When I leave, I brush my teeth with a bottle covered in shellack

A few days ago, I received a free water bottle from Victoria’s Secret with a pink purchase. Don’t get me wrong, I do love VS for many reasons but I was very disappointed with this gift. The picture in the coupon showed a little dog inside then bottle and I was under the impression that it would be like a refreezeable ice cube that I could keep in there but I was mistaken. Unfortunately, the dog is a cloth toy that really serves no propose and can’t even be used to be jewelry stand due to its size. The bottle was also the most plain, boring, simple bottle I had ever seen. Sure it was free and a nice size but of course I had to change the the fact that it was so plain.

While I have always stickered and doodled on my bottles and nalgenes, I wanted to tackle this bad boy a little differently.

Along with the useless dog, the bottle came filled with mirror/metallic confetti so I decided to give it some life instead of throwing it away.

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It was a little hard to photograph because of the reflective quality and fact that it was empty but I hope you get the idea.

Have you redecorated your bottles? Tips? Or better, send us pictures!

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“It is not down in any map; true places never are.”

A few months back I was over an old friend’s apartment for a dinner party. It was the first time I had visited his apartment and was expecting the usually college-y minimalism in design given that he was a mid-20-something bachelor. For the most part, I was right. However, what I did notice was that on one wall he had a huge nautical map, framed. Given that his walls were relatively bare otherwise, I made a comment on it, to which he pointed out that it was a gift from a friend. The two apparently had been discussing their love of nautical maps, and it seemed like a natural housewarming gift when the time came. I thought it was a nice, classic, understated piece, that really went well with whatever post-college decor he really would’ve chosen.
Since then, I have seen an abundance of maps in all shapes, sizes, and forms incorporated into artwork and wallpaper in interior design. This probably has a bit more to do with Ralph Lauren than my friend, but we won’t tell him that ūüėČ See below for a few of my favorites.

What are your thoughts on this interior decor trend? Would you do this to your walls?

xo SA

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Photos courtesy of Pinterest

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s

So I recently found out that a premiere of Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s is making its way to my own city, and I can not be more excited. I am a documentary junkie to begin with, but on the fashion industry? How can I not run to get tickets?! (And of course drag a gaggle of my friends, who are equally as excited, with me).

The event website describes the film as such:

It’s the most mythic of all American emporiums – and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman‚Äôs iconic history in Matthew Miele’s Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s. The legend, the parties, the fashion idols, the windows, the women, the buyers and shoppers — and most of all, the quintessentially American dreams of New York’s high-fashion hot-spot – all come to life in an ode to a realm where creativity and commerce reign equally supreme. With a light touch, Miele explores not just the glamour but the passion behind the daily creation of this luxury mecca in a film as dynamic, lush and intimate as the store itself.

And of course the trailer…

Are you planning on seeing the movie when it comes out? Are you overly excited and interested in getting a premiere in your home town as well?

xo SA

Lifestyles of the Rich and the Absurd…were the Madden brothers right?

Sorry for the week long hiatus, life sort of got in the way. Anyway, I recently tripped up over some news that I found highly entertaining: 

The ability to poop glitter… Yes, you read that right. I am not talking about the mythical unicorn¬†excrement¬†or even Ke$ha style but actually glittering gold or silver with your number two.¬†

Apparently old news but been revitalized more¬†recently, this Tobias Wong invention/design/creation has surfaced in a few articles lately. A designer from New York who made some strange pieces of “art” and design (obviously) created a pill that includes 24 caret gold and makes your poop sparkle. He originally created a silver version back in 1998 but now even gold is¬†available. The pills cost $425 a piece and are supposed to “work” for about 24 to 30 hours. I am not entirely sure where they are available but apparently they do exist.¬†

Tobias Wong on the other hand, unfortunately, no longer does. After¬†suffering¬†for ¬†many years from various sleep disorders the designer committed suicide three years ago in his New York apartment. Although there doesn’t seem to be very much information on him or his death, he was a regarded as an artist on the brink of success before he passed away. Some of his works have been displayed in the MoMA, including his bulletproof¬†quilted¬†duvet and rubber dipped Tiffany pearls, while others are housed in various galleries and even some traveling shows.¬†

So what do you think? If you had $425 to blow would you try these bad boys out? Or is glittery sh*t not really your thing?