White Christmas

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas is just over a week away, and John and I will be flying to Dallas in exactly seven days! I couldn't be more excited for the holidays, and this publicity photograph of Elizabeth Taylor has been a major source of inspiration as I wrap up the last presents and listen to a nearly-constant stream of carols. I love the classic colors and the slightly undone quality of the room, but it's Ms Taylor's perfect red lipstick that might just be most inspiring. You can be sure you'll see me wearing a vermilion lip when I'm giving out New Year's kisses!

41 comments:

  1. How stylish and gorgeous she is!! Love red lips, night and day!!! A perfect way to give the very first of the New Year!
    Love.
    Laura@ricevereconStile

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  2. i love this picture! you will totally rock the house with red lipstick kisses when the ball drops - i can see it now!

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  3. love this vintage picture. yes, i'm glad that christmas is closing in. let's share the great xmas spirit!!

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  4. oh this photo is awesome!! :)gina

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  5. Fun! We're getting some great weather in Texas.

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  6. have an absolutely amazing time!! enjoy your lipsticked kisses (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  7. i love this old photograph of elizabeth taylor!

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  8. What's in dallas?! That's where I live!

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  9. love all the christmas chaos in the background :)

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  10. She is lovely. She looks so put together in the middle of the holiday chaos. I want to be like that. Perhaps red lips IS the answer!

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  11. Wonderful! We are so excited for Christmas and counting the days!

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  12. the holidays have been especially exciting for us this year, too. and this photo..gah! i LOVE the dress.

    xo Alison

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  13. This is definitely my kind of Christmas!!!!!

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  14. gorgeous!! i just wish i could pull off a red lips.

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  15. Sounds fun! I hope you have a great time! (oh, and I love the pic!)

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  16. She was such a stunner! Absolutely gorgeous :)

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  17. love her dress!! and her red lipstick too!

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  18. Have an amazing time! When you get back I really want to have a San Francisco blogger meet up. Do you have anyone in the area who might be interested? It could get epic!

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  19. You're so cute! I'm excited for you to go to Dallas and enjoy Christmas! We leave for Louisville next Wednesday and I'm pretty pumped!

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  20. i love her red lips as well but I cant seem to get my red lips to come out so perfect, you really need a steady hand

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  21. Amber Blue, the trick on lipstick is to use a liner. It is dry so if you make a mistake it is easy to correct. It is dry so it also stops the melt along the edges. Make a good outline first on where you want the lip line to be. Use your own lip shape but don't be afraid to "correct" or exaggerate a little for drama.
    Good luck. A pencil, darker than the stick color.

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  22. ahhh Elizabeth Taylor in her prime. I love this photo!

    Hope your next seven days are productive so you can enjoy every minute in Dallas :) xoxo {av}

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  23. too funny! What a small world. We used to live in Grapevine, which is just north of Bedford.. Now we live in the Keller/Southlake area, which is a little west of the airport!

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  24. Elizabeth Taylor will never go out of style!

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  25. That's my mom, giving out makeup tips! How come I never got any?

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  26. Beautiful! she looks almost like stocker channing here

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  27. i can't decide which is my fave...her red lips or that incredible DRESS. ah! both to die for :)

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  28. she looks absolutely stunning... hope you are ready for traveling those crazy days!

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  29. I need to pull out my red lipstick!

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  30. excellent photo for inspiration! you're sure to have a damn happy holiday with that on the brain!

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  31. I wish I could wear a red lipstick,every now and then I buy one, every now and then I say to myself ok let´s try it! but then I look into the mirror and ... I say to myself. ok... let´s leave it...

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  32. So excited for the Holidays! I can't believe they are so close!!
    velvet cupcakes

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  33. I can't believe that was Elizabeth Taylor! :)
    So so so crazy!

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  34. Oh Liz, how fabulous you are...look at teeny little waist!

    I will be so sad when the holiday are over & it's back to regular music :(

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  35. Ahhh, love this photo! Love everything about it- how wonderfully inspiring:)

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  36. I just LOOVE this picture. It's how I envision my perfect self :)

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  37. "vermilion lip." you make even the simplest things sound fancy and fabulous, and I love you for it.

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  38. Such holiday glamour!

    Merry Christmas, hope your holiday travels are superb!!!!

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