Growing up I was more of a Little People type of kid then a Barbie girl. But if you’ll take a look at our Photo of the Week, you’ll understand why I’m dying to get my hands on the latest Barbie incarnation from Mattel. Yep, our favorite characters on the small screen, those martini swilling, tortured souls of Mad Men will be getting the Barbie treatment. They might not be the ideal dolls for a little girl and the $74.95 is daunting, but check out the great details! Joan has her signature pen necklace, Don’s suit is cut to perfection and Betty’s dress with matching pumps is utterly divine. Start saving now – this special collection hits stores in July.
• My big discovery this week was truly groundbreaking as I realized, despite my occasional rosy red blotches, my skintone is cool. All right, you may not care, but this will make such a difference when I’m trying to find the perfect foundation or tinted moisturizer. Plus, it explains why even though I love the feel and formula of my Chanel make up, the color is always a little off – the notoriously yellow base of Chanel products works against my cool tone. Want to definitively define your skin tone? Beauty School Blog has a fascinating, detailed lesson plan: Skintones – Am I Cool or Warm?
• We love upcycling and repurposing our vintage scarves! (Click to see our How To: Scarf Gift Wrap). Here’s another fun and useful idea from the crafty folks at Vintage Bulletin – How to make a Clutch Purse out of a Scarf
• This week’s aww-moment comes (again) from Cute Overload and some lucky peeps in my home state, Pennsylvania. Check out these incredible images of love and snuggles amongst the green grass between a tabby cat and a doe-eyed deer! Do I need to say anymore? Some Enchanted Morning
R.I.P Alex Chilton – Alternative Rock’s most influential singer songwriter passed away this week and there’s a good chance you’ve never even heard his name. Not to go all Rock Snob on you but the death of Big Star’s Alex Chilton made me ponder the fickle hand of fame. They should have been the biggest band in the world but diverted into cult hero status. Maybe not a lot of people heard the music of Big Star, but chances are good the kids that did went out and started their own band. With acts like R.E.M., Beck, Elliott Smith, Ryan Adams, The Replacements and Wilco citing Chilton as a major influence, that’s a pretty great legacy. The San Francisco Gate has a nice perspective: Why Alex Chilton should have been a big star