Ok, so I will admit, BECAUSE I was feeling a little bit guilty about not blogging for a week and also feel the need to share information with you that your more than likely don’t care about, I’ve decided to make a final post this evening on a few of my favorite things which was inspired by … VANITY FAIR.
Let me explain. One of my favorite inclusions in Vanity Fair Magazine is the “My Stuff” contribution (weird- I know). In fact, whenever I receive VF in the magazine this is the very first thing I search for. Literally, I tear off the plastic and start rummaging through the magazine to see who is featured in “MY STUFF.” I guess it is just absolutely IMPERATIVE that I know what the celebrity of the month is using, reading, wearing, where they are traveling, what they are listening to, and what type of sheets they are sleeping on! Some of them don’t really intrigue me, several are obviously wittier than others, but a few, like this one by Ivanka Trump, I LIVE by! Once you start reading them, I promise, you will get hooked as well! The Oct. ‘09 Issue features Blake Mycoskie and just GUESS where Blake lives? “On a 45-Foot Hunter Sailboat in Marina del Rey.” SEE? How many of us can say THAT.
“MY STUFF” : PART 1 : Haley Schultheis
DISCLAIMER: Because I will most probably not be featured in the “MY STUFF” section of Vanity Fair any time soon, I’m writing and publishing a piece myself (which does not have any affiliation to Vanity Fair magazine). Below are the “HOME” and “BEAUTY” sections as the “FASHION” and “INSPIRATIONS” categories deserve a future posting of their own…..
— HOME —
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Dallas, Texas.
Bouquet of Pink Peonies, 1873 by Camille Pissarro
FAVORITE ART: Modigliani, Matisse, Mark Shaw, Pissarro, Vigée-Lebrun
STATIONERY: Anything from Stella Dallas and of course I admire Smythson (from afar).
FAVORITE FLOWERS: Anyone that knows ANYTHING about me, knows that it is a pink peony (home garden fresh if possible) and I do love hydrangeas.
FAVORITE GADGETS: I will admit: my Macbook and my BlackBerry.
FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANTS: Mint… hands down. I could SERIOUSLY go there every day. I also love Sangria Tapas Bar and Toulouse (these all happen to be Lombardi Restaurants.. hmmm)….
FAVORITE COCKTAIL: Anything with champagne, specifically, a French 75.
FAVORITE DESSERT: Tiramisu and coffee.
FAVORITE SNACK: Almonds or cheese.
— BEAUTY —
LIPSTICK: The Lipstick Queen in Medieval by Poppy King, on top of Benefit’s “Lip Plump” which I’ve worn with or without lipstick for 9 years.
MASCARA: La Prairie Cellular Treatment Mascara Instant Build... it’s actually good for your lashes and I think blows DiorShow out of the water.
MOISTURIZER: Jurlique.. it’s all natural, organic, and feels like a second (silky) skin on your face.. it’s fantastic AND Australian (even better)!
FACIAL SCRUB: Jurlique wins again.. almonds & honey, smells wonderful, not too rough… and again, all natural. Read about their ingredients! Incredible!
PERFUME: I feel like I’m giving away a life secret here, but I’ve loved Chelsea Flowers by Bond No. 9 ever since my dear father first purchased me a bottle during the summer of 2004 from the original store off Madison Avenue. We just stumbled across the tiny shop and it was before the perfume was mass produced, carried in Saks, and prior to everyone knowing what it was/having it… the good old days :) my second two are tied: Mademoiselle by CHANEL (never cease to receive compliments) and for a day scent.. Infusion d’Iris by PRADA.
TOOTHPASTE: (because Ivanka shared she uses Crest) AquaFresh.. there is nothing like it…
HAIRCUT: Hair by Charlie. Charlie Price is AMAZING and just finished styling 30++ shows during New York Spring 2010 Fashion Week in Bryant Park!!
SOAP: Santa Maria Novella “milky soap” in the scent of GARDENIA can be purchased through LAFCO NY
— END —
can’t wait to share CLOTHES & INSPIRATIONS (PART 2)… I know you will be waiting for them :)
*my photograph by: Bret Sano.