Splash of Color

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Reese Witherspoon Weds Jim Toth!

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Reese Witherspoon married Jim Toth early Saturday evening at her 6-acre ranch in Ojai, Calif.

Reese wore a custom-designed Monique Lhuillier gown, the actress, 35, exchanged vows with CAA agent, Jim Toth, 40, in front of 120 family members and friends.

Here’s how Us Weekly described the event:

Witherspoon’s best friend, Heather Rosenfield, served as matron of honor, and her kids with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe — daughter Ava, 11, and son Deacon, 7 — took part in the ceremony. The Oscar winner’s young nieces served as flower girls.

The “Tennessee Waltz” was the processional music for Toth and the kids, while Witherspoon walked down the aisle to “Here Comes the Bride.” The 20-minute ceremony was officiated by Reverend Jimmy Bartz, founder of Thad’s church in Santa Monica, where the couple have been attending weekly Sunday services. The duo exchanged wedding bands designed by jeweler William Goldberg.

Located 90 miles north of Los Angeles, the Ojai ranch — where the star gardens and keeps horses, donkeys, pigs, goats and chickens — has been Witherspoon’s rural escape for years.

It’s the second wedding for the actress, who divorced Phillippe, 36, back in 2007 after seven years of marriage. Shortly after ending a three-year relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, she and never-married Toth began dating in January 2010. (Although A-list firm CAA also counts Witherspoon as a client, Toth has never represented her.)

The star’s rep confirmed their engagement to Us on Dec. 28, 2010. “They are extremely happy,” the rep said.

About a week later, Witherspoon debuted her engagement bling — a 4-carat, $250,000 Ashocka cut diamond ring from William Goldberg — at a Laker’s Game.

Sources close to the newlyweds tell Us they’re the perfect match. Says one pal of Toth, who’s bonded with her kids: “He’s a very confident guy who takes care of her.”

In a courtyard in front of the Ojai house, the Monique Lhuillier-clad actress, 35, and CAA agent Toth, 40, exchanged vows and William Goldberg wedding bands beneath a canopy.

About 120 family members and friends– including Sean Penn, Scarlett Johansson, Renee Zellweger, Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer Meyer, Robert Downey Jr., Matthew McConaughey and love Camila Alves, Alyssa Milano, Colin Hanks, Isla Fisher and hubby Sacha Baron Cohen— were on hand for the bash.

Reverend Jimmy Bartz, of the Santa Monica church regularly attended by the couple, officiated the 20-minute service, and Witherspoon’s children (with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe) Ava, 11, and Deacon, 7, participated in the ceremony.

Matron of honor duties went to Witherspoon’s best friend Heather Rosenfield, whose little boys served as ring bearers; the star’s nieces were flower girls.

In a fitting turn for the Southern-born actress, a bluegrass band played “Tennessee Waltz” as the processional music for Toth and the kids, segueing to “Here Comes the Bride” for Witherspoon’s walk, and playing “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” during the ceremony.

Immediately following the “I do” exchange, guests retreated to a one-hour cocktail party behind the house.

The special night’s theme? Rustic, farm-style, of course! (At her bucolic Ojai spread, Witherspoon gardens and keeps horses, donkeys, pigs, goats and chickens.) The outdoor decor included lanterns and chandeliers hanging from trees, mismatched antique chairs and distressed benches set throughout the property, a wood plank dance floor, antique leather sofas, jute rugs, wago wheels and Turkish textile pillows.

Different arrangements of white, blush and lavender flowers were set up on each table in mason jars, fish catcher lanterns and antique pots. And large moss-covered pots with lavender were set up all over the estate.

When it was time for dinner, guests sat down at long tables in a fabric-lined tent behind the house.  On the menu, catered by L.A. eatery Lucques: endive salad with olives and fava beans; wild striped bass with? potatoes, chanterelles and garlic; mustard grilled chicken with haricort vert and herb roasted lamb with braised artichokes.  For dessert? A grand wedding cake designed by Erica O’Brien, a separate table of sweet treats — and a s’mores lounge!

After the meal, guests boogied on the dance floor to DJ-spun tunes. When it was time to call it a night, revelers departed clutching gift bags with pecan currant scones from a local baker.

Says a pal of the couple, who began dating in January 2010: “They feel like they’ve hit the jackpot in this relationship!”

Elizabeth Taylor Passes Away

Elizabeth Taylor Dies of Congestive Heart Failure at 79

We all knew this beauty.  The last original Hollywood Starlet has passed away at the early age of 79 from congestive heart failure.  The world truly mourns the loss of such a legend.  Although many critics will say her acting was no good, or her personal life with men was unstable…but to me, she will always be the most glamorous Hollywood legend.  She accomplished so much in her lifetime and made a huge footprint on society with her smoldering good looks and generous charity work.  Elizabeth Taylor began her acting career in 1944 with the hit “National Velvet” when she was only 12-years-old.  Then came many more films like, “A place in the sun,” “Cleopatra,” “Cat on a hot tin roof,” and many many more.

 

Taylor’s son, Michael Wilding, issued a statement saying, “My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest with great passion, humor and love.  Though her loss is devastating to those who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world, her remarkable body of work in film, her ongoing success as a business woman, and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/Aids all make us incredibly proud of what she accomplished.”

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Forever 21: Affordable Animal Print Pieces

As many of your know…I’m having an Animal Print Theme Party for my birthday this year =)  It’s the year of themes and I’m going to rock mine out in style ❤

For those of you who don’t know what to where or don’t want to spend a lot~~ Check out the affordable Forever 21 pieces below!

 

 

 

 

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Animal Instincts

This is like my fifth time posting about my obsession with Animal Prints.  I LOVE IT!  I love the classic pattern and how it transcends across various looks, cultures, countries and eras.

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A celeb family that I love who adores animal print too~~

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My DREAM shoe closet

Lace Out

I can go on and on about my obsession with lace.  The fabric itself comes in so many varieties, yet always exudes a romantic/rustic/boho quality.  LOVE IT.

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Forever 21: Donating all proceeds to Relief in Japan (TODAY ONLY)

Forever 21 to Donate All Online Sales Made Today to Disaster  Relief in Japan

All the proceeds spent on all of Forever 21’s websites will be donated to the American Red Cross’s efforts to aid people in Japan devastated by the tsunami.

I bought my stuff, will you be buying yours?!

Look of the Day: Black Lace

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Furla Candy Bags: Summer 2011 Collection

I came across these bags from Style Bubble and HAD to write about them.  They’re hideous!  I can totally see how Furla Jelly bags are great for kids~ but an adult woman?  They might be cute in person, or perhaps that ONE outfit.  But the material is like a lint roller for dust, dirt and other crap you don’t want your purse to pick up!

I dunno…you guys can let me know what you think of this collection…

From Style Bubble:

I Want Candy

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Pub quiz question… what’s Furla all about?  Alright Furla, Furla…  what does this label conjure up for me?  Well to be honest, not a lot other than bags that are somewhere between high end designer and mid-priced range and perhaps more apt as gifts for my mum (give her anything Made in Italy that’s not excessively priced and she’s a happy bunny).

A bit of Google self-informing and I find their latest S/S 11 advertising campaign featuring Italian artist Ottonella Mocellin and photographed by Francesco Carrozzini, in a cinematic way that reminds me of Alex Prager’s “Week-End” series.  Furla’s already throwing a curveball on me. Then they waved candy in my face.  Their range of ‘Candy’ bags from their S/S 11 range basically is a boiled sweet transformed into bag form.  Or wine gum, gummy bear, pear drops, jelly babies – whichever luminously coloured sweetie works for you.

This was the way that I got lured in by the Candy Man aka Furla and so the bags in pink and orange have landed here, permeating the room with a heady beach ball-esque scent that reminds me of the sort of disposable toys that you’d get at Great Yarmouth.  That’s a good thing by the way considering how many rubber dingies I loved lying in, to inhale both sea air and plastic.

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They also come with miniature Candy bags that are USB sticks as well as doubling up as Barbie-appropriate sized bags should you still be err… the sort to play with Barbie dolls…

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Transclucent rubber in shades of pink and orange (as well as yellow, blue, green and black) have tricked me into thinking that summer is ‘just around the corner’.  Days where pool water could splash them and sun could light them up, illuminating the  vague outlines of its contents.  Funny how I’m thinking up these cliches associated with waterproof rubber bags when Furla themselves have gone for a rather more dramatic and slightly sinister image in their ad campaign as the candy bag is lit up like a fire fly.  It probably demonstrates how much I’m yearning for sun drenched days when you can give ‘serious’ leather bags a rest and swing some of this bag jelly on your arms.  I’ll spare the beach bare-all outfits though and stick to spring-y solutions just to convince myself that sun is on its way…

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(Worn with vintage Celine stripy top, COS dress, Cacharel socks, Dries Van Noten shoes, Verdel knitted turban)

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(Vintage sheer robe, Louise Gray dress, Pierre Hardy x Louise Goldin booties)

The draw of sun, water and plastic fumes aside, there is of course a slightly transparent quality to the Candy bag.  Not entirely see-through given its boiled sweet quality, but your bits and bobs are definitely visible.  In support of the ol’ “What’s in your bag?” post that most fashion bloggers tend to experience at least once in their blogging lifetime, I’ve bared all here, so you guys can one up on me and outdo my paltry bag contents portrayal.  Mine are pretty boring – essential and excessive due to the roominess of the bag.  I’ve seen some beautifully presented bag contents, arranged and displayed in a weirdly spell-binding way so I invite you all to do what the inner fashion blogger spirit in all of you is telling you to do, by emailing your photos of artfully arranged bag contents to stylebubble@gmail.com

Everyone who participates who’s in and around London, is invited to a shindig at the Furla store in London (in-store 20% discount, booze and DJs I gather…) in April.  At the event, five winners overall will be announced and each will receive the Candy bags of their colour choice.  We can then all get together and get ourselves down to the lido just to have them all bobbing about in the water for jokes… ah, another waterproof/rubber bag cliche.  I’m just full of them.

I have no idea what makes the ‘best’ “What’s in Your Bag?” picture but anything that makes me chuckle is a start I guess.  Choosing five of them may be completely arbitrary but then again we’re talking about rubber bags here, not the Pulitzer.  Empty your bag and see what unfolds…

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Bag of M&S cashew nuts (I’m prone to feeling cranky without regular eats), Canon S95, Oyster card in Delvaux card holder, eye drops, tissues, Penhaligons Artemis solid perfume compact (for inhaling on the smelly tube), Chanel mascara, No. 7 concealer and powder, Bourjois eyeliner, YSL Touche Eclat (yes, I’m THAT predictable, Topshop nail polish, blush and nude lippie (I’m finding their products fairly reliable…) cheap paperback (this changes on a weekly basis because I crunch through books fast on bus rides), Blackberry, Louis Vuitton passport holder (that I use as a wallet…), Royal Mail cards (I always have stuff to pick up at the delivery office), Carmex, USB stick (I’m using the Sibling one at the moment that also comes with a handy beer mat… ), keys, Smythson diary (thanks Lane Crawford for the Crimbo gift), Sharpie pen

*This post was sponsored by Furla… not a line I normally pull, but I swear it’s only because the Candy bags look like boiled sweets…

Tao Okamoto for Bergdorf Goodman

Tao Okamoto is a Colorful Desert Rose for Bergdorf Goodman

Tao Okamoto is a Colorful Desert Rose for Bergdorf Goodman

Tao Okamoto is a Colorful Desert Rose for Bergdorf Goodman

Tao Okamoto is a Colorful Desert Rose for Bergdorf Goodman

Tao Okamoto is a Colorful Desert Rose for Bergdorf Goodman

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From UsWeekly: Justin Timberlake “Miserable” With Jessica Biel for Years

Cover Story: Pal: Justin Timberlake “Miserable” With Jessica Biel for Years

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They just weren’t in synch.

In a statement to UsMagazine.com last Thursday, reps for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel said the pair “mutually have decided to part ways.” The harsh truth: Timberlake, 30, “had been aggressively trying to end things” with the actress, 29, since the Golden Globes Jan. 16, one source close to the singer tells the new Us Weekly, out Wednesday.

What’s more, the pal adds, “he hasn’t been happy with Jessica for close to two years.” (The couple got together in January 2007, shortly after Timberlake’s split from Cameron Diaz.)

“You’d be surprised at how soon the love was lost on this one,” the friend continues. “Justin said he was miserable.”

Timberlake finally fessed up to his feelings about the relationship shortly after his Jan. 31 birthday. “He just said he didn’t want to marry her and it didn’t feel right,” another source says. Biel, the source says, was blindsided. “It just stung her in the heart.”

But even in that final “talk,” Timberlake didn’t come clean about his rampant affairs with other women (including actress Olivia Munn, among others.) “He didn’t admit the cheating, even though we all knew it,” the insider says.

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake SPLIT!

Basically the whole world isn’t surprised.  this couple was breaking up over the past two years.  They’ve been dating since 2007 and their relationship has always been plauged by breakup rumors~
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“Addressing the media speculation regarding Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s relationship, we are confirming that they mutually have decided to part ways. The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other.”

 

Helen Kaminski “Mita” Visor from Bloomindales

I WANT THIS HAT!!!

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I get that it’s a bit older looking (since  I”m only 26), but I think it’s the perfect Golf Hat!  I will protect my face against the sun (helping me to fight aging) and also not be obnoxious on the course =)

Helen Kaminski “Mita” Visor

PRICE: $118.00