such an interesting way to tell a story. and an interesting story, too.
thanks to the flashdance for showing me this awesome vid!
crazy things happen when the weather gets hot, and you’d better believe we’ve got a trick up our sleeves. there’s something feminine and summery about face-framing braids, and it’s easier to achieve this look than you might think. this week we give you the ace of braids–in a first-ever video tutorial!
ace of braids from alexmichael may on Vimeo.
if you’re anything like me, you
sometimes often get out of bed at the very last minute, relishing every last nanosecond of post-snooze bliss before scrambling out the door to your crazy day. while i still grasp firmly to the dreams of the day when i will rise early, run 23.7 miles, cook and enjoy a three course breakfast, shower AND shave AND exfoliate, apply a full face of makeup and put on my pre-laid-out outfit that i prepared the night before while listening to Tchaikovsky Symphony#6 and doing yoga, a girl’s gotta have a plan b, yes?
enter the forget me knot, a romantic and deceivingly simple alternative to putting your hair back or pulling a britney. you simply need a few bobbie pins and a clear or black (depending on your hair color) hair elastic.
we finished ours with a studded barrette by collude to add a little extra edge. now tell me, what are YOUR tips for a streamlined a.m. routine?
style by cynthia marie. photos, layouts and text by alex michael may.
i was a big fan of the pointed toe last time, and i’m loving the reemergence found in flats. there are so many amazing options out there right now–and the best part is that each ultra expensive pair i covet seems to have a little less-expensive doppelgänger running around somewhere…
run ’em like run ’em run ’em.
i recently created this striped table runner while decorating for a friend’s bachelorette party, and it turned out so cute, we used it at the wedding too! this can be applied in any color (why not try a warm palette for the summer, or go with an ombre effect!) and on almost anything (new curtains, anyone?!)
i used wide painter’s tape i picked up at my local paint supply store, a plain canvas runner (you can get yardage and leave it unfinished, too! i’ve been wanting to try burlap!!) and acrylic or fabric paint in the color of your choice. i find sponge brushes make application a cinch.
make sure you let the paint dry fully before peeling the tape.
now tell me, how will YOU use this super simple technique?
i think foodie fever is contagious. the more i hang around with these certain friends of mine, the more i catch the sickness. i never thought it would happen to me.
alas, after a weekend filled with the likes of homemade avocado ice cream (oh em gee! you have to try to believe!) and a life-changing experience at the farmer’s market, not to mention a fun day of cooking and chronicling (for your later enjoyment, i assure you!) planned next weekend, it’s safe to say i’m teetering on the edge of obsession. just look at some of my latest pins to see what i mean.
i’m really drawn to styling that looks like you’ve caught someone in the act, either in creating or enjoying the food. i love the little messy details that add character. i love bright, cheery and clean shots, and dark, brooding and decadent shots. i love tomato seeds, flour and crumbs. muffins shaking loose of their pans, bright juicy raspberries rolling along the counter.
sigh. can’t you see it? i’m in love.
and do what you always said you would.
that’s right, listen to the profound words of r. kelly.