Thursday, November 4, 2010

Forever 21 Fashion Finds for the Fortysomethings

Some of our favorite fashion bloggers are featured on F21's website with their fall picks. This of course inspired me to select a few pieces of my own for the fortysomething crowd.

French Terry Dolman Shrug $17.80
Shelly Tall Boots $34.80
Pull On Skinny Denim $22.80
Sheer Jeweled Top $28
Wool Blend Sweater Cardigan with Belt $22.80
Multi-Size Chain Necklace $7.80
Quilted Leatherette Wallet $12.80
Knee Length Skirt $15.80
Belted Leatherette Jacket $42.80

Monday, October 25, 2010

Martyn Lawrence-Bullard receives interior design award, and Absolutely Not Martha goes to the ceremony.

One of the perks of blogging and living in Los Angeles is having the opportunity to go to various parties and events. Last Monday night I was invited to a star-studded awards gala (at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood) honoring Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, the recipient of the prestigious 2010 Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award.

A little background on Martyn: He was named one of the world’s top 100 interior designers by Architectural Digest and will be featured on Bravo’s new program, “Million Dollar Decorator”, set to debut at the end of 2010. His client list includes Cher, Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Eva Mendes, Ellen Pompeo, Kid Rock, Sharon and Ozzie Osbourne and Tamara Mellon, founder and President of Jimmy Choo. Very impressive.

I love his work on Ellen Pompeo's classic 1920s Spanish-style home in the Hollywood Hills...
Back to the gala. Wolfgang Puck catered the affair, and I definitely enjoyed my share of miniature grilled cheese sandwiches, thin pizza mini slices, chocolate-covered Ho Hos and teeny tiny (maybe 2 inches tall) vanilla ice cream cones.

While the majority of the previously mentioned celebrities were not in attendance, with the exception of Sharon (and Kelly) Osbourne and Ellen Pompeo, I did see Shannen Doherty, Lance Bass, Cheryl Tiegs, Taylor Dane and Camille Grammer (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills). The evening's highlights for me: telling Shannen that while we were dating, my husband and I never missed an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210; chatting with Camille and letting her know I can help with any real estate needs (I just passed the California real estate salesperson exam!); and watching Taylor Dane perform "Prove Your Love". Photos of celebrities at the red carpet event are here if you'd like to see.

(Camille, call me.)

(Photos via Elle Decor and Google Images)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Would you like to advertise on Absolutely Not Martha?

There are 5 top reasons to advertise on Absolutely Not Martha. Feel free to email me (Jackie AT VanillaSpoons DOT COM) for rates.

(Image created by JKLDesign)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Green = Good + Glamorous

Los Angeles-based interior designer Lori Dennis is author of the soon to be released Green Interior Design (November), a book which covers every aspect of residential interior design from a green perspective. It's filled with over 100 color photos of projects and furnishings and is a wonderful go-to resource for those looking to create eco-friendly interiors.

I couldn't resist posting a few photos of this Hollywood Hills home which Lori worked on...

Visit Lori's portfolio to see more examples of her amazing work.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Have a Coke and a smile.

As I mentioned before, when I've got nothing -- The Sartorialist always delivers.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I'm smitten with Smitten Kitchen's gluten free recipes.

In case you haven't already checked it out, I thought I'd pass along Smitten Kitchen's Gluten-Free Archive.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Babs and Jen

For several years now, I've been telling my family how much I think Jennifer Aniston resembles Barbra Streisand. Well, apparently someone at Harper's Bazaar thinks so, too. (Fun fact: Jennifer's "Streisand-ification" took place in an old Los Angeles theater surrounded by iconic images of Barbra and with "People" on rotation.)

Did anybody ever tell you that you look like a certain celebrity?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Summer's sweet escape

Editors at the DailyCandy rounded up their favorite beaches for a weekend getaway. Where do you like to go for a weekend escape?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

James Perse

I love a store where one can find a modern classic v-neck dress AND an equally stylish dog bowl.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New York women share their parents' wedding-day photos.

Fourteen New York women share the stories and pictures of their parents' big day with Piper Weiss, author of the book, My Mom, The Style Icon (Spring 2011), based on her blog. (Those are Chloe Sevigny's parents in the first photo.)

Monday, July 19, 2010

How to make fresh mozzarella cheese

I just came across this amazing little mozzarella-making video which also features a combination of classical music and gangsta rap song "This Is Why I'm Hot" by MIMS.

(Via Luxirare)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Edgy and easy

I love how her jewelery and tattoo provide a bit of edginess to an otherwise carefree summer look. (Many commenters at The Sartorialist thought the lace looked like a hairy chest!)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

This is a glamorous swimsuit.

Anthropologie has created "a maillot that combines silver screen allure with girl-next-door appeal." (To be worn in one of these.)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cool pools

With the unofficial start of summer last weekend, I think it's only fitting to bring on the aquatic imagery.

(Photos via Apartment Therapy)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Forever 21 dresses

I recently bought this business ready dress at Forever 21. Somehow I missed these...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Justin and Jessica in New York

Last week, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were spotted taking a stroll through the West Village, having brunch in Tribeca and checking out two Broadway shows. (I just noticed how they share the same facial expression in each photo! Neat.)

Friday, April 23, 2010

I've been so busy, but here are some things which recently caught my eye...

Karen Walker dress.
Karen Walker straw hat.
Single large bud oxidized ring from Deka Ray, not Karen Walker.

(All these items found at Gargyle.)