11/30/12

Humor for your weekend

Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. Wikipedia.   I choose to be silly most of the time because sometimes that's all you need to be happy.  Life is composed of moments and if we fill them with lightness of heart and spirit everything looks and feels much better.  It's not always easy to do that but, it's worth the try!  I hope you have a fun and laughter-filled weekend!
Thanks for the laugh @miianinii and @daempressfifi
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11/27/12

Vogue Living Australia

 Just a few random but, beautiful images in an effort to make this rainy day excited!  Enjoy!
Images from Vogue Living Australia.
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11/26/12

Are you ready for Christmas

by Preen
It was about time for Christmas jumpers to get a makeover.  The old Christmas sweaters tend to be so ugly looking that they would only look good on extremely pretty people.  Now we all can look good in these Christmas jumpers because they're so beautiful in themselves that many will be tempted to wear them way past Christmas season.  If shipping to Sao Paulo wouldn't be so expensive I would like one of each.  All available at NET-A-PORTER.

 by TIBI
Mason by Michelle Mason
 by Moschino
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11/22/12

Happy Thanksgiving!

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."  ~John Fitzgerald Kenne
two last images by Terry Richardson for Vogue Paris
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11/20/12

Black Bathrooms

black bathroom decor ideas via belle vivir blog
Beauty is what beauty does! Meaning, in this case, that not all bathrooms need to be white in order to be beautiful.  When dark, good and exotic materials are utilized and mixed with contrasting elements as brass, light washed wood and a lot or just enough mirror the opulence of a dark bathroom is not only unique and normally unexpected but, it's also seductive.   I'm in love with the Chinoiserie vanities of the bathroom above.  I also love the rustic unpolished floor and the detail of the different colors and size marble in the shower below.  It's a total dream, isn't it?  The bathroom, first and second images, belong to Kim Herbert, Harper's Bazzaar uk editor via Elle Decor.  Enjoy!
black bathroom design ideas via belle vivir blog
black bathroom decor via belle vivir blog
black bathroom with brass decor idea via belle vivir blog
 Mixed with golden details is pure richness.
bathroom above by Ilse Crawford
images from Miles Redd, House Beautiful.
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11/19/12

Instagram Crushes

If you have a Blackberry you are missing big time on the big party called Instagram.  I'm an irreversible addict; I should confess.  What? Facebook? oh... that ain't feed ego! Instagram is like a labyrinth!, that I should warn you but, once you taste it you're taken forever.
I don't remember how I came across Luisa Fernanda (@luisafere) but, I'm so glad I did!  Not only does she have the most updated and fashionable wardrobe ever but, also the best Instagram gallery I've seen so far.  Every time I look at one of her assemblances I weep because it reminds me of my lonely wardrobe still stocked inside a container in a port in Santos, Sao Paulo, waiting to reunited with its mami.  If you don't know Luisa you should and get inspired!  You'll see how she can teach a thing or two to many fashion bloggers? 
 Seriously? converse, leopard throw, a dog and the coolest air giraffe on a Sunday morning? 
She has the coolest kid in the block, Alonzo Mateo and as you can see him above he doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to style. 
 He is adorable!
 Then I get to sneak peek into her home too.
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11/15/12

Thank you House Beautiful! Images yet to be seen

 A beautiful and cozy room designed by Kevin Isbell in the December/January issue
I'm happy to have been contacted by House Beautiful to write a post on Grass Cloth a week ago and very honored for the mention and link that will appear in the December/January issue.  If you have an iPhone you'll be able to link to Belle Vivir through the HB Connect app.  (correction Android phone users can download an free app called Digimarc Discover).  It's amazing how dynamic and personal magazines have become.
House Beautiful was kind enough to send me the article so I can see it and new watermarked images that will appear in the December/January issue.
Kevin Isbell knew how to make this1930's center-hall colonial home current by injecting warm and intrinsic details such as geometric trims to floral curtains, gross-grain ribbon tape to a plain white sofa and visually connecting two separate rooms by custom painting grass cloth walls the same color as the ceiling.  "Grass cloth has a warmth that paint does not, and darker colors are more cocoon-like" Kevin Isbell.  
I absolutely adore the contrast between the modern looking cocktail table and the wicker basket in the family room.  Notice the detail of the tape on the sofa.  It's all in the small details that slowly reveal themselves to you.  In this room the grass cloth used is a bit more textured than the one used in the bedroom above.  A very applicable difference, I think.
You know how I feel about any klismos and klismos influenced chairs, right?  It's forever my favorite chair.  And the contrast here between the lilac slipcovered chair and the leather brown on the klismos chair is the perfect union of masculine and feminine.  I didn't want to spoil the article so I'm only posting the three images above, the two below are from Isbell's website.  As they prove, he really knows how to cozy things up.  Enjoy!
 Top three watermarked images exclusive from House Beautiful, last two from Kevin Isbell website.
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11/14/12

Lovers in Christmas + An Adele exclusive

 I let it fall, my heart and as it fell, you rose to claim it It was dark and I was over Until you kissed my lips and you saved me
My hands, they're strong But my knees were far too weak To stand in your arms Without falling to your feet
But there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true And the games you play, you would always win, always win
But I set fire to the rain Watched it pour as I touched your face Let it burn while I cry 'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name
When laying with you I could stay there, close my eyes Feel you here, forever You and me together, nothing is better

'Cause there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true And the games you'd play, you would always win, always win 
But I set fire to the rain Watched it pour as I touched your face Let it burn while I cried 'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name
I set fire to the rain And I threw us into the flames Where I felt somethin' die, 'cause I knew that That was the last time, the last time
I set fire to the rain Watched it pour as I touched your face Let it burn while I cried 'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name
I set fire to the rain And I threw us into the flames Where I felt somethin' die 'Cause I knew that that was the last time, the last time, oh
Oh, no Let it burn, oh Let it burn Let it burn
What? They have their hearts too.
Most of the images from Tiffany campaign 4th from this blog. 
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11/13/12

Fashion Winter Inpiration

For the winter interiors inspiration from yesterday we obviously need the respective winter clothes and I love this selection.  Of course, the fabulous perfectly-imperfect-looking ladies above could have worn some leggings.  Enjoy!
These Chanel boots are gorgeous!
The cute Miroslava Duma.
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