Beauty Musings & Rogue Ramblings


Lust of the Month: The Dream Apartment

So I have been in a bit of a transition, job-wise, which ultimately means that there are a lot of things in flux  right now. As usual, when I’m in this kind of situation – I opt to torture myself with things that are out of my reach.

The biggest thing I have been focusing on, lately anyways, is the dream apartment!

I say apartment, because I really mean apartment, not a house. A house is just not something I am ready to focus on, plus the architect living in mean knows I would want to eventually design my own home.

I am hoping with hard work, a chance, and a little luck, I will be able to make a step towards my dream apartment within this next year! Here’s wishing…

The following photos are of The Broadway in San Antonio!!

The following photos are from my Pinterest page, see my “Accessorizing My World” and “Architects Dream” boards for photo origins. 

And a small accolade to a current obsession… a few images from the actual Escala Penthouse (as in the Seattle home of the fictional Christian Grey, of the Fifty Shades Trilogy)! 

Alas, will I ever get my dream apartment? Maybe… one day 🙂

P.S. There will not be a May Favorites post, as I have not had any “new” favorites this last month, and I only wish to include things that have not been included before. 


Lust of the Month: ALLSAINTS STYLE

I have an urge to revamp my wardrobe and accessories stash – now I only wish I could afford to stock it with some seriously awesome must-have AllSaints pieces!

What I’m currently lusting after…

Dissolve Dress $135 USD

Corrupt Dress $295 USD

Summer Court Cardigan $250 USD

Statement Crew T-Shirt $75 USD

Want to know more:  “Proceeds from the line will benefit Not For Sale’s work to combat human trafficking globally, and producers will promote the shared vision of Not For Sale and AllSaints to prevent forced labour and end human trafficking.” -AllSaints

More info on AllSaints “Not For Sale” line here.

Shatki Cuff Sandal $135 USD

Damisi Boot $295 USD

Dreamcatcher Scarf $90 USD

Banjara Necklace $120 USD

Banjara Bracelet $55 USD

Sabian Drop Earrings $40 USD

Jhala Bracelet $65 USD

Quilted Flag Skirt $125 USD


(Well Deserved) Lust of the Month

Okay, so normally these will probably be posted near the end of the month, but since it is March 2012 and I’m just TOO EXCITED to wait…

Lust of the Month is a character:

PEETA MELLARK (of The Hunger Games for those few humans who have yet to become obsessed)

I know, I know …two Hunger Games posts in a row but I really can’t help it – 21 days until the movie is out and I get to see my envisioned Peeta Mellark on-screen! I must brag a little – I have the prime IMAX seats claimed!

I commend the casting of Peeta, played by Josh Hutcherson (see the normally brunette actor below).  A blonde Mr. Hutcherson is an extremely close match to what I was picturing (not everyone may agree – I get it, no need to go postal on me now).

It also helps that, from what I have read and heard through interviews, Hutcherson is very much in touch with the character. He has explained in almost every interview he has given, which I have come across,  that he felt Peeta was written for him and the similarities between Peeta’s outlook on life and his role in The Hunger Games, as well as his relationships with Katniss and others, are a near perfect match for how Hutcherson approaches things in his life.

“I mean, for me I had an immediate connection with Peeta. I felt like I was Peeta in so many ways, it kind of blew my mind a little bit. To the point when I actually walked into the room to audition, and [author] Suzanne Collins and [director] Gary Ross were there, I said to them — I’ve never said this before in any audition and I’ll never say it again because it sounds disgusting — but I am so much like Peeta! Reading it, I was almost like, ‘How did Suzanne Collins write a movie about my [kind of] person?’ It kind of blew my mind. …One of the biggest things was just his belief that, no matter what situation you’re in, you’ve got to be who you are as a person and be able to look in the mirror and be OK with that and not be a pawn in someone else’s game. And that could happen very easily, and I never have wanted to, and I never will let it.” – Josh Hutcherson [Interview with]

This creates even more excitement for me, knowing that the actor portraying an extremely loved character (by me and millions) will be putting on a truly genuine performance – almost ensuring that I won’t be disappointed.

In a way, I (almost) feel bad lusting after the 19-year old adorably handsome Josh Hutcherson, even though he isn’t much younger than I am, but I can’t help it and I’m sure millions of other ladies can’t help it either! Yes, I’m sure a good portion of the drivers for my lust come from the fact that he is my Peeta Mellark come-to-life, but every new interview I come across, my crush on the Hutch grows  🙂

Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, I guarantee this will not be my last Hunger Games related post – hello – obsessed here! Anyways, more beauty, movies,  fashion, books and randomness to come – till tomorrow universe.

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Lust of the Month (or year!)

Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2012!

Watch the show here – truly beautiful!

AND the LUST OF THE MONTH (or really my year!)


(modeled by the gorgeous Cara Delevingne)


Details (from

Opulent velvet quilted coat with elegant draped blanket front

Rich velvet is intricately stitched into plush equestrian quilting

Structured shoulder, fitted waist and elegant full skirt