a busy makeup forum and a massive archive of reference pictures and tutorials covering a variety of dramatic makeup looks. We’ve hung out a few times, and she’s as beautiful and sweet in person as she is online.
Amy Kuschel Bride
Amy Kuschel creates custom couture wedding gowns, each hand crafted in her San Francisco bridal salon and design studio. I love all of Amy’s elegant and sophisticated dresses, but her Tandie gown is the one I wore on my wedding day.
Also representing the San Francisco Bay Area in style, Hovey Lee has a huge selection of clean and sophisticated fine jewelry. The company really gets the whole online shopping thing, too. Their site is well organized and makes it easy to find the perfect piece. I subscribe to their email newsletter, which goes out about once a month and contains sale information and new item announcements. Hovey’s Linney necklace is one of my favorite pieces, and I wear it almost every day.
Hand engraved quotes adorn all of Jeanine Payer’s elegant jewelry pieces. I’m saving up for the Alden ring. It bears the following quote by Walt Whitman: “The strongest and sweetest songs yet remain to be sung.”
I love steno, and the Paper Source’s colorful paper, stamp and scrap booking products feed my inner artist. They have a huge inventory. For my wedding a couple years ago, I made all of my wedding invitations from scratch with supplies from Paper Source.
Hooray for the weekend! All hail Saturday! Because I got tired of icing my knee on the couch last night, I hobbled out to the movies to see Wall-E, the new animated film by Pixar-Disney.
I can’t even describe how much I loved it. I’m at a loss for words. My only complaint is that I didn’t bring enough tissue, but I didn’t expect to cry as much as I did in a movie about robots. Pixar is so far out in front of everyone else when it comes to storytelling in digital animation. The characters, story line, the innocent sense of whimsy, the way it used music and sound effects, the animation, the social commentary and pacing — I loved it all.
Right now I’m finishing my second cup of coffee and reading the news online. What are your plans for today?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,