Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Art Work of the Day

Craft:Jewelry:Double Ring
Artist: Harold O’Connor
Description: This ring is 18kt gold, and the stone is lapis lazuli.
Its measurements are 1 ½ “ x 2” x ¾” .
This item is located at the  Smithsonian American Art Museum/
A Gift from Mobelia Gallery.
Fourth Floor. Luce Foundation Center.
It is a double ring which shows Harold O’Connor’s skills at creating beautiful settings which make the stones appear to be floating. The stone stands out and so do the 2 textured rings.

About the Artist
Harold O’Connor was born in Utica, New York, in 1941. He has been a practicing goldsmith for over 40 years. He did not study jewelry until his senior year in college.  The ability to transform his ideas into physical form through metal work, captivated him. He developed the idea of creating narrative jewelry reflecting cultural rites, myths, and life experiences through his jewelry. O’Connor trained during his days in Denmark and Germany. His work shows a contrast between smooth and textured surfaces. He likes to work with reticulation which is a “method of texturing metal by dusting it with minute particles of silver or gold and then heating the piece until the granules become part of the surface.”  He also uses Mokume which is a Japanese technique of laminating metals to create a surface for a reposse design.

pictures source:  Smithsoninan American Art Museum – Luce Foundation Center of American Art 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Ruffles meet Color Block

Ruffle meet Color Block
Top: Urban Outfitters
Skirt and Watch: Asos 
Bag: Nine West
Ring: H&M
Sandals: Fergie Jigsawed $49.00 This sandals were my first purchase at www.ideeli.com/invite/elseyj  
 Their original price was $79.99 
Retails http://www.google.com/#q=FERGIE+Jigsawed&hl=en&sa=X&tbs=p_ord:r&tbm=shop&prmd=ivns&ei=ooMtTsCOM8y4tgetz7DIBg&ved=0CAkQuw0oAA&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=1fbafa1d9db86de3&biw=1280&bih=929

Fergie wearing her Fergie Jigsawed Sandals
source: Wire Image

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Pop of Red

I wore this outfit for a date with the hubby, a night of dinner and movie. I've seen these style of pants everywhere. Many bloggers have posted pictures wearing trousers and they look very good on them. I was worried that they wouldn't look as good on me since i have more of a square shape, but i really like how the experiment turned out.
I realized that I needed to wear high heels with these pants otherwise they seem not quite right. Have you had similar problems?

SPANISH: Vesti este atuendo para una cita con mi esposito. Fue una noche de Cena y Pelicula. He visto este estilo de pantalones por todos lados. Muchas chicas han subido fotos en sus blogs usando este tipo de pantalones y les queda re lindos. Por mi lado, estaba un poco preocupada de como me iba a quedar ya que el tipo de mi cuerpo es un poco cuadrado. Pero al final me gusto como me quedaron. Una de las cosas que me hizo ver bien en estos pantalones fueron los zapatos de taco alto. Has tenido problemas similares? contame

Seared Ahi Tuna

House Salad Outback

New York Strip 

 Top: H&M
Pants: Urban Outfitters http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=19987296&color=028&itemdescription=true&navAction=jump&search=true&isProduct=true&parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS
Shoes: Doll House at Sears (read about them here) http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=121423147911633&set=a.116032485117366.36805.115296008524347&type=1&theater
Clutch and Watch: Asos
Earrings: Monet at shopgoodwill.com

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Day Before Surgery

Hi everyone. Almost 2 weeks ago, I had an small surgery on my eye lid which unfortunately got infected, but thank goodness it didn't touch my eye. Today, I'm much better and I can use the computer so I'll be posting new outfits soon. I really miss you all and thanks for passing by ^^
Spanish: Hola a todas/os. Casi 2 semanas atraz tuve una pequenia cirugia en mi parpado el cual desafortunadamente se infecto, pero gracias a Dios la infeccion no llego a el ojo. Ahora ya estoy mejor y ya puedo usar la computadora, asi es que estare poniendome al dia con mi blog. Los extrane, muchas gracias por pasar por aqui :) 

I wore this outfit the night I went to see 'Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete World of Sports' (2 weeks ago) at the Kennedy Center DC.
Which outfit do you prefer? the one with black belt and black shoes or the beige belt and nude pumps?

 Spanish: Vesti esta ropa el dia que fui a mirar el show 'Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete World of Sports' en Kennedy Center hace dos semanas atraz. Cual prefieres? el atuendo con zapatos y cinturon negro o el atuendo con cinturon crema y zapatos crema?

For those who would like to go watch the play at the Kennedy Center, here is the link http://www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=TLTCS  It is a very very funny show, you'll love it