Friday, February 24, 2012

My Finds

Hello Lovelies,

I hope you are all having a wonderful week because I am.

First...some BIG NEWS! I got the place I wanted in the Heights and now the dreaded process of downsizing my apartment and packing begins lol.

I wanted to share some finds with you from two of my FAV shops

Nintendo Earrings $15 at Beatniks

Yep, only $15 at Beatniks

Buck Buttons $1 at Beatniks

Each is a little different

Unique Engraved Vintage Utensils at One Green Street

Green Pomegranate Tea by Art of Tea at One Green Street

Bacon Chocolate Bar...Yes, I love bacon! One Green Street

I'll keep you updated and don't forget about MAD about Pearls on March 2nd at One Green Street.


Have a wonderful Friday!


Blissfully,

~Crystal


Friday, February 17, 2012

A History Lesson in Black Art: Romare Bearden

Hello Lovelies,

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Macy's Celebrates Black History Month Event featuring the works of Romare Bearden. In honor of Black History Month, Macy's and the Romare Bearden Foundation celebrated the 100th birthday of Romare Bearden- artist, visionary, and scholar.


Having a mother who's an artist and an art teacher she was thrilled I had the opportunity to see the work of this amazing artist. An artist who's beginnings take him back to Boston University where he served as the art director of Boston University's Beanpot, a student humor magazine, to his first solo exhibition in Harlem in 1940, to a whirlwind of wonders in art, publications, public service, honors and awards.
September 28, 2011 The Romare Bearden Commemorative USPS stamps were unveiled.


The exhibit featured two of his most famous works and works from artist who were inspired by his methods. Bearden's niece spoke on his life and contributions to the community, as well as the importance of the work of the Romare Bearden Foundation. He was truly a great man.

Falling Star, c.1979

The Latern, c.1979

Through out the reception a jazz band played Bearden's music which had previously been recorded by Branford Marsalis, Tito Puente and Billy Eckstine. [Crazy sidenote: I actually meet Branford's brother, Wynton Marsalis, whose record cover was designed by Bearden, when I was a little girl attending art shows with my mother.] This is Wynton Marsalis in the video below.



The exhibit will stay at Macy's at the Galleria in Houston, TX until Feb. 26th so please make sure to make time to see the works of this legend. Additional dates and events surrounding this celebration can be seen on the Macy's Store Events page.

Works inspired by Bearden

Bearden's works are the two center pieces framed in gold.

Works inspired by Bearden

Macy’s Celebrates Black History
Myself and fellow Houston Fashion Blogger, Fashion by Faith Seeker
Thank you, Macy's for an unforgettable event!

Blissfully,

~Crystal


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Time Capsule

Hey Lovelies,

This is a really quick post. So a couple of nights ago I was going through my closet in a desperate effort to down size before the big move and I came across a blast from the past. It was my prom gown that I wore my Junior year of High School when my boyfriend took me to his Senior prom. Since I had tried on everything in my closet I decided to give myself a laugh and try to fit into my FAV dress of 2003. Guess what?
Excuse the mess...my closet exploded that night. Oh yeah, and the black stockings. It was cold that day and I wasn't about to take them off for a picture.

 IT FIT! Yep, it fit like a glove. So know I'm wondering how loose it was that night because I was a smooth 120 at most and was rocking XS and size 2. I haven't seen those numbers in a while...no complaints though. I think I look mighty fine!

That's all for now.What's in your Fashion Time Capsule?



Blissfully,

~Crystal


Monday, February 13, 2012

MAD!

Hello Lovelies,

No, I'm not upset but it caught your attention, didn't it? I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and for those of you in Texas...well, I hope you stayed dry. Now, here's a little list of things I'm MAD about...


  • This DIY Platform Bed - Anyone want to make it for me? It would go perfect with my new spot in the Heights! Get ready for "The Pains of Decorating" post once I move in.
  • Source: bhg.com via Crystal on Pinterest

  • PEARLS - I'm MAD about Pearls and I hope you are too because I have a little event for you. P.S. You're Lovely and One Green Street are coming together for this one and I'm soo trilled. More deets to follow but I had to send out a little tease.


You see? It all had a point and it was fun getting there. AND I promise I will start posting pics again soon. I've been slacking with taking pics of myself lately lol. Until next time...

Blissfully,

~Crystal


Friday, February 10, 2012

Long Time, No Hear...Please Forgive Me

Hello Lovelies,

I know that I have been neglecting my blog but bare with me. Lots has been going on and things are really starting to move so let me catch you up real quick.

Firstly, the Flaws & All Trunk Show was a HUGE success and I'm so thankful to everyone that came out to support me. I had the chance to meet genuine behind one of my FAV blogs, God's Favorite Shoes and got over my fear of starting all over again. You can now purchase some of my pieces from P.S. You're Lovely at Beatniks!! Yay! Here's the little video recap I made of the show.

Secondly, I have decide to move to The Heights! Yep, I'm super excited about this decision because I totally love the area and the way of life in that part of Houston. It is going to be a BIG change for me because I'm giving up my beautiful huge apt for a much smaller duplex fixer upper but it has my creative juices flowing so I'm ready to refocus and reorganize my life.


Lastly, I can't tell you all the details yet but another one of my favorite boutiques here in Houston wants to carry my line and we are already working on the Trunk Show for her store. I'm so blessed to have her on my side. Once I have all the details I'll be doing a post on how great this woman and her store really are!


That's all for now but I promise to try and do better.

Blissfully,

~Crystal


P.S. On a side note I just want to let you all know right now that I am not the best person when it comes to sentence structure, where comas go, and all that jazz so please forgive me in advance. I type the way I talk to friends and sometimes that means run on sentences and a whole lot of other errors that would warrant a failing grade in English. Sad but true so just roll with the punches and I'll try not to lose you.