Kelly Clarkson At Mtv

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Marciano Satin Red Evening Sandal

Tagged at $158, these hot and seductive red pumps will make you look like a diva. You can wear these glamorous sandals for special dinners and other parties. For a glam chic look you can team up these pretty sandals with your favorite LBD and don’t forget to give a wet look to your hair. If you like to go for a sophisticated and sexy style you can wear these highly seductive stilettos with an organza frock dress and lots of shimmering makeup. I can bet you will definitely feel like a princess with these Marciano satin care for your beautiful feet. These footwears are a perfect blend of style, luxury and class. So go for it and get ready for those sexy and stylish steps.

Memo: Everything Old Is New Again At Harper's Bazaar

To: The Editors of the June/July 2011 issue of Harper's Bazaar

Stella McCartney
Louis Vuitton

Dolce & Gabbana

Michael Kors
Note: I already managed to make it through the fashions of 1980s once...
please don't make me do it again

Katy Perry

 Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson  is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Born in Santa Barbara, California, and raised by Christian pastorparents, Perry grew up listening to only gospel music and sang in her local church as a child. After earning a GED during her freshman year of high school, she began to pursue a career in music. As Katy Hudson, she released a self-titled gospel album in 2001, which was unsuccessful. She later recorded an album with production team The Matrix and completed the majority of a solo album from 2004–5, neither of which were released.

After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry and released her first Internet single "Ur So Gay" that November, which garnered public attention but failed to chart. She rose to fame with the release of her second single "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008, which went on to top international charts. Perry's first mainstream studio album One of the Boys followed later that year and subsequently, became the thirty third-best selling album worldwide of 2008. It was accredited platinumcertification by the Recording Industry Association of America, while "I Kissed a Girl" and her second single "Hot n Cold" both received multi-platinum certifications. Her sophomore studio album Teenage Dream was released in August 2010 and debuted at number one on theBillboard 200. The album included hit singles "California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework" and "E.T." , all of which topped the charts on the Billboard Hot 100, making the Teenage Dreamalbum one of only nine albums to ever produce four or more Hot 100 number ones. With "E.T." at number one on the chart of May 12, 2011, Perry became the first artist in history to spend a whole year, 52 consecutive weeks, in the top 10 of Billboard Hot 100.(wikipedia)
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Memorial Day and The Santa Monica Mountains

Unlike in northern climes where the seasons are clearly delineated
there is generally some question about what the true seasons are in Southern California
Some say Flood, Fire, Mud, and Drought
Others say Fire, Mudslide, Earthquake and Riots
Yesterday, while strangely cold in the morning it began to feel like early Summer
aka early Fire season in the afternoon
One wouldn't say that down in the flats of Beverly Hills or Brentwood
where roses and jacaranda trees are blooming profusely
but up in the hills there are already signs of the start of a dry hot Summer
These are my photos from my hike in the hills yesterday
you can see how close the trail is to the ocean
which brings so much moisture from the marine layer
yet dryness is everywhere
in another month most of the green on the hills will be gone
 It amazes me that some wild flowers can be in full bloom and lush
amid other plants that are utterly dead and dry
don't they both have the exact same exposure to both water and sun?
With a book to listen to on my ipod, I can hike alone on the trail for hours
and I do

It is Memorial Day today
and I am sincerely thankful for what so many others have sacrificed for this country
so that I can spend my weekends wandering in the hills.

Katy Perry Photos

Katy Perry a american singer and a cute. pixax publish her some amazing fashion shoot photos we hope u like these photos

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Carrie Underwood Hairstyle

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#Kate Middleton's Shoes Photo

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Kate Middleton looked relaxed in a pair of tan sheepskin boots.

Beyonce Performance New Song On American Ido

BeyoncĂ© showed a different side to her power pop sound with a soulful new single. She sang it publicly for the first time on American Idol. The song, “1+1,” off her new album, simply titled “4,” is about vulnerability and enduring love.
The song reflects more of her R&B roots in keeping with the general theme of her new album.
BeyoncĂ© said she is hoping to take her music in a new direction with the album and cites as influence such acts as Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.

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Saturday Morning Miscellany and Music

A little of this...a little of that

From Discover, Kissing and Cancer

From WSJ, Eternal Sunshine of the Springtime Mind

From WSJ, Modernism's Austrian Rebels

From Bloomberg News, Virginia Postrel on Oprah, American Girls and Binge Dreamers

From Businessweek, Tyler Cowen America's Hottest Economist

Amid Privilege for Professor C's post on Ethan Frome

Une Femme d'un Certain Age for a Taxonomy of Tourists

and for your listening pleasure
Air and Au Revoir Simone performing Left Bank

Around Town - Beautiful Balboa Island

It's snowing like the dickens in mountains of Colorado.
Meanwhile it's bright and sunny in Southern California.
I was fortunate to be able to spend the morning at a beautiful house on Balboa Island in Newport Beach
It was gorgeous.

There is nothing like being on the water on a sunny day to make you feel like summer is finally on the way!
Let the weekend begin!

Rihanna Ankle Boot Shoes

Check out Rihanna’s rocking golden bird look. Well, she is looking amazing! I liked her dress and hairstyle but the footwear she is wearing is not that impressive. So, I have selected the Robot 120 ankle boots by Christian Louboutin to match RiRi’s swanky panache. Tagged at $1,295, the exciting pair of golden ankle boots will look absolutely awesome. I am impressed with this one. Give it a try, may be you will love it!

A lonely orange grove

Elaine Cali writes:

"I'm helping get the word out to help save one of the last orange orchards in all of Orange County.

"The Grain Project is the group trying to save it and they have some great creative ideas to turn this orchard into an urban community garden and save the orchard at the same time.

"The land is currently owned by Concordia University and they've turned it over to a developer who plans to bulldoze it and build 24 homes on this 5 acre orchard site. I'm trying to connect them with the foodie community, historic societies and media outlets and any like-minded bloggers. Here is their Facebook for more information: Save the Sexlinger Orange Orchard. They need more awareness and people to sign petitions to Save the Orchard.

"I'm a 7th generation Orange Countian and I would hate to see this piece of our County's history disappear forever. [The Grain Project has] ideas to create a community garden in this location and retain the orchard and are looking for solutions, as the clock is ticking and the city council will soon decide its fate."

Yes, I'd also rather see oranges than more housing. (Don't we have ENOUGH people in Orange County already?) And I like the folks I've met at the Grain Project too. But I still have to point out this picky detail: Aren't they usually called orange "groves?"

First Lady Fashion - Really Michelle...Really?

How is it that Michelle Obama can look so perfectly appropriate one night
as she does in this Tom Ford gown and dangle earrings
and then then the next night
totally blow it with pairing a beautiful Ralph Lauren dress
with tacky and trashy Tom Binns costume jewelry?
With access to all of the great new fine jewelry created by American jewelry designers
not to mention all the beautiful estate jewelry that could easily be loaned to her
why would she choose to wear art project gone wrong costume jewelry nonsense by an Irish designer?
No disrespect to the Irish here...
it's just that Michelle Obama's job is to promote American design, products and industry

as Carla Bruni Sarkozy does so well for the fashion and jewelry houses of France.

Is Mrs Obama even aware of the fact that there is a fine jewelry industry in the US that employs thousands of Americans and provides tax revenue to coffers of Washington DC?
I don't care what she wears in her private life,
but her fashion choices for a state dinner should reflect her position as First Lady.

I am so annoyed by this that I'm adding to my post
Since virtually any American fine jewelry designer would have happily loaned the first lady jewelry
why couldn't her people have contacted some of the great American women designers
such as
Rhonda Faber Green
Cathy Waterman
Lorraine Schwartz
Cynthia Bach
Elizabeth Locke
Judith Ripka
Lori Rodkin
Wendy B
and the list goes on and on....

Mrs. Obama, please promote your peeps.

Around Town - Hearst The Collector With Victoria Kastner

Last night I had the privilege of attending a lecture sponsored by the Royal Oak Foundation given by architectural historian Victoria Kastner, the preeminent scholar of Hearst Castle.  The lecture was held at the Beverly Hills Women's Club, an organization with many members who have an interest in decorative arts and the architectural preservation of important local buildings and landmarks.
Kastner, who has been the official historian of Hearst Castle for 30 years, has written these two amazing books.

The lecture focused on Hearst as a collector, the construction of San Simeon, and use of the property as a country house.  Hearst typically entertained the Hollywood set at the Castle, but he also hosted George Bernard Shaw, PG Wodehouse and Winston Churchill. 

I won't go into to details of the hour long lecture but I will post this short interview with Kastner who explains some of the wonder that is Hearst Castle.

Of course no lecture on this topic could be complete without a description of Julia Morgan, the greatest female architect...ever.  Julia Morgan, who graduated with a degree in civil engineering from UC Berkeley in 1894, was the first female student to graduate from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.  After studying in Paris she returned to California and built the first bell tower or campanile on a college campus in the US, which housed bells that had been cast for the World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893. The campanile, which was the first reinforced concrete structure on the west coast, withstood the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and she became sought after to rebuild important structures that had been damaged, including San Francisico's Fairmont Hotel. Then in 1919, after some 500 commissions, she became the architect of Hearst Castle and Wyntoon, Hearst's other fantasy property.
In her long career she was the architect of some 700 buildings.  
Imagine that for a woman who died in 1957.

OK, I can go on and on about Julia Morgan but she deserves her own post.
So instead I'll write about something really what I wore.
As I've mentioned before, navy is my neutral 
so voila, a  navy blue suit and sapphire and diamond estate jewelry from

Naturally, I had to wear that sapphire cuff bracelet because it was all things wonderful
But instead of the mother of pearl and diamond earrings I kept with a cabochon sapphire story with these earrings
and this gorgeous ring

How is it possible that as a lifelong Californian, I've never been to Hearst Castle?
Obviously after last night it is high on my agenda for a future road trip after I get my new car.
Now....If I can only finagle a private tour of the house and grounds by Victoria Kastner...

So lovely...California at its best
No wonder Hearst loved it so.