Monday, April 30, 2012

Quick Beauty Post.. Unite GO365

While at the Lacoste House at Coachella I came across a little tent..  and in that little tent were some white bottles.. Being me I had to check it out..  

And that is where I met the most brilliant hairspray invented since.. well...hairspray.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Fashion Friday.. Americana

FASHION FRIDAY
Today's Look
Blazer: Zara
Tee: (Gifted) Forever 21
Cuff: Forever 21
Necklace: H&M
Denim: Siwy
Bag: Zara
Flowers.. Neon.. and a bit of Americana..  Pretty simple if you think about it.  I've had this blazer for a couple months now and I am just getting around to wearing it on FASHION FRIDAY

Honestly there is nothing like a tee shirt & blazer to pretty up some denim.  Apply generously and head out the door!

Let's take this moment for a little Stuff She Likes Video Diary...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mixology 101 + Video Diary = Trouble

Okay.. So I am not really a drinker.  An occasional cocktail at an event is about as crazy as I get.  Ask anyone who knows me I am a one drink Betty.  After one me and anyone in my atmosphere is crossing into dangerous territory.  I won't supply details.. I will just say that my drinking demise occurred on evening a few years back involving a restaurant named Koi, a table top, Hulk Hogan in the booth next to me, a very short skirt, pink lace panties and a very nice security guard.  I vaguely remember something about .. tabletop dancing and the words "Miss..for insurance reasons..."

Anyhow..

On to the subject at hand..  Since that very interesting night in my life.. I generally.. and I say generally very generally stick to one two cocktails at a time.

I completely broke my rule at MIXOLOGY 101...  Hey I was learning how to tend bar..I had to test my work!..

Phew that was bit long winded...

Anyhow.. I had the chance to head on over to Mixology.... a super cute new bar at the Grove. We in L.A. have all ventured to the Grove for a movie and a brief visit to the Apple Store.. And I think we can all agree when I say.. There is pretty much nowhere to grab a decent cocktail in that place..until now.

I counted 43 cocktails on the menu.. Kindly broken down into sections as follows..

Champagne
Classic
Pre Dinner
Martini's
Short & Sublime
Long & Luscious
Non-Alcoholic
And 
After Dinner

Joe the awesome head bartender/mixologist was brave enough to let me behind the bar for a little Mixology/Stuff She Likes Video Diary mash up..

Have a look see...

BTW...I was totally tipsy by the second half ;)





I meant what I said.. My hats off to all the Bartenders in the world..

Mixology 101.. I "Like"

Taye ;)


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pronounced {Ty-Skens}...Olivier Theyskens'

  
Olivier Theyskens'  Pronounced {Ty-Skins}

Okay now that that is out the way.. Seriously I've been pronouncing that wrong for two years... Whoa..

Last week was Theyskens' Theory week.. Two events..Amazing Pre-fall and Summer 2012..and the best part of all..Meeting the very humble super talented Olivier Theyskens'..TWICE.... I Die!!

The Theory Flagship in L.A. Rules..

And we did a Video Diary!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Quick Beauty Post..Metallic Silver Nails


When I crave .. I must do.

and today I craved a Metallic Mani.

SO..

Friday, April 20, 2012

Fashion Friday...Electric & Lace

 FASHION FRIDAY
Today's Look
Tank: Theysens' Theory
Skirt, Bag, Heels: Zara
Necklaces, Bracelets, Ring: (Gifted) Forever 21
Sunnies: H&M
I've gotten a couple inquires asking whether I actually wear the outfits in my FASHION FRIDAY posts..

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nailed..The Handly Files..Video Diary

And now we have come to a portion of The Stuff She Likes Video Diary series that I am Super Duper Ouper stoked about..

Introducing...

THE HANDLY FILES

This is were Miss Destinee Handly and I get together every other week or so and experiment with some funky (that's funky in a good way) nail art.

So without further ado...Pastel Neon Tribal inspired nails..

Monday, April 16, 2012

Coachella + Forever 21 = Photoshoot!


No three part Coachella post is complete without an impromptu desert photo shoot in Gifted Forever 21 dresses... or at least I think so!
Grasie and I were so super stoked to visit the Forever 21 gifting suite at the KROQ House that we thought..why wait for an outfit post... when you've got the desert and a car to change in..  Nothing like the plush seats of a vehicle and the side of a road to get all dolled up!

Coachella Pt. 2..Lacoste Live


What do you get when you Mix an Amazing House..Two Bloggers..The Desert...Some hot ass People..Tattoos...Lots of booty shorts..and a Big Ole Alligator...

Coachella Part 1..Road Trip..KROQ & Forever


Get ready for a Stuff She Likes three part post...  

Coachella

Some of you may know that I have never been to Coachella..Yes I know....Stop ..take a moment to collect yourselves...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fashion Friday...A Blazer Coveted

FASHION FRIDAY
Today's Look
Blazer: Helmut Lang From TJMaxx
Vest: Winter Kate from TJMaxx
Shorts: Virgo Downtown L.A.
Tank: Zara
Shoes: Zara
Bracelet & Zebra Ring: Forever 21
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Scull Ring: Fairfax Flea MArket
A blazer coveted is a blazer eventually had. 

I lusted after this Helmut Lang Blazer all last season.. but it's near $700 dollar price tag steered me clear of it.. and forget about it going on sale..  Thus I just prayed for a similar version in my near future..

Sometimes you ask and the rewards are better than what you asked for. 

Real Quick:  FASHION FRIDAY VIDEO DIARY..




In comes the Helmut Lang Blazer that I lusted after all last season.. where did I find it?.. None other than TJMaxx..  Whoo Hoo...  This thrills me so..
Not only did I snatch it off the rack ..but I found this amaze Winter Kate vesty thingy (yes that's a Fashion Term) right next to it.. Score!!!

Anyhow... I will bore you no further with my rantings about my lustings...
On to the beauty section of this post.. Miss Handly will be gracing the beauty section of Stuff She Likes from now on.. Currently editing a video of this oh no awesome mani.. Gotta Love a fun Mani..

Little side story.. I was on a date a couple weeks ago.. when I was sporting the first Miss Handly mani.. you know the one with the Stuff She Likes middle finger.. anyhow... and I am quoting him verbatim.. My date looks at my nails and says "I mean those nails are cute and all but they are not elegant or classy" ... ask me if I answered his call the next day..  He was definitely entitled to his opinion.. just not on the first date..

AM I Wrong??
 Nails:c/o MissHandly.com
Eyeliner & Nail Polish: c/o: Milani

Happy Fashion Finds and Happy Mani's... I "Like"

Happy Weekend...

Taye ;)


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lesson from a Teenager..

So a while back I had an entire post compiled of excerpts from a site called rookiemag.com..owned and operated by a 15 year old lady named Tavi Gevinson aka The Style Rookie that I never posted! 

Yes I am not a teenager and yes I came across some teenage stuff..

Here's the thing about it.. At first I had no idea that what I was reading through was created for the 

Underage Variety of Humans.. 

 And the reason I had no idea was because everything she talked about somehow kept relating back to how I feel as an 

 Over Aged Variety of Human 
 90 freaking percent of the time.


So I got to thinking.. 

(yes that occurs every so often here on Stuff She Likes)

The feelings and issues I faced as a teen are not so different from the feelings and issues I face as an adult.. just instead of facing them with or against 15 year old's...I face them with or against "Adults"  (That last quoted word used very loosely).

I think if everyone takes a look at what I just said you will somehow relate..and if you don't,  maybe you are not Human.. Seriously..

Anyhow.. I never posted that compiled post,

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

☑Restoration Hardware ☑ LACMA ☑ Milla Jovovich

So a couple weeks ago after plowing through a FASHION FRIDAY shoot I shimmied (for lack of a better word) on down to the Restoration Hardware event to celebrate the launch of their Exposed 2012 collection..

Hosted By Milla Jovovich.. Malin Akerman.. Elizabeth Banks..& Abbie Cornish

Side note #1: I could not be more stoked that Milla Jovovich in all her amazingness..acknowledged my camera twice..Yay..I ADORE HER!

Side note #2: How utterly amaze-balls was Elizabeth Banks in The Hunger Games!!  Whoa! 

Okay back to the party..

I look so forward to Restoration Hardware events.. They're always super fun, full of super stylish cool people that have great energy, super yummy food and drinks..and I adore the way the party mixes with the furniture...I seriously want everything in the place.

Side note #3: I have never had the chance to get to Cipriani NYC but I am in lust with their Peach Bellinis..THEY ARE SO GOOD..

You might notice that I have one in my hand through most of the Video Diary below..

Monday, April 9, 2012

Heavy Metal

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There is something about shiny metal mixed with a little Bohemia..it just makes for the perfect not to perfect combo.  Slightly disheveled and so very put together.  

I snapped some shots (with my iPhone) out of a U.K. Magazine a couple weeks ago and thought I'd do a little collage of my faves.. The two bags are my favs...

Happy Monday!!

Metal....I "Like"

Taye ;)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Fashion Friday... Minty Blues

FASHION FRIDAY
Today's Look
Sweater: Zara
Trousers: Jeffery Chow
Shoes: Zara
Bag: Vintage
Earrings: Marni for H&M  
Sunnies: Tom Ford
Bracelet: Gypsoteca by Maria Angel
From time to time I sit here and edit FASHION FRIDAY and I get totally gity with the way it turns out..

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Head Gear...and some feet.. Free People


Every once in a while during my net window shopping slash inspiration seeking times ..I stop on by FreePeople.com

And today during that visit..I became ..
(as I often do with anything having to do with Fashion)..
OBSESSED

Monday, April 2, 2012

Lets try this agin..

I wrote this post last week..  

I posted this post last week..  Full of praise for the designer..witty paragraphs..and a fun little Video Diary..only to find out that there was indeed a post...but the entire body was missing..  THANKS A LOT  BLOGGER!!

Anyhow..I am in no way going to attempt to duplicate what I wrote..or even write an entire post.. 

I am simply going to say that I met a girl named Misha NoNoo...and her clothes make me so very happy..

Enjoy the video and the photo's..





And now for the stills.... 
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