Friday, January 21, 2011

Linkie Love!

More from what's been stirring about in my noggin' this week, plenty to keep you from watching the clock whilst whittling away the minutes as your weekend of fabulousness approaches....

Amanda Lepore is D-Vine Dhaaaaaling! She IS glamour. 

This is visually yummy, enticingly witty, and incredibly inspiring! (Kinda have a massive creative crush on Gordon-Levitt!) Check out his project of mass participation in the ways of collaboration and the continuation of this magical story at:

Have you ever asked yourself what you would try if you knew you wouldn't fail? It's one of those oh crapola moments that really gets your head spinning! Realizing how many things we talk ourselves out of based upon fear of failure and self doubt can be an eye opener. One of our largest obstacles in life is our inner censor, the little voice that whispers the lofty excuses "I could if..." or  "I would but...", and other times it just shuts our creative hearts down and screams "No. You can't do THAT." 
We need to learn to reply with "Hell yeah I can, watch me!" and realize some of what we perceive we're capable of has been imposed upon us by society, media, parents, and unsupportive peers. They're weren't necessarily being malicious,  but were most likely speaking from their own misguided censor. So, it's not to late. It's NEVER too late to seize the moment, reach for the stars, and chase after your dreams. Every. Single. One. Need a little homework in this area? One of my favorite books for shutting your censor down.

Still have my dusty little 1st edition!
This week I've been curled up with one of my kitschy little faves. Don't let the mondo cuteness of this book deceive you, it is chalk full of fabulous advice on how to rock your life to it's full potential, and extremely heartfelt moments you share with the authorette. A fun and touching read, it was actually geared at young tweens (sadly wasn't published until I was a bit older) but crosses the age barrier with style and grace. The Pesky Meddling Girl's Guide has a great DIY esthetic channeling Gurrrrl Zines of the 90's with an uber Glam vibe! The technicolor pages are layed out in an interactive journal style for you to pour your little heart out in ink, and find inspiration within yourself. Jennifur Brandt's unique style and positively sparkling personality garnered her a huge celeb following who raved about this little gem. I Still love looking back through it, and seeing what 18 year old me thought of the world, my hopes and dreams. It will always be on the book shelf right next to my pillow, so it's an easy reach for midnight encouragement, inspiration, and a cozy dose of nostalgia. So, ask yourself....Are you a Pesky Meddling Girl?.....pick up a copy here for the answer: Life Is A Movie Starring You!
I highly recommend reading up about the the moxie maven herself, she has her roots set in the halls of high school passing around her own Grrl Zine, which led her on a fantabulous journey to becoming an editor at Elle Girl, and style pals with Anna Sui! Article here: Jennifur Brandt dishes with Teen Reads and a must stop, her blog!  Trรจs Inspirant!

*Update* While flipping through my original copy last night, :::gulp::: the pages fell to the floor, one by one. I have finally worn through it. So SO sad! Must get a new copy to read and stow her away for safe keeping.

Photos by Huge Lippe Model: Ginta Lupina for Exit Magazine Spring 2010. Tantalize your seeing globes here with the full layout.

This week's music to my ears has been mainly a lot of jazz greats, via The Chairman himself (my namesake) Frank Sinatra, Etta James, Michael Buble, Count Basey, etc. Mmmmmmm is the sounds my heart makes... 

LUST: New Betsey. Eye candy. Torture. But I can still lust after it...


This is a super quick crafty, easy enough for all skill levels! (And Purrrrrfect for that fetching Valentine's outfit you have planned!) Heartbreaker Hattie how to, via Audrey Kitsching on Cut Out + Keep.

P.S. Please stick with me folks, there's something wonky about Blogger's formatting that keeps going on the fritz. Not quite getting a handle on this yet! 

Now go out the there and sparkle my lovies!!!

  ♥ Frankie


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