Miss Renaissance

Archives: August 2012

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Instagram Rewind

 
Miss Renaissance in Whistler

{Already missing last weekend’s Lakeside setting in Whistler, B.C. – what a magical and peaceful place!}

Miss Renaissance Flowers

{Amazing Ranunculus I picked up at a local flower shop…they’re always irresistible to me.}

Miss Renaissance Plums

{Some deliciously Roasted Plums from one of the photo shoots in Whistler…I’m working on all of my shots from the trip, stay tuned for next week’s post!}

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{Two new rolls of colorful & metallic Washi Tape. I’m addicted…this stuff just makes me happy! I get my tape fix HERE on Etsy.}

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{A new pair of pink heels with exaggerated bows I score on SUPER sale at BHLDN. These are definitely going to fashion Week with me ;-}

I love Instagram…it’s such a fun way to snap, share, and admire little tid-bits of people’s lives. If we aren’t yet, we should follow each other, I always love making new friends – I’m missrenaissance, look me up. I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Weekend! I’ll be running around town getting some last minute errands done & packing for my trip to NYC next week.

XO

 
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Design Spotlight {Lulu Frost}

 
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I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with the fantastic costume jewelry by Lulu Frost. I have been amazed by this company & its creations since its very beginnings. I met Lisa Salzer – founder and creative genius behind Lulu Frost – way back in 2004 at a Trunk Show here in Chicago. Lisa is an absolute sweetheart, and her love for combining different vintage pieces (such as old brooches or belt buckles) and creating new jewels from them in the most unexpected manner is amazing! Many of the pieces are absolute statements on their own (a perfect example is the stunning necklace pictured above!)

I’ll have the pleasure to view the Spring 2013 Lulu Frost Presentation in New York next week during Fashion Week – and I’m so excited to share the pictures & the experience with you then!!

P.S.: The company has come a long way since the start. A fun collab with J.Crew is happening as we speak – check it out Here.

XO

 
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Color Inspiration {Market Fresh}

 

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{On two middle fingers & thumb – Essie Play Date. On index fingers & pinkies – Essie Mauve-ing Along. Glitter coat on index finger – Essie A Cut Above.}

I recently got the most beautiful little basket of fresh figs at the local market. They were perfectly ripe…sweet, juicy and so delicious I ate them all on their own – nothing added whatsoever. I now wish I’d taken a picture of them, but the above image (via Pinterest) will have to do. This week’s color inspiration is an ode to those beautiful figs (yes, I’m so obsessed with food, it even inspires my manicures!)

XO

 
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Seasonally Simple

 
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I’m fresh off the plane from my amazing Photography Workshop with Aran Goyoaga in Whistler, B.C., and couldn’t wait to give you a little sneak of the wonderful things I saw, shot & ate! Over the weekend, we visited the Whistler Farmers Market. The fresh produce was stunning….especially all the different tomato varietals (yay for tomato season!) So here are a few shots of the tomatoes fresh off the farm, as well as simply roasted and ready to serve. All you need for this “recipe” is the most beautiful and fresh tomatoes you can find, drizzle them with a bit of olive oil, add some salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs (thyme and rosemary are my faves) and put them in the oven at 350-375F for about half an hour. Voila! Sweet, juicy deliciousness!!

XO

{All Photos by Miss Renaissance on location in Whistler.}

 
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My Sound of Music

 
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{Dress - Joie, Belt – Anthropologie (old, but THIS one would look great as well), Wedges – Juicy Couture (old), Bag – Proenza Schouler, Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples, Bracelets – Cartier, Winifred Grace, Jennifer Fisher (old).}

Yes, I’m German. Yes, I love fresh Mountain Air. But I hope I don’t dissappoint you when I say that you’ll probably never see me skip through an Alpine Mountain Scene wearing traditional German garb with braids in my hair.

This outfit/braid combo is as close to “The Sound of Music” as I’ll likely ever get. Let’s say it’s my Summer-in-the-city version. This floral maxi dress is comfortable and easy to wear, and the rich color palette will easily transition into Fall – major bonus, right?!

XO

{All Photos taken by the lovely Alison of Brown Eyed Style.}