Glitter & Pearls


Pretty in PINK + The Cork Debate

A few years back, MAV (Maria Alexandra Vettese) created a now very well-known and well-styled campaign for Victoria’s Secret PINK, and that campaign and brand re-haul stuck.  MAV now keeps these stunning little vignettes and inspiration boards neatly photographed on her site, so that we all may swoon just a little bit.

In addition to being a magpie to all things pink, I’m in love with the “old-fashioned” inspiration board.  I’m sort of torn about internet inspiration – the internet has sort of swallowed our inspiration up whole and also helped to foster it in a big way.  Though many of us have become Pinterest addicts, there’s something genuine and ever-inspiring about a back-to-basics cork board.

Inquiring minds want to know (me, me, me), are you a child of the future – i.e., online pin boards are your calling, or is the cork and push-pin more your style?

Images via Maria Alexandra Vettese

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Weekend Plans

My weekend lies somewhere between this + this …

i.e., working/writing + drinking (cheers to green beer day!)

Happy Saint Patty’s Weekend!

Image Board Created by Glitter & Pearls // Original Images: 1 // 2



This + That – Flowers

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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



This + That – Citrus

That incredible-looking cake is actually inspired by Stella McCartney’s spring collection; Apollina created this Stella Cake (a Citrus Cake with Lemon Curd Filling and Orange Lemon Icing) with the collection in mind.

Image Board created by: Glitter & Pearls // Images: 1 featuring the citrus-print blouse by Stella McCartney // 2 // 3



Neon Pink + Nude
March 1, 2012, 2:27 pm
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I’m a huge fan of converging colors and trends from different seasons, i.e., adding pops of bright color to winter neutrals.  And a few months go, Bobbi Brown released the Spring 2012 Neons and Nudes collection, and I swooned over the brights and neutrals.

The neon and nude trend of this past Fall + Winter – the nude color a nod to the cooler weather – but the hot pink (or any neon solid, really) draws us right into Spring.

Images: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

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All In Black + White

I adore days off (thank you, Presidents.)  Though, really, a Monday off is hardly different from the normal Saturday + Sunday off, I feel somehow like I’m playing hooky by missing a typically blech (ick, Mondays) day.  And obviously, I’m still working.  But today, it’s 100% from home, in my pajamas, my hair in tangles, and I’m so so happy.

Mind you, some of the pictures are a bit cheeky …

Images: 1 // 2 (Brigitte Bardot) // 3 // 4 (Alexa Chung for Vogue Italia July 2011)