This morning I created a new blog using Blogger. I feel like I will be able to personalize my blog more than I can using WordPress. Sometimes I just don’t understand WordPress….like when people link to one of my posts, but they don’t have my correct name. It is very strange. Anyway, the new site is www.jenniferjanesstylejournal.blogspot.com. Hopefully I this new project will inspire me to post more often about the things that I enjoy and love!
One of my new favorite blogs is Design For Mankind. They have a category called “Roadmaps: A Guide to Creative Pursuit” which is very helpful. It includes not only inspiration, but also has advice and information to give readers the motivation to live out their dreams. So much fun!
A few months back, I ordered an Erte print. I was sooo excited when it arrived, but the frame was wrong, so it had to be sent back and reframed. Now our living room is pretty much complete with my Erte girl. I just finished reading Barbara Walter’s memoir, and she told how Erte designed show costumes for her father’s nightclub. She now collects his sketches and has a whole wall of them. I would love to see a picture of that.
The ugliest frame known to man…
I love this Burda Seaside Accessories pattern! How cute is the tent?
You can buy this pattern from Fabric.com for only $7.98 AND the sewing level is easy!
The bloggers of Lipstick Tracez
I just love trendcentral.com. This morning, their newsletter featured cool websites and included was Lipstick Tracez. The founder, Reggie Casagrande, wants to “provide a culture-rich, lifestyle-driven destination for women”. That already sounds refreshing and fabulous! A little bit more from the Trendcentral newsletter: “…she’s handpicked an arsenal of dynamic women, including entrepreneurs, artists, designers, journalists, educators, and other creative types, to continually contribute their thoughts, ideas, and dreams about art, street trends and pop culture as they see fit. In addition to the 18 individual “lipstick” blogs, the site also features interviews with and original content from emerging and established names in the art and design worlds.”
I checked out a few of the blogs already and was pleased. The women all seem great-edgy with their own minds. In fact, on Cindy’s blog, I thought I recognized her bedroom, and as it turns out, she is one of the designers of the fashion line Libertine. (Her apartment was featured in Domino last year-I swear I am not a stalker). Anyway, I can’t wait to check out all of the ladies’ blogs and hope you do to!