Ever since taking a tour of the Forbes Museum in NYC as a child and seeing the marvelous collections of ornate Faberge eggs, (the largest outside of Russia to be exact) I’ve been intrigued by this fantastic and sort of strange art. I mean who ever thought of decorating an egg in gold and other pricey jewels as an art form!? Any way, glad they did because these creations are simply amazing and irresistible to look at. (for instructions on how to make your own Faberge eggs click here.)
To answer my questions: Peter Carl Faberge is the person who started making Faberge eggs as Easter gifts for Russian Tsars. Here’s more about this interesting craft: (source: Wikipedia.com)
A Fabergé egg (Russian: Яйца Фаберже́; yaytsa faberzhe) is one of a limited number of jeweled eggs created by Peter Carl Fabergé and his company from 1885 to 1917. The most famous of the eggs are the ones made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers, often called the ‘Imperial’ Fabergé eggs. The House of Fabergé made about 50 eggs and 43 have survived. Another two were planned for Easter 1918, but because of the Russian Revolution were not delivered.
After the Revolution, the Fabergé family left Russia (see House of Fabergé). The Fabergé trademark has been sold several times since and several companies have retailed egg-related merchandise using the Fabergé name. The trademark is now owned by Fabergé Limited, which makes egg-themed jewellery.
Want to attempt your own Faberge egg or eggs? I was looking into ideas on how to make something similar on my own (sans priceless jewels) and of course Martha Stewart came to the rescue! Here’s a little tutorial from her web site on how to make your own Faberge eggs. Don’t overwhelm yourself, keep it simple then place a bunch of them in a pretty glass bowl or vase as a center piece for Easter. Click here for Martha’s instructions:
Click the image for instructions on how to make Faberge eggs
1) Overalls. maybe it’s because I already own a pair in black, but I love this trend. I really like pairing chic with casual and you don’t get much more casual then overalls. This look from Planet Blue is a perfect way to rock this look, with an elegant embroidered top and heels. Love!
2) Hats. I don’t wear them often enough but really enjoy a nice hat. A great way to totally change your look and add sophistication, mystery and fun.
3) I’ve been rocking my dookie chain a lot lately so of course I love this trend! Run DMC wore this look back in the day and it’s still a great way to add elegance and funk to any outfit.
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The MTV Movie Awards were last night. Who was your pick for best dressed? Here’s a few highlights to help you make your decision…
My pick is Jessica Alba, I love this look. The crop top with the A-line skirt is understatedly sexy. My pick for runner up is Shailene Woodley. This is a cool and edgy look perfect for MTV.
Hilary Ann Lambert
Photo Credits: MSN.com
Like most people I’m not a big fan of the rain, but I do like the opportunity to break out my cute new toggle rain jacket by Laundry along with these adorbs rain boots by one of my biggest inspirations, DVF. Photos taken by my resident photographer, and I mean that literally, my 5-year-old son Georgie. :)
The wonderful thing about April showers is they bring May flowers. And I’m certainly loving the flower pattern on this Kate Spade A-line skirt. I love that A-line is in style, it’s so fun and a great look for spring. I absolutely love yellow, and these flats are a great way to wear the cut-out trend.
Credits to my son Georgie, left, and production support from my son Bobby, right. xoxo
What warm weather trend are you most looking forward to wearing?
Hilary Ann Lambert
She’s hard to miss, being a 5’10, dark, gorgeous, Brazilian super model. And as such there have been many photos taken of this lovely Victoria’s Secret model. For our celeb style spotlight this week we’re featuring Alessandra Ambrosio, for her fierce street style and her particularly lovely summer looks. Not that it’s that hard to be stylish when you have a bod that would look good in a paper bag! Here are some of our favorite outfits worn by Alessandra…
What trends are you looking forward to sporting this summer? Here are some of my favorites, click on the pictures to shop.
1) Gladiator sandals…
2) Floral print shorts…
3) Fringe Purses…
4) White pumps and the perforated trend…
What are you looking forward to wearing this summer?
Hilary Ann Lambert
Believe it or not I actually miss going into the office. I love being home with my kids and writing about fashion and fitness is my dream, but the workplace provides a great reason to get dressed up! A friend of mine asked if I would do a little research on what the most stylish and functional work bags are out there right now and here’s what I came up with…
I love the Cambridge Satchel! This is one I’ve been pushing for a while. I really like all of the different colors it comes in and cross-body is so convenient and comfortable.
This Rebecca Minkoff is my favorite. And it’s on sale at Bloomies for $207!Do you have a stylish work bag you can tell us about??Thanks for reading!Xx,Hilary Ann LambertPS- Another good reason to go to an office, I would be able to research and write posts like this in an hour or less rather than 4 do to childish interruptions. Like this one when my son Bobby decided to throw all the toys off the toy chest and yell at the top of his lungs. LOL!