Fall Front Door Decoration

My favorite Fall colors are burgundy and purple. Not sure if that came about from the Fall asters in the fields where I walk my dog or some beautiful fabric I ran across one time or another. Sure I like to add some orange and maybe yellow but rarely brown. I wanted burgundy planters for either side of my front door, I had some metal ones bought at IKEA and not used, so I decided to paint!

I made a little enclosure before spray painting so I wouldn’t paint the grass:

painted planter

To make the planter look more interesting, I sponged on a darker color with a metallic sheen: Voila! Perfect planters for my fall display. I bought the coleus for half price when annuals were on sale in August, planted the pots and put them under a tree in my back yard and they grew like weeds! (Can’t even see the planters, but I know they’re there!)   

 

 

Project Runway Episode 1

Fug Girls: Minor Changes, But It’s the Same Old Runway to Us

I’d love to share my thoughts on the first episode of the new Project Runway season, but I fell asleep within the first half hour. That may be because it was  a bit of a yawn because it was just like previous seasons, except that it took place in LA instead of New York. Or, more probably it was because I was working out of town and had a long, hard day and then collapsed in my hotel room.

I’ll watch a rebroadcast and review it from a sewer’s point of view. In the meantime, here is an entertaining review from one of the Go Fug Yourself bloggers, posted on the New York Magazine/Fashion site:

Fug Girls: Minor Changes, But It’s the Same Old Runway to Us

Poor Michelle, Suffering from Kid-in-a-Candy-Store-itis

Oscar de la Renta at Style.com
Oscar de la Renta at Style.com

I have three words for Michelle Obama, “elegant, understated fashion”. She simply has too many choices; she needs to learn to be a good editor. Style is as much about what you don’t choose as what you do.

 

American fashion is about uncomplicated clothes with clean lines worn with a dash of panache. Iconic American designers like Oscar de la Renta, Calvin, Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Michael Kors know how to design contemporary clothing without falling prey to foofy, fussy design. Continue reading “Poor Michelle, Suffering from Kid-in-a-Candy-Store-itis”