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Color Collage: Green with Envy

Recently, a friend commented on my “blog about the color pink.” At first, I thought she was referring to the post I dedicated to the color pink. But upon further questioning, I realized she meant my ENTIRE blog. As though Rosemary On The TV were a blog about the color pink. I laughed and told her she was ridiculous, that my blog was about interiors, fashion, lifestyle, etc.

Then someone else commented about my “pink blog.” Incredulous, I found the nearest computer and scrolled through the last few months of posts.

Um. I write a pink blog.

I’m not sure how it happened, but I can assure you it wasn’t my intention. Not that there’s anything wrong with the color pink. Clearly, I don’t think that. But as a disclaimer, I can proudly say that I love all colors, not just pink. And if I really had to play favorites…well, I’d have to pick green (ssshhh…don’t tell the others!).

Clockwise from top left:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9









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Happy Birthday, Dolly!

I thought I’d share this fabulous photo of her with the cast of Steel Magnolias. I could list about a million favorite quotes from that movie, but I think my favorite from her is the perfectly fitting, “There’s no such thing as natural beauty.” Love you, Dolly!



Golden Globes 2011 Fashion Recap

Allllllllll right, y’all. I’m not even going to pretend like I’m about to be nice. Did you watch the Golden Globes? That red carpet was a big ole hot mess.

But before I show you what I didn’t like, I will show you the little bit that I did like.

My favorite: Anne Hathaway. Sleek, on trend without being too trendy, flattering, beautiful. I loved this dress. Some might think the shoulder pads are a little much, but I thought she looked beautiful and classic while still remaining fashionable.

Diana Agron of Glee in one of the few nude dresses I actually liked. This trend was all over the runways and I’m hoping that day-after photos will make all these celebs see what they actually looked like and end this trend as quick as it came. Why does Diana pull it off when most of the others didn’t? Not sure – maybe because she’s young, tiny and has a beautiful peaches and cream complexion that even a nude dress can’t wash out. Her hair, makeup and jewelry were also perfectly dainty and age appropriate.

Lea Michele, also of Glee, was pretty in pink. I loved this dress. For those of us who would never wear a nude evening gown, it  gives a little color and doesn’t wash her out. It’s got just enough ruffles to make it girly but not too frilly. Loved the loose, flowy hair as well, and was glad to see those awful bangs out of her face as they have been in recent episodes. Some critics had hoped she would step out of the box a bit, but I say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

How perfect was Emma Stone’s dress? So sleek and minimal with that amazing color. Loved. Though I can’t get used to her blonde hair! It’s for a role, so I’ll excuse it, but I sincerely hope she goes back to red ASAP.

Now, before you say “Oh I loved this too!” I should probably mention that this begins with my series of don’t-love-it outfits. People oohed and ahhed over this dress, but personally, I thought it was too much. The ultra fluff made it feel like a cheap prom dress (Marchesa?! Oh no she didn’t! Yeah, I did.) and really, Olivia? Gold spiky shoes to match the silver metallic on your dress? Yeah. Ok.

Another nude dress that I didn’t totally hate. I like the dress. I just think Julie looks washed out in it. Maybe on another actress with different coloring, but this wasn’t a win for me.

As we make our way toward the hated-it phase of this post, January Jones just barely makes it above the cut off line. The hair and makeup were perfect with a siren red dress. I didn’t even mind the plunging neckline (if mine looked like that, I’d show them off too). But everything below that was a mess. The panels cut out of the middle cheapened the look and something about that fringe bothers me.

I know, I know, she’s pregnant and awesome. I love her, I do. And I’m sure being pregnant and trying to find a formal dress and going to an event where the alcohol flows and you must refrain is pure misery. But if she was trying to hide the bump, it didn’t work. If she wasn’t trying to hide the bump, it still didn’t work. The satin is messy and wrinkled, which makes it look cheap. The stem on the rose applique is weird. You can’t tell in this photo, but her French twist was weird too. Miss.

Color: Good. Cut: Bad. Though it was sweet of her to pay homage to Blanche Devereaux.

Uh. If the dress were white and the hair were black, she’d be the bride of Frankenstein. And that’s the best thing I can say about this.

Two words: BOOOOO-RING.

Awful. Oh god, just awful. She hadn’t made it into the building yet and it looked like she’d been wearing that dress for four days. Wrinkles and floppy satin in an unflattering cut. Awful.

No. Terrible bangs. Her beautiful face is hidden! This whole look is just sad. C’mon girl, you’ve got Ryan Reynolds waiting for you at home (maybe). CHEER UP!

More unflattering beige.


Love her, but she should know better. This is a mess. The dress, hair, bangles. Messssssss.

Dear J.Lo, Prom 2001 called and wants it’s dress, cape thingy and white eyeshadow back.

No. Just no. This is terrible on so many levels. The color, the daisies, the cut. This makes me sad.

I hate to leave you on such a sad note, but that’s my round up. Did I miss anyone that looked fabulous? Or heinous? No, don’t show me anymore awful outfits. I don’t think I can handle it.

Girls, I hope you got it out of your systems. I expect to see all of you at the Oscars in top form. You hear me?!


By now, you’ve probably heard that you are no longer the astrology sign that you once were. And by now, you’ve probably also heard that whoever said that was wrong.

Or you haven’t heard anything about it and don’t have a clue what I’m talking about.

Long story short: Someone said the earth’s alignment had changed, meaning our relationship to the stars had changed and thus, our astrological signs. Then someone else came back and said it’s not the stars that are our markers, it’s the equinoxes and the solstices!


Read more here if my scientific explanation was way over your head.

In the meantime, I thought this Vogue UK spread was not only amazing but totally appropriate with all the hubbub. Enjoy!


A Peak at Chic

I’m loving this little peak at the new style guide by French runway icon Ines de la Fressange posted on RDuJour. As if we needed any more reasons to envy that je nais se quoi that French women seem to exude so effortlessly. The style guide, titled Parisian Chic, is available in the US in April (pre-order here), but till then, check out these images of Ines and daughter, Nine, exemplifying their own takes on classic French style.





But of course, Ines’ great taste extends far beyond fashion. Below, see photos of her Paris office taken for The Selby.




Tres magnifique!

Color Collage: Tickled PINK!

Red is dead! Blue is through! Green’s obscene! Brown’s taboo! And there’s not the slightest excuse for plum or puce or chartreuse! Think pink!

I felt like posting about the color pink today. I’m not sure what got in to me (ok, yes I am), but I figure if Pantone can call Honeysuckle color of the year, then I can at least do one post on the color just for fun.

Right? Right.

Images, clockwise from top left: For Like Ever poster, flowers, French macaroons, flowers, vintage zebra matchbook, pink chairs-unknown, peonies, pink shorts, pink fiat, girl in pink suit.

And if you really love pink, here are a few pink rooms to tickle your fancy:






Habitually Chic




House Beautiful


Vogue Australia

Funny Face

Before we can be friends, I have to ask you: Have you seen this movie?

Because if you haven’t….well, I’m going to insist that you watch it before our friendship moves forward. There is entirely too much to love about Funny Face. And on a rare day off last week, after about fifteen minutes of daytime TV (fifteen minutes too much if you ask me), I popped it into the DVD player and was reminded yet again why this might be the perfect film.

If you haven’t seen it, let me just give you a quick rundown.

Maggie Prescott is the editor of Quality magazine. Bored with the latest trends, she’s looking for something new and fresh. Really folks – what’s not to love about a movie that starts off with an entire song and dance routine dedicated to the color pink?

Along with her photographer, played by Fred Astaire, she overtakes a Greenwich Village bookstore to stage a photo shoot, wreaking havoc and creating a big ole mess for bookish philosopher/bookstore employee Jo (Audrey Hepburn) to clean up.

Despite claims from the others that she is “funny looking,” Fred Astaire insists that she has a fresh new look, and convinces Maggie to make Jo the new face of Quality magazine. But Jo thinks modeling and women’s fashion magazines are silly and frivolous and tries to refuse the offer.

Until she is told that agreeing to model means going to Paris. And that pretty much seals the deal for her.

She sings.

She models.

She dances. You know, the usual.

I’m leaving it at that and INSISTING that you rent/buy/Netflix this movie immediately. Even if you’ve already seen it. Ok?



Local gift roundup

In case you haven’t noticed, our little city is brimming with talent. I could go on for hours about the talented people I know and the amazing things they create. I won’t, but I could.

With this much creative talent in one town, why look to any place else for Christmas gifts? Below, a round up of some favorite locally made items that would make great gifts for everyone on your list.

A charming, quirky letterpress print from Roll & Tumble Press, $15-25, for the BFF who loves all things retro-cool.


One of Summer Daniel’s colorful dresses, $80-100, for your stylish little sister. Available at Box Turtle.


Cody Belew‘s Paradise album, $7, for your cool, music loving uncle. Available on iTunes.


One of Bryan Frazier’s personalized pet portraits for your boyfriend that keeps Fido’s picture in his wallet. Available at Box Turtle. Prices/sizes vary.


And for Fido, super stylin’ collars and leashes by Angel Court, $40. Also available at Box Turtle.


Matt Owen’s minimalist movie posters, $12, for your roommate (so you can enjoy them too).


A homemade pie, $25, courtesy of Avant Tarte for your sweet-toothed brother who can’t boil water.


An anthology of works by local writers from weatethebook publishing, $4, for your English major cousin.


My Brother’s Salsa for your foodie co-worker. Available at Shoppes on Woodlawn.


A photograph print by Evan Hallmark, for your dad who “just doesn’t get out West enough.” Prices starting at $35. Sizes vary. Email


Handmade and custom designed feather hairpins and assorted accessories from Rosey & Ev, starting at $7. Email jenniferashleyjones(at)gmail(dot)com or call 501.658.2620.


What are your favorite sources for locally made gifts?


Wish list : Gold digger

Now I ain’t sayin’ I’m a gold digger, but I’m more than a little in love with all of these gilded gifts.

1. Rain or Shiny Umbrella, $33.99. 2. Crate&Barrel Dazzle Dinner Plate, $9.99. 3. Maya Brenner Signature State Necklace, $250. 4. Kate Spade Twirl Necklace, $75. 5. Stag Horn Mirror, $219.99. 6. Kate Spade Bow Cuff, $175. 7. Kate Spade Twirl Eau de Parfum, $80.  8. Jayson Home and Garden Wall Flower Art, $45-$85. 9. F. Scott Fitzgerald Penguin Hardback Classics.

Wish list : Glitterati



Sparkly things. I’ve been wishing for lots of things lately (isn’t that instilled in all of us this time of year?) but glitter and sequins seem to top the list. Below, a round up of a few of my favorite things.

1. Kate Spade Flash flats, $125. 2. Anya Hindmarch Valorie Glitter Clutch, $395. 3. Deborah Lippmann nail color in Boom Boom Pow, $20. 4. J.Crew Drapey Sequin Tee, $79.50. 5. J.Crew Sequin Mesh Bell Skirt, $128. 6. Lomography Iridescent Sparkle Fisheye Camera , $60. 7. Sequin Heart Shoe clips, $25


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