Saturday, February 27, 2010

rented "the september issue" last night...and it was kind of fascinating!

it's a documentary about how vogue constructs its most important issue of the year, the september issue. i think it was meant to revolve around anna wintour, the editor in cheif of vogue:

but grace coddington, the creative director of vogue, really stole the show:

she constructs all the stories behind the gorgeous photoshoots...they show a photoshoot where they're shooting models in fabulous, intricate dresses in the actual versailles palace! i wish there was a documentary on just the beautiful photoshoots that grace puts together.

she actually used to be a model:

and then worked for years at british vogue as a junior editor before coming to american vogue as the creative director.

and she's so funny the whole time, totally making fun of anna wintour behind her back (they've worked together for 20 years) and you just feel for her because she'll construct a gorgeous photoshoot that cost $50,000 and anna will come along and just scrap all the pictures because she doesn't want it anymore. how exasperating!

and you see a bit of anna's daughter, who is really beautiful, and who says that fashion is a weird world and that she wants to be a lawyer. ha!

the strangest of all, is that it really feels like "the devil wears prada" movie wasn't far off the mark at all. anna is pretty cold and distant to her employees and it shows clips where she meets with fashion designers (yves saint laurent, to name one) and they just shake in their boots around her! they'll have a model come out in a dress to show her but it won't be finished yet or something and she'll be silent and roll her eyes and the fashion designer starts to stutter and promise it'll be ready soon and it's kind of sad to watch. you just feel bad for them! for pete's sake, they're artists not factories.

anyways, it was pretty entertaining and i would say rent it! :)

Friday, February 26, 2010

okay i lied. i said i was gonna put up a "slew" of more headbands for the jellabee shop, but i just couldn't resist making these island blossoms.

and of course i had to make them in a variety of colors because i don't think it's fair that you like a certain clip or something but it's only in 1 color.

this one's my favorite. i just love the color yellow.

these lovely ladies are available in the jellabee jr shop for $3.50.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

some dreamy photos...

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two new clippies for jellabee jr:

i am definitely making more of these. i LOVE the little seed clusters in the middle!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

yet another 3 new headbands for jellabee!

can i just say i'm in love with anything crocheted and that i love these scallop roses?

these 3 can be found in the jellabee shop for $15 each!

i feel like i've been neglecting the jellabee shop for a while so possibly expect a slew of new headbands in the next little while...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

3 more new headbands for jellabee!

raspberries and cream rose / $14

cream lace ruffle rose / $13

sheer gold rose / $12

all of these can be found in the jellabee shop!

Monday, February 22, 2010

finally! some new headbands for the jellabee shop.

and i think i love these new floppy bow headbands the best.

all these are listed in the jellabee shop for $12 each!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

oooh...i cannot WAIT to see tim burton's version of alice in wonderland. everything looks sooo pretty already.

anne hathaway as the white queen (sooo pretty!)

helena bonham carter as the red queen

mia wasikowska as alice

and of course, johnny depp as the mad hatter.

love LOVE these pictures.

anyone else very VERY excited to see this movie?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

another book i love by sharon shinn:

summers at castle auburn.

i posted about her samaria series which i love to death, but if you're feeling overwhelmed by a 5-book series, summers at castle auburn is a fantastic stand alone book.

here's a synopsis i like from Booklist:

As the illegitimate daughter of a royal lord, young Corie has the best of two worlds. She spends idyllic summers at Castle Auburn, home of her father's family, and the rest of the year with her maternal grandmother, learning the healer's craft. At the castle, Corie is groomed by her uncle for an eventual political alliance through marriage, though she is too dazzled by her handsome cousin Bryan, heir to the throne, to notice. As the summers pass, however, Bryan shows his true colors. The brash, arrogant youth matures into a cruel and self-centered man; a man unfit to be king, some say. At the same time, Corie's eyes open to the misery of the magical aliora, whom she loves, but who are hunted for sport and enslaved by the nobility. Thus, at 17, amid a hotbed of family and political unrest, Corie comes of age, risking all that she loves for what she believes in her heart to be right. Her choices, and the woman she becomes, will change Castle Auburn forever.

i love this book because you instantly lose yourself in this little world that sharon shinn has created, and you either know or identify easily with the characters she writes.

i really wish she would write some sequels to this book, but the only other thing she's written in the auburn world is a short story. it's published in a book called quatrain that features 4 short stories from 4 of her more popular novels (including another samaria angel story! yes!). if you're a fan of her stuff already, than this book is just more of the same stories you already like.

like i said before, yes, she writes mostly fantasy novels, but her characters is what she focuses on...the fantasy stuff just enhances her already fantastic story and the interaction of her it! :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


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Monday, February 15, 2010

rainy days!
it's overcast and drizzly today here in salt lake...and i love it!

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