Tag Archives: Tarina Tarantino

My Universe

img_1011img_1012img_1016img_1027

Saturday  was the opening night of “California: The Center of the Universe” exhibit at The Fullerton Museum Center. It was an incredible, cosmic display of NASA pictures, sketches and early drawings and works of astronomers and scientists.

I’ve always been intrigued with the Universe, and all of its mighty elements.  I wish on shooting stars, I find images in cloud formations, and I know deep down in my heart, there’s a Divine Intelligence that’s beyond our human capacity to understand.

I was a little frazzled upon arrival. An hour before the show, I received  a call to come back to Roadkill Ranch & Boutique. There was an interesting fellow stirring up trouble, disturbing the customers, and galloping around the store displaying obscene body gestures while wearing one of our horse masks. He wasn’t too thrilled when I showed up on  the scene and ruined his fun. So, after I dealt with that problem, I realized I had an even bigger problem, I had forgotten my earrings at home. And, well, they were part of my “exhibit” outfit (I always try to dress accordingly). Good thing I literally live above The Museum Center and without a moment to spare, I was able to get back to my place, grab my Tarina Tarantino moon earrings and meet my friend Karen just in time for the opening reception.

All calmed down when I began to lose myself in the photos from outer space. I felt peaceful while looking into infinity, and my problems and worries seemed so small compared to the vast Universe.

There’s a big cosmos trend happening in the fashion industry, and I’ve been buying a lot of planetary-related merchandise for the store. We even have glow-in-the-dark moon leggings on order.  I think the Universe is trying to speak to me, and I’m pretty sure it’s saying, “Don’t let guys in horse masks keep you from living a peaceful life.”  Or, maybe it’s trying to show me how to trust in the mystery of my journey and give me the peace to know everything is going to be fine in its time.

 

The first three pics are pics of pics I took on my phone. Original photos on display by NASA’s Hubble space telescope.

The last pic is of my man-in-the-moon earrings, available at Roadkill Ranch & Boutique.

 

 

 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fall Moods

Happy Wednesday everyone! I just got back from a trip to Wine Country. My little sister got married at Trentadue Winery, so I took a few days off to enjoy family, friends and, well… wine. It was a gorgeous event and the timing was perfect. (Hence the recent lack of blogging.) And, since all the leaves are brown and the sky is gray, wait…that’s a Mamas & The Papas song. Whatever!

Needless to say, I’m back in the swing of things and ready to embrace the fall season. We have so many great things in the boutique right now, so I decided to make a slide show just for you! (Just click on the picture above.)

I hope you enjoy it and next time you decide to go for a walk on a winter’s day, stop in and see me.

OK-  I can’t stop singing, California Dreamin’ by The Mamas & The Papas, so I’ve linked it up for your listening enjoyment as well.

xo

California Dreamin’

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

City Chic

City Chic
I normally don’t blog on the weekends, but I was in a “sweet street” mood and created this outfit. Maybe I’m channeling vintage Chanel? Maybe I’m getting excited about my trip to NYC at the end of the month? Or, maybe I’m just hungry for macaroons? Really I’m just addicted to fashion and had to get my morning fix along with my  coffee.
Happy Saturday!
Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Wizard of Aaaahhhs!

I’m so blessed to have the most creative and talented people in my life! I’ve just renamed my photographer friend Adam Petrasek, “The Wizard of Aaaahhhs”! We’ve been doing a lot of photo shoots for Roadkill Ranch and Boutique lately and I must say that every time Adam sends me a picture, I say “Aaahhh…this is AAHHHH SOME!!!”

We were inspired by Tarina Tarantino’s Wizard of Oz jewelry that we carry at the store, with the “Good Witch” and the “Bad Witch” pendants. We happened to have a crow and a bird from some old window displays, so we started to get creative. Everyone had their own spin on “Good Witch”, we went from sweet and innocent to trailer trash queen within minutes. Adam took the shots so he could put both looks in one picture and it turned out brilliant. Thanks to the beautiful Samantha Parks for modeling and thanks  to the “Wizard of Aaaahhhs” for granting us our photographic wishes!

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

I’m getting in the mood for the festivities tomorrow and this is my inspiration outfit. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I’m putting on my creative hat and decorating eggs today with one of my BF’s. We have tie-dye, marble effects, stencils and stickers. I’m sure they’ll turn out Egg-credible!

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Pop Star

Pop Star
Instead of catching up on paper work today, (yawns) I decided to do something way more productive. Since Polyvore is hosting a contest for Converse and Lady Foot Locker, I submitted my entry outfit. Most everyone is eligible to enter, and  all you have to do is create an outfit using two of their featured items. The winner will receive $1,000 and a year supply of Chucks! Click on the contest link for more details and to enter. Have fun and good luck!
Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,
A Small Press Life

Not just a blog, a philosophy

We Heart Vintage blog: retro fashion, cinema and photography

Vintage fashion, photography and cinema from the 1920s through to the 1970s and beyond

My Illustrative Life

Clothes, comics, strong opinions

happymamamoments

The Joy of the Lord is my strength!

WE ARE SO DROEE

fashion, photography, models, editorials, magazines, photographers, campaigns, beauty

///Feisty Ink Designs\

Art | Tattoo | Fashion

Give Me Your Forever...

Love... Art... Fashion... Life...

crewmemo

Just another WordPress.com site

adduncan123

Just another WordPress.com site

Barry Stein's Blog

Inspired Photography and Creative Writing by Barry Stein

KASHFI!

Written By Kashfi Fahim,

A'Nena Jewelry Blog

www.etsy.com/Anenajewelry www.zibbet.com/ANenaJewelry

Painted in a Abstract Way...

Life through the eye of a dreamer.

JustinaWei

The Fashion/Make up/Lifestyle Blog