Thursday, August 6, 2009

If I Can Make It Here, I Can Make It Anywhere

Hello hello everyone!

Well, we made it to our destination and I am currently in lovely, exotic, fabulous Bronx, New York. Yes, yes that may not sound all that fabulous BUT we are within one single bus ride of Manhattan which IS ultra fabulous and I've been having a grand time observing what makes a Manhattanite-Socialite woman (at least in appearance). I've broken it down into 4 easy steps for you to recreate at home if you too would like to look like a "true" (read: rich) NY woman:

1. Big huge sunglasses

2. Short flow-y dress, either long sleeve or strapless.

3. Hair to be either in a ponytail at back of neck or long, straight and parted in the middle.

4. Mega flat sandals (yes, unfortuntately the "gladiator" look is upon us) OR super high heels in tropical colors.

And there you have it! Easy peasy, yes?

I will have loads of pictures to share when I get home next week, including many of Toot shopping at the finest boutiques 5th Avenue has to offer and a picture I took of two doors with "Lucy" on one and "Desi" on the other which turned out to be dressing rooms of some someones shooting a movie....hmmmm....

In other, craftier news: I was the July Guest Designer for QTea Kits!

"What?? You can't be serious Maggi! They have the cutest embellishment kits ever!"

"Oh but I am serious my shocked friend, someone was actually smart enough to add me to their design team for a month, it's madness!"

You can go here and here to see what I did for them and to tell them how awesome I am (just kidding! No, I'm serious...nah, just kidding! Maybe...) or you can just scroll down to see my creations with their July kit. This is an Australian based kit club that specializes in vintage-y embellishments you can use in any sort of craft and they are loads of fun:

Holy crap, I made a card!

An 8x8 layout:

And these next three are from my 3x4 altered book:



Not too bad for my first sort of Design Team work ever I think.

Anyhoo, I am checking my e-mail and have been so loving hearing from you all! I haven't been able to get to any of your blogs, BOO, but will try my best to catch up when I get home!

I hope everyone's having a great week!

29 comments:

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

omg, I go away for one week, come back and you're guest designing, interviewing yourself and parading around New York! WTH!
Awesome guest design work btw You are a doll! Have a fabulous time in NY and buy some big sunglasses, in Pink of course! xOxO

Dustjacket Attic said...

Hi honey ... think "Lipstick Jungle" girlfriend. Love all your tips on being uber cool!

Loved that Toot's is hitting the stores, I want to see pictures when your back :)
xxx

Nora Johnson said...

Thanks for all your Top Tips - you know how Lola always likes the hottest tips on how to look super cool wherever she happens to be!!:)

Look forward to all the pics too! Have fun:)

xxxLOL Nora & Lola:)

Nora Johnson said...

Thanks for all your Top Tips - you know how Lola always likes the hottest tips on how to look super cool wherever she happens to be!!:)

Look forward to all the pics too! Have fun:)

xxxLOL Nora & Lola:)

Nora Johnson said...

Thanks for all your Top Tips - you know how Lola always likes the hottest tips on how to look super cool wherever she happens to be!!:)

Look forward to all the pics too! Have fun:)

xxxLOL Nora & Lola:)

Nora Johnson said...

Thanks for all your Top Tips - you know how Lola always likes the hottest tips on how to look super cool wherever she happens to be!!:)

Look forward to all the pics too! Have fun:)

xxxLOL Nora & Lola:)

Kathie @ my net finds said...

an award for you! :-)

http://mynetfinds.blogspot.com/2009/08/youre-gem.html

Kathie @ my net finds said...

an award for you! :-)

http://mynetfinds.blogspot.com/2009/08/youre-gem.html

nscropper said...

fabulous stuff .. :) Enjoy your trip.

Lisa said...

Love your altered book, Maggi. I'd like to try this. I'm so jealous--your the second friend of mine who has gone to NY this summer! NO FAIR! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

U are in my hometown and I'm not there....big BOO!!! LOL!!!! Have a BLAST there...LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE NYC!!!!!!! HUGE HUGE HUGE CONGRATS on the GDT...that is soooooooooooooo AWESOME!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE the lo's and card U made!!!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

Haha, I love the tips on looking like a rich NY woman. Hope you have a fun time! Love the altered book, so lovely!

Scrappy Girl said...

Cute! I love NYC! We had a blast there last year...I {heart} the fun in Chinatown.

Lisa T. Howard said...

Congrats on your DT gig! That is great news! You did an amazing job!!! Of course, I expected no less! Hope you are having a blast in NYC! I LOVE that place and thanks for the tips. I will start working on that ASAP! xoxo L

laterg8r said...

love the fab tips - i bet toot is having a wonderful time shopping, what girl doesn't? love the pages :)

Maureen said...

oh...i soooo envy you right now maggi....ny???? sooo cool! i've never been and hope to one day! i'm too short to wear those gladiator sandals....they would make me look like hobbit...except that hobbits don't wear shoes....but it would still make me feel like one...he he! lovin' the work you've done! i love embellishments so will have to check them out! have fun!

MissRedLips said...

i'm in manhattan write now blogging! come visit :-) hope you enjoy your stay in NY. have fun shopping!

NicNacManiac said...

Congrats on the Guest Design....awesome!! Thanks for the NY tips....if I ever get there I'll be good to go!!
Enjoy yourselves!!

Andrea said...

I'm glad you are having a great time!! Thanks for teaching me how to look like a New Yorker!!! HA!!

Callista said...

Thanks for the tips, but there is no way in hell I am wearing gladiator sandals, nope just not going to do it!
Enjoy the rest of your trip! Don't think about us til you get back, we will still be here!
and wow..I would have been at a loss with the horse stuff but you pulled it off!

Bella said...

Can't wait to see the pictures. Have fun!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I have a huge fascination with all things NY and totally wish i was a NY socialite ;) love your tips. Need flower dress.

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Yes, the do have a very distinct style there! Your card and layouts are fabulous as usual. Hope you are enjoying your time in NY.

Hugs,
Karyn

Karen said...

Oh my! Lots going on here!! First, CONGRATS on your Guest DT position! How much fun that must be. :> Second, just love all the delish creative craftiness on display here....especially all those trims! Third.....I can't do ultra flats Or uber high heels......guess I either can't have the look, will have to wait for another trend, or just go with what works for Me! Fourth, have an Ultra Fabulous time in NYC and looking forward to the pics you have to share! :>

laterg8r said...

ps - i tagged you on my blog :)

i know you are away so if you don't get to it i understand :)

Jackie said...

Faublous post Maggi, glad to hear you are having a great vacation! It sounds amazing! I love all the creations, and congrats on the DT gig!I can't wait to see some pics of your holiday :)

Jamie the Smarty Pants said...

I am really loving this book!!!! So cool!!! I may have to copy you ;) Have a wonderful week.

Beth Perry said...

that is a great pic of you on the me page in your altered book!

Gingeyginge said...

Glad your having a good time...forget their fashion, show them Toot's!...