Glitter & Pearls

Prabal Gurung Runway Jewelry

Backstage and across the runway at the 2012 Prabal Gurung shows, models were strewn with creepy crawly metal baubles – and oddly enough, I totally like it.  These semi-creepy cow skull jewels are a bizarre mix of “cowboys and aliens” and made for quite the statement on this year’s runway.

Image Via moveslightly


Don’t forget about The Limited $100 Giveaway!


Hand-Painted Cakes + Creative Outlets

I’m featuring these jaw-dropping hand-painted cakes over on Glitter Weddings today, but the stunning creations, by the oh-so-talented, Maggie Austin, were too cool not to share here.  Each of the former ballerina’s designs looks like a watercolor work of art; almost too good to eat … almost.  Maggie even offers a two-day intensive flower workshop in D.C. (where I desperately need to be.)

Also, I’ve noticed that the more I blog, i.e., delve into this unbelievably creative world, the more cities I want to visit and re-visit, and the more creative classes I desperately want to take.  In the past week alone I’ve considered pottery, cake painting, wire-wrapping, and novel writing.

Does anyone else have this problem?  Do you take classes “just for fun”?  Do you have the time or do you make the time?

Images Via: Maggie Austin

The Limited Opening + a $100 Giveaway

Last Friday The Limited re-opened it’s doors with a grand opening at my hometown mall in Miami.  Along with a ribbon cutting, The Limited offered a huge raffle, free tote with any purchase, style advice, store tours, a whopping 40% off everything in the store, and more.

The Limited, post-makeover, is a preppy mix of Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, and J.Crew.  All of the clothing is on-trend, full of color-blocking, Missoni-esque sweater designs, scarves, pleats, sleek lines, and an accessories section I could have spent weeks in.

And now for the GIVEAWAY …

The Details:

One $100 Gift Card valid at The Limited will be given away!

Open to USA residents only

To Earn votes:

Leave a comment on this post (with your name and e-mail address) telling G&P about all of your G&P + The Limited love.

Then visit The Limited online, and check out their Facebook page for details on all of the upcoming store openings!

GIVEAWAY ENDS Wednesday, March 14th, 2012.



Stars In Her Hair
February 21, 2012, 11:37 am
Filed under: Backstage, DIY, Hair | Tags: , , , , ,

OB-sessed with these star hair clips featured on the models’ glossy coifs at the recent Rodarte show.  The hair artists used star hair accessories from Rodarte on some girls, and rows of bobby pins on others.   I’m dreaming in DIY.

Images: Rodarte // Found on: Into the Gloss

Introducing: Glitter Weddings
November 7, 2011, 4:54 pm
Filed under: Backstage, Blog Love, Weddings

I know that I have been missing-in-action as of late, but that’s only because I have been slaving away (with the help of my uber-talented designer and a very supportive/hungry husband); but I’m proud to announce our love child: Glitter Weddings. Glitter Weddings is a glittering new wedding resource offering wedding inspiration for the modern bride who wants it all and wants to do it all.

The story goes a little something like this …

I married the love of my life last year, and for months before the big day, I reveled in spending all of my free time planning the kitschy-est wedding I could come up with. I pride myself on being tacky.  I am also a monumental overachiever – Type-A personality all the way.

When planning my own wedding, I scoured the wedding magazines and blogs, bookmarking and tearing out pages until my inspiration board was an encyclopedia rather than a corkboard. With Glitter Weddings, I hope to bring all of that drool-worthy inspiration to one place, and to convince the Bride who wants it all, that she can in fact have it all. With plenty of inspiration, dedication, and organization, your perfect wedding is completely achievable (with the occasional stress-reducing online impulse shoe buy … classified as “wedding therapy.”)

So scroll, click, and share (pretty please), and feel free to offer your thoughts, feedback, criticism (sent with cookies).  I hope you all love my latest pet project.  Fingers crossed that Glitter Weddings can and will grow into something great!

The Glittered Coif
April 6, 2011, 10:29 pm
Filed under: All In The Details, Backstage

Erica at Honestly…WTF posted these glittering pictures of the gold wigs backstage at Comme des Garçons.   I love how space-age these wigs look.  The stiff gold texture poof looks like a hairstyle Jane Jetson would step into her conveyer-belt-closet and appear on the other end wearing.

Also, I am definitely investing in a can of gold glitter hairspray.

NYFW Erin Fetherston
February 19, 2011, 12:34 am
Filed under: Backstage, FASHION

Like any devoted blogger/shopper, I have clicked through hundreds of gorgeous images from New York Fashion Week, thinking up one million posts about all of the glamour.  And then I stumbled upon Erin Fetherston’s latest collection and contemporary line, Erin.  Always a fan of “contemporary” collections (better known as an achievable price point), Erin’s new array was nothing short of perfect.  Feminine, frothy, and just plain lovely – the confections look sweet enough to eat.  Oooh, and that hair.  Love.

{all images a la Keiko Lynn}