Friday, November 27, 2009

For the Love of Feathers - Friday Fashion Finds

It must be the changing seasons, because lately I've been so inspired by feathers! Although it has nothing to do with fashion, I did want to share this beautiful painting I discovered, appropriately named "Feathers". I love the abstract shadows and white silhouettes. It feels so sophisticated and seems it would add a softness and warmth to any wall.

So with these feathery notions in mind, we move on to today's ensemble :) I just love the romance and simplicity of this lilac vintage dress. Throw it on with some tights and these super cool, italian boots, and *poof* instant hint of funk achieved. The authentic gold feather earrings are so modern and brilliant, and would really go with anything - same goes for the hammered gold rings. Add an air of elegance with this purple and mauve silk scarf, and lovely, chocolate purse. Finish off this pretty look with this charming, "Tweet Tweet" vintage whistle necklace. Although in this outfit, you'll be inspiring whistles and admirers all over town! :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Skinny on the Sale...

If you haven't heard already, Muse Silk Paintings is have it's first sale this weekend! Here is the skinny:

starts: Friday, September 27th
ends: Monday September 30th at midnight
Amazing deal includes:
1. Free world-wide shipping
2. Free gift wrappping
3. 10% reduced store-wide prices

4. Addition 10% discount given exclusively to Facebook Fans (sign up today and check your UPDATES to learn the secret code to enter at checkout)

Click HERE to take you to Muse Silk Paintings online store, and Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Keep it Kozy - Friday Fashion Finds

As Thanksgiving week approaches, I'd like to express a special "thank you" to whoever came up with this latest trend of "Sweatshirt Dressing"! What a relief - finally a way to keep it stylish AND comfy. You can still look great, and put together a flattering look to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.

I'm just in LOVE with this snuggly grey "wear with anything" sweatshirt top! Pair it with some charcoal leggings and these totally hip yellow ochre suede boots and an amazing silk scarf to add a pop of color. Just a few delicious accessories to finish the look - these chunky retro bangles, and fabulous art deco wooden earrings - just gorgeous! Who knew "sweatshirt dressing" could be so stylish (while leaving room for momma's stuffing)!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Boutique for a Cause" was a huge success!

Wonderful Cause
This past show was only my second ever, and I really had no idea what to expect. I participated because of an invite from a dear friend and also because I really love the idea behind it. A large portion of all the sales went to this amazing foundation, and I think we raised quite a bit! There was a lovely article written about the event which you can read about here.

Beautiful Day
It turned out to be a simply beautiful on both days of the show. The sun played peek-a-boo with the clouds and just an ever so slight drizzling near the later afternoon. After we got our large coffees, we went to work setting up shop.

Great turnouts
While the mornings were quiet, the crowds grew to a healthy number by the afternoon. It was a healthy turnout over all, and there was a great selection of products from gorgeous jewelry to feather hair pieces, home baked goodies, and of course, beautiful hand painted scarves. A perfect one-stop-shop for early holiday shoppers.
Lots of Sales
As the day went on, more and more of my scarves were leaving my table and going home with happy, fashion savvy customers. We folded the 22" square scarves on the table, and many people bought these as gifts for the ladies in their lives that love to wear little neckerchiefs.

Love of Silk Painting
My longer silk paintings were all hung on a little rolling rack, organized by color so it looked like a shiny, silky rainbow from across the room. Very pretty! It was quite enjoyable for me to explain my silk painting process to those interested (and assure them that they were not made in India).

Family Matters
As if lovely weather, great press, great sales, and celebrity sightings weren't enough to make this a successful event, there is one more thing that made my day. I could not have pulled off this show with out the help of my brother Andrew, who came though with flying colors in every area. Thank you to all my family and friends for your continued support in my amazing adventure of Muse Silk Paintings!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Twilight Style - Friday Fashion Finds

Happy Friday the 13th! I thought it was only appropriate to dedicate this post to the "Twilight" trend.. well at least just a for one posting. After all, it's a spooky day, and who hasn't melted just a little with this story of vampire romance?So I've put styled two outfits for the Isabella admirers out there, with a little Muse touch!

"Too Cool for School"

She looks so bundled, cozy and warm, yet super cool in this outfit! Why not dress it up a little with this gorgeous, electric blue ruffled blouse, and long, yummy grey fingerless gloves, perfect for riding your bike or typing up that killer paper! Toss on some amazing vintage Versace skinny jeans and fabulous suede slouch boots. Now all you need are a few accessories... Rumple up this pretty silk scarf over a gorgeous pearl plated button necklace, and add this lovely wrapped ring to finish the look. I actually own this ring, and I wear it with everything - it's just so pretty! Oh, and of course don't forget your super chic, paisley lap top bag!

"Tryst in the Woods"
OK so maybe you wouldn't go camping in this outfit, but this is such a delicious collection that is definitely woodland inspired. This feminine, golden parchment blouse goes great with these perfect CK skinny jeans and HOT leather boots. The 70's qulited coat and snuggly fingerless, dark chocolate gloves warm up the outfit while the beautiful georgette scarf and lovely, gold filled acorn necklace really dress it up. I couldn't resist this vintage plaid book bag, and the eighties glasses, well, come on, you know you want them - they are beyond cool, and every vampire loving girl should own a pair ;)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Boutique for a Cause in Sherman Oaks

I'm so excited (and nervous) to announce that Muse Silk Paintings will be showing beautiful, hand painted scarves among many other talented artisans at this show. Please come out and support this worthy cause - would love to see you there! This Thurs and Fri 11am-3pm.
Happy Musings!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Fashion Finds - Copper and Gold!

Can you believe it? The holidays are just around the corner! As you mark your calendars with all your social events and start musing over what to wear, remember this season is all about SHINE! Don't be afraid to mix coppers and golds to toss a little glimmer of fun holiday spirit!

These stone washed skinny jeans go with everything, a turtleneck, oversized sweater, or sexy tank, and just a MUST have. Toss on a gold and copper metallic, hand painted scarf with jeans, or a short grey dress for a super glamourous holiday entrance. The antiqued copper earrings are simply classic and gorgeous. They look both dressy and casual at the same time, a perfect winter accessory. The "Knot a Bow" gold ring is just darling, and don't even tell me you are not DYING over this over-the-top fabulous suede ankle boots. Put it all together in your own unique way. But whatever you do, don't leave home without your shiny piggy penny purse... in fact, you better snap it up before I do!