Friday, October 30, 2009

The Great Pumpkin....

Ahh..the classic American Halloween Party...Every American child has either hosted or been a guest at the most creative party of the year. But how do we communicate the fun and creativity as adults?! I absolutely LOVE this Halloween Party designed by Country Living (without the clown of course!). The re-use of the galvanized tub is to die for!!! Locate that inner child and for once let go and have fun!!

The way to a creative Halloween is in the pumpkin!!
You don't have to be a master carver just think outside the box and have fun!!

Image found via Country Living

Image found via Country Living

Maybe Ms. True should have some of these at her opening..hint hint..

Image found via Country Living.
Finally a use for Candy Corns!!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tag Sale Find Turned Fabulous...

First Step was to clean with a metal wire brush, sand with an electric sander, and prime the chairs to be painted.(Biggest mistake in this project was not getting a real before picture.) These chairs had been sitting in an attic for over 30 years, and were filthy when I found them on the side of the street at a Tag Sale.

Then the painting began, requiring many coats. I chose a high gloss white enamel paint, which is much harder to work with then flat paint, but gave them a nice shiny finish.
Fabric by the absolutely fabulous designer Anna Maria from her Good Folks Collection, Kitchen Curtains.
Amy Butler, Lotus Wall Flower Taupe

The finished chairs lined up in my living room ready to go to the new studio.

As you recall I blogged about my tag sale chairs a while back and spent months looking at them in the garage painted but with no seats, until I finally decided on fabric. And I must say I am so pleased with the way they turned out. Alot of work from start to finish, but well worth the project.

TRUE & WESSON Philosophy # 40

Image found via Flickr.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tattoo Tights....

Too scared to make the commitment of getting a tattoo...Look no further as Tattoo Socks has solved the problem!
The tights/pantyhose come in 5 different colors to match any shade of skin and the designs are to die for. Just in time for Halloween, they have the flying bat motif.
For Ms. True, they have the peacock feather...Maybe she will be wearing them this Sunday, November 1st at her new studio's open house in Clinton, Connecticut!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Typefaces...Body Art

Image found via Flickr

Image found via Flickr

Image found via Greenjeansbrooklyn

For some new friends...M & S


Friday, October 23, 2009

Inspiration to Reality Shoot Featured on Style Me Pretty

Inspiration to Reality Board Winner

I was so honored to be asked to participate in a photo shoot that the lovely Miss Abby from Style Me Pretty was coordinating, with Yumiko of Hana Floral Design, Jennie of Jennie Fresa Beauty Library, Beth of the White Dress by the Shore, Karen of Grapevine Invitations, and Justin and Mary of Marantz Photography. We all came together at the Back Porch in Old Saybrook. It was an incredible collaboration of creativity, design and talent.

Abby had reached out to readers to submit an inspiration board and after looking through the many submissions we selected one as a winner to bring to reality for the shoot. As I went through the boards I was immediately drawn to Bran Coprata's vision. The color palette, a mix of reds, pinks and turquoise was one I had been dying to use in the design of an event. A 50's inspired style with girly, super flirty details... it was perfect!

Inspired by the bold colors and perfect combination of details, making the board come to life was so much fun. The design board created the perfect mood for an event, using color to create energy and ice cream, cherries, and the beach to illustrate a feeling of whimsy and nostalgia. Some of my happiest memories are at the beach , eating ice cream and soaking up the Summer. This is the emotion that this board taps into. So I thought all of those details were incredibly important at bringing the table to life to create the mood that was designed in the board. We used bright cherry red latte bowls for the bases of the flowers and a mix of vintage pink cut glasses. We found a polka dot linen from Party Rental to capture the playfulness of the board. Layering vintage linens from Yumiko’s personal collection over the polka dot linen helped us to blend the details of vintage and modern.
-Sarah True (as quoted on Style Me Pretty)

For a complete feature of the pictures log onto Style Me Pretty, there are so many fabulous details!

The rentals on the table were supplied by Party Rental Ltd.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

620 Loft and Garden... Intimate Dinner Party with Marcey Brownstein Catering

Wednesday night I had the pleasure of attending a dinner party with some of the most talented, admired, people in the industry, hosted by Marcey Brownstein. The event was at one of the most amazing venues I have ever been to, 620 Loft and Garden. We had cocktails outside on the roof top garden that sits high above Rockefeller Center with the most spectacular views of the city. It truly is breathtaking up there!

Marcy hosted an evening that brought together people in the industry to showcase her love of what she does, and her phenomenal team of culinary talent. The chef created a tasting menu that was carefully crafted, perfectly presented and absolutely delicious, and each course was paired with wine from Local Long Island Vineyards, sponsored by Gnarly Vines.

The music was hosted by the extremely talented artists of Elan Artists, Flowers and Event Design, by the master Mathew Robbins of Artfool, and the fabulous ladies on his team, Joanne and Rebekeh. The gorgeous menus were designed by Sloane of Sloane Design and Press New York, and we left with a favor bag with the most delicious cherry preserves and sweet treat from One Girl Cookies.
The beautiful tables were decorated with rentals from Classic Party Rental, and the furniture was the collection of GreenRoom.

And these incredible images were captured by the extremely talented Roey Yohai, who always wears a smile, has an incredible energy, and truly loves what he does, and it is obvious. He is a true artist!