Monday, December 16, 2013

Saving Mr. Banks

Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.
Supercalifragilisticexbealidocious! Mary Poppins has always been one of my favorite Disney movies, mostly because I adore Julie Andrews (Side note: anyone watch NBC's the Sound of Music live feat. Carrie Underwood? If so, what did you think? Leave your comments below!) and because I loved the music in it.                                                                                                                                I originally put this costume together for Halloween, but seeing as it's already December & I still never posted about my Halloween ootd, I figured I'd post it up as I share about Disney's upcoming movie, Saving Mr. Banks. I can't wait to see it! Scroll down to the end to read the synopsis.
In the meantime, I wanted to show you how to put together a modernized, version of our favorite nanny, Ms. Poppins! My inspiration came from one of my favorite bloggers, Keiko Lynn & her adorable couples costume. I am also digging this chic Poppins look from Miss LC. I adore how she paired it with a Chanel & truly made the look her own.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 One of the best things about this outfit is that you can wear most of it on a regular basis, except for probably the hat & purse. I also enjoyed playing "scavenger hunt" to piece this all together!

MATERIALS:

+white, button-up, victorian-collared shirt
+red bowtie or red ribbon
+straw boat hat 
+daisies & cherries to adorn the hat
+black acrylic paint (if your hat is not black)
+hot glue gun
+long, black A-line skirt
+carpet bag or old purse
+umbrella

and...voila!

Clothing: White shirt & black skirt- Kohl's
Accessories: Hat/flowers/red bow- Michael's, Carpet bag- thrifted from Amvets for $4, Watch- Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Jelly glitter bow wedges- Lo Wu Commercial Centre, Shenzhen China
SAVING MR. BANKS: Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen. When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history. Disney presents “Saving Mr. Banks,” directed by John Lee Hancock, produced by Alison Owen, Ian Collie and Philip Steuer, and written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Executive producers are Paul Trijbits, Andrew Mason, Troy Lum and Christine Langan. The film will release in U.S. theaters on December 13, 2013, limited, and open wide on December 20, 2013.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Designer Vault Trunk Show on Saturday!

Hey ladies! 
I wanted to share an exciting event coming up at the newest shopping center in San Diego, the Headquarters at Seaport District! I've seen the photos & read about the shops in the Union Tribune, but still haven't had a chance to visit, but it looks like my opportunity has come! If you're living/visiting in the area, feel free to stop by and say hello. I'm sure it will be a great way to unwind, relax, & do some shopping with friends and local bloggers. 
Oh, and did I mention, it's for a good cause?

San Diego-based luxury consignment e-boutique Designer Vault extends you a special invitation to our Pre-Loved Vintage Designer Trunk Show featuring a collection of gently pre-owned designer handbags, shoes, clothing and accessories by Alaia, Balenciaga, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and more this Saturday, Dec. 14th, at the newly opened Headquarters at Seaport District. Celebrity stylist Daniel Musto as well as Dean Hall from local stylist team Hall & Saks will be on hand to style guests (and you!) and a percentage of proceeds will be donated to Promises2Kids.

What: 
Pre-Loved Vintage Designer Trunk Show hosted by Designer Vault
A percentage of proceeds will benefit Promises2Kids, a San Diego nonprofit dedicated to serving foster children and preventing child abuse.

Where: 
PreFab at the recently opened Headquarters at Seaport District
(across from Pizzeria Mozza)
760 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

When: 
Saturday, Dec. 14
11 am – 1 pm (VIP), 1 – 7 pm (All guests)
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