happy birthday herm!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTOPHER STEEG! (real name…i call him herm, short for hermano, brother in español) today is my brother’s 28th birthday! i am so blessed to call this man my brother. i don’t know how else to put it. he is by far the most cultured, intelligent, and classy person i know. a bona fide genius, and a humble one at that. i have to do the bragging, since he wont. i had to include some 90’s outfits for our entertainment and his reminiscing.

happy birthday herm! i wish you the best year of your life and a billion more to come. i love you soooo much and i’m happy to be living close to you for the first time since 2002. nothing compares to our coffee bean/ starbucks dates, my condescending attitude, and your capricious one. wouldn’t choose another person to have shared my childhood and life with. I LOVE YOU!

ps. i want to be an aunt. SOON.

xxoo

charleneileen.

awkwardness.

 

shading?
Borders 😦
yummmmm.

 

ok, so everyone has those days of randomness and awkwardness. today was mine. first of all, at barnes & noble, i realized that i need to stop wearing flats. ladies & gents, look at the various tan lines. NO, my feet are not dirty. -.- second order of business, it is definitely the end of an era. borders everywhere are closing. i want to cry. if you haven’t bought a book in the past year, this is your fault!!! last but not least, on my way home, i drove past trader joes, u-turned, and went back to get this…do not judge. perfectly wholesome & delicious. goodnight.

xxoo

charleneileen

i love man repelling.

 

THE man repeller.

i love this woman!!!!! she is the epitome of cool. i can honestly say i enjoy reading her blog (www.manrepeller.com) above all overs. her crude humor, i’m shy to say, is very similar to my own and her idea of dressing to look cool, not attract men, is definitely my staple. luckily, i have a cute boyfriend who has learned to love my leopard flats and my head-wraps, or at least pretend to do so. after all, he can’t complain because he knew what he was getting in to. he met me wearing an Alexander McQueen scarf as a turban in 2006.  man repeller, do your thang girl!

xxoo

charleneileen

don’t lucite of things. get it?

 

tea party anyone?

two words...gold corners.

bronze seat covers, bronze-esque lamps. genius.

lucite & mirror.

Happy Tuesday! i hope you guys had a wonderful weekend. no, i didn’t take an extended one, i just had one of the busiest mondays ever. anyway, how wonderful is lucite?? i love love love it! a dear friend of mine bought a lucite chair for her daughter about 1.5 years ago and that is where my love affair began. Above is a clear representation that lucite can be used a million different ways and there is no way to really mess it up. i guess there was more to learn from the 60’s, besides peace signs and hemp.

p.s. there will be some technical changes coming soon. i will keep you posted.

xxoo

charleneileen

mosaics

 

mosaic from the vatican collection

i love mosaics. i inherited this from my mother. my father always says my mother would turn our house into a church, if she could, from all the mosaics and artwork she has collected in her 51 years. this piece really stood out to me. i don’t know whether it’s the sharpness in the edges of the color variances or simply the metallic hair, i just like it. i adore all the geometric shapes in this mosaic. i feel the artist really portrayed something by only making the Blessed Mother’s hair, shoulder, and hand soft, and everything else sharp. such thoughtfulness.

xxoo

charleneileen

bliss.

 

i'm speechless.

one word...chandelier

 

everything from the marble, to the 19th century chandelier, to the pink towels is perfection. the combination of gold and silver pleases my taste entirely. i would definitely like to be the madame to this bathroom. complete and utter bliss.

xxoo

charleneileen

girl crush. pt. 1

 

alexa chung

 

same sweater, different colors, completely different looks. nobody can deny that alexa chung has immaculate style. the ease that she puts into every stride is breathtaking. true swag. ladies and gents, this is why i have a girl crush on alexa chung

xxoo

charleneileen