Wednesday, July 28, 2010

juicy (or: 8 days later)

it's been quite a week. and by that i mean i have been so busy i can barely remember it. i have been working on a big project that involves making lots and lots of french macarons, which today i assembled and boxed up.

other than that it has been work, work, work. the bakery where i work has been getting lots of tv time lately (we've been featured on a few food network shows) which is fun and exciting but when it comes down to it just means a lot more orders and, thus, much more work. we recently won best cupcakes in the city - again, flattering and awesome, but oh, my aching feet.

other week highlights:

* going for a run and nearly killing a chihuahua when i ran right into his leash and dragged him a couple feet (I KNOW. thankfully i was running so i apologized profusely and then ran away.) (he was fine. but pissed.)

* eating top ramen for dinner twice this week (and it's only wednesday)

* watching and re-watching the season premiere of mad men (!!!)

* a lengthy email chain with my sisters about the bachelorette (a guilty pleasure for all of us)

so. . . it's been a slow week. except! a week ago yesterday i got to feel like a movie star. i was invited to an event at juicy couture, for erin fetherston, who has a line coming out for them; i turned it down, partially because it was a tuesday and i have to work super, painful early wednesday mornings, and partly because i honestly thought. . . juicy couture? probably not my thing. but the (sweet, wonderful) woman who invited me hinted that i should probably try to find a way to go, and i trust her, so i went.

i have to admit, when i attend events i often feel just crazy awkward. i mean - i am surrounded by fabulous, chatty fashion bloggers, many of whom do it full time, or at least work in fashion in one way or another. then there's me - i wear jeans, a t-shirt, and some beat up asics about 90% of the time for work, so i kind of go into "i am not worthy" mode and get really quiet and weird. this event was a total blast. i met up with the sweet, stylin' christine of mystylepill beforehand and we headed over together. we walked in the door and were greeted by a girl in this fabulous jumpsuit - a weakness of mine - and when we complimented her on it, she said, "oh, it's juicy!" a good sign of things to come. we drank down some champagne taittinger prestige rosé (yum) and took our seats for dinner to find place cards with a complimentary sony bloggie (which i of course left with christine and have yet to get to play around with.) we were served an amazing three course meal (asparagus and frisee salad, arctic char with cauliflower, and a chocolate something - i remember the food, of course, but forget the dessert!) and chatted with the people around us (across the table from me was the new york editor of refinery 29. i tell you, it was absolutely surreal.) we were then whisked away to the juicy store, which opened up just for us, and told we were allowed to pick two things - whatever we wanted. WELL. consider me a convert. i found these shorts AND the bag, both of which i absolutely adore. i dressed them up with a little madmen inspiration - joan's outfit from the premiere was just divine.

shorts: juicy
top: church & state
bag: juicy
shoes: seychelles

inspired by:

(sorry for the crap quality - all i could find was a screen grab.)

i've always thought that since i was a, ahem, larger chested girl, i shouldn't wear high necked things - they make me feel bigger than i already am. well, christine hendricks has proved me wrong on that front, and i'll never wear this blouse the same way again. may i someday wear my (much less extreme and hot) curves with as much grace as she does.

okay. i have another event tomorrow night and then i am going to attempt a master cleanse. has anyone attempted this before? i'm going to maine with the man of my dreams (aka my fiancé) a week from tomorrow and i cannot. wait.

all right! until next time -

xo audrey


  1. this is the best dress Joan has worn yet.

    Can't wait to see what's in store for Joan this season...

  2. I LOVE Juicy Couture ! I just bought some Juicy Shoes !
    I LOVE the bag. Good Choice : )

  3. Juicy to me was always "velour" and
    "pleather" and "metallic"...but holy kapow!

    This has made me a convert. Now if only my budget would allow me to make the change fully...

    Also, love the Mad Men inspiration. Can't go wrong going with something from Joan!

  4. I think you pull of the high neck blouse very well, actually. It seems perfectly complimentary and the ruffles further balance everything out.

    I did the Master Cleanse at the beginning of the year. I've heard some people say that they had no energy, that it wrecked their stomach in hours, etc etc. I didn't notice anything though. I only did it for about 5 days, before realizing that going on a business trip was going to ruin my attempt at 2 weeks, but I think it'd be easily attainable. Overall, it's just pretty boring. Especially if you're a food nut, which it seems as though you are. Best of luck though! Food will never taste as good as it does that first bite after the diet.

    La Fille Atomique

  5. The Juicy event sounds wonderful (they have totally stepped up their image in the last few years), and the pieces you picked up are awesome -- I love the whole outfit really! And I loved Joan's magnificent dress as well, I'm glad to see a look inspired by it :)