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Good Afternoon. Yes, we’re starting off the afternoon talking about vodka.

Tis The Season, after all…

Ever since  these bottles jumped out at me in a European magazine last year, I’ve had my eye out for them.

Try to convince me packaging isn’t everything

890A5264‘Unique Edition’ Absolut vodka $27.95 and Christmas decorations from Target

A twist on the candle or a bottle of wine as a hostess gift,  they’re fun at your cocktails station, especially this time of year.

You do have a cocktail station don’t you?!

 Naturally I had to get my little fluorescent shot beaker from Paris into the pic.  (filled with chartreuse, not vodka) Unfortunately the contents is looking decidedly more yellow than fluoro-green in these photos.

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194288171394143289_2letanpn_cYup, I stole this image from one of my posts last year. Can you believe I posted almost every day of December last year? Who was that masked Overachiever??!

Screen Shot 2012-11-27 at 3.37.27 PMChristian Dior

I cannot tell a lie. This was originally going to be two posts; one on fluorescents and one on opalescents but just LOOK at the time- It’s the 20th already!

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Edmundo Castillo

1mb9I’m liking this artist Matthew Brandt

“‘taste tests in color’ in which the artist silk screened picturesque american landscapes
by using a food item in place of traditional ink such as ketchup or mole sauce. in this particular ‘taste test’, the artist recreates the image of vernal falls of
yosemite national park into several multi-layered prints made permanent by food or household objects such as toothpaste, kool-aid, airhead candies,
or pharmecutical pills”

I’m presuming the silk screened are sprayed with some sort of preservative. 

137359857356879807_6pv540Kd_cSomeone else has been dipping into the ‘pharmaceuticals’

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stella-mccartney-hologram-clutchStella McCartney bag

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Screen Shot 2012-12-20 at 8.44.25 AMFestive Uggs

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tumblr_m2gsm038Z91qax0bvo1_1280I know pink hair is getting old and so am I, but I’d like some. I really would.

20120903-063019I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Serendipity (I think…I couldn’t really read that word. It might say ‘sensuality’ but I prefer serendipity) … I am vivid colours.  etc.

I am tired of reading the tiny print.

63261569736941348_NZAtCnZl_fartist Kitty Janney

182888434838887877_sMeuDT2A_ffluorescent hair on model of the moment Cara Delevigne at Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013

AVF-Fearless-Neon-Acrylic-Tray-Stack-6x4I love these desk organisers but I’m way beyond help in that department. My husband always looks at my desk, shakes his head and says “I can’t believe you’re a Virgo”

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c8e36096e25f11e1818012313b012024_7A graffitied rug at my hair salon in LA

tumblr_ltk4hoatcI1r3syizo1_500Light my fire Baaaybeee!

tumblr_lllhnihc5t1qg8ng8o1_400this chair even has “Absolut Love”  written on it. Freaky man.

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Sophia Webster

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record it all on this extremely desirable Leica X2 designed by Sir Paul Smith.

Blumarine+Fall+2012+Details+oHgDzQARvanlBlumarine

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I still have lots to share in the next few days so I very well might be doubling down again.

Peace Out for now

xoxo

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Rich Rusts

 

My front entry hall

I don’t know…something about this weather…it’s just not enticing me to come out and play. It’s not so much cold, as just pale, insipid, uninspired.  I’d much rather sit by the fire reading “An Object of Beauty”, Steve Martin’s latest book, the not so distant din of football on in the background every room.  Oh…my…Gawd.  Is there a gas station between me and the rest of this football season??!  I have a sneaking suspicion that Hockey Season is just around the corner too. I’m hearing “Syd The Kid” being bantered about waaay too much for comfort.  Were you aware there is a God amongst us named Syd (or is it Sid??)

Achh- sometimes it’s kinda tough being the only girl :)

I started off my day beautifully with some lovely, stretchy yoga followed by a big English fry-up complete with white bread fried in bacon fat and lashings of white truffle salt on my eggs. Courtesy of football watching husband.

Then, for some inexplicable reason, I felt the need to go back to bed.

Now, I’m back up, and guess what? Football is still on. I know. It’s shocking.

So.  I said to myself; Slim, it’s the perfect day to post your “Cayenne/Rusty/Rich” theme.

I’ll let you figure that math out :)

I grow these ‘Hot Cocoa’ roses in my garden.

Bob Art

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Zac Posen

Asprey

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Etro

 

Jeeves… Please pass me my robe

 

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Parrot tulips through a shop window

Mark Jacobs suit, Tom Ford silk top, Prada platforms

 

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Michael Smith

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Christmas wrapping with vintage silk velvet trim

Paul Smith Spring 11

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One of my favourite Hermes scarves.  Note the garden shears in the bottom right hand corner

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A hotel

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Dior

Piaget

Diana Vreeland’s pad

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While not technically “Rust”, somehow this snuck in

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Then this.  OK, I know I’m veering off track …

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Couldn’t resist this last one.

Back to rustiness now.

Louis Vuitton

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Patricia Van der Viliet

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Sun Valley

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Wishing you a wonderful week!

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Footnote


I inspired myself to go buy some deep rust coloured nail polish today;

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “Haute Chocolate”

Friday Favourites (Special Edition)

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Watch short video clip at the bottom of the page

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From the “Slash” Paper exhibition NYC  (covert photo with my iphone :) )

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Neon Knickers from Barney’s

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image from Tumblr

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Paul Smith rug for The Rug Company

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“La Montana” by Ana maria Hernando  (mounded petticoats stiffened with resin, from a remote village in Peru)

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Elephant on Old Bond St. in London

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Men’s tie section in Barney’s

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Cynthia Rowley

Pantone Paint

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Emma Bridgewater for Aga stove  (for real!)

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Paul Smith for The Rug Company

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Creativi-tea

Jessica Stam

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This is a very important “Friday Favourites” for me…

Have my colours grabbed your attention?!?

Drumroll please…I finally pulled a Blog Roll together!

I’m so chuffed with myself :)  Still haven’t figured out how to run it down the side without the text going thru my photos, but baby steps…

If you go to my heading at the top of of the page, you will find a new tab called “SLIM’S PICKINGS”

You’ll find my List there.  Please take the time to visit all these fun destinations when you have a chance.  Thanks so much again to many of you fellow bloggers that have been linking to me since January.  If I’ve left anyone out, please know my “Pickings” are still very much a work in progress, much like me.

I’ve had SO MUCH FUN playing in this new world and I look forward to getting to know you all better.

May your days be as bright as this post!!

xx Slim

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PS.  If this is ever me, you’ll tell me right??  Pinky swear?

( I kind of love her really- I joke, but I’m having a “Senior Moment” myself- I can’t recall her name :()

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“COLOR ME CRAZY”A short video by Sarah St. Clair Renard

(Please click- great music!)


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