Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mind Over Matter

Since Jemma just had surgery and can't get to the computer I figured I would take over her job as quote person for today. So here's my favorite quote:

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those that matter don't mind"-Dr. Seuss

And since Dr. Seuss said the quote I figured we should put some pretty Dr. Seuss trees in the picture frame:


Friday, January 30, 2009

This Charming Girl

Jemma showed me this really cool jewelry website called This Charming Girl. I got a couple of necklaces from there for Christmas but there are still so many I want! Here's a link to the site:

I have these two:

And I really want these four:


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Time Passes

Time passes. Even when it seems impossible.
Even when each tick of the second aches like the
pulse of blood behind a bruise. It passes
unevenly, its strange lerches and dragging lulls,
but pass it does. Even for me.
~(I don't know where this is from, but I love it, does anyone know?)
P.S. I took the photo when I was in the Florida Keys, it turned out perfectly I think.


Ahh... I love to travel, don't you? I know that one of my more recent post centered around my travels in Italy, but once again my brain is stuck on the idea of traveling. One of my good friends, we will call her "A", recently made a post on backpacking around and for some reason now I cant get it out of my head. Its like a broken record, playing over and over again; it just wont go away. I think I suffer from a common disease that strikes people who frequently travel; its called wanderlust. It makes you want to go bumming around Europe, instead of going to college and then you have the want to have a job where all you do is travel (don't worry mom and dad if your reading this, I'm still going to college). I have recently been sold on the idea of traveling around Europe after I graduate with some friends. Where do you think that someone should go if they had a summer to do so? Granted this might not even happen, seeing as I have awhile until I graduate, but still, one can dream can't they?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Turn Around

I know
it is hard to be reconciled
not everything is exactly
the way it ought to be

but please turn around
and step into the future
leave memories behind
enter the land of hope.
~Zhigniew Herbert, from A Life
I found this quote in an Oprah magazine of my mothers, I found it to be incredibly inspirational so I thought that I would pass along the wisdom to you.

Le Creazoni Di Giovanna & Roberta

Two young Italian fashion designers recently contacted us about their new blog. And we love their designs! They are all so unique and pretty! I can't wait to see what else they make and I wish them the best luck in fashion. Here's a link to their blog:

And here are my two favorite dresses they designed:

I especially love this first one!

And this next one is just so pretty and fresh!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Life isn't about
waiting for the
storm to pass....
it's about learning
to dance in
the rain.

The quote of the day, I'm not sure who said this but I would love to find out (if anyone knows, feel free to tell me). The picture above doesn't relate to the quote at all but I am kinda pressed for time right now, I really should be doing other things right now. The picture is part of a picture of a collage I once did, so I thought I would share it with you, enjoy!


I know a lot of schools are having midterms right now. (I just had a three and a half hour one today. Talk about torture!) And I just want to wish everyone good luck. And here's a little good luck charm of a book:
So hit the books and get studying!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Song of the Week

I'm a bit late on the song of the week this time but at least now it can be on Mondays which for me is like the start of the week. Anyways, this week we chose the song Rock and Roll by Eric Hutchinson. It's a very upbeat and catchy song that just makes you happy to listen to. Here's a link to the music video:


Sunday, January 25, 2009

There Is A Hope

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul.
And sings the tune
Without the words,
And never stops at all.
~ Emily Dickinson

I have a thing for inspiring quotes, I collect them. Whenever I find one I like I tend to write it down so I might be able to remember it. Over the years I have collected a bunch of my favorite ones. I thought that I would now share with you one, which can be read up above. I think I shall try to share with you a quote once a day or at least if I can't do that, several times a week. So enjoy the wisdom!

I'm just travelin', travelin', travelin', I'm just travelin' thru

The view from the Colosseum. For me this is Italy, it shows the beauty of such an amazing country. I don't know why but this might just be one of my favourite photos that I have ever taken (and I have taken alot of pics!).
Trevi Fountain at night. I took this photo and about two seconds after I snapped it this man with flowers came over and began to harass my friends and I to buy flowers from him. Needless to say we didn't and we quickly ran away from him!

This is another one of my favourite pictures from my trip, which I took when we were in the town of Assisi. I can't explain why I love this picture, it just brings back so many fond memories. I think some of my best memories involve traveling in some way, Italy is definitely quite high up on the list that's for sure.

Another picture of Assisi, this one is of the town and the church in Assisi.

The view from the Rialto bridge in Venice, it was such an amazing sight to behold. We had been wandering around Venice along the side streets when we stumbled upon the Rialto Bridge. I think it might have been the most fantastical sights I have ever set eyes upon. It seems to me that alot of people don't like Venice but I found it to be perhaps one of the most charming cities I've ever been too. Sure it might have been alittle bit watery but it wouldn't be Venice without it!

A gondolier in Venice who was passing buy our gondola. What I Like about this photo is that you can see how old the city is by the paint which is coming off the walls and the old doors which they used to use. Don't you think the water looks superbly blue? But I wouldn't want to swim in it, since Venice is known for its grimy water!

It has been almost a year since I went to Italy on holiday, and I miss it dearly. I was thinking about how much I miss Italy today;I wish I was in Assisi or Venice right now rather then being stuck at home when I am suppose to be studying for exams. We went to Roma, Florence, and Venice and made a day trip to Pompeii, Verona (Romeo, Romeo were art thou Romeo?), and Assisi. It would be lovely to be sitting in a cafe drinking a cuppa coffee (I find espresso alittle to strong for my taste) and then be able to get up and visit all the wonderful shops. I suppose for now I shall just have to comfort myself by looking at lots of photo's from my trip. Ah... wouldn't it be nice to be living la dolce vita?

Friday, January 23, 2009

missing pieces

As an avid magazine reader (just ask mad to testify how much I love them) I have recently noticed that there is a gap missing from my collection. I use the term "collection" to mean that I have a huge amount of magazines which fill drawers in my bedroom. I have always loved to read magazines, ever since I was a little girl when I got my first American Girl Mag. It wasn't until a few years ago that I began to show an interest in the high fashion magazines such as Vogue and Elle. It wasn't until the September issue of American Vogue with Kirsten Dunst on the cover as Marie Antoinette caught my attention that began my love affair with magazines. Every time I would go into Borders, I would gaze longingly at it (trust me that doesn't sound as weird it appears) but my mother wouldn't buy me a copy of it. So needless to say I ended up getting a subscription for Vogue and ever since then I have been in love with fashion. I have always loved clothes and fashion but it wasn't really until that moment that I started to see it as a way to express one's self. Sadly the issue with Kirsten Dunst never arrived at my doorstep, since I began to subscribe to late to receive it! I have always wanted a copy of the issue though, so if anyone has a really good condition of one, give me a ring! I see the issue with Kirsten as the beginning of a long discovery of not only introducing me to fashion but also journalism (I am aiming to be one day be working in the very halls of the magazine which inspires me so much). I would love to find the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Scarves Scarves Scarves!

I'm Writing this post to declare my new found love for scarves! Jemma was ahead of the curb and has liked these babies for years, but I have only recently discovered them. I found a couple of scarves that I like/have/want.
These two are from Old Navy. They have a lot of nice cheap ones there. I have both of these. The first in orange and the second in blue. Jem's my twin with the first one in blue!

These two are from gap. I thought all of the polka dots were cute!

This checkered one is from Forever 21. I don't really know how people tie these all triangulary like that. I really should find out. I asked the lady who worked there (I think she thought I was a bit crazy) and she didn't know either so who knows if I'll ever find out.

Theses last three are all from Delia's I really want the last two. In fact I think I might buy them now.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dancing The Night Away

Didn't First Lady Michelle look stunning last night? When I saw her dress, by Jason Wu, my breath was taken away. My first thought was "god, she looks beautiful in that" and my second was "I want it, and I am willing to go to extraordinary lengths to get it!" So perhaps that's not the nicest thought ever, but I have no doubt that countless copies of the dress will be in stores with in a few months (I would never buy a replica of her dress though. There are somethings which are meant to only be worn on one person, and this dress is one which is only meant to be seen on her). Of course it will be very hard dress to pull it off, since Michelle looks ravishing in it. She looks exactly what you expect your First Lady to look like, she's bringing style back to the White house!
P.S. Didn't you think that President Obama and the First Lady looked super cute when they were dancing? It was sweet to see that they were so awkward when they danced to Beyonce singing "At Last", isn't it nice to know that there still human?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Today is an amazing day! I was in school but luckily my teachers were nice enough to let us watch this historic day in history. Seeing Obama be sworn in was amazing, I had a little bit of an epiphany when watching him take his oath. First I never realized how short the swearing in it self was, but I suppose I was too young to understand the last time we had a inauguration. Secondly, I recognized that today is a great day to be an American. Sure the journey may be long a difficult but I have no doubt that we will accomplish the tasks with the help of President Obama. President Obama! It feels so great to say those two words (or is it pen them? since you cannot hear me say those words, it does not matter, they both have the same feeling about them), since we actually have great feelings for our leader. As the first lady, Michelle, looked stunning in her outfit by Isabel Toledo, hears to hoping that she will bring a little bit of fashion back to the White house! I just love the fact that she dressed her daughters in J.Crew, fashionable yet cheep(ish). In this state that we are in it is nice to see someone pay attention to prices. So now all I really have to say is: congratulations President Obama!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

What To Do On A Sunday Afternoon

I was just perusing like I normally do when I'm either A) trying to avoid homework or B) board. Guess which of the above it was? If you guessed A then your correct! When I chanced upon this lovely brown bag, it has all the makings of the perfect school bag. Over the shoulder strap, lots of room to carry books, and the overall cute look of it. The only downside is that it cost a whopping 225 dollars! In this economy there is no way one can justify spending over 200 hundred on a bag, no matter how much they may long for it. It is usually the things that we want the most that we can't afford, isn't it? So to comfort my self from the wanting of the bag I began to look for other less expensive goodies. I also found on the daintiest bow earrings, for only 18 dollars. They would look super cute with the majority of my outfits, adding a classic touch to my normally rather simple school outfits. The bracelet is on sale for 12 dollars, it would look good with my other bracelet which I have worn every day for over a year or so. The bracelet is my good luck charm, if I don't have it on I feel lost. The owl candle is 10 dollars, well I have no need for it but... I just love the idea of having a candle burning when writing. The idea of wise old owl near by seems so comforting, since candles always help when trying to conjurer thoughts and ideas into complete sentences.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lets Go Nautical!

Sadly today was not a good shopping day, i didn't find what i was looking for. Although i did manage to find this super cute tee shirt at Old Navy, which my mom bought for me (thanks mom!). I have lots of outfits for which this shirt would work perfectly with, i can't wait to experiment with it. I plan on wearing it on tuesday (inauguration day!), i think I'm going to go for a patriotic nautical Americana look; without looking overly red, white and blue.

Shop Until You Drop

This is just a short post since I'm practically running out the door. I'm going shopping with my mother and sister this afternoon. Technically this shopping event is really for my sister, since she needs a winter coat (you think that she would already have one but no, she doesn't. She despises outerwear). I'm hoping i can get a new dress for a dance which I'm attending soon, so cross your fingers!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Our Name

I thought that I should talk about how we got the name for our blog. When Jemma and I decided to come up with a blog we had no idea what to call it, so we turned to one of our favorite musical artist's lyrics. That artist happens to be John Mayer. As you can see we chose the line "The World Inside A Picture frame" from his song 3x5. I thought it would only be appropriate to make it our song of the week. Here's a link to it on YouTube: made a cool video with the lyrics. We also thought that we would find a cool picture once a week to put in the frame that is on our sites picture. So I thought it would only be appropriate to put John Mayer in the frame this week.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Kime Buzzelli

I was reading Nylon the other day when i came across an article about Kime Buzzelli, a wonderfully fantastic artist. her pictures are stunningly beautiful and i am coveting one of them right now. since this is just a quick post i thought i'd leave you with two of her pictures which i'm loving right now.


Monday, January 12, 2009

in my last post i promised that i would pick some of my favorite looks from last nights golden globes. my choices are not in any particular order, just five of my favorite looks from the event. all pictures are from

the wickedly funny Tina Fay, in a rather simple yet elegant Cavalli dress. her speech was by far the best one of the night, i just loved it when she rubbed it in to everyone who disliked her. plus i love her on snl as Sarah Palin's double. she sure nailed down her character perfectly.

Rumer Willis, the daughter of Demi and Bruce, looks terribly elegant in this plum colored gown (wearing Reem Acra).

Amy Adams is wearing Ocsar de la Renta. looking beautiful as always.

Laura Linney Looks beautiful in her Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. it kinda makes me want to steal it from her and then attend some elaborate party (such as the presidential inauguration ball at the white house, which i wish i was attending). i'm also giving her a shout out because i love her in the film Driving Lessons, costarring Rupert Grint and HBO's John Adams.

Freida Pinto, looks stunning in her mustered colored Christian Lacroix Haute Couture dress. i really want to see slumdog millionaire, which she stars in, i've read rave reviews of the movie. plus it takes place in india, which i'm absolutely crazy about!


Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Globes

This is just a quick post since i am getting ready to settle down for a nice night watching the Golden Globes. Tomorrow i plan on doing a run down of some of my favorite outfits from the awards ceremony, so be on the look out for that post.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Beginning

Every story has a beginning, a middle and an end and this blog is our beginning. Welcome to the beginning of "The World Inside A Picture Frame" a conceptual idea between two friends. So since this is the beginning we thought it might be a good idea to tell you a little bit about some of the things which will be featured on our blog. We love fashion with a passion, so undoubtedly it will be one of the important features of the blog. We will also regularly feature some of our favorite musical acts. We're a sucker of top ten lists so you bet that they will be on here. We will let you know a little bit more about what else is going up soon (as soon as we figure out how to use this thing!).
Jemma and Maddy