Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuxedo Jacket

This week's obsession is tuxedo jackets.  Personally, I've always been a fan of a more tailored style.  In my opinion, it always makes you look more pulled together and confident, even when you may not be feeling exactly so.  I've been on the blazer/cardigan kick for years but recently, I've been yearning to step my game up a notch and add a tuxedo jacket to my wardrobe.  Here are a few I've got my eye on.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I love art. I love how it makes me feel. I love the people who create it.  I love the people who appreciate it.  I love that art can make you feel something outside yourself, something unexpected but relished nonetheless.  And whether those feelings be good, bad, or indifferent, art inspires us.  This video inspired me on so many levels.  The music, sad but enchanting.  The colors, vivid yet drab.  The ballerinas with their graceful but powerful movements.  And my favorite tortured artist, Mr. Kanye West, arrogant and humble, performing in a work that can only be described as a veritable mosh of contradictions seeking to entertain and inspire and make you feel something, whether it be good, bad, or indifferent. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Yves Klein

If it's not apparent from the blog, I'll go ahead and reveal to you that I love color.  I have over 50 shades of nail polish just because all the little pots of paint being right at the stretch of my hand make me ridiculously happy.  I decided to view the Yves Klein exhibit earlier this year strictly for this reason.  When I learned of Klein's use of monochromatic color in much of his work, I had to see it for myself.  His most famous works RE 46, RE 1, and MG 9 sold for $4,720,000, $6,716,000, and $21,000,000, respectively, at Christie's.  The photos don't do the works justice, so if you have the opportunity I highly recommend you visit the next or nearest exhibit of his work. 
MG 9
RE 46
Yves Klein, French artist, 1928- 1962

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thrifty Tuesday

This past weekend as I was ambling around the various furniture stores around town I happened to look up and find myself standing outside one of the DC area's premier consignment shops, Secondi.  I was compelled (what?!? I was compelled!) to head inside and I am oh so glad I did as these lovely Chanel shoes called to me from the nook where they were patiently awaiting my arrival.
Editor's Note:  Minky and the Chanel shoes plan to live a long, happy, and prosperous life together.  We want to thank everyone for their well wishes.  *insert giggle here*

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bar Rings

This trend has been around for a while now but I've finally decided to take the bait and make it Minky Betancourt approved. Of all the bar rings on the retail market these are two of my favorites and represent two extremes:  really simple and really fabulous.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I'm like a bird...

When I saw this feather boa, not only did I have an immediate fashion stroke but at the same time Nelly Furtado's, 'I'm Like A Bird' started playing in my head and I visualized myself flying away.  I know I always say I need all the fabulous things in the world in my life, but I really, really, REALLY feel like I need this feather boa.  I just know it would make the world a more beautiful place if I had it. 

Ann Demeulemeester Red Feather Boa $336

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Peacock Obsession

This season along with the color purple, I am in love with all things peacock. Today I've decided to share a fashion translation of my peacock obsession.  I know you'll love it as much as I do!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Purple Reign

Purple is the new black! Well, maybe not for everyone but it is for me.  I'm in purple overdrive, incorporating it into every aspect of my life from my cosmetics to my accessories and even in my work!  Join me as I dance in the purple reign, er, rain.

Talullah Tu Cocktail Ring

West Elm Pillows

O.P.I. Funky Donkey


Thursday, October 14, 2010

I've got my eye on Frye

I've been stalking these boots on the Frye website since early September.  I'm hoping that my stalking will pay off and that these boots will be arriving on my doorstep any day now! Here's to hoping!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Georgia O'Keeffe

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of viewing the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit at The Phillips Collection.  I left the exhibit feeling so inspired.  Here are a few of my favorites.

                                                          Georgia O'Keeffe

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thrifty Tuesday

Recently, I've turned into a scavenger, of the thrift/consignment store variety.  I've found some incredible treasures and I feel it's only right that I share them with you here as this week's Thrifty Tuesday.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 11, 2010

I'm Every Woman...

A couple of months ago, I attended a fashion event at Neiman Marcus in Washington, DC. As all ladies know, no trip to Neimans is complete without a stop in the shoe department.  Now I've fallen in love in Neiman's shoe department many a time but this time it was different.  This love knocked me off my feet and still has my head spinning months later.  I swear with these shoes, I would be a new woman.  With these shoes, I would be Betty Crocker, Michelle Obama, Barbara Streisand, Lady Gaga, Dita Von Teese and Jessica Rabbit all rolled up in one.  With these shoes, I would be every woman...