Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Back to School Fairy and Yummy Fall Television Addictions!

Well naturally "The Back to School" Fairy visits my house,doesn't she come to yours?
What started when my oldest was still in Preschool and I decided a Scooby Doo or Barbie lunchbox was far too mainstream a choice for my Pretty Preschool Princess...
(the Lisa- Frank designs were still ultra girlie but also gave a nod to an edgier kind of 3 year old!(and yes I am sure I said "lookee she gave you a lunchbox with a picture of herself on it!"))* has continued as an event to look forward too. Every year they become less school oriented and more like stocking stuffer's!

This year I discovered the magical realm of Bella Sara for my horsie loving Wee Petal.This is a sort of "trading card/fun free website" game.
You buy and trade the cards with your friends and you care for a herd of virtual pet horses online. The cards have beautiful artwork and positive little quotes such as"Being happy helps your friends feel happy too."(the 13 year old could certainly benefit from this wisdom!).

Speaking of Crooked Halo.I decided sugar free gum and Simone Legno (the artist behind Tokidoki) book covers from Target were prolly enough.

On to the good stuff...fall TV....!!!!
... Project Runway
is FINALLY back!!!!!!!!!!!
The move to lifetime seems to have not diminished the show at all,infact it seems quite intact except for the shots of that marvelous New York skyline replaced by the hazy L.A. landscape.
The challenge pleased me immensely,because I truly believe a red carpet dress should give you a pretty good idea of what kind of designers these folks are!

For the record Eppersons dress was my fave,and I TOTALLY predict he will be in the final 3!I have no idea why he was not in the top.
Louise is obviously my fave this season...and I loved her dress too. Wish (as she herself said on the show)the fabric colors had contrasted more.

Perhaps not as contrasted as this gorg and unique piece ,but in the ballpark,I cannot wait to see what else she has up her sleeve so to speak!.
I am also curious to see more from Ra Mon,Gordana,Irina,Nicolas,and yes ...cute untrained 1st round winner Chris!
I completely agreed with the auf'ing of Ari,I mean geodesic dome fabric is very clever unfortunately what she did with it was not.Qrystal,had best up her game and her "taste level",'cuz I think had the judges been in a different mood,Ari might still be doing hand stand design meditations!
Joss Whedon's Dollhouse returns Sept 25th..and I anxiously await its return.We downloaded "Epitaph" from itunes ,the unaired episode from season 1...and all I can say is..it was chilling...and Joss Whedon just dares to go there!!!!!!

This summer I got into watching the BBC America channel and found a beautiful and funny little dark jewel of a show,Being Human.
I love a good monster with a heart of gold tale and this show has 3 uniquely "human" monsters. The only thing that would make it perfect was if the season was not so short. The season finale airs this weekend. Oh...and then there's that pesky preview of the main plot points in the middle of the commercials the BBC insists upon.Does this bug anyone else?

Next up my thrift haul from the WHOLE dang nab summer featuring this beautiful vintage butterfly necklace!
* I know such extreme overusage of the parenthesis mark!


Gina said...

Aren't you so happy project runway is back, we waited so long!

rochambeau said...

Dear Lisa Gabrielle,
Always nice to get caught up here. Hope your girls are enjoying the new school year. Thank you for the PR update. We don't get it on our cable.
;-( Still life moves on. I depend on your notes here!!


rochambeau said...

Hi There!!
Want to wish you a happy weekend.
Also, about the candy encrusted chair.
The only photo I have is bad. I fixed it as well as I could. Threw photos away by accident when we moved last year. (made out of a thrift shop chair of course)!!

Happy Thrifting to you!


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