vanity for humanity’s taking shape

Dancing Through Paris Vanity

do you die for this shot from olga of i did!

hey everybody! hope you’re enjoying the quiet evening hours this sunday night. i’m about to call it a day but wanted to share some of the vanity pics that came in and thank you all for sending them. i’m feeling re-inspired.

vanity for humanity The Red Velvet Shoe

michelle of

(what a collection of goodies she has)!


cynthia of

it’s been really fascinating to see the variety and flair that every vanity has. i wanted it to be documentary style and love the candid shots. one of my favorite things in the one above is that the pics in the frame are her grandparents.


denise of (i didn’t know the stork club made lipsticks. most of these women who sent in the photos have incredible collections, one of denise’s passions is vintage compacts and cosmetics).

as you may know i’m taking it slow these days. it wasn’t till tonight that i had the time to go through them all and this is the first i’m seeing them too and i was really happy to open each one.


this one is from christina’s mom of she may have invented the boudoir look!

so what do you think, are you into the project? if so i can still use yours (hint hint)

HPIM1624 - Vanity by Bonnie at Love Your Place

bonnie of

i love this one even though it’s out of focus. bonnie has inherited an insane collection. from her mom and grandmother. this is the tip of the iceberg.


and these three are all in from angela may of


angela may


angela may

Mary Usher

and last but not least, thank you to mary of this was her grandma’s vanity and now one of her prized possessions.


oh and this just in from tracie herman who has a brand new blog,

well again, it’s not that complicated, a flower, some photos and perfumes….it would seem we all need a place to put these things but lots of us just don’t treat ourselves to it for whatever reason, myself included right now. then again i’ve pared down and a vanity seems like such a luxury. well, i’m determined to set something up and promise tomorrow will have a shot of my own. hope you will too! ~happy sunday~

p.s. you can send yours in (the deadline isn’t till the end of summer) to merci!

July 13, 2009. Uncategorized. 22 comments.

vanity for humanity


photo from viva

hi guys and bon soir, i hope all’s well in your wonderland. i wish i had a rug for all of us but alas, there’s only one in the giveaway. the more i look the more i like the striped one. i’ll see if they can offer all of us a group rate!

anyway the lucky winner is cindy of


her name came up on the random generator, twice! (once more comments came in i did it again) but it was obviously meant to be! coincidentally, miss cindy just got back from a year in costa rica with habitat for humanity. she says she doesn’t have a thing yet for her home so this will get her off to a good start. congrats cindy, your life looks like a whirlwind of fun!


i’m happy to say the vanity project for habitat for humanity is underway, here are the first pics. this beautiful shot was sent in by a beach cottage. (not a vanity per se but a good start)


and another just in this afternoon taken by rita.


and this just in from jenny of

vanity 006


and this from nina at

thank you beautiful ladies!

house to home53

i found this during a quick trip to, she always has vanity inspiration.

bonnie of love your place is one of my best blogging buds and a researcher extraordinaire. she found this pretty load today for the project and is going to help put it all together.




but the truth is we need YoUrS! the vanity can be shot in full or as a closeup, it can be messy and edgy!

i’m excited to see your shots, sorry i didn’t give out an email address. you can send them to merci beaucoup

June 25, 2009. Uncategorized. 11 comments.

this moveable feast


image via (turn down the volume)


clearing off my desktop, this one from beautiful thing to share

hey guys, how’s your day been? mines had highs and lows but it’s pretty leveled out right about now. whew.

do you have one of those friends who always finds the best stuff and passes it your way? i do. it’s bonnie of (she’s working with me on the vanity for humanity project and has a ton of great old vanity pics up on her blog right now that i had never even seen). i was saving some bedroom shots (don’t we all)? after shetold me about a contest that all the best is having to design one. but who could ever choose? i love the diversity of the boudoir and have made that particular obsession the core of my business. but don’t think i could ever pick one favorite.

Livingetc luxurious vintage Cool-country-bedroom

this one’s from living etc but if you know who’s blog i nabbed it from please let me know.


this is via trish at trouvais (another bonnie find full of eye candy, beware)! she has pics from one of my favorite books, TheBed by Alecia Beldegreen (below) and has become a new blog friend.


well, i’m a little rushed cause i just booked my cheap ticket to paris (nothing like procrastination to force a girl to move it along). it’s just that so much was going on that i almost called it off, but thankfully the stars are aligning.

i’ll be covering the maison et objet, another banquet of beautiful eye candy and design for the fabulous emag, parisien salon. linda is the creator who i met through blogging and lives just across the bay here in miami. we were kindred spirits the moment we met. turns out we have a mutual friend in erica of haveninparis who i met last may along with madelyn of i’m excited to be staying with both of them again. here’s my first stop:


there’s some in between time that procrastination has left open in the middle of the trip but I’m going to see what the universe throws me. may be back at lorraine’s for a couple days. i’m going to work on the Private Paris Apartments book, get my dose of inspiration and fall in love all over again. funny how paris calls in the fall.

i still have a lot to do and am trying to beef up the boutique before i leave and close out orders. (especially before i get sucked into even more stuff at the show)! i just listed some curtains, a year after the ad show. it’s such a work in progress.




anyway emails are coming in faster than i can type and better get back to work. i don’t want to stress out while i’m there and leave on friday…more soon!

September 1, 2009. Design Show, Lorraine's Apt, Paris. 10 comments.

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