Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

Global warming, anyone?

Diamonds & Tears

More Images from Egoiste, the most beautiful magazine in the world. ( really, the most beautiful)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Midnight in Paris

"Il n’y a que deux endroits au monde où l’on puisse vivre heureux:  chez soi et à Paris."
"There are only two places in the world where we can live happy:  at home and in Paris".
~ Ernest Hemingway
Go see it.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Light from the Heart Nebula
Image from here.

“I tried to explain to my parents that life was a strange present. At first we overestimate it, this present: we think we’ve been given eternal life. Afterwards, we underestimate it, we think it’s rubbish, too short, we’re almost prepared to chuck it away. In the end we realise it wasn’t a present, just a loan. So then we try to deserve it”~ Oscar and The Pink Lady, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Color of the Summer

Céline Solo Smooth Lambskin Clutch Pouch Fluo Peach

Two Summer 2011 Trends in One.

Envelope Clutch

Mark Rothko --1952

How Twitter is a blue bird

The Blue Bird
Marc Chagall 1968

(aka Twitter)

Why do birds sing so early in the morning?

I just want to know the answer to this right now.

Maybe knowing the answer will put me right back to sleep.

Let's see what Google says.

They are trying to impress mates ( but, of course) and proclaim territories.

Some of them can sign 2000 songs a day.

Some of them just one.

Ok, you've proclaimed your territory and you've found a bird wife, now you can relax.

And, listen to this:

"In North America, we hear mostly males singing, because they typically take the lead in defending territories and attracting mates. However, especially in the tropics, some species sing duets involving both the male and female."
Excerpt from birds.cornell.edu

Now That is interesting.

"Hear the birds? Sometimes I like to pretend that I'm deaf and I try to imagine what it's like not to be able to hear them. It's not that bad."~Larry David

Friday, May 27, 2011


Beautiful Malibu beach shot that my friend took.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


This picture has been everywhere this week. New York Times--check. LA Times-- check.
So I thought it's kind of a big thing and I dcided to post it myself.
I guess the ruffles are back, take them out of your closet and wear them like this girl.
Hers is Viktor & Rolf, in case you want to go shopping in your part of the world.

Jill Sander Summer

Jill Sander Summer Campaign

How does it feel to book a major campaign as Jill Sander and then have your head totally cropped out, dear Daria Strokous?

James Perse Malibu

James Perse Malibu. I took this picture while shopping for cupcakes next door.

Check out my old Maxfield story, and don't forget that James Perse is the son of the Maxfield's owner, Tommy Perse. Even their stores look like father and son.

I hope James Perse won’t sue me for this one. No, James Perse t-shirts do not actually talk, except on this blog. This is the place where clothes have a voice, and stand up for themselves.

Welcome to my closet, plain white James Perse t-shirt that costs $50. All my other plain tshirts feel already intimidated, but this day had had to come. I mean, how many times can you enter a store without buying something?

All the plain tshirts in my closet are wondering. What does he have that we don’t? We are all plain cotton tshirts, why is James Perse tshirt so expensive. So, they decided to do a revolt against the James Perse tshirt.

A plain H&M tshirt was the leader:
“We don’t see the difference between us and this James Perse t-shirt. We don’t want to be worn anymore… I suppose it will last 10 times more than we do, because it’s so expensive.”
“Common, T-shirts. It’s not that I bought this Balmain t-shirt. Be friendly.”
But they wouldn’t listen and they decided to strike.

Which is fine. I really like wearing tshirts with jeans, so I didn’t have any other option than wearing the James Perse tshirt over and over again. The result? It broke like any other tshirt, got old pretty quickly after a few washes and I decided to make it a sleeping tshirt.
Lucky me, the regular tshirts decided to end the strike and accepted to be worn again.
The lesson: sometimes we can live without designer labels. When the label is more important than the actual item, we need to think twice about the reason behind our purchase. 

James Perse Ad in Malibu Magazine.
James Perse credit ( I guess).

Of Jumpers and Rompers... say again?!

Do you know the difference between a Jumper and a Romper? If you don't, keep reading.
Summer is here, and other than beautiful dresses, what else do I buy? Jumpers and Rompers. I know, I am confused myself, and all the jumpers and the rompers that I have are sitting quietly in my closet, waiting to be worn.

This is a Jumper.
It's made by Gypsy 05, a LA brand that I like. Check them out, do some shopping. They have a cool homepage where you will be welcomed by a lot of pigs, lambs and other animals from the Zoo.

And this is a Romper.
Still Gypsy 05.
See the difference?

In my opinion, the Jumpers and Rompers to have this summer are from Young, Fabulous and Broke and T-Bags.

Mine are still in the closet, being bored and asking to be taken out.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cartier Crocodiles

Image from Egoiste Magazine

The only way the crocodiles should be around your neck.

When they are Cartier Crocodiles.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Two Sisters

Two Sisters(On the Terrace)
Pierre Renoir

For Octavia.

Domestic Internet Princesses

Photo : heidiklum.aol.com

New York Times' style blog, The Cut, mentioned this new site, Heidi Klum's channel on Aol. The description:"part GOOP, part Oprah".

What doesn't Heidi Klum do?

Aside of having a perfect family and I don't know how many kids( a lot), she is a producer and host of Project Runway and Next Top Model in Germany, has a jewelry line and a clothing line, was a Victoria Secret angel and... enough is enough, let some other women do something too and take a vacation, Heidi.

Why I mention this is because of the tag The Cut used for this article: Domestic Internet Princesses.

Can I be a Domestic Internet Princess too?

I will take a picture of my outfit every day too, like Heidi.

Anyway, check out her site and learn things about hair, makeup, relationships, fitness and nutrition.

What else did you think?

Confine yourself to the present.

Wassily Kandinsky
Composition X

"Confine yourself to the present."~Marcus Aurelius

Vogue Paris

Latest Vogue Paris cover, shot by Mert& Marcus.
Not bad, but I still miss Carine and her covers.
Isabeli Fontana looking like Linda Evangelista.
Now, that's an original idea.
Supermodels looking like other supermodels.

Good morning World!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Do you want a lift?

Pictures from Egoiste Magazine(aka, the most beautiful magazine in the world)

We all want to be young forever, I get that.

I am drinking green tea right now, but I would rather have a frapuccino. I mostly drink the green tea because it is good for my skin, and maybe(I hope) it will prevent future wrinkles. 
I prefer to drink the tea and water  and still have lines one day, than to become a botoxed facelifted robot, as (too)many women in LA are. 

I love the way Egoiste magazine did a facelift on Mother Teresa and the Queen Elizabeth II.

A picture says a thousand words.

Do you still want a lift?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Earth laughs in flowers.

Tamara De Lempicka
Portrait of Ira P

Dolce&Gabbana summer shoes

These Dolce & Gabbana flowery beauties can be yours (or mine) for $945 at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles.
Dolce & Gabbana had a pretty good season, with this white dress being on five Vogue covers so far.

Vogue Paris, with Gisele wearing the famous white dress.

I really love the shoes ( and they don't cost $200,000 like the shoes below) and I love the dress too, and I am glad to see Dolce & Gabbana coming back to their senses and making beautiful things.

I'll take a combo, please.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

News in the World of Shoes

Getty Images

Anja Rubik is looking pretty skinny these days.
As we all know, she is the face of Giuseppe Zanotti ( lucky girl) and... that's all, I really don't know much else about her except that she is Polish( and I like that too.)
I didn't post any Cannes pictures because I am sure you've seen the dresses on about every fashion website and you have your own opinions by now. Like, Angelina should have worn another color or Eva Herzigova wore shorts about giving birth last month. What I just told you are also known as entertainment news.
The Emilio Pucci blue ostrich dress is really pretty.
 I posted the picture mostly for the shoes.
A collaboration between Giuseppe Zanotti and Chopard, the pink satin heels boasted 22 carats of diamonds, 199 carats of pink sapphires and 134 carats of rubellites all strung on rose gold chains. And were sold for about $200,000 at auction. Now, this is what I am calling expensive shoes.

Not that I want them.
I would rather have the ostrich dress. I will find some shoes at Target to match. 

Styling game


I didn't put this outfit together, this is my top secret guest stylist that I hope will agree to contribute to Maison De Diana and share more amazing outfits. I would totally wear this, how about you?

Gratitude 2

This is a picture that I randomly found online, that was not credited.
So, if you took this picture or photoshopped this picture, please let me know so you will get appropriate credit. ( this is how things work these days).

I am finally recovered from my flu ( let's call it flu, even I am not 100 percent sure what it was) which makes me extremely happy and grateful, so I thought I will write about this.  I try to be grateful every day and give thanks, but somehow, after you have been sick for awhile you learn to appreciate everything more, and see everything is a different light. In better words, you learn how to not take everything for granted.
Here are two quotes that were in my mind.

"We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.” — Marcus Annaeus Seneca

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” — Buddha

So, let's be thankful.

   The Tree Of Life
Gustav Klimt

Friday, May 20, 2011

Capstone Couture

Why, as soon as I buy something, I see somebody else wearing the same thing? I mean, the places to shop in Malibu are Planet Blue, Madison and Intermix, I don't even bother mentioning Maxfield, as we are not in the best terms anymore. But, a unique top or dress is not so unique anymore if you see it on three other people.
Well, one of a kind apparel is not just for Penelope Cruz and Charlize Theron anymore. Because that's what Diana Orr from Capstone Couture does, unique couture garments created with a story in mind. Beautiful dresses that will make you look like the princess you are meant to be.

I am so buying this for the next Viennese Ball I am attending.

Here is a little love from Elle Magazine, that loves Roseark and Capstone Couture.

You can find beautiful Capstone Couture pieces at Roseark in Santa Monica and West Hollywood and on the Capstone Couture website.

Great find.

I can't wait to do a photoshoot with the golden tank top that Diana gave me... oh wait, she gave it to Lindsay Lohan too. Fine, I can share. ( just this one time)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Louis Vuitton Fall Campaign

Steven Meisel for Louis Vuitton, Fall 2011
I know those puppies are supposed to look cute, but they look pretty mean+scary to me.
Why couldn't Louis Vuitton use Diego for this campaign? Things could have been so much better for Louis Vuitton, I'm telling you.

Me and Diego.
Maybe they want to hire him for Winter 2012?!
Steven Meisel, I will give you his info, his mom is a model too.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Marc Chagall
Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel

Les Maries de Kauai
Couture Dress made by me.

Beautiful Kauai.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Make a Funny Face!

Still home sick, so no fashion stories these days.
I decided to post this picture because:
1. It has a nice frame, I wish I would know how to use photoshop and do fun stuff like this
2.I am the only one that is posing instead of making a funny face. Or my funny face means posing. I should have stuck my tongue out or something.
3. I am wearing pyjamas for four days now, and this is a better picture than me in pyjamas.
4.These people are all great actors and know how to make a funny face.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Givenchy Time.

 Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face.
Costumes by Hubert de Givenchy
~Sunday afternoon movie~

Givenchy  by Riccardo Tisci
I think Hubert would approve.

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." ~Audrey Hepburn