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


A Rainbow of Pastels
January 23, 2012, 9:23 am
Filed under: All In The Details, Design, FASHION | Tags: , , , , ,

Aren’t these images just lovely?  The shades of pastel remind me of a tray of jelly beans or box of colored chalk.  Can I rewind and go back to Kindergarten for a little while?

Images: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

Friday Link Love

Happy long weekend (for those of you who celebrate MLK from the luxury of your sofa).  This mini break came out of nowhere for me – I have no plans, other than innumerable errands (they never end, I tell you!) and a Golden Globes watching party (total guests = me; hubby and pup sleep through everything sans insights into the universe and barking tv dogs … you guess who enjoys what.)

I already featured this one over here on Glitter Weddings, but this sweet DIY project is too adorable (and simple) to miss out on, for those not getting married and/or chronically obsessed with weddings in general (➳ hand raised).

When it comes to bracelets, I can’t get enough; and the kind I can make myself, even better {for my budget and my sanity – crafting (and shopping, and baking, and reading, and shopping, and shopping) is my therapy.}  {DIY here.}

These shoes are magical.  That is all.  {Get it: Free People Hardware Loafer}

And lastly, did you know that there is a way to see what images are being pinned from your site, or any other site you are interested in on Pinterest?  The URL is “ domain name here)”.   Basically, to see images being pinned from my site, I go to and  You can also read what people write about your images, see what boards they are saved to, and how many times they’ve been re-pinned.

By the way, if you’ve been completely lost the last few lines or so, read my love fest over Pinterest here and check out my very own Pinterest pages: Glitter & Pearls and Glitter Weddings; and then leave me a comment with your e-mail address and I’ll forward you an invite!


Shoes I’d Love to Love

But seriously, I love them already.

UPDATE: Thanks to Pinterest, I just learned that the shoes were featured in the DW by Kanye West runway show at Paris Fashion Week, and are likely a part of the new brand (fingers crossed that the hit store shelves!)  The shoes are designed by Giuseppe Zanotti for DW by Kanye West Spring 2012.

Shoes found here // Originally here