Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tres cute

I am in love with the Marc Jacobs Resort 2011 collection. I am swooning over the hats that cover the eyes, the 60's style dresses, the trench coats and the plethroa of polka dots! The girl who I imagine wearing these clothes is a heroine from a vintage French children's book who solves mysteries and always saves the day. Too fun :)

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is...... Ellie Grace of Fresh Grace! CONGRATS!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Show Me Your Teeth

Yes, that is Mother Monster (aka Lady Gaga) sporting vampire grillz. She would.
As the whole world knows, Twilight Saga: Eclipse is coming out, and with a new movie comes a new fabulous soundtrack. I was disappointed with the teenypunkness on the first Twilight soundtrack, but after they hired a new music supervisor the music on these past two installments has been just splendid. New Moon was fantastic and Eclipse is even better. Vampire weekend, Florence + the Machine and Sia are all on the same CD AND singing all new songs. It makes me so happy.
Still, it's fun to make up my own soundtrack to the movie, so here is the Modern Marie Eclipse Soundtrack:
1. Teeth – Lady Gaga
2. Howl – Florence + The Machine
3. Bella – Angus and Julia Stone
4. Wicked Blood – Sea Wolf
5. Mt. Washington – Emily Wells
6. Blood On the Snow – Horse Feathers
7. My Boy Builds Coffins – Florence + The Machine
8. Bleeding – Animal Collective
9. Warm Blood - Seabear
10. Monster – Lady Gaga
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

You Can Bring Me Flowers

I love when I come home from work and my mom puts fresh flowers from our yard in a pretty little vase for me in my room :) It makes a day all that much better.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010


The woman behind the inspiration for my blog has a new movie coming out.
Yes, Sophia Coppola, who directed Marie Antoinette has a new film coming out! The trailer looks very promising. It looks like it will be visually appealing, though all her films tend to be. Looks like it will be a tearjerker too. See for yourself:

The soundtrack will be amazing no doubt. The songs used in the trailer are "Love Like A Sunset, Pt.2" by Phoenix and "I'll Try Anything Once" by Julian Casablancas.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

E Salsa!

I love Latin/salsa/tango Spanish sounding music! In fact, my love for that kind of music even inspired my fiesta themed birthday party last year. If I were ever to throw a fiesta themed party again (which I'm positive I will), then I would play these songs:
1. Mas Que Nada – Sergio Mendes
2. Waters of March – Anya Marina
3. Habanera – Kate Nash
4. Tropicalia - Beck
5. Heart it All Before – Emiliana Torrini
6. Purple Skivvy – Angus and Julia Stone
7. Sexi Plexi – Jack Johnson
8. Hey Mama – Black Eyed Peas
9. Gorrion – Juan Serrano
10. Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti and Spearhead

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Shabby Apple Giveaway!

Shabby Apple is the absolute cutest online store - and is perfect for the everyday Modern Marie. They sell vintage inspired and flattering women's dresses, bathing suits and accessories galore! They have amazing different city themed collections. Of course their French inspired collection sparked my attention, after all Paris is my favorite city in the world.
Shabby Apple is giving away this adorable striped "Oh La La" dress from their Parisian collection for one of my readers.

Here are the rules to enter:
For 1 entry: Leave a comment telling me your favorite dress from shabbyapple.com
For 2 entries: Follow Shabby Apple's blog and tell me in your comment that you did so.
For 3 entries: Become a follower on my blog.
This giveaway is only open to US residents!
I will run the giveaway thru Monday June 28th. The winner will be announced the next day, Tuesday
All of my readers receive 10% off coupon for Shabby Apple!
Just enter the code: modernmarie10off at checkout!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

California Coast

Driving along the coast of California is undoubtedly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. My pictures do it no justice.


Also I am thinking of getting a Nikon D3000 Camera- do any of you use one? Love it? Hate it? Is a Canon better?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fairytale Ending

{a cake i made for a friend's daughter's 2nd b'day - princess themed}
This week's playlist is inspired by something I love - Fairy tales! Harps, chimes, harpsichord, etc make all these songs Princess ready:
1. Running – No Doubt
2. I’m Not Calling You A Liar - Florence + the Machine
3. Candyland - CocoRosie
4. Golden Brown – Alexi Murdoch
5. Walking On A Dream - Gary Go
6. Loch Raven – Animal Collective
7. Night Swimmer – Beth Jeans Houghton
8. Jynweythek Ylow – Aphex Twin
9. Cuddle Fuddle – Passion Pit
10. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) (ACOUSTIC) – Florence + the Machine

Friday, June 11, 2010

Yosemite National Park

Here are my pictures from our little 2 day trip to Yosemite National Park in Northern California. The huge mountains, redwoods and waterfalls were so majestic, it took my break away. Tres beautiful! I took some in black in white in honor of Ansel Adams, who took many of his famous photographs there.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Imogen Heap

Last Friday I went to see Imogen Heap at the tabernacle in Atlanta. The friend I went with had been to her shows several times before and had raved about them. She was right, it was truly an amazing and inspiring experience.
The set had a million (exaggeration) different instruments on it and in the center of the stage was a light up tree that had chimes and gongs hanging off of it. There were mac books all over the stage - even on her clear acrylic "grand" piano keyboard.
Imogen had these little sensitive microphones on her wrist that were connected to all these computers. She (or a person from her band) would play a little of an instrument and she would record that sound from the microphones on her wrist. On the computer, she would playback the sound over and over, looping it. She layered all these sounds on top of each other until they finally sounded like a song. That is how she makes her background music - in the studio and on stage. Also, her voice sounded EXACTLY like she does on her Cd's! It was just amazing to watch her make her music from scratch, so to speak.
Add in great lighting, a great backup band, and her fairy-like hair - it was an unforgettable evening. Not to mention she played ALL my favorites (she does a poll for each city to see what they want to hear). First train home YOU got to get on it!

**we got there an hour before the doors opened so we could be up close - there was no one between me and the stage!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Napa Valley

Napa and Sonoma Valley was my favorite part of my NorCal trip. Vineyard after vineyard, the scenery and landscape was absolutely beautiful! It reminded me a lot of Tuscany, which I think that's why I loved it so much. We did some wine tastings at Hop Kiln Winery and a few others. During these tastings I discovered that I really do like red wine much much more than white. Sort of odd for a beginner wine consumer I suppose, but oh well - at least red is better for you :)