Oh, hello! Happy Wednesday evening! I, uhh, I didn’t see you there. What is it, like 8pm here in NY? You uhh, you sorta caught me off guard. My pants are actually down. You caught me with my pants down. Actually completely off, they’re completely off of my body. Here, see? See what you’ve walked in on?
LOL. Sorry guys, it’s Bambino. Mom stepped away for a sec so I capitalized. OMG you shoulda seen your face. So funny. Aright lemme go get Mom. ……. Well…. actually, before I go…
… can I interest anyone in a game of rope? This thing’s delicious, I can’t take my mouth off it. No? Nobody? Ok alright. Getting Mom. MAAAAAHHHHHMMMMM!!!!! Your readers want yoooouuuuu!!!!!! Come baaaaaaccckkkkk from the kitcheeeeennnn!!!!!
WHOA, sorry about that everyone. It’s me, Alison. He’s obviously paying a lot more attention to how I work than I thought he was. You can bet your butt that somebody’s gonna be taking on some new responsibilities. Ok ANYWHO….
Hello hello, my friends and relatives and acquaintances and people’s fiances being forced to look at this blog because your girl wants a french bulldog and even possibly people just keeping tabs on my general whereabouts and activities! Such a pleasure to have you here again with me today! I so love it when you visit. I even keep sucking candies out on the table for these very occasions. I’m especially pleased that you’re here today, since I have some news… you see, I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but there’s this thing – I think it’s called Halloween? or something? – anyway it’s coming up and word on the street is that you have to dress up for this holiday. In like, dead-looking ensembles. Like, regular people clothing, but deadened, with blood dripping and stuff. Sounds splendid, right?! So, are you ready for it? Are you going to dress up? I’m dying to know what you guys are planning on being, so pleeeeaaaase tell me. Are you gonna be something cool/weird/challenging/throwback/throwup/a Wayans brother/easy/hard/soft/cuddly/disturbing/yourself? I hope so. Just one thing… if any of you, and I mean any of you, decides to dress up as a super slutty version of some normally not-slutty-at-all occupation, like a slutty nurse, or a slutty bunny, or a Kardashian, or a slutty Bambino (nooooooooooooo) for Halloween, so help me G-d I will slap your face RIGHT OFF OF YOUR FACE. But if you’re dead set on it, and consecutive unrelenting face slaps do not deter you, well then instead, I suggest dressing up in one of those costumes on a random Thursday when you get home from work, and surprising your darling, unsuspecting fiance. Because trust, this is a far better way to employ a Halloween costume, imho. (Reminder, *imho* is not me admitting that I’m a ho; it’s short for “in my humble opinion.”)
By the way, do you guys have any suggestions for me for a Halloween costume? Honey, too – we’ll be going as a couple. But we’re notoriously bad about planning our costumes out, so your suggestions would be crazy appreciated.
Speaking of death and darkness, today’s styled shoot inspiration submitted by the fabulous Sara Gray Photography and designed by Ellie Williams is nothing short of magical, with a hefty dose of the dark side, but in like the most elegant way I’ve ever seen in my life. Like, if I was gonna go gothic, THIS WOULD BE MY INSPIRATION FOR IT. I’m really drawn in by the deep, bold red and black hues, and the styling is just beyond, I mean, just, like, I mean… it’s just absolutely BEYOND.
The inspiration from the perspective of Ellie Williams, this beautiful shoot’s designer:
My vision for this shoot was to capture the striking natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The lush landscape and dramatic skies found in this part of the country are sublime, and I wished to compliment them with my design. I attempted to balance the rustic elements of life here, such as boating and woolen plaids, with the charm and sophistication of candles and roses. To do this, I chose a palette of deep bold colors to accent the character and appeal of vintage furniture. I then incorporated delicate laces and mismatched teacups to soften and set the mood. I like to think of my complete design as Ralph Lauren lake house meets elegant gothic chic. Becoming totally immersed in the dark undertones, I couldn’t help but toss in a few subtle Twilight references. With the blood red accents of the roses and apples against the stunning backdrop of nature, this is how I’d imagine a seductive vampire playground.
And now… the magic…
I die. I absolutely DIE.
1) I’m dying to know what you think of this shoot?!! I never knew I could love dark, gothic inspiration until I freaking SAW THIS SHOOT. Are there any details that strike you the most? Personally, I die for the black veil.
2) How redonk is Bambino. I mean SERIOUSLY. He shouldn’t mess with you guys like that, it’s inappropriate. I’m trying to run a company here.
xoxo! - Alison
P.S. – Guess who’s having a HUGE GIVEAWAY THIS FRIDAY? If you guessed TKB, well then come on down, because the price is right! This is like the best giveaway ever. I know I say that every time, but really, it is. It’s so great. You’re going to crap your pants when you see it.
Photography: Sara Gray Photography / Via: Two Bright Lights / Hair Stylist: Madeline Roosevelt / Event Designer: Billede Design, Ellie Williams Design / Floral Designer: Geranium Lake Flowers / Reception Venue: Private Residence Invitation Designer: New and Blue / Dress Store: stephanie d. Couture, Anna’s Bridal / Dress Designer: Claire La Faye / Cake Designer: La Joconde Cakes / Equipment Rentals: Marigold Vintage Event Rentals, Peter Corvallis Productions, West Coast Event Productions / Makeup Artist: Kirstie Wight Makeup, CourtneyRtistry Makeup||MobileWax / Jewelry: Mandalena Jewelry / Personal Stylist: Rachel Konty / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Duchess Clothier / Veils and headpieces: Jade Rose Designs