Inspired by: Shabby Chic

When I say shabby chic, I’m not talking Rachel Ashwell’s interior revolution of a few years back. I’m thinking how Shabby Chic has influenced fashion, hair and makeup, particularly with brands like Anthropolgie. The Anthro catalog is always gorgeous, effervescent, trend worthy and perfect! If I could dress from one store for the rest of my life, I would love to have Anthropologie be my closet, and provide all of my home furnishings as well. Anthro is not completely shabby chic all the time, but it certainly leans that way, so this is my inspired by romantic looks, shabby chic and Anthropologie post!


Inspired by: Eliza Dushku

Ahhh, Eliza Dushku. I first discovered Eliza when she starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in Bring It On-you remember of course, that silly cheerleader movie from 2000? She was the hot brooding brunette gymnast who wanted no part of the vapid cheer squad, but turned to them because she just wanted to have an outlet for her active nature.

Well, unbeknown to me, she was also Faith in Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. She is my current inspiration because I just started watching a new Joss Wheedon series called Dollhouse in which she is the star, so she came back on my radar. Billy is was a huge Buffy fan, and his family has told me that Eliza was his “girlfriend” for a long time.  Guess me and the man are inspired by similar things.

She’s just a lot of fun to watch 🙂

She’s a major hottie. Maxim thinks so too! I have to admit, I will read just about anything that passes my eye line, and have gotten caught up in many a Maxim magazine because I was interested in the actress on the cover. Same goes for the Eliza cover! I love how in shape all of Hollywood is. Eliza is no exception. She is just another woman I can look up to as a fitness inspiration….maybe it will help get me out of bed in the morning and in to the gym!

hair art and inspiration

I went trolling through Google images to find some creative inspiration for the current wedding season and found a mess of photos I love. Brides may not want to step out of the box and try any of these styles, but it refreshes my creative eye and gives me something to think about when I get the same requests over and over again from brides. Seriously, people, I hear side pony, side bun, half up, soft waves, all down curls all. the. time. True there are many variations of each style I mentioned, but it’s all the same after a while. Hopefully these pictures can be inspiring for you as well!

ps- can you tell I LOVE hair accessories?! Bows, cage veils, ribbons, knots, flowers, headbands….all awesome!