Friday, December 28, 2012

Girl Crush[es]

We all have them, girl crushes. Matchbook Magazine states it best, "that indefinable blend of adoration and envy that accompanies a crush on someone you kind of love, kind of hate, but above all want to be." I don't harbor malice toward any of the following ladies but I agree that there is a certain envy mingled in our adoration of girl crushes.

Hence, I am sharing my blogging girl crushes with you today [in no particular order]:

a style of your own blog, girl crush, kelly framel, the glamorai

She's chic and gorgeous, Ms. Kelly Framel of The Glamorai. Her site looks as impeccable as she does. I love that she inspires us to be glamorous in the everyday.  

a style of your own blog, girl crush, cheetah is the new black

Alicia of Cheetah is the New Black is one of those bloggers that upon discovering her I thought, "she and I would be great friends." Not creepily, she just has a sweet way of seeming to be your best friend, exhibiting her great outfits and sharing cool advice.

a style of your own blog, girl crush, this that beauty

This That Beauty's Felicia has a way of seeming like your chic older sister who shares her insider tidbits about products with you. It's as if she shares her products with you through the screen. And she's hilarious to boot.

a style of your own blog, girl crush, hanh merriman, life in travel blog

If I could borrow have anyone's closet, it would definitely be Hanh's. Her blog Life in Travel allows us to view her stylish, avant garde outfits as she travels and picks up the zaniest pieces. She's like a more attainable Daphne Guinness.

a style of your own blog, girl crush, from me to you, jamie beck, ann street studio

My husband has to hear me constantly exclaim "Look what Jamie did!" I swear the adventures and concoctions she and Kelly dream up are a exactly how my friends BriAbigail, Jana and I live and breath our lives. We're dreamers people. I've haven't met her (yet!) but I know she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Plus she and her beau, Kevin, are adorable.

a style of your own blog, girl crush, matchbook magazine, jane lily warren, katie armour

More than a blog, this magazine curated by Jane Lily Warren and Katie Armour is a Kate Spade meets Anthropologie "field guide" to the cleverest living possible. These ladies know how to make every post a visual meal dripping in deliciousness. Are you a matchbook girl? I am :)

a style of your own blog, girl crush, tulip louise blog, anna cottrell

I've interacted with Anna a few times and she is the kindest, most stylish lady out there. In a blogging world saturated with unoriginal style, Tulip Louise is a breath of fresh air. Her closet is bursting with unique pieces that she adeptly puts together in new and fresh ways. And she's a southern gal to boot! That automatically earns one points in my book.

a style of your own blog, girl crush, honestly wtf,

These girls are just hilarious. That's really all I can say. Oh and they a have a sweetastic blog.

style of your own blog, lisa eldridge, lisa eldridge makeup artist, youtube guru

Lisa Eldridge is my makeup artist idol. She has a giving, teacher's heart which I admire and very much desire to be. She makes makeup application look effortless and somehow when she speaks (in her uber swell Brit accent) it feels like I could be the next her.  She is very encouraging! 

style of your own blog, marion berry style, girl crush blogs

Marion is one of the most genuine bloggers I have come across to date. Honest and open she puts her life out there [why is that so frightening for me?] for giggles. She has great style-the girl knows how to rock her maternity body! She is one of those women that make me proud to be a woman. Oh, and you don't want to miss out on her "Moment of the Week" posts :).

There you have it! My personal blog roll is longer than this but these ladies are very special in my blog viewing world [That came out way less creepy in my head]. Who in the blog world inspires and challenges you, all the while making you a bit envious?


Friday, December 21, 2012

Fall [into] Makeup

Fall and winter have me infatuated with deep colored lips and eyes [in the right balance] and I'm
often in front of the mirror mixing five items on my lip for the shade I want. I'm a picky colorist. 

This berry shade is a mix of an Urban Decay purple [eye] liner, Chanel 99 red lipstick, Sephora brick red lipstick, and a splash of violet eyeshadow. Am I weird? Well yes but that's another story, I was referencing the mixology [of makeup not alcohol].  Like I said, I am choosy.

The liner was inspired by Jordan Liberty's Give Good Face tutorial, though I didn't want it as perfect
or editorial looking. It's great for a change in typical liner techniques and can make your eyes open up
a bit. 

a style of your own blog, berry lips, fall makeup, winged eyeliner, fur hat, mollie booth parks

a style of your own blog, berry lips, fall makeup, winged eyeliner, fur hat, mollie booth parks

a style of your own blog, berry lips, fall makeup, winged eyeliner, fur hat, mollie booth parks

a style of your own blog, berry lips, fall makeup, winged eyeliner, fur hat, mollie booth parks

a style of your own blog, berry lips, fall makeup, winged eyeliner, fur hat, mollie booth parks

Major cheese!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Trend Favorites

Trends come and go, some worth the effort and some just don't fit my style or are plain dreadful. But then some come around and it's like HELLO you were made for me. Here are a few that I am obsessed with:

style of your own blog, tulip louise, river island ear cuff, snake ear cuff

My fascination with this unique ear piece came when I spotted Anna of Tulip Louise sporting this uber sweet cuff. Ever since I have been scouting places for one (at least) so I can join in the fun.

 style of your own blog, trends, capes, Burberry cape, coat cape

Haider Ackermann and Victor and Rolf [seen here] among others ushered capes as 'in' for fall but I blame my mother for my obsession. She always wanted to live in a time period where capes were a daily staple (think Elinor and Marianne Dashwood). She would sew them for me and my favorite was Samantha Parkington's winter cape coat she copied all on her own. Thanks mom!

Pantone 2013 color of the year, Emerald Green, style of your own blog, make up forever eye cream, emerald clutch, modcloth emerald dress, emerald green trend. Pantone
Isn't Pantone wonderful? I think they secretly pick my brain while I am sleeping and find out my favorite colors and say "VIOLA this is our new color!". Seriously. They pick all my favorites. 

And what red head doesn't love emerald? It's our best color friend! All that to say Pantone named Emerald Green as the 2013 Color of the Year. Zara already has a wonderful line of clothes in dark Emerald shades and I've been eying them so WHAT'S STOPPING ME NOW? 

style of your own blog, trends, jil sander beanie, anna dello russo, honestly wtf beanie diy,
Since my 16 years of age I claimed I single-handedly would make hats a fashionable statement all over again. With my ever growing confidence in the matter and my hat collection filling our bedroom to the brim (Pun intended? Yeah maybe), I must be doing a swell job. 

Jil Sander's models strutted the Spring 2012 catwalk with a Stephen Jones designed veiled beanie and now they're popping up everywhere. I'll probably make one as it's easier on my wallet but aren't they sweetastic? I love the modern beanie with the timeless 40's feel added by the netting. Stephen Jones is a whiz.   

There you are, my favorite trends for the time being. What are your thoughts on them? Love or hate one? Impartial? I'd love to hear other's opinions!


Monday, December 17, 2012

My Life Is Cooler In Instagram

Here are a few favorite moments from Instagram of late:

a style of your own blog, mollie booth parks

 1. My Danny Robert's recreation for my new series, Painted Face. Not going to lie, I am uber proud of
     it and the artist himself exclaimed "awesome!" on my Instagram. #Itotallysquealedwithjoy  
 2. On set of the short film A Piece of You. Makeup by me! Such fun :)
 3. Hung my mug rack so our home is now HOME. (I have a mug collection and each one has specific
      memories attached to it. I am VERY attached to them. One has traveled around the world with me.)
 4.  While assisting on set of an Exit Magazine shoot I had the honor of meeting Debra and Joyce, two
       fine ladies of Ari's Advanced Style posse. They are the epitome of style and originality. Love
       them both!
 5. My super talented photographer friend, Mallory, visited NYC soon after my move and we had an
      impromptu shoot in Central Park. Then she posted this picture on her new and amazing site. And
      now I think of myself as a celebrity of sorts. #ImtheRealDeal (check out her sweet talents here).
 6. My alter ego is a rock star (TOLD you I'm a celebrity-in my head counts).
 7. My portfolio site is complete and up on the web! Many thanks to my dashing and talented husband
     for creating it! View his talents here, and my stellar site here.
 8. It's too cold for open shoes unless you wear socks with them. Note: must make it funky or at
     least, spunky.
 9. I'm teaching myself a few tricks with my camera and the awesome Nagela of Silver Lining Studio
     snapped a candid while we dressed up Prospect Park with dainty dishes and tableware for a shoot.

There you have a peak into my life. The curated one at least. You can find me on Instagram by the same name, StyleOfYourOwn. The other days find me like the celebrity that I am trying to keep a normal life like everyone else.

For now,


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Painted Face: Danny Robert's CANDY

Once again Danny Robert's art has me drooling and wanting to paint all over my face soooo,
here is my next creation. From his piece here, I made myself all pink and bubblicious.

a style of your own blog, mollie booth parks, Danny Roberts, Igor and Andre blog, painted face,  art

The above one I mildly changed to make my lighting look more similar to Danny's version. Take a closer look at the untouched version:

mollie booth parks, Danny Roberts, Igor and Andre blog, painted face,  art

Thanks for stopping by! I love sharing the new adventures I throw myself into with you :)


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Igor + Andre Inspired Makeup Design

I have been quite taken with this painting by Danny Roberts, the enormously talented fashion illustrator and painter of Igor + Andre. On a whim last night I decided to turn myself into this painting. The results were entertaining and more fun than I anticipated. Check it out!

 Obviously I Photoshopped my eyes (naturally greenish blue) just to give it that extra pop.
It was very late with poor lighting so I am seeing things I don't like but we are our worst critic. It was a blast! Anything that combines my love of painting and makeup is definitely worth trying out.

Look out for more painting inspired makeup looks to be coming soon on the blog!